The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 97 133 124
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -9
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 40 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.61% 0.087% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 0.12% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 40 2 7
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Automation Testing
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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1859 1662 1570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 74.81% 72.39% 75.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1280 1295 1317
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 39 (60.00%) XML
2 30 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (43.08%) SC Cleared
3 28 (43.08%) Security Cleared
4 27 (41.54%) Manual Testing
5 26 (40.00%) Finance
6 24 (36.92%) QuickTest Pro
6 24 (36.92%) SQL
6 24 (36.92%) VBScript
7 23 (35.38%) System Testing
8 22 (33.85%) Web Testing
8 22 (33.85%) XPath
8 22 (33.85%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (26.15%) Integration Testing
10 15 (23.08%) ISEB
11 14 (21.54%) Test Automation
12 11 (16.92%) QA
12 11 (16.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (13.85%) Scrum
13 9 (13.85%) C#
13 9 (13.85%) Selenium
14 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (12.31%) ISTQB
15 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
16 6 (9.23%) Test Management
16 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
16 6 (9.23%) Usability Testing
16 6 (9.23%) IBM
16 6 (9.23%) HP
17 5 (7.69%) Visual Studio

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (33.85%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (36.92%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (13.85%) Selenium
3 5 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.54%) TestComplete
General
1 26 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (72.31%) Analyst
1 47 (72.31%) Test Analyst
2 35 (53.85%) Senior Analyst
2 35 (53.85%) Senior Test Analyst
3 17 (26.15%) Tester
4 14 (21.54%) Test Engineer
5 11 (16.92%) Automation Tester
6 10 (15.38%) Senior Test Engineer
7 9 (13.85%) Test Consultant
7 9 (13.85%) Senior Tester
7 9 (13.85%) Consultant
7 9 (13.85%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (3.08%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (1.54%) QA Engineer
9 1 (1.54%) Integration Consultant
9 1 (1.54%) Senior QA Engineer
9 1 (1.54%) Trainee Tester
9 1 (1.54%) Trainee
9 1 (1.54%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (60.00%) XML
2 4 (6.15%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) Manual Testing
2 23 (35.38%) System Testing
3 22 (33.85%) Web Testing
4 17 (26.15%) Integration Testing
5 14 (21.54%) Test Automation
6 9 (13.85%) Scrum
7 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
9 6 (9.23%) Test Management
9 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.23%) Usability Testing
10 2 (3.08%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.08%) Software Testing
11 1 (1.54%) TDD
11 1 (1.54%) Automated Testing
11 1 (1.54%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (1.54%) BDD
11 1 (1.54%) Test Strategy
11 1 (1.54%) Agile Testing
11 1 (1.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.92%) SQL
1 24 (36.92%) VBScript
2 22 (33.85%) XPath
3 9 (13.85%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) C++
4 1 (1.54%) Perl
4 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.54%) Python
4 1 (1.54%) Ruby
4 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (43.08%) SC Cleared
1 28 (43.08%) Security Cleared
2 15 (23.08%) ISEB
3 11 (16.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (12.31%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 30 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.08%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) IBM
1 6 (9.23%) HP
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle