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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 155 178 172
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 53 48 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.05% 0.82% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.04% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 48 34 47
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,300 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £48,175 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
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
4079 4594 4238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.14% 78.40% 77.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3156 3081 3208
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +12 21 £52,500 +31.25% 6
Newbury +11 10 £60,000 +26.31% 1
Bracknell +18 7 £30,000 -31.42% 1
Windsor - 3 £69,000 -
Maidenhead +14 2 - - 4
Slough -4 1 £36,000 -20.00% 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 83 (76.15%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (63.30%) QA
3 62 (56.88%) Selenium
4 44 (40.37%) Finance
5 42 (38.53%) Java
6 38 (34.86%) Scrum
7 34 (31.19%) SQL
8 32 (29.36%) Degree
9 28 (25.69%) Software Testing
10 26 (23.85%) ISTQB
10 26 (23.85%) Computer Science
11 23 (21.10%) ISEB
12 22 (20.18%) Telecoms
13 21 (19.27%) Web Services
14 19 (17.43%) WebDriver
15 18 (16.51%) Test Scripting
15 18 (16.51%) Linux
16 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
16 17 (15.60%) JavaScript
17 16 (14.68%) Windows
18 15 (13.76%) C#
18 15 (13.76%) SAP
18 15 (13.76%) Automated Testing
18 15 (13.76%) Automation Testing
19 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
19 14 (12.84%) HP UFT
20 13 (11.93%) XML
20 13 (11.93%) Python
20 13 (11.93%) Marketing
20 13 (11.93%) Regression Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (6.42%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.50%) Confluence
3 4 (3.67%) IIS
4 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.92%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (8.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (10.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.93%) SaaS
2 4 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.59%) HTTPS
3 4 (3.67%) GSM
3 4 (3.67%) UMTS
3 4 (3.67%) LTE
4 2 (1.83%) 4G
4 2 (1.83%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.83%) DNS
4 2 (1.83%) Internet
4 2 (1.83%) 3G
4 2 (1.83%) Firewall
5 1 (0.92%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.26%) MySQL
3 6 (5.50%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.59%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.83%) HBase
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 62 (56.88%) Selenium
2 19 (17.43%) WebDriver
3 14 (12.84%) HP UFT
4 13 (11.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (11.01%) Visual Studio
6 11 (10.09%) JIRA
7 10 (9.17%) Cucumber
8 7 (6.42%) TestNG
9 5 (4.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (4.59%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.59%) SpecFlow
9 5 (4.59%) JBehave
10 4 (3.67%) Zephyr
10 4 (3.67%) Gradle
10 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.67%) Grunt
10 4 (3.67%) FitNesse
10 4 (3.67%) Maven
10 4 (3.67%) Ant
10 4 (3.67%) JMeter
General
1 44 (40.37%) Finance
2 22 (20.18%) Telecoms
3 13 (11.93%) Marketing
4 11 (10.09%) Manufacturing
4 11 (10.09%) Electronics
5 8 (7.34%) Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Games
6 2 (1.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (25.69%) Test Manager
2 25 (22.94%) Test Engineer
2 25 (22.94%) QA Engineer
3 13 (11.93%) Developer
4 12 (11.01%) Tester
4 12 (11.01%) Software Manager
5 11 (10.09%) Analyst
5 11 (10.09%) Test Analyst
6 10 (9.17%) Test Leader
7 9 (8.26%) Automation Tester
8 7 (6.42%) Software Test Manager
8 7 (6.42%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Development Manager
10 5 (4.59%) Software Development Manager
10 5 (4.59%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.27%) Web Services
2 13 (11.93%) XML
3 10 (9.17%) .NET
4 8 (7.34%) HTML
5 6 (5.50%) RESTful
5 6 (5.50%) Spring
6 5 (4.59%) J2EE
6 5 (4.59%) REST
6 5 (4.59%) Gherkin
6 5 (4.59%) SOAP
6 5 (4.59%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.67%) Ajax
8 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.83%) CSS
9 1 (0.92%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.85%) Computer Science
2 11 (10.09%) DTV
3 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.42%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.67%) Physics
5 4 (3.67%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.67%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.75%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.83%) Handset
7 2 (1.83%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.51%) Linux
2 16 (14.68%) Windows
3 12 (11.01%) UNIX
4 6 (5.50%) Android
4 6 (5.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (76.15%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.86%) Scrum
3 28 (25.69%) Software Testing
4 18 (16.51%) Test Scripting
5 15 (13.76%) Automated Testing
5 15 (13.76%) Automation Testing
6 13 (11.93%) Regression Testing
7 12 (11.01%) BDD
7 12 (11.01%) Mentoring
8 11 (10.09%) Programme Management
8 11 (10.09%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (10.09%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (9.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (9.17%) Test Management
10 9 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (8.26%) Manual Testing
10 9 (8.26%) TDD
11 7 (6.42%) API Testing
12 6 (5.50%) User Stories
12 6 (5.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 42 (38.53%) Java
2 34 (31.19%) SQL
3 17 (15.60%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.76%) C#
5 13 (11.93%) Python
6 9 (8.26%) VBScript
6 9 (8.26%) VB
7 7 (6.42%) C++
7 7 (6.42%) Perl
8 6 (5.50%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.50%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.67%) Ruby
10 3 (2.75%) PHP
11 2 (1.83%) XPath
11 2 (1.83%) Groovy
11 2 (1.83%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (29.36%) Degree
2 26 (23.85%) ISTQB
3 23 (21.10%) ISEB
4 6 (5.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (63.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.76%) SAP
2 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.26%) Oracle
4 5 (4.59%) HP
5 2 (1.83%) Citrix
5 2 (1.83%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (1.83%) IBM
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