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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 114 106 117
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 18 30 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.74% 1.32% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.78% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13 27 17
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,900 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
1895 1686 1513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 77.51% 74.40% 75.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1308 1321 1262
Average salary £51,500 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.95% -3.15%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (54.72%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (50.94%) ISEB
3 26 (49.06%) QA
4 25 (47.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 24 (45.28%) Selenium
6 21 (39.62%) Finance
7 17 (32.08%) Test Scripting
8 16 (30.19%) SQL
8 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (28.30%) ISTQB
10 14 (26.42%) VBScript
11 13 (24.53%) Automation Testing
12 12 (22.64%) C#
12 12 (22.64%) Scrum
13 11 (20.75%) Manual Testing
13 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
13 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
13 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (18.87%) Windows
14 10 (18.87%) Windows XP
14 10 (18.87%) TestDirector
14 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (18.87%) Netcool
14 10 (18.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 10 (18.87%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (16.98%) HP
15 9 (16.98%) WinRunner
15 9 (16.98%) Automated Testing
16 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
16 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 10 (18.87%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.43%) Apache
4 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) HTTP
2 3 (5.66%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (47.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 24 (45.28%) Selenium
3 10 (18.87%) TestDirector
4 9 (16.98%) WinRunner
5 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
6 5 (9.43%) TestNG
7 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
8 3 (5.66%) WebDriver
9 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.77%) LoadUI
9 2 (3.77%) JIRA
9 2 (3.77%) JUnit
9 2 (3.77%) jMock
9 2 (3.77%) JMeter
10 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 21 (39.62%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Retail
3 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (66.04%) Analyst
1 35 (66.04%) Test Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Senior Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Senior Test Analyst
3 11 (20.75%) Test Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) QA Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Tester
6 5 (9.43%) Developer
6 5 (9.43%) QA Leader
6 5 (9.43%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.66%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) XML
3 4 (7.55%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.77%) REST
4 2 (3.77%) JMS
4 2 (3.77%) Middleware
4 2 (3.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) Clustering
3 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) iPad
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
1 10 (18.87%) Windows XP
1 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (13.21%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Test Scripting
2 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.53%) Automation Testing
4 12 (22.64%) Scrum
5 11 (20.75%) Manual Testing
6 9 (16.98%) Automated Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (11.32%) Test Management
8 6 (11.32%) Software Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
9 5 (9.43%) DevOps
9 5 (9.43%) Web Application Development
10 4 (7.55%) BDD
10 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
11 3 (5.66%) Functional Testing
11 3 (5.66%) Integration Testing
11 3 (5.66%) System Testing
12 2 (3.77%) Project Planning
12 2 (3.77%) TDD
12 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) SQL
2 14 (26.42%) VBScript
3 12 (22.64%) C#
4 7 (13.21%) Java
5 5 (9.43%) Perl
5 5 (9.43%) C++
5 5 (9.43%) C
5 5 (9.43%) Python
6 2 (3.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (50.94%) ISEB
2 15 (28.30%) ISTQB
3 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (11.32%) Degree
5 3 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.77%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (49.06%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (54.72%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (18.87%) Netcool
2 10 (18.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (11.32%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) HP
2 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.32%) Citrix
3 6 (11.32%) Veritas
3 6 (11.32%) McAfee
4 4 (7.55%) Fujitsu
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