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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 175 216 212
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -4
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 45 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.45% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 44 21 16
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -21.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,300 £32,500 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
4663 4646 4138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.89% 77.74% 77.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3126 3490 3331
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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
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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 +8 28 £41,500 -2.35% 2
Maidenhead -5 8 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Newbury - 3 £19,000 -
Hungerford -5 1 - -
Slough -6 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 53 (60.23%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (46.59%) Manual Testing
3 35 (39.77%) Selenium
3 35 (39.77%) XML
4 34 (38.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 34 (38.64%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (37.50%) Finance
6 30 (34.09%) VBScript
7 29 (32.95%) SQL
7 29 (32.95%) SC Cleared
7 29 (32.95%) Security Cleared
8 25 (28.41%) ISEB
9 24 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
9 24 (27.27%) Web Testing
9 24 (27.27%) XPath
10 21 (23.86%) ISTQB
11 20 (22.73%) Test Automation
12 17 (19.32%) System Testing
13 13 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (13.64%) QA
15 11 (12.50%) Integration Testing
16 10 (11.36%) BDD
17 9 (10.23%) LAMP
17 9 (10.23%) PHP
17 9 (10.23%) Drupal
18 8 (9.09%) Gherkin
18 8 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 7 (7.95%) Test Scripting
20 6 (6.82%) C#
20 6 (6.82%) Scrum

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (10.23%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (39.77%) Selenium
2 34 (38.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (5.68%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (1.14%) Sahi
5 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.14%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.14%) Subversion
5 1 (1.14%) TestComplete
General
1 33 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) Banking
2 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (70.45%) Analyst
2 57 (64.77%) Test Analyst
3 42 (47.73%) Senior Analyst
3 42 (47.73%) Senior Test Analyst
4 31 (35.23%) Tester
5 16 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 16 (18.18%) Automation Tester
6 12 (13.64%) Senior Automation Tester
6 12 (13.64%) Senior Tester
7 10 (11.36%) Consultant
7 10 (11.36%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (10.23%) Test Consultant
9 6 (6.82%) Junior
9 6 (6.82%) QA Tester
9 6 (6.82%) Automated Tester
10 3 (3.41%) Graduate
10 3 (3.41%) QA Engineer
10 3 (3.41%) Software Tester
10 3 (3.41%) Junior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (39.77%) XML
2 9 (10.23%) LAMP
3 8 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.27%) HTML
4 2 (2.27%) CSS
4 2 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (1.14%) .NET
5 1 (1.14%) J2EE
5 1 (1.14%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Windows
1 4 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (60.23%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (46.59%) Manual Testing
3 24 (27.27%) Web Testing
4 20 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 17 (19.32%) System Testing
6 13 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 10 (11.36%) BDD
9 7 (7.95%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.82%) Scrum
10 6 (6.82%) Automated Testing
11 4 (4.55%) Usability Testing
11 4 (4.55%) Test Management
12 2 (2.27%) Software Testing
12 2 (2.27%) Waterfall
13 1 (1.14%) Test Strategy
13 1 (1.14%) Root Cause Analysis
13 1 (1.14%) Agile Testing
13 1 (1.14%) User Stories
13 1 (1.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.09%) VBScript
2 29 (32.95%) SQL
3 24 (27.27%) XPath
4 9 (10.23%) PHP
5 6 (6.82%) C#
6 2 (2.27%) Java
6 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.27%) Python
7 1 (1.14%) Ruby
7 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.14%) C
7 1 (1.14%) Perl
7 1 (1.14%) C++
7 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (32.95%) SC Cleared
1 29 (32.95%) Security Cleared
2 25 (28.41%) ISEB
3 21 (23.86%) ISTQB
4 8 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 34 (38.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4 (4.55%) IBM
1 4 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (1.14%) VMware
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle
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