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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 151 160 193
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +33
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 79 62 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.46% 1.15% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.45% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 59 35 24
Average salary £45,000 £46,250 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% +18.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
4390 4266 4033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.86% 79.19% 77.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3176 3114 3243
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Reading +4 33 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Newbury - 19 £45,000 - 2
Bracknell -19 10 £55,000 +103.70% 2
Windsor - 7 £55,000 - 1
Slough - 3 £42,500 - 1
Maidenhead -4 1 £67,500 +79.69% 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 69 (46.62%) ISEB
2 68 (45.95%) HP Quality Center
3 62 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (37.84%) ISTQB
5 55 (37.16%) SQL
6 49 (33.11%) Selenium
7 48 (32.43%) Finance
8 47 (31.76%) Windows
9 44 (29.73%) QuickTest Pro
10 42 (28.38%) Test Scripting
11 37 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 37 (25.00%) QA
12 35 (23.65%) Windows XP
13 34 (22.97%) Oracle
13 34 (22.97%) Security Cleared
14 32 (21.62%) Java
14 32 (21.62%) Scrum
15 30 (20.27%) UNIX
16 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2003
17 27 (18.24%) HP
17 27 (18.24%) Test Management
18 26 (17.57%) Software Testing
19 24 (16.22%) Regression Testing
19 24 (16.22%) Linux
20 23 (15.54%) Automation Testing
20 23 (15.54%) Test Planning
21 22 (14.86%) Degree
22 21 (14.19%) Microsoft
22 21 (14.19%) SC Cleared
22 21 (14.19%) Windows 7

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 16 (10.81%) SharePoint Server
1 16 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.73%) Confluence
3 5 (3.38%) IIS
3 5 (3.38%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.03%) Drupal
5 2 (1.35%) CMS
6 1 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 20 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.08%) MS Office
3 4 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.70%) MS Project
3 4 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.11%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.49%) LAN
1 17 (11.49%) WAN
2 6 (4.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.70%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.35%) Firewall
4 2 (1.35%) Internet
4 2 (1.35%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) MGCP
5 1 (0.68%) RTP
5 1 (0.68%) SS7
5 1 (0.68%) Megaco
5 1 (0.68%) ISUP
5 1 (0.68%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.43%) MySQL
3 10 (6.76%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (33.11%) Selenium
2 44 (29.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (13.51%) WinRunner
4 19 (12.84%) LoadRunner
5 18 (12.16%) WebDriver
6 16 (10.81%) TestDirector
7 12 (8.11%) Cucumber
7 12 (8.11%) JIRA
8 10 (6.76%) Subversion
9 9 (6.08%) Maven
9 9 (6.08%) Git (software)
9 9 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (5.41%) Visual Studio
11 7 (4.73%) SilkPerformer
11 7 (4.73%) Zephyr
12 2 (1.35%) NUnit
12 2 (1.35%) Calabash
12 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.35%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.35%) Moq
General
1 48 (32.43%) Finance
2 18 (12.16%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.43%) Retail
4 5 (3.38%) Banking
5 4 (2.70%) Marketing
6 3 (2.03%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 43 (29.05%) Analyst
2 40 (27.03%) Test Analyst
3 25 (16.89%) Tester
4 24 (16.22%) Test Engineer
5 22 (14.86%) QA Engineer
6 20 (13.51%) Senior Test Analyst
6 20 (13.51%) Senior Analyst
7 17 (11.49%) Consultant
7 17 (11.49%) Test Consultant
8 16 (10.81%) Test Manager
9 14 (9.46%) Developer
10 11 (7.43%) Automation Engineer
10 11 (7.43%) Test Automation Engineer
11 10 (6.76%) Automation Tester
12 9 (6.08%) Java Developer
12 9 (6.08%) Software Engineer
13 8 (5.41%) Quality Engineer
13 8 (5.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 8 (5.41%) Senior Software Engineer
13 8 (5.41%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.81%) XML
2 13 (8.78%) .NET
3 10 (6.76%) Gherkin
4 9 (6.08%) SWT
4 9 (6.08%) Struts
4 9 (6.08%) Swing
5 8 (5.41%) LAMP
6 7 (4.73%) HTML
7 6 (4.05%) Web Services
8 5 (3.38%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.35%) JSON
9 2 (1.35%) Ajax
10 1 (0.68%) WPF
10 1 (0.68%) HTML5
10 1 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.68%) JSP
10 1 (0.68%) XSLT
10 1 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.81%) Clustering
3 11 (7.43%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (4.73%) Wiki
6 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.70%) AS400
7 4 (2.70%) iSeries
8 3 (2.03%) User Experience
9 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.35%) Open Source
10 1 (0.68%) IPTV
10 1 (0.68%) iPad
10 1 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.68%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 47 (31.76%) Windows
2 35 (23.65%) Windows XP
3 30 (20.27%) UNIX
4 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (16.22%) Linux
6 21 (14.19%) Windows 7
7 19 (12.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.73%) Solaris
9 3 (2.03%) AIX
10 2 (1.35%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (28.38%) Test Scripting
3 32 (21.62%) Scrum
4 27 (18.24%) Test Management
5 26 (17.57%) Software Testing
6 24 (16.22%) Regression Testing
7 23 (15.54%) Automation Testing
7 23 (15.54%) Test Planning
8 19 (12.84%) Migration
8 19 (12.84%) Manual Testing
9 17 (11.49%) Test Strategy
9 17 (11.49%) Software Engineering
10 16 (10.81%) Validation
11 15 (10.14%) TDD
12 13 (8.78%) Waterfall
12 13 (8.78%) Mentoring
13 11 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (6.76%) BDD
14 10 (6.76%) Integration Testing
14 10 (6.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (37.16%) SQL
2 32 (21.62%) Java
3 18 (12.16%) Python
3 18 (12.16%) Perl
4 14 (9.46%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.43%) C#
6 10 (6.76%) VBScript
7 9 (6.08%) C
7 9 (6.08%) C++
7 9 (6.08%) T-SQL
7 9 (6.08%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.41%) Embedded C
8 8 (5.41%) Embedded C++
9 7 (4.73%) Ruby
10 3 (2.03%) PHP
11 2 (1.35%) VB
12 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (46.62%) ISEB
2 56 (37.84%) ISTQB
3 34 (22.97%) Security Cleared
4 22 (14.86%) Degree
5 21 (14.19%) SC Cleared
6 17 (11.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (4.05%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 17 (11.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.73%) VMware ESX
2 7 (4.73%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 68 (45.95%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (10.81%) McAfee ePO
2 16 (10.81%) Netcool
2 16 (10.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.68%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (22.97%) Oracle
2 27 (18.24%) HP
3 21 (14.19%) Microsoft
4 16 (10.81%) Citrix
4 16 (10.81%) Veritas
4 16 (10.81%) McAfee
5 8 (5.41%) Fujitsu
6 7 (4.73%) NetApp
6 7 (4.73%) VMware
7 1 (0.68%) Huawei
7 1 (0.68%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) SAP
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco
7 1 (0.68%) Nortel
7 1 (0.68%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.68%) Telerik
7 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
Windsor, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits 12.5% bonus, 25 days holiday, Pens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP To 45k +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 5 % Pension, Health, Life Ass
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 15 days ago