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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 109 133 127
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -6
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 24 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.00% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.44% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 24 7 5
Average salary £41,250 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £32,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £45,000 £44,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
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
1923 1811 1459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 80.43% 78.77% 74.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1377 1223
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,250 £32,500
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 27 January 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (43.40%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (43.40%) QA
2 23 (43.40%) Selenium
3 18 (33.96%) System Testing
4 17 (32.08%) Manual Testing
5 15 (28.30%) XML
6 14 (26.42%) SQL
6 14 (26.42%) Degree
7 13 (24.53%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
7 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
7 13 (24.53%) ISEB
7 13 (24.53%) Finance
8 12 (22.64%) HTML
8 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
9 11 (20.75%) Computer Science
9 11 (20.75%) jQuery
9 11 (20.75%) Web Testing
9 11 (20.75%) Waterfall
9 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (20.75%) CSS
10 10 (18.87%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (18.87%) VBScript
10 10 (18.87%) C#
10 10 (18.87%) XPath
10 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
11 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
11 7 (13.21%) .NET
12 5 (9.43%) Automated Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (18.87%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (43.40%) QuickTest Pro
1 23 (43.40%) Selenium
2 4 (7.55%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.89%) TestComplete
3 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Analyst
1 27 (50.94%) Test Analyst
2 26 (49.06%) Tester
3 21 (39.62%) Automation Tester
4 20 (37.74%) Senior Analyst
4 20 (37.74%) Test Engineer
4 20 (37.74%) Senior Test Analyst
5 13 (24.53%) QA Engineer
6 12 (22.64%) QA Tester
6 12 (22.64%) Software Tester
6 12 (22.64%) Junior
7 11 (20.75%) Software Engineer
7 11 (20.75%) Graduate
7 11 (20.75%) Software Test Engineer
7 11 (20.75%) Junior Software Engineer
7 11 (20.75%) Junior Tester
7 11 (20.75%) Graduate Software Tester
7 11 (20.75%) Junior Software Tester
7 11 (20.75%) Junior Test Engineer
8 7 (13.21%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) XML
2 12 (22.64%) HTML
3 11 (20.75%) jQuery
3 11 (20.75%) CSS
4 7 (13.21%) .NET
5 1 (1.89%) HTML5
5 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.89%) JSON
5 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Computer Science
1 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.96%) System Testing
3 17 (32.08%) Manual Testing
4 11 (20.75%) Waterfall
4 11 (20.75%) Web Testing
5 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.43%) Integration Testing
6 5 (9.43%) Automated Testing
6 5 (9.43%) Software Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.77%) Project Management
9 2 (3.77%) Scrum
9 2 (3.77%) TDD
9 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.77%) Usability Testing
9 2 (3.77%) Time Management
9 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.77%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
3 10 (18.87%) VBScript
3 10 (18.87%) C#
3 10 (18.87%) XPath
4 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.89%) C++
4 1 (1.89%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) C
4 1 (1.89%) Python
4 1 (1.89%) Ruby
4 1 (1.89%) Perl
4 1 (1.89%) PHP
4 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Degree
2 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
2 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
2 13 (24.53%) ISEB
3 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.77%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (43.40%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (24.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.77%) IBM
1 2 (3.77%) HP
1 2 (3.77%) Capita
2 1 (1.89%) Telerik
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + Company shares
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +bonus, healthcare, Pension, mobile
Posted: 6 days ago