The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 112 148
Rank change year-on-year +19 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 17 21 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.31% 1.17% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.21% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 0
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1257 1733 2170
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 96.99% 96.49% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1040 1375 1634
Median salary £46,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £24,936
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 31 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 28 (90.32%) QA
3 26 (83.87%) Selenium
3 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (83.87%) Java
4 22 (70.97%) Test Scripting
5 20 (64.52%) WebDriver
6 19 (61.29%) SQL
7 17 (54.84%) Test Strategy
7 17 (54.84%) JMeter
7 17 (54.84%) Finance
8 16 (51.61%) Financial Institution
8 16 (51.61%) Oracle
8 16 (51.61%) Gatling
9 15 (48.39%) JIRA
10 13 (41.94%) QA Automation
11 12 (38.71%) Scrum
12 10 (32.26%) Defect Tracking
13 8 (25.81%) Security Testing
14 7 (22.58%) Degree
15 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
15 6 (19.35%) C#
16 5 (16.13%) BDD
17 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
17 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
17 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
17 4 (12.90%) Python
17 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
17 4 (12.90%) TDD
18 3 (9.68%) Mathematics

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 26 (83.87%) Selenium
2 20 (64.52%) WebDriver
3 17 (54.84%) JMeter
4 16 (51.61%) Gatling
5 15 (48.39%) JIRA
6 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
6 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
7 2 (6.45%) Artifactory
7 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
7 2 (6.45%) Maven
7 2 (6.45%) Subversion
8 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (54.84%) Finance
2 16 (51.61%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (70.97%) Test Scripting
4 17 (54.84%) Test Strategy
5 13 (41.94%) QA Automation
6 12 (38.71%) Scrum
7 10 (32.26%) Defect Tracking
8 8 (25.81%) Security Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
10 5 (16.13%) BDD
11 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
11 4 (12.90%) TDD
12 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
13 2 (6.45%) Build Automation
13 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
13 2 (6.45%) Load Testing
13 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
13 2 (6.45%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) Java
2 19 (61.29%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.45%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) Groovy
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (90.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) HP