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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 100 132 127
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -5
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 39 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.56% 0.089% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.12% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 39 2 6
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
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
1933 1669 1499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 77.23% 74.31% 75.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1339 1301 1256
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 12 September 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 44 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (61.54%) XML
3 31 (47.69%) HP Quality Center
4 29 (44.62%) SC Cleared
4 29 (44.62%) Security Cleared
5 27 (41.54%) Manual Testing
6 26 (40.00%) Finance
7 25 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
7 25 (38.46%) SQL
7 25 (38.46%) VBScript
8 23 (35.38%) BizTalk Server
8 23 (35.38%) System Testing
8 23 (35.38%) Web Testing
8 23 (35.38%) XPath
9 17 (26.15%) Integration Testing
10 14 (21.54%) Test Automation
11 13 (20.00%) ISEB
12 11 (16.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (15.38%) QA
14 9 (13.85%) Scrum
14 9 (13.85%) Selenium
15 8 (12.31%) ISTQB
16 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
16 7 (10.77%) C#
17 6 (9.23%) IBM
17 6 (9.23%) HP
17 6 (9.23%) Test Management
17 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
17 6 (9.23%) Usability Testing
18 3 (4.62%) WebDriver

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 23 (35.38%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (13.85%) Selenium
3 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
4 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 37 (56.92%) Senior Analyst
2 37 (56.92%) 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%) Consultant
7 9 (13.85%) Senior Tester
7 9 (13.85%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (1.54%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (1.54%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (1.54%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (1.54%) Junior
8 1 (1.54%) Graduate
8 1 (1.54%) Manual Tester
8 1 (1.54%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (61.54%) XML
2 3 (4.62%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) Manual Testing
3 23 (35.38%) System Testing
3 23 (35.38%) Web Testing
4 17 (26.15%) Integration Testing
5 14 (21.54%) Test Automation
6 9 (13.85%) Scrum
7 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.23%) Test Management
8 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (9.23%) Usability Testing
9 2 (3.08%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.08%) Regression Testing
10 1 (1.54%) TDD
10 1 (1.54%) Automated Testing
10 1 (1.54%) BDD
10 1 (1.54%) Test Strategy
10 1 (1.54%) Agile Testing
10 1 (1.54%) User Stories
10 1 (1.54%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (38.46%) SQL
1 25 (38.46%) VBScript
2 23 (35.38%) XPath
3 7 (10.77%) 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 29 (44.62%) SC Cleared
1 29 (44.62%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.00%) ISEB
3 11 (16.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (12.31%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 31 (47.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.08%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) IBM
1 6 (9.23%) HP
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle