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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 100 110 110
Rank change year-on-year +10 0  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 35 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.88% 1.80% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 2.04% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 9 25 26
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £51,500 £55,000
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 1036 1713 2062
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 83.21% 88.07% 86.71%
Number of salaries quoted 784 1377 1353
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) Java
3 14 (53.85%) QA
4 12 (46.15%) Linux
5 11 (42.31%) Scrum
6 10 (38.46%) Degree
6 10 (38.46%) Selenium
7 8 (30.77%) SQL
8 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
8 7 (26.92%) HTML
8 7 (26.92%) Internet
8 7 (26.92%) TDD
8 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (23.08%) BDD
9 6 (23.08%) JIRA
9 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
10 5 (19.23%) SOA
10 5 (19.23%) Python
10 5 (19.23%) Open Source
10 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
10 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
11 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
11 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
11 4 (15.38%) Big Data
11 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
11 4 (15.38%) nginx
11 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
11 4 (15.38%) OOP
11 4 (15.38%) OO

Test Automation
Top Related 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 4 (15.38%) Apache
1 4 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (15.38%) nginx
2 3 (11.54%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) IaaS
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.54%) PaaS
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.85%) Route 53
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) Internet
2 4 (15.38%) SMTP
3 3 (11.54%) HTTP
3 3 (11.54%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Big Data
1 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
1 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (11.54%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (11.54%) Redis
2 3 (11.54%) Riak
3 1 (3.85%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 6 (23.08%) JIRA
3 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
4 4 (15.38%) Bugzilla
4 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 4 (15.38%) Maven
4 4 (15.38%) Subversion
4 4 (15.38%) Trac
5 2 (7.69%) Ant
5 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 2 (7.69%) TestNG
5 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.85%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.85%) Calabash
6 1 (3.85%) FishEye
6 1 (3.85%) Gradle
6 1 (3.85%) JUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Automation Tester
1 7 (26.92%) Tester
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) QA Automation Tester
2 6 (23.08%) QA Tester
2 6 (23.08%) Test Automation Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Java Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Big Data Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Open Source Developer
4 3 (11.54%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) QA Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) QA Leader
4 3 (11.54%) QA Test Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 4 (15.38%) CSS
3 3 (11.54%) Ajax
3 3 (11.54%) JSON
3 3 (11.54%) Kafka
3 3 (11.54%) REST
3 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (11.54%) WebSockets
3 3 (11.54%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.85%) LAMP
4 1 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (3.85%) Node.js
4 1 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) PKI
3 2 (7.69%) iPad
4 1 (3.85%) Blog
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) Scrum
3 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (26.92%) TDD
4 6 (23.08%) BDD
5 5 (19.23%) Open Source
5 5 (19.23%) SOA
6 4 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
6 4 (15.38%) OO
6 4 (15.38%) OOP
6 4 (15.38%) QA Automation
6 4 (15.38%) SDLC
6 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.54%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (11.54%) Defensive Programming
7 3 (11.54%) Memory Management
7 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.54%) Open Source Development
7 3 (11.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
4 5 (19.23%) Python
5 3 (11.54%) C++
6 2 (7.69%) Groovy
7 1 (3.85%) C#
7 1 (3.85%) Perl
7 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) ISEB
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (53.85%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Docker
2 3 (11.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (11.54%) HDFS
2 3 (11.54%) KVM
2 3 (11.54%) VirtualBox
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Kibana
2 3 (11.54%) Ambari
2 3 (11.54%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (3.85%) Graylog
3 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.85%) logstash
3 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Apigee
3 1 (3.85%) HP
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