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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 132 113 128
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 12 23 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.52% 0.98% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.27% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 11 23 7
Average salary £31,500 £36,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.69% -30.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £35,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £44,500 £63,100
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,500 £34,250
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +6.56%
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
1888 1808 1495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.45% 76.84% 68.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1311 1281 1165
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +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 27 May 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 28 (68.29%) QA
2 20 (48.78%) Degree
3 19 (46.34%) Selenium
4 17 (41.46%) C#
4 17 (41.46%) .NET
4 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (31.71%) Computer Science
6 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
6 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (26.83%) ISEB
7 11 (26.83%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (26.83%) System Testing
7 11 (26.83%) ISTQB
7 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
8 10 (24.39%) HTML
9 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
9 9 (21.95%) jQuery
9 9 (21.95%) Mobile App
10 8 (19.51%) Waterfall
10 8 (19.51%) CSS
10 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
12 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (14.63%) Java
12 6 (14.63%) SQL
12 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
13 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
13 5 (12.20%) Linux
13 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
13 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (46.34%) Selenium
2 11 (26.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.44%) Mocha
4 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.44%) Robotium
4 1 (2.44%) Gradle
4 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) Grunt
4 1 (2.44%) JMeter
4 1 (2.44%) Maven
4 1 (2.44%) Ant
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) WinRunner
4 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.44%) TestNG
4 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) JBehave
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (63.41%) Tester
2 19 (46.34%) Automation Tester
3 16 (39.02%) Analyst
4 13 (31.71%) Test Engineer
5 12 (29.27%) Graduate
6 11 (26.83%) QA Engineer
7 10 (24.39%) Test Analyst
8 9 (21.95%) QA Tester
9 8 (19.51%) Junior Tester
9 8 (19.51%) Junior Software Engineer
9 8 (19.51%) QA Analyst
9 8 (19.51%) Software Tester
9 8 (19.51%) Junior
9 8 (19.51%) Software Engineer
9 8 (19.51%) Graduate Software Tester
9 8 (19.51%) Junior Software Tester
9 8 (19.51%) Junior Test Engineer
9 8 (19.51%) Software Test Engineer
10 7 (17.07%) Quality Analyst
11 6 (14.63%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) .NET
2 10 (24.39%) HTML
3 9 (21.95%) jQuery
4 8 (19.51%) CSS
5 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
5 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
6 4 (9.76%) WCF
7 2 (4.88%) WPF
7 2 (4.88%) JSON
7 2 (4.88%) HTML5
7 2 (4.88%) Web Services
8 1 (2.44%) XML
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET
8 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.44%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Computer Science
2 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (21.95%) Mobile App
4 4 (9.76%) Social Media
5 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.44%) Physics
6 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
2 11 (26.83%) System Testing
3 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
4 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (19.51%) Waterfall
5 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.32%) Time Management
7 3 (7.32%) Test Planning
7 3 (7.32%) SDLC
7 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.32%) Test Management
7 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Usability Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Web Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Scrum
8 2 (4.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) C#
2 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.63%) Java
3 6 (14.63%) SQL
4 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.88%) VBScript
5 2 (4.88%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.44%) XPath
6 1 (2.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) Degree
2 11 (26.83%) ISEB
2 11 (26.83%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) APMP
4 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (68.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) HP
3 3 (7.32%) IBM
3 3 (7.32%) Capita
4 2 (4.88%) Telerik
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago