Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 76 50
Rank change year-on-year +18 -26 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 79 59 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 4.73% 3.53% 4.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.22% 3.97% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 62 67 131
Milton Keynes median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% +7.69% -18.75%
10th Percentile £29,700 £29,700 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £52,500
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year - +22.14% -16.03%

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 1512 1486 2339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 90.54% 88.82% 87.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1121 1296 1933
Milton Keynes median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,850
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 57 (72.15%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (59.49%) Selenium
3 38 (48.10%) Java
4 30 (37.97%) BDD
5 27 (34.18%) QA
6 25 (31.65%) JIRA
7 23 (29.11%) ISTQB
7 23 (29.11%) Scrum
8 22 (27.85%) E-Commerce
8 22 (27.85%) ISEB
9 21 (26.58%) Finance
9 21 (26.58%) TDD
10 19 (24.05%) Cucumber
11 18 (22.78%) WebDriver
12 17 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (21.52%) SQL
13 16 (20.25%) Test Scripting
13 16 (20.25%) Jenkins
13 16 (20.25%) User Stories
14 13 (16.46%) SDLC
14 13 (16.46%) .NET
15 11 (13.92%) Git (software)
16 10 (12.66%) Kanban
16 10 (12.66%) Integration Testing
16 10 (12.66%) Test Management
16 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
16 10 (12.66%) QA Automation
16 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (11.39%) SOAP
17 9 (11.39%) Regression 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 4 (5.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) npm
1 4 (5.06%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) MongoDB
1 4 (5.06%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.27%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.27%) Big Data
4 1 (1.27%) Cloudera CDH
4 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) Impala
4 1 (1.27%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.27%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 47 (59.49%) Selenium
2 25 (31.65%) JIRA
3 19 (24.05%) Cucumber
4 18 (22.78%) WebDriver
5 16 (20.25%) Jenkins
6 11 (13.92%) Git (software)
7 7 (8.86%) HP UFT
7 7 (8.86%) JMeter
7 7 (8.86%) Protractor
8 6 (7.59%) TestNG
9 5 (6.33%) JUnit
9 5 (6.33%) LoadRunner
9 5 (6.33%) Mocha
9 5 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (5.06%) GitLab
10 4 (5.06%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (3.80%) Bitbucket
12 1 (1.27%) eCATT
12 1 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 21 (26.58%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Automotive
3 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Analyst
2 13 (16.46%) Java Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Tester
4 10 (12.66%) QA Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Test Analyst
4 10 (12.66%) Test Automation Manager
4 10 (12.66%) Test Manager
5 9 (11.39%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) Automation Tester
6 8 (10.13%) QA Automation Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) Test Leader
7 6 (7.59%) Automation Test Lead
7 6 (7.59%) E-Commerce Manager
7 6 (7.59%) QA Leader
7 6 (7.59%) Security Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Developer
8 5 (6.33%) JIRA Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) .NET
2 9 (11.39%) SOAP
3 7 (8.86%) Node.js
4 6 (7.59%) XML
5 5 (6.33%) AngularJS
5 5 (6.33%) Middleware
6 4 (5.06%) Chai
6 4 (5.06%) Gherkin
6 4 (5.06%) HTML
6 4 (5.06%) RESTful
7 3 (3.80%) Behat
8 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.53%) CSS
8 2 (2.53%) CSS3
8 2 (2.53%) Express
8 2 (2.53%) HTML5
9 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.27%) React
9 1 (1.27%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.86%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (6.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.53%) PDA
6 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.27%) iPad
6 1 (1.27%) Social Media
6 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (72.15%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) BDD
3 23 (29.11%) Scrum
4 22 (27.85%) E-Commerce
5 21 (26.58%) TDD
6 17 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (20.25%) Test Scripting
7 16 (20.25%) User Stories
8 13 (16.46%) SDLC
9 10 (12.66%) Integration Testing
9 10 (12.66%) Kanban
9 10 (12.66%) QA Automation
9 10 (12.66%) Test Management
10 9 (11.39%) Regression Testing
10 9 (11.39%) Software Testing
10 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (10.13%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (10.13%) Defect Management
11 8 (10.13%) Functional Testing
12 7 (8.86%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.10%) Java
2 17 (21.52%) SQL
3 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.13%) C#
5 5 (6.33%) Ruby
6 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.06%) Python
7 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (29.11%) ISTQB
2 22 (27.85%) ISEB
3 8 (10.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.53%) Degree
5 1 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.27%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (34.18%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (7.59%) HP
1 6 (7.59%) hybris
2 4 (5.06%) IBM
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.27%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) Talend