The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 156 174 174
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 73 56 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.26% 0.95% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.20% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 45 26 42
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
Test Automation
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
4642 4661 4187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.87% 79.03% 76.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3183 3376 3399
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +10 31 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Bracknell -10 17 £55,000 +103.70%
Slough - 7 £55,000 - 2
Newbury - 7 £50,000 - 4
Maidenhead -1 3 £40,000 +6.48%
Windsor - 1 £45,000 - 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (56.49%) HP Quality Center
2 69 (52.67%) ISEB
3 55 (41.98%) ISTQB
4 54 (41.22%) SQL
5 52 (39.69%) Windows
6 49 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (36.64%) Finance
8 47 (35.88%) QuickTest Pro
9 44 (33.59%) Test Scripting
10 43 (32.82%) Selenium
11 42 (32.06%) Windows XP
12 39 (29.77%) SQL Server
13 38 (29.01%) Security Cleared
14 34 (25.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 32 (24.43%) QA
16 30 (22.90%) Regression Testing
17 29 (22.14%) Oracle
17 29 (22.14%) Test Management
18 27 (20.61%) Scrum
19 26 (19.85%) HP
20 25 (19.08%) Migration
21 24 (18.32%) Windows 7
22 23 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
22 23 (17.56%) Linux
22 23 (17.56%) SC Cleared
22 23 (17.56%) Software Testing
22 23 (17.56%) LoadRunner
23 22 (16.79%) Analytical Skills
23 22 (16.79%) UNIX
24 21 (16.03%) WinRunner

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (12.98%) MS Exchange
1 17 (12.98%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (4.58%) Confluence
2 6 (4.58%) IIS
2 6 (4.58%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.29%) Drupal
4 1 (0.76%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (12.98%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.11%) MS Office
3 2 (1.53%) MS Project
3 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.87%) SaaS
2 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.27%) LAN
1 20 (15.27%) WAN
2 5 (3.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.29%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.53%) Wireless
5 1 (0.76%) DNS
5 1 (0.76%) FTP
5 1 (0.76%) Internet
5 1 (0.76%) MGCP
5 1 (0.76%) RTP
5 1 (0.76%) SS7
5 1 (0.76%) Megaco
5 1 (0.76%) ISUP
5 1 (0.76%) H.323
5 1 (0.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (29.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.05%) MySQL
3 3 (2.29%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.29%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (35.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 43 (32.82%) Selenium
3 23 (17.56%) LoadRunner
4 21 (16.03%) WinRunner
5 17 (12.98%) TestDirector
6 12 (9.16%) JIRA
7 10 (7.63%) Cucumber
8 9 (6.87%) SilkPerformer
9 8 (6.11%) WebDriver
10 7 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (4.58%) Visual Studio
12 5 (3.82%) Subversion
13 4 (3.05%) Maven
13 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
14 3 (2.29%) JMeter
15 2 (1.53%) Zephyr
15 2 (1.53%) SoapUI
15 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
15 2 (1.53%) Calabash
16 1 (0.76%) Ranorex
General
1 48 (36.64%) Finance
2 19 (14.50%) Telecoms
3 14 (10.69%) Retail
4 6 (4.58%) Marketing
5 3 (2.29%) Electronics
5 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.29%) Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Automotive
6 1 (0.76%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (32.82%) Analyst
2 42 (32.06%) Test Analyst
3 23 (17.56%) Senior Analyst
3 23 (17.56%) Senior Test Analyst
4 22 (16.79%) Tester
5 21 (16.03%) Test Engineer
6 19 (14.50%) Test Consultant
6 19 (14.50%) Consultant
7 12 (9.16%) QA Engineer
8 11 (8.40%) Test Manager
9 9 (6.87%) Developer
10 8 (6.11%) Senior Tester
11 7 (5.34%) Automation Tester
11 7 (5.34%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (4.58%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Tester
12 6 (4.58%) QA Manager
13 5 (3.82%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 4 (3.05%) Senior Test Engineer
14 4 (3.05%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.69%) XML
2 13 (9.92%) .NET
3 8 (6.11%) LAMP
4 7 (5.34%) Web Services
5 5 (3.82%) Gherkin
5 5 (3.82%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (3.82%) HTML
6 4 (3.05%) Struts
6 4 (3.05%) Swing
6 4 (3.05%) SWT
7 2 (1.53%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.76%) JSP
8 1 (0.76%) Middleware
8 1 (0.76%) XSLT
8 1 (0.76%) Ajax
8 1 (0.76%) JSON
8 1 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.79%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.98%) Clustering
3 8 (6.11%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.05%) AS400
5 4 (3.05%) iSeries
6 3 (2.29%) DTV
6 3 (2.29%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.53%) Wiki
8 1 (0.76%) Open Source
8 1 (0.76%) iPad
8 1 (0.76%) IPTV
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (39.69%) Windows
2 42 (32.06%) Windows XP
3 34 (25.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (18.32%) Windows 7
5 23 (17.56%) Linux
5 23 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (16.79%) UNIX
7 9 (6.87%) Solaris
8 3 (2.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.76%) Android
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (33.59%) Test Scripting
3 30 (22.90%) Regression Testing
4 29 (22.14%) Test Management
5 27 (20.61%) Scrum
6 25 (19.08%) Migration
7 23 (17.56%) Software Testing
8 20 (15.27%) Test Strategy
8 20 (15.27%) Automation Testing
9 17 (12.98%) Manual Testing
10 15 (11.45%) Test Planning
11 13 (9.92%) Validation
11 13 (9.92%) TDD
12 11 (8.40%) Automated Testing
13 10 (7.63%) Mentoring
14 9 (6.87%) Non-Functional Testing
14 9 (6.87%) Integration Testing
15 8 (6.11%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (6.11%) PRINCE2
16 7 (5.34%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (41.22%) SQL
2 16 (12.21%) Java
3 13 (9.92%) VBScript
3 13 (9.92%) Python
4 12 (9.16%) Perl
5 11 (8.40%) C#
6 6 (4.58%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.58%) Ruby
7 5 (3.82%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.05%) C++
8 4 (3.05%) PHP
8 4 (3.05%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.05%) C
9 3 (2.29%) Embedded C
9 3 (2.29%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.76%) VB
10 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (52.67%) ISEB
2 55 (41.98%) ISTQB
3 38 (29.01%) Security Cleared
4 23 (17.56%) SC Cleared
5 19 (14.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (9.92%) Degree
7 6 (4.58%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (24.43%) QA
System Software
1 20 (15.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.87%) VMware ESX
2 9 (6.87%) VMware Workstation
2 9 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 74 (56.49%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (12.98%) McAfee ePO
2 17 (12.98%) Netcool
2 17 (12.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.76%) SCCM
3 1 (0.76%) Puppet
3 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (22.14%) Oracle
2 26 (19.85%) HP
3 19 (14.50%) Microsoft
4 17 (12.98%) Citrix
4 17 (12.98%) McAfee
4 17 (12.98%) Veritas
5 10 (7.63%) Fujitsu
6 9 (6.87%) VMware
6 9 (6.87%) NetApp
7 3 (2.29%) SAP
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco
8 1 (0.76%) Nortel
8 1 (0.76%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.76%) Google
8 1 (0.76%) Huawei
8 1 (0.76%) TIBCO
Newbury
People Source
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £25 - 40,000 + Bonus + Very Good Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £4500.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago