The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 115 126 107
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 24 13 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.96% 0.61% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.90% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 25
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £34,375 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £64,500 £50,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1825 1441 1725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.12% 67.49% 72.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1326 1103 1472
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
Berkshire

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 18 April 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (75.51%) QA
2 23 (46.94%) Selenium
2 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.90%) Degree
4 21 (42.86%) Java
4 21 (42.86%) Perl
4 21 (42.86%) Linux
5 20 (40.82%) C++
5 20 (40.82%) Python
6 19 (38.78%) Manual Testing
7 17 (34.69%) ISEB
7 17 (34.69%) Computer Science
7 17 (34.69%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (32.65%) User Stories
8 16 (32.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (32.65%) NoSQL
8 16 (32.65%) Riak
8 16 (32.65%) Stress Testing
8 16 (32.65%) C#
8 16 (32.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (32.65%) Business Continuity
8 16 (32.65%) Document Management
8 16 (32.65%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (26.53%) .NET
9 13 (26.53%) Visual Studio
10 11 (22.45%) Scrum
11 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
11 10 (20.41%) Automation Testing
12 9 (18.37%) BDD
12 9 (18.37%) Finance

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (8.16%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) SaaS
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) Apache Cassandra
1 16 (32.65%) NoSQL
1 16 (32.65%) Riak
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (46.94%) Selenium
2 13 (26.53%) Visual Studio
3 8 (16.33%) TestNG
4 4 (8.16%) JUnit
4 4 (8.16%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.16%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.04%) WinRunner
5 1 (2.04%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
2 1 (2.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) QA Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) Tester
2 18 (36.73%) Analyst
2 18 (36.73%) Test Analyst
3 16 (32.65%) QA Tester
4 12 (24.49%) Principal Engineer
4 12 (24.49%) QA Leader
5 7 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Software Tester
6 6 (12.24%) Test Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Principal Software Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Quality Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Lead Tester
7 4 (8.16%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) XML
2 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) Java SE
3 1 (2.04%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.69%) Computer Science
1 17 (34.69%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.16%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) iPad
3 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) UNIX
3 3 (6.12%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) Manual Testing
3 16 (32.65%) User Stories
3 16 (32.65%) Stress Testing
3 16 (32.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (32.65%) Business Continuity
3 16 (32.65%) Document Management
3 16 (32.65%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (22.45%) Scrum
5 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
5 10 (20.41%) Automation Testing
6 9 (18.37%) BDD
7 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Test Management
9 5 (10.20%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.16%) Validation
10 4 (8.16%) Web Application Development
10 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.16%) V-Model
10 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Java
1 21 (42.86%) Perl
2 20 (40.82%) C++
2 20 (40.82%) Python
3 16 (32.65%) C#
4 5 (10.20%) SQL
5 4 (8.16%) VBScript
5 4 (8.16%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (44.90%) Degree
2 17 (34.69%) ISEB
3 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (75.51%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.04%) KVM
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) Netcool
2 1 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) HP
2 2 (4.08%) VMware
3 1 (2.04%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.04%) Citrix
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + exceptional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Websense
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago