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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 163 175 150
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 50 41 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.90% 0.74% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.02% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 36 33 83
Average salary £40,000 £50,250 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.39% -1.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4102 4025 4426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.50% 73.04% 73.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2777 3114 3728
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -1 20 £37,500 -37.50% 2
Bracknell - 9 £42,500 - 2
Newbury -1 6 £47,500 +35.71%
Slough +5 5 £38,750 -11.42% 3
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 57 (59.38%) Selenium
2 53 (55.21%) QA
3 46 (47.92%) ISEB
4 36 (37.50%) Finance
5 32 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 32 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 30 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (28.13%) C#
7 27 (28.13%) .NET
8 26 (27.08%) QuickTest Pro
8 26 (27.08%) ISTQB
9 25 (26.04%) Scrum
10 24 (25.00%) SQL
10 24 (25.00%) Software Testing
11 22 (22.92%) VBScript
11 22 (22.92%) Automated Testing
12 21 (21.88%) Automation Testing
13 20 (20.83%) Degree
14 19 (19.79%) Manual Testing
15 18 (18.75%) Java
16 16 (16.67%) XML
16 16 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (15.63%) Windows
18 13 (13.54%) Linux
18 13 (13.54%) Visual Studio
18 13 (13.54%) JIRA
19 12 (12.50%) SaaS
19 12 (12.50%) Windows XP
19 12 (12.50%) Retail
19 12 (12.50%) Regression Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (5.21%) Apache
2 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.17%) CMS
3 4 (4.17%) Confluence
4 1 (1.04%) IIS
4 1 (1.04%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.50%) SaaS
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.46%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.17%) DNS
2 4 (4.17%) HTTP
2 4 (4.17%) Firewall
2 4 (4.17%) Internet
3 3 (3.13%) HTTPS
3 3 (3.13%) LAN
3 3 (3.13%) WAN
4 2 (2.08%) Wireless
5 1 (1.04%) LTE
5 1 (1.04%) 4G
5 1 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.04%) 3G
5 1 (1.04%) FTP
5 1 (1.04%) UMTS
5 1 (1.04%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) MySQL
3 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.04%) Riak
4 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (59.38%) Selenium
2 26 (27.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (13.54%) Visual Studio
3 13 (13.54%) JIRA
4 9 (9.38%) TestNG
5 8 (8.33%) JMeter
6 7 (7.29%) WebDriver
7 6 (6.25%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.25%) WinRunner
7 6 (6.25%) TestDirector
7 6 (6.25%) JUnit
8 5 (5.21%) TestComplete
9 4 (4.17%) LoadRunner
9 4 (4.17%) NUnit
10 3 (3.13%) Subversion
10 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.08%) jMock
11 2 (2.08%) SilkPerformer
11 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
General
1 36 (37.50%) Finance
2 12 (12.50%) Retail
3 11 (11.46%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.17%) Legal
5 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.13%) Electronics
5 3 (3.13%) Marketing
6 2 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (48.96%) Analyst
1 47 (48.96%) Test Analyst
2 26 (27.08%) Test Engineer
3 16 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 16 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 14 (14.58%) QA Engineer
5 13 (13.54%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (9.38%) Developer
7 8 (8.33%) Tester
7 8 (8.33%) QA Manager
7 8 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) Automation Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) QA Automation Engineer
8 7 (7.29%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) QA Leader
10 4 (4.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Test Development Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (28.13%) .NET
2 16 (16.67%) XML
3 10 (10.42%) .NET Framework
4 6 (6.25%) Middleware
5 5 (5.21%) HTML
5 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.17%) XSLT
6 4 (4.17%) Ajax
6 4 (4.17%) JSON
6 4 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.08%) REST
7 2 (2.08%) JMS
7 2 (2.08%) SOAP
7 2 (2.08%) Web Services
8 1 (1.04%) CSS
8 1 (1.04%) JSP
8 1 (1.04%) J2EE
8 1 (1.04%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.13%) DTV
3 2 (2.08%) Firmware
3 2 (2.08%) Open Source
3 2 (2.08%) iPad
3 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.04%) Handset
4 1 (1.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.63%) Windows
2 13 (13.54%) Linux
3 12 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 11 (11.46%) UNIX
5 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.08%) Solaris
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.04%) SUSE
8 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 30 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (26.04%) Scrum
4 24 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 22 (22.92%) Automated Testing
6 21 (21.88%) Automation Testing
7 19 (19.79%) Manual Testing
8 12 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 9 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.38%) Test Management
9 9 (9.38%) BDD
10 8 (8.33%) TDD
11 7 (7.29%) Software Engineering
11 7 (7.29%) DevOps
12 6 (6.25%) Integration Testing
12 6 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (6.25%) Migration
13 5 (5.21%) Performance Testing
13 5 (5.21%) Web Application Development
14 4 (4.17%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.13%) C#
2 24 (25.00%) SQL
3 22 (22.92%) VBScript
4 18 (18.75%) Java
5 11 (11.46%) Perl
5 11 (11.46%) Python
6 7 (7.29%) VB
7 6 (6.25%) C++
8 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.21%) C
9 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (47.92%) ISEB
2 26 (27.08%) ISTQB
3 20 (20.83%) Degree
4 16 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
6 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (55.21%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.08%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.25%) Netcool
2 6 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.33%) HP
3 6 (6.25%) Fujitsu
4 4 (4.17%) TIBCO
4 4 (4.17%) Oracle
5 3 (3.13%) SAP
5 3 (3.13%) VMware
6 2 (2.08%) NetApp
6 2 (2.08%) Citrix
7 1 (1.04%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.04%) Veritas
7 1 (1.04%) McAfee
7 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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Posted: 5 days ago
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