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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 162 186 177
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 68 47 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.13% 0.80% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.03% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 40 36 42
Average salary £40,000 £43,750 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +1.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,900 £33,500 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
4708 4554 4185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.48% 77.66% 76.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3145 3392 3365
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -10 25 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Bracknell +12 21 £50,000 +47.05%
Maidenhead -13 4 £40,000 +45.45%
Slough +6 3 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Newbury +5 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 73 (60.33%) HP Quality Center
2 61 (50.41%) ISEB
3 51 (42.15%) Finance
4 48 (39.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 43 (35.54%) SQL
5 43 (35.54%) Test Scripting
5 43 (35.54%) Selenium
6 42 (34.71%) ISTQB
7 37 (30.58%) Windows
7 37 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (29.75%) Windows XP
9 34 (28.10%) QA
9 34 (28.10%) Security Cleared
10 33 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (24.79%) Regression Testing
12 28 (23.14%) Test Management
13 25 (20.66%) SQL Server
14 24 (19.83%) SC Cleared
15 23 (19.01%) Manual Testing
15 23 (19.01%) VBScript
16 20 (16.53%) Migration
16 20 (16.53%) Scrum
16 20 (16.53%) HP
16 20 (16.53%) WinRunner
16 20 (16.53%) Automation Testing
17 19 (15.70%) Active Directory
17 19 (15.70%) Telecoms
17 19 (15.70%) Retail
18 18 (14.88%) LoadRunner
18 18 (14.88%) Oracle

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 16 (13.22%) SharePoint Server
2 12 (9.92%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.96%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.96%) IIS
4 4 (3.31%) Confluence
4 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.48%) Drupal
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.40%) LAN
1 15 (12.40%) WAN
2 8 (6.61%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.48%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.65%) Wireless
5 1 (0.83%) 3G
5 1 (0.83%) GSM
5 1 (0.83%) FTP
5 1 (0.83%) UMTS
5 1 (0.83%) LTE
5 1 (0.83%) 4G
5 1 (0.83%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 48 (39.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 43 (35.54%) Selenium
3 20 (16.53%) WinRunner
4 18 (14.88%) LoadRunner
5 16 (13.22%) TestDirector
6 14 (11.57%) JIRA
7 9 (7.44%) Cucumber
7 9 (7.44%) SilkPerformer
8 6 (4.96%) WebDriver
8 6 (4.96%) JMeter
9 5 (4.13%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.31%) JUnit
10 4 (3.31%) Subversion
11 3 (2.48%) TestNG
12 2 (1.65%) LoadUI
12 2 (1.65%) Spock
12 2 (1.65%) jMock
12 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
General
1 51 (42.15%) Finance
2 19 (15.70%) Telecoms
2 19 (15.70%) Retail
3 3 (2.48%) Electronics
3 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.48%) Marketing
4 2 (1.65%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (42.98%) Test Analyst
1 52 (42.98%) Analyst
2 29 (23.97%) Senior Analyst
2 29 (23.97%) Senior Test Analyst
3 22 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 18 (14.88%) Tester
5 15 (12.40%) Test Consultant
5 15 (12.40%) Consultant
6 8 (6.61%) Developer
6 8 (6.61%) Test Manager
6 8 (6.61%) QA Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Senior Test Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) QA Manager
7 7 (5.79%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (3.31%) Senior QA Engineer
10 3 (2.48%) QA Analyst
10 3 (2.48%) Test Development Engineer
10 3 (2.48%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.92%) XML
2 11 (9.09%) .NET
3 7 (5.79%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.96%) LAMP
5 4 (3.31%) Middleware
6 3 (2.48%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (2.48%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.65%) REST
7 2 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.65%) JSON
7 2 (1.65%) XSLT
7 2 (1.65%) SOAP
7 2 (1.65%) Web Services
7 2 (1.65%) HTML
7 2 (1.65%) JMS
8 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.83%) CSS
8 1 (0.83%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.92%) Clustering
3 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.31%) iSeries
4 4 (3.31%) AS400
5 3 (2.48%) DTV
5 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.65%) iPad
7 1 (0.83%) Handset
7 1 (0.83%) Open Source
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 37 (30.58%) Windows
2 36 (29.75%) Windows XP
3 33 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (14.88%) Linux
4 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (14.88%) Windows 7
5 13 (10.74%) UNIX
6 9 (7.44%) Solaris
7 1 (0.83%) Android
7 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.54%) Test Scripting
2 37 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (24.79%) Regression Testing
4 28 (23.14%) Test Management
5 23 (19.01%) Manual Testing
6 20 (16.53%) Migration
6 20 (16.53%) Scrum
6 20 (16.53%) Automation Testing
7 17 (14.05%) Automated Testing
8 14 (11.57%) Test Strategy
9 13 (10.74%) Software Testing
10 10 (8.26%) TDD
11 9 (7.44%) Validation
11 9 (7.44%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
13 6 (4.96%) Integration Testing
13 6 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2
14 5 (4.13%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (35.54%) SQL
2 23 (19.01%) VBScript
3 12 (9.92%) C#
4 11 (9.09%) Python
5 9 (7.44%) Java
6 5 (4.13%) Perl
7 4 (3.31%) PHP
8 3 (2.48%) Ruby
8 3 (2.48%) VB
9 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.83%) C
10 1 (0.83%) C++
10 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (50.41%) ISEB
2 42 (34.71%) ISTQB
3 34 (28.10%) Security Cleared
4 24 (19.83%) SC Cleared
5 14 (11.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (6.61%) Degree
7 4 (3.31%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (28.10%) QA
System Software
1 19 (15.70%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.44%) VMware ESX
2 9 (7.44%) VMware Workstation
2 9 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 73 (60.33%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (13.22%) Netcool
2 16 (13.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (9.92%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (16.53%) HP
2 18 (14.88%) Oracle
3 13 (10.74%) Fujitsu
4 12 (9.92%) Citrix
4 12 (9.92%) Veritas
4 12 (9.92%) McAfee
5 9 (7.44%) VMware
5 9 (7.44%) NetApp
6 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.48%) SAP
8 2 (1.65%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.83%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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