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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 167 173 171
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 58 55 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.98% 0.98% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.28% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 38 48 58
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 £35,700 £33,500 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £65,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
4595 4287 4230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 77.62% 76.35% 76.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3064 3216 3481
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 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 19 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 -16 18 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Bracknell +7 16 £46,250 +36.02% 1
Newbury +11 7 £47,500 +5.55%
Slough +5 1 £45,000 -14.28%
Maidenhead -13 1 £25,500 -53.63%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 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 62 (53.45%) HP Quality Center
2 57 (49.14%) ISEB
3 56 (48.28%) Selenium
4 50 (43.10%) Finance
5 46 (39.66%) QA
6 43 (37.07%) QuickTest Pro
7 41 (35.34%) ISTQB
8 39 (33.62%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (31.90%) SQL
9 37 (31.90%) Test Scripting
10 26 (22.41%) Windows
10 26 (22.41%) Manual Testing
11 25 (21.55%) Test Management
11 25 (21.55%) VBScript
11 25 (21.55%) Windows XP
12 24 (20.69%) Security Cleared
13 23 (19.83%) Automation Testing
13 23 (19.83%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (19.83%) Scrum
13 23 (19.83%) Regression Testing
13 23 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (17.24%) SQL Server
14 20 (17.24%) Automated Testing
15 19 (16.38%) C#
16 18 (15.52%) XML
16 18 (15.52%) HP
16 18 (15.52%) UNIX
16 18 (15.52%) Telecoms
17 17 (14.66%) Retail
17 17 (14.66%) Linux

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 11 (9.48%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (5.17%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.31%) Apache
3 5 (4.31%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.45%) IIS
4 4 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.45%) Confluence
5 2 (1.72%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.76%) LAN
2 9 (7.76%) WAN
3 4 (3.45%) HTTP
4 3 (2.59%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.72%) Wireless
6 1 (0.86%) LTE
6 1 (0.86%) 4G
6 1 (0.86%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.86%) 3G
6 1 (0.86%) GSM
6 1 (0.86%) FTP
6 1 (0.86%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) MySQL
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 56 (48.28%) Selenium
2 43 (37.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (12.07%) JIRA
4 13 (11.21%) WinRunner
5 12 (10.34%) LoadRunner
6 11 (9.48%) TestDirector
7 10 (8.62%) TestNG
8 9 (7.76%) JMeter
9 8 (6.90%) Visual Studio
9 8 (6.90%) SoapUI
10 7 (6.03%) JUnit
10 7 (6.03%) SilkPerformer
11 6 (5.17%) WebDriver
11 6 (5.17%) Cucumber
12 4 (3.45%) Subversion
12 4 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
13 2 (1.72%) LoadUI
13 2 (1.72%) Hudson
13 2 (1.72%) Git (software)
General
1 50 (43.10%) Finance
2 18 (15.52%) Telecoms
3 17 (14.66%) Retail
4 4 (3.45%) Marketing
4 4 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.45%) Electronics
5 2 (1.72%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (45.69%) Analyst
1 53 (45.69%) Test Analyst
2 29 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 25 (21.55%) Senior Test Analyst
3 25 (21.55%) Senior Analyst
4 14 (12.07%) Tester
5 13 (11.21%) QA Engineer
6 11 (9.48%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (7.76%) Test Consultant
7 9 (7.76%) Consultant
8 8 (6.90%) QA Manager
9 7 (6.03%) Test Manager
9 7 (6.03%) Developer
9 7 (6.03%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) QA Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) QA Leader
11 4 (3.45%) Automation Tester
11 4 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
12 3 (2.59%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.52%) XML
2 16 (13.79%) .NET
3 9 (7.76%) .NET Framework
4 7 (6.03%) Middleware
5 5 (4.31%) JSON
5 5 (4.31%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (4.31%) XSLT
6 2 (1.72%) JMS
6 2 (1.72%) SOAP
6 2 (1.72%) Web Services
6 2 (1.72%) REST
6 2 (1.72%) HTML
7 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.86%) CSS
7 1 (0.86%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.83%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.76%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.17%) Clustering
4 4 (3.45%) DTV
5 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.72%) AS400
6 2 (1.72%) Firmware
6 2 (1.72%) iSeries
6 2 (1.72%) iPad
7 1 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.86%) Open Source
7 1 (0.86%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.41%) Windows
2 25 (21.55%) Windows XP
3 23 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (15.52%) UNIX
5 17 (14.66%) Linux
6 12 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (10.34%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.03%) Solaris
8 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.62%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (31.90%) Test Scripting
3 26 (22.41%) Manual Testing
4 25 (21.55%) Test Management
5 23 (19.83%) Automation Testing
5 23 (19.83%) Scrum
5 23 (19.83%) Regression Testing
6 20 (17.24%) Automated Testing
7 14 (12.07%) Migration
7 14 (12.07%) Software Testing
8 13 (11.21%) Test Strategy
9 11 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (7.76%) TDD
11 7 (6.03%) Validation
11 7 (6.03%) BDD
11 7 (6.03%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (6.03%) DevOps
12 6 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (5.17%) Performance Testing
12 6 (5.17%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.90%) SQL
2 25 (21.55%) VBScript
3 19 (16.38%) C#
4 16 (13.79%) Java
5 12 (10.34%) Python
6 7 (6.03%) Perl
7 5 (4.31%) C++
7 5 (4.31%) C
8 3 (2.59%) VB
9 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (49.14%) ISEB
2 41 (35.34%) ISTQB
3 24 (20.69%) Security Cleared
4 17 (14.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (14.66%) SC Cleared
5 14 (12.07%) Degree
6 4 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (39.66%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.03%) VMware ESX
2 7 (6.03%) VMware Workstation
2 7 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 62 (53.45%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (9.48%) Netcool
2 11 (9.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (15.52%) HP
2 12 (10.34%) Oracle
3 11 (9.48%) Fujitsu
4 9 (7.76%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.03%) NetApp
5 7 (6.03%) VMware
6 6 (5.17%) Veritas
6 6 (5.17%) McAfee
6 6 (5.17%) Citrix
7 5 (4.31%) TIBCO
8 4 (3.45%) SAP
9 1 (0.86%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £35k - 40k per day
Posted: 12 days ago