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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 42 52
Rank change year-on-year +18 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 107 100 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.25% 5.60% 4.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.81% 6.20% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 87 91 94
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £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 1091 1613 1955
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 84.12% 90.36% 85.00%
Number of salaries quoted 878 1255 1416
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 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 140 (74.07%) Java
2 118 (62.43%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (48.15%) Selenium
4 84 (44.44%) QA
5 72 (38.10%) Scrum
6 71 (37.57%) Test Scripting
7 70 (37.04%) WebDriver
8 66 (34.92%) SQL
9 60 (31.75%) Test Strategy
10 59 (31.22%) Software Engineering
11 52 (27.51%) JavaScript
12 50 (26.46%) Degree
13 49 (25.93%) Linux
14 48 (25.40%) TDD
15 46 (24.34%) ISTQB
16 42 (22.22%) HTML
17 39 (20.63%) CSS
18 38 (20.11%) JMeter
19 37 (19.58%) Finance
19 37 (19.58%) Oracle
19 37 (19.58%) JIRA
20 36 (19.05%) Computer Science
20 36 (19.05%) Regression Testing
21 33 (17.46%) C#
21 33 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (15.87%) SDLC
22 30 (15.87%) Computer Science Degree
22 30 (15.87%) C++
22 30 (15.87%) OO
22 30 (15.87%) OOP

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 (5.29%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.17%) 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 21 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (6.88%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (5.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.29%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.59%) 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 (1.59%) Internet
1 3 (1.59%) SMTP
2 2 (1.06%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.99%) Relational Database
2 13 (6.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (4.76%) Big Data
3 9 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.70%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.12%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.12%) Riak
7 3 (1.59%) InfluxDB
7 3 (1.59%) MySQL
8 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.53%) DB2
9 1 (0.53%) DTS
9 1 (0.53%) HBase
9 1 (0.53%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.53%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 91 (48.15%) Selenium
2 70 (37.04%) WebDriver
3 38 (20.11%) JMeter
4 37 (19.58%) JIRA
5 29 (15.34%) Gatling
5 29 (15.34%) Jenkins
6 24 (12.70%) Maven
7 22 (11.64%) Cucumber
8 16 (8.47%) Git (software)
9 15 (7.94%) Eclipse
9 15 (7.94%) LoadRunner
10 14 (7.41%) Mocha
11 13 (6.88%) HP UFT
12 11 (5.82%) SoapUI
13 10 (5.29%) JUnit
14 9 (4.76%) Ant
14 9 (4.76%) Grunt
14 9 (4.76%) Subversion
15 8 (4.23%) Protractor
16 7 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (19.58%) Finance
2 26 (13.76%) Financial Institution
3 6 (3.17%) Retail
3 6 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.65%) Digital Economy
5 3 (1.59%) Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Games
6 2 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.53%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 51 (26.98%) Tester
2 45 (23.81%) Developer
3 34 (17.99%) Java Developer
3 34 (17.99%) QA Engineer
4 32 (16.93%) Automation Tester
5 29 (15.34%) QA Tester
6 28 (14.81%) Java Engineer
7 27 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
8 26 (13.76%) QA Automation Tester
9 23 (12.17%) Test Engineer
10 20 (10.58%) Software Engineer
11 18 (9.52%) Analyst
12 16 (8.47%) Java Software Engineer
12 16 (8.47%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 16 (8.47%) Selenium Tester
12 16 (8.47%) Senior Developer
13 15 (7.94%) Java Automation Tester
13 15 (7.94%) Senior Tester
13 15 (7.94%) Test Analyst
14 14 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.22%) HTML
2 39 (20.63%) CSS
3 25 (13.23%) Web Services
4 18 (9.52%) AngularJS
4 18 (9.52%) REST
5 16 (8.47%) Ajax
6 14 (7.41%) D3.js
6 14 (7.41%) SOAP
7 12 (6.35%) RESTful
8 11 (5.82%) JSON
9 10 (5.29%) Node.js
9 10 (5.29%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (4.76%) .NET
10 9 (4.76%) WebSockets
11 6 (3.17%) Backbone.js
11 6 (3.17%) Ember.js
11 6 (3.17%) XML
12 5 (2.65%) Entity Framework
12 5 (2.65%) HTML5
12 5 (2.65%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 33 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.29%) iPad
4 6 (3.17%) User Experience
5 5 (2.65%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.65%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.65%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.65%) Social Media
5 5 (2.65%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.59%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.06%) FMCG
7 2 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.53%) Blog
8 1 (0.53%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.53%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 49 (25.93%) Linux
2 18 (9.52%) Windows
3 10 (5.29%) Unix
4 3 (1.59%) Android
5 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (62.43%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (38.10%) Scrum
3 71 (37.57%) Test Scripting
4 60 (31.75%) Test Strategy
5 59 (31.22%) Software Engineering
6 48 (25.40%) TDD
7 36 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 30 (15.87%) OO
8 30 (15.87%) OOP
8 30 (15.87%) SDLC
9 27 (14.29%) QA Automation
9 27 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 26 (13.76%) BDD
10 26 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (12.70%) Functional Testing
12 22 (11.64%) Open Source
13 21 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
13 21 (11.11%) Software Testing
14 20 (10.58%) Test Management
15 18 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 140 (74.07%) Java
2 66 (34.92%) SQL
3 52 (27.51%) JavaScript
4 33 (17.46%) C#
5 30 (15.87%) C++
6 17 (8.99%) Python
7 13 (6.88%) Bash Shell
8 12 (6.35%) C
9 11 (5.82%) VB
10 9 (4.76%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.65%) Perl
11 5 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.12%) Groovy
13 3 (1.59%) Ruby
14 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (26.46%) Degree
2 46 (24.34%) ISTQB
3 30 (15.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (8.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (6.88%) Security Cleared
6 12 (6.35%) DV Cleared
7 10 (5.29%) ISEB
8 5 (2.65%) Master's Degree
9 4 (2.12%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.59%) MCP
10 3 (1.59%) 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 84 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (2.65%) Docker
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.53%) HDFS
3 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (7.94%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.59%) 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 37 (19.58%) Oracle
2 25 (13.23%) HP
3 19 (10.05%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.76%) 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
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum GBP 50k +Many benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago