The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 61 51 64
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.83% 2.43% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 2.98% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 4
Average salary £55,000 £27,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+103.70% -53.04%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
Test Automation
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bracknell
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
491 369 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 81.83% 81.46% 84.39%
Number of salaries quoted 292 200 322
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £24,000 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Bracknell region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Bracknell

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bracknell 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 30 (90.91%) SQL Server
1 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 28 (84.85%) Regression Testing
2 28 (84.85%) ISTQB
3 26 (78.79%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (75.76%) Migration
4 25 (75.76%) Test Scripting
4 25 (75.76%) Windows XP
5 23 (69.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (69.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (69.70%) Windows 7
5 23 (69.70%) Oracle
5 23 (69.70%) Security Cleared
5 23 (69.70%) ISEB
5 23 (69.70%) LoadRunner
6 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
6 20 (60.61%) LAN
6 20 (60.61%) WAN
7 16 (48.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (42.42%) SC Cleared
8 14 (42.42%) Finance
9 12 (36.36%) Test Management
10 11 (33.33%) Linux
10 11 (33.33%) Retail
10 11 (33.33%) SQL
11 10 (30.30%) QA
12 9 (27.27%) SilkPerformer
12 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
12 9 (27.27%) VMware ESX
12 9 (27.27%) VMware Workstation

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bracknell 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 (18.18%) IIS
1 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) LAN
1 20 (60.61%) WAN
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (69.70%) LoadRunner
2 9 (27.27%) SilkPerformer
3 7 (21.21%) Selenium
3 7 (21.21%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (15.15%) WinRunner
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Retail
3 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Consultant
1 19 (57.58%) Test Consultant
2 8 (24.24%) QA Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Test Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 2 (6.06%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) Web Services
3 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 25 (75.76%) Windows XP
3 23 (69.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (69.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (69.70%) Windows 7
4 11 (33.33%) Linux
5 9 (27.27%) UNIX
5 9 (27.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Regression Testing
2 25 (75.76%) Migration
2 25 (75.76%) Test Scripting
3 12 (36.36%) Test Management
4 9 (27.27%) Validation
4 9 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
7 5 (15.15%) Scrum
8 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (84.85%) ISTQB
2 23 (69.70%) Security Cleared
2 23 (69.70%) ISEB
3 16 (48.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (42.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) QA
System Software
1 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
2 9 (27.27%) VMware ESX
2 9 (27.27%) VMware Workstation
2 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (78.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Oracle
2 9 (27.27%) NetApp
2 9 (27.27%) VMware
2 9 (27.27%) Fujitsu
3 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.18%) HP