Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Tester
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 145 206
Rank change year-on-year +4 +61 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 16 47 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.69% 1.36% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.41% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 11 37 12
Reading median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -34.62% +116.67%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,500 £32,625
90th Percentile £72,500 £55,250 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -30.77% +73.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2227 3330 4428
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.10% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1826 2496 3519
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £26,700
90th Percentile £74,000 £72,000 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Reading

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Reading.

Salary trend for Automation Tester in Reading

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Reading over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in Reading

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Java
4 9 (56.25%) QA
4 9 (56.25%) Selenium
5 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 8 (50.00%) Degree
6 7 (43.75%) JIRA
6 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
6 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
6 7 (43.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
7 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
7 6 (37.50%) JMeter
8 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Linux
8 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
8 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (25.00%) User Stories
9 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
9 4 (25.00%) Open Source
9 4 (25.00%) Test Management
9 4 (25.00%) C#
9 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
9 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
9 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (25.00%) Digital Economy
9 4 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
9 4 (25.00%) QA Automation
10 3 (18.75%) Cyber Defence

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (43.75%) JIRA
4 6 (37.50%) JMeter
5 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
6 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
8 2 (12.50%) GitLab
8 2 (12.50%) Robot Framework
8 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
9 1 (6.25%) Appium
9 1 (6.25%) Gatling
9 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (25.00%) Digital Economy
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (18.75%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
4 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (25.00%) Open Source
6 4 (25.00%) QA Automation
6 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (25.00%) Test Management
6 4 (25.00%) User Stories
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 2 (12.50%) SDLC
8 2 (12.50%) Task Automation
8 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
8 2 (12.50%) TMap
9 1 (6.25%) Build Automation
9 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 7 (43.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
3 3 (18.75%) ISEB
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) HP
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle