Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 66 61
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 +36
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.78% 1.26% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.44% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 12
Slough median annual salary £29,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -41.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £58,000 £51,950
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -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 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 566 556 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 91.59% 87.70% 93.83%
Number of salaries quoted 385 475 594
Slough median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -15.00% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,750 £30,825
90th Percentile £77,000 £67,500 £85,000
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% -

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 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Slough

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 8 (72.73%) C#
1 8 (72.73%) Python
1 8 (72.73%) Degree
2 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 6 (54.55%) Mathematics
2 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 6 (54.55%) ISTQB
2 6 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (54.55%) Wireless
2 6 (54.55%) 2G
2 6 (54.55%) Bash Shell
2 6 (54.55%) Confluence
2 6 (54.55%) ZigBee
2 6 (54.55%) Atlassian
2 6 (54.55%) Test Management
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) PHP
2 6 (54.55%) WAN
2 6 (54.55%) DHCP
2 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) Bluetooth
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) HP

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 6 (54.55%) Confluence
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) 2G
1 6 (54.55%) 3G
1 6 (54.55%) 802.15
1 6 (54.55%) Bluetooth
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
1 6 (54.55%) ICMP
1 6 (54.55%) LAN
1 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
1 6 (54.55%) WAN
1 6 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (54.55%) Wireless
1 6 (54.55%) ZigBee
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
1 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Support Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Audio Visual Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) 802.1X
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) J2EE
2 2 (18.18%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
1 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Mathematics
1 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Test Management
1 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) High Availability
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
2 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
1 8 (72.73%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) Bash Shell
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) PHP
2 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
3 4 (36.36%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Degree
2 6 (54.55%) ISTQB
2 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (18.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Atlassian
1 6 (54.55%) HP
1 6 (54.55%) Remedy
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Sun