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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 42 54
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 111 102 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.56% 5.68% 4.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.18% 6.28% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 89 93 92
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 1090 1625 1918
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 84.10% 90.48% 84.94%
Number of salaries quoted 881 1268 1395
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 139 (73.94%) Java
2 115 (61.17%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (47.34%) Selenium
4 85 (45.21%) QA
5 72 (38.30%) Test Scripting
6 70 (37.23%) Scrum
7 69 (36.70%) WebDriver
8 66 (35.11%) SQL
9 60 (31.91%) Software Engineering
9 60 (31.91%) Test Strategy
10 50 (26.60%) JavaScript
10 50 (26.60%) ISTQB
11 48 (25.53%) TDD
12 47 (25.00%) Degree
12 47 (25.00%) Linux
13 41 (21.81%) HTML
14 38 (20.21%) CSS
15 37 (19.68%) Regression Testing
16 36 (19.15%) JMeter
16 36 (19.15%) JIRA
17 35 (18.62%) Finance
17 35 (18.62%) C#
17 35 (18.62%) Oracle
18 34 (18.09%) Computer Science
18 34 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (16.49%) C++
19 31 (16.49%) SDLC
20 30 (15.96%) OO
20 30 (15.96%) OOP
21 29 (15.43%) Computer Science Degree

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 10 (5.32%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.19%) IIS
3 1 (0.53%) Apache
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.53%) CMS
3 1 (0.53%) Confluence
3 1 (0.53%) Jetty
3 1 (0.53%) nginx
3 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (11.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (5.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.60%) IaaS
5 2 (1.06%) GitHub
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.53%) Route 53
6 1 (0.53%) Trello
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.60%) Internet
1 3 (1.60%) SMTP
2 2 (1.06%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.57%) Relational Database
2 12 (6.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (4.79%) Big Data
3 9 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.72%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.19%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.13%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.60%) MySQL
8 3 (1.60%) Riak
9 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.06%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.53%) DB2
10 1 (0.53%) DTS
10 1 (0.53%) HBase
10 1 (0.53%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.53%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 89 (47.34%) Selenium
2 69 (36.70%) WebDriver
3 36 (19.15%) JIRA
3 36 (19.15%) JMeter
4 27 (14.36%) Gatling
4 27 (14.36%) Jenkins
5 22 (11.70%) Maven
6 21 (11.17%) Cucumber
7 17 (9.04%) LoadRunner
8 16 (8.51%) Git (software)
9 15 (7.98%) Eclipse
9 15 (7.98%) HP UFT
10 12 (6.38%) Mocha
10 12 (6.38%) SoapUI
11 11 (5.85%) JUnit
12 9 (4.79%) Subversion
13 8 (4.26%) Protractor
14 7 (3.72%) Ant
14 7 (3.72%) Grunt
14 7 (3.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (18.62%) Finance
2 24 (12.77%) Financial Institution
3 6 (3.19%) Retail
3 6 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.66%) Digital Economy
5 3 (1.60%) Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Games
6 2 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.53%) Front Office
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (27.13%) Tester
2 42 (22.34%) Developer
3 33 (17.55%) QA Engineer
4 32 (17.02%) Java Developer
5 31 (16.49%) Automation Tester
6 28 (14.89%) Java Engineer
6 28 (14.89%) QA Tester
7 25 (13.30%) QA Automation Engineer
7 25 (13.30%) QA Automation Tester
8 23 (12.23%) Test Engineer
9 20 (10.64%) Software Engineer
10 19 (10.11%) Analyst
11 16 (8.51%) Java Software Engineer
11 16 (8.51%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 16 (8.51%) Selenium Tester
11 16 (8.51%) Senior Developer
11 16 (8.51%) Senior Tester
11 16 (8.51%) Test Analyst
12 15 (7.98%) Java Automation Tester
13 14 (7.45%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (21.81%) HTML
2 38 (20.21%) CSS
3 25 (13.30%) Web Services
4 18 (9.57%) REST
5 17 (9.04%) AngularJS
6 16 (8.51%) Ajax
7 15 (7.98%) SOAP
8 13 (6.91%) D3.js
9 11 (5.85%) JSON
9 11 (5.85%) RESTful
10 10 (5.32%) Node.js
10 10 (5.32%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (4.79%) .NET
11 9 (4.79%) WebSockets
12 6 (3.19%) XML
13 5 (2.66%) ASP.NET
13 5 (2.66%) Backbone.js
13 5 (2.66%) Ember.js
13 5 (2.66%) Entity Framework
13 5 (2.66%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
1 34 (18.09%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.32%) iPad
3 5 (2.66%) Algorithms
3 5 (2.66%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.66%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.66%) Social Media
3 5 (2.66%) User Experience
3 5 (2.66%) Virtual Team
4 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.60%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.06%) FMCG
5 2 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.53%) Blog
6 1 (0.53%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.53%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.00%) Linux
2 20 (10.64%) Windows
3 11 (5.85%) Unix
4 3 (1.60%) Android
5 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (61.17%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (38.30%) Test Scripting
3 70 (37.23%) Scrum
4 60 (31.91%) Software Engineering
4 60 (31.91%) Test Strategy
5 48 (25.53%) TDD
6 37 (19.68%) Regression Testing
7 31 (16.49%) SDLC
8 30 (15.96%) OO
8 30 (15.96%) OOP
9 27 (14.36%) BDD
10 26 (13.83%) Functional Testing
10 26 (13.83%) QA Automation
10 26 (13.83%) Unit Testing
11 25 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (11.70%) Open Source
12 22 (11.70%) Software Testing
12 22 (11.70%) Test Management
13 21 (11.17%) Non-Functional Testing
14 20 (10.64%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 139 (73.94%) Java
2 66 (35.11%) SQL
3 50 (26.60%) JavaScript
4 35 (18.62%) C#
5 31 (16.49%) C++
6 17 (9.04%) Python
7 13 (6.91%) Bash Shell
7 13 (6.91%) C
8 12 (6.38%) VB
9 10 (5.32%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.66%) Perl
10 5 (2.66%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.13%) Groovy
12 3 (1.60%) Ruby
13 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (26.60%) ISTQB
2 47 (25.00%) Degree
3 29 (15.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (9.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (7.45%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.91%) DV Cleared
7 10 (5.32%) ISEB
8 5 (2.66%) Master's Degree
9 4 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.60%) MCP
10 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.06%) CCNA
11 2 (1.06%) CCNP
11 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.06%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.53%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (45.21%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (2.66%) Docker
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.53%) HDFS
3 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (9.04%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.06%) Grafana
4 1 (0.53%) Graylog
4 1 (0.53%) Kibana
4 1 (0.53%) logstash
4 1 (0.53%) Puppet
4 1 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (18.62%) Oracle
2 28 (14.89%) HP
3 19 (10.11%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.79%) VMware
5 2 (1.06%) Cisco
5 2 (1.06%) Clearswift
5 2 (1.06%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.06%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.53%) Apigee
6 1 (0.53%) IBM
6 1 (0.53%) Sage
6 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.53%) SAP
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Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
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Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum GBP 50k +Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
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EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
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Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago