The median annual salary for a Automation Tester was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 93 142 135
Rank change year-on-year +49 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 14 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.14% 0.21% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.22% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 16
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £36,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +19.71% -8.97%  

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 1198 1823 2224
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.32% 93.68% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 928 1473 1524
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in Reading

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 18 (90.00%) QA
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (75.00%) Java
4 14 (70.00%) Selenium
5 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
6 12 (60.00%) WebDriver
7 11 (55.00%) Test Strategy
7 11 (55.00%) SQL
8 10 (50.00%) Automated Testing
8 10 (50.00%) Oracle
8 10 (50.00%) Financial Institution
8 10 (50.00%) JMeter
8 10 (50.00%) Finance
8 10 (50.00%) Automation Testing
8 10 (50.00%) Gatling
9 9 (45.00%) Security Testing
10 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
10 7 (35.00%) QA Automation
11 5 (25.00%) Degree
12 4 (20.00%) Scrum
13 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
13 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 3 (15.00%) JIRA
13 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (15.00%) BDD
14 2 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
14 2 (10.00%) Groovy
14 2 (10.00%) Maven
14 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
14 2 (10.00%) TDD

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Selenium
2 12 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 10 (50.00%) Gatling
3 10 (50.00%) JMeter
4 3 (15.00%) JIRA
5 2 (10.00%) Maven
6 1 (5.00%) Artifactory
6 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.00%) JUnit
6 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
1 10 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (55.00%) Test Strategy
4 10 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 10 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 9 (45.00%) Security Testing
6 7 (35.00%) QA Automation
6 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (15.00%) BDD
9 2 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (10.00%) TDD
10 1 (5.00%) Analytics
10 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
10 1 (5.00%) DevOps
10 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
10 1 (5.00%) SDLC
10 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
10 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Groovy
3 2 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (90.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
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