Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 46 55
Rank change year-on-year +26 +9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 213 189 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.92% 5.42% 4.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.50% 6.16% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 187 167 208
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +25.00%

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 2029 3070 3966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.00% 88.02% 86.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1629 2247 3096
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,500 £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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 159 (74.65%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (59.15%) Java
3 94 (44.13%) Degree
4 82 (38.50%) Selenium
5 81 (38.03%) ISTQB
6 80 (37.56%) WebDriver
7 76 (35.68%) QA
8 74 (34.74%) Test Scripting
9 72 (33.80%) C#
10 67 (31.46%) Scrum
10 67 (31.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 66 (30.99%) Test Strategy
11 66 (30.99%) Computer Science
12 59 (27.70%) SQL
13 58 (27.23%) Open Source
14 56 (26.29%) JIRA
14 56 (26.29%) Test Management
15 55 (25.82%) BDD
16 54 (25.35%) TDD
17 49 (23.00%) Linux
18 48 (22.54%) Regression Testing
19 46 (21.60%) JMeter
20 44 (20.66%) Functional Testing
20 44 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (19.25%) Continuous Integration
22 39 (18.31%) Web Services
23 38 (17.84%) HTML
23 38 (17.84%) JavaScript
24 37 (17.37%) LoadRunner
24 37 (17.37%) Git (software)

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 (4.23%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.35%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.41%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.41%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.94%) Confluence
7 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (7.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (6.57%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (4.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.16%) npm
4 6 (2.82%) SaaS
5 5 (2.35%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.88%) GitHub
7 3 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.41%) Tricentis Tosca
8 2 (0.94%) IaaS
9 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.88%) BGP
1 4 (1.88%) EIGRP
1 4 (1.88%) Firewall
1 4 (1.88%) Internet
1 4 (1.88%) MPLS
1 4 (1.88%) OSPF
1 4 (1.88%) RIP
2 2 (0.94%) HTTP
2 2 (0.94%) SSL
2 2 (0.94%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.47%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.57%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.16%) Big Data
4 9 (4.23%) Hadoop
4 9 (4.23%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.23%) SQLPlus
5 6 (2.82%) GIS
6 5 (2.35%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.41%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.41%) DB2
7 3 (1.41%) HBase
8 2 (0.94%) Cognos Impromptu
8 2 (0.94%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.94%) Parquet
9 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.47%) Impala
9 1 (0.47%) MySQL
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.47%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 82 (38.50%) Selenium
2 80 (37.56%) WebDriver
3 56 (26.29%) JIRA
4 46 (21.60%) JMeter
5 37 (17.37%) Git (software)
5 37 (17.37%) LoadRunner
6 35 (16.43%) HP UFT
7 33 (15.49%) Cucumber
8 32 (15.02%) SoapUI
9 25 (11.74%) Jenkins
10 17 (7.98%) Protractor
10 17 (7.98%) Subversion
11 15 (7.04%) JUnit
12 14 (6.57%) Jasmine
12 14 (6.57%) Karma Test Runner
12 14 (6.57%) Maven
13 11 (5.16%) gulp
13 11 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (5.16%) webpack
14 10 (4.69%) TestNG
General
1 28 (13.15%) Digital Economy
2 22 (10.33%) Finance
3 9 (4.23%) Publishing
3 9 (4.23%) Retail
4 7 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.82%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.88%) Games
7 3 (1.41%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 52 (24.41%) Developer
2 50 (23.47%) Tester
3 27 (12.68%) Software Tester
4 26 (12.21%) Analyst
5 24 (11.27%) Test Analyst
6 20 (9.39%) Test Engineer
7 18 (8.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 16 (7.51%) Automation Tester
8 16 (7.51%) Java Developer
8 16 (7.51%) Senior Tester
9 12 (5.63%) Test Leader
10 11 (5.16%) Automation Test Analyst
10 11 (5.16%) Consultant
10 11 (5.16%) QA Engineer
10 11 (5.16%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (4.69%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 10 (4.69%) Java Engineer
11 10 (4.69%) Senior Test Analyst
12 9 (4.23%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.31%) Web Services
