The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Testing
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 131 123
Rank change year-on-year +42 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 17 8 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.36% 0.41% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.46% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 32
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -3.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £37,600 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation Testing 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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1042 1741 2089
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 83.63% 88.15% 86.72%
Number of salaries quoted 788 1397 1371
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Reading

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Reading

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Reading over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing 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 Reading region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (76.92%) Selenium
3 26 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 24 (61.54%) QA
4 24 (61.54%) Java
5 16 (41.03%) SQL
6 15 (38.46%) Oracle
7 14 (35.90%) Test Strategy
8 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 13 (33.33%) JMeter
9 12 (30.77%) Finance
9 12 (30.77%) Open Source
9 12 (30.77%) Gatling
10 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
10 11 (28.21%) Financial Institution
11 10 (25.64%) Automated Testing
11 10 (25.64%) Security Testing
12 9 (23.08%) Degree
13 8 (20.51%) Regression Testing
13 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
13 8 (20.51%) BDD
13 8 (20.51%) Big Data
14 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
14 7 (17.95%) Information Governance
14 7 (17.95%) NoSQL
14 7 (17.95%) SoapUI
14 7 (17.95%) JIRA
14 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
14 7 (17.95%) RESTful
14 7 (17.95%) Web Services

Automation Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) CMS
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Big Data
2 7 (17.95%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.26%) MySQL
4 2 (5.13%) InfluxDB
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (76.92%) Selenium
2 26 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 13 (33.33%) JMeter
4 12 (30.77%) Gatling
5 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
5 7 (17.95%) JIRA
5 7 (17.95%) SoapUI
6 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
7 5 (12.82%) Bugzilla
7 5 (12.82%) JUnit
8 2 (5.13%) Maven
8 2 (5.13%) TestNG
9 1 (2.56%) Ant
9 1 (2.56%) Calabash
9 1 (2.56%) Gradle
9 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.56%) Trac
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) QA Automation Engineer
1 14 (35.90%) QA Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Automation Tester
2 10 (25.64%) Java Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Tester
3 9 (23.08%) QA Automation Tester
3 9 (23.08%) QA Tester
3 9 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Developer
4 8 (20.51%) Junior
4 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
5 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Java Software Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) Junior Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Junior Java Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Junior Software Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Junior Software Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) Software Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) RESTful
1 7 (17.95%) Web Services
2 5 (12.82%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) JSON
3 2 (5.13%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) .NET
4 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.56%) Ajax
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.56%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) LINQ
4 1 (2.56%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) Test Strategy
3 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 12 (30.77%) Open Source
5 10 (25.64%) Automated Testing
5 10 (25.64%) Security Testing
6 8 (20.51%) BDD
6 8 (20.51%) Regression Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Information Governance
7 7 (17.95%) Secure Coding
7 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
7 7 (17.95%) TDD
8 5 (12.82%) Manual Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Scrum
8 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
9 4 (10.26%) QA Automation
9 4 (10.26%) SDLC
9 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
11 2 (5.13%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (61.54%) Java
2 16 (41.03%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
2 9 (23.08%) Degree
3 4 (10.26%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (61.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Grafana
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (2.56%) Sage
4 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
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