Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 46 96
Rank change year-on-year -36 +50 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 44 102 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.79% 6.09% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.21% 33.77% 21.62%
Number of salaries quoted 39 94 49
Milton Keynes median annual salary £34,658 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.58% -16.67% +30.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £57,000 £52,500 £53,750
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% - -9.64%

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 229 302 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 14.53% 18.04% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 145 227 161
Milton Keynes median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% -8.43% -1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,150 £61,250 £60,000
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -11.76%

QA
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 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 18 (40.91%) Mentoring
2 17 (38.64%) JIRA
3 15 (34.09%) Defect Management
4 14 (31.82%) PowerShell
4 14 (31.82%) Test Planning
4 14 (31.82%) Bash Shell
4 14 (31.82%) ISEB
4 14 (31.82%) Perl
4 14 (31.82%) Python
5 13 (29.55%) ISTQB
6 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (25.00%) Finance
8 9 (20.45%) Windows
8 9 (20.45%) SLA
8 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
9 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Time Management
10 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
10 7 (15.91%) Service Desk Management
10 7 (15.91%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (15.91%) ITIL
10 7 (15.91%) Law
10 7 (15.91%) Legal
10 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
11 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
12 5 (11.36%) TDD
12 5 (11.36%) BDD
12 5 (11.36%) Selenium

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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 1 (2.27%) CMS
1 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.27%) SpaceWire
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) JIRA
2 5 (11.36%) Selenium
3 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.82%) MSTest
3 3 (6.82%) NUnit
3 3 (6.82%) SpecFlow
3 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.82%) TeamCity
3 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.27%) LabVIEW
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Law
2 7 (15.91%) Legal
3 4 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (6.82%) Retail
5 1 (2.27%) Digital Economy
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Tester
2 14 (31.82%) QA Tester
2 14 (31.82%) Software QA Tester
2 14 (31.82%) Software Tester
3 7 (15.91%) Service Desk Manager
3 7 (15.91%) Service Manager
3 7 (15.91%) Trainee
3 7 (15.91%) Trainee Software Tester
3 7 (15.91%) Trainee Tester
4 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Automation Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Penetration Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Automation Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Quality Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Behat
1 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.27%) Knex.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) FMCG
4 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.27%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.27%) State Machine
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Mentoring
2 15 (34.09%) Defect Management
3 14 (31.82%) Test Planning
4 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
6 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 7 (15.91%) ITIL
7 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
7 7 (15.91%) Service Desk Management
7 7 (15.91%) Time Management
8 5 (11.36%) BDD
8 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (11.36%) TDD
9 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.09%) Scrum
10 3 (6.82%) Information Security
10 3 (6.82%) Programme Management
10 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) Bash Shell
1 14 (31.82%) Perl
1 14 (31.82%) PowerShell
1 14 (31.82%) Python
2 4 (9.09%) Java
2 4 (9.09%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) C
3 3 (6.82%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) ISEB
2 13 (29.55%) ISTQB
3 7 (15.91%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.82%) CREST Certified
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.27%) MCSA
6 1 (2.27%) MCT
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) SLA
2 3 (6.82%) PMO
3 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (4.55%) Remedy
2 2 (4.55%) Tableau