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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 110 130 113
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 22 13 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.95% 0.57% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.82% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 19
Average salary £37,500 £56,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £48,250 £36,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1697 1583 1719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.43% 69.74% 76.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 1243 1452
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 22 July 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 28 (59.57%) QA
2 25 (53.19%) Selenium
3 23 (48.94%) ISEB
4 18 (38.30%) C#
5 17 (36.17%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (31.91%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (31.91%) Finance
7 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
8 13 (27.66%) Automation Testing
8 13 (27.66%) Scrum
8 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (27.66%) .NET
9 12 (25.53%) Visual Studio
10 11 (23.40%) VBScript
10 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
11 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
11 9 (19.15%) SQL
11 9 (19.15%) Java
11 9 (19.15%) Linux
12 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (17.02%) Degree
13 7 (14.89%) BDD
13 7 (14.89%) Perl
13 7 (14.89%) C++
13 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
13 7 (14.89%) Python
13 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
13 7 (14.89%) Retail
14 6 (12.77%) HP
14 6 (12.77%) XML

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (10.64%) SharePoint Server
1 5 (10.64%) Apache
2 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) SaaS
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
1 2 (4.26%) Riak
Development Applications
1 25 (53.19%) Selenium
2 15 (31.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (25.53%) Visual Studio
4 5 (10.64%) TestNG
4 5 (10.64%) WinRunner
4 5 (10.64%) TestDirector
5 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.26%) JMeter
6 2 (4.26%) JUnit
6 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.26%) LoadUI
6 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.26%) JIRA
6 2 (4.26%) jMock
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Retail
3 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Analyst
1 29 (61.70%) Test Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Test Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Senior Test Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) QA Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Automation Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) QA Automation Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) QA Leader
6 5 (10.64%) Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) QA Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) .NET
2 6 (12.77%) XML
3 5 (10.64%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.26%) Middleware
4 2 (4.26%) JMS
4 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) iPad
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) UNIX
2 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Windows XP
2 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
2 13 (27.66%) Automation Testing
2 13 (27.66%) Scrum
2 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
4 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (14.89%) BDD
5 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Web Application Development
7 5 (10.64%) DevOps
7 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.38%) System Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
9 2 (4.26%) Document Management
9 2 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (4.26%) TDD
9 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) C#
2 11 (23.40%) VBScript
3 9 (19.15%) SQL
3 9 (19.15%) Java
4 7 (14.89%) Perl
4 7 (14.89%) C++
4 7 (14.89%) Python
5 5 (10.64%) C
6 2 (4.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) ISEB
2 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
3 8 (17.02%) Degree
4 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (59.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (36.17%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.64%) Netcool
2 5 (10.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) HP
3 4 (8.51%) Fujitsu
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix
4 1 (2.13%) Veritas
4 1 (2.13%) McAfee
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 19 days ago