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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 122 121 118
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.63% 0.89% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.17% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 11 16 13
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,250 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £46,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
1810 1802 1633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.17% 76.45% 72.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1328 1238 1273
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £33,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (60.87%) SQL
3 26 (56.52%) Degree
3 26 (56.52%) QA
4 20 (43.48%) Software Testing
4 20 (43.48%) Scrum
5 18 (39.13%) Java
5 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
5 18 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (36.96%) Computer Science
6 17 (36.96%) SQL Server
6 17 (36.96%) Visual Studio
7 16 (34.78%) ISEB
7 16 (34.78%) ISTQB
8 15 (32.61%) Selenium
9 12 (26.09%) Finance
10 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
11 10 (21.74%) Shell Script
11 10 (21.74%) Subversion
11 10 (21.74%) Maven
11 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
12 9 (19.57%) TDD
12 9 (19.57%) SDLC
13 8 (17.39%) Test Planning
13 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
13 8 (17.39%) Validation
13 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
13 8 (17.39%) Swing
13 8 (17.39%) UNIX
13 8 (17.39%) HTTPS

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (36.96%) Visual Studio
3 15 (32.61%) Selenium
4 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 10 (21.74%) Subversion
4 10 (21.74%) Maven
5 7 (15.22%) HP UFT
6 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
7 4 (8.70%) JBehave
8 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.35%) Mocha
8 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.35%) Robotium
8 2 (4.35%) Gradle
8 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.35%) Grunt
8 2 (4.35%) Ranorex
8 2 (4.35%) JMeter
8 2 (4.35%) Ant
8 2 (4.35%) RSpec
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.87%) Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Test Engineer
2 12 (26.09%) Test Leader
3 9 (19.57%) Automation Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Test Automation Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Test Manager
3 9 (19.57%) Tester
4 8 (17.39%) Software Manager
4 8 (17.39%) Software Test Manager
5 7 (15.22%) Test Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Analyst
6 6 (13.04%) Developer
7 5 (10.87%) Software Tester
8 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Lead Tester
8 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
9 3 (6.52%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Test Analyst
9 3 (6.52%) QA Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) Struts
1 8 (17.39%) SWT
1 8 (17.39%) Swing
2 7 (15.22%) Web Services
3 3 (6.52%) HTML
4 2 (4.35%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) Ajax
4 2 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (2.17%) .NET
5 1 (2.17%) JSON
5 1 (2.17%) WPF
5 1 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.52%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.35%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.35%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) UNIX
2 3 (6.52%) Android
3 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) Scrum
2 20 (43.48%) Software Testing
3 9 (19.57%) TDD
3 9 (19.57%) SDLC
4 8 (17.39%) Validation
4 8 (17.39%) Test Management
4 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
4 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 8 (17.39%) Test Planning
4 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
5 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.70%) BDD
6 4 (8.70%) User Stories
6 4 (8.70%) Automation Testing
6 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.70%) OOP
7 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (60.87%) SQL
2 18 (39.13%) Java
3 10 (21.74%) Shell Script
4 8 (17.39%) Perl
4 8 (17.39%) T-SQL
5 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.87%) C#
7 4 (8.70%) Python
7 4 (8.70%) VBScript
8 2 (4.35%) VB
8 2 (4.35%) PHP
8 2 (4.35%) Ruby
8 2 (4.35%) XPath
8 2 (4.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) Degree
2 16 (34.78%) ISEB
2 16 (34.78%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (56.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) HP
2 1 (2.17%) Telerik
Reading, Berkshire
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