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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 62 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 16 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.65% 3.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 4.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 0
Average salary £32,625 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.43% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
487 377 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 78.93% 79.04% 65.24%
Number of salaries quoted 418 330 240
Average salary £35,000 £40,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.58% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,000 £65,000
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 24 December 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 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) QA
3 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) PHP
5 4 (33.33%) ISEB
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) C++
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Ruby
6 3 (25.00%) Erlang
6 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (16.67%) Perl
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (16.67%) Banking
7 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 2 (16.67%) Degree

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) PhantomJS
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) JBehave
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) MSTest
3 1 (8.33%) Mocha
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Welsh Language
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) ATDD
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) OOP
7 1 (8.33%) User Stories
7 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) PHP
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Ruby
2 3 (25.00%) Erlang
2 3 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) T-Plan
2 1 (8.33%) TOWER Software