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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 164 169 182
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 46 49 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 0.88% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.14% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 38 38 33
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £50,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -20.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £32,050 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £47,500 £65,000
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
4031 4284 4169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.77% 77.12% 75.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2993 2917 3241
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 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 29 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
Reading -1 14 £55,000 +46.66%
Windsor - 9 £69,000 -
Newbury +6 6 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Maidenhead - 6 £40,000 - 2
Bracknell +16 2 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Slough -6 2 - - 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 103 (80.47%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (53.91%) QA
3 67 (52.34%) Selenium
4 53 (41.41%) Finance
5 47 (36.72%) SQL
6 44 (34.38%) Java
7 43 (33.59%) Degree
8 39 (30.47%) Scrum
9 34 (26.56%) Software Testing
10 29 (22.66%) ISEB
10 29 (22.66%) ISTQB
10 29 (22.66%) Computer Science
11 24 (18.75%) SQL Server
12 21 (16.41%) Telecoms
12 21 (16.41%) WebDriver
13 20 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
14 19 (14.84%) JavaScript
15 17 (13.28%) Visual Studio
15 17 (13.28%) JIRA
15 17 (13.28%) SaaS
16 16 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (12.50%) Test Scripting
16 16 (12.50%) Web Services
16 16 (12.50%) UNIX
17 15 (11.72%) Perl
17 15 (11.72%) Shell Script
17 15 (11.72%) Validation
17 15 (11.72%) TDD
17 15 (11.72%) Test Planning

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 7 (5.47%) Tomcat
1 7 (5.47%) Confluence
2 4 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.78%) MS Project
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.28%) SaaS
2 4 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) HTTPS
2 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.13%) GSM
3 4 (3.13%) UMTS
3 4 (3.13%) LTE
4 3 (2.34%) Internet
5 2 (1.56%) 3G
5 2 (1.56%) Firewall
5 2 (1.56%) DNS
5 2 (1.56%) 4G
5 2 (1.56%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.38%) MySQL
3 9 (7.03%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.47%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.56%) HBase
5 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (52.34%) Selenium
2 21 (16.41%) WebDriver
3 20 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (13.28%) JIRA
4 17 (13.28%) Visual Studio
5 12 (9.38%) HP UFT
5 12 (9.38%) Subversion
5 12 (9.38%) Git (software)
6 11 (8.59%) Cucumber
6 11 (8.59%) Maven
7 7 (5.47%) Zephyr
8 4 (3.13%) JBehave
8 4 (3.13%) TestNG
9 3 (2.34%) RSpec
9 3 (2.34%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.56%) Robotium
10 2 (1.56%) Gradle
10 2 (1.56%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.56%) Appium
10 2 (1.56%) Grunt
General
1 53 (41.41%) Finance
2 21 (16.41%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.38%) Banking
4 8 (6.25%) Marketing
5 6 (4.69%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.69%) Electronics
6 3 (2.34%) Legal
7 2 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (28.13%) Test Manager
2 32 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 26 (20.31%) Test Engineer
4 15 (11.72%) Analyst
5 14 (10.94%) Test Analyst
5 14 (10.94%) Tester
6 12 (9.38%) Test Leader
7 11 (8.59%) Automation Engineer
7 11 (8.59%) Developer
8 10 (7.81%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (7.81%) Senior Test Analyst
8 10 (7.81%) Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (7.81%) Software Manager
9 8 (6.25%) Software Test Manager
10 7 (5.47%) Automation Tester
11 6 (4.69%) Validation Engineer
11 6 (4.69%) Senior QA Engineer
12 5 (3.91%) Software Tester
12 5 (3.91%) QA Analyst
12 5 (3.91%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.50%) Web Services
2 14 (10.94%) XML
3 9 (7.03%) HTML
4 8 (6.25%) .NET
4 8 (6.25%) Swing
4 8 (6.25%) Struts
4 8 (6.25%) SWT
5 6 (4.69%) Gherkin
6 5 (3.91%) RESTful
7 4 (3.13%) SOAP
7 4 (3.13%) Ajax
7 4 (3.13%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.34%) REST
9 2 (1.56%) Spring
9 2 (1.56%) J2EE
9 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.56%) CSS
10 1 (0.78%) HTML5
10 1 (0.78%) JSON
10 1 (0.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.66%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.69%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.69%) DTV
4 5 (3.91%) Wiki
4 5 (3.91%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.34%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.34%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.56%) Handset
7 2 (1.56%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.56%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.56%) User Experience
7 2 (1.56%) Physics
8 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.50%) UNIX
2 13 (10.16%) Linux
3 11 (8.59%) Windows
4 7 (5.47%) Android
5 6 (4.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (80.47%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.47%) Scrum
3 34 (26.56%) Software Testing
4 16 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 15 (11.72%) Test Planning
5 15 (11.72%) TDD
5 15 (11.72%) Validation
6 14 (10.94%) Software Engineering
6 14 (10.94%) Automation Testing
6 14 (10.94%) Waterfall
7 13 (10.16%) BDD
7 13 (10.16%) Automated Testing
8 12 (9.38%) SDLC
9 11 (8.59%) Mentoring
10 10 (7.81%) Test Management
10 10 (7.81%) Regression Testing
11 9 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (6.25%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (36.72%) SQL
2 44 (34.38%) Java
3 19 (14.84%) JavaScript
4 15 (11.72%) Perl
4 15 (11.72%) Shell Script
5 10 (7.81%) C#
5 10 (7.81%) Python
6 9 (7.03%) T-SQL
6 9 (7.03%) VBScript
7 8 (6.25%) VB
8 5 (3.91%) C++
8 5 (3.91%) C
9 4 (3.13%) Ruby
10 3 (2.34%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.34%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.56%) XPath
11 2 (1.56%) Groovy
11 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (33.59%) Degree
2 29 (22.66%) ISEB
2 29 (22.66%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (53.91%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.03%) Oracle
3 8 (6.25%) SAP
4 3 (2.34%) HP
5 2 (1.56%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (0.78%) Telerik
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum GBP 38K +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Concur Technologies
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Concur Technologies
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago