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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 170 158 193
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 48 55 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 1.00% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.30% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 38 41 23
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £32,500 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £45,000 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
4146 4218 3996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.90% 76.94% 74.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3045 2912 3142
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £73,400
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Windsor - 15 £69,000 -
Reading -24 11 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Maidenhead - 5 £40,000 -
Newbury +2 3 £43,750 -7.89% 2
Slough -9 2 - -
Thatcham - 1 £29,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 105 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (51.85%) Selenium
3 64 (47.41%) QA
4 54 (40.00%) Finance
5 47 (34.81%) SQL
6 45 (33.33%) Degree
7 44 (32.59%) Java
8 37 (27.41%) Scrum
9 34 (25.19%) Software Testing
10 28 (20.74%) ISEB
11 27 (20.00%) ISTQB
12 26 (19.26%) Computer Science
13 24 (17.78%) SQL Server
14 22 (16.30%) JavaScript
14 22 (16.30%) WebDriver
15 20 (14.81%) Software Engineering
16 19 (14.07%) TDD
16 19 (14.07%) Validation
16 19 (14.07%) Perl
16 19 (14.07%) UNIX
16 19 (14.07%) Shell Script
16 19 (14.07%) Test Planning
17 18 (13.33%) SDLC
17 18 (13.33%) Waterfall
17 18 (13.33%) SaaS
17 18 (13.33%) Test Scripting
17 18 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (13.33%) JIRA
17 18 (13.33%) Microsoft
17 18 (13.33%) Telecoms

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (5.93%) Confluence
2 6 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.22%) IIS
4 2 (1.48%) CMS
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.22%) MS Project
2 3 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.33%) SaaS
2 4 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.93%) HTTPS
2 5 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.96%) Internet
4 3 (2.22%) DNS
4 3 (2.22%) Firewall
5 2 (1.48%) LTE
5 2 (1.48%) 4G
5 2 (1.48%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.48%) GSM
5 2 (1.48%) UMTS
5 2 (1.48%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.37%) MySQL
3 10 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 10 (7.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (51.85%) Selenium
2 22 (16.30%) WebDriver
3 18 (13.33%) JIRA
3 18 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (12.59%) Visual Studio
5 15 (11.11%) Subversion
5 15 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 14 (10.37%) HP UFT
7 13 (9.63%) Maven
8 9 (6.67%) Zephyr
9 6 (4.44%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.96%) JBehave
11 3 (2.22%) Moq
11 3 (2.22%) NUnit
11 3 (2.22%) RSpec
12 2 (1.48%) ProC
12 2 (1.48%) JMeter
12 2 (1.48%) Ranorex
12 2 (1.48%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.48%) Robotium
General
1 54 (40.00%) Finance
2 18 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 13 (9.63%) Banking
4 5 (3.70%) Marketing
5 3 (2.22%) Electronics
5 3 (2.22%) Legal
5 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.48%) Games
6 2 (1.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (26.67%) Test Manager
2 31 (22.96%) QA Engineer
3 28 (20.74%) Test Engineer
4 21 (15.56%) Analyst
5 18 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 15 (11.11%) Tester
6 15 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
7 14 (10.37%) Test Automation Engineer
8 12 (8.89%) Test Leader
8 12 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (8.89%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (8.15%) Developer
10 8 (5.93%) Automation Tester
11 7 (5.19%) Senior QA Engineer
11 7 (5.19%) Java Developer
11 7 (5.19%) QA Analyst
12 6 (4.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 6 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
12 6 (4.44%) Software Engineer
12 6 (4.44%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.85%) XML
2 12 (8.89%) Swing
2 12 (8.89%) Struts
2 12 (8.89%) SWT
3 11 (8.15%) Web Services
3 11 (8.15%) HTML
4 9 (6.67%) .NET
5 8 (5.93%) Gherkin
6 5 (3.70%) Ajax
7 3 (2.22%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.22%) RESTful
7 3 (2.22%) SOAP
7 3 (2.22%) REST
8 2 (1.48%) HTML5
8 2 (1.48%) JSON
8 2 (1.48%) WPF
8 2 (1.48%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.26%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.44%) Wiki
3 6 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.96%) User Experience
5 3 (2.22%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.22%) DTV
5 3 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.22%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.22%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.48%) Handset
6 2 (1.48%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.48%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.07%) UNIX
2 12 (8.89%) Linux
3 6 (4.44%) Windows
3 6 (4.44%) Android
4 5 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.41%) Scrum
3 34 (25.19%) Software Testing
4 20 (14.81%) Software Engineering
5 19 (14.07%) Validation
5 19 (14.07%) TDD
5 19 (14.07%) Test Planning
6 18 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 18 (13.33%) SDLC
6 18 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 17 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (12.59%) Automation Testing
8 12 (8.89%) BDD
9 11 (8.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (7.41%) Mentoring
11 9 (6.67%) Test Management
11 9 (6.67%) Automated Testing
12 6 (4.44%) Regression Testing
13 5 (3.70%) CRM
13 5 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.81%) SQL
2 44 (32.59%) Java
3 22 (16.30%) JavaScript
4 19 (14.07%) Perl
4 19 (14.07%) Shell Script
5 13 (9.63%) T-SQL
6 9 (6.67%) VBScript
6 9 (6.67%) Python
7 8 (5.93%) C
7 8 (5.93%) VB
8 6 (4.44%) Embedded C
8 6 (4.44%) Embedded C++
8 6 (4.44%) C++
9 5 (3.70%) C#
10 2 (1.48%) Ruby
10 2 (1.48%) XPath
10 2 (1.48%) Groovy
11 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (33.33%) Degree
2 28 (20.74%) ISEB
3 27 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (47.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.63%) Oracle
3 4 (2.96%) HP
4 3 (2.22%) SAP
5 2 (1.48%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.48%) Telerik
5 2 (1.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
360 Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago