Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 51 52
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 316 331 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.90% 5.27% 4.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.43% 6.03% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 251 278 380
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,350 £31,475
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

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 5,823 5,492 7,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 90.27% 87.40% 90.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4,687 4,290 6,282
Berkshire median annual salary £52,251 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.50% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £75,000
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -28 105 £46,000 - 13
Maidenhead +3 72 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Bracknell +4 40 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Newbury -3 35 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Wokingham +10 25 £57,500 +55.41% 1
Slough +2 11 £29,500 -41.58% 4
Ascot +8 1 £60,000 +140.00%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 198 (62.66%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (34.18%) C#
3 100 (31.65%) Scrum
4 94 (29.75%) Java
5 90 (28.48%) Jenkins
6 88 (27.85%) JavaScript
7 81 (25.63%) Git (software)
8 79 (25.00%) Selenium
9 76 (24.05%) QA
10 67 (21.20%) Continuous Integration
10 67 (21.20%) BDD
11 64 (20.25%) Software Testing
12 62 (19.62%) HTML
12 62 (19.62%) .NET
12 62 (19.62%) Linux
13 61 (19.30%) Docker
14 59 (18.67%) SQL
15 56 (17.72%) SQL Server
15 56 (17.72%) DevOps
16 54 (17.09%) SDLC
17 52 (16.46%) Windows
18 49 (15.51%) Finance
18 49 (15.51%) Degree
19 45 (14.24%) REST
19 45 (14.24%) JIRA
19 45 (14.24%) Amazon AWS
20 44 (13.92%) Cucumber
21 43 (13.61%) Software Engineering
22 42 (13.29%) MVC
22 42 (13.29%) CSS

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 (3.16%) Confluence
1 10 (3.16%) NServiceBus
2 7 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.58%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.95%) nginx
5 2 (0.63%) Apache
5 2 (0.63%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.63%) Drupal
5 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.32%) CMS
6 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.24%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.80%) SaaS
4 6 (1.90%) GitHub
5 5 (1.58%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (1.27%) Office 365
7 3 (0.95%) npm
8 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.63%) Serverless
8 2 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.32%) Firebase
9 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.75%) Firewall
2 14 (4.43%) Internet
3 13 (4.11%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.48%) Bluetooth
4 11 (3.48%) DHCP
4 11 (3.48%) DNS
4 11 (3.48%) LAN
4 11 (3.48%) WAN
4 11 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.90%) 2G
5 6 (1.90%) 3G
5 6 (1.90%) 802.15
5 6 (1.90%) ICMP
5 6 (1.90%) Wireless
5 6 (1.90%) ZigBee
6 5 (1.58%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.58%) RS-232
6 5 (1.58%) SAN
7 3 (0.95%) Network Security
8 2 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.43%) Relational Database
2 14 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (4.11%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.53%) MySQL
5 8 (2.53%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.22%) Big Data
6 7 (2.22%) DB2
7 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.27%) Power BI
8 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.95%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.63%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 90 (28.48%) Jenkins
2 81 (25.63%) Git (software)
3 79 (25.00%) Selenium
4 45 (14.24%) JIRA
5 44 (13.92%) Cucumber
6 27 (8.54%) Subversion
7 26 (8.23%) Visual Studio
8 24 (7.59%) WebDriver
9 18 (5.70%) TeamCity
10 17 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (4.43%) Appium
12 12 (3.80%) SpecFlow
13 11 (3.48%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (3.16%) Maven
15 8 (2.53%) Ant
15 8 (2.53%) Eclipse
16 7 (2.22%) Bugzilla
16 7 (2.22%) HP UFT
17 6 (1.90%) JUnit
18 5 (1.58%) JMeter
General
1 49 (15.51%) Finance
2 18 (5.70%) Automotive
3 16 (5.06%) Electronics
4 13 (4.11%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.85%) Banking
7 7 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.22%) Retail
8 5 (1.58%) Games
8 5 (1.58%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.27%) Marketing
10 2 (0.63%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (23.42%) Developer
2 60 (18.99%) Tester
3 55 (17.41%) Test Engineer
4 48 (15.19%) Automation Tester
5 41 (12.97%) DevOps Engineer
