Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 113 141
Rank change year-on-year 0 +28 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 21 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.84% 1.27% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.29% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10 21 24
Milton Keynes median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% -6.88%
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,250 £24,100
90th Percentile £55,250 £43,750 £44,475
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -2.99%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Milton Keynes
Permanent vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1597 1627 2596
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 98.19% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1210 1425 2170
Milton Keynes median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,750 £60,000
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 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 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) JIRA
5 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
5 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 5 (35.71%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) C#
6 4 (28.57%) JMeter
6 4 (28.57%) Java
6 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (28.57%) ISEB
6 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 4 (28.57%) QA
7 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (21.43%) BDD
7 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
7 3 (21.43%) Test Management
7 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 3 (21.43%) JUnit
7 3 (21.43%) HP
7 3 (21.43%) Python
7 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
7 3 (21.43%) SDLC
8 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (14.29%) Bitbucket
8 2 (14.29%) Jenkins

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) JIRA
3 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
4 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (28.57%) JMeter
5 3 (21.43%) JUnit
5 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (14.29%) Bitbucket
6 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
7 1 (7.14%) Protractor
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (7.14%) iPad
1 1 (7.14%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) User Stories
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) MVC
6 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 4 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CREST Certified
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) OSCP
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft