The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 182 171 141
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -30
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 41 54 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.70% 1.02% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.40% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 35 23 71
Average salary £45,000 £65,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.76% +85.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £34,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4393 3844 4443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 74.60% 72.56% 71.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3127 2882 3789
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Berkshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 24 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Slough 0 5 £32,500 -50.00%
Newbury -5 2 £35,500 -5.33% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £50,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 74 (71.15%) QA
2 53 (50.96%) Degree
3 49 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (39.42%) Selenium
5 36 (34.62%) Linux
6 33 (31.73%) Python
6 33 (31.73%) Perl
7 32 (30.77%) Java
8 31 (29.81%) ISEB
9 29 (27.88%) UNIX
9 29 (27.88%) Software Testing
10 27 (25.96%) C++
11 26 (25.00%) Computer Science
12 24 (23.08%) C#
12 24 (23.08%) Windows
13 23 (22.12%) .NET
14 22 (21.15%) Test Scripting
15 21 (20.19%) Stress Testing
15 21 (20.19%) Manual Testing
15 21 (20.19%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (20.19%) Finance
16 20 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
17 19 (18.27%) SQL
18 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
18 18 (17.31%) TCP/IP
18 18 (17.31%) Scrum
19 17 (16.35%) Disaster Recovery
19 17 (16.35%) Business Continuity
19 17 (16.35%) Document Management
19 17 (16.35%) Penetration Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.85%) CMS
1 4 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.96%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (0.96%) Drupal
2 1 (0.96%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.65%) SaaS
2 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.31%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.58%) NAS
3 4 (3.85%) HTTP
3 4 (3.85%) DNS
3 4 (3.85%) Internet
3 4 (3.85%) Firewall
4 3 (2.88%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.35%) Apache Cassandra
1 17 (16.35%) NoSQL
1 17 (16.35%) Riak
2 8 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.73%) MySQL
4 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.88%) Big Data
4 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (39.42%) Selenium
2 13 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 11 (10.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (10.58%) TestNG
3 11 (10.58%) WebDriver
4 9 (8.65%) JUnit
5 6 (5.77%) BitKeeper
5 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.77%) GNU Toolchain
6 5 (4.81%) JMeter
6 5 (4.81%) TestComplete
7 4 (3.85%) NUnit
8 3 (2.88%) JIRA
8 3 (2.88%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.88%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.96%) Hudson
9 1 (0.96%) WinRunner
9 1 (0.96%) TestDirector
General
1 21 (20.19%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.81%) Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Legal
4 3 (2.88%) Marketing
5 2 (1.92%) Automotive
6 1 (0.96%) Electronics
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (33.65%) Analyst
2 31 (29.81%) QA Engineer
3 28 (26.92%) Test Analyst
4 23 (22.12%) Tester
5 22 (21.15%) Test Engineer
6 19 (18.27%) QA Tester
7 13 (12.50%) Principal Engineer
8 12 (11.54%) QA Leader
8 12 (11.54%) Software Engineer
9 10 (9.62%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (9.62%) QA Analyst
10 8 (7.69%) Software Tester
10 8 (7.69%) Developer
11 7 (6.73%) Team Leader
11 7 (6.73%) Principal Software Engineer
11 7 (6.73%) Senior QA Analyst
11 7 (6.73%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (6.73%) Automation Analyst
12 6 (5.77%) QA Automation Engineer
12 6 (5.77%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.12%) .NET
2 10 (9.62%) XML
3 8 (7.69%) HTML
4 6 (5.77%) POSIX
5 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.85%) Web Services
6 4 (3.85%) Ajax
6 4 (3.85%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.88%) Java SE
7 3 (2.88%) JSON
7 3 (2.88%) Middleware
7 3 (2.88%) XSLT
7 3 (2.88%) Swing
7 3 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.96%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.96%) Ember.js
8 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.96%) CSS
8 1 (0.96%) JSP
8 1 (0.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 21 (20.19%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.77%) Open Source
4 4 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.92%) IPTV
5 2 (1.92%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.96%) iPad
6 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.62%) Linux
2 29 (27.88%) UNIX
3 24 (23.08%) Windows
4 6 (5.77%) Debian
5 3 (2.88%) AIX
6 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.96%) Android
6 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.96%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.88%) Software Testing
3 22 (21.15%) Test Scripting
4 21 (20.19%) Manual Testing
4 21 (20.19%) Stress Testing
5 18 (17.31%) Scrum
6 17 (16.35%) Business Continuity
6 17 (16.35%) Document Management
6 17 (16.35%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (16.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (16.35%) User Stories
7 15 (14.42%) Software Engineering
8 14 (13.46%) Automated Testing
9 12 (11.54%) Product Management
9 12 (11.54%) Automation Testing
10 11 (10.58%) System Testing
11 10 (9.62%) Data Management
12 9 (8.65%) Performance Testing
12 9 (8.65%) BDD
13 8 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.73%) Perl
1 33 (31.73%) Python
2 32 (30.77%) Java
3 27 (25.96%) C++
4 24 (23.08%) C#
5 19 (18.27%) SQL
6 10 (9.62%) C
7 9 (8.65%) Shell Script
8 8 (7.69%) VBScript
9 7 (6.73%) Bash Shell
9 7 (6.73%) JavaScript
10 6 (5.77%) sed
10 6 (5.77%) AWK
10 6 (5.77%) Ruby
11 4 (3.85%) VB
12 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (50.96%) Degree
2 31 (29.81%) ISEB
3 12 (11.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (71.15%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) NFS
2 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.96%) KVM
4 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (7.69%) Legato
3 2 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.92%) WMI
3 2 (1.92%) SCCM
4 1 (0.96%) Puppet
4 1 (0.96%) Netcool
4 1 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.38%) HP
3 12 (11.54%) Hitachi
4 8 (7.69%) Veritas
5 3 (2.88%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.88%) VMware
6 2 (1.92%) Citrix
7 1 (0.96%) SAP
7 1 (0.96%) IBM
7 1 (0.96%) Fujitsu
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + exceptional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury Marlborough Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £30-34,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Websense
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago