The median annual salary for a Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 82 97
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.12% 0.70% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.72% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 13
Median salary £47,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £38,750 £38,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Milton Keynes
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 859 828 1481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.30% 96.06% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 647 687 1197
Median salary £43,463 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.72% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Milton Keynes

Tester
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Salary trend for Tester in Milton Keynes

Tester
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Milton Keynes

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 28 (84.85%) Test Automation
2 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (42.42%) ISEB
4 13 (39.39%) Selenium
5 12 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 12 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 12 (36.36%) BDD
6 11 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 11 (33.33%) Java
7 10 (30.30%) JMeter
8 9 (27.27%) Degree
9 8 (24.24%) JIRA
9 8 (24.24%) SQL
10 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
11 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
11 6 (18.18%) Ranorex
11 6 (18.18%) Virtual Team
11 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
11 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
12 5 (15.15%) Test Management
12 5 (15.15%) QA
12 5 (15.15%) Ruby
12 5 (15.15%) TDD
12 5 (15.15%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (15.15%) XML
12 5 (15.15%) Finance
12 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
12 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
12 5 (15.15%) Apache Cordova
12 5 (15.15%) Calabash

Tester Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Selenium
2 10 (30.30%) JMeter
3 8 (24.24%) JIRA
4 6 (18.18%) Ranorex
4 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 5 (15.15%) Calabash
5 5 (15.15%) Cucumber
5 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
6 4 (12.12%) JUnit
6 4 (12.12%) Protractor
6 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (9.09%) IntelliJ
8 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
8 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
8 2 (6.06%) JBehave
8 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
8 2 (6.06%) VisualVM
9 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Apache Cordova
1 5 (15.15%) XML
2 4 (12.12%) HTML
3 3 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.06%) J2EE
4 2 (6.06%) XML Messaging
5 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.03%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Virtual Team
2 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
3 4 (12.12%) iPad
4 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.09%) iPhone
5 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (3.03%) Fintech
5 1 (3.03%) SCADA
5 1 (3.03%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Android
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Test Automation
2 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (36.36%) BDD
3 12 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 12 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 5 (15.15%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
5 5 (15.15%) Test Management
6 4 (12.12%) Process Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) Time Management
9 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.03%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
9 1 (3.03%) Security Testing
9 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) Java
2 8 (24.24%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.15%) Ruby
5 4 (12.12%) C#
5 4 (12.12%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) C++
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) ISEB
2 11 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 9 (27.27%) Degree
4 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.03%) CREST Certified
6 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.03%) OSCP
6 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) AppDynamics
2 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Sencha
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Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday