Period
to 18 January 2018

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

Automated Testing
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 42 61
Rank change year-on-year -18 +19 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 67 96 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 4.35% 5.95% 4.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 6.68% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 41 102 104
Milton Keynes median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% +13.64% -15.38%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,550 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £55,000
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% +13.64% -15.38%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,375 1,437 2,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 89.34% 89.09% 87.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,024 1,265 1,758
Milton Keynes median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £59,650
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 46 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) Selenium
2 29 (43.28%) SQL
3 28 (41.79%) Finance
4 27 (40.30%) JIRA
5 26 (38.81%) Java
6 25 (37.31%) ISTQB
7 21 (31.34%) QA
8 20 (29.85%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (26.87%) ISEB
10 17 (25.37%) XML
10 17 (25.37%) Test Management
10 17 (25.37%) BDD
11 15 (22.39%) Cucumber
11 15 (22.39%) XML Messaging
11 15 (22.39%) HTML
12 14 (20.90%) Automotive
12 14 (20.90%) Time Management
12 14 (20.90%) WebDriver
12 14 (20.90%) Jenkins
13 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
13 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
13 13 (19.40%) TDD
14 12 (17.91%) Scrum
14 12 (17.91%) Test Strategy
15 11 (16.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 11 (16.42%) E-Commerce
16 10 (14.93%) .NET
16 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (14.93%) Manual Testing

Test Automation
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 5 (7.46%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) npm
1 4 (5.97%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.97%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) Big Data
5 1 (1.49%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (43.28%) Selenium
2 27 (40.30%) JIRA
3 15 (22.39%) Cucumber
4 14 (20.90%) Jenkins
4 14 (20.90%) WebDriver
5 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
6 9 (13.43%) Protractor
7 8 (11.94%) SoapUI
8 5 (7.46%) Mocha
9 4 (5.97%) GitLab
9 4 (5.97%) HP UFT
9 4 (5.97%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (5.97%) LoadRunner
9 4 (5.97%) Maven
9 4 (5.97%) Subversion
10 3 (4.48%) LabVIEW
11 2 (2.99%) JMeter
11 2 (2.99%) JUnit
12 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
12 1 (1.49%) WinRunner
General
1 28 (41.79%) Finance
2 14 (20.90%) Automotive
3 5 (7.46%) Banking
4 4 (5.97%) Electronics
5 3 (4.48%) Aerospace
5 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Back Office
7 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) Analyst
2 13 (19.40%) Test Analyst
3 11 (16.42%) Tester
4 9 (13.43%) Test Manager
5 7 (10.45%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Testing Manager
6 6 (8.96%) Java Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Test Leader
7 5 (7.46%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Automation Test Lead
7 5 (7.46%) QA Leader
7 5 (7.46%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Automation Tester
8 4 (5.97%) QA Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Technical Tester
8 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.37%) XML
2 15 (22.39%) HTML
2 15 (22.39%) XML Messaging
3 10 (14.93%) .NET
4 9 (13.43%) AngularJS
5 5 (7.46%) Node.js
6 4 (5.97%) Chai
6 4 (5.97%) RESTful
7 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.49%) Kafka
7 1 (1.49%) REST
7 1 (1.49%) SOAP
7 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.96%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.97%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.99%) PDA
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Android
2 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.37%) BDD
2 17 (25.37%) Test Management
3 14 (20.90%) Time Management
4 13 (19.40%) TDD
4 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
5 12 (17.91%) Scrum
5 12 (17.91%) Test Strategy
6 11 (16.42%) E-Commerce
7 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (14.93%) Functional Testing
7 10 (14.93%) Manual Testing
7 10 (14.93%) SDLC
7 10 (14.93%) User Stories
8 9 (13.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Kanban
10 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
10 7 (10.45%) Line Management
10 7 (10.45%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.28%) SQL
2 26 (38.81%) Java
3 4 (5.97%) C
3 4 (5.97%) C#
3 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.48%) Ruby
5 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.99%) Python
6 1 (1.49%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.49%) Go
6 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) ISTQB
2 18 (26.87%) ISEB
3 11 (16.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (13.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.48%) HNC
5 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) Degree
6 1 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.49%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (31.34%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) White Clarke
2 6 (8.96%) Oracle
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.97%) IBM
5 3 (4.48%) Altera
6 2 (2.99%) HP
7 1 (1.49%) hybris
7 1 (1.49%) SAP