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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 114 122 124
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 26 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.25% 1.08% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.44% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23 21 6
Average salary £46,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.41% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £33,500 £34,375
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,375 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +5.96%
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
2006 1811 1481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.08% 75.21% 68.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1329 1326 1142
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,850 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 27 April 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 46 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (64.06%) SQL
3 34 (53.13%) Degree
4 28 (43.75%) Java
5 26 (40.63%) ISEB
6 25 (39.06%) ISTQB
7 24 (37.50%) QA
8 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
9 21 (32.81%) SQL Server
9 21 (32.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (32.81%) Test Planning
10 19 (29.69%) TDD
10 19 (29.69%) Visual Studio
10 19 (29.69%) Shell Script
11 18 (28.13%) Software Testing
12 17 (26.56%) Waterfall
12 17 (26.56%) Maven
12 17 (26.56%) Software Engineering
12 17 (26.56%) Subversion
12 17 (26.56%) Computer Science
12 17 (26.56%) SWT
12 17 (26.56%) Validation
12 17 (26.56%) Scrum
12 17 (26.56%) Struts
12 17 (26.56%) T-SQL
12 17 (26.56%) Perl
12 17 (26.56%) UNIX
12 17 (26.56%) Swing
12 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
12 17 (26.56%) Git (software)

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 5 (7.81%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (32.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (29.69%) Visual Studio
3 17 (26.56%) Subversion
3 17 (26.56%) Maven
3 17 (26.56%) Git (software)
4 15 (23.44%) Selenium
5 9 (14.06%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (10.94%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.81%) TestDirector
8 4 (6.25%) WinRunner
9 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
10 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.13%) Robotium
10 2 (3.13%) JMeter
10 2 (3.13%) JIRA
10 2 (3.13%) JBehave
11 1 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.56%) Calabash
11 1 (1.56%) Selenium IDE
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.81%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Test Engineer
2 18 (28.13%) Automation Engineer
3 17 (26.56%) Test Automation Engineer
4 14 (21.88%) Tester
4 14 (21.88%) Analyst
4 14 (21.88%) Test Analyst
5 12 (18.75%) Developer
5 12 (18.75%) Test Leader
6 9 (14.06%) Software Test Analyst
6 9 (14.06%) Test Manager
6 9 (14.06%) Java Developer
7 8 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (10.94%) Senior Software Test Analyst
8 7 (10.94%) Lead Test Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) Automation Tester
9 5 (7.81%) Senior Tester
9 5 (7.81%) Software Tester
10 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Tester
10 4 (6.25%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) Struts
1 17 (26.56%) Swing
1 17 (26.56%) SWT
2 5 (7.81%) .NET
3 3 (4.69%) Web Services
4 2 (3.13%) XML
4 2 (3.13%) HTML
4 2 (3.13%) JSON
4 2 (3.13%) WPF
4 2 (3.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.56%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.81%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.81%) User Experience
3 4 (6.25%) Clustering
4 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.69%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.13%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.13%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) UNIX
2 8 (12.50%) Windows
3 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
4 4 (6.25%) Android
5 2 (3.13%) Linux
5 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.81%) Test Planning
3 19 (29.69%) TDD
4 18 (28.13%) Software Testing
5 17 (26.56%) Software Engineering
5 17 (26.56%) Validation
5 17 (26.56%) Scrum
5 17 (26.56%) Waterfall
6 13 (20.31%) Mentoring
7 12 (18.75%) Test Management
7 12 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.38%) Test Strategy
9 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
10 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.25%) Automation Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Manual Testing
11 3 (4.69%) BDD
12 2 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (3.13%) Analytics
12 2 (3.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 41 (64.06%) SQL
2 28 (43.75%) Java
3 19 (29.69%) Shell Script
4 17 (26.56%) Perl
4 17 (26.56%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.25%) C#
6 3 (4.69%) VBScript
6 3 (4.69%) Python
7 2 (3.13%) Ruby
7 2 (3.13%) XPath
7 2 (3.13%) Groovy
8 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (53.13%) Degree
2 26 (40.63%) ISEB
3 25 (39.06%) ISTQB
4 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (6.25%) Netcool
2 4 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) HP
3 4 (6.25%) Citrix
3 4 (6.25%) Veritas
3 4 (6.25%) McAfee
4 2 (3.13%) Telerik
5 1 (1.56%) Google
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, UK
Cisco Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: Exc Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CISCO SYSTEMS LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago