The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation 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
Automation Testing
Rank 68 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 8 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.01% 2.38% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.99% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 6
Average salary £30,000 £29,129 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.99% -10.37%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Automation 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%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Cardiff

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 13 (52.00%) ISEB
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Finance
3 10 (40.00%) Degree
3 10 (40.00%) C#
3 10 (40.00%) .NET
4 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Validation
4 8 (32.00%) Banking
5 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
5 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
6 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (20.00%) QA
6 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.00%) C
7 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
7 4 (16.00%) Firmware
7 4 (16.00%) Embedded C
7 4 (16.00%) Embedded C++
7 4 (16.00%) Perl
7 4 (16.00%) C++
7 4 (16.00%) HTML
7 4 (16.00%) CSS
7 4 (16.00%) Windows
7 4 (16.00%) Linux
7 4 (16.00%) OO
7 4 (16.00%) Python
7 4 (16.00%) Web 2.0

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Toad
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Banking
3 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (16.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Analyst
1 16 (64.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Software Development Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Software Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Development Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) CSS
2 4 (16.00%) Ajax
2 4 (16.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Web 2.0
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
1 4 (16.00%) Android
1 4 (16.00%) Mac OS
1 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Validation
2 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Build Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Scrum
4 4 (16.00%) OO
4 4 (16.00%) People Management
5 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) User Stories
6 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
6 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.00%) ETL
7 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.00%) Data Management
7 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) C
4 4 (16.00%) Perl
4 4 (16.00%) C++
4 4 (16.00%) Python
4 4 (16.00%) Embedded C
4 4 (16.00%) Embedded C++
4 4 (16.00%) Ruby
5 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) ISEB
2 10 (40.00%) Degree
3 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle