Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 48 61
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 382 340 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.67% 5.13% 3.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.39% 5.93% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 301 283 334
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £31,750 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £67,125
South East median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% -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 5,982 5,731 8,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 88.77% 86.39% 88.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4,825 4,503 6,696
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £73,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Berkshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Berkshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018. 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 -11 129 £45,000 -4.26% 22
Maidenhead +31 110 £52,500 -22.22% 9
Newbury -10 41 £40,000 - 5
Wokingham +12 25 £55,000 +150.00% 4
Bracknell -17 25 £55,000 +33.33% 9
Slough +7 5 £52,500 -4.55% 5
Ascot - 2 £41,250 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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.

1 216 (56.54%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (34.03%) Selenium
3 122 (31.94%) C#
4 121 (31.68%) Java
4 121 (31.68%) QA
5 102 (26.70%) Scrum
6 89 (23.30%) JavaScript
7 86 (22.51%) SQL
7 86 (22.51%) Linux
8 82 (21.47%) Git (software)
9 77 (20.16%) Jenkins
10 72 (18.85%) Software Testing
11 69 (18.06%) REST
12 68 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (17.80%) Microsoft
13 67 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
14 64 (16.75%) BDD
15 63 (16.49%) SQL Server
16 59 (15.45%) Windows
16 59 (15.45%) Docker
17 58 (15.18%) DevOps
18 56 (14.66%) .NET
19 55 (14.40%) SDLC
20 53 (13.87%) Cucumber
21 51 (13.35%) HTML
22 50 (13.09%) Amazon AWS
23 48 (12.57%) CSS
24 47 (12.30%) MVC
25 42 (10.99%) TDD
25 42 (10.99%) Oracle

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 18 (4.71%) Oracle Service Bus
2 15 (3.93%) NServiceBus
3 5 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.79%) nginx
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.52%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 67 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (13.09%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.71%) IBM Cloud
4 13 (3.40%) SaaS
5 7 (1.83%) IaaS
5 7 (1.83%) PaaS
6 6 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.05%) GitHub
8 3 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.52%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.52%) Slack
10 1 (0.26%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.26%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.64%) Firewall
2 25 (6.54%) WAN
3 18 (4.71%) DHCP
3 18 (4.71%) DNS
3 18 (4.71%) LAN
3 18 (4.71%) SAN
4 12 (3.14%) Internet
5 10 (2.62%) Network Security
6 5 (1.31%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.79%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.79%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.79%) RS-232
7 3 (0.79%) VoIP
7 3 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.52%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (0.26%) HTTP
9 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 42 (10.99%) NoSQL
3 26 (6.81%) Big Data
4 17 (4.45%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.93%) MySQL
6 13 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.83%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.57%) QlikView
9 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.79%) DB2
10 3 (0.79%) Redis
11 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.26%) HBase
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 130 (34.03%) Selenium
2 82 (21.47%) Git (software)
3 77 (20.16%) Jenkins
4 53 (13.87%) Cucumber
5 42 (10.99%) WebDriver
6 35 (9.16%) JIRA
7 34 (8.90%) Visual Studio
8 22 (5.76%) Subversion
9 20 (5.24%) SpecFlow
10 18 (4.71%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (3.40%) Jasmine
11 13 (3.40%) JMeter
12 11 (2.88%) Eclipse
12 11 (2.88%) JUnit
12 11 (2.88%) SoapUI
13 10 (2.62%) Appium
13 10 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (2.36%) Gatling
15 8 (2.09%) IntelliJ
15 8 (2.09%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (10.73%) Finance
2 17 (4.45%) Retail
3 13 (3.40%) Automotive
4 9 (2.36%) Electronics
5 6 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.79%) Advertising
7 3 (0.79%) Banking
7 3 (0.79%) Digital Economy
7 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.79%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 95 (24.87%) Developer
2 63 (16.49%) Test Engineer
