Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 21 42
Rank change year-on-year -9 +21 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 143 215 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.21% 8.43% 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.97% 9.80% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 114 209 144
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,300 £29,500
90th Percentile £71,050 £62,500 £62,500
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 1,795 2,193 2,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 90.52% 86.00% 90.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,528 1,789 2,006
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,810 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £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 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 99 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (48.95%) Scrum
3 69 (48.25%) Java
4 51 (35.66%) Selenium
5 49 (34.27%) BDD
6 48 (33.57%) JavaScript
7 47 (32.87%) Degree
8 44 (30.77%) C#
9 41 (28.67%) QA
9 41 (28.67%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (28.67%) Git (software)
10 40 (27.97%) Linux
11 36 (25.17%) SQL
12 34 (23.78%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (23.08%) Finance
13 33 (23.08%) Jenkins
14 32 (22.38%) Amazon AWS
15 31 (21.68%) Python
16 30 (20.98%) Computer Science
17 29 (20.28%) Mathematics
17 29 (20.28%) TDD
18 28 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
18 28 (19.58%) Oracle
18 28 (19.58%) Telecoms
19 27 (18.88%) Relational Database
19 27 (18.88%) Cucumber
20 26 (18.18%) .NET
20 26 (18.18%) Web Services
21 25 (17.48%) SQL Server
21 25 (17.48%) HTML

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 9 (6.29%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.59%) Apache
3 7 (4.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (4.20%) nginx
5 5 (3.50%) Apache Spark
5 5 (3.50%) IIS
6 4 (2.80%) Confluence
6 4 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.10%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.40%) CMS
8 2 (1.40%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.40%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.70%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.70%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (2.80%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.38%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (11.19%) GitHub
4 14 (9.79%) SaaS
5 4 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (2.80%) Amazon S3
5 4 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (2.80%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.80%) CloudFront
5 4 (2.80%) Data Lake Analytics
5 4 (2.80%) npm
5 4 (2.80%) Office 365
5 4 (2.80%) Route 53
5 4 (2.80%) Serverless
5 4 (2.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.10%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.40%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.90%) Firewall
2 4 (2.80%) SNMP
2 4 (2.80%) VPN
3 3 (2.10%) Internet
3 3 (2.10%) NAS
3 3 (2.10%) SAN
3 3 (2.10%) VLAN
4 2 (1.40%) HTTP
4 2 (1.40%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.88%) Relational Database
2 25 (17.48%) SQL Server
3 24 (16.78%) RDBMS
4 20 (13.99%) NoSQL
5 17 (11.89%) MySQL
6 14 (9.79%) CouchDB
7 9 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (5.59%) Power BI
8 8 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (4.20%) Big Data
10 5 (3.50%) Data Lake
11 4 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (2.80%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (2.10%) DB2
12 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (1.40%) Adabas
13 2 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 51 (35.66%) Selenium
2 41 (28.67%) Git (software)
3 33 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 27 (18.88%) Cucumber
5 18 (12.59%) JIRA
6 17 (11.89%) SpecFlow
6 17 (11.89%) Subversion
7 16 (11.19%) WebDriver
8 14 (9.79%) Visual Studio
9 11 (7.69%) Maven
10 9 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (5.59%) JMeter
12 7 (4.90%) IntelliJ
12 7 (4.90%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (3.50%) Appium
13 5 (3.50%) Eclipse
13 5 (3.50%) PyCharm
13 5 (3.50%) Robot Framework
13 5 (3.50%) Sikuli
13 5 (3.50%) UI Automator
General
1 33 (23.08%) Finance
2 28 (19.58%) Telecoms
3 22 (15.38%) Marketing
4 21 (14.69%) Electronics
4 21 (14.69%) Manufacturing
5 11 (7.69%) Banking
6 7 (4.90%) Games
7 3 (2.10%) Military
8 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (32.17%) Developer
