The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 153 197 175
Rank change year-on-year +44 -22  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 30 23 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.89% 0.47% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.53% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 55
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% -15.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,300 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,700 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2882 4307 4606
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 85.37% 87.19% 86.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2264 3454 3317
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Berkshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Berkshire

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in Berkshire

Automation Testing
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +43 19 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Newbury +15 5 £47,500 +39.70%
Slough +21 1 £44,000 -
Maidenhead +4 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £45,000 - 1
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 54 (87.10%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (75.81%) Selenium
3 30 (48.39%) WebDriver
4 29 (46.77%) Java
5 25 (40.32%) QA
6 22 (35.48%) SQL
7 21 (33.87%) JMeter
8 20 (32.26%) Scrum
8 20 (32.26%) Test Scripting
9 19 (30.65%) C#
10 18 (29.03%) Test Strategy
11 17 (27.42%) ISTQB
12 16 (25.81%) SoapUI
12 16 (25.81%) Oracle
13 15 (24.19%) TDD
13 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
13 15 (24.19%) Automated Testing
14 14 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (20.97%) Open Source
15 13 (20.97%) Software Testing
15 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
16 11 (17.74%) Gatling
16 11 (17.74%) Web Services
16 11 (17.74%) Financial Institution
16 11 (17.74%) Finance
16 11 (17.74%) Degree
17 10 (16.13%) Security Testing
17 10 (16.13%) Regression Testing
17 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
18 9 (14.52%) ISEB

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.61%) CMS
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Big Data
2 7 (11.29%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.45%) MySQL
4 2 (3.23%) InfluxDB
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 47 (75.81%) Selenium
2 30 (48.39%) WebDriver
3 21 (33.87%) JMeter
4 16 (25.81%) SoapUI
5 14 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (17.74%) Gatling
7 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
7 8 (12.90%) JIRA
8 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
9 6 (9.68%) Bugzilla
9 6 (9.68%) JUnit
10 5 (8.06%) SpecFlow
10 5 (8.06%) TestComplete
10 5 (8.06%) Visual Studio
10 5 (8.06%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (6.45%) Gradle
12 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
12 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
12 3 (4.84%) Maven
12 3 (4.84%) TestNG
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
1 11 (17.74%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
1 17 (27.42%) Developer
2 15 (24.19%) Test Analyst
2 15 (24.19%) Test Engineer
3 13 (20.97%) QA Automation Engineer
3 13 (20.97%) QA Engineer
4 11 (17.74%) Automation Tester
4 11 (17.74%) Java Engineer
4 11 (17.74%) Tester
5 9 (14.52%) C# Developer
5 9 (14.52%) Developer in Test
5 9 (14.52%) QA Automation Tester
5 9 (14.52%) QA Tester
5 9 (14.52%) Software Test Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Junior
7 7 (11.29%) Java Developer
7 7 (11.29%) Java Software Engineer
7 7 (11.29%) Junior Java Developer
7 7 (11.29%) Junior Software Developer
7 7 (11.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) Web Services
2 7 (11.29%) RESTful
3 6 (9.68%) CSS
3 6 (9.68%) HTML
4 5 (8.06%) SOAP
4 5 (8.06%) XML
5 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.84%) Spring
5 3 (4.84%) XSD
6 2 (3.23%) .NET
6 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.23%) JSON
7 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.61%) Ajax
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.61%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.61%) LINQ
7 1 (1.61%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (1.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.68%) Virtual Team
4 5 (8.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) User Experience
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (87.10%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) Scrum
2 20 (32.26%) Test Scripting
3 18 (29.03%) Test Strategy
4 15 (24.19%) Automated Testing
4 15 (24.19%) TDD
4 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
5 13 (20.97%) Open Source
5 13 (20.97%) Software Testing
6 10 (16.13%) Regression Testing
6 10 (16.13%) Security Testing
7 8 (12.90%) BDD
7 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (12.90%) Manual Testing
7 8 (12.90%) OO
7 8 (12.90%) Performance Testing
8 7 (11.29%) Information Governance
8 7 (11.29%) Secure Coding
8 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) Java
2 22 (35.48%) SQL
3 19 (30.65%) C#
4 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.84%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) ISTQB
2 11 (17.74%) Degree
3 9 (14.52%) ISEB
4 7 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (40.32%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Grafana
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Oracle
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) Concur
3 3 (4.84%) SAP
4 2 (3.23%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.61%) Sage
5 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
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