The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 63 81 76
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 22 16 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.09% 1.32% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 1.66% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 22 16 4
Average salary £30,250 £29,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.68% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £40,000 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Automated Testing
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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
802 964 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 76.02% 79.74% 72.64%
Number of salaries quoted 696 864 652
Average salary £36,000 £35,065 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,186 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +5 16 £30,000 -7.69%
Torfaen - 2 £30,500 -
Newport +5 1 £38,500 +37.50%
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 38 (76.00%) Test Scripting
2 35 (70.00%) Test Strategy
3 31 (62.00%) Mentoring
4 23 (46.00%) JIRA
5 22 (44.00%) T-Plan
5 22 (44.00%) VirtualBox
6 21 (42.00%) ISTQB
7 18 (36.00%) Software Testing
8 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (34.00%) ISEB
9 13 (26.00%) Selenium
10 12 (24.00%) Performance Testing
10 12 (24.00%) Java
11 11 (22.00%) Finance
11 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
12 10 (20.00%) Groovy
12 10 (20.00%) SoapUI
12 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
13 9 (18.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (16.00%) Mobile App
14 8 (16.00%) WebDriver
14 8 (16.00%) Security Testing
14 8 (16.00%) Ant
14 8 (16.00%) Maven
14 8 (16.00%) Welsh Language
14 8 (16.00%) TDD
14 8 (16.00%) CruiseControl
15 7 (14.00%) JUnit
15 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Office
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) SSL
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 23 (46.00%) JIRA
2 13 (26.00%) Selenium
3 10 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (16.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (16.00%) Ant
4 8 (16.00%) Maven
4 8 (16.00%) CruiseControl
5 7 (14.00%) JUnit
6 5 (10.00%) JBehave
7 3 (6.00%) Calabash
7 3 (6.00%) Appium
8 2 (4.00%) Mercurial
8 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.00%) TestLink
8 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.00%) Spock
8 2 (4.00%) Subversion
8 2 (4.00%) JMeter
9 1 (2.00%) Hudson
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Welsh Language
3 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.00%) Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 2 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Analyst
1 25 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 17 (34.00%) Senior Analyst
2 17 (34.00%) Test Engineer
2 17 (34.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 13 (26.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Technical Test Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Tester
4 4 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Tester
4 4 (8.00%) Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) JSON
3 1 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (12.00%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.00%) DTV
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) UNIX
1 1 (2.00%) Android
1 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (76.00%) Test Scripting
2 35 (70.00%) Test Strategy
3 31 (62.00%) Mentoring
4 18 (36.00%) Software Testing
5 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (24.00%) Performance Testing
7 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (16.00%) Security Testing
8 8 (16.00%) TDD
9 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
9 7 (14.00%) BDD
10 6 (12.00%) Scrum
11 5 (10.00%) SOA
12 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (8.00%) System Testing
12 4 (8.00%) Data Analysis
12 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (6.00%) Information Security
13 3 (6.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) Java
2 10 (20.00%) Groovy
3 5 (10.00%) SQL
4 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.00%) XQuery
5 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (42.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (34.00%) ISEB
3 9 (18.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 22 (44.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) T-Plan
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) Perforce
5 1 (2.00%) Telerik