The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 116 126 117
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 25 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.19% 0.98% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.25% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 14
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £40,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,500 £38,950
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
Test Automation
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
2062 2003 1538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 79.43% 78.64% 75.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1286 1510 1281
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,000 £32,000
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%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Reading region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Reading

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 33 (67.35%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (65.31%) ISEB
3 28 (57.14%) SQL
4 25 (51.02%) QuickTest Pro
5 21 (42.86%) ISTQB
6 18 (36.73%) Windows
7 17 (34.69%) Windows XP
7 17 (34.69%) MS Exchange
7 17 (34.69%) SharePoint Server
7 17 (34.69%) Citrix
7 17 (34.69%) Veritas
7 17 (34.69%) McAfee
7 17 (34.69%) McAfee ePO
7 17 (34.69%) TestDirector
7 17 (34.69%) Clustering
7 17 (34.69%) Netcool
7 17 (34.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 16 (32.65%) WinRunner
8 16 (32.65%) Finance
9 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
9 15 (30.61%) Security Cleared
10 12 (24.49%) MS Excel
10 12 (24.49%) Selenium
11 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (20.41%) Test Management
12 10 (20.41%) Degree
12 10 (20.41%) HP
12 10 (20.41%) Test Planning
13 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (34.69%) MS Exchange
1 17 (34.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (24.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (51.02%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (34.69%) TestDirector
3 16 (32.65%) WinRunner
4 12 (24.49%) Selenium
5 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
7 5 (10.20%) Subversion
8 4 (8.16%) Maven
8 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
8 4 (8.16%) WebDriver
8 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.04%) Calabash
9 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Analyst
1 27 (55.10%) Test Analyst
2 14 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 14 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
3 10 (20.41%) Tester
4 7 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Senior Tester
5 6 (12.24%) Test Manager
5 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Tester
6 5 (10.20%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Software Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.08%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Struts
1 4 (8.16%) Swing
1 4 (8.16%) SWT
2 3 (6.12%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.69%) Clustering
2 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) iPad
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Windows XP
3 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.16%) UNIX
5 1 (2.04%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
2 10 (20.41%) Test Planning
2 10 (20.41%) Test Management
3 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
4 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
4 8 (16.33%) Manual Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Software Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Scrum
5 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
5 6 (12.24%) Automation Testing
6 5 (10.20%) TDD
7 4 (8.16%) Validation
7 4 (8.16%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.04%) Kanban
9 1 (2.04%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) Java
3 6 (12.24%) VBScript
4 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.16%) Perl
4 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.08%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (65.31%) ISEB
2 21 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 15 (30.61%) Security Cleared
4 10 (20.41%) Degree
5 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.16%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 33 (67.35%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (34.69%) McAfee ePO
2 17 (34.69%) Netcool
2 17 (34.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Citrix
1 17 (34.69%) Veritas
1 17 (34.69%) McAfee
2 10 (20.41%) HP
3 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) Google
4 1 (2.04%) Fujitsu
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