Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 191 209
Rank change year-on-year +54 +18 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 18 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.75% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.15% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 10
Reading median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +31.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £37,500 £46,250 £39,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,375 £53,125
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.90%

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 2288 3354 4416
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.16% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1875 2512 3513
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,925 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +6.67%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (94.44%) Selenium
3 14 (77.78%) WebDriver
4 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (66.67%) Java
5 11 (61.11%) C#
6 8 (44.44%) .NET
6 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
6 8 (44.44%) BDD
7 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
8 6 (33.33%) Degree
9 4 (22.22%) SQL
9 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
9 4 (22.22%) JMeter
10 3 (16.67%) JUnit
10 3 (16.67%) TDD
10 3 (16.67%) Ruby
10 3 (16.67%) JIRA
10 3 (16.67%) Apache Flex
10 3 (16.67%) WATIR
10 3 (16.67%) Atlassian
10 3 (16.67%) GWT
10 3 (16.67%) RSpec
10 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
10 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
10 3 (16.67%) ATDD
10 3 (16.67%) Jasmine
10 3 (16.67%) Agile Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Capybara

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
Development Applications
1 17 (94.44%) Selenium
2 14 (77.78%) WebDriver
3 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 4 (22.22%) JMeter
5 3 (16.67%) Capybara
5 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (16.67%) Jasmine
5 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 3 (16.67%) JIRA
5 3 (16.67%) JUnit
5 3 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (16.67%) Protractor
5 3 (16.67%) RSpec
5 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 3 (16.67%) WATIR
6 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
6 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
7 1 (5.56%) Ranorex
7 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 3 (16.67%) Apache Flex
3 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 3 (16.67%) GWT
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 3 (16.67%) ATDD
4 3 (16.67%) Context-Driven Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Open Source
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) API Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Component Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
2 11 (61.11%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
2 6 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Fortify
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.56%) HP