Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 64 77
Rank change year-on-year +25 +13 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 398 298 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.96% 3.94% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.86% 4.50% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 348 259 356
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.94% -13.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 5,799 6,619 9,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.84% 87.40% 87.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4,630 5,051 7,880
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +24 202 £48,750 +12.07% 25
Maidenhead +32 71 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Newbury +3 56 £50,000 +40.85% 3
Bracknell -3 13 £50,000 +16.28% 11
Wokingham -8 9 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Slough 0 5 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Ascot - 5 £25,000 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 244 (61.31%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (44.22%) Java
3 165 (41.46%) Selenium
4 126 (31.66%) QA
5 120 (30.15%) C#
6 117 (29.40%) Degree
7 116 (29.15%) Scrum
8 95 (23.87%) Continuous Integration
9 93 (23.37%) Linux
10 89 (22.36%) JavaScript
11 87 (21.86%) SQL
12 85 (21.36%) BDD
13 84 (21.11%) WebDriver
14 83 (20.85%) TDD
15 77 (19.35%) Computer Science
16 74 (18.59%) HTML
17 68 (17.09%) CSS
17 68 (17.09%) Software Testing
18 65 (16.33%) Computer Science Degree
19 64 (16.08%) ISTQB
20 60 (15.08%) Test Strategy
21 58 (14.57%) Cucumber
22 57 (14.32%) Jenkins
22 57 (14.32%) Open Source
22 57 (14.32%) Git (software)
23 53 (13.32%) Windows
23 53 (13.32%) Microsoft Azure
24 51 (12.81%) .NET
25 48 (12.06%) Test Scripting
26 47 (11.81%) Web Services

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 9 (2.26%) Oracle Service Bus
2 8 (2.01%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.26%) Confluence
4 5 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.01%) Alfresco
5 4 (1.01%) CMS
5 4 (1.01%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.50%) Drupal
7 2 (0.50%) nginx
8 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.01%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.27%) npm
4 12 (3.02%) SaaS
5 9 (2.26%) Bluemix
5 9 (2.26%) IBM Cloud
6 7 (1.76%) PaaS
7 6 (1.51%) GitHub
8 4 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.01%) IaaS
8 4 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.50%) Slack
11 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.77%) WAN
2 14 (3.52%) Firewall
3 10 (2.51%) DNS
3 10 (2.51%) LAN
4 9 (2.26%) DHCP
4 9 (2.26%) SAN
5 6 (1.51%) Internet
5 6 (1.51%) Network Security
6 5 (1.26%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.01%) BGP
7 4 (1.01%) EIGRP
7 4 (1.01%) MPLS
7 4 (1.01%) OSPF
7 4 (1.01%) RIP
8 3 (0.75%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.50%) HTTP
9 2 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.80%) NoSQL
2 36 (9.05%) SQL Server
3 25 (6.28%) Big Data
4 18 (4.52%) MongoDB
5 14 (3.52%) MySQL
6 10 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.01%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.26%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.01%) GIS
11 3 (0.75%) HBase
11 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.50%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.50%) DB2
12 2 (0.50%) QlikView
12 2 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 165 (41.46%) Selenium
2 84 (21.11%) WebDriver
3 58 (14.57%) Cucumber
4 57 (14.32%) Git (software)
4 57 (14.32%) Jenkins
5 46 (11.56%) JMeter
6 43 (10.80%) JIRA
7 35 (8.79%) SoapUI
8 28 (7.04%) SpecFlow
9 23 (5.78%) HP UFT
9 23 (5.78%) Jasmine
10 21 (5.28%) Subversion
11 19 (4.77%) Protractor
12 18 (4.52%) Maven
13 15 (3.77%) Visual Studio
14 13 (3.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (3.27%) gulp
14 13 (3.27%) LoadRunner
14 13 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (3.27%) webpack
General
1 21 (5.28%) Finance
2 18 (4.52%) Digital Economy
3 16 (4.02%) Retail
4 8 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.01%) Advertising
6 4 (1.01%) Marketing
7 2 (0.50%) Automotive
7 2 (0.50%) Banking
7 2 (0.50%) Electronics
7 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.50%) Publishing
7 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 110 (27.64%) Developer
2 73 (18.34%) Tester
3 57 (14.32%) Analyst
4 56 (14.07%) Test Engineer
5 54 (13.57%) Software Tester
6 49 (12.31%) Automation Tester
7 47 (11.81%) QA Engineer
8 42 (10.55%) Test Analyst
9 34 (8.54%) Test Automation Engineer
10 27 (6.78%) Automation Test Analyst
10 27 (6.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 24 (6.03%) QA Analyst
11 24 (6.03%) Senior Developer
12 23 (5.78%) QA Test Analyst
12 23 (5.78%) Software Developer
13 22 (5.53%) Software Engineer
14 21 (5.28%) Java Developer
14 21 (5.28%) Software Test Engineer
15 19 (4.77%) QA Automation Engineer
15 19 (4.77%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (18.59%) HTML
2 68 (17.09%) CSS
3 51 (12.81%) .NET
4 47 (11.81%) Web Services
5 44 (11.06%) AngularJS
6 42 (10.55%) REST
7 34 (8.54%) HTML5
8 33 (8.29%) jQuery
8 33 (8.29%) SOAP
9 32 (8.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 31 (7.79%) Sass
10 31 (7.79%) Spring
11 24 (6.03%) RESTful
12 20 (5.03%) .NET Framework
12 20 (5.03%) JSON
13 19 (4.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (4.52%) Node.js
14 18 (4.52%) React
15 17 (4.27%) Ajax
15 17 (4.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 77 (19.35%) Computer Science
2 37 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.78%) Mobile App
4 21 (5.28%) Client/Server
5 15 (3.77%) Public Cloud
6 13 (3.27%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.27%) User Experience
7 12 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.26%) IBM Mainframe
8 9 (2.26%) Mainframe
8 9 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.76%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.26%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.01%) Fintech
11 4 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.75%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.50%) Cyber Defence
13 2 (0.50%) Cyberattack
14 1 (0.25%) Chromecast
Operating Systems
1 93 (23.37%) Linux
2 53 (13.32%) Windows
3 31 (7.79%) Unix
4 10 (2.51%) Ubuntu
5 9 (2.26%) Android
6 4 (1.01%) CentOS
6 4 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (61.31%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (29.15%) Scrum
3 95 (23.87%) Continuous Integration
4 85 (21.36%) BDD
5 83 (20.85%) TDD
6 68 (17.09%) Software Testing
7 60 (15.08%) Test Strategy
8 57 (14.32%) Open Source
9 48 (12.06%) Test Scripting
10 46 (11.56%) SDLC
11 45 (11.31%) DevOps
11 45 (11.31%) OO
12 41 (10.30%) Microservices
13 38 (9.55%) OOP
14 36 (9.05%) Manual Testing
14 36 (9.05%) Regression Testing
15 35 (8.79%) User Acceptance Testing
16 34 (8.54%) Performance Testing
17 30 (7.54%) Continuous Delivery
18 29 (7.29%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 176 (44.22%) Java
2 120 (30.15%) C#
3 89 (22.36%) JavaScript
4 87 (21.86%) SQL
5 43 (10.80%) Python
6 29 (7.29%) PHP
7 26 (6.53%) Ruby
7 26 (6.53%) Shell Script
8 22 (5.53%) C++
9 18 (4.52%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.27%) ES6
10 13 (3.27%) ES7
10 13 (3.27%) Scala
11 12 (3.02%) VB.NET
12 11 (2.76%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.26%) Groovy
14 8 (2.01%) Bash Shell
14 8 (2.01%) VB
15 7 (1.76%) C
15 7 (1.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 117 (29.40%) Degree
2 65 (16.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 64 (16.08%) ISTQB
4 30 (7.54%) ISEB
5 6 (1.51%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.51%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.01%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.75%) CEH
7 3 (0.75%) CISSP
7 3 (0.75%) GWAPT
7 3 (0.75%) OSCP
7 3 (0.75%) SANS
8 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (31.66%) QA
2 6 (1.51%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.26%) SLA
4 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 41 (10.30%) Docker
2 13 (3.27%) Hyper-V
2 13 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.26%) NFS
3 9 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.26%) VMware NSX
4 7 (1.76%) HDFS
5 5 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.75%) oVirt
6 3 (0.75%) RHEV
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.25%) LXC
Systems Management
1 19 (4.77%) Puppet
2 15 (3.77%) Ansible
3 13 (3.27%) Kubernetes
3 13 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 9 (2.26%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.01%) Terraform
6 6 (1.51%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.01%) Nagios
8 4 (1.01%) Salt
9 2 (0.50%) Kibana
9 2 (0.50%) logstash
10 1 (0.25%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.25%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 46 (11.56%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.54%) Oracle
3 20 (5.03%) VMware
4 16 (4.02%) SAP
5 14 (3.52%) Concur
5 14 (3.52%) IBM
6 13 (3.27%) Twitter
7 12 (3.02%) Capita
8 9 (2.26%) CommVault
8 9 (2.26%) HP
8 9 (2.26%) Intel
8 9 (2.26%) Veeam
9 4 (1.01%) Ariba
9 4 (1.01%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.01%) Citrix
9 4 (1.01%) DevExpress
9 4 (1.01%) Google
9 4 (1.01%) New Relic
9 4 (1.01%) Rackspace
9 4 (1.01%) Telerik