The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - 45 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 0 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff - 1.53% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.99% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Average salary - £40,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Test Automation
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
540 301 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 81.20% 76.59% 72.73%
Number of salaries quoted 479 270 273
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,242 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Cardiff

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) PHP
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) Ruby
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Erlang
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (11.11%) JBehave
6 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (11.11%) MSTest

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) JBehave
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 1 (11.11%) MSTest
2 1 (11.11%) Mocha
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) PhantomJS
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Welsh Language
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 1 (11.11%) ATDD
6 1 (11.11%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby
3 2 (22.22%) Erlang
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) T-Plan
1 1 (11.11%) TOWER Software