Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 53 67
Rank change year-on-year +12 +14 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 369 376 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.80% 4.34% 3.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.72% 4.91% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 317 340 407
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £33,600 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.88%

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 5490 7657 9550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.33% 88.31% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4280 5845 7458
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,872
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 21 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +26 213 £47,500 +5.56% 19
Newbury 0 66 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Maidenhead +30 32 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Wokingham +15 14 £37,000 -7.50%
Slough +1 11 £50,250 +25.63% 1
Bracknell -20 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Ascot - 6 £25,000 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 247 (66.94%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (59.35%) Java
3 159 (43.09%) Selenium
4 139 (37.67%) Degree
5 123 (33.33%) C#
6 120 (32.52%) QA
7 110 (29.81%) WebDriver
8 104 (28.18%) ISTQB
8 104 (28.18%) Scrum
9 100 (27.10%) BDD
10 97 (26.29%) SQL
11 95 (25.75%) Computer Science Degree
12 92 (24.93%) Continuous Integration
13 89 (24.12%) TDD
14 88 (23.85%) Test Scripting
14 88 (23.85%) Test Strategy
15 83 (22.49%) Computer Science
16 80 (21.68%) JavaScript
16 80 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
17 74 (20.05%) Linux
18 71 (19.24%) Web Services
19 69 (18.70%) HTML
19 69 (18.70%) JIRA
20 66 (17.89%) Git (software)
21 65 (17.62%) JMeter
22 64 (17.34%) Software Testing
23 63 (17.07%) Open Source
24 62 (16.80%) Windows
25 61 (16.53%) CSS
25 61 (16.53%) Cucumber

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 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.36%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.08%) CMS
4 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.81%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.81%) Confluence
5 3 (0.81%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.54%) Alfresco
6 2 (0.54%) Drupal
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.08%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (2.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (3.79%) SaaS
5 11 (2.98%) npm
6 9 (2.44%) PaaS
7 5 (1.36%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.08%) GitHub
9 3 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.81%) Tricentis Tosca
10 2 (0.54%) IaaS
11 1 (0.27%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.08%) BGP
1 4 (1.08%) EIGRP
1 4 (1.08%) Firewall
1 4 (1.08%) HTTP
1 4 (1.08%) Internet
1 4 (1.08%) MPLS
1 4 (1.08%) OSPF
1 4 (1.08%) RIP
2 3 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.54%) SSL
3 2 (0.54%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.27%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.27%) DNS
4 1 (0.27%) DSL
4 1 (0.27%) LAN
4 1 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.34%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.79%) Big Data
4 12 (3.25%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.44%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.44%) SQLPlus
6 8 (2.17%) MySQL
7 7 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.63%) GIS
9 5 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.81%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.81%) DB2
11 3 (0.81%) HBase
11 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.54%) Cognos Impromptu
12 2 (0.54%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.54%) Parquet
12 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 159 (43.09%) Selenium
2 110 (29.81%) WebDriver
3 69 (18.70%) JIRA
4 66 (17.89%) Git (software)
5 65 (17.62%) JMeter
6 61 (16.53%) Cucumber
7 50 (13.55%) Jenkins
8 47 (12.74%) SoapUI
9 38 (10.30%) LoadRunner
10 36 (9.76%) HP UFT
11 31 (8.40%) Subversion
12 26 (7.05%) Eclipse
13 24 (6.50%) Protractor
13 24 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (6.23%) Jasmine
14 23 (6.23%) SpecFlow
15 21 (5.69%) gulp
16 20 (5.42%) JUnit
16 20 (5.42%) Maven
17 14 (3.79%) IntelliJ
General
1 46 (12.47%) Finance
2 28 (7.59%) Digital Economy
3 25 (6.78%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.69%) Marketing
5 17 (4.61%) Electronics
5 17 (4.61%) Manufacturing
6 15 (4.07%) Publishing
7 9 (2.44%) Retail
8 6 (1.63%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.08%) Games
10 3 (0.81%) Automotive
10 3 (0.81%) Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 94 (25.47%) Developer
2 81 (21.95%) Tester
3 51 (13.82%) Software Tester
4 41 (11.11%) Analyst
4 41 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 38 (10.30%) QA Engineer
6 37 (10.03%) Test Analyst
7 30 (8.13%) Automation Tester
8 25 (6.78%) Test Automation Engineer
9 24 (6.50%) Senior Tester
