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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 62 - 63
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 19 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 3.24% - 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% - 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 3
Average salary £50,000 - £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +5.62%
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
471 405 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 80.38% 80.84% 82.58%
Number of salaries quoted 238 219 307
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,200 £57,500 £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 21 November 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 29 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 27 (93.10%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (89.66%) Test Scripting
4 25 (86.21%) Migration
4 25 (86.21%) SQL Server
4 25 (86.21%) Windows
4 25 (86.21%) Windows XP
5 23 (79.31%) Oracle
5 23 (79.31%) ISEB
5 23 (79.31%) LoadRunner
5 23 (79.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (79.31%) Security Cleared
5 23 (79.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (79.31%) ISTQB
5 23 (79.31%) Windows 7
6 20 (68.97%) LAN
6 20 (68.97%) WAN
6 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
7 14 (48.28%) SC Cleared
8 13 (44.83%) Test Management
9 11 (37.93%) Retail
9 11 (37.93%) Linux
9 11 (37.93%) SQL
9 11 (37.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (31.03%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (31.03%) Solaris
10 9 (31.03%) NetApp
10 9 (31.03%) UNIX
10 9 (31.03%) VMware
10 9 (31.03%) VMware ESX

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (20.69%) IIS
1 6 (20.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (68.97%) LAN
1 20 (68.97%) WAN
2 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (86.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (79.31%) LoadRunner
2 9 (31.03%) SilkPerformer
3 7 (24.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (17.24%) WinRunner
5 2 (6.90%) Selenium
General
1 11 (37.93%) Retail
2 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
2 9 (31.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Consultant
1 19 (65.52%) Test Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Test Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Senior QA Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Test Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Test Development Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Windows
1 25 (86.21%) Windows XP
2 23 (79.31%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (79.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 23 (79.31%) Windows 7
3 11 (37.93%) Linux
4 9 (31.03%) UNIX
4 9 (31.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 26 (89.66%) Test Scripting
3 25 (86.21%) Migration
4 13 (44.83%) Test Management
5 9 (31.03%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (31.03%) Validation
6 6 (20.69%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (79.31%) ISEB
1 23 (79.31%) ISTQB
1 23 (79.31%) Security Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) SC Cleared
3 11 (37.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
System Software
1 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) VMware ESX
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Workstation
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (93.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) Oracle
2 9 (31.03%) NetApp
2 9 (31.03%) VMware
2 9 (31.03%) Fujitsu
3 6 (20.69%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft