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

Automated Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 53 65
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 374 377 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.88% 4.34% 3.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.81% 4.92% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 319 343 409
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £33,675 £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 5493 7660 9580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.34% 88.17% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4280 5844 7481
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
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 23 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 23 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 +29 215 £48,750 +8.33% 20
Newbury +1 66 £47,500 +21.02% 4
Maidenhead +33 33 £60,000 +4.35% 1
Wokingham +12 14 £37,000 -7.50%
Slough 0 12 £50,500 +26.25% 1
Bracknell -21 8 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Ascot - 6 £25,000 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 250 (66.84%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (59.63%) Java
3 161 (43.05%) Selenium
4 141 (37.70%) Degree
5 124 (33.16%) C#
6 120 (32.09%) QA
7 111 (29.68%) WebDriver
8 104 (27.81%) ISTQB
8 104 (27.81%) Scrum
9 103 (27.54%) BDD
10 96 (25.67%) Computer Science Degree
11 95 (25.40%) SQL
12 93 (24.87%) Continuous Integration
13 91 (24.33%) TDD
14 88 (23.53%) Test Strategy
15 86 (22.99%) Test Scripting
16 84 (22.46%) Computer Science
17 83 (22.19%) JavaScript
18 79 (21.12%) Analytical Skills
19 75 (20.05%) Linux
20 72 (19.25%) HTML
20 72 (19.25%) Web Services
21 70 (18.72%) JIRA
22 67 (17.91%) Git (software)
23 65 (17.38%) Open Source
23 65 (17.38%) JMeter
24 64 (17.11%) CSS
25 63 (16.84%) Cucumber
26 62 (16.58%) Windows
26 62 (16.58%) 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 9 (2.41%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.34%) Confluence
3 5 (1.34%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.07%) Alfresco
4 4 (1.07%) CMS
4 4 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.80%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.53%) Drupal
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.07%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (2.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.01%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (4.01%) SaaS
4 12 (3.21%) npm
5 9 (2.41%) PaaS
6 5 (1.34%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.07%) GitHub
8 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.80%) Tricentis Tosca
9 2 (0.53%) IaaS
10 1 (0.27%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.07%) BGP
1 4 (1.07%) EIGRP
1 4 (1.07%) Firewall
1 4 (1.07%) HTTP
1 4 (1.07%) Internet
1 4 (1.07%) MPLS
1 4 (1.07%) OSPF
1 4 (1.07%) RIP
2 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.53%) SSL
3 2 (0.53%) 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 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.01%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.74%) Big Data
4 12 (3.21%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.41%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.41%) SQLPlus
6 8 (2.14%) MySQL
7 7 (1.87%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.60%) GIS
9 5 (1.34%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.80%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.80%) DB2
11 3 (0.80%) HBase
11 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.53%) Cognos Impromptu
12 2 (0.53%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.53%) Parquet
12 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 161 (43.05%) Selenium
2 111 (29.68%) WebDriver
3 70 (18.72%) JIRA
4 67 (17.91%) Git (software)
5 65 (17.38%) JMeter
6 63 (16.84%) Cucumber
7 51 (13.64%) Jenkins
8 47 (12.57%) SoapUI
9 37 (9.89%) LoadRunner
10 35 (9.36%) HP UFT
11 31 (8.29%) Subversion
12 26 (6.95%) Eclipse
13 25 (6.68%) Protractor
14 24 (6.42%) Jasmine
15 23 (6.15%) SpecFlow
15 23 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (5.88%) gulp
17 20 (5.35%) JUnit
17 20 (5.35%) Maven
18 15 (4.01%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 45 (12.03%) Finance
2 28 (7.49%) Digital Economy
3 25 (6.68%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.61%) Marketing
5 17 (4.55%) Electronics
5 17 (4.55%) Manufacturing
6 15 (4.01%) Publishing
7 9 (2.41%) Retail
8 6 (1.60%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.07%) Games
10 3 (0.80%) Automotive
10 3 (0.80%) Banking
11 2 (0.53%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 98 (26.20%) Developer
2 80 (21.39%) Tester
3 51 (13.64%) Software Tester
4 44 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 41 (10.96%) Analyst
6 38 (10.16%) QA Engineer
7 37 (9.89%) Test Analyst
8 30 (8.02%) Automation Tester
9 26 (6.95%) Test Automation Engineer
10 24 (6.42%) Software Developer
11 23 (6.15%) JavaScript Developer
11 23 (6.15%) Senior Tester
12 20 (5.35%) Java Developer
13 18 (4.81%) Automation Test Analyst
14 17 (4.55%) .NET Developer
15 16 (4.28%) Software Engineer
16 15 (4.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 15 (4.01%) Software Test Engineer
16 15 (4.01%) Test Leader
17 13 (3.48%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (19.25%) HTML
1 72 (19.25%) Web Services
2 64 (17.11%) CSS
3 50 (13.37%) .NET
4 46 (12.30%) AngularJS
5 42 (11.23%) SOAP
6 37 (9.89%) HTML5
7 33 (8.82%) Spring
7 33 (8.82%) XML
8 32 (8.56%) REST
9 29 (7.75%) RESTful
10 28 (7.49%) JSON
11 24 (6.42%) jQuery
12 23 (6.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 22 (5.88%) .NET Framework
13 22 (5.88%) Ajax
14 21 (5.61%) Sass
15 18 (4.81%) React
16 16 (4.28%) ASP.NET
16 16 (4.28%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 84 (22.46%) Computer Science
2 79 (21.12%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (8.82%) Mobile App
4 30 (8.02%) Client/Server
5 16 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.21%) N-Tier
7 10 (2.67%) User Experience
8 8 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.34%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.34%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.07%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.07%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.07%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.07%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.53%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.53%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.53%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.27%) Chromecast
12 1 (0.27%) Fintech
12 1 (0.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (20.05%) Linux
2 62 (16.58%) Windows
3 25 (6.68%) Unix
4 19 (5.08%) Android
5 14 (3.74%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.67%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (1.34%) CentOS
7 5 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.34%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.80%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (66.84%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (27.81%) Scrum
3 103 (27.54%) BDD
4 93 (24.87%) Continuous Integration
5 91 (24.33%) TDD
6 88 (23.53%) Test Strategy
7 86 (22.99%) Test Scripting
8 65 (17.38%) Open Source
9 62 (16.58%) Software Testing
10 56 (14.97%) Test Management
11 54 (14.44%) Regression Testing
12 47 (12.57%) Functional Testing
13 46 (12.30%) OO
14 45 (12.03%) Performance Testing
15 44 (11.76%) SDLC
16 43 (11.50%) DevOps
17 41 (10.96%) Manual Testing
18 37 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
18 37 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
19 36 (9.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 223 (59.63%) Java
2 124 (33.16%) C#
3 95 (25.40%) SQL
4 83 (22.19%) JavaScript
5 41 (10.96%) Python
6 35 (9.36%) Shell Script
7 32 (8.56%) C++
8 29 (7.75%) Ruby
9 18 (4.81%) PowerShell
10 17 (4.55%) Perl
10 17 (4.55%) PHP
11 13 (3.48%) C
12 12 (3.21%) ECMAScript
12 12 (3.21%) ES6
12 12 (3.21%) Scala
13 11 (2.94%) Groovy
14 10 (2.67%) VB
15 9 (2.41%) PL/SQL
15 9 (2.41%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (37.70%) Degree
2 104 (27.81%) ISTQB
3 96 (25.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (7.22%) ISEB
5 15 (4.01%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.41%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.14%) Master's Degree
9 7 (1.87%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.07%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.80%) CEH
12 3 (0.80%) CISSP
12 3 (0.80%) GWAPT
12 3 (0.80%) OSCP
12 3 (0.80%) SANS
12 3 (0.80%) 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 (32.09%) QA
2 5 (1.34%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.80%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 2 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (7.75%) Docker
2 8 (2.14%) HDFS
3 4 (1.07%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.53%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.27%) LXC
Systems Management
1 24 (6.42%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (4.28%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (4.01%) Ansible
3 15 (4.01%) Puppet
4 6 (1.60%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (1.34%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.34%) Terraform
6 4 (1.07%) Nagios
6 4 (1.07%) Salt
7 2 (0.53%) Grafana
8 1 (0.27%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.27%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 45 (12.03%) SAP
2 29 (7.75%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.49%) HP
4 19 (5.08%) Concur
5 18 (4.81%) Oracle
6 12 (3.21%) Twitter
7 7 (1.87%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.34%) Ariba
9 4 (1.07%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.07%) Capita
9 4 (1.07%) Citrix
9 4 (1.07%) DevExpress
9 4 (1.07%) Google
9 4 (1.07%) IBM
9 4 (1.07%) New Relic
9 4 (1.07%) Rackspace
9 4 (1.07%) Telerik
10 3 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.27%) Cisco
11 1 (0.27%) Red Hat