The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cardiff region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 62 60 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 6 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.03% 1.35% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.81% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 2
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +31.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £40,000 £30,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
471 443 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.51% 74.83% 65.36%
Number of salaries quoted 394 401 264
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
South Wales

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 17 April 2014, 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 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 12 (75.00%) SoapUI
3 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
3 9 (56.25%) Groovy
3 9 (56.25%) Java
4 8 (50.00%) JUnit
4 8 (50.00%) Web Services
4 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (50.00%) BDD
5 7 (43.75%) JBehave
5 7 (43.75%) JIRA
5 7 (43.75%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) SOA
6 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (37.50%) Oracle
7 5 (31.25%) Ant
7 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
7 5 (31.25%) CruiseControl
7 5 (31.25%) Maven
7 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
7 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
7 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
7 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (31.25%) Android
7 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
7 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 4 (25.00%) Digital Media

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 12 (75.00%) SoapUI
3 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
4 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (50.00%) JUnit
5 7 (43.75%) JIRA
5 7 (43.75%) JBehave
6 5 (31.25%) CruiseControl
6 5 (31.25%) Ant
6 5 (31.25%) Maven
7 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (18.75%) eggPlant
9 2 (12.50%) Hudson
9 2 (12.50%) Gerrit
9 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
9 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
9 2 (12.50%) Subversion
10 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (6.25%) Calabash
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
3 4 (25.00%) Digital Media
4 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
5 2 (12.50%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Android
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) BDD
2 7 (43.75%) SOA
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
3 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Code Coverage
6 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
6 2 (12.50%) QMS
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Management
6 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) Groovy
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (12.50%) XQuery
4 2 (12.50%) XPath
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Xen
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) HP
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