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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Berkshire
Rank 138 151 142
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 64 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.41% 1.30% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.49% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 34 51 73
Median salary £46,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £70,000 £69,000
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 2836 4308 4581
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 85.24% 87.28% 85.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2231 3462 3293
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 23 March 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 23 March 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
Newbury +8 12 £43,750 -7.89% 4
Windsor - 12 £46,250 -
Reading +15 10 £50,000 - 4
Maidenhead +4 5 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Slough - 2 £44,000 -
Bracknell +7 1 £42,500 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 65 (89.04%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (46.58%) Java
2 34 (46.58%) Selenium
3 33 (45.21%) QA
4 32 (43.84%) Scrum
5 25 (34.25%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (28.77%) Degree
7 20 (27.40%) JIRA
8 18 (24.66%) BDD
9 17 (23.29%) Software Testing
10 16 (21.92%) SDLC
11 15 (20.55%) C#
11 15 (20.55%) TDD
11 15 (20.55%) Automated Testing
12 14 (19.18%) Logistics
12 14 (19.18%) WebDriver
12 14 (19.18%) Git (software)
12 14 (19.18%) Automation Testing
13 13 (17.81%) Test Strategy
13 13 (17.81%) Marketing
13 13 (17.81%) HTML
13 13 (17.81%) SQL
14 12 (16.44%) Linux
14 12 (16.44%) SOA
14 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
14 12 (16.44%) SpecFlow
14 12 (16.44%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
15 11 (15.07%) Microsoft

Test Automation
Top Related 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 8 (10.96%) Confluence
2 4 (5.48%) Apache
2 4 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.48%) nginx
3 3 (4.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.11%) IaaS
3 3 (4.11%) PaaS
4 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.74%) SaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.37%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.37%) Route 53
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) Internet
2 4 (5.48%) SMTP
3 3 (4.11%) HTTP
3 3 (4.11%) IPv4
4 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Big Data
2 4 (5.48%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.11%) Redis
3 3 (4.11%) Riak
4 2 (2.74%) MySQL
5 1 (1.37%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 34 (46.58%) Selenium
2 20 (27.40%) JIRA
3 14 (19.18%) Git (software)
3 14 (19.18%) WebDriver
4 12 (16.44%) SpecFlow
4 12 (16.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
6 10 (13.70%) Cucumber
6 10 (13.70%) JMeter
6 10 (13.70%) Subversion
7 7 (9.59%) Maven
8 5 (6.85%) Bugzilla
8 5 (6.85%) SoapUI
8 5 (6.85%) TestNG
8 5 (6.85%) Trac
8 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (5.48%) JUnit
10 3 (4.11%) Ant
10 3 (4.11%) Eclipse
10 3 (4.11%) Gradle
General
1 13 (17.81%) Marketing
2 8 (10.96%) Finance
3 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.48%) Electronics
4 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Test Engineer
2 19 (26.03%) Test Automation Engineer
3 16 (21.92%) Developer
3 16 (21.92%) Tester
4 11 (15.07%) Automation Tester
5 9 (12.33%) QA Tester
6 8 (10.96%) Analyst
6 8 (10.96%) Java Engineer
6 8 (10.96%) Test Analyst
7 7 (9.59%) Java Developer
7 7 (9.59%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Developer in Test
8 6 (8.22%) Lead Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Lead Java Developer
8 6 (8.22%) QA Automation Tester
8 6 (8.22%) Software Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Software Tester
8 6 (8.22%) Test Automation Developer
9 5 (6.85%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (6.85%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.81%) HTML
2 7 (9.59%) CSS
2 7 (9.59%) XML
3 6 (8.22%) .NET
4 5 (6.85%) JSON
5 4 (5.48%) Ajax
5 4 (5.48%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.11%) HTML5
6 3 (4.11%) Kafka
6 3 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (4.11%) REST
6 3 (4.11%) Spring
6 3 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (4.11%) Web Services
6 3 (4.11%) WebSockets
7 2 (2.74%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.74%) XSD
7 2 (2.74%) XSLT
8 1 (1.37%) LAMP
8 1 (1.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.22%) Virtual Team
3 5 (6.85%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.85%) User Experience
4 3 (4.11%) PKI
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) Blog
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.44%) Linux
2 5 (6.85%) Android
3 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.48%) Unix
4 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.11%) Windows
4 3 (4.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (89.04%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.84%) Scrum
3 25 (34.25%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (24.66%) BDD
5 17 (23.29%) Software Testing
6 16 (21.92%) SDLC
7 15 (20.55%) Automated Testing
7 15 (20.55%) TDD
8 14 (19.18%) Automation Testing
8 14 (19.18%) Logistics
9 13 (17.81%) Test Strategy
10 12 (16.44%) SOA
10 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
11 9 (12.33%) Kanban
11 9 (12.33%) Line Management
11 9 (12.33%) Performance Testing
11 9 (12.33%) Regression Testing
11 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
12 8 (10.96%) DevOps
12 8 (10.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (46.58%) Java
2 15 (20.55%) C#
3 13 (17.81%) SQL
4 11 (15.07%) Python
5 10 (13.70%) Bash Shell
5 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
6 9 (12.33%) C++
7 6 (8.22%) Perl
8 4 (5.48%) Groovy
9 3 (4.11%) Apple Swift
9 3 (4.11%) C
9 3 (4.11%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.37%) R
10 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (28.77%) Degree
2 10 (13.70%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.59%) ISEB
4 6 (8.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (45.21%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Docker
2 3 (4.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (4.11%) HDFS
2 3 (4.11%) KVM
2 3 (4.11%) VirtualBox
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.48%) Kibana
3 3 (4.11%) Ambari
3 3 (4.11%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (4.11%) Puppet
4 2 (2.74%) Ansible
5 1 (1.37%) Graylog
5 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.37%) logstash
5 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (8.22%) SAP
3 4 (5.48%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Concur
5 2 (2.74%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) Apigee
6 1 (1.37%) Cadence
6 1 (1.37%) IBM
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle
6 1 (1.37%) Virgin Media
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
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People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Newbury
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 28 days ago
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Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago