The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 110 120 98
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 28 16 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.19% 0.71% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.01% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 37
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,600 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1734 1584 1707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.57% 69.93% 76.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1194 1234 1443
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automated Testing
Berkshire

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Reading region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Reading

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 27 (62.79%) C#
2 19 (44.19%) Selenium
3 15 (34.88%) ISEB
3 15 (34.88%) SQL
3 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (32.56%) Software Testing
5 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
5 13 (30.23%) Manual Testing
5 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
6 12 (27.91%) Client/Server
6 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
6 12 (27.91%) QA
7 11 (25.58%) .NET
8 9 (20.93%) Finance
8 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
9 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
9 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
10 7 (16.28%) XML
11 6 (13.95%) Telerik
11 6 (13.95%) VBScript
11 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (13.95%) Scrum
11 6 (13.95%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (13.95%) Apple iOS
11 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
12 5 (11.63%) Oracle
12 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.63%) Windows

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (44.19%) Selenium
2 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
3 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (11.63%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.33%) NUnit
5 1 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) JUnit
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Test Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Tester
5 7 (16.28%) Database Developer
5 7 (16.28%) SQL Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Team Leader
6 6 (13.95%) Test Team Leader
6 6 (13.95%) SQL Database Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Software Team Leader
7 5 (11.63%) QA Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.98%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Software Development Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Development Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 7 (16.28%) XML
3 5 (11.63%) Web Services
4 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Client/Server
2 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) iPad
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Apple iOS
2 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) Software Testing
3 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
3 13 (30.23%) Manual Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
5 6 (13.95%) Scrum
6 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
6 5 (11.63%) Integration Testing
6 5 (11.63%) System Testing
7 2 (4.65%) User Stories
8 1 (2.33%) BDD
8 1 (2.33%) Test Management
8 1 (2.33%) Load Testing
8 1 (2.33%) MVC
8 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) C#
2 15 (34.88%) SQL
3 6 (13.95%) VBScript
4 1 (2.33%) VB
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) ISEB
2 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
3 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Telerik
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle