Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 46 47
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 319 319 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.67% 4.90% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 5.38% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 241 253 278
Berkshire median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,400 £31,775
90th Percentile £78,750 £65,000 £63,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 5,170 5,927 5,562
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 91.81% 91.09% 88.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4,082 4,780 4,338
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% -
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 +17 163 £47,500 +3.26% 27
Maidenhead +7 42 £55,000 - 15
Wokingham -9 16 £48,250 -16.09% 8
Newbury -6 15 £60,000 +50.00% 5
Ascot +9 12 £35,000 -41.67% 2
Bracknell -19 12 £62,500 +13.64% 1
Slough +12 9 £32,818 +11.25% 2
Windsor - 4 £45,000 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 188 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (39.50%) QA
3 118 (36.99%) DevOps
4 109 (34.17%) Git (software)
5 98 (30.72%) Selenium
6 97 (30.41%) JavaScript
7 92 (28.84%) Java
8 91 (28.53%) BDD
9 90 (28.21%) Jenkins
10 88 (27.59%) SQL
11 87 (27.27%) JIRA
12 83 (26.02%) TDD
13 82 (25.71%) Python
14 81 (25.39%) Continuous Integration
15 80 (25.08%) Linux
16 78 (24.45%) AWS
17 74 (23.20%) Cucumber
18 72 (22.57%) Scrum
19 70 (21.94%) Test Scripting
20 68 (21.32%) Azure
21 61 (19.12%) Microsoft
21 61 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
22 54 (16.93%) .NET
22 54 (16.93%) C#
23 44 (13.79%) Oracle
24 43 (13.48%) Degree
24 43 (13.48%) Software Testing
25 42 (13.17%) REST
26 41 (12.85%) WebDriver
26 41 (12.85%) 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 11 (3.45%) Confluence
2 8 (2.51%) CMS
3 7 (2.19%) Apache
3 7 (2.19%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.88%) Drupal
5 5 (1.57%) Joomla!
6 4 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.94%) Alfresco
7 3 (0.94%) nginx
7 3 (0.94%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.94%) SugarCRM
7 3 (0.94%) WordPress
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.94%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 78 (24.45%) AWS
2 68 (21.32%) Azure
3 29 (9.09%) SaaS
4 19 (5.96%) GitHub
5 17 (5.33%) PaaS
6 16 (5.02%) IaaS
7 15 (4.70%) GCP
7 15 (4.70%) Slack
8 14 (4.39%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (3.45%) Power Platform
11 10 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (1.88%) AWS CodePipeline
12 6 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (1.88%) Data Lake Analytics
12 6 (1.88%) Serverless
13 5 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 5 (1.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.27%) HTTP
2 12 (3.76%) Firewall
3 9 (2.82%) Skype
4 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.94%) Network Security
5 3 (0.94%) SSH
5 3 (0.94%) VPN
5 3 (0.94%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.91%) Relational Database
2 28 (8.78%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.33%) MySQL
4 14 (4.39%) Data Lake
4 14 (4.39%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (3.45%) Power BI
6 11 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (3.13%) Big Data
8 9 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (2.19%) DB2
10 6 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.88%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.57%) Blockchain
11 5 (1.57%) HDInsight
11 5 (1.57%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.57%) Snowflake Schema
12 4 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.25%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.94%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 109 (34.17%) Git (software)
2 98 (30.72%) Selenium
3 90 (28.21%) Jenkins
4 87 (27.27%) JIRA
5 74 (23.20%) Cucumber
6 41 (12.85%) WebDriver
7 35 (10.97%) Appium
7 35 (10.97%) Maven
8 29 (9.09%) JUnit
9 27 (8.46%) JMeter
10 20 (6.27%) TestRail
11 18 (5.64%) Hudson
12 15 (4.70%) GitLab
13 14 (4.39%) SpecFlow
13 14 (4.39%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (4.08%) Visual Studio
15 11 (3.45%) HP UFT
15 11 (3.45%) TestNG
16 10 (3.13%) Robotium
16 10 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (12.23%) Finance
2 19 (5.96%) Marketing
3 16 (5.02%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.70%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.76%) Electronics
5 12 (3.76%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.51%) Retail
7 7 (2.19%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.25%) Banking
9 3 (0.94%) Advertising
9 3 (0.94%) Back Office
10 2 (0.63%) Automotive
