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

Automated Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 43 59
Rank change year-on-year +20 +16 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 210 151 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.07% 5.20% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.52% 6.02% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 205 134 168
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £45,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.50% -4.74% +9.32%
10th Percentile £33,000 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.94% -13.00% +17.65%

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 2,205 2,510 3,906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 84.78% 86.49% 86.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,816 1,828 3,150
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,925 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 157 (74.76%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (47.62%) Java
3 88 (41.90%) Degree
4 82 (39.05%) QA
5 76 (36.19%) Selenium
5 76 (36.19%) Scrum
6 62 (29.52%) BDD
7 60 (28.57%) C#
7 60 (28.57%) Computer Science
8 55 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (25.71%) WebDriver
10 52 (24.76%) ISTQB
11 51 (24.29%) Computer Science Degree
12 50 (23.81%) Open Source
13 49 (23.33%) TDD
14 46 (21.90%) JavaScript
15 44 (20.95%) HTML
15 44 (20.95%) Test Strategy
16 41 (19.52%) Linux
17 39 (18.57%) CSS
17 39 (18.57%) Software Testing
18 38 (18.10%) SQL
19 37 (17.62%) Test Scripting
20 35 (16.67%) JIRA
21 34 (16.19%) Cucumber
22 33 (15.71%) AngularJS
22 33 (15.71%) .NET
22 33 (15.71%) Git (software)
23 30 (14.29%) Regression Testing
24 28 (13.33%) Test Management

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 (4.29%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.90%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.43%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.43%) Confluence
4 3 (1.43%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.95%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.90%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.95%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.19%) npm
4 7 (3.33%) SaaS
5 5 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.90%) GitHub
7 3 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.95%) Slack
8 2 (0.95%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.48%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.38%) Internet
1 5 (2.38%) Unified Communications
2 4 (1.90%) BGP
2 4 (1.90%) EIGRP
2 4 (1.90%) Firewall
2 4 (1.90%) MPLS
2 4 (1.90%) OSPF
2 4 (1.90%) RIP
3 2 (0.95%) HTTP
3 2 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 13 (6.19%) Big Data
4 9 (4.29%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.86%) GIS
6 5 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.38%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.90%) MySQL
8 3 (1.43%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.43%) DB2
8 3 (1.43%) HBase
9 2 (0.95%) Cognos Impromptu
9 2 (0.95%) Parquet
10 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.48%) Impala
10 1 (0.48%) QlikView
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.48%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 76 (36.19%) Selenium
2 54 (25.71%) WebDriver
3 35 (16.67%) JIRA
4 34 (16.19%) Cucumber
5 33 (15.71%) Git (software)
6 25 (11.90%) JMeter
7 19 (9.05%) Jenkins
8 18 (8.57%) HP UFT
8 18 (8.57%) SoapUI
9 16 (7.62%) Subversion
10 14 (6.67%) LoadRunner
10 14 (6.67%) Maven
11 13 (6.19%) gulp
11 13 (6.19%) Jasmine
11 13 (6.19%) Karma Test Runner
11 13 (6.19%) Protractor
11 13 (6.19%) webpack
12 9 (4.29%) GitLab
13 7 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 20 (9.52%) Digital Economy
2 12 (5.71%) Finance
3 7 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.90%) Retail
5 3 (1.43%) Advertising
5 3 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.95%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (28.10%) Developer
2 35 (16.67%) Tester
3 26 (12.38%) Software Tester
4 24 (11.43%) Automation Tester
5 23 (10.95%) Analyst
5 23 (10.95%) QA Engineer
5 23 (10.95%) Test Automation Engineer
5 23 (10.95%) Test Engineer
6 18 (8.57%) Test Analyst
7 17 (8.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 14 (6.67%) Java Engineer
8 14 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (6.19%) Java Developer
9 13 (6.19%) Senior Developer
9 13 (6.19%) Senior Test Analyst
10 12 (5.71%) Consultant
10 12 (5.71%) Test Leader
11 11 (5.24%) QA Automation Engineer
12 9 (4.29%) Senior Automation Tester
12 9 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (20.95%) HTML
2 39 (18.57%) CSS
3 33 (15.71%) .NET
3 33 (15.71%) AngularJS
4 27 (12.86%) HTML5
5 24 (11.43%) Sass
5 24 (11.43%) Web Services
6 22 (10.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 19 (9.05%) REST
8 17 (8.10%) jQuery
9 14 (6.67%) SOAP
9 14 (6.67%) Spring
10 13 (6.19%) Node.js
11 11 (5.24%) .NET Framework
12 10 (4.76%) CSS3
13 9 (4.29%) Modernizr
13 9 (4.29%) React
13 9 (4.29%) RESTful
14 8 (3.81%) Java EE
15 6 (2.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 26 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (10.48%) Client/Server
4 21 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.33%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.90%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.90%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.90%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.43%) User Experience
8 2 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.95%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.48%) Chromecast
9 1 (0.48%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.48%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.52%) Linux
2 22 (10.48%) Unix
3 17 (8.10%) Windows
4 4 (1.90%) CentOS
4 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.90%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.43%) Android
6 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (74.76%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (36.19%) Scrum
3 62 (29.52%) BDD
4 55 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (23.81%) Open Source
6 49 (23.33%) TDD
7 44 (20.95%) Test Strategy
8 39 (18.57%) Software Testing
9 37 (17.62%) Test Scripting
10 30 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 28 (13.33%) Functional Testing
11 28 (13.33%) Test Management
12 27 (12.86%) SDLC
13 26 (12.38%) Manual Testing
14 24 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
15 23 (10.95%) User Stories
16 20 (9.52%) Cyber Resilience
16 20 (9.52%) Mentoring
16 20 (9.52%) Risk Management
17 19 (9.05%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 100 (47.62%) Java
2 60 (28.57%) C#
3 46 (21.90%) JavaScript
4 38 (18.10%) SQL
5 18 (8.57%) Shell Script
6 14 (6.67%) C++
7 13 (6.19%) ES6
7 13 (6.19%) ES7
7 13 (6.19%) Python
8 12 (5.71%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.71%) Scala
9 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.90%) PHP
9 4 (1.90%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.43%) C
10 3 (1.43%) Ruby
10 3 (1.43%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.95%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.95%) Groovy
11 2 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 88 (41.90%) Degree
2 52 (24.76%) ISTQB
3 51 (24.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (9.52%) ISEB
5 6 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.43%) CEH
7 3 (1.43%) CISSP
7 3 (1.43%) GWAPT
7 3 (1.43%) OSCP
7 3 (1.43%) SANS
8 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (39.05%) QA
2 6 (2.86%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.38%) SLA
4 3 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.43%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 10 (4.76%) Docker
2 8 (3.81%) HDFS
3 4 (1.90%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.95%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (3.81%) Ansible
1 8 (3.81%) Puppet
2 7 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.86%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.90%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.90%) Nagios
5 4 (1.90%) Salt
5 4 (1.90%) Terraform
6 1 (0.48%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.48%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 17 (8.10%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.19%) Oracle
2 13 (6.19%) Twitter
3 10 (4.76%) Capita
4 9 (4.29%) HP
4 9 (4.29%) VMware
5 5 (2.38%) Ariba
5 5 (2.38%) Concur
5 5 (2.38%) SAP
6 4 (1.90%) AppDynamics
6 4 (1.90%) Citrix
6 4 (1.90%) DevExpress
6 4 (1.90%) Google
6 4 (1.90%) New Relic
6 4 (1.90%) Rackspace
6 4 (1.90%) Telerik
7 3 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.95%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.48%) IBM