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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 120 122 111
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 21 15 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.94% 0.60% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.78% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 24
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £48,000 £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
1827 1914 1679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.53% 77.05% 74.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1387 1327 1304
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 25 (73.53%) QA
2 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (55.88%) Selenium
4 18 (52.94%) Scrum
5 15 (44.12%) SQL
5 15 (44.12%) Software Testing
6 14 (41.18%) ISTQB
7 13 (38.24%) Degree
7 13 (38.24%) Java
8 12 (35.29%) Web Services
8 12 (35.29%) Computer Science
9 11 (32.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
9 11 (32.35%) Visual Studio
9 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
9 11 (32.35%) ISEB
10 8 (23.53%) HP UFT
10 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
10 8 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (20.59%) Test Management
11 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
11 7 (20.59%) Cucumber
11 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
11 7 (20.59%) Finance
12 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
12 6 (17.65%) User Stories
12 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
13 5 (14.71%) JBehave
13 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
13 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (55.88%) Selenium
2 11 (32.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (32.35%) Visual Studio
3 8 (23.53%) HP UFT
4 7 (20.59%) Cucumber
5 5 (14.71%) JBehave
5 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
6 4 (11.76%) Mocha
6 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
6 4 (11.76%) Gradle
6 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
6 4 (11.76%) Grunt
6 4 (11.76%) JMeter
6 4 (11.76%) Ant
6 4 (11.76%) Maven
6 4 (11.76%) TestNG
6 4 (11.76%) FitNesse
6 4 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.88%) RSpec
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
4 2 (5.88%) Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Electronics
5 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Test Leader
2 9 (26.47%) Test Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) Tester
4 7 (20.59%) Test Manager
4 7 (20.59%) Software Manager
4 7 (20.59%) Software Test Manager
5 6 (17.65%) Automation Tester
5 6 (17.65%) Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) AWS Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Test Consultant
8 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Consultant
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (5.88%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) Ajax
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.76%) Digital Media
2 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 4 (11.76%) Physics
3 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) DTV
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) UNIX
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Scrum
3 15 (44.12%) Software Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (20.59%) Test Management
5 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 6 (17.65%) User Stories
6 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.76%) OOP
8 4 (11.76%) Build Automation
9 3 (8.82%) Automation Testing
9 3 (8.82%) BDD
10 2 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
10 2 (5.88%) Change Management
10 2 (5.88%) Demand Management
10 2 (5.88%) DevOps
10 2 (5.88%) People Management
10 2 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 13 (38.24%) Java
3 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) Python
4 5 (14.71%) C#
5 4 (11.76%) VBScript
6 2 (5.88%) VB
6 2 (5.88%) PHP
6 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.88%) Ruby
6 2 (5.88%) XPath
6 2 (5.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 13 (38.24%) Degree
3 11 (32.35%) ISEB
4 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (73.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) IBM
3 2 (5.88%) HP
3 2 (5.88%) Citrix
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Salary: very competitive + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 25 days ago