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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 64 54 59
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 8 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.17% 2.92% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 3.56% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3 20 11
Average salary £50,000 £32,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.25% +16.36%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -
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
563 562 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 82.31% 82.16% 76.37%
Number of salaries quoted 453 470 372
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
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 29 May 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 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) Web Services
4 7 (43.75%) Oracle
4 7 (43.75%) Selenium
4 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
5 6 (37.50%) SDLC
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
6 5 (31.25%) C#
6 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
6 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
6 5 (31.25%) QA
6 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
6 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
7 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (25.00%) REST
7 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Degree
7 4 (25.00%) Life Science
7 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (25.00%) Subversion
7 4 (25.00%) Validation
7 4 (25.00%) SOAP

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (25.00%) Subversion
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (18.75%) MSBuild
5 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
5 2 (12.50%) Hudson
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) QA Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) WinForms Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) REST
2 4 (25.00%) SOAP
2 4 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) WinForms
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
3 3 (18.75%) WCF
3 3 (18.75%) LINQ
3 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
4 2 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (25.00%) Life Science
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 6 (37.50%) SDLC
4 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
5 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Validation
5 4 (25.00%) OO
6 3 (18.75%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) OOP
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) MVVM
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (12.50%) Erlang
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Sybase
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft