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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 179 168 152
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 48 54 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.81% 0.98% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.32% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 34 46 61
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £33,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,175 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
4482 4088 4164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 75.32% 74.41% 74.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3008 3085 3440
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 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 August 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 -16 16 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Bracknell +5 10 £43,750 +28.67%
Newbury -3 7 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Slough +7 2 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Maidenhead -16 1 £25,500 -53.63% 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 56 (53.85%) Selenium
2 52 (50.00%) ISEB
3 48 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
4 46 (44.23%) QA
5 44 (42.31%) Finance
6 37 (35.58%) ISTQB
7 35 (33.65%) QuickTest Pro
8 29 (27.88%) SQL
8 29 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (27.88%) Test Scripting
9 24 (23.08%) Scrum
10 23 (22.12%) C#
10 23 (22.12%) Manual Testing
11 22 (21.15%) Automation Testing
12 21 (20.19%) VBScript
13 19 (18.27%) Automated Testing
13 19 (18.27%) .NET
13 19 (18.27%) Test Management
14 18 (17.31%) Windows
15 17 (16.35%) XML
15 17 (16.35%) Windows XP
16 16 (15.38%) Java
16 16 (15.38%) Regression Testing
16 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
17 15 (14.42%) Degree
17 15 (14.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (14.42%) Software Testing
17 15 (14.42%) Telecoms
17 15 (14.42%) UNIX
17 15 (14.42%) HP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (8.65%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (4.81%) Apache
2 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.85%) Confluence
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.54%) SaaS
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.65%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.85%) HTTP
2 4 (3.85%) LAN
2 4 (3.85%) WAN
3 3 (2.88%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.92%) Wireless
5 1 (0.96%) LTE
5 1 (0.96%) 4G
5 1 (0.96%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.96%) 3G
5 1 (0.96%) GSM
5 1 (0.96%) FTP
5 1 (0.96%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) MySQL
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 56 (53.85%) Selenium
2 35 (33.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (13.46%) JIRA
4 12 (11.54%) Visual Studio
5 10 (9.62%) TestNG
6 9 (8.65%) WinRunner
6 9 (8.65%) TestDirector
6 9 (8.65%) JMeter
7 8 (7.69%) SoapUI
8 7 (6.73%) JUnit
9 6 (5.77%) LoadRunner
9 6 (5.77%) Cucumber
10 5 (4.81%) WebDriver
11 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.85%) SilkPerformer
12 3 (2.88%) Subversion
13 2 (1.92%) Hudson
13 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.92%) jMock
13 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 44 (42.31%) Finance
2 15 (14.42%) Telecoms
3 14 (13.46%) Retail
4 4 (3.85%) Marketing
4 4 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.85%) Electronics
5 2 (1.92%) Legal
5 2 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (48.08%) Analyst
1 50 (48.08%) Test Analyst
2 28 (26.92%) Test Engineer
3 21 (20.19%) Senior Test Analyst
3 21 (20.19%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (11.54%) QA Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) Tester
7 8 (7.69%) QA Manager
8 7 (6.73%) Developer
9 6 (5.77%) Test Manager
9 6 (5.77%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) QA Leader
10 5 (4.81%) QA Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (3.85%) Consultant
11 4 (3.85%) Test Consultant
11 4 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
12 3 (2.88%) Performance Test Consultant
12 3 (2.88%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.27%) .NET
2 17 (16.35%) XML
3 10 (9.62%) .NET Framework
4 7 (6.73%) Middleware
5 5 (4.81%) JSON
5 5 (4.81%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (4.81%) XSLT
6 2 (1.92%) JMS
6 2 (1.92%) SOAP
6 2 (1.92%) Web Services
6 2 (1.92%) REST
6 2 (1.92%) HTML
7 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.96%) CSS
7 1 (0.96%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.85%) DTV
2 4 (3.85%) Clustering
3 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.92%) Firmware
5 1 (0.96%) Handset
5 1 (0.96%) Open Source
5 1 (0.96%) iPad
5 1 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.31%) Windows
2 17 (16.35%) Windows XP
3 15 (14.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (14.42%) UNIX
4 14 (13.46%) Linux
5 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.85%) Solaris
7 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (27.88%) Test Scripting
2 24 (23.08%) Scrum
3 23 (22.12%) Manual Testing
4 22 (21.15%) Automation Testing
5 19 (18.27%) Test Management
5 19 (18.27%) Automated Testing
6 16 (15.38%) Regression Testing
7 15 (14.42%) Software Testing
8 12 (11.54%) Test Strategy
9 10 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (8.65%) TDD
11 8 (7.69%) Migration
11 8 (7.69%) BDD
12 7 (6.73%) DevOps
13 6 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (5.77%) Performance Testing
13 6 (5.77%) Integration Testing
14 5 (4.81%) Software Engineering
14 5 (4.81%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.88%) SQL
2 23 (22.12%) C#
3 21 (20.19%) VBScript
4 16 (15.38%) Java
5 11 (10.58%) Python
6 7 (6.73%) Perl
7 5 (4.81%) C++
7 5 (4.81%) C
8 3 (2.88%) VB
9 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (50.00%) ISEB
2 37 (35.58%) ISTQB
3 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 15 (14.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (14.42%) Degree
5 12 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (44.23%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) VMware ESX
2 4 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 48 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (8.65%) Netcool
2 9 (8.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) HP
2 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.69%) Fujitsu
4 6 (5.77%) Oracle
5 5 (4.81%) TIBCO
6 4 (3.85%) McAfee
6 4 (3.85%) VMware
6 4 (3.85%) NetApp
6 4 (3.85%) Veritas
6 4 (3.85%) SAP
6 4 (3.85%) Citrix
7 1 (0.96%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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