Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Automated Testing
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 68 89
Rank change year-on-year +1 +21 -43
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.57% 1.48% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.61% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 14
Slough median annual salary £50,250 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.63% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £32,000 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,500 £52,500 £56,000
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 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 600 747 1149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 85.59% 91.88% 87.51%
Number of salaries quoted 518 652 918
Slough median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.73% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £92,500 £82,500
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

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Slough

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Slough over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Slough

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 Slough region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (54.55%) TDD
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) C#
4 5 (45.45%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) CSS
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 4 (36.36%) Selenium
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (27.27%) Microservices
6 3 (27.27%) TypeScript
6 3 (27.27%) Ansible
6 3 (27.27%) DevOps
6 3 (27.27%) Software Delivery
6 3 (27.27%) Kotlin
6 3 (27.27%) Static Code Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Web Application Development
6 3 (27.27%) Sass
6 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
6 3 (27.27%) BDD
6 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) Cloud Native
6 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (27.27%) HTML5

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Alfresco
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) JUnit
3 2 (18.18%) QUnit
3 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
3 2 (18.18%) SonarQube
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer in Test
4 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Junior DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Junior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) CSS
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
2 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
2 3 (27.27%) HTML5
2 3 (27.27%) Sass
2 3 (27.27%) Spring
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) REST
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) Apache Camel
4 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 1 (9.09%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Cloud Native
3 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
4 1 (9.09%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
6 3 (27.27%) BDD
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) DevOps
6 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Microservices
6 3 (27.27%) OOD
6 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
6 3 (27.27%) Software Delivery
6 3 (27.27%) Static Code Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Web Application Development
7 2 (18.18%) Coaching
7 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 2 (18.18%) Migration
7 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 2 (18.18%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) Kotlin
3 3 (27.27%) TypeScript
4 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (27.27%) Ansible
3 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
2 1 (9.09%) Capita