2 38 (17.84%) HTML
3 35 (16.43%) .NET
4 31 (14.55%) CSS
5 29 (13.62%) SOAP
6 24 (11.27%) AngularJS
7 19 (8.92%) HTML5
8 17 (7.98%) .NET Framework
9 15 (7.04%) Sass
10 14 (6.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (5.63%) Spring
12 11 (5.16%) jQuery
12 11 (5.16%) REST
12 11 (5.16%) RESTful
13 9 (4.23%) ASP.NET
13 9 (4.23%) WCF
14 8 (3.76%) Entity Framework
14 8 (3.76%) Java EE
15 7 (3.29%) LINQ
16 6 (2.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 66 (30.99%) Computer Science
2 44 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (14.08%) Client/Server
4 19 (8.92%) Mobile App
5 10 (4.69%) N-Tier
6 7 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.35%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.88%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.88%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.88%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.88%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.41%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.94%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.94%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.94%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.47%) Chromecast
11 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) User Experience
11 1 (0.47%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 49 (23.00%) Linux
2 24 (11.27%) Windows
3 18 (8.45%) Unix
4 5 (2.35%) CentOS
4 5 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.35%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.41%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (74.65%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (34.74%) Test Scripting
3 67 (31.46%) Scrum
4 66 (30.99%) Test Strategy
5 58 (27.23%) Open Source
6 56 (26.29%) Test Management
7 55 (25.82%) BDD
8 54 (25.35%) TDD
9 48 (22.54%) Regression Testing
10 44 (20.66%) Functional Testing
11 41 (19.25%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (15.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 31 (14.55%) Software Testing
14 28 (13.15%) Risk Management
14 28 (13.15%) SDLC
15 26 (12.21%) Manual Testing
15 26 (12.21%) Scenario Testing
15 26 (12.21%) User Stories
16 25 (11.74%) Issue Tracking
17 23 (10.80%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 126 (59.15%) Java
2 72 (33.80%) C#
3 59 (27.70%) SQL
4 38 (17.84%) JavaScript
5 26 (12.21%) Shell Script
6 14 (6.57%) C++
6 14 (6.57%) Python
7 13 (6.10%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.63%) Scala
9 11 (5.16%) ECMAScript
9 11 (5.16%) ES6
10 10 (4.69%) C
11 8 (3.76%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.76%) VB
12 7 (3.29%) Perl
13 6 (2.82%) Ruby
14 4 (1.88%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.88%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.88%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 94 (44.13%) Degree
2 81 (38.03%) ISTQB
3 67 (31.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (7.51%) Security Cleared
5 14 (6.57%) ISEB
6 10 (4.69%) DV Cleared
7 9 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (3.29%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.88%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (1.41%) CEH
11 3 (1.41%) CISSP
11 3 (1.41%) GWAPT
11 3 (1.41%) OSCP
11 3 (1.41%) SANS
12 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.47%) CCNP
12 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (35.68%) QA
2 5 (2.35%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.41%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 2 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.04%) Docker
2 8 (3.76%) HDFS
3 4 (1.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.94%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 24 (11.27%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.69%) Puppet
4 9 (4.23%) Ansible
5 6 (2.82%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (1.88%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.88%) Nagios
6 4 (1.88%) Salt
6 4 (1.88%) Terraform
7 2 (0.94%) Grafana
8 1 (0.47%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.47%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 28 (13.15%) HP
2 19 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.57%) SAP
4 11 (5.16%) Twitter
5 8 (3.76%) Oracle
6 5 (2.35%) Ariba
6 5 (2.35%) Concur
7 4 (1.88%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.88%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.88%) Citrix
7 4 (1.88%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.88%) Google
7 4 (1.88%) New Relic
7 4 (1.88%) Rackspace
7 4 (1.88%) Telerik
8 3 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.47%) Capita
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco
9 1 (0.47%) IBM
9 1 (0.47%) Red Hat