The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 159 181 149
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -32
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 51 36 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 0.66% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.90% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 40 30 87
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,350 £32,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4065 3990 4408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.64% 72.78% 73.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2779 3084 3713
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
South East

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +11 22 £37,500 -33.33% 1
Newbury +8 6 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Bracknell - 6 £43,750 -
Slough +8 5 £38,750 -11.42% 3
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (61.96%) Selenium
2 53 (57.61%) QA
3 41 (44.57%) ISEB
4 34 (36.96%) Finance
5 30 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (31.52%) Test Scripting
7 28 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
8 27 (29.35%) C#
8 27 (29.35%) .NET
9 24 (26.09%) Scrum
9 24 (26.09%) QuickTest Pro
10 23 (25.00%) Software Testing
11 22 (23.91%) Automated Testing
11 22 (23.91%) VBScript
12 21 (22.83%) SQL
12 21 (22.83%) ISTQB
12 21 (22.83%) Automation Testing
13 20 (21.74%) Manual Testing
13 20 (21.74%) Degree
14 19 (20.65%) Java
15 16 (17.39%) XML
16 13 (14.13%) JIRA
17 12 (13.04%) SaaS
17 12 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 12 (13.04%) Linux
17 12 (13.04%) Python
17 12 (13.04%) Perl
17 12 (13.04%) Visual Studio
18 11 (11.96%) Windows
18 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (6.52%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (5.43%) Apache
2 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.35%) CMS
3 4 (4.35%) Confluence
4 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.09%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.04%) SaaS
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.35%) DNS
2 4 (4.35%) Firewall
2 4 (4.35%) Internet
2 4 (4.35%) HTTP
3 2 (2.17%) Wireless
3 2 (2.17%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.09%) GSM
4 1 (1.09%) UMTS
4 1 (1.09%) FTP
4 1 (1.09%) LTE
4 1 (1.09%) 4G
4 1 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.09%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.17%) Riak
3 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (61.96%) Selenium
2 24 (26.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (14.13%) JIRA
4 12 (13.04%) Visual Studio
5 9 (9.78%) TestNG
6 8 (8.70%) JMeter
7 7 (7.61%) WebDriver
8 6 (6.52%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.52%) WinRunner
8 6 (6.52%) TestDirector
8 6 (6.52%) JUnit
9 5 (5.43%) TestComplete
10 4 (4.35%) NUnit
11 3 (3.26%) Subversion
12 2 (2.17%) Cucumber
12 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
12 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (2.17%) jMock
12 2 (2.17%) LoadUI
13 1 (1.09%) Hudson
General
1 34 (36.96%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Retail
3 9 (9.78%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.35%) Legal
5 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.26%) Electronics
5 3 (3.26%) Marketing
6 2 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (48.91%) Analyst
1 45 (48.91%) Test Analyst
2 26 (28.26%) Test Engineer
3 15 (16.30%) Senior Test Analyst
3 15 (16.30%) Senior Analyst
3 15 (16.30%) QA Engineer
4 13 (14.13%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (9.78%) Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Tester
6 8 (8.70%) QA Manager
6 8 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) Automation Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) QA Automation Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) QA Leader
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.35%) .NET
2 16 (17.39%) XML
3 10 (10.87%) .NET Framework
4 6 (6.52%) Middleware
5 5 (5.43%) HTML
5 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.35%) XSLT
6 4 (4.35%) Ajax
6 4 (4.35%) JSON
6 4 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.17%) REST
7 2 (2.17%) JMS
7 2 (2.17%) SOAP
7 2 (2.17%) Web Services
8 1 (1.09%) CSS
8 1 (1.09%) JSP
8 1 (1.09%) J2EE
8 1 (1.09%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.26%) DTV
2 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.17%) Firmware
3 2 (2.17%) Open Source
3 2 (2.17%) iPad
4 1 (1.09%) Handset
4 1 (1.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.04%) Linux
2 11 (11.96%) Windows
3 9 (9.78%) UNIX
4 8 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.09%) SUSE
6 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.09%) Android
6 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (31.52%) Test Scripting
3 24 (26.09%) Scrum
4 23 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 22 (23.91%) Automated Testing
6 21 (22.83%) Automation Testing
7 20 (21.74%) Manual Testing
8 9 (9.78%) BDD
8 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (8.70%) TDD
9 8 (8.70%) Regression Testing
10 7 (7.61%) Software Engineering
10 7 (7.61%) DevOps
10 7 (7.61%) Test Management
11 6 (6.52%) Integration Testing
11 6 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (5.43%) Performance Testing
12 5 (5.43%) Web Application Development
13 4 (4.35%) Agile Testing
13 4 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.35%) C#
2 22 (23.91%) VBScript
3 21 (22.83%) SQL
4 19 (20.65%) Java
5 12 (13.04%) Perl
5 12 (13.04%) Python
6 7 (7.61%) VB
6 7 (7.61%) C++
7 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.43%) C
8 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (44.57%) ISEB
2 21 (22.83%) ISTQB
3 20 (21.74%) Degree
4 12 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (57.61%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.52%) Netcool
2 6 (6.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.61%) HP
3 4 (4.35%) TIBCO
3 4 (4.35%) Fujitsu
4 3 (3.26%) SAP
5 2 (2.17%) Citrix
6 1 (1.09%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.09%) Veritas
6 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.09%) McAfee
6 1 (1.09%) VMware
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