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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 171 182 210
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +28
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 36 33 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.73% 0.60% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.78% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 35 33 9
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -30.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £62,800
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +7.35%
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
4028 4219 3893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.28% 76.57% 73.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2923 2975 3023
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 -19 11 £30,750 -15.75% 1
Wokingham +4 7 £45,000 -5.26%
Newbury +9 6 £51,250 +20.58%
Maidenhead +5 2 £50,000 +42.85%
Hungerford - 1 £44,000 -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 73 (73.74%) QA
2 70 (70.71%) Selenium
3 56 (56.57%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (47.47%) C#
5 45 (45.45%) .NET
6 43 (43.43%) Software Testing
7 31 (31.31%) Web Services
8 30 (30.30%) WebDriver
9 29 (29.29%) ISTQB
10 27 (27.27%) Finance
11 24 (24.24%) Scrum
11 24 (24.24%) Degree
11 24 (24.24%) Test Automation
11 24 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (22.22%) SQL
13 19 (19.19%) Microsoft
13 19 (19.19%) QuickTest Pro
13 19 (19.19%) SQL Server
13 19 (19.19%) Test Scripting
14 18 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (17.17%) Java
15 17 (17.17%) Windows
15 17 (17.17%) ISEB
16 16 (16.16%) BDD
16 16 (16.16%) REST
16 16 (16.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (15.15%) SoapUI
17 15 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
17 15 (15.15%) Telecoms
17 15 (15.15%) SOA

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 6 (6.06%) Confluence
2 4 (4.04%) Drupal
3 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.01%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.01%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.05%) MS Project
3 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.02%) MS Office
3 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.06%) MySQL
2 6 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 70 (70.71%) Selenium
2 30 (30.30%) WebDriver
3 19 (19.19%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (15.15%) SoapUI
5 14 (14.14%) SpecFlow
6 10 (10.10%) JIRA
7 6 (6.06%) Zephyr
8 4 (4.04%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.03%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.02%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (2.02%) Ant
10 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.01%) Hudson
11 1 (1.01%) Mocha
11 1 (1.01%) RSpec
11 1 (1.01%) JBehave
11 1 (1.01%) TestNG
11 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 27 (27.27%) Finance
2 15 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.06%) Banking
4 3 (3.03%) Marketing
5 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.02%) Electronics
6 1 (1.01%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 50 (50.51%) QA Engineer
2 31 (31.31%) Analyst
3 29 (29.29%) Tester
4 22 (22.22%) Senior QA Engineer
5 21 (21.21%) Test Analyst
6 18 (18.18%) Automation Tester
7 16 (16.16%) Test Engineer
8 15 (15.15%) QA Analyst
9 12 (12.12%) QA Test Analyst
10 11 (11.11%) Graduate
11 10 (10.10%) Software Engineer
12 9 (9.09%) QA Tester
13 7 (7.07%) Graduate Software Tester
13 7 (7.07%) Junior Software Tester
13 7 (7.07%) Junior Test Engineer
13 7 (7.07%) Junior
13 7 (7.07%) Test Manager
13 7 (7.07%) Quality Engineer
13 7 (7.07%) Junior Tester
13 7 (7.07%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (45.45%) .NET
2 31 (31.31%) Web Services
3 16 (16.16%) REST
4 9 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 9 (9.09%) HTML
5 8 (8.08%) XML
5 8 (8.08%) jQuery
6 7 (7.07%) CSS
7 5 (5.05%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.04%) LAMP
8 4 (4.04%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.04%) WCF
9 2 (2.02%) JSON
9 2 (2.02%) SOAP
9 2 (2.02%) WPF
9 2 (2.02%) HTML5
10 1 (1.01%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (14.14%) Computer Science
3 12 (12.12%) User Experience
4 10 (10.10%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.04%) Social Media
6 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.02%) DTV
8 1 (1.01%) iPhone
8 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.01%) AS400
8 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.01%) Physics
8 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.17%) Windows
2 5 (5.05%) Linux
3 2 (2.02%) Android
3 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.01%) UNIX
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (56.57%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (43.43%) Software Testing
3 24 (24.24%) Scrum
3 24 (24.24%) Test Automation
4 19 (19.19%) Test Scripting
5 18 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (16.16%) BDD
7 15 (15.15%) SOA
8 14 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 10 (10.10%) TDD
10 10 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (10.10%) System Testing
11 8 (8.08%) Test Management
12 7 (7.07%) Manual Testing
12 7 (7.07%) Waterfall
12 7 (7.07%) Test Planning
12 7 (7.07%) Software Engineering
13 6 (6.06%) Test Strategy
13 6 (6.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 47 (47.47%) C#
2 22 (22.22%) SQL
3 17 (17.17%) Java
4 12 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.06%) PHP
6 4 (4.04%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.03%) VBScript
8 2 (2.02%) Python
9 1 (1.01%) RPG IV
9 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.01%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (1.01%) Groovy
9 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.01%) RPG
9 1 (1.01%) VB
9 1 (1.01%) Perl
9 1 (1.01%) Jython
9 1 (1.01%) XPath
9 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (29.29%) ISTQB
2 24 (24.24%) Degree
3 17 (17.17%) ISEB
4 16 (16.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.03%) APMP
6 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (73.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (19.19%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.12%) HP
3 9 (9.09%) Oracle
4 3 (3.03%) IBM
4 3 (3.03%) Capita
5 2 (2.02%) Telerik
5 2 (2.02%) SAP
6 1 (1.01%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.01%) VMware
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