Period
to 29 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 43 43
Rank change year-on-year +19 0 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 265 318 370
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.69% 5.66% 5.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.58% 6.20% 5.90%
Number of salaries quoted 167 250 304
Median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.49% +6.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £75,500 £71,250 £63,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,088 5,127 6,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 89.66% 91.28% 90.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,371 4,128 5,044
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,625 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £76,250 £73,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Berkshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Berkshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Berkshire over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Berkshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 29 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 100 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Maidenhead +5 18 £72,500 +31.82% 4
Newbury +10 16 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Slough +21 12 £49,250 -24.23% 1
Bracknell -2 9 £60,000 +2.13%
Crowthorne - 6 £60,000 -
Hungerford - 3 £57,500 - 1
Windsor +7 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Wokingham +15 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 126 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
1 126 (47.55%) QA
2 91 (34.34%) Public Sector
3 80 (30.19%) Java
4 76 (28.68%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (27.55%) AWS
5 73 (27.55%) TDD
6 72 (27.17%) C#
7 62 (23.40%) Scrum
7 62 (23.40%) JavaScript
7 62 (23.40%) JIRA
8 57 (21.51%) Problem-Solving
9 56 (21.13%) Microsoft
10 55 (20.75%) DevOps
11 54 (20.38%) Microservices
12 52 (19.62%) HP
13 51 (19.25%) Web Services
14 48 (18.11%) Selenium
14 48 (18.11%) Software Engineering
14 48 (18.11%) Azure
15 47 (17.74%) BDD
15 47 (17.74%) Linux
16 46 (17.36%) Manual Testing
17 44 (16.60%) SaaS
18 43 (16.23%) HP ALM
19 40 (15.09%) Python
20 39 (14.72%) HTML
20 39 (14.72%) .NET
21 37 (13.96%) Degree
21 37 (13.96%) Docker

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 35 (13.21%) Confluence
2 5 (1.89%) IIS
3 4 (1.51%) Apache
4 3 (1.13%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
1 13 (4.91%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.13%) Adobe XD
4 3 (1.13%) InVision
4 3 (1.13%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 73 (27.55%) AWS
2 48 (18.11%) Azure
3 44 (16.60%) SaaS
4 24 (9.06%) OpenShift
5 17 (6.42%) Serverless
6 16 (6.04%) Amazon Cognito
7 15 (5.66%) GCP
8 11 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (3.40%) GitHub
10 6 (2.26%) npm
11 5 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.51%) Office 365
13 3 (1.13%) BrowserStack
14 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.75%) AWS CodePipeline
14 2 (0.75%) PaaS
15 1 (0.38%) IaaS
15 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.17%) ZigBee
2 12 (4.53%) Skype
3 9 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.02%) H.323
5 6 (2.26%) DNS
6 5 (1.89%) Firewall
7 4 (1.51%) HTTP
7 4 (1.51%) SSH
8 3 (1.13%) DHCP
8 3 (1.13%) IPv6
8 3 (1.13%) SNMP
8 3 (1.13%) VLAN
8 3 (1.13%) VoIP
9 2 (0.75%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.38%) Internet
10 1 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.81%) Relational Database
2 24 (9.06%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (8.68%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (7.55%) Hadoop
5 19 (7.17%) NoSQL
5 19 (7.17%) OLTP
6 18 (6.79%) InterSystems Cache
7 13 (4.91%) MySQL
7 13 (4.91%) SQL Server
8 8 (3.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (3.02%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.26%) Big Data
10 5 (1.89%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.75%) DB2
12 1 (0.38%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (23.40%) JIRA
2 48 (18.11%) Selenium
3 31 (11.70%) SoapUI
4 30 (11.32%) Git (software)
5 23 (8.68%) Jenkins
6 22 (8.30%) Cucumber
7 15 (5.66%) SpecFlow
8 13 (4.91%) JMeter
8 13 (4.91%) WebDriver
9 12 (4.53%) JUnit
9 12 (4.53%) Postman
10 8 (3.02%) Jasmine
10 8 (3.02%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (2.64%) Appium
11 7 (2.64%) Subversion
12 6 (2.26%) gulp
12 6 (2.26%) JBehave
12 6 (2.26%) Mocha
12 6 (2.26%) Newman
12 6 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 91 (34.34%) Public Sector
2 25 (9.43%) Finance
3 24 (9.06%) Games
3 24 (9.06%) Telecoms
4 15 (5.66%) Retail
5 10 (3.77%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.40%) Electronics
6 9 (3.40%) Marketing
7 5 (1.89%) Back Office
7 5 (1.89%) Norwegian Language