10 2 (0.63%) German Language
10 2 (0.63%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Legal
11 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (17.55%) Developer
2 55 (17.24%) Test Engineer
3 54 (16.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 43 (13.48%) QA Engineer
4 43 (13.48%) Tester
5 20 (6.27%) Automation Tester
6 19 (5.96%) Analyst
7 17 (5.33%) QA Tester
8 16 (5.02%) Software Test Engineer
8 16 (5.02%) Software Tester
9 15 (4.70%) Software Engineer
10 14 (4.39%) Test Automation Engineer
11 13 (4.08%) Developer in Test
12 12 (3.76%) Azure Engineer
13 11 (3.45%) Junior
13 11 (3.45%) QA Analyst
13 11 (3.45%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.45%) Senior QA Engineer
13 11 (3.45%) Software Developer
14 10 (3.13%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (16.93%) .NET
2 42 (13.17%) REST
3 41 (12.85%) RESTful
4 40 (12.54%) Node.js
5 32 (10.03%) Web Services
6 30 (9.40%) SOAP
7 28 (8.78%) Gherkin
7 28 (8.78%) React
8 26 (8.15%) HTML
9 19 (5.96%) Jest
10 17 (5.33%) XML
11 15 (4.70%) CSS
11 15 (4.70%) JSON
12 14 (4.39%) AngularJS
13 12 (3.76%) HTML5
14 11 (3.45%) ASP.NET
14 11 (3.45%) Spring
15 10 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (2.82%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 11 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.51%) User Experience
6 5 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.25%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.25%) Equities
8 3 (0.94%) Life Science
9 2 (0.63%) iPad
9 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.31%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (25.08%) Linux
2 28 (8.78%) Windows
3 20 (6.27%) Android
4 19 (5.96%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.45%) Unix
6 6 (1.88%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.25%) Debian
8 3 (0.94%) CentOS
8 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (36.99%) DevOps
3 91 (28.53%) BDD
4 83 (26.02%) TDD
5 81 (25.39%) Continuous Integration
6 72 (22.57%) Scrum
7 70 (21.94%) Test Scripting
8 61 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
9 43 (13.48%) Software Testing
10 35 (10.97%) Manual Testing
11 33 (10.34%) Analytics
11 33 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
11 33 (10.34%) Mentoring
11 33 (10.34%) Test Strategy
12 31 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (9.40%) Software Engineering
14 28 (8.78%) Functional Testing
15 27 (8.46%) Deployment Automation
15 27 (8.46%) Logistics
15 27 (8.46%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 97 (30.41%) JavaScript
2 92 (28.84%) Java
3 88 (27.59%) SQL
4 82 (25.71%) Python
5 54 (16.93%) C#
6 37 (11.60%) Bash Shell
7 29 (9.09%) PowerShell
8 15 (4.70%) C++
8 15 (4.70%) Ruby
9 12 (3.76%) PHP
10 10 (3.13%) Go
11 8 (2.51%) C
12 6 (1.88%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.88%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.57%) Apex Code
13 5 (1.57%) ES6
13 5 (1.57%) Groovy
13 5 (1.57%) Scala
13 5 (1.57%) SOQL
14 2 (0.63%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 43 (13.48%) Degree
2 38 (11.91%) ISTQB
3 31 (9.72%) ISEB
4 23 (7.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (5.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.51%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.57%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.94%) CISSP
8 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.31%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.31%) CISA
9 1 (0.31%) CISM
9 1 (0.31%) MCP
9 1 (0.31%) MCSD
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (39.50%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) PSD2
System Software
1 36 (11.29%) Docker
2 15 (4.70%) oVirt
2 15 (4.70%) RHEV
3 11 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.82%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (10.97%) Kubernetes
2 27 (8.46%) Terraform
3 22 (6.90%) Puppet
4 12 (3.76%) Ansible
5 11 (3.45%) HP ALM
6 6 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.94%) Ambari
8 3 (0.94%) Grafana
8 3 (0.94%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.94%) SELinux
9 1 (0.31%) rkt
9 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 44 (13.79%) Oracle
3 16 (5.02%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 12 (3.76%) Google
4 12 (3.76%) SAP
4 12 (3.76%) VMware
5 8 (2.51%) Sage
6 6 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.57%) Remedy
7 5 (1.57%) Zend
8 4 (1.25%) BT
8 4 (1.25%) HP
8 4 (1.25%) Sun
9 3 (0.94%) hybris
9 3 (0.94%) Informatica
9 3 (0.94%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.63%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.63%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.31%) Coverity
11 1 (0.31%) New Relic