Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 25 41
Rank change year-on-year -33 +16 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 93 196 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.97% 8.04% 5.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 9.28% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 73 161 183
Reading median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £64,750 £62,500 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -10.00%

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 2,063 2,111 3,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 87.97% 86.55% 91.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,748 1,678 2,556
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,600 £26,250 £31,375
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,250
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 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 54 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.94%) QA
3 38 (40.86%) C#
4 31 (33.33%) Scrum
5 27 (29.03%) Software Testing
6 25 (26.88%) .NET
7 24 (25.81%) SQL
8 23 (24.73%) MVC
9 22 (23.66%) BDD
10 21 (22.58%) Selenium
11 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
12 19 (20.43%) REST
13 17 (18.28%) Manual Testing
13 17 (18.28%) Java
14 16 (17.20%) JavaScript
15 14 (15.05%) Capita
15 14 (15.05%) Finance
15 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
16 13 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (13.98%) Coaching
17 12 (12.90%) Cucumber
18 11 (11.83%) Visual Studio
18 11 (11.83%) Windows
18 11 (11.83%) Mobile App
18 11 (11.83%) WebDriver
19 10 (10.75%) Automotive
19 10 (10.75%) Linux
20 9 (9.68%) Oracle
20 9 (9.68%) ISTQB
20 9 (9.68%) Jenkins

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 2 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.08%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.08%) Confluence
2 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.08%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.68%) SaaS
2 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.30%) GitHub
5 3 (3.23%) IaaS
5 3 (3.23%) PaaS
6 2 (2.15%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.08%) HTTP
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.38%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.38%) QlikView
4 3 (3.23%) Big Data
5 2 (2.15%) DB2
6 1 (1.08%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.08%) MySQL
6 1 (1.08%) Power BI
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (22.58%) Selenium
2 12 (12.90%) Cucumber
3 11 (11.83%) Visual Studio
3 11 (11.83%) WebDriver
4 9 (9.68%) Jenkins
5 8 (8.60%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.30%) JIRA
7 4 (4.30%) JMeter
7 4 (4.30%) SpecFlow
7 4 (4.30%) Subversion
8 3 (3.23%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.15%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.15%) Hudson
9 2 (2.15%) JUnit
9 2 (2.15%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.15%) Maven
9 2 (2.15%) Robot Framework
9 2 (2.15%) Sahi
9 2 (2.15%) UI Automator
General
1 14 (15.05%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Automotive
3 2 (2.15%) Games
3 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (30.11%) Tester
2 26 (27.96%) Automation Tester
3 21 (22.58%) QA Engineer
4 18 (19.35%) Test Automation Engineer
5 15 (16.13%) Analyst
5 15 (16.13%) Developer
5 15 (16.13%) Senior QA Engineer
5 15 (16.13%) Test Engineer
6 13 (13.98%) QA Automation Engineer
6 13 (13.98%) Software Tester
7 12 (12.90%) QA Automation Tester
7 12 (12.90%) QA Tester
7 12 (12.90%) Test Analyst
8 11 (11.83%) Manual Tester
8 11 (11.83%) QA Manual Tester
8 11 (11.83%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 10 (10.75%) Senior Automation Tester
9 10 (10.75%) Senior Manual Tester
9 10 (10.75%) Senior QA Tester
9 10 (10.75%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.88%) .NET
2 19 (20.43%) REST
3 9 (9.68%) AngularJS
4 8 (8.60%) HTML
5 7 (7.53%) Ajax
5 7 (7.53%) Web Services
6 6 (6.45%) CSS
6 6 (6.45%) Node.js
7 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (5.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (4.30%) jQuery
8 4 (4.30%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (4.30%) Spring
9 3 (3.23%) HTML5
9 3 (3.23%) JMS
10 2 (2.15%) GWT
10 2 (2.15%) J2EE
10 2 (2.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.53%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.08%) PMI
6 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Windows
2 10 (10.75%) Linux
3 3 (3.23%) CentOS
4 2 (2.15%) Android
4 2 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.08%) Solaris
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.33%) Scrum
3 27 (29.03%) Software Testing
4 23 (24.73%) MVC
5 22 (23.66%) BDD
6 17 (18.28%) Manual Testing
7 13 (13.98%) Coaching
7 13 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.68%) Test Management
9 8 (8.60%) TDD
10 7 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (7.53%) Mentoring
10 7 (7.53%) SDLC
10 7 (7.53%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (5.38%) DevOps
11 5 (5.38%) Microservices
11 5 (5.38%) Open Source
11 5 (5.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (5.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.86%) C#
2 24 (25.81%) SQL
3 17 (18.28%) Java
4 16 (17.20%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.45%) Python
6 3 (3.23%) C++
7 2 (2.15%) PHP
8 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.08%) C
8 1 (1.08%) ES6
8 1 (1.08%) F#
8 1 (1.08%) ML
8 1 (1.08%) Perl
8 1 (1.08%) R
8 1 (1.08%) Ruby
8 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 8 (8.60%) ISEB
3 4 (4.30%) Degree
4 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (41.94%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.08%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.30%) Docker
2 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) HP ALM
1 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.15%) Terraform
2 1 (1.08%) Ansible
2 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) Kibana
2 1 (1.08%) logstash
2 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.05%) Capita
3 9 (9.68%) Oracle
4 4 (4.30%) HP
5 2 (2.15%) IBM
5 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.08%) Tableau