2 25 (17.48%) Test Engineer
3 21 (14.69%) Senior Developer
4 19 (13.29%) Tester
5 16 (11.19%) Java Developer
5 16 (11.19%) Python Developer
5 16 (11.19%) Senior Python Developer
6 15 (10.49%) Automation Tester
6 15 (10.49%) Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (9.09%) QA Engineer
8 12 (8.39%) QA Automation Engineer
9 11 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (6.29%) Software Test Engineer
12 8 (5.59%) Analyst
12 8 (5.59%) Linux Developer
12 8 (5.59%) NoSQL Developer
12 8 (5.59%) QA Automation Tester
12 8 (5.59%) QA Tester
13 7 (4.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.18%) .NET
1 26 (18.18%) Web Services
2 25 (17.48%) HTML
3 24 (16.78%) REST
4 17 (11.89%) CSS
4 17 (11.89%) React
5 16 (11.19%) Spring
6 15 (10.49%) AngularJS
7 13 (9.09%) XML
8 12 (8.39%) J2EE
9 11 (7.69%) HTML5
10 10 (6.99%) Node.js
10 10 (6.99%) SOAP
11 9 (6.29%) Spring Boot
12 8 (5.59%) Spring Cloud
13 7 (4.90%) Keycloak
13 7 (4.90%) Redux
14 6 (4.20%) Java EE
15 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET
15 5 (3.50%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 11 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.59%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.20%) Fintech
4 6 (4.20%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (3.50%) Cloud Native
5 5 (3.50%) User Experience
6 4 (2.80%) PMI
6 4 (2.80%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.97%) Linux
2 18 (12.59%) Unix
3 15 (10.49%) Windows
4 12 (8.39%) Android
5 7 (4.90%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.90%) Windows Phone
5 7 (4.90%) Windows Phone 8
6 6 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.80%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (48.95%) Scrum
3 49 (34.27%) BDD
4 41 (28.67%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (23.78%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (20.98%) Computer Science
7 29 (20.28%) Mathematics
7 29 (20.28%) TDD
8 25 (17.48%) Manual Testing
9 23 (16.08%) DevOps
9 23 (16.08%) Microservices
10 22 (15.38%) Programme Management
10 22 (15.38%) SDLC
11 21 (14.69%) Digital Marketing
11 21 (14.69%) Machine Learning
11 21 (14.69%) User Stories
12 19 (13.29%) Coaching
13 17 (11.89%) Software Engineering
14 16 (11.19%) Software Testing
14 16 (11.19%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 69 (48.25%) Java
2 48 (33.57%) JavaScript
3 44 (30.77%) C#
4 36 (25.17%) SQL
5 31 (21.68%) Python
6 17 (11.89%) Go
7 14 (9.79%) Cython
8 8 (5.59%) C
9 7 (4.90%) PHP
10 5 (3.50%) Ruby
11 4 (2.80%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.80%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.10%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.10%) C++
12 3 (2.10%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.10%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.40%) Natural
13 2 (1.40%) RPG
13 2 (1.40%) RPG IV
14 1 (0.70%) F#
Qualifications
1 47 (32.87%) Degree
2 14 (9.79%) ISTQB
2 14 (9.79%) Numerate Degree
3 13 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (6.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.10%) ISEB
7 2 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (28.67%) QA
2 5 (3.50%) PSD2
3 4 (2.80%) PMBOK
4 2 (1.40%) GDPR
4 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (11.89%) Docker
2 11 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.80%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.10%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.10%) XenApp
4 3 (2.10%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.70%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 18 (12.59%) Ansible
2 13 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (8.39%) Puppet
4 9 (6.29%) Terraform
5 7 (4.90%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.80%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (2.80%) Mesos
6 4 (2.80%) Nagios
6 4 (2.80%) Rancher
6 4 (2.80%) Salt
7 3 (2.10%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.40%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 28 (19.58%) Oracle
2 23 (16.08%) SAP
3 11 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.69%) VMware
4 6 (4.20%) HP
4 6 (4.20%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.80%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (2.80%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.80%) Tableau
6 3 (2.10%) Cisco
6 3 (2.10%) Citrix
7 2 (1.40%) Adobe
7 2 (1.40%) IBM
7 2 (1.40%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.40%) webMethods
8 1 (0.70%) Apple
8 1 (0.70%) Dell
8 1 (0.70%) Samsung