6 34 (10.76%) QA Engineer
7 33 (10.44%) Software Tester
8 32 (10.13%) Test Automation Engineer
9 28 (8.86%) Software Engineer
10 26 (8.23%) Java Developer
10 26 (8.23%) Lead Developer
11 24 (7.59%) Analyst
12 22 (6.96%) Manual Tester
12 22 (6.96%) Software Developer
13 21 (6.65%) Java Engineer
14 20 (6.33%) Test Analyst
15 18 (5.70%) Software Test Engineer
16 17 (5.38%) QA Automation Tester
16 17 (5.38%) QA Tester
17 16 (5.06%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (19.62%) .NET
1 62 (19.62%) HTML
2 45 (14.24%) REST
3 42 (13.29%) CSS
4 36 (11.39%) AngularJS
5 34 (10.76%) ASP.NET
6 28 (8.86%) Spring
7 23 (7.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 22 (6.96%) RESTful
9 21 (6.65%) jQuery
10 18 (5.70%) Web Services
11 16 (5.06%) HTML5
12 14 (4.43%) .NET Framework
13 11 (3.48%) React
14 10 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (3.16%) SOAP
14 10 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (3.16%) WCF
14 10 (3.16%) WPF
15 9 (2.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.23%) Mobile App
2 25 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 24 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (4.75%) Fintech
5 14 (4.43%) User Experience
6 13 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (3.16%) Private Cloud
9 9 (2.85%) Public Cloud
10 7 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (2.22%) Robotics
11 6 (1.90%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.58%) CAN bus
12 5 (1.58%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.58%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (1.58%) Internet of Things
12 5 (1.58%) Life Science
12 5 (1.58%) Mainframe
13 4 (1.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 62 (19.62%) Linux
2 52 (16.46%) Windows
3 14 (4.43%) Android
4 13 (4.11%) Unix
5 11 (3.48%) Ubuntu
6 8 (2.53%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.95%) CentOS
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.32%) Solaris
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (62.66%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (31.65%) Scrum
3 67 (21.20%) BDD
3 67 (21.20%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (20.25%) Software Testing
5 56 (17.72%) DevOps
6 54 (17.09%) SDLC
7 43 (13.61%) Software Engineering
8 42 (13.29%) MVC
9 39 (12.34%) Manual Testing
10 38 (12.03%) TDD
11 31 (9.81%) Test Scripting
12 30 (9.49%) Deployment Automation
13 26 (8.23%) Mathematics
13 26 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (7.59%) Kanban
15 23 (7.28%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (7.28%) Unit Testing
16 22 (6.96%) Coaching
16 22 (6.96%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (34.18%) C#
2 94 (29.75%) Java
3 88 (27.85%) JavaScript
4 59 (18.67%) SQL
5 27 (8.54%) Python
6 18 (5.70%) C++
7 17 (5.38%) C
8 16 (5.06%) PowerShell
9 14 (4.43%) PHP
10 9 (2.85%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.58%) Ruby
11 5 (1.58%) XAML
12 4 (1.27%) Go
12 4 (1.27%) R
12 4 (1.27%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.95%) Cython
13 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.63%) ES6
14 2 (0.63%) F#
14 2 (0.63%) ML
Qualifications
1 49 (15.51%) Degree
2 38 (12.03%) ISEB
3 37 (11.71%) ISTQB
4 28 (8.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.58%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.95%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (24.05%) QA
2 5 (1.58%) GAMP
2 5 (1.58%) GMP
3 4 (1.27%) PMBOK
3 4 (1.27%) PSD2
4 3 (0.95%) GDPR
5 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.63%) SLA
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (19.30%) Docker
2 27 (8.54%) oVirt
2 27 (8.54%) RHEV
3 12 (3.80%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.16%) Firmware
5 5 (1.58%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.58%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.58%) NFS
5 5 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.58%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.32%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 36 (11.39%) Kubernetes
2 33 (10.44%) Puppet
3 28 (8.86%) Terraform
4 9 (2.85%) Ansible
5 8 (2.53%) HP ALM
6 6 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.58%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.32%) Kibana
8 1 (0.32%) logstash
Vendors
1 41 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.96%) Atlassian
2 22 (6.96%) Oracle
3 15 (4.75%) IBM
4 13 (4.11%) HP
5 12 (3.80%) VMware
6 8 (2.53%) Xamarin
7 6 (1.90%) Remedy
7 6 (1.90%) SAP
8 5 (1.58%) Actifio
8 5 (1.58%) Assembla
8 5 (1.58%) CommVault
8 5 (1.58%) Intel
8 5 (1.58%) Veeam
9 4 (1.27%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.27%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.27%) Tableau
10 2 (0.63%) CA
10 2 (0.63%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com