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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 118 107 112
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 21 30 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.83% 1.31% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.72% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14 26 16
Average salary £38,750 £55,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.54% +41.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £35,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,350 £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
1979 1744 1454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 77.97% 75.93% 75.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1332 1348 1184
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +4.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £62,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 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 31 (60.78%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (56.86%) ISEB
3 27 (52.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 22 (43.14%) QA
5 21 (41.18%) Finance
6 20 (39.22%) Selenium
7 18 (35.29%) SQL
8 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 15 (29.41%) SC Cleared
9 15 (29.41%) Security Cleared
10 14 (27.45%) SharePoint Server
10 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (27.45%) Netcool
10 14 (27.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 14 (27.45%) Windows
10 14 (27.45%) TestDirector
10 14 (27.45%) Windows XP
11 13 (25.49%) WinRunner
11 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (25.49%) ISTQB
12 12 (23.53%) VBScript
13 11 (21.57%) Automation Testing
14 10 (19.61%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (19.61%) C#
14 10 (19.61%) Citrix
14 10 (19.61%) MS Exchange
14 10 (19.61%) Clustering
14 10 (19.61%) Veritas
14 10 (19.61%) McAfee
15 9 (17.65%) Scrum

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 14 (27.45%) SharePoint Server
2 10 (19.61%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (52.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (39.22%) Selenium
3 14 (27.45%) TestDirector
4 13 (25.49%) WinRunner
5 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio
6 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.88%) TestNG
8 2 (3.92%) JIRA
8 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.92%) LoadUI
8 2 (3.92%) Spock
8 2 (3.92%) JUnit
8 2 (3.92%) jMock
8 2 (3.92%) JMeter
9 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 21 (41.18%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Retail
3 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (70.59%) Analyst
1 36 (70.59%) Test Analyst
2 16 (31.37%) Senior Analyst
2 16 (31.37%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Test Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) QA Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Software Tester
6 3 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) QA Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) XML
3 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.92%) REST
4 2 (3.92%) JMS
4 2 (3.92%) Middleware
4 2 (3.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Clustering
2 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) iPad
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Windows
1 14 (27.45%) Windows XP
1 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (9.80%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (21.57%) Automation Testing
4 9 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 9 (17.65%) Scrum
5 6 (11.76%) Test Management
5 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.88%) Web Application Development
8 3 (5.88%) Functional Testing
8 3 (5.88%) DevOps
8 3 (5.88%) BDD
8 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.92%) TDD
9 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.92%) Regression Testing
9 2 (3.92%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) SQL
2 12 (23.53%) VBScript
3 10 (19.61%) C#
4 5 (9.80%) Java
5 3 (5.88%) Perl
5 3 (5.88%) C++
5 3 (5.88%) C
5 3 (5.88%) Python
6 2 (3.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (56.86%) ISEB
2 15 (29.41%) SC Cleared
2 15 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 13 (25.49%) ISTQB
4 5 (9.80%) Degree
5 2 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (43.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (60.78%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (27.45%) Netcool
2 14 (27.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (19.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Citrix
1 10 (19.61%) Veritas
1 10 (19.61%) McAfee
2 9 (17.65%) HP
3 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.84%) Fujitsu
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