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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 51 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 164 196 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.97% 4.32% 4.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.86% 4.89% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 143 181 173
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £32,500 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £68,750
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 2798 4012 4365
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 84.74% 88.47% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8796 13092 13574
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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
Reading +18 108 £47,000 -6.00% 10
Newbury -6 13 £40,000 - 1
Bracknell +2 11 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Windsor - 7 £45,000 -
Maidenhead +7 6 £62,500 +13.63% 2
Slough +8 5 £65,000 +36.84%
Wokingham +17 3 £34,000 -30.25%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 223 (65.01%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (57.43%) Java
3 147 (42.86%) Selenium
4 143 (41.69%) QA
5 115 (33.53%) Scrum
6 114 (33.24%) Test Scripting
7 104 (30.32%) Software Engineering
7 104 (30.32%) SQL
8 92 (26.82%) Test Strategy
9 87 (25.36%) WebDriver
10 83 (24.20%) TDD
11 81 (23.62%) Degree
12 76 (22.16%) Finance
12 76 (22.16%) C#
13 71 (20.70%) JavaScript
14 69 (20.12%) ISTQB
15 66 (19.24%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (18.37%) JIRA
16 63 (18.37%) Linux
17 62 (18.08%) C++
17 62 (18.08%) HTML
18 59 (17.20%) BDD
19 55 (16.03%) CSS
20 54 (15.74%) JMeter
20 54 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
21 52 (15.16%) Windows
22 51 (14.87%) SDLC
23 50 (14.58%) Computer Science Degree
24 47 (13.70%) OO
24 47 (13.70%) 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 10 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (2.62%) Confluence
3 6 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (0.29%) Apache
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.29%) CMS
4 1 (0.29%) Jetty
4 1 (0.29%) nginx
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (2.62%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.87%) IaaS
6 3 (0.87%) SaaS
7 2 (0.58%) GitHub
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.29%) PaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Route 53
8 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.92%) GPRS
2 10 (2.92%) GSM
2 10 (2.92%) Wireless
3 9 (2.62%) Ethernet
3 9 (2.62%) Internet
3 9 (2.62%) RS-232
3 9 (2.62%) RS-485
4 6 (1.75%) 4G
5 5 (1.46%) 3G
6 4 (1.17%) DHCP
6 4 (1.17%) DNS
6 4 (1.17%) MPLS
6 4 (1.17%) MVNO
6 4 (1.17%) SAN
6 4 (1.17%) VoLTE
7 3 (0.87%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (0.87%) HTTP
7 3 (0.87%) SMTP
7 3 (0.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.83%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (2.62%) Big Data
4 9 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.75%) MySQL
5 6 (1.75%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.17%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.87%) Riak
9 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.58%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.29%) DB2
10 1 (0.29%) DTS
10 1 (0.29%) HBase
10 1 (0.29%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.29%) Parquet
10 1 (0.29%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 147 (42.86%) Selenium
2 87 (25.36%) WebDriver
3 63 (18.37%) JIRA
4 54 (15.74%) JMeter
5 39 (11.37%) Git (software)
6 34 (9.91%) Jenkins
7 32 (9.33%) Cucumber
8 31 (9.04%) Eclipse
9 29 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (7.87%) Gatling
11 26 (7.58%) Subversion
12 25 (7.29%) Maven
13 20 (5.83%) LoadRunner
14 19 (5.54%) SoapUI
15 18 (5.25%) HP UFT
15 18 (5.25%) JUnit
16 15 (4.37%) SpecFlow
17 14 (4.08%) gulp
18 12 (3.50%) Mocha
19 10 (2.92%) TeamCity
General
1 76 (22.16%) Finance
2 28 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 24 (7.00%) Financial Institution
3 24 (7.00%) Marketing
4 23 (6.71%) Electronics
5 17 (4.96%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.92%) Retail
7 9 (2.62%) Banking
8 5 (1.46%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.58%) Advertising
9 2 (0.58%) Games
9 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Front Office
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (20.41%) Developer
2 63 (18.37%) Tester
3 60 (17.49%) QA Engineer
4 59 (17.20%) Test Engineer
5 45 (13.12%) Analyst
6 43 (12.54%) QA Automation Engineer
7 40 (11.66%) Automation Tester
7 40 (11.66%) Java Developer
8 39 (11.37%) Test Analyst
9 38 (11.08%) Software Engineer
10 33 (9.62%) Java Engineer
11 31 (9.04%) QA Tester
12 30 (8.75%) Test Automation Engineer
13 25 (7.29%) Automation Engineer
13 25 (7.29%) QA Automation Tester
14 21 (6.12%) Java Software Engineer
15 20 (5.83%) C++ Software Engineer
16 18 (5.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 18 (5.25%) Selenium Tester
