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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 62 54 41
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.11% 1.58% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.97% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 0
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
465 456 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.93% 79.86% 67.40%
Number of salaries quoted 408 388 213
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,096 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) TDD
3 16 (61.54%) Web Services
3 16 (61.54%) Selenium
4 15 (57.69%) SoapUI
5 14 (53.85%) BDD
6 13 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 13 (50.00%) Mobile App
6 13 (50.00%) Java
7 12 (46.15%) Jenkins
7 12 (46.15%) Mentoring
7 12 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (46.15%) Groovy
7 12 (46.15%) WebDriver
8 11 (42.31%) SOAP
8 11 (42.31%) Finance
8 11 (42.31%) Maven
8 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
9 10 (38.46%) CruiseControl
9 10 (38.46%) Ant
10 9 (34.62%) Windows
10 9 (34.62%) SOA
10 9 (34.62%) JBehave
10 9 (34.62%) Android
10 9 (34.62%) Calabash
11 8 (30.77%) eggPlant
11 8 (30.77%) Apple iOS
11 8 (30.77%) Blackberry
11 8 (30.77%) SQL
12 7 (26.92%) Enterprise Software

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) SSL
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Selenium
2 15 (57.69%) SoapUI
3 12 (46.15%) Jenkins
3 12 (46.15%) WebDriver
4 11 (42.31%) Maven
5 10 (38.46%) Ant
5 10 (38.46%) CruiseControl
6 9 (34.62%) JBehave
6 9 (34.62%) Calabash
7 8 (30.77%) eggPlant
8 6 (23.08%) Robotium
8 6 (23.08%) JUnit
8 6 (23.08%) JIRA
9 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
10 3 (11.54%) Mercurial
10 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
10 3 (11.54%) Subversion
11 2 (7.69%) Hudson
11 2 (7.69%) Gerrit
12 1 (3.85%) MSTest
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Welsh Language
5 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
1 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
1 8 (30.77%) Test Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) QA Manager
6 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) Web Services
2 11 (42.31%) SOAP
3 6 (23.08%) REST
4 4 (15.38%) XML
5 2 (7.69%) JSON
5 2 (7.69%) RESTful
5 2 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (30.77%) Blackberry
3 7 (26.92%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (23.08%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
1 9 (34.62%) Android
2 8 (30.77%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) TDD
3 14 (53.85%) BDD
4 13 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 12 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (46.15%) Mentoring
6 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
7 9 (34.62%) SOA
8 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
9 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
10 5 (19.23%) Code Coverage
10 5 (19.23%) Data Analysis
10 5 (19.23%) Scrum
11 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
12 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
12 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
12 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
13 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
13 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) Groovy
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) Perl
5 2 (7.69%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) XQuery
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby
5 2 (7.69%) XPath
5 2 (7.69%) Erlang
6 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) T-Plan
3 1 (3.85%) HP
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