10 22 (5.96%) JavaScript Developer
10 22 (5.96%) Software Developer
11 18 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
11 18 (4.88%) Java Developer
12 17 (4.61%) .NET Developer
13 15 (4.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 15 (4.07%) Test Leader
14 13 (3.52%) Consultant
14 13 (3.52%) Software Engineer
14 13 (3.52%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (19.24%) Web Services
2 69 (18.70%) HTML
3 61 (16.53%) CSS
4 51 (13.82%) .NET
5 45 (12.20%) AngularJS
6 42 (11.38%) SOAP
7 36 (9.76%) HTML5
8 33 (8.94%) XML
9 32 (8.67%) REST
10 31 (8.40%) Spring
11 28 (7.59%) JSON
11 28 (7.59%) RESTful
12 24 (6.50%) jQuery
13 22 (5.96%) .NET Framework
13 22 (5.96%) Ajax
13 22 (5.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (5.42%) Sass
15 17 (4.61%) React
16 16 (4.34%) ASP.NET
17 15 (4.07%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 83 (22.49%) Computer Science
2 80 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (8.94%) Mobile App
4 30 (8.13%) Client/Server
5 16 (4.34%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.25%) N-Tier
7 10 (2.71%) User Experience
8 8 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.36%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.36%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.08%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.08%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.08%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.08%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.54%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.54%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.54%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.27%) Fintech
12 1 (0.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 74 (20.05%) Linux
2 62 (16.80%) Windows
3 24 (6.50%) Unix
4 19 (5.15%) Android
5 14 (3.79%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.71%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (1.36%) CentOS
7 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.36%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.81%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (66.94%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (28.18%) Scrum
3 100 (27.10%) BDD
4 92 (24.93%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (24.12%) TDD
6 88 (23.85%) Test Scripting
6 88 (23.85%) Test Strategy
7 64 (17.34%) Software Testing
8 63 (17.07%) Open Source
9 57 (15.45%) Test Management
10 54 (14.63%) Regression Testing
11 48 (13.01%) Functional Testing
12 46 (12.47%) OO
12 46 (12.47%) Performance Testing
13 43 (11.65%) SDLC
14 42 (11.38%) DevOps
15 41 (11.11%) Manual Testing
16 38 (10.30%) Continuous Delivery
17 37 (10.03%) User Acceptance Testing
18 36 (9.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 219 (59.35%) Java
2 123 (33.33%) C#
3 97 (26.29%) SQL
4 80 (21.68%) JavaScript
5 39 (10.57%) Python
6 35 (9.49%) Shell Script
7 31 (8.40%) C++
8 27 (7.32%) Ruby
9 18 (4.88%) PowerShell
10 16 (4.34%) Perl
10 16 (4.34%) PHP
11 13 (3.52%) C
12 12 (3.25%) Scala
13 11 (2.98%) ECMAScript
13 11 (2.98%) ES6
13 11 (2.98%) Groovy
13 11 (2.98%) VB
14 10 (2.71%) PL/SQL
15 9 (2.44%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (37.67%) Degree
2 104 (28.18%) ISTQB
3 95 (25.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (7.05%) ISEB
5 16 (4.34%) Security Cleared
6 13 (3.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.71%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.17%) Master's Degree
9 7 (1.90%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.81%) CEH
12 3 (0.81%) CISSP
12 3 (0.81%) GWAPT
12 3 (0.81%) OSCP
12 3 (0.81%) SANS
12 3 (0.81%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (32.52%) QA
2 5 (1.36%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.81%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 2 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (7.86%) Docker
2 8 (2.17%) HDFS
3 4 (1.08%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.54%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.27%) LXC
Systems Management
1 25 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (4.34%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (4.07%) Ansible
3 15 (4.07%) Puppet
4 6 (1.63%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (1.36%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.36%) Terraform
6 4 (1.08%) Nagios
6 4 (1.08%) Salt
7 2 (0.54%) Grafana
8 1 (0.27%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.27%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 45 (12.20%) SAP
2 29 (7.86%) HP
2 29 (7.86%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.15%) Concur
4 18 (4.88%) Oracle
5 11 (2.98%) Twitter
6 5 (1.36%) Ariba
6 5 (1.36%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.08%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.08%) Citrix
7 4 (1.08%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.08%) Google
7 4 (1.08%) IBM
7 4 (1.08%) New Relic
7 4 (1.08%) Rackspace
7 4 (1.08%) Telerik
8 3 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.54%) Capita
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat