Period
to 12 April 2021

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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 39 38
Rank change year-on-year +23 -1 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 109 103 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Reading 9.96% 5.52% 6.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.71% 6.25% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 90 84 124
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £41,688 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +13.64%
75th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £62,813
90th Percentile £72,625 £72,500 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +10.00%

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 1,018 1,649 1,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 93.05% 88.37% 90.33%
Number of salaries quoted 823 1,218 1,684
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,063 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +15.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £66,563
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £77,500
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +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 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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 48 (44.04%) Azure
2 47 (43.12%) C#
3 40 (36.70%) QA
4 37 (33.94%) .NET
5 35 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (31.19%) DevOps
7 30 (27.52%) SQL
8 29 (26.61%) JavaScript
8 29 (26.61%) Degree
9 28 (25.69%) Python
10 27 (24.77%) TDD
11 26 (23.85%) SaaS
12 25 (22.94%) Selenium
13 24 (22.02%) Software Engineering
14 20 (18.35%) OO
15 19 (17.43%) Software Testing
15 19 (17.43%) Integration Testing
16 18 (16.51%) Computer Science
16 18 (16.51%) Linux
16 18 (16.51%) AWS
17 17 (15.60%) Greenfield Project
17 17 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
18 16 (14.68%) Stress Testing
18 16 (14.68%) Functional Testing
18 16 (14.68%) Docker
18 16 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
19 15 (13.76%) Performance Testing
20 14 (12.84%) Manual Testing
20 14 (12.84%) Scrum
20 14 (12.84%) Microsoft

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 1 (0.92%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 48 (44.04%) Azure
2 26 (23.85%) SaaS
3 18 (16.51%) AWS
4 9 (8.26%) GCP
5 6 (5.50%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (4.59%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.83%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (1.83%) GitHub
7 2 (1.83%) PaaS
8 1 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.26%) Wireshark
2 7 (6.42%) VoIP
3 6 (5.50%) H.323
3 6 (5.50%) Network Security
3 6 (5.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.92%) Broadband
4 1 (0.92%) HTTP
4 1 (0.92%) LAN
4 1 (0.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.50%) MS Access
3 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (4.59%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (4.59%) Power BI
4 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.75%) MySQL
5 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.92%) MySQL Workbench
Development Applications
1 25 (22.94%) Selenium
2 13 (11.93%) Jenkins
3 12 (11.01%) Postman
4 7 (6.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (5.50%) Cypress.io
5 6 (5.50%) Protractor
5 6 (5.50%) TeamCity
6 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.59%) JIRA
7 4 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.67%) JMeter
8 2 (1.83%) CMake
8 2 (1.83%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.83%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.92%) Appium
9 1 (0.92%) GitLab
9 1 (0.92%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.92%) TestRail
9 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (11.01%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.09%) Automotive
3 6 (5.50%) Banking
3 6 (5.50%) Finance
4 2 (1.83%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (37.61%) Developer
2 28 (25.69%) Test Engineer
3 17 (15.60%) Test Automation Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) C# Developer
5 11 (10.09%) Junior
5 11 (10.09%) Python Developer
6 10 (9.17%) Developer in Test
6 10 (9.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (9.17%) Senior Developer
7 9 (8.26%) Azure Developer
8 8 (7.34%) Junior Test Engineer
8 8 (7.34%) Software Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Operations Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Software Developer
9 7 (6.42%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Azure DevOps
11 5 (4.59%) Analyst
11 5 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) QA Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (33.94%) .NET
2 13 (11.93%) .NET Core
3 11 (10.09%) .NET Framework
4 10 (9.17%) Web Services
5 9 (8.26%) WebRTC
6 8 (7.34%) REST
7 7 (6.42%) jQuery
7 7 (6.42%) RESTful
7 7 (6.42%) SOAP
8 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.50%) CSS
8 6 (5.50%) Entity Framework
8 6 (5.50%) HTML
8 6 (5.50%) pytest
9 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (4.59%) React
10 4 (3.67%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.67%) JSON
11 3 (2.75%) Django
11 3 (2.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (10.09%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (7.34%) Mobile App
4 7 (6.42%) Cloud Native
5 6 (5.50%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.92%) User Experience
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.51%) Linux
2 2 (1.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (31.19%) DevOps
3 27 (24.77%) TDD
4 24 (22.02%) Software Engineering
5 20 (18.35%) OO
6 19 (17.43%) Integration Testing
6 19 (17.43%) Software Testing
7 18 (16.51%) Computer Science
8 17 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (14.68%) Functional Testing
9 16 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (14.68%) Stress Testing
10 15 (13.76%) Performance Testing
11 14 (12.84%) Manual Testing
11 14 (12.84%) Scrum
12 12 (11.01%) API Testing
13 11 (10.09%) BDD
13 11 (10.09%) SDET
13 11 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (10.09%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 47 (43.12%) C#
2 30 (27.52%) SQL
3 29 (26.61%) JavaScript
4 28 (25.69%) Python
5 12 (11.01%) Java
6 6 (5.50%) C++
7 5 (4.59%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.75%) PHP
8 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (26.61%) Degree
2 12 (11.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.83%) ISEB
4 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.92%) CITP
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (36.70%) QA
System Software
1 16 (14.68%) Docker
2 6 (5.50%) Hyper-V
2 6 (5.50%) KVM
2 6 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (11.01%) Kubernetes
2 10 (9.17%) Terraform
3 2 (1.83%) Ansible
3 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.42%) BroadSoft
3 6 (5.50%) VMware
4 3 (2.75%) Spotify
5 2 (1.83%) Databricks
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco
6 1 (0.92%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle