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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 125 124 132
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 21 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.85% 0.70% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.93% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 21 17 9
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £36,500 £33,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £54,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
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
2009 1826 1513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.01% 75.24% 68.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1324 1338 1171
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 24 April 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 31 (72.09%) QA
2 22 (51.16%) Degree
3 21 (48.84%) Selenium
4 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (37.21%) C#
5 16 (37.21%) .NET
6 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (34.88%) Computer Science
7 14 (32.56%) System Testing
7 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
7 14 (32.56%) QuickTest Pro
8 13 (30.23%) HTML
9 12 (27.91%) ISEB
9 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
10 11 (25.58%) jQuery
10 11 (25.58%) Waterfall
10 11 (25.58%) CSS
11 10 (23.26%) Software Testing
12 9 (20.93%) Mobile App
12 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
13 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (13.95%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (13.95%) SQL
14 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
15 5 (11.63%) Java
15 5 (11.63%) Linux
15 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
15 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
15 5 (11.63%) WebDriver
16 4 (9.30%) Test Automation

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (48.84%) Selenium
2 14 (32.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (11.63%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) Robotium
4 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.33%) JMeter
4 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.33%) JBehave
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (65.12%) Tester
2 21 (48.84%) Automation Tester
3 18 (41.86%) Analyst
4 15 (34.88%) Graduate
5 14 (32.56%) Test Engineer
6 13 (30.23%) QA Engineer
7 12 (27.91%) QA Tester
7 12 (27.91%) Test Analyst
8 11 (25.58%) Junior
8 11 (25.58%) Software Engineer
8 11 (25.58%) Software Tester
8 11 (25.58%) Junior Software Engineer
8 11 (25.58%) Junior Tester
8 11 (25.58%) Graduate Software Tester
8 11 (25.58%) Junior Software Tester
8 11 (25.58%) Software Test Engineer
8 11 (25.58%) Junior Test Engineer
9 9 (20.93%) QA Analyst
10 7 (16.28%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (16.28%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (37.21%) .NET
2 13 (30.23%) HTML
3 11 (25.58%) CSS
3 11 (25.58%) jQuery
4 4 (9.30%) WCF
4 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
4 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.65%) JSON
5 2 (4.65%) WPF
5 2 (4.65%) HTML5
6 1 (2.33%) Web Services
6 1 (2.33%) XML
6 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Computer Science
1 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (20.93%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.30%) Social Media
4 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) System Testing
3 11 (25.58%) Waterfall
4 10 (23.26%) Software Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.98%) Time Management
9 3 (6.98%) Test Management
9 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Project Management
9 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Usability Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Test Planning
10 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.65%) Web Testing
10 2 (4.65%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) C#
2 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.95%) SQL
4 5 (11.63%) Java
5 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.65%) VBScript
6 2 (4.65%) PHP
7 1 (2.33%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.33%) XPath
7 1 (2.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) Degree
2 12 (27.91%) ISEB
2 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) APMP
3 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (72.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) IBM
2 3 (6.98%) Capita
3 2 (4.65%) Telerik
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