Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 31 66
Rank change year-on-year -11 +35 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 125 176 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.95% 6.92% 4.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.74% 8.04% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 122 148 139
Reading median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% - +3.57%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £43,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.61% -3.89% -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,178 2,189 3,481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.19% 86.05% 90.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,854 1,674 2,777
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% -2.02%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Reading

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Reading

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Reading over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 78 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (48.80%) QA
3 52 (41.60%) Selenium
4 47 (37.60%) Java
5 40 (32.00%) C#
6 39 (31.20%) Software Testing
7 38 (30.40%) BDD
8 34 (27.20%) Scrum
9 28 (22.40%) WebDriver
10 26 (20.80%) SQL
11 25 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 25 (20.00%) Degree
12 24 (19.20%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (17.60%) ISTQB
14 20 (16.00%) MVC
14 20 (16.00%) Test Strategy
15 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
16 18 (14.40%) .NET
16 18 (14.40%) Manual Testing
16 18 (14.40%) Mentoring
17 17 (13.60%) Test Scripting
17 17 (13.60%) Computer Science
17 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
18 16 (12.80%) TDD
18 16 (12.80%) Linux
19 15 (12.00%) HTML
19 15 (12.00%) Capita
20 14 (11.20%) Git (software)
20 14 (11.20%) Open Source
20 14 (11.20%) SDLC

Test Automation
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 (0.80%) Alfresco
1 1 (0.80%) Confluence
1 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.80%) nginx
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.60%) SaaS
4 3 (2.40%) IaaS
4 3 (2.40%) PaaS
5 2 (1.60%) Slack
6 1 (0.80%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.80%) GitHub
6 1 (0.80%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.80%) npm
6 1 (0.80%) Office 365
6 1 (0.80%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.60%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (1.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) Big Data
2 6 (4.80%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.80%) QlikView
2 6 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 52 (41.60%) Selenium
2 28 (22.40%) WebDriver
3 25 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 14 (11.20%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.60%) JIRA
5 7 (5.60%) Visual Studio
6 6 (4.80%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.80%) SpecFlow
6 6 (4.80%) Subversion
7 5 (4.00%) JMeter
7 5 (4.00%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.20%) Maven
9 3 (2.40%) Appium
9 3 (2.40%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.40%) GitLab
9 3 (2.40%) Gradle
9 3 (2.40%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.40%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.60%) PyCharm
10 2 (1.60%) Sikuli
General
1 10 (8.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.20%) Digital Economy
4 3 (2.40%) Advertising
4 3 (2.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 23 (18.40%) Developer
3 22 (17.60%) Automation Tester
3 22 (17.60%) Tester
4 21 (16.80%) Test Engineer
5 19 (15.20%) Analyst
6 18 (14.40%) Test Automation Engineer
7 17 (13.60%) Software Tester
8 15 (12.00%) Test Analyst
9 11 (8.80%) Java Engineer
9 11 (8.80%) QA Automation Engineer
10 10 (8.00%) Senior Developer
11 9 (7.20%) Administrator
11 9 (7.20%) QA Test Engineer
11 9 (7.20%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (7.20%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (5.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 6 (4.80%) Business Test Analyst
13 6 (4.80%) Senior QA Engineer
13 6 (4.80%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.40%) .NET
2 15 (12.00%) HTML
3 13 (10.40%) CSS
3 13 (10.40%) Node.js
4 11 (8.80%) AngularJS
4 11 (8.80%) REST
5 10 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (6.40%) jQuery
6 8 (6.40%) Sass
7 7 (5.60%) HTML5
7 7 (5.60%) Web Services
8 6 (4.80%) Ajax
8 6 (4.80%) CSS3
8 6 (4.80%) Modernizr
9 4 (3.20%) RESTful
9 4 (3.20%) Spring
10 3 (2.40%) Express
10 3 (2.40%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (2.40%) LAMP
10 3 (2.40%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.60%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.60%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.20%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.60%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.80%) Linux
2 10 (8.00%) Unix
3 9 (7.20%) Windows
4 3 (2.40%) Android
4 3 (2.40%) CentOS
5 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (31.20%) Software Testing
3 38 (30.40%) BDD
4 34 (27.20%) Scrum
5 24 (19.20%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (16.00%) MVC
6 20 (16.00%) Test Strategy
7 18 (14.40%) Manual Testing
7 18 (14.40%) Mentoring
8 17 (13.60%) Test Scripting
9 16 (12.80%) TDD
10 14 (11.20%) Open Source
10 14 (11.20%) SDLC
11 10 (8.00%) Test Management
12 9 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (7.20%) Project Management
12 9 (7.20%) Regression Testing
12 9 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (7.20%) User Stories
12 9 (7.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 47 (37.60%) Java
2 40 (32.00%) C#
3 26 (20.80%) SQL
4 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.20%) C++
6 7 (5.60%) Python
7 4 (3.20%) C
7 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.40%) PHP
9 2 (1.60%) Ruby
10 1 (0.80%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.80%) ES6
10 1 (0.80%) ES7
10 1 (0.80%) Groovy
10 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (20.00%) Degree
2 22 (17.60%) ISTQB
3 12 (9.60%) ISEB
4 8 (6.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (48.80%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) SLA
3 2 (1.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.80%) Kibana
1 1 (0.80%) logstash
Vendors
1 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.00%) Capita
3 13 (10.40%) Oracle
4 9 (7.20%) VMware
5 6 (4.80%) HP
6 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.80%) Google
6 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.80%) Twitter