The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Automation Test Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 - 136
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 6 0 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.48% - 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% - 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 9
Median salary £35,000 - £19,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  

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 1214 1857 2287
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.43% 94.03% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1499 1560
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 £25,500 £30,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Reading

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in Reading

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Reading

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

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Test Automation Engineer 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) QA
3 5 (55.56%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) C#
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (33.33%) Analytics
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
6 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
6 2 (22.22%) VB
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) MSTest
6 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (11.11%) SDLC
7 1 (11.11%) SDET
7 1 (11.11%) Selenium IDE

Test Automation Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) MSTest
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
4 1 (11.11%) CruiseControl
4 1 (11.11%) Gradle
4 1 (11.11%) Maven
4 1 (11.11%) NUnit
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
4 1 (11.11%) TestNG
General
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (11.11%) Information Management
5 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SDET