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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 131 146 123
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 19 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.72% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.44% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 5
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% +0.18%
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
2085 2039 1550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 79.43% 78.15% 75.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1297 1586 1263
Average salary £51,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.36% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 21 November 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 38 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (55.17%) XML
3 27 (46.55%) SC Cleared
3 27 (46.55%) Security Cleared
4 26 (44.83%) SQL
5 23 (39.66%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (39.66%) XPath
5 23 (39.66%) Web Testing
5 23 (39.66%) Manual Testing
6 22 (37.93%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (32.76%) Finance
7 19 (32.76%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (29.31%) System Testing
9 16 (27.59%) VBScript
10 15 (25.86%) Selenium
11 11 (18.97%) ISEB
12 9 (15.52%) QA
12 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
13 8 (13.79%) Test Automation
14 7 (12.07%) ISTQB
15 6 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
16 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
16 5 (8.62%) C#
16 5 (8.62%) HTML
16 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
16 5 (8.62%) CSS
16 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
16 5 (8.62%) Degree
16 5 (8.62%) jQuery

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (39.66%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (37.93%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (25.86%) Selenium
3 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.72%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 19 (32.76%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (63.79%) Analyst
1 37 (63.79%) Test Analyst
2 30 (51.72%) Senior Analyst
2 30 (51.72%) Senior Test Analyst
3 20 (34.48%) Tester
4 16 (27.59%) Test Engineer
5 15 (25.86%) Automation Tester
6 10 (17.24%) Consultant
7 9 (15.52%) Senior Test Engineer
7 9 (15.52%) Test Consultant
7 9 (15.52%) Senior Automation Tester
7 9 (15.52%) Senior Tester
8 6 (10.34%) Software Tester
8 6 (10.34%) QA Engineer
8 6 (10.34%) Junior
9 5 (8.62%) Software Engineer
9 5 (8.62%) Graduate
9 5 (8.62%) Junior Tester
9 5 (8.62%) Junior Software Engineer
9 5 (8.62%) Graduate Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (55.17%) XML
2 5 (8.62%) jQuery
2 5 (8.62%) HTML
2 5 (8.62%) CSS
3 1 (1.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (39.66%) Manual Testing
2 23 (39.66%) Web Testing
3 17 (29.31%) System Testing
4 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
5 8 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
6 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.17%) Test Management
7 3 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.17%) Usability Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Automated Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Software Testing
9 1 (1.72%) TDD
9 1 (1.72%) Scrum
9 1 (1.72%) Test Strategy
9 1 (1.72%) Agile Testing
9 1 (1.72%) User Stories
9 1 (1.72%) Line Management
9 1 (1.72%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.83%) SQL
2 23 (39.66%) XPath
3 16 (27.59%) VBScript
4 5 (8.62%) C#
4 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) C++
5 1 (1.72%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby
5 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (46.55%) SC Cleared
1 27 (46.55%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.97%) ISEB
3 7 (12.07%) ISTQB
4 6 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (8.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (32.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) IBM
1 3 (5.17%) HP
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle
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