2 63 (16.49%) Tester
3 52 (13.61%) Automation Tester
4 50 (13.09%) QA Engineer
5 44 (11.52%) Test Automation Engineer
6 43 (11.26%) Software Tester
7 42 (10.99%) Analyst
8 33 (8.64%) Java Developer
9 29 (7.59%) DevOps Engineer
10 28 (7.33%) Java Engineer
10 28 (7.33%) Test Analyst
11 27 (7.07%) Lead Developer
12 26 (6.81%) QA Automation Engineer
13 24 (6.28%) Architect
14 23 (6.02%) Software Developer
15 22 (5.76%) Infrastructure Architect
16 21 (5.50%) Software Engineer
17 20 (5.24%) Test Automation Developer
18 18 (4.71%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (18.06%) REST
2 56 (14.66%) .NET
3 51 (13.35%) HTML
4 48 (12.57%) CSS
5 34 (8.90%) AngularJS
6 29 (7.59%) Spring
7 28 (7.33%) ASP.NET
7 28 (7.33%) Middleware
7 28 (7.33%) Web Services
8 26 (6.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (5.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 20 (5.24%) jQuery
11 17 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (3.93%) JSON
13 14 (3.66%) Node.js
13 14 (3.66%) React
13 14 (3.66%) RESTful
13 14 (3.66%) Sass
13 14 (3.66%) SOAP
13 14 (3.66%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.85%) User Experience
2 29 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (7.33%) Computer Science
4 22 (5.76%) Fintech
5 21 (5.50%) Mobile App
6 20 (5.24%) Public Cloud
7 19 (4.97%) Mainframe
8 18 (4.71%) Data Centre
8 18 (4.71%) IBM Mainframe
9 15 (3.93%) Private Cloud
10 12 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.57%) Cloud Native
13 5 (1.31%) Data Structures
13 5 (1.31%) Life Science
14 4 (1.05%) Internet of Things
14 4 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (1.05%) Robotics
15 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 86 (22.51%) Linux
2 59 (15.45%) Windows
3 18 (4.71%) Ubuntu
4 15 (3.93%) Android
5 14 (3.66%) Unix
6 5 (1.31%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.79%) CentOS
7 3 (0.79%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Solaris
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (56.54%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (26.70%) Scrum
3 72 (18.85%) Software Testing
4 68 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
5 64 (16.75%) BDD
6 58 (15.18%) DevOps
7 55 (14.40%) SDLC
8 47 (12.30%) MVC
9 42 (10.99%) TDD
10 38 (9.95%) Test Scripting
11 36 (9.42%) Deployment Automation
12 35 (9.16%) Test Strategy
13 34 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
14 32 (8.38%) Manual Testing
14 32 (8.38%) Software Engineering
15 31 (8.12%) Microservices
16 27 (7.07%) Unit Testing
17 26 (6.81%) Logistics
17 26 (6.81%) Mentoring
18 24 (6.28%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (31.94%) C#
2 121 (31.68%) Java
3 89 (23.30%) JavaScript
4 86 (22.51%) SQL
5 32 (8.38%) Python
6 28 (7.33%) C++
7 22 (5.76%) C
8 15 (3.93%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.14%) Ruby
10 10 (2.62%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.09%) PHP
11 8 (2.09%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.05%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.05%) Groovy
13 3 (0.79%) XAML
14 2 (0.52%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.52%) R
14 2 (0.52%) Scala
15 1 (0.26%) Perl
15 1 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 40 (10.47%) ISTQB
2 39 (10.21%) Degree
3 38 (9.95%) ISEB
4 20 (5.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.05%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.05%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (31.68%) QA
2 5 (1.31%) GAMP
2 5 (1.31%) GMP
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 59 (15.45%) Docker
2 25 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.97%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (4.71%) Active Directory
4 18 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.71%) NFS
4 18 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (4.71%) VMware NSX
5 15 (3.93%) oVirt
5 15 (3.93%) RHEV
6 4 (1.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (7.07%) Kubernetes
2 21 (5.50%) Puppet
3 18 (4.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 18 (4.71%) vCenter Server
4 12 (3.14%) Terraform
5 11 (2.88%) Ansible
6 6 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.52%) Kibana
7 2 (0.52%) logstash
8 1 (0.26%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 68 (17.80%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.99%) Oracle
3 36 (9.42%) VMware
4 27 (7.07%) IBM
5 18 (4.71%) Capita
5 18 (4.71%) CommVault
5 18 (4.71%) Intel
5 18 (4.71%) Veeam
6 11 (2.88%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.09%) Concur
7 8 (2.09%) SAP
8 7 (1.83%) HP
9 6 (1.57%) Google
9 6 (1.57%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.79%) Assembla
10 3 (0.79%) CA
11 2 (0.52%) Compuware
11 2 (0.52%) Informatica
12 1 (0.26%) Axosoft
12 1 (0.26%) Red Hat