8 4 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.13%) Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Local Government
11 1 (0.38%) Automotive
11 1 (0.38%) Fire and Rescue
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (26.42%) Developer
2 42 (15.85%) QA Engineer
3 24 (9.06%) Software Engineer
4 22 (8.30%) Test Engineer
5 20 (7.55%) Senior Developer
5 20 (7.55%) Tester
6 19 (7.17%) AWS Developer
6 19 (7.17%) Test Manager
7 18 (6.79%) Analyst
7 18 (6.79%) Full Stack Developer
7 18 (6.79%) QA Manager
8 17 (6.42%) Java Developer
9 16 (6.04%) Software Developer
10 14 (5.28%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (5.28%) Lead Developer
11 13 (4.91%) Automation Engineer
11 13 (4.91%) Graduate
11 13 (4.91%) React Developer
12 12 (4.53%) QA Automation Engineer
13 11 (4.15%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (19.25%) Web Services
2 39 (14.72%) .NET
2 39 (14.72%) HTML
3 35 (13.21%) HTML5
4 31 (11.70%) React
5 26 (9.81%) AngularJS
6 24 (9.06%) RESTful
7 22 (8.30%) CSS
7 22 (8.30%) Node.js
8 15 (5.66%) WebRTC
9 11 (4.15%) Express
9 11 (4.15%) Middleware
9 11 (4.15%) POSIX
9 11 (4.15%) Redux
9 11 (4.15%) STL
10 10 (3.77%) Spring
11 8 (3.02%) .NET Core
11 8 (3.02%) ASP.NET
12 7 (2.64%) GraphQL
13 6 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.30%) Mobile App
3 21 (7.92%) Smart Meter
4 17 (6.42%) User Experience
5 15 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (3.77%) Cyberattack
6 10 (3.77%) Smart Energy
7 6 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.89%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.89%) Robotics
8 5 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.51%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.51%) PMI
10 3 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.13%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.38%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 47 (17.74%) Linux
2 29 (10.94%) Android
3 27 (10.19%) Apple iOS
3 27 (10.19%) Windows
4 7 (2.64%) Unix
5 3 (1.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.38%) CentOS
6 1 (0.38%) Debian
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (28.68%) Continuous Integration
3 73 (27.55%) TDD
4 62 (23.40%) Scrum
5 57 (21.51%) Problem-Solving
6 55 (20.75%) DevOps
7 54 (20.38%) Microservices
8 48 (18.11%) Software Engineering
9 47 (17.74%) BDD
10 46 (17.36%) Manual Testing
11 30 (11.32%) Computer Science
11 30 (11.32%) Mentoring
12 29 (10.94%) Test Strategy
13 27 (10.19%) Collaborative Working
13 27 (10.19%) Data Management
13 27 (10.19%) Matrix Organization
13 27 (10.19%) OO
14 26 (9.81%) Sprint Planning
14 26 (9.81%) Test Scripting
15 24 (9.06%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 80 (30.19%) Java
2 72 (27.17%) C#
3 62 (23.40%) JavaScript
4 40 (15.09%) Python
5 27 (10.19%) SQL
6 22 (8.30%) C++
7 12 (4.53%) TypeScript
8 11 (4.15%) Bash Shell
9 10 (3.77%) Apple Swift
10 8 (3.02%) C
11 7 (2.64%) Go
12 6 (2.26%) Perl
13 5 (1.89%) Ruby
14 3 (1.13%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.75%) Groovy
15 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.75%) VB
16 1 (0.38%) PHP
16 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (13.96%) Degree
2 14 (5.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (4.91%) ISTQB
4 9 (3.40%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.02%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.64%) ISEB
7 5 (1.89%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.38%) CISM
9 1 (0.38%) CISSP
9 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 1 (0.38%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (47.55%) QA
2 11 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.15%) NIST
3 4 (1.51%) PMBOK
System Software
1 37 (13.96%) Docker
2 8 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.51%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.51%) KVM
5 3 (1.13%) iptables
5 3 (1.13%) NFS
5 3 (1.13%) QEMU
5 3 (1.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (16.23%) HP ALM
2 31 (11.70%) Kubernetes
3 9 (3.40%) HP Fortify
3 9 (3.40%) WebInspect
4 7 (2.64%) Ansible
5 5 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.89%) Puppet
6 4 (1.51%) SELinux
7 3 (1.13%) Terraform
8 1 (0.38%) Ambari
8 1 (0.38%) MIIS
8 1 (0.38%) OpenNebula
8 1 (0.38%) Packer
8 1 (0.38%) Salt
8 1 (0.38%) SCCM
8 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (21.13%) Microsoft
2 52 (19.62%) HP
3 27 (10.19%) CA
3 27 (10.19%) Delphix
4 24 (9.06%) Remedy
5 19 (7.17%) Cloudera
5 19 (7.17%) InterSystems
6 13 (4.91%) Google
7 12 (4.53%) Oracle
8 10 (3.77%) BT
9 9 (3.40%) Black Duck
9 9 (3.40%) Micro Focus
9 9 (3.40%) Qualys
9 9 (3.40%) SAP
9 9 (3.40%) Sonatype
10 8 (3.02%) VMware
11 4 (1.51%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (1.51%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.13%) Adobe
12 3 (1.13%) Cisco