Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 39 48
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 88 144 114
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Reading 7.49% 5.94% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.56% 6.62% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 81 133 103
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% -1.09% +3.37%
10th Percentile £28,750 £34,200 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £63,750
Berkshire median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +14.29%

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 1,028 2,175 2,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 87.49% 89.76% 89.36%
Number of salaries quoted 746 1,823 1,860
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,116 £27,550 £29,975
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £73,750
Berkshire median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Reading

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Reading

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Reading.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Reading

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Reading

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Reading over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 45 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (45.45%) TDD
3 37 (42.05%) C#
4 34 (38.64%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (34.09%) AWS
5 30 (34.09%) Linux
5 30 (34.09%) Degree
6 28 (31.82%) QA
7 27 (30.68%) Python
8 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
8 25 (28.41%) Azure
9 24 (27.27%) JavaScript
10 23 (26.14%) Java
10 23 (26.14%) Computer Science
11 22 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 22 (25.00%) Sprint Planning
12 20 (22.73%) SaaS
13 19 (21.59%) DevOps
13 19 (21.59%) .NET
14 18 (20.45%) OOP
15 17 (19.32%) Scrum
15 17 (19.32%) Selenium
15 17 (19.32%) User Stories
15 17 (19.32%) WebRTC
15 17 (19.32%) SDET
15 17 (19.32%) High Availability
15 17 (19.32%) Video Conferencing
16 16 (18.18%) BDD
16 16 (18.18%) SQL
17 15 (17.05%) OO

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 5 (5.68%) IIS
2 2 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) Apache
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Adobe XD
1 3 (3.41%) InVision
1 3 (3.41%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (34.09%) AWS
2 25 (28.41%) Azure
3 20 (22.73%) SaaS
4 14 (15.91%) GCP
5 13 (14.77%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.41%) BrowserStack
7 3 (3.41%) Serverless
8 2 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.27%) GitHub
9 1 (1.14%) PaaS
9 1 (1.14%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
2 12 (13.64%) Skype
3 10 (11.36%) H.323
4 4 (4.55%) HTTP
5 3 (3.41%) Network Security
6 2 (2.27%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.14%) Firewall
7 1 (1.14%) Internet
7 1 (1.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) Data Mining
2 5 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.41%) MySQL
4 2 (2.27%) Big Data
4 2 (2.27%) DB2
4 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (19.32%) Selenium
2 9 (10.23%) WebDriver
3 8 (9.09%) JIRA
4 6 (6.82%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.68%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.68%) JMeter
5 5 (5.68%) Selenium IDE
5 5 (5.68%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.41%) Appium
6 3 (3.41%) Balsamiq
6 3 (3.41%) JBehave
6 3 (3.41%) Subversion
7 2 (2.27%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.27%) JUnit
7 2 (2.27%) Maven
7 2 (2.27%) Robot Framework
7 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.27%) TestNG
7 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (13.64%) Retail
2 10 (11.36%) Finance
3 9 (10.23%) Games
4 5 (5.68%) Back Office
4 5 (5.68%) Norwegian Language
5 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.41%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.27%) Local Government
8 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Developer
2 18 (20.45%) Test Engineer
3 17 (19.32%) Software Engineer
4 14 (15.91%) Tester
5 13 (14.77%) Graduate
6 11 (12.50%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 11 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 10 (11.36%) QA Tester
8 8 (9.09%) Developer in Test
8 8 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Performance Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Reliability Engineer
10 5 (5.68%) Automation Tester
10 5 (5.68%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) Development Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) Graduate Test Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) Lead DevOps
11 4 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.59%) .NET
2 17 (19.32%) WebRTC
3 10 (11.36%) Middleware
4 9 (10.23%) AngularJS
5 8 (9.09%) Web Services
6 7 (7.95%) React
7 6 (6.82%) HTML
7 6 (6.82%) HTML5
8 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (2.27%) pytest
8 2 (2.27%) REST
8 2 (2.27%) SOAP
8 2 (2.27%) Spring
8 2 (2.27%) XML
9 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.14%) Apache NiFi
9 1 (1.14%) JSON
9 1 (1.14%) POSIX
9 1 (1.14%) Redux
9 1 (1.14%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.32%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (13.64%) Mobile App
3 8 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.09%) Data Structures
4 6 (6.82%) User Experience
5 4 (4.55%) Robotics
6 3 (3.41%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.41%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.27%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.14%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.14%) PKI
8 1 (1.14%) Replication
8 1 (1.14%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.09%) Linux
2 14 (15.91%) Android
3 13 (14.77%) Apple iOS
4 11 (12.50%) Windows
5 3 (3.41%) Unix
6 1 (1.14%) CentOS
6 1 (1.14%) Debian
6 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (45.45%) TDD
3 34 (38.64%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (26.14%) Computer Science
5 22 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 22 (25.00%) Sprint Planning
6 19 (21.59%) DevOps
7 18 (20.45%) OOP
8 17 (19.32%) High Availability
8 17 (19.32%) Scrum
8 17 (19.32%) SDET
8 17 (19.32%) User Stories
9 16 (18.18%) BDD
10 15 (17.05%) OO
11 13 (14.77%) Manual Testing
11 13 (14.77%) Mathematics
11 13 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (14.77%) Sprint Retrospective
12 12 (13.64%) Test Scripting
13 10 (11.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (42.05%) C#
2 27 (30.68%) Python
3 24 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 23 (26.14%) Java
5 16 (18.18%) SQL
6 10 (11.36%) C
6 10 (11.36%) C++
7 9 (10.23%) TypeScript
8 5 (5.68%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.41%) Go
9 3 (3.41%) Perl
9 3 (3.41%) Ruby
10 2 (2.27%) Groovy
10 2 (2.27%) VB
11 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (34.09%) Degree
2 12 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (10.23%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.82%) ISEB
5 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) Docker
1 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.27%) Ansible
3 2 (2.27%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.14%) Ambari
4 1 (1.14%) SELinux
4 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.64%) Google
3 10 (11.36%) VMware
4 8 (9.09%) Oracle
5 7 (7.95%) HP
6 5 (5.68%) Remedy
7 3 (3.41%) Adobe
8 2 (2.27%) Capita
9 1 (1.14%) Plumtree