17 17 (4.96%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (18.08%) HTML
2 55 (16.03%) CSS
3 40 (11.66%) Web Services
4 32 (9.33%) Ajax
5 30 (8.75%) REST
6 26 (7.58%) AngularJS
7 24 (7.00%) JSON
8 21 (6.12%) .NET
9 20 (5.83%) XML
10 18 (5.25%) HTML5
11 17 (4.96%) SOAP
12 13 (3.79%) CSS3
12 13 (3.79%) D3.js
12 13 (3.79%) React
13 12 (3.50%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (3.50%) XSLT
14 11 (3.21%) Node.js
14 11 (3.21%) RESTful
15 10 (2.92%) XML Schema
16 9 (2.62%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (10.50%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.37%) iPad
4 14 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.92%) PMI
5 10 (2.92%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.62%) Home Automation
7 7 (2.04%) User Experience
8 6 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.46%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.46%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.46%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.46%) Social Media
10 3 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) FMCG
11 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.29%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.29%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 63 (18.37%) Linux
2 52 (15.16%) Windows
3 26 (7.58%) Unix
4 18 (5.25%) Android
5 15 (4.37%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.92%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (1.46%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.17%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.29%) Debian
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (65.01%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (33.53%) Scrum
3 114 (33.24%) Test Scripting
4 104 (30.32%) Software Engineering
5 92 (26.82%) Test Strategy
6 83 (24.20%) TDD
7 66 (19.24%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (17.20%) BDD
9 51 (14.87%) SDLC
10 47 (13.70%) OO
10 47 (13.70%) Software Testing
11 44 (12.83%) Manual Testing
11 44 (12.83%) Regression Testing
12 43 (12.54%) OOP
13 41 (11.95%) Functional Testing
14 40 (11.66%) Non-Functional Testing
15 39 (11.37%) QA Automation
16 35 (10.20%) Unit Testing
17 28 (8.16%) Test Management
18 25 (7.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 197 (57.43%) Java
2 104 (30.32%) SQL
3 76 (22.16%) C#
4 71 (20.70%) JavaScript
5 62 (18.08%) C++
6 36 (10.50%) Python
7 26 (7.58%) C
8 23 (6.71%) Perl
9 21 (6.12%) Bash Shell
10 15 (4.37%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.79%) Shell Script
12 12 (3.50%) Ruby
12 12 (3.50%) VB
13 9 (2.62%) Embedded C
13 9 (2.62%) Embedded C++
14 6 (1.75%) Groovy
14 6 (1.75%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.17%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.17%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (23.62%) Degree
2 69 (20.12%) ISTQB
3 50 (14.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.96%) ISEB
6 14 (4.08%) Security Cleared
7 13 (3.79%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.92%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.75%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.17%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.87%) MCP
11 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.58%) CCNA
12 2 (0.58%) CCNP
12 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.29%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (41.69%) QA
2 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.87%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (2.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 9 (2.62%) Firmware
2 8 (2.33%) Docker
3 7 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.17%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.17%) vSphere
6 3 (0.87%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (5.83%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.75%) Ansible
4 4 (1.17%) WSUS
5 3 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.87%) Puppet
5 3 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.58%) Grafana
6 2 (0.58%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.29%) Graylog
7 1 (0.29%) Kibana
7 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.29%) logstash
7 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (13.12%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.66%) Oracle
3 32 (9.33%) HP
4 18 (5.25%) SAP
5 16 (4.66%) VMware
6 9 (2.62%) EMC
6 9 (2.62%) NEC
7 7 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.17%) BroadSoft
8 4 (1.17%) Ericsson
8 4 (1.17%) IBM
8 4 (1.17%) NetApp
9 3 (0.87%) Cisco
9 3 (0.87%) Symantec
10 2 (0.58%) Clearswift
10 2 (0.58%) Concur
10 2 (0.58%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.58%) Sage
10 2 (0.58%) SOASTA, Inc
11 1 (0.29%) Virgin Media
Reading
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading
Energon Global
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum GBP 50k +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Spectrum IT
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago