The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 30 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newbury 5.47% 0.45% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.88% 0.62% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 2
Average salary £50,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.84% -5.33%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
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 Newbury region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newbury
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
218 322 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newbury 79.56% 71.88% 76.68%
Number of salaries quoted 166 205 225
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 Newbury

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Newbury

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Newbury

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Newbury 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 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (64.71%) QA
2 22 (64.71%) SaaS
3 21 (61.76%) WebDriver
3 21 (61.76%) Selenium
3 21 (61.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (50.00%) JIRA
4 17 (50.00%) Java
5 16 (47.06%) MySQL
5 16 (47.06%) Oracle
5 16 (47.06%) XML
5 16 (47.06%) MongoDB
5 16 (47.06%) NoSQL
6 15 (44.12%) Telecoms
7 12 (35.29%) Scrum
7 12 (35.29%) BDD
7 12 (35.29%) Confluence
7 12 (35.29%) Software Engineering
7 12 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (35.29%) Gherkin
7 12 (35.29%) Zephyr
8 11 (32.35%) Embedded Systems
8 11 (32.35%) Wiki
8 11 (32.35%) Finance
8 11 (32.35%) Python
8 11 (32.35%) C++
8 11 (32.35%) UNIX
8 11 (32.35%) Linux
8 11 (32.35%) Embedded C
8 11 (32.35%) Embedded C++

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Newbury 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 (35.29%) Confluence
2 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (64.71%) SaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (47.06%) MySQL
1 16 (47.06%) MongoDB
1 16 (47.06%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (61.76%) WebDriver
1 21 (61.76%) Selenium
2 17 (50.00%) JIRA
3 12 (35.29%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (44.12%) Telecoms
2 11 (32.35%) Finance
3 9 (26.47%) Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Electronics
4 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) QA Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Senior Software Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Software Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) QA Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Quality Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) XML
2 12 (35.29%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.88%) SOAP
3 2 (5.88%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Embedded Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Wiki
2 2 (5.88%) DTV
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) UNIX
1 11 (32.35%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (61.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (35.29%) Scrum
3 12 (35.29%) BDD
3 12 (35.29%) Software Engineering
3 12 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (29.41%) Automation Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
6 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 6 (17.65%) TDD
7 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (5.88%) Test Planning
9 1 (2.94%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (2.94%) V-Model
9 1 (2.94%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (32.35%) Python
2 11 (32.35%) C++
2 11 (32.35%) Embedded C
2 11 (32.35%) Embedded C++
2 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
2 11 (32.35%) C
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (64.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft