Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 25 44
Rank change year-on-year -14 +19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 131 196 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.92% 8.57% 5.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.64% 9.94% 6.08%
Number of salaries quoted 100 174 167
Reading median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,900 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,875 £63,375 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -5.26%

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 1,974 1,972 3,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 89.16% 86.19% 90.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,661 1,599 2,347
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 81 (61.83%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (45.04%) Scrum
3 52 (39.69%) Java
4 44 (33.59%) C#
5 41 (31.30%) Selenium
6 37 (28.24%) QA
7 34 (25.95%) Degree
7 34 (25.95%) JavaScript
8 33 (25.19%) BDD
9 32 (24.43%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (24.43%) Linux
10 31 (23.66%) SQL
10 31 (23.66%) Manual Testing
11 28 (21.37%) Git (software)
11 28 (21.37%) .NET
12 26 (19.85%) REST
13 25 (19.08%) Jenkins
13 25 (19.08%) Computer Science
14 24 (18.32%) Mathematics
14 24 (18.32%) Cucumber
15 23 (17.56%) Finance
15 23 (17.56%) Python
16 22 (16.79%) SQL Server
17 21 (16.03%) Oracle
18 19 (14.50%) TDD
18 19 (14.50%) Coaching
19 18 (13.74%) SDLC
19 18 (13.74%) MVC
19 18 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
20 17 (12.98%) WebDriver

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 6 (4.58%) nginx
1 6 (4.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 6 (4.58%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.05%) Confluence
2 4 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.29%) Apache
4 2 (1.53%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.53%) CMS
4 2 (1.53%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.53%) IIS
4 2 (1.53%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.53%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.76%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (3.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.63%) SaaS
4 8 (6.11%) GitHub
5 4 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (3.05%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (3.05%) CloudFront
5 4 (3.05%) Office 365
5 4 (3.05%) Route 53
5 4 (3.05%) Serverless
5 4 (3.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.53%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.53%) npm
6 2 (1.53%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.76%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) Firewall
1 4 (3.05%) SNMP
1 4 (3.05%) VPN
2 3 (2.29%) HTTP
3 2 (1.53%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.53%) SSL
3 2 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.76%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.45%) NoSQL
2 15 (11.45%) RDBMS
2 15 (11.45%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.87%) CouchDB
3 9 (6.87%) MySQL
4 5 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.05%) Big Data
5 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.05%) Power BI
5 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.29%) DB2
7 2 (1.53%) Adabas
7 2 (1.53%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 41 (31.30%) Selenium
2 28 (21.37%) Git (software)
3 25 (19.08%) Jenkins
4 24 (18.32%) Cucumber
5 17 (12.98%) WebDriver
6 15 (11.45%) Subversion
7 11 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (8.40%) Visual Studio
8 10 (7.63%) SpecFlow
9 9 (6.87%) JMeter
10 8 (6.11%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (5.34%) JIRA
12 6 (4.58%) Maven
13 4 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (3.05%) Eclipse
13 4 (3.05%) PyCharm
13 4 (3.05%) Sahi
13 4 (3.05%) Sikuli
13 4 (3.05%) TeamCity
13 4 (3.05%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (17.56%) Finance
2 12 (9.16%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.63%) Automotive
3 10 (7.63%) Banking
4 8 (6.11%) Marketing
5 7 (5.34%) Electronics
5 7 (5.34%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.05%) Games
7 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (29.01%) Developer
2 28 (21.37%) Tester
3 25 (19.08%) Automation Tester
3 25 (19.08%) Test Engineer
4 23 (17.56%) QA Engineer
5 21 (16.03%) Test Automation Engineer
6 16 (12.21%) Senior QA Engineer
7 15 (11.45%) QA Automation Engineer
7 15 (11.45%) Senior Developer
8 14 (10.69%) QA Automation Tester
8 14 (10.69%) QA Tester
9 13 (9.92%) Manual Tester
9 13 (9.92%) QA Manual Tester
9 13 (9.92%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 11 (8.40%) Analyst
10 11 (8.40%) Python Developer
10 11 (8.40%) Senior Automation Tester
10 11 (8.40%) Senior Python Developer
10 11 (8.40%) Senior QA Tester
10 11 (8.40%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.37%) .NET
2 26 (19.85%) REST
3 14 (10.69%) HTML
3 14 (10.69%) Web Services
4 10 (7.63%) AngularJS
4 10 (7.63%) J2EE
5 9 (6.87%) Spring
6 8 (6.11%) Node.js
6 8 (6.11%) SOAP
7 7 (5.34%) CSS
8 6 (4.58%) Java EE
8 6 (4.58%) React
8 6 (4.58%) Spring Boot
9 5 (3.82%) .NET Framework
9 5 (3.82%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (3.82%) jQuery
9 5 (3.82%) Keycloak
9 5 (3.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.08%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.92%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.34%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.82%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.05%) Fintech
6 4 (3.05%) PMI
6 4 (3.05%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.05%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.53%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.53%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.53%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.43%) Linux
2 16 (12.21%) Windows
3 13 (9.92%) Unix
4 6 (4.58%) CentOS
4 6 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.05%) Android
6 1 (0.76%) Solaris
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (61.83%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (45.04%) Scrum
3 33 (25.19%) BDD
4 32 (24.43%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (23.66%) Manual Testing
6 24 (18.32%) Mathematics
7 19 (14.50%) Coaching
7 19 (14.50%) TDD
8 18 (13.74%) MVC
8 18 (13.74%) SDLC
9 16 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (12.21%) Software Testing
10 15 (11.45%) Machine Learning
10 15 (11.45%) User Stories
11 14 (10.69%) Software Engineering
12 13 (9.92%) Open Source
13 12 (9.16%) Microservices
14 11 (8.40%) DevOps
14 11 (8.40%) Statistics
14 11 (8.40%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (39.69%) Java
2 44 (33.59%) C#
3 34 (25.95%) JavaScript
4 31 (23.66%) SQL
5 23 (17.56%) Python
6 11 (8.40%) Go
7 9 (6.87%) Cython
8 7 (5.34%) C
8 7 (5.34%) PHP
9 5 (3.82%) Ruby
10 4 (3.05%) C++
10 4 (3.05%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.05%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.53%) F#
11 2 (1.53%) ML
11 2 (1.53%) Natural
11 2 (1.53%) R
11 2 (1.53%) RPG
11 2 (1.53%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (25.95%) Degree
2 13 (9.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (7.63%) ISTQB
4 9 (6.87%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.82%) ISEB
7 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (28.24%) QA
2 4 (3.05%) PMBOK
2 4 (3.05%) PSD2
3 2 (1.53%) GDPR
3 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.53%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.92%) Docker
2 6 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.05%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.76%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) Ansible
2 9 (6.87%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (6.11%) Puppet
4 7 (5.34%) Kubernetes
4 7 (5.34%) Terraform
5 4 (3.05%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (3.05%) Mesos
5 4 (3.05%) Nagios
5 4 (3.05%) Rancher
5 4 (3.05%) Salt
6 2 (1.53%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 21 (16.03%) Oracle
2 16 (12.21%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.87%) SAP
4 6 (4.58%) HP
4 6 (4.58%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.58%) VMware
5 4 (3.05%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (3.05%) IBM
5 4 (3.05%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.05%) Tableau
6 2 (1.53%) Adobe
6 2 (1.53%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.53%) webMethods
7 1 (0.76%) Apple
7 1 (0.76%) Dell
7 1 (0.76%) Samsung