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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 57 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 12 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.84% 1.57% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.99% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 9
Average salary £50,000 £26,250 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+90.47% +0.96%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
544 402 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 83.31% 79.13% 76.07%
Number of salaries quoted 468 345 375
Average salary £36,000 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Web Services
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) C#
4 8 (38.10%) .NET
4 8 (38.10%) SOAP
4 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
5 7 (33.33%) XML
5 7 (33.33%) Degree
5 7 (33.33%) QA
5 7 (33.33%) Selenium
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
6 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
7 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
7 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
8 4 (19.05%) C++
8 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
8 4 (19.05%) MySQL
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (19.05%) Sybase
8 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
8 4 (19.05%) UNIX
8 4 (19.05%) Linux

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MySQL
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
3 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
4 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.52%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) QA Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Database Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Developer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) Web Services
2 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 8 (38.10%) SOAP
3 7 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (19.05%) REST
5 3 (14.29%) WinForms
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.76%) WCF
6 1 (4.76%) LINQ
6 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Life Science
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) UNIX
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
3 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
3 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Validation
4 4 (19.05%) OO
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) User Stories
6 2 (9.52%) Web Development
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) C++
3 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) Sybase
3 2 (9.52%) Telerik
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft