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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 53 59
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 163 191 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.98% 4.29% 4.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.89% 4.85% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 138 177 176
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2766 3939 4443
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 84.59% 88.44% 86.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2167 3115 3241
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 107 £47,500 -2.56% 11
Bracknell +7 13 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Newbury -9 9 £40,000 - 2
Windsor - 8 £45,000 -
Maidenhead +10 5 £62,500 +13.63% 2
Slough +9 5 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Wokingham +17 3 £34,000 -30.25%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 223 (65.59%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (57.65%) Java
3 149 (43.82%) Selenium
4 142 (41.76%) QA
5 117 (34.41%) Scrum
6 113 (33.24%) Test Scripting
7 105 (30.88%) SQL
8 101 (29.71%) Software Engineering
9 90 (26.47%) Test Strategy
10 88 (25.88%) WebDriver
11 80 (23.53%) TDD
11 80 (23.53%) Degree
12 75 (22.06%) Finance
13 73 (21.47%) C#
14 70 (20.59%) JavaScript
15 66 (19.41%) Linux
16 65 (19.12%) ISTQB
17 63 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
18 61 (17.94%) JIRA
19 60 (17.65%) HTML
20 58 (17.06%) C++
21 57 (16.76%) JMeter
22 55 (16.18%) BDD
23 53 (15.59%) CSS
24 50 (14.71%) SDLC
25 49 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
26 48 (14.12%) OO
27 47 (13.82%) Computer Science Degree
28 46 (13.53%) Windows
28 46 (13.53%) Software Testing

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 10 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (2.65%) Confluence
3 6 (1.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.29%) Apache
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.29%) CMS
4 1 (0.29%) Jetty
4 1 (0.29%) nginx
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (2.65%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.29%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.88%) IaaS
7 2 (0.59%) GitHub
7 2 (0.59%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.29%) Route 53
8 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.12%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.94%) GPRS
2 10 (2.94%) GSM
2 10 (2.94%) Wireless
3 9 (2.65%) Ethernet
3 9 (2.65%) Internet
3 9 (2.65%) RS-232
3 9 (2.65%) RS-485
4 6 (1.76%) 4G
5 5 (1.47%) 3G
6 4 (1.18%) DHCP
6 4 (1.18%) DNS
6 4 (1.18%) MPLS
6 4 (1.18%) MVNO
6 4 (1.18%) SAN
6 4 (1.18%) VoLTE
7 3 (0.88%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (0.88%) HTTP
7 3 (0.88%) SMTP
7 3 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.59%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (2.65%) Big Data
4 9 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.06%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.76%) MySQL
7 5 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.18%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.18%) Riak
9 3 (0.88%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.29%) DB2
11 1 (0.29%) DTS
11 1 (0.29%) HBase
11 1 (0.29%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.29%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 149 (43.82%) Selenium
2 88 (25.88%) WebDriver
3 61 (17.94%) JIRA
4 57 (16.76%) JMeter
5 36 (10.59%) Git (software)
5 36 (10.59%) Jenkins
6 33 (9.71%) Cucumber
7 29 (8.53%) Gatling
7 29 (8.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (8.24%) Eclipse
9 27 (7.94%) Maven
10 23 (6.76%) Subversion
11 18 (5.29%) LoadRunner
11 18 (5.29%) SoapUI
12 17 (5.00%) JUnit
13 16 (4.71%) HP UFT
14 15 (4.41%) SpecFlow
15 14 (4.12%) Mocha
16 12 (3.53%) gulp
17 10 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (22.06%) Finance
2 26 (7.65%) Financial Institution
3 25 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 21 (6.18%) Marketing
5 20 (5.88%) Electronics
6 14 (4.12%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.94%) Retail
8 9 (2.65%) Banking
9 5 (1.47%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.59%) Advertising
10 2 (0.59%) Games
10 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 70 (20.59%) Developer
2 63 (18.53%) Tester
3 61 (17.94%) QA Engineer
4 58 (17.06%) Test Engineer
5 46 (13.53%) QA Automation Engineer
6 44 (12.94%) Analyst
7 42 (12.35%) Java Developer
8 41 (12.06%) Automation Tester
9 38 (11.18%) Software Engineer
9 38 (11.18%) Test Analyst
10 33 (9.71%) Java Engineer
11 32 (9.41%) QA Tester
12 30 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
13 27 (7.94%) Automation Engineer
14 26 (7.65%) QA Automation Tester
15 21 (6.18%) Java Software Engineer
16 20 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
17 18 (5.29%) Junior
17 18 (5.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
17 18 (5.29%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (17.65%) HTML
2 53 (15.59%) CSS
3 37 (10.88%) Web Services
4 29 (8.53%) Ajax
5 27 (7.94%) REST
6 24 (7.06%) AngularJS
7 21 (6.18%) JSON
8 20 (5.88%) .NET
9 17 (5.00%) XML
10 16 (4.71%) HTML5
10 16 (4.71%) SOAP
11 14 (4.12%) D3.js
12 12 (3.53%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (3.53%) RESTful
13 11 (3.24%) CSS3
13 11 (3.24%) Node.js
13 11 (3.24%) React
14 9 (2.65%) MFC
14 9 (2.65%) WebSockets
14 9 (2.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (10.88%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.41%) iPad
4 13 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.94%) PMI
5 10 (2.94%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.65%) Home Automation
7 8 (2.35%) User Experience
8 6 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.47%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.47%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.47%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.47%) Social Media
10 3 (0.88%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.59%) FMCG
12 1 (0.29%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.29%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.29%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 66 (19.41%) Linux
2 46 (13.53%) Windows
3 26 (7.65%) Unix
4 15 (4.41%) Android
5 12 (3.53%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.06%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (1.47%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.18%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.29%) Debian
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (65.59%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (34.41%) Scrum
3 113 (33.24%) Test Scripting
4 101 (29.71%) Software Engineering
5 90 (26.47%) Test Strategy
6 80 (23.53%) TDD
7 63 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
8 55 (16.18%) BDD
9 50 (14.71%) SDLC
10 48 (14.12%) OO
11 46 (13.53%) Software Testing
12 44 (12.94%) OOP
13 43 (12.65%) Regression Testing
14 41 (12.06%) Manual Testing
15 40 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
15 40 (11.76%) QA Automation
16 38 (11.18%) Functional Testing
17 35 (10.29%) Unit Testing
18 26 (7.65%) Test Management
19 24 (7.06%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 196 (57.65%) Java
2 105 (30.88%) SQL
3 73 (21.47%) C#
4 70 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 58 (17.06%) C++
6 33 (9.71%) Python
7 25 (7.35%) C
8 21 (6.18%) Bash Shell
9 20 (5.88%) Perl
10 14 (4.12%) PL/SQL
10 14 (4.12%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.24%) VB
12 9 (2.65%) Embedded C
12 9 (2.65%) Embedded C++
12 9 (2.65%) Ruby
13 6 (1.76%) Groovy
13 6 (1.76%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.18%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.18%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 80 (23.53%) Degree
2 65 (19.12%) ISTQB
3 47 (13.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (8.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (5.00%) ISEB
6 13 (3.82%) Security Cleared
7 12 (3.53%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.94%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.47%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.88%) MCP
11 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.59%) CCNA
12 2 (0.59%) CCNP
12 2 (0.59%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.29%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (41.76%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (2.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 9 (2.65%) Firmware
2 8 (2.35%) Docker
3 7 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.18%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.18%) vSphere
6 3 (0.88%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (5.29%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.76%) Ansible
4 4 (1.18%) WSUS
5 3 (0.88%) Grafana
5 3 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.88%) Puppet
5 3 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.59%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.29%) Graylog
7 1 (0.29%) Kibana
7 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.29%) logstash
7 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 42 (12.35%) Oracle
3 29 (8.53%) HP
4 16 (4.71%) VMware
5 13 (3.82%) SAP
6 9 (2.65%) EMC
6 9 (2.65%) NEC
7 7 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.18%) BroadSoft
8 4 (1.18%) Ericsson
8 4 (1.18%) IBM
8 4 (1.18%) NetApp
9 3 (0.88%) Cisco
9 3 (0.88%) Symantec
10 2 (0.59%) Clearswift
10 2 (0.59%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.59%) Sage
10 2 (0.59%) SOASTA, Inc
11 1 (0.29%) Apigee
11 1 (0.29%) Concur
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Full bens package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum GBP 50k +Many benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago