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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 115 113 111
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 26 28 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.01% 1.13% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.45% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16 19 17
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +56.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £34,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,625 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
2024 1931 1514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 78.36% 78.08% 75.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1494 1238
Average salary £52,250 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (70.21%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (59.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (55.32%) ISEB
4 21 (44.68%) Finance
5 18 (38.30%) SQL
6 16 (34.04%) Test Scripting
7 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
7 15 (31.91%) SharePoint Server
7 15 (31.91%) QA
7 15 (31.91%) Selenium
7 15 (31.91%) Netcool
7 15 (31.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 15 (31.91%) Windows
7 15 (31.91%) TestDirector
7 15 (31.91%) Windows XP
8 14 (29.79%) WinRunner
9 13 (27.66%) Veritas
9 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (27.66%) Citrix
9 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
9 13 (27.66%) McAfee
9 13 (27.66%) Clustering
9 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
9 13 (27.66%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (25.53%) ISTQB
10 12 (25.53%) VBScript
11 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (21.28%) Automation Testing
13 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
14 8 (17.02%) HP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 15 (31.91%) SharePoint Server
2 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (59.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (31.91%) Selenium
2 15 (31.91%) TestDirector
3 14 (29.79%) WinRunner
4 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.26%) JUnit
6 2 (4.26%) jMock
6 2 (4.26%) JMeter
6 2 (4.26%) JIRA
6 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.26%) LoadUI
6 2 (4.26%) Spock
7 1 (2.13%) Subversion
7 1 (2.13%) TestNG
General
1 21 (44.68%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Retail
3 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (68.09%) Analyst
1 32 (68.09%) Test Analyst
2 17 (36.17%) Senior Analyst
2 17 (36.17%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Tester
3 6 (12.77%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Software Tester
5 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.13%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) XML
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) SOAP
2 2 (4.26%) JMS
2 2 (4.26%) Middleware
2 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Clustering
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
1 15 (31.91%) Windows XP
2 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.38%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Test Scripting
2 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Automation Testing
4 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
5 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
5 7 (14.89%) Scrum
6 6 (12.77%) Test Management
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.38%) TDD
9 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.38%) Test Planning
9 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
10 2 (4.26%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (4.26%) BDD
10 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 12 (25.53%) VBScript
3 6 (12.77%) C#
4 3 (6.38%) Java
5 2 (4.26%) VB
6 1 (2.13%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.13%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (55.32%) ISEB
2 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
3 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
4 12 (25.53%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.38%) Degree
6 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (70.21%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (31.91%) Netcool
2 15 (31.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (27.66%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Citrix
1 13 (27.66%) Veritas
1 13 (27.66%) McAfee
2 8 (17.02%) HP
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) Fujitsu
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum GBP 25 - 30K +Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum GBP 30 - 40K +Benefits (neg)
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago