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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 106 110 129
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 25 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.40% 1.09% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.38% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 5
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £42,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £55,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1899 1812 1456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 80.47% 78.71% 74.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1292 1371 1213
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 January 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 34 (57.63%) ISEB
2 33 (55.93%) SQL
3 32 (54.24%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (40.68%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (40.68%) ISTQB
5 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (30.51%) Windows
7 17 (28.81%) Degree
7 17 (28.81%) Test Scripting
8 16 (27.12%) SharePoint Server
8 16 (27.12%) McAfee ePO
8 16 (27.12%) Test Planning
8 16 (27.12%) Windows XP
8 16 (27.12%) MS Exchange
8 16 (27.12%) Veritas
8 16 (27.12%) Netcool
8 16 (27.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 16 (27.12%) Citrix
8 16 (27.12%) Finance
8 16 (27.12%) McAfee
8 16 (27.12%) TestDirector
8 16 (27.12%) Clustering
9 15 (25.42%) WinRunner
9 15 (25.42%) Java
9 15 (25.42%) Selenium
9 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
10 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
11 11 (18.64%) TDD
11 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
11 11 (18.64%) QA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 16 (27.12%) MS Exchange
1 16 (27.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (40.68%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (27.12%) TestDirector
3 15 (25.42%) WinRunner
3 15 (25.42%) Selenium
4 10 (16.95%) Subversion
5 9 (15.25%) Maven
5 9 (15.25%) Git (software)
5 9 (15.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (13.56%) Visual Studio
7 6 (10.17%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.69%) Calabash
9 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Analyst
1 27 (45.76%) Test Analyst
2 15 (25.42%) Senior Analyst
2 15 (25.42%) Senior Test Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Test Engineer
3 12 (20.34%) Tester
4 9 (15.25%) Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Java Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Automation Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Test Manager
6 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Tester
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Tester
6 6 (10.17%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Software Test Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.78%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.39%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) Struts
1 9 (15.25%) Swing
1 9 (15.25%) SWT
2 4 (6.78%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) HTML
3 1 (1.69%) XML
3 1 (1.69%) JSON
3 1 (1.69%) WPF
3 1 (1.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) Clustering
2 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
3 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) iPad
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.51%) Windows
2 16 (27.12%) Windows XP
3 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (15.25%) UNIX
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.81%) Test Scripting
3 16 (27.12%) Test Planning
4 11 (18.64%) Mentoring
4 11 (18.64%) Test Management
4 11 (18.64%) TDD
5 10 (16.95%) Test Strategy
6 9 (15.25%) Manual Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
6 9 (15.25%) Validation
6 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
7 8 (13.56%) Software Testing
7 8 (13.56%) Scrum
8 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
8 7 (11.86%) Automation Testing
9 4 (6.78%) Project Planning
9 4 (6.78%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (1.69%) Refactoring
11 1 (1.69%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.93%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) Java
3 9 (15.25%) Perl
3 9 (15.25%) T-SQL
3 9 (15.25%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.17%) VBScript
5 3 (5.08%) C#
6 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (57.63%) ISEB
2 24 (40.68%) ISTQB
3 17 (28.81%) Degree
4 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
5 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 32 (54.24%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (27.12%) McAfee ePO
2 16 (27.12%) Netcool
2 16 (27.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Citrix
1 16 (27.12%) Veritas
1 16 (27.12%) McAfee
2 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.95%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) Telerik
4 1 (1.69%) Google
4 1 (1.69%) Fujitsu
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