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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 146 180 179
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 81 42 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.47% 0.74% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 0.97% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 63 35 22
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £64,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -34.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £31,000 £33,875
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £53,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,375 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +5.96%
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
4456 4349 3932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.92% 76.23% 73.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3188 3115 2972
Average salary £53,100 £49,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.36% +8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +8 31 £46,500 +9.41% 5
Windsor - 17 £69,000 - 1
Newbury +20 15 £50,000 +40.84%
Maidenhead -1 5 £67,500 +35.00%
Slough +4 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Thatcham - 1 £29,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 112 (70.44%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (45.28%) Selenium
3 71 (44.65%) QA
4 60 (37.74%) SQL
5 56 (35.22%) Java
6 53 (33.33%) Finance
7 51 (32.08%) Degree
8 46 (28.93%) ISTQB
8 46 (28.93%) Scrum
8 46 (28.93%) ISEB
9 43 (27.04%) Software Testing
10 38 (23.90%) SQL Server
11 33 (20.75%) WebDriver
12 32 (20.13%) UNIX
13 31 (19.50%) Microsoft
14 30 (18.87%) Test Planning
14 30 (18.87%) Software Engineering
14 30 (18.87%) Test Scripting
15 29 (18.24%) Computer Science
16 27 (16.98%) Perl
17 26 (16.35%) Oracle
17 26 (16.35%) Waterfall
18 25 (15.72%) SaaS
18 25 (15.72%) JIRA
18 25 (15.72%) TDD
19 24 (15.09%) Validation
19 24 (15.09%) JavaScript
19 24 (15.09%) MS Excel
20 23 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
20 23 (14.47%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (7.55%) Confluence
2 5 (3.14%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (3.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.52%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.89%) CMS
4 3 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.66%) MS Office
3 5 (3.14%) MS Project
3 5 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.66%) HTTPS
2 5 (3.14%) Internet
3 4 (2.52%) LAN
3 4 (2.52%) WAN
3 4 (2.52%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.52%) DNS
3 4 (2.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.63%) MGCP
4 1 (0.63%) RTP
4 1 (0.63%) SS7
4 1 (0.63%) Megaco
4 1 (0.63%) ISUP
4 1 (0.63%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (23.90%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.06%) MongoDB
2 16 (10.06%) NoSQL
2 16 (10.06%) MySQL
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (45.28%) Selenium
2 33 (20.75%) WebDriver
3 25 (15.72%) JIRA
4 21 (13.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (12.58%) QuickTest Pro
6 19 (11.95%) Visual Studio
7 18 (11.32%) Subversion
7 18 (11.32%) Maven
7 18 (11.32%) Git (software)
8 13 (8.18%) Zephyr
9 8 (5.03%) Cucumber
10 5 (3.14%) TestDirector
11 4 (2.52%) WinRunner
11 4 (2.52%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.52%) NUnit
11 4 (2.52%) Moq
12 3 (1.89%) Appium
13 2 (1.26%) Calabash
13 2 (1.26%) RSpec
13 2 (1.26%) JBehave
General
1 53 (33.33%) Finance
2 22 (13.84%) Telecoms
3 14 (8.81%) Banking
4 6 (3.77%) Marketing
5 3 (1.89%) Retail
6 2 (1.26%) Legal
6 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.26%) Electronics
6 2 (1.26%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (25.16%) QA Engineer
2 32 (20.13%) Test Engineer
3 28 (17.61%) Analyst
4 27 (16.98%) Test Manager
5 24 (15.09%) Test Analyst
6 21 (13.21%) Tester
6 21 (13.21%) Automation Engineer
7 20 (12.58%) Test Automation Engineer
8 17 (10.69%) Developer
9 12 (7.55%) Java Developer
9 12 (7.55%) Test Leader
10 11 (6.92%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 11 (6.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 11 (6.92%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (6.92%) Software Engineer
10 11 (6.92%) Senior Software Engineer
10 11 (6.92%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (6.29%) Quality Engineer
11 10 (6.29%) Software Test Analyst
11 10 (6.29%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.58%) XML
2 19 (11.95%) .NET
3 17 (10.69%) Struts
3 17 (10.69%) Swing
3 17 (10.69%) SWT
4 14 (8.81%) Web Services
5 12 (7.55%) Gherkin
6 8 (5.03%) HTML
7 4 (2.52%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.52%) Ajax
8 3 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.89%) RESTful
9 2 (1.26%) HTML5
9 2 (1.26%) REST
9 2 (1.26%) JSON
9 2 (1.26%) WPF
9 2 (1.26%) SOAP
10 1 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.24%) Computer Science
2 16 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.92%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (6.92%) Wiki
4 7 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.14%) User Experience
5 5 (3.14%) Open Source
6 4 (2.52%) Clustering
7 3 (1.89%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.89%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.89%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.89%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.26%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.26%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.26%) DTV
8 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.63%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.13%) UNIX
2 21 (13.21%) Windows
3 16 (10.06%) Linux
4 9 (5.66%) Windows XP
5 7 (4.40%) Android
6 6 (3.77%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.14%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.26%) AIX
8 2 (1.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (70.44%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.93%) Scrum
3 43 (27.04%) Software Testing
4 30 (18.87%) Software Engineering
4 30 (18.87%) Test Scripting
4 30 (18.87%) Test Planning
5 26 (16.35%) Waterfall
6 25 (15.72%) TDD
7 24 (15.09%) Validation
8 23 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (14.47%) Automation Testing
9 16 (10.06%) BDD
9 16 (10.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (8.81%) Automated Testing
11 13 (8.18%) Test Management
11 13 (8.18%) Mentoring
12 12 (7.55%) Manual Testing
13 8 (5.03%) Integration Testing
13 8 (5.03%) Test Strategy
14 7 (4.40%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (37.74%) SQL
2 56 (35.22%) Java
3 27 (16.98%) Perl
4 24 (15.09%) JavaScript
5 20 (12.58%) Shell Script
6 18 (11.32%) T-SQL
7 16 (10.06%) Python
8 14 (8.81%) C
9 12 (7.55%) C#
9 12 (7.55%) C++
10 11 (6.92%) Embedded C
10 11 (6.92%) Embedded C++
11 6 (3.77%) VBScript
11 6 (3.77%) VB
12 5 (3.14%) Ruby
13 2 (1.26%) XPath
13 2 (1.26%) Groovy
14 1 (0.63%) PHP
14 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (32.08%) Degree
2 46 (28.93%) ISEB
2 46 (28.93%) ISTQB
3 10 (6.29%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.77%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (44.65%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.52%) Netcool
2 4 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.63%) SCCM
3 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (19.50%) Microsoft
2 26 (16.35%) Oracle
3 14 (8.81%) HP
4 4 (2.52%) Veritas
4 4 (2.52%) McAfee
4 4 (2.52%) Citrix
5 2 (1.26%) Telerik
5 2 (1.26%) SAP
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco
6 1 (0.63%) Nortel
6 1 (0.63%) Google
6 1 (0.63%) Huawei
6 1 (0.63%) Ericsson
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, UK
Cisco Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: Exc Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CISCO SYSTEMS LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago