The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 71 50 50
Rank change year-on-year
-21 0
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 5 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.63% 3.42% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 4.30% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 23 13
Average salary £26,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Automated Testing
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
641 535 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.93% 79.49% 75.69%
Number of salaries quoted 510 452 332
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cardiff region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Cardiff

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) Web Services
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle
4 7 (41.18%) Selenium
4 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
5 6 (35.29%) SDLC
5 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
6 5 (29.41%) C#
6 5 (29.41%) QA
6 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
6 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) REST
7 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
7 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (23.53%) Life Science
7 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) Subversion
7 4 (23.53%) Validation
7 4 (23.53%) Scrum

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) Subversion
4 3 (17.65%) MSBuild
4 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
5 2 (11.76%) Hudson
5 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) QA Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior WinForms Developer
5 1 (5.88%) WinForms Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) SOAP
2 4 (23.53%) REST
3 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
3 3 (17.65%) LINQ
3 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) WCF
3 3 (17.65%) WinForms
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.76%) WPF
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Life Science
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) UNIX
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 6 (35.29%) SDLC
4 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
4 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Validation
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) OOP
5 4 (23.53%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) UML
6 3 (17.65%) MVVM
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) Perl
5 2 (11.76%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 2 (11.76%) Erlang
5 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Sybase
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft