The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Newport region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 28 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newport 1.01% 1.37% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.59% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 1
Average salary £34,500 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.36% +58.33%
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 Newport region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
142 189 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newport 71.72% 86.30% 91.04%
Number of salaries quoted 105 169 181
Average salary £38,500 £35,065 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.79% -6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £42,500 £45,000
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 Newport

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Newport

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Newport

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Newport

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newport

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Newport 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 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Python
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
1 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Groovy
2 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (40.00%) Korn
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) JUnit
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (40.00%) Spock
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (10.00%) JBehave
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Newport by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Newport 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) JUnit
3 4 (40.00%) Spock
4 1 (10.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) JBehave
4 1 (10.00%) Calabash
4 1 (10.00%) eggPlant
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Automation Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Python
1 6 (60.00%) Groovy
2 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (40.00%) Korn
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP