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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 31 70 83
Rank change year-on-year +39 +13  
Permanent jobs citing QA 64 25 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 7.44% 2.40% 1.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.25% 23.15% 12.16%
Number of salaries quoted 58 24 13
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Milton Keynes
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 159 108 148
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 18.49% 10.35% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 125 81 99
Median salary £38,500 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Milton Keynes

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for QA.

1 53 (60.92%) SQL
2 46 (52.87%) Selenium
3 37 (42.53%) Java
4 33 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (36.78%) Regression Testing
6 31 (35.63%) WebDriver
7 30 (34.48%) Finance
8 28 (32.18%) QA Automation
9 22 (25.29%) Degree
9 22 (25.29%) JIRA
10 21 (24.14%) Test Scripting
11 20 (22.99%) Automation Testing
12 19 (21.84%) Software Testing
13 18 (20.69%) Automated Testing
14 16 (18.39%) Performance Testing
15 14 (16.09%) PL/SQL
15 14 (16.09%) XML
15 14 (16.09%) BDD
16 12 (13.79%) JavaScript
16 12 (13.79%) .NET
16 12 (13.79%) Web Testing
16 12 (13.79%) TDD
17 11 (12.64%) ISTQB
17 11 (12.64%) Integration Testing
17 11 (12.64%) Scrum
17 11 (12.64%) ISEB
17 11 (12.64%) SDET
17 11 (12.64%) API Testing
18 10 (11.49%) C#
18 10 (11.49%) Ruby

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Top Related 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 (2.30%) WordPress
2 1 (1.15%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) Base SAS
2 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (52.87%) Selenium
2 31 (35.63%) WebDriver
3 22 (25.29%) JIRA
4 9 (10.34%) IntelliJ
4 9 (10.34%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 5 (5.75%) Ant
7 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.30%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.15%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.15%) JMeter
9 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (34.48%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Front Office
4 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (28.74%) Analyst
1 25 (28.74%) QA Engineer
2 22 (25.29%) Java Engineer
2 22 (25.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 21 (24.14%) Automation Engineer
4 16 (18.39%) Test Analyst
5 14 (16.09%) Test Engineer
6 10 (11.49%) QA Analyst
6 10 (11.49%) Tester
7 9 (10.34%) Developer
8 8 (9.20%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (8.05%) .NET Developer
9 7 (8.05%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (8.05%) C# Developer
9 7 (8.05%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (8.05%) QA Tester
9 7 (8.05%) Software Analyst
10 6 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (6.90%) Lead Test Analyst
10 6 (6.90%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.09%) XML
2 12 (13.79%) .NET
3 7 (8.05%) CSS
3 7 (8.05%) HTML
4 5 (5.75%) jQuery
5 3 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (3.45%) React
6 1 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.15%) Pyramid
6 1 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Computer Science
1 9 (10.34%) iPad
2 6 (6.90%) iPhone
3 5 (5.75%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.15%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.15%) Fintech
4 1 (1.15%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Unix
2 7 (8.05%) Windows
3 6 (6.90%) Android
3 6 (6.90%) Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (36.78%) Regression Testing
3 28 (32.18%) QA Automation
4 21 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 20 (22.99%) Automation Testing
6 19 (21.84%) Software Testing
7 18 (20.69%) Automated Testing
8 16 (18.39%) Performance Testing
9 14 (16.09%) BDD
10 12 (13.79%) TDD
10 12 (13.79%) Web Testing
11 11 (12.64%) API Testing
11 11 (12.64%) Integration Testing
11 11 (12.64%) Scrum
12 9 (10.34%) Functional Testing
12 9 (10.34%) Manual Testing
12 9 (10.34%) Test Strategy
13 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
13 8 (9.20%) Test Automation
13 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (60.92%) SQL
2 37 (42.53%) Java
3 14 (16.09%) PL/SQL
4 12 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 10 (11.49%) C#
5 10 (11.49%) Ruby
6 8 (9.20%) Python
7 5 (5.75%) Perl
8 2 (2.30%) C++
8 2 (2.30%) PHP
9 1 (1.15%) R
9 1 (1.15%) VB
9 1 (1.15%) VBA
9 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (25.29%) Degree
2 11 (12.64%) ISEB
2 11 (12.64%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) SDET
2 1 (1.15%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.75%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle
2 2 (2.30%) SAP
3 1 (1.15%) Dynatrace
3 1 (1.15%) New Relic
3 1 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.15%) Sencha
3 1 (1.15%) Splunk
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Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + health + pension + 25 days
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 9 days ago
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