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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 160 162 177
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 55 56 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.09% 1.03% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.36% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 44 43 25
Average salary £52,500 £36,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.83% -27.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £45,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
4069 4126 3826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.91% 75.58% 73.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2963 2942 2954
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Windsor - 15 £69,000 -
Reading -32 14 £55,000 +46.66%
Newbury +14 10 £50,000 +66.66%
Maidenhead - 6 £40,000 - 1
Thatcham - 1 £29,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 115 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (50.32%) Selenium
3 73 (47.10%) QA
4 59 (38.06%) Java
5 56 (36.13%) Finance
6 55 (35.48%) SQL
7 50 (32.26%) Degree
8 44 (28.39%) Scrum
9 42 (27.10%) Software Testing
10 39 (25.16%) ISTQB
11 34 (21.94%) SQL Server
11 34 (21.94%) ISEB
12 33 (21.29%) WebDriver
13 30 (19.35%) Software Engineering
14 29 (18.71%) Microsoft
14 29 (18.71%) UNIX
14 29 (18.71%) Computer Science
14 29 (18.71%) Test Planning
15 26 (16.77%) JavaScript
15 26 (16.77%) Waterfall
16 25 (16.13%) SaaS
16 25 (16.13%) JIRA
16 25 (16.13%) TDD
17 24 (15.48%) Validation
17 24 (15.48%) Perl
17 24 (15.48%) Automation Testing
18 23 (14.84%) User Acceptance Testing
19 22 (14.19%) Shell Script
20 21 (13.55%) Oracle
20 21 (13.55%) Telecoms

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (7.74%) Confluence
2 5 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.94%) IIS
4 2 (1.29%) CMS
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.52%) MS Office
3 5 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.23%) MS Project
3 5 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.13%) SaaS
2 2 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.81%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.58%) Internet
3 3 (1.94%) Firewall
3 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.61%) MySQL
3 16 (10.32%) MongoDB
3 16 (10.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 78 (50.32%) Selenium
2 33 (21.29%) WebDriver
3 25 (16.13%) JIRA
4 20 (12.90%) Git (software)
4 20 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (12.90%) Subversion
5 19 (12.26%) Visual Studio
6 18 (11.61%) Maven
7 15 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
8 13 (8.39%) Zephyr
9 8 (5.16%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.58%) RSpec
10 4 (2.58%) JBehave
11 3 (1.94%) Moq
11 3 (1.94%) Appium
11 3 (1.94%) NUnit
12 2 (1.29%) ProC
12 2 (1.29%) JMeter
12 2 (1.29%) Ranorex
12 2 (1.29%) Robotium
General
1 56 (36.13%) Finance
2 21 (13.55%) Telecoms
3 15 (9.68%) Banking
4 4 (2.58%) Marketing
5 3 (1.94%) Retail
6 2 (1.29%) Electronics
6 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (27.10%) QA Engineer
2 31 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 31 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 28 (18.06%) Analyst
4 24 (15.48%) Test Analyst
5 21 (13.55%) Automation Engineer
6 20 (12.90%) Test Automation Engineer
7 16 (10.32%) Tester
7 16 (10.32%) Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Java Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Test Leader
9 11 (7.10%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 11 (7.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 11 (7.10%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (7.10%) Senior Software Engineer
9 11 (7.10%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (7.10%) Software Engineer
10 10 (6.45%) Quality Engineer
10 10 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
11 9 (5.81%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.90%) XML
2 18 (11.61%) .NET
3 17 (10.97%) SWT
3 17 (10.97%) Swing
3 17 (10.97%) Struts
4 16 (10.32%) Web Services
5 12 (7.74%) Gherkin
6 9 (5.81%) HTML
7 5 (3.23%) Ajax
8 3 (1.94%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.94%) RESTful
8 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.29%) CSS
9 2 (1.29%) SOAP
9 2 (1.29%) REST
9 2 (1.29%) HTML5
9 2 (1.29%) WPF
9 2 (1.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.71%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.10%) Wiki
3 11 (7.10%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (3.87%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.23%) User Experience
6 4 (2.58%) Open Source
7 3 (1.94%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.94%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.94%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.94%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.29%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.29%) DTV
8 2 (1.29%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.71%) UNIX
2 15 (9.68%) Linux
3 13 (8.39%) Windows
4 6 (3.87%) Android
5 5 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.29%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.39%) Scrum
3 42 (27.10%) Software Testing
4 30 (19.35%) Software Engineering
5 29 (18.71%) Test Planning
6 26 (16.77%) Waterfall
7 25 (16.13%) TDD
8 24 (15.48%) Validation
8 24 (15.48%) Automation Testing
9 23 (14.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (11.61%) Test Scripting
11 17 (10.97%) BDD
12 16 (10.32%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (8.39%) Test Management
13 13 (8.39%) Mentoring
13 13 (8.39%) Automated Testing
14 12 (7.74%) Manual Testing
15 8 (5.16%) Test Strategy
16 6 (3.87%) Integration Testing
17 5 (3.23%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 59 (38.06%) Java
2 55 (35.48%) SQL
3 26 (16.77%) JavaScript
4 24 (15.48%) Perl
5 22 (14.19%) Shell Script
6 18 (11.61%) T-SQL
7 14 (9.03%) Python
8 13 (8.39%) C
9 12 (7.74%) C#
10 11 (7.10%) C++
10 11 (7.10%) Embedded C
10 11 (7.10%) Embedded C++
11 7 (4.52%) VBScript
12 6 (3.87%) VB
13 3 (1.94%) Ruby
14 2 (1.29%) XPath
14 2 (1.29%) Groovy
15 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (32.26%) Degree
2 39 (25.16%) ISTQB
3 34 (21.94%) ISEB
4 11 (7.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.94%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.29%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (47.10%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (9.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) SCCM
2 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (18.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.55%) Oracle
3 11 (7.10%) HP
4 2 (1.29%) SAP
4 2 (1.29%) Telerik
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefónica
Salary: £49 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bens and car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago