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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 175 165 162
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 49 55 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.83% 0.99% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.33% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 35 47 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 £35,400 £33,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,150 £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
4477 4127 4183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 75.41% 74.37% 74.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3001 3114 3458
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £63,000 £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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -18 16 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Bracknell +5 10 £43,750 +28.67%
Newbury +2 7 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Slough +4 2 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Maidenhead -11 1 £25,500 -53.63% 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 57 (54.29%) Selenium
2 52 (49.52%) ISEB
3 49 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
4 46 (43.81%) QA
5 45 (42.86%) Finance
6 37 (35.24%) ISTQB
7 36 (34.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 29 (27.62%) SQL
8 29 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (27.62%) Test Scripting
9 24 (22.86%) Scrum
9 24 (22.86%) Manual Testing
10 23 (21.90%) Automation Testing
10 23 (21.90%) C#
11 22 (20.95%) VBScript
12 19 (18.10%) Automated Testing
12 19 (18.10%) .NET
12 19 (18.10%) Test Management
13 18 (17.14%) Windows
14 17 (16.19%) XML
14 17 (16.19%) Windows XP
15 16 (15.24%) Java
15 16 (15.24%) Regression Testing
15 16 (15.24%) Security Cleared
16 15 (14.29%) Degree
16 15 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (14.29%) Software Testing
16 15 (14.29%) Telecoms
16 15 (14.29%) UNIX
16 15 (14.29%) HP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (8.57%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (4.76%) Apache
2 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.81%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.81%) Confluence
4 2 (1.90%) IIS
4 2 (1.90%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.43%) SaaS
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.81%) HTTP
2 4 (3.81%) LAN
2 4 (3.81%) WAN
3 3 (2.86%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.90%) Wireless
5 1 (0.95%) LTE
5 1 (0.95%) 4G
5 1 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.95%) 3G
5 1 (0.95%) GSM
5 1 (0.95%) FTP
5 1 (0.95%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 57 (54.29%) Selenium
2 36 (34.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (13.33%) JIRA
4 12 (11.43%) Visual Studio
5 10 (9.52%) TestNG
6 9 (8.57%) WinRunner
6 9 (8.57%) TestDirector
6 9 (8.57%) JMeter
7 8 (7.62%) SoapUI
8 7 (6.67%) JUnit
9 6 (5.71%) LoadRunner
9 6 (5.71%) Cucumber
10 5 (4.76%) WebDriver
11 4 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.81%) SilkPerformer
12 3 (2.86%) Subversion
13 2 (1.90%) Hudson
13 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.90%) jMock
13 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (42.86%) Finance
2 15 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 14 (13.33%) Retail
4 4 (3.81%) Marketing
4 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.81%) Electronics
5 2 (1.90%) Legal
5 2 (1.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (48.57%) Analyst
1 51 (48.57%) Test Analyst
2 28 (26.67%) Test Engineer
3 22 (20.95%) Senior Test Analyst
3 22 (20.95%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (11.43%) QA Engineer
5 11 (10.48%) Tester
5 11 (10.48%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) QA Manager
7 7 (6.67%) Developer
8 6 (5.71%) Test Manager
8 6 (5.71%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) QA Leader
9 5 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Test Consultant
10 4 (3.81%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Consultant
11 3 (2.86%) QA Tester
11 3 (2.86%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.10%) .NET
2 17 (16.19%) XML
3 10 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 7 (6.67%) Middleware
5 5 (4.76%) JSON
5 5 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (4.76%) XSLT
6 2 (1.90%) JMS
6 2 (1.90%) SOAP
6 2 (1.90%) Web Services
6 2 (1.90%) REST
6 2 (1.90%) HTML
7 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.95%) CSS
7 1 (0.95%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.81%) DTV
2 4 (3.81%) Clustering
3 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.90%) Firmware
5 1 (0.95%) Handset
5 1 (0.95%) Open Source
5 1 (0.95%) iPad
5 1 (0.95%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.14%) Windows
2 17 (16.19%) Windows XP
3 15 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (14.29%) UNIX
4 14 (13.33%) Linux
5 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.81%) Solaris
7 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (27.62%) Test Scripting
2 24 (22.86%) Manual Testing
2 24 (22.86%) Scrum
3 23 (21.90%) Automation Testing
4 19 (18.10%) Test Management
4 19 (18.10%) Automated Testing
5 16 (15.24%) Regression Testing
6 15 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 12 (11.43%) Test Strategy
8 10 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (8.57%) TDD
10 8 (7.62%) Migration
10 8 (7.62%) BDD
11 7 (6.67%) DevOps
12 6 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (5.71%) Performance Testing
12 6 (5.71%) Integration Testing
13 5 (4.76%) Software Engineering
13 5 (4.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.62%) SQL
2 23 (21.90%) C#
3 22 (20.95%) VBScript
4 16 (15.24%) Java
5 11 (10.48%) Python
6 7 (6.67%) Perl
7 5 (4.76%) C++
7 5 (4.76%) C
8 3 (2.86%) VB
9 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (49.52%) ISEB
2 37 (35.24%) ISTQB
3 16 (15.24%) Security Cleared
4 15 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (14.29%) Degree
5 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.81%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (43.81%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.81%) VMware ESX
2 4 (3.81%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (8.57%) Netcool
2 9 (8.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (14.29%) HP
2 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.62%) Fujitsu
4 6 (5.71%) Oracle
5 5 (4.76%) TIBCO
6 4 (3.81%) McAfee
6 4 (3.81%) VMware
6 4 (3.81%) NetApp
6 4 (3.81%) Veritas
6 4 (3.81%) SAP
6 4 (3.81%) Citrix
7 1 (0.95%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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