The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing 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
Software Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 54 80 94
Rank change year-on-year +26 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 34 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.95% 1.44% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 1.56% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 28 14 6
Median salary £37,250 £33,750 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.37% +3.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £29,300 £19,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £40,000 £48,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology 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 process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 780 960 1021
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 90.70% 92.04% 86.02%
Number of salaries quoted 628 757 779
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (46.03%) Automated Testing
2 27 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 27 (42.86%) SQL
3 23 (36.51%) Degree
3 23 (36.51%) Automation Testing
4 22 (34.92%) ISTQB
5 21 (33.33%) ISEB
6 20 (31.75%) Manual Testing
7 19 (30.16%) QA
8 17 (26.98%) Performance Testing
9 15 (23.81%) Ranorex
9 15 (23.81%) Virtual Team
10 14 (22.22%) Software Engineering
11 11 (17.46%) Test Scripting
12 10 (15.87%) Java
12 10 (15.87%) Windows
12 10 (15.87%) Test Strategy
13 9 (14.29%) Oracle
13 9 (14.29%) Selenium
14 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
14 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
14 8 (12.70%) Finance
15 7 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (11.11%) JMeter
15 7 (11.11%) XML
15 7 (11.11%) J2EE
16 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (9.52%) Penetration Testing

Software Testing
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 3 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.17%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) MongoDB
2 6 (9.52%) MySQL
2 6 (9.52%) Pentaho
2 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (9.52%) QlikView
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.35%) OLAP
3 4 (6.35%) OLTP
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Ranorex
2 9 (14.29%) Selenium
3 7 (11.11%) JMeter
4 6 (9.52%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (6.35%) Eclipse
5 4 (6.35%) Protractor
5 4 (6.35%) VisualVM
6 3 (4.76%) JBehave
6 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.76%) JIRA
6 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (41.27%) Tester
2 18 (28.57%) Analyst
3 16 (25.40%) Test Analyst
4 15 (23.81%) Automation Tester
5 8 (12.70%) Agile Tester
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Tester
7 6 (9.52%) Lead Test Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) QA Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Software Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Test Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Test Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Penetration Tester
10 3 (4.76%) Performance Tester
10 3 (4.76%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 3 (4.76%) Senior Performance Tester
10 3 (4.76%) Senior Technical Tester
10 3 (4.76%) Software Tester
10 3 (4.76%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) J2EE
1 7 (11.11%) XML
2 5 (7.94%) WCF
3 4 (6.35%) HTML
3 4 (6.35%) XML Messaging
4 3 (4.76%) Entity Framework
4 3 (4.76%) JMS
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (4.76%) REST
4 3 (4.76%) SOAP
4 3 (4.76%) Web Services
4 3 (4.76%) WSDL
4 3 (4.76%) XSD
4 3 (4.76%) XSLT
5 1 (1.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Virtual Team
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.52%) Smartcard
4 3 (4.76%) Clustering
4 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Linux
2 3 (4.76%) Unix
3 2 (3.17%) Android
3 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (46.03%) Automated Testing
2 27 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 23 (36.51%) Automation Testing
4 20 (31.75%) Manual Testing
5 17 (26.98%) Performance Testing
6 14 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 11 (17.46%) Test Scripting
8 10 (15.87%) Test Strategy
9 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (9.52%) Data Integration
9 6 (9.52%) Data Visualisation
9 6 (9.52%) ETL
9 6 (9.52%) Line Management
9 6 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (9.52%) User Stories
9 6 (9.52%) Visualisation
10 4 (6.35%) BDD
10 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (6.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) SQL
2 10 (15.87%) Java
3 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.76%) MATLAB
4 3 (4.76%) Perl
4 3 (4.76%) Python
4 3 (4.76%) XQuery
5 1 (1.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (36.51%) Degree
2 22 (34.92%) ISTQB
3 21 (33.33%) ISEB
4 7 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.52%) Cognos
3 6 (9.52%) Informatica
3 6 (9.52%) Jaspersoft
3 6 (9.52%) Talend
4 4 (6.35%) AppDynamics
4 4 (6.35%) IBM
5 3 (4.76%) ANSYS
6 1 (1.59%) Seapine