Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 67 82
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 0.77% 1.54% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.77% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 12
Slough median annual salary £51,250 £47,750 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.33% +8.52% -20.00%
10th Percentile £47,500 £37,675 £34,575
90th Percentile £60,750 £70,500 £61,250
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% -5.26%

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 Slough with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Slough
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 442 623 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 85.49% 87.38% 86.92%
Number of salaries quoted 375 542 815
Slough median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,850 £27,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £83,750
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Slough

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Slough.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Slough

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 Slough region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Kotlin
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Native
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Axosoft
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Native
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Physics
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (25.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Axosoft