The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 18 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 South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 70 67 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 16 23 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.58% 2.24% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 3.01% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 16
Average salary £30,000 £26,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £38,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
822 765 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.99% 74.42% 70.31%
Number of salaries quoted 691 692 589
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,772 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Wales region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in South Wales

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in South Wales

Automated Testing
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +2 12 £30,000 +15.38% 3
Newport -1 1 £32,000 -24.70% 2
Bridgend - 1 £28,000 -
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 24 (61.54%) Test Strategy
2 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (48.72%) Test Scripting
4 18 (46.15%) ISEB
5 14 (35.90%) Web Services
5 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
5 14 (35.90%) Selenium
6 13 (33.33%) QA
6 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (30.77%) Finance
8 11 (28.21%) Scrum
8 11 (28.21%) Software Testing
8 11 (28.21%) SOAP
8 11 (28.21%) Java
8 11 (28.21%) SoapUI
9 10 (25.64%) BDD
9 10 (25.64%) SQL
9 10 (25.64%) XML
9 10 (25.64%) Maven
10 9 (23.08%) WebDriver
10 9 (23.08%) Groovy
10 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
10 9 (23.08%) Mobile App
11 8 (20.51%) REST
11 8 (20.51%) JBehave
11 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
12 7 (17.95%) XPath
12 7 (17.95%) System Testing
12 7 (17.95%) Hudson
12 7 (17.95%) XQuery

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (5.13%) SSL
2 2 (5.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Selenium
2 11 (28.21%) SoapUI
3 10 (25.64%) Maven
4 9 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 8 (20.51%) JBehave
6 7 (17.95%) Hudson
7 5 (12.82%) JIRA
7 5 (12.82%) Ant
7 5 (12.82%) JUnit
8 4 (10.26%) CruiseControl
9 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
9 2 (5.13%) JMeter
9 2 (5.13%) Subversion
9 2 (5.13%) Mercurial
9 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
9 2 (5.13%) Gerrit
10 1 (2.56%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (2.56%) MSTest
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Advertising
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 33 (84.62%) Analyst
2 29 (74.36%) Test Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Tester
5 3 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Web Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Automated Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) .NET Technical Architect
7 1 (2.56%) .NET Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) Web Services
2 11 (28.21%) SOAP
3 10 (25.64%) XML
4 8 (20.51%) REST
5 3 (7.69%) HTML
6 2 (5.13%) J2EE
6 2 (5.13%) Spring
6 2 (5.13%) JSON
6 2 (5.13%) Java EE
7 1 (2.56%) JPA
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.56%) Spring Web Flow
7 1 (2.56%) jQuery
7 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.56%) Ajax
7 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.56%) CSS
7 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Android
2 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Test Strategy
2 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (48.72%) Test Scripting
4 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (28.21%) Scrum
5 11 (28.21%) Software Testing
6 10 (25.64%) BDD
7 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
8 7 (17.95%) System Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Automation Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (12.82%) SOA
10 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
11 4 (10.26%) TDD
11 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
12 3 (7.69%) Code Coverage
13 2 (5.13%) PRINCE
13 2 (5.13%) OO
13 2 (5.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) Java
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) Groovy
4 7 (17.95%) XPath
4 7 (17.95%) XQuery
5 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) ISEB
2 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) T-Plan
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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