Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 56 91
Rank change year-on-year -28 +35 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 43 72 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.64% 4.22% 2.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.61% 25.17% 17.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26 64 31
Milton Keynes median annual salary £44,250 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.12% +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £28,827 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £58,438 £61,250 £62,500
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Milton Keynes
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 231 286 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 14.19% 16.74% 11.85%
Number of salaries quoted 148 184 149
Milton Keynes median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,850 £22,350
90th Percentile £57,650 £78,375 £77,500
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -11.76%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Milton Keynes

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Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Milton Keynes.

Salary trend for QA in Milton Keynes

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Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for QA.

1 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) JIRA
3 14 (32.56%) Time Management
4 12 (27.91%) Python
4 12 (27.91%) Mentoring
5 11 (25.58%) Test Planning
5 11 (25.58%) Defect Management
5 11 (25.58%) PowerShell
5 11 (25.58%) Bash Shell
6 10 (23.26%) Windows
6 10 (23.26%) Perl
6 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (23.26%) Project Management
6 10 (23.26%) ISEB
6 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
7 8 (18.60%) Java
7 8 (18.60%) TDD
7 8 (18.60%) Law
7 8 (18.60%) Selenium
7 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
8 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Finance
8 7 (16.28%) Scrum
8 7 (16.28%) SDLC
8 7 (16.28%) BDD
9 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
9 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
9 6 (13.95%) PMO
9 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.65%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (11.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) CTI
2 1 (2.33%) DNS
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) SpaceWire
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Redis
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) JIRA
2 8 (18.60%) Selenium
3 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
3 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
6 3 (6.98%) Bitbucket
6 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.98%) MSTest
6 3 (6.98%) NUnit
6 3 (6.98%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.65%) Appium
7 2 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.33%) LabVIEW
8 1 (2.33%) MSI
8 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.33%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (18.60%) Law
2 7 (16.28%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Legal
4 2 (4.65%) Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Tester
2 12 (27.91%) QA Tester
3 11 (25.58%) Software Tester
4 10 (23.26%) Software QA Tester
5 6 (13.95%) Project Manager
6 5 (11.63%) Automation Tester
6 5 (11.63%) Trainee
6 5 (11.63%) Trainee Software Tester
6 5 (11.63%) Trainee Tester
7 4 (9.30%) QA Manager
7 4 (9.30%) Quality Manager
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Tester
7 4 (9.30%) Service Desk Manager
7 4 (9.30%) Service Manager
8 3 (6.98%) Senior Automation Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Java Automation Tester
9 2 (4.65%) QA Automation Tester
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) Behat
2 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.65%) REST
2 2 (4.65%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) Knex.js
3 1 (2.33%) LDAP
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
3 1 (2.33%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.33%) Scrapy
3 1 (2.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Fintech
3 1 (2.33%) FMCG
3 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.33%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.33%) State Machine
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.65%) Android
4 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.65%) Unix
5 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.33%) Solaris
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) Time Management
3 12 (27.91%) Mentoring
4 11 (25.58%) Defect Management
4 11 (25.58%) Test Planning
5 10 (23.26%) Project Management
5 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
6 8 (18.60%) TDD
7 7 (16.28%) BDD
7 7 (16.28%) Scrum
7 7 (16.28%) SDLC
7 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Change Management
8 6 (13.95%) ITIL
8 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.63%) Decision-Making
9 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
9 5 (11.63%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Python
2 11 (25.58%) Bash Shell
2 11 (25.58%) PowerShell
3 10 (23.26%) Perl
4 8 (18.60%) Java
5 4 (9.30%) C#
5 4 (9.30%) SQL
6 2 (4.65%) Apple Swift
6 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) C
7 1 (2.33%) C++
7 1 (2.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) ISEB
2 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) PMI Certification
4 5 (11.63%) PMP
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) PMO
2 5 (11.63%) ISO 9001
3 4 (9.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (9.30%) SLA
4 1 (2.33%) COSHH
4 1 (2.33%) ISO 14001
4 1 (2.33%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Firmware
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Sony
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Unisys