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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 114 104 118
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 29 40 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.38% 1.66% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.97% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15 26 18
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -22.72%
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
1791 2029 1837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 85.04% 84.26% 81.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1412 1365 1374
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 58 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (68.29%) Selenium
3 44 (53.66%) SQL
4 39 (47.56%) QA
5 32 (39.02%) Java
6 27 (32.93%) ISTQB
7 26 (31.71%) BDD
8 22 (26.83%) Computer Science
8 22 (26.83%) Web Services
8 22 (26.83%) Linux
9 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
9 21 (25.61%) Degree
9 21 (25.61%) Scrum
9 21 (25.61%) Web Testing
9 21 (25.61%) Test Scripting
10 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (24.39%) MySQL
11 19 (23.17%) Microsoft
11 19 (23.17%) ISEB
11 19 (23.17%) JIRA
11 19 (23.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (21.95%) Visual Studio
13 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
13 17 (20.73%) MS Excel
13 17 (20.73%) Jenkins
14 16 (19.51%) Cucumber
14 16 (19.51%) Unix
14 16 (19.51%) C#
14 16 (19.51%) HP UFT
15 15 (18.29%) Finance

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (8.54%) Apache
2 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.66%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (20.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.44%) SNMP
3 1 (1.22%) 3G
3 1 (1.22%) ATM
3 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.22%) GPRS
3 1 (1.22%) GSM
3 1 (1.22%) HSDPA
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) ISUP
3 1 (1.22%) SCCP
3 1 (1.22%) SDH
3 1 (1.22%) SMPP
3 1 (1.22%) SMS
3 1 (1.22%) SS7
3 1 (1.22%) TCAP
3 1 (1.22%) Telnet
3 1 (1.22%) UMTS
3 1 (1.22%) VoIP
3 1 (1.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.39%) MySQL
2 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 56 (68.29%) Selenium
2 19 (23.17%) JIRA
2 19 (23.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (21.95%) Visual Studio
4 17 (20.73%) Jenkins
5 16 (19.51%) Cucumber
5 16 (19.51%) HP UFT
6 12 (14.63%) Git (software)
6 12 (14.63%) WebDriver
7 10 (12.20%) Ranorex
7 10 (12.20%) Subversion
8 9 (10.98%) JBehave
8 9 (10.98%) LoadRunner
9 8 (9.76%) FitNesse
9 8 (9.76%) JMeter
9 8 (9.76%) RSpec
10 7 (8.54%) Ant
10 7 (8.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (8.54%) Maven
11 5 (6.10%) TestNG
General
1 15 (18.29%) Finance
1 15 (18.29%) Telecoms
2 11 (13.41%) Banking
3 10 (12.20%) Retail
4 8 (9.76%) Games
5 2 (2.44%) Electronics
5 2 (2.44%) Marketing
6 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (30.49%) Test Leader
2 18 (21.95%) Test Engineer
3 16 (19.51%) Analyst
3 16 (19.51%) Test Analyst
4 14 (17.07%) Automation Test Lead
5 13 (15.85%) Test Manager
6 12 (14.63%) Automation Analyst
6 12 (14.63%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (12.20%) Automation Tester
7 10 (12.20%) Performance Test Leader
7 10 (12.20%) Tester
8 9 (10.98%) Automation Engineer
8 9 (10.98%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (9.76%) Developer
10 6 (7.32%) Developer in Test
10 6 (7.32%) Performance Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) Performance Test Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) QA Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) Senior Performance Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.83%) Web Services
2 13 (15.85%) HTML
3 8 (9.76%) Ajax
3 8 (9.76%) CSS
4 7 (8.54%) LAMP
5 6 (7.32%) .NET
5 6 (7.32%) XML
6 5 (6.10%) JSON
7 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.22%) Behat
8 1 (1.22%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.22%) Java EE
8 1 (1.22%) REST
8 1 (1.22%) RESTful
8 1 (1.22%) SOAP
8 1 (1.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.83%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.32%) Mainframe
2 6 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.10%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.10%) Physics
4 4 (4.88%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.22%) PKI
6 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.83%) Linux
2 16 (19.51%) Unix
3 3 (3.66%) Windows
4 2 (2.44%) Android
4 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.44%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.22%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) BDD
3 21 (25.61%) Scrum
3 21 (25.61%) Test Scripting
3 21 (25.61%) Web Testing
4 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (18.29%) Performance Testing
6 13 (15.85%) Regression Testing
6 13 (15.85%) Software Testing
7 10 (12.20%) Defect Management
7 10 (12.20%) Test Management
8 9 (10.98%) OOP
9 8 (9.76%) API Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Logistics
9 8 (9.76%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (7.32%) Automated Testing
10 6 (7.32%) Demand Management
10 6 (7.32%) Performance Improvement
10 6 (7.32%) Requirements Management
10 6 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (53.66%) SQL
2 32 (39.02%) Java
3 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
4 16 (19.51%) C#
5 9 (10.98%) PHP
6 7 (8.54%) Python
7 6 (7.32%) Ruby
8 5 (6.10%) Objective-C
8 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.66%) C
9 3 (3.66%) Perl
10 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.44%) Groovy
10 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.44%) VB
11 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (32.93%) ISTQB
2 21 (25.61%) Degree
3 19 (23.17%) ISEB
4 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (47.56%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (23.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.20%) HP
3 9 (10.98%) Oracle
4 7 (8.54%) SAP
5 6 (7.32%) Citrix
5 6 (7.32%) IBM
6 2 (2.44%) Splunk
7 1 (1.22%) Borland
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco
7 1 (1.22%) Symbian
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