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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 56 57 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.50% 2.07% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 2.55% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 0
Average salary £35,000 £40,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.58% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
- -4.19%
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
461 471 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.71% 81.35% 64.96%
Number of salaries quoted 393 407 240
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 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 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Selenium
3 15 (55.56%) TDD
4 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
4 14 (51.85%) Java
5 13 (48.15%) Web Services
5 13 (48.15%) Finance
5 13 (48.15%) BDD
5 13 (48.15%) SoapUI
6 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
6 11 (40.74%) Mobile App
6 11 (40.74%) WebDriver
6 11 (40.74%) Mentoring
6 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (37.04%) Groovy
8 9 (33.33%) Maven
8 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 9 (33.33%) SOAP
9 8 (29.63%) Ant
9 8 (29.63%) Windows
9 8 (29.63%) CruiseControl
9 8 (29.63%) JBehave
9 8 (29.63%) Calabash
10 7 (25.93%) eggPlant
10 7 (25.93%) Android
10 7 (25.93%) Apple iOS
10 7 (25.93%) SOA
10 7 (25.93%) Blackberry
11 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
11 6 (22.22%) SQL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1 (3.70%) uiautomator
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Selenium
2 13 (48.15%) SoapUI
3 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
3 11 (40.74%) WebDriver
4 9 (33.33%) Maven
5 8 (29.63%) Ant
5 8 (29.63%) CruiseControl
5 8 (29.63%) JBehave
5 8 (29.63%) Calabash
6 7 (25.93%) eggPlant
7 6 (22.22%) Cucumber
8 5 (18.52%) Robotium
8 5 (18.52%) JUnit
9 4 (14.81%) Appium
10 3 (11.11%) JIRA
11 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
12 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
12 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
12 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (3.70%) MSTest
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.11%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
1 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Test Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Web Services
2 9 (33.33%) SOAP
3 6 (22.22%) REST
4 2 (7.41%) XML
4 2 (7.41%) RESTful
5 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Mobile App
2 7 (25.93%) Blackberry
3 6 (22.22%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Android
2 7 (25.93%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) TDD
3 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
4 13 (48.15%) BDD
5 11 (40.74%) Mentoring
5 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 7 (25.93%) SOA
8 6 (22.22%) Scrum
8 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
9 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
10 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
11 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
11 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
11 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Code Coverage
12 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) Groovy
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) PHP
5 3 (11.11%) Erlang
5 3 (11.11%) Ruby
5 3 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.41%) Perl
7 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.70%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) T-Plan
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) TOWER Software
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
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