Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 43 58
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 325 365 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.44% 5.69% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.91% 6.41% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 270 311 320
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £35,738 £33,375 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,625 £62,500 £60,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 5,495 5,694 7,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 92.03% 88.71% 90.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4,257 4,481 5,851
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -10 140 £50,000 - 27
Bracknell +36 59 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Maidenhead -17 50 £55,000 -8.33% 6
Newbury -5 39 £47,500 -5.00% 18
Slough -5 11 £29,500 -41.00% 1
Wokingham +11 9 £57,500 +55.41%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 238 (73.23%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (38.77%) Scrum
3 125 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 113 (34.77%) Java
5 98 (30.15%) C#
6 92 (28.31%) Git (software)
6 92 (28.31%) Jenkins
7 90 (27.69%) Selenium
8 87 (26.77%) Continuous Integration
9 85 (26.15%) QA
10 83 (25.54%) BDD
11 80 (24.62%) Degree
11 80 (24.62%) HTML
12 73 (22.46%) SQL
12 73 (22.46%) Amazon AWS
13 70 (21.54%) DevOps
14 67 (20.62%) Docker
15 63 (19.38%) Linux
16 59 (18.15%) SQL Server
17 58 (17.85%) .NET
18 56 (17.23%) CSS
19 55 (16.92%) Python
20 54 (16.62%) TDD
20 54 (16.62%) Microservices
21 52 (16.00%) AngularJS
22 50 (15.38%) Finance
23 47 (14.46%) SDLC
24 43 (13.23%) Cucumber
25 42 (12.92%) Kubernetes
26 41 (12.62%) RESTful

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 16 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (4.31%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.38%) Confluence
4 10 (3.08%) Apache
4 10 (3.08%) nginx
5 8 (2.46%) Apache Solr
5 8 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.54%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.54%) IIS
7 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.92%) Drupal
8 3 (0.92%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.92%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.62%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.62%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.62%) CMS
9 2 (0.62%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.62%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (1.23%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 73 (22.46%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (7.08%) GitHub
4 18 (5.54%) npm
5 17 (5.23%) SaaS
6 14 (4.31%) Serverless
7 9 (2.77%) Firebase
8 5 (1.54%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.23%) CloudFront
9 4 (1.23%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (1.23%) Office 365
9 4 (1.23%) Route 53
9 4 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.62%) IaaS
10 2 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.46%) Bluetooth
1 8 (2.46%) Firewall
1 8 (2.46%) TCP/IP
1 8 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (2.15%) Internet
3 6 (1.85%) 2G
3 6 (1.85%) 3G
3 6 (1.85%) 802.15
3 6 (1.85%) DHCP
3 6 (1.85%) DNS
3 6 (1.85%) ICMP
3 6 (1.85%) LAN
3 6 (1.85%) WAN
3 6 (1.85%) Wireless
3 6 (1.85%) ZigBee
4 4 (1.23%) SNMP
4 4 (1.23%) VPN
5 3 (0.92%) NAS
5 3 (0.92%) SAN
5 3 (0.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (18.15%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.46%) NoSQL
3 32 (9.85%) Relational Database
4 28 (8.62%) RDBMS
5 20 (6.15%) MySQL
6 16 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (4.31%) Big Data
8 13 (4.00%) CouchDB
9 8 (2.46%) Power BI
9 8 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.85%) Data Lake
10 6 (1.85%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.54%) DB2
12 4 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 92 (28.31%) Git (software)
1 92 (28.31%) Jenkins
2 90 (27.69%) Selenium
3 43 (13.23%) Cucumber
4 40 (12.31%) JIRA
5 39 (12.00%) WebDriver
6 28 (8.62%) Subversion
7 20 (6.15%) SpecFlow
8 19 (5.85%) Visual Studio
9 18 (5.54%) Maven
10 14 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (4.31%) TeamCity
11 12 (3.69%) JMeter
12 11 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (3.08%) gulp
14 9 (2.77%) Grunt
14 9 (2.77%) Jasmine
14 9 (2.77%) NUnit
15 8 (2.46%) Appium
15 8 (2.46%) HP UFT
General
1 50 (15.38%) Finance
2 30 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 25 (7.69%) Electronics
3 25 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 22 (6.77%) Marketing
5 12 (3.69%) Banking
6 7 (2.15%) Automotive
6 7 (2.15%) Games
7 3 (0.92%) Military
7 3 (0.92%) Publishing
7 3 (0.92%) Retail
8 2 (0.62%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 90 (27.69%) Developer
2 62 (19.08%) Test Engineer
3 44 (13.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 36 (11.08%) Test Automation Engineer
5 31 (9.54%) Tester
6 28 (8.62%) Automation Tester
7 27 (8.31%) QA Engineer
8 25 (7.69%) Analyst
8 25 (7.69%) Senior Developer
9 21 (6.46%) Software Developer
9 21 (6.46%) Test Analyst
10 20 (6.15%) Software Engineer
11 19 (5.85%) Java Developer
11 19 (5.85%) Junior
11 19 (5.85%) Lead Developer
11 19 (5.85%) QA Automation Engineer
11 19 (5.85%) Software Test Engineer
12 16 (4.92%) Developer in Test
12 16 (4.92%) Lead Software Developer
13 15 (4.62%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (24.62%) HTML
2 58 (17.85%) .NET
3 56 (17.23%) CSS
4 52 (16.00%) AngularJS
5 41 (12.62%) RESTful
6 38 (11.69%) Node.js
7 36 (11.08%) ASP.NET
7 36 (11.08%) React
7 36 (11.08%) REST
8 34 (10.46%) Web Services
9 32 (9.85%) HTML5
10 31 (9.54%) jQuery
10 31 (9.54%) XML
11 27 (8.31%) Spring
12 26 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (6.15%) J2EE
14 19 (5.85%) .NET Framework
14 19 (5.85%) SOAP
15 17 (5.23%) CSS3
16 15 (4.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 24 (7.38%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.31%) Algorithms
5 11 (3.38%) User Experience
6 8 (2.46%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.85%) Fintech
9 5 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.54%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.23%) PMI
11 3 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.92%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.92%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.92%) Robotics
12 2 (0.62%) CAN bus
12 2 (0.62%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.31%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 63 (19.38%) Linux
2 33 (10.15%) Windows
3 26 (8.00%) Unix
4 15 (4.62%) Android
5 10 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.15%) Windows Phone
6 7 (2.15%) Windows Phone 8
7 6 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.23%) CentOS
8 4 (1.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (73.23%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (38.77%) Scrum
3 87 (26.77%) Continuous Integration
4 83 (25.54%) BDD
5 70 (21.54%) DevOps
6 54 (16.62%) Microservices
6 54 (16.62%) TDD
7 47 (14.46%) SDLC
8 41 (12.62%) MVC
9 40 (12.31%) Computer Science
10 39 (12.00%) Mathematics
10 39 (12.00%) Software Testing
11 38 (11.69%) Software Engineering
12 37 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (11.38%) Manual Testing
13 32 (9.85%) Kanban
14 28 (8.62%) Open Source
14 28 (8.62%) Technical Leadership
15 27 (8.31%) Coaching
15 27 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 125 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 113 (34.77%) Java
3 98 (30.15%) C#
4 73 (22.46%) SQL
5 55 (16.92%) Python
6 23 (7.08%) PHP
7 16 (4.92%) Go
8 15 (4.62%) Bash Shell
9 14 (4.31%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.00%) Cython
11 10 (3.08%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.77%) C
13 6 (1.85%) C++
13 6 (1.85%) Ruby
14 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.92%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.62%) F#
16 2 (0.62%) R
16 2 (0.62%) RPG
16 2 (0.62%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 80 (24.62%) Degree
2 30 (9.23%) ISTQB
3 23 (7.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (5.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (4.00%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (3.38%) ISEB
7 4 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.23%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.62%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (26.15%) QA
2 5 (1.54%) PSD2
3 4 (1.23%) GDPR
3 4 (1.23%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (20.62%) Docker
2 28 (8.62%) oVirt
2 28 (8.62%) RHEV
3 15 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.15%) Firmware
5 6 (1.85%) Varnish
6 4 (1.23%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.92%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.92%) XenApp
7 3 (0.92%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.31%) Postfix
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (12.92%) Kubernetes
2 40 (12.31%) Puppet
3 38 (11.69%) Terraform
4 18 (5.54%) Ansible
5 13 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.46%) HP ALM
7 4 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.23%) Mesos
7 4 (1.23%) Nagios
7 4 (1.23%) Rancher
7 4 (1.23%) Salt
8 3 (0.92%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.92%) Kibana
8 3 (0.92%) logstash
Vendors
1 37 (11.38%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.62%) Oracle
3 23 (7.08%) SAP
4 17 (5.23%) VMware
5 12 (3.69%) Atlassian
5 12 (3.69%) HP
6 9 (2.77%) Google
7 7 (2.15%) IBM
8 6 (1.85%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.85%) Remedy
9 4 (1.23%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.23%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.23%) Tableau
10 3 (0.92%) Cisco
10 3 (0.92%) Citrix
11 2 (0.62%) Adobe
11 2 (0.62%) Assembla
11 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.62%) webMethods
11 2 (0.62%) Xamarin