The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 177 207 208
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +1
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 49 16 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.83% 0.28% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 49 16 19
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,250 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -2.59%
Automation Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4580 4289 4291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 77.61% 76.33% 76.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3055 3225 3525
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Berkshire region.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Berkshire

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Automation Testing
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +24 37 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Maidenhead - 5 £37,500 -
Slough -2 1 £43,000 -14.00%
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing.

1 52 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.84%) XML
2 42 (48.84%) HP Quality Center
3 39 (45.35%) Manual Testing
3 39 (45.35%) Finance
4 38 (44.19%) QuickTest Pro
5 36 (41.86%) VBScript
6 31 (36.05%) SC Cleared
6 31 (36.05%) Security Cleared
7 27 (31.40%) SQL
8 24 (27.91%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (27.91%) System Testing
8 24 (27.91%) Web Testing
8 24 (27.91%) XPath
9 23 (26.74%) Selenium
9 23 (26.74%) Test Automation
10 18 (20.93%) Integration Testing
10 18 (20.93%) ISEB
11 17 (19.77%) QA
12 14 (16.28%) ISTQB
13 12 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (12.79%) Scrum
14 11 (12.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (9.30%) Test Scripting
16 7 (8.14%) Automated Testing
17 6 (6.98%) IBM
17 6 (6.98%) HP
17 6 (6.98%) PHP
17 6 (6.98%) C#
17 6 (6.98%) Test Management

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (27.91%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.81%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (44.19%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (26.74%) Selenium
3 5 (5.81%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.16%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.16%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
General
1 39 (45.35%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Banking
2 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (69.77%) Analyst
2 58 (67.44%) Test Analyst
3 47 (54.65%) Senior Analyst
3 47 (54.65%) Senior Test Analyst
4 27 (31.40%) Tester
5 15 (17.44%) Automation Tester
5 15 (17.44%) Test Engineer
6 12 (13.95%) Senior Tester
6 12 (13.95%) Senior Automation Tester
7 11 (12.79%) Senior Test Engineer
8 10 (11.63%) Consultant
9 9 (10.47%) Test Consultant
10 4 (4.65%) QA Tester
11 1 (1.16%) Automation Engineer
11 1 (1.16%) Automated Tester
11 1 (1.16%) Selenium Tester
11 1 (1.16%) DevOps Manager
11 1 (1.16%) QA Manager
11 1 (1.16%) Graduate
11 1 (1.16%) Principle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (48.84%) XML
2 5 (5.81%) LAMP
3 4 (4.65%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.33%) .NET
5 1 (1.16%) J2EE
5 1 (1.16%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.16%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.65%) Linux
2 3 (3.49%) Windows
3 1 (1.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (45.35%) Manual Testing
3 24 (27.91%) System Testing
3 24 (27.91%) Web Testing
4 23 (26.74%) Test Automation
5 18 (20.93%) Integration Testing
6 12 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (12.79%) Scrum
8 8 (9.30%) Test Scripting
9 7 (8.14%) Automated Testing
10 6 (6.98%) Usability Testing
10 6 (6.98%) Test Management
11 5 (5.81%) BDD
12 2 (2.33%) Test Strategy
12 2 (2.33%) Software Testing
12 2 (2.33%) CRM
12 2 (2.33%) Regression Testing
13 1 (1.16%) Workflow
13 1 (1.16%) ERP
13 1 (1.16%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.86%) VBScript
2 27 (31.40%) SQL
3 24 (27.91%) XPath
4 6 (6.98%) PHP
4 6 (6.98%) C#
5 2 (2.33%) Java
5 2 (2.33%) Python
5 2 (2.33%) Ruby
6 1 (1.16%) PowerHouse
6 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.16%) Perl
6 1 (1.16%) C++
6 1 (1.16%) C
6 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (36.05%) SC Cleared
1 31 (36.05%) Security Cleared
2 18 (20.93%) ISEB
3 14 (16.28%) ISTQB
4 11 (12.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 42 (48.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.33%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (6.98%) IBM
1 6 (6.98%) HP
2 1 (1.16%) VMware
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: £50000.00 - £69000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago