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 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 87 65 74
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 16 27 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.26% 2.45% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 3.21% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 15 27 20
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,400 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
1044 842 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 82.33% 76.34% 78.84%
Number of salaries quoted 900 766 794
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £48,110
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
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 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Torfaen +5 7 £32,500 +6.55%
Cardiff -34 5 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Newport - 4 £35,184 -
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 36 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) ISEB
2 21 (58.33%) Selenium
2 21 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 19 (52.78%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (50.00%) SQL
5 17 (47.22%) Scrum
5 17 (47.22%) Software Testing
6 15 (41.67%) QA
6 15 (41.67%) PHP
7 12 (33.33%) Manual Testing
8 11 (30.56%) Degree
8 11 (30.56%) Cucumber
8 11 (30.56%) Linux
9 10 (27.78%) C#
9 10 (27.78%) JIRA
10 9 (25.00%) Ruby
10 9 (25.00%) Marketing
10 9 (25.00%) RESTful
10 9 (25.00%) Bash Shell
10 9 (25.00%) Behat
10 9 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (25.00%) Mobile Marketing
10 9 (25.00%) Perl
10 9 (25.00%) Web Services
10 9 (25.00%) HND
10 9 (25.00%) Python
10 9 (25.00%) E-Commerce
10 9 (25.00%) Advertising
10 9 (25.00%) Web Design

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) PaaS
2 3 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) Data Mining
1 8 (22.22%) Big Data
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) Informix
Development Applications
1 21 (58.33%) Selenium
2 11 (30.56%) Cucumber
3 10 (27.78%) JIRA
4 9 (25.00%) Behat
5 7 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 3 (8.33%) Artifactory
7 3 (8.33%) Hudson
7 3 (8.33%) MSBuild
7 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
7 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (8.33%) JMeter
7 3 (8.33%) Subversion
7 3 (8.33%) Maven
8 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (25.00%) Advertising
1 9 (25.00%) Marketing
2 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Analyst
2 15 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 12 (33.33%) QA Analyst
4 10 (27.78%) Quality Analyst
5 9 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (19.44%) Tester
6 7 (19.44%) QA Tester
6 7 (19.44%) Automated Tester
6 7 (19.44%) Senior QA Analyst
7 6 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
7 6 (16.67%) Senior Tester
8 4 (11.11%) Developer
9 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
9 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
9 3 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (5.56%) Senior Software Test Analyst
10 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) Web Services
1 9 (25.00%) RESTful
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
3 3 (8.33%) WinForms
3 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.33%) WCF
3 3 (8.33%) Entity Framework
3 3 (8.33%) LINQ
4 2 (5.56%) WPF
5 1 (2.78%) JSON
5 1 (2.78%) SOAP
5 1 (2.78%) XML
5 1 (2.78%) jQuery
5 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Linux
2 7 (19.44%) UNIX
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 19 (52.78%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (47.22%) Scrum
4 17 (47.22%) Software Testing
5 12 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 9 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (25.00%) Mobile Marketing
6 9 (25.00%) Web Design
6 9 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 7 (19.44%) SDLC
9 6 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
11 4 (11.11%) Load Testing
11 4 (11.11%) OOP
12 3 (8.33%) UML
12 3 (8.33%) TDD
12 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) PHP
3 10 (27.78%) C#
4 9 (25.00%) Perl
4 9 (25.00%) Python
4 9 (25.00%) Ruby
4 9 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 7 (19.44%) Java
6 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (8.33%) Erlang
7 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) ISEB
2 11 (30.56%) Degree
3 9 (25.00%) HND
4 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
5 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
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