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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 61 67 71
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 31 19 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.81% 1.75% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 2.40% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 31 19 6
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
830 793 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 75.18% 73.15% 73.30%
Number of salaries quoted 741 700 555
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(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
Cardiff +7 26 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Newport -1 1 £32,500 +14.03% 1
Torfaen -1 1 £30,500 -1.61%
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 37 (77.08%) Test Scripting
1 37 (77.08%) Test Strategy
2 24 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 23 (47.92%) ISEB
4 21 (43.75%) Software Testing
5 18 (37.50%) Finance
5 18 (37.50%) JIRA
6 16 (33.33%) VirtualBox
6 16 (33.33%) T-Plan
7 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (25.00%) Java
8 12 (25.00%) Selenium
9 11 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (22.92%) Groovy
9 11 (22.92%) SoapUI
9 11 (22.92%) Jenkins
9 11 (22.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
11 9 (18.75%) Ant
11 9 (18.75%) CruiseControl
11 9 (18.75%) Maven
11 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (18.75%) System Testing
11 9 (18.75%) WebDriver
11 9 (18.75%) Mobile App
12 8 (16.67%) JUnit
12 8 (16.67%) TDD
13 7 (14.58%) Web Services
13 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
13 7 (14.58%) BDD

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (6.25%) MS Office
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
1 2 (4.17%) SSL
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) JIRA
2 12 (25.00%) Selenium
3 11 (22.92%) SoapUI
3 11 (22.92%) Jenkins
4 9 (18.75%) Maven
4 9 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 9 (18.75%) Ant
4 9 (18.75%) CruiseControl
5 8 (16.67%) JUnit
6 6 (12.50%) JBehave
7 3 (6.25%) Calabash
7 3 (6.25%) Subversion
7 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
7 3 (6.25%) Mercurial
8 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.17%) Hudson
8 2 (4.17%) Gerrit
General
1 18 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Welsh Language
3 5 (10.42%) Advertising
4 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.17%) Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Analyst
2 29 (60.42%) Test Analyst
3 15 (31.25%) Senior Analyst
3 15 (31.25%) Senior Test Analyst
4 11 (22.92%) Test Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Technical Test Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Tester
7 4 (8.33%) Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Tester
9 2 (4.17%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
10 1 (2.08%) Systems Tester
10 1 (2.08%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.08%) Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.08%) Test Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.08%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) Web Services
2 4 (8.33%) SOAP
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) XML
3 2 (4.17%) JSON
4 1 (2.08%) RESTful
4 1 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 6 (12.50%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.08%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (77.08%) Test Scripting
1 37 (77.08%) Test Strategy
2 21 (43.75%) Software Testing
3 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 9 (18.75%) System Testing
6 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (16.67%) TDD
8 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
8 7 (14.58%) BDD
9 6 (12.50%) SOA
10 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
10 5 (10.42%) Security Testing
11 4 (8.33%) Scrum
12 3 (6.25%) Test Management
13 2 (4.17%) Product Management
13 2 (4.17%) Information Security
13 2 (4.17%) PRINCE
13 2 (4.17%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) Java
2 11 (22.92%) Groovy
3 5 (10.42%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.17%) XQuery
5 2 (4.17%) XPath
6 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