Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
28 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 33 42
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 151 335 339
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.75% 6.19% 5.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.48% 6.76% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 134 301 287
Median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.82% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £33,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £78,750 £71,900
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 1,593 4,956 5,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 92.29% 91.59% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,324 3,975 4,398
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,750 £77,500
South East median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +13 73 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Maidenhead +32 24 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Bracknell +10 22 £50,000 -13.42%
Wokingham +7 20 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Newbury +20 6 £37,500 -37.50%
Slough +25 3 £55,000 +25.71%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 76 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (49.67%) JavaScript
3 74 (49.01%) C#
4 63 (41.72%) .NET
5 61 (40.40%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (40.40%) DevOps
6 56 (37.09%) TDD
7 49 (32.45%) Azure
8 46 (30.46%) Selenium
9 42 (27.81%) QA
10 40 (26.49%) AWS
11 37 (24.50%) SaaS
11 37 (24.50%) Python
12 36 (23.84%) Java
12 36 (23.84%) Software Engineering
12 36 (23.84%) Microservices
13 29 (19.21%) React
13 29 (19.21%) Linux
14 28 (18.54%) SQL
14 28 (18.54%) Scrum
14 28 (18.54%) AngularJS
15 27 (17.88%) Degree
15 27 (17.88%) Kubernetes
16 26 (17.22%) ASP.NET
17 23 (15.23%) Computer Science
17 23 (15.23%) .NET Core
18 22 (14.57%) SOLID
18 22 (14.57%) TypeScript
19 21 (13.91%) Docker
19 21 (13.91%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (3.97%) Confluence
2 4 (2.65%) CMS
3 2 (1.32%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.66%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 49 (32.45%) Azure
2 40 (26.49%) AWS
3 37 (24.50%) SaaS
4 16 (10.60%) AWS Lambda
4 16 (10.60%) Serverless
5 11 (7.28%) BrowserStack
6 7 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (4.64%) Veeva
7 6 (3.97%) GCP
8 5 (3.31%) Amazon Cognito
8 5 (3.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (3.31%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (3.31%) AWS Fargate
8 5 (3.31%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.95%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.30%) VoIP
3 7 (4.64%) H.323
3 7 (4.64%) Network Security
4 4 (2.65%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (2.65%) INAP
5 3 (1.99%) 3GPP
6 2 (1.32%) HTTP
6 2 (1.32%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.66%) 2G
7 1 (0.66%) 3G
7 1 (0.66%) 4G
7 1 (0.66%) LTE
7 1 (0.66%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.66%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 12 (7.95%) Relational Database
3 11 (7.28%) MongoDB
4 10 (6.62%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (4.64%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.97%) MS Access
6 6 (3.97%) MySQL
6 6 (3.97%) Redis
6 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.31%) Amazon Aurora
7 5 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (3.31%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (3.31%) Power BI
7 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.65%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.32%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.66%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 46 (30.46%) Selenium
2 17 (11.26%) Postman
3 15 (9.93%) Appium
3 15 (9.93%) Cucumber
3 15 (9.93%) Git (software)
4 13 (8.61%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.97%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.31%) JIRA
7 4 (2.65%) JMeter
7 4 (2.65%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.99%) JUnit
8 3 (1.99%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.32%) Cypress.io
9 2 (1.32%) REST Assured
10 1 (0.66%) Mockito
10 1 (0.66%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.66%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (10.60%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.28%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (6.62%) Finance
4 6 (3.97%) Banking
5 5 (3.31%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.99%) Billing
6 3 (1.99%) Retail
7 2 (1.32%) Electronics
7 2 (1.32%) Games
7 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (51.66%) Developer
2 27 (17.88%) .NET Developer
3 20 (13.25%) Software Developer
4 17 (11.26%) C# Developer
5 16 (10.60%) Software Engineer
6 15 (9.93%) Full Stack Developer
6 15 (9.93%) Test Engineer
7 14 (9.27%) Automation Tester
7 14 (9.27%) Lead Developer
7 14 (9.27%) Tester
8 12 (7.95%) .NET Software Developer
8 12 (7.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (7.95%) C# Software Developer
8 12 (7.95%) React Developer
8 12 (7.95%) Senior Developer
9 10 (6.62%) AWS Developer
10 9 (5.96%) Software Tester
10 9 (5.96%) Test Automation Engineer
11 8 (5.30%) Engineering Manager
11 8 (5.30%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (41.72%) .NET
2 29 (19.21%) React
3 28 (18.54%) AngularJS
4 26 (17.22%) ASP.NET
5 23 (15.23%) .NET Core
6 20 (13.25%) CSS
6 20 (13.25%) HTML
6 20 (13.25%) Node.js
7 19 (12.58%) HTML5
7 19 (12.58%) REST
8 14 (9.27%) RESTful
9 10 (6.62%) Gherkin
10 9 (5.96%) JSON
10 9 (5.96%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (5.30%) jQuery
11 8 (5.30%) Lambda Expressions
11 8 (5.30%) Web Services
12 7 (4.64%) pytest
12 7 (4.64%) SOAP
12 7 (4.64%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.60%) User Experience
2 11 (7.28%) Robotics
3 8 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.64%) Over-the-Top Content
4 7 (4.64%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.97%) Cloud Native
5 6 (3.97%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.65%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.65%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.66%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.21%) Linux
2 15 (9.93%) Android
3 13 (8.61%) Apple iOS
4 11 (7.28%) Windows
5 5 (3.31%) Unix
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.40%) Continuous Integration
2 61 (40.40%) DevOps
3 56 (37.09%) TDD
4 36 (23.84%) Microservices
4 36 (23.84%) Software Engineering
5 28 (18.54%) Scrum
6 23 (15.23%) Computer Science
7 22 (14.57%) SOLID
8 21 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (11.92%) User Stories
10 17 (11.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (10.60%) Artificial Intelligence
12 15 (9.93%) BDD
13 13 (8.61%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (7.95%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
14 12 (7.95%) QA Automation
15 11 (7.28%) API Design
15 11 (7.28%) API Testing
15 11 (7.28%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 75 (49.67%) JavaScript
2 74 (49.01%) C#
3 37 (24.50%) Python
4 36 (23.84%) Java
5 28 (18.54%) SQL
6 22 (14.57%) TypeScript
7 14 (9.27%) C++
8 7 (4.64%) C
9 5 (3.31%) PHP
10 4 (2.65%) Perl
11 3 (1.99%) Go
11 3 (1.99%) Java 8
12 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (17.88%) Degree
2 12 (7.95%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (5.96%) ISEB
5 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (27.81%) QA
System Software
1 21 (13.91%) Docker
2 7 (4.64%) Hyper-V
2 7 (4.64%) KVM
2 7 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (17.88%) Kubernetes
2 19 (12.58%) Terraform
3 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (11.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.96%) SAP
3 8 (5.30%) BroadSoft
4 7 (4.64%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (4.64%) Siebel
4 7 (4.64%) VMware
5 3 (1.99%) Mavenir
6 2 (1.32%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (0.66%) Amdocs
7 1 (0.66%) BT
7 1 (0.66%) NetCracker
7 1 (0.66%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.66%) Veracode