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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 121 112 106
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 26 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.64% 1.12% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.55% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 12 23 19
Average salary £38,750 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.54% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £36,700
10% offered a salary of more than £48,225 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
1869 1675 1587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 74.28% 72.01% 76.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1282 1300 1337
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (55.77%) ISEB
2 27 (51.92%) QA
3 26 (50.00%) Selenium
4 24 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
5 20 (38.46%) Finance
6 17 (32.69%) ISTQB
7 16 (30.77%) C#
8 15 (28.85%) Test Scripting
9 13 (25.00%) Automation Testing
9 13 (25.00%) SQL
9 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (25.00%) Scrum
10 12 (23.08%) VBScript
10 12 (23.08%) Visual Studio
11 11 (21.15%) .NET
12 10 (19.23%) HP
13 9 (17.31%) Manual Testing
14 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
14 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
14 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
14 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
15 7 (13.46%) Windows XP
15 7 (13.46%) WinRunner
15 7 (13.46%) TestDirector
15 7 (13.46%) Java
15 7 (13.46%) Windows
15 7 (13.46%) Linux
15 7 (13.46%) Retail

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (13.46%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (9.62%) Apache
3 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) SaaS
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) HTTP
2 3 (5.77%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (50.00%) Selenium
2 20 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 7 (13.46%) WinRunner
4 7 (13.46%) TestDirector
5 5 (9.62%) TestNG
6 4 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.85%) JIRA
8 2 (3.85%) jMock
8 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.85%) LoadUI
8 2 (3.85%) JMeter
8 2 (3.85%) JUnit
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Retail
3 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (63.46%) Analyst
1 33 (63.46%) Test Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Senior Test Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) QA Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Developer
6 5 (9.62%) QA Leader
6 5 (9.62%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) QA Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.77%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) .NET
2 6 (11.54%) XML
3 5 (9.62%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.85%) REST
4 2 (3.85%) Middleware
4 2 (3.85%) JMS
4 2 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.77%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Windows XP
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
1 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (9.62%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Test Scripting
2 13 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) Scrum
3 9 (17.31%) Manual Testing
4 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Test Management
7 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.62%) BDD
7 5 (9.62%) DevOps
7 5 (9.62%) Web Application Development
8 4 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.77%) System Testing
10 2 (3.85%) Project Planning
10 2 (3.85%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) C#
2 13 (25.00%) SQL
3 12 (23.08%) VBScript
4 7 (13.46%) Java
5 5 (9.62%) Python
5 5 (9.62%) Perl
5 5 (9.62%) C++
5 5 (9.62%) C
6 2 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (55.77%) ISEB
2 17 (32.69%) ISTQB
3 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.46%) Degree
5 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (51.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (13.46%) Netcool
2 7 (13.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) HP
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.69%) Fujitsu
4 3 (5.77%) Veritas
4 3 (5.77%) Citrix
4 3 (5.77%) McAfee
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