Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 49 88
Rank change year-on-year -14 +39 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 54 90 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.68% 5.43% 2.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.84% 36.00% 22.34%
Number of salaries quoted 29 72 38
Milton Keynes median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,350
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.82% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,666 £34,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,000 £64,625 £62,500
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £44,000 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.64% +8.00% -

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 209 250 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 14.25% 15.10% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 135 160 154
Milton Keynes median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £26,450 £29,900 £21,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £62,500
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +15.71% -15.15%

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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 19 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) JavaScript
2 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 14 (25.93%) Time Management
3 13 (24.07%) C#
3 13 (24.07%) Project Management
4 12 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (20.37%) Test Automation
6 10 (18.52%) Selenium
6 10 (18.52%) ISO 9001
6 10 (18.52%) SQL
7 9 (16.67%) HTML
7 9 (16.67%) Java
7 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
7 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
8 8 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (14.81%) HTML5
8 8 (14.81%) CSS3
8 8 (14.81%) JIRA
8 8 (14.81%) CSS
8 8 (14.81%) Document Management
8 8 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (14.81%) Sony
8 8 (14.81%) Law
8 8 (14.81%) Information Security
9 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (12.96%) W3C
9 7 (12.96%) Cross-Browser Compatibility

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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 4 (7.41%) Confluence
2 3 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (9.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.56%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Internet
2 3 (5.56%) DNS
3 2 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (1.85%) CTI
4 1 (1.85%) LAN
4 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Redis
2 1 (1.85%) DB2
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Selenium
2 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 8 (14.81%) JIRA
4 5 (9.26%) Bitbucket
4 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.41%) Appium
5 4 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (7.41%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.85%) Calabash
8 1 (1.85%) Hudson
8 1 (1.85%) JMeter
8 1 (1.85%) MSI
8 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.85%) TestRail
8 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.85%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (14.81%) Law
2 6 (11.11%) Retail
3 4 (7.41%) Finance
4 3 (5.56%) Advertising
4 3 (5.56%) Marketing
4 3 (5.56%) Publishing
5 2 (3.70%) Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 8 (14.81%) QA Manager
2 8 (14.81%) Quality Manager
3 7 (12.96%) QA Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Tester
4 6 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 4 (7.41%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Software Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Project Officer
6 3 (5.56%) Project Support Officer
6 3 (5.56%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Software QA Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Support Officer
6 3 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) HTML
2 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
2 8 (14.81%) CSS
2 8 (14.81%) CSS3
2 8 (14.81%) HTML5
2 8 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (9.26%) LESS
3 5 (9.26%) React
3 5 (9.26%) Sass
4 4 (7.41%) Web Services
5 3 (5.56%) REST
5 3 (5.56%) SOAP
6 2 (3.70%) .NET
6 2 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (3.70%) Apache Camel
6 2 (3.70%) Middleware
6 2 (3.70%) Spring
7 1 (1.85%) LDAP
7 1 (1.85%) Node.js
7 1 (1.85%) Scrapy
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) W3C
2 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.85%) Fintech
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Android
2 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.41%) Mac OS X
4 3 (5.56%) Linux
4 3 (5.56%) VMS
5 1 (1.85%) Solaris
5 1 (1.85%) Unix
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) Time Management
3 13 (24.07%) Project Management
4 12 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (20.37%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (14.81%) Document Management
7 8 (14.81%) Information Security
8 7 (12.96%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 7 (12.96%) Software Delivery
9 6 (11.11%) Change Management
9 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.11%) SDLC
9 6 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 6 (11.11%) TDD
10 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
10 5 (9.26%) Project Planning
10 5 (9.26%) Scrum
10 5 (9.26%) SEO
10 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) JavaScript
2 13 (24.07%) C#
3 10 (18.52%) SQL
4 9 (16.67%) Java
5 5 (9.26%) ES6
5 5 (9.26%) PHP
6 4 (7.41%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.70%) Python
8 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.85%) C
8 1 (1.85%) C++
8 1 (1.85%) COBOL
8 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.26%) PMI Certification
2 5 (9.26%) PMP
3 4 (7.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) ISEB
4 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) ISO 9001
2 8 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (12.96%) PMO
4 2 (3.70%) COSHH
4 2 (3.70%) ISO 14001
4 2 (3.70%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Docker
2 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Sony
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.70%) Citrix
3 2 (3.70%) IBM
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) HP
4 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.85%) Unisys