The median annual salary for a Tester was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 68 79 89
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 22 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.59% 1.08% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.68% 1.13% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 22 10 9
Median salary £38,000 £32,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.92% +1.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £31,400 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £38,500 £39,100
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 821 972 1118
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.47% 95.48% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 664 771 853
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Milton Keynes

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 32 (76.19%) Test Automation
2 28 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 26 (61.90%) Software Testing
4 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (50.00%) Degree
6 19 (45.24%) Manual Testing
7 18 (42.86%) Automation Testing
8 15 (35.71%) Ranorex
8 15 (35.71%) Virtual Team
9 13 (30.95%) Selenium
9 13 (30.95%) ISEB
10 12 (28.57%) SQL
11 11 (26.19%) Java
12 10 (23.81%) Performance Testing
12 10 (23.81%) QA
12 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
13 8 (19.05%) BDD
13 8 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
14 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
15 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
15 6 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
15 6 (14.29%) JMeter
15 6 (14.29%) Finance
16 5 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
16 5 (11.90%) Regression Testing
17 4 (9.52%) XML
17 4 (9.52%) J2EE
17 4 (9.52%) Windows
17 4 (9.52%) Eclipse

Tester Skill Set
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:

Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Ranorex
2 13 (30.95%) Selenium
3 6 (14.29%) JMeter
3 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.52%) Calabash
4 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 4 (9.52%) IntelliJ
4 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 4 (9.52%) Protractor
4 4 (9.52%) VisualVM
5 3 (7.14%) JBehave
5 3 (7.14%) JIRA
5 3 (7.14%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Automotive
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Apache Cordova
1 4 (9.52%) J2EE
1 4 (9.52%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 3 (7.14%) XML Messaging
3 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.38%) Behat
4 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Virtual Team
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) iPad
3 3 (7.14%) iPhone
4 1 (2.38%) Fintech
4 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Android
3 2 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Test Automation
2 28 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 26 (61.90%) Software Testing
4 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (45.24%) Manual Testing
6 18 (42.86%) Automation Testing
7 10 (23.81%) Performance Testing
8 8 (19.05%) BDD
9 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 6 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Regression Testing
12 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
12 3 (7.14%) Time Management
13 1 (2.38%) Continuous Delivery
13 1 (2.38%) Defect Management
13 1 (2.38%) Functional Testing
13 1 (2.38%) TDD
13 1 (2.38%) Test Management
13 1 (2.38%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 11 (26.19%) Java
3 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.52%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) Degree
2 13 (30.95%) ISEB
3 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
4 8 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) AppDynamics
1 4 (9.52%) IBM
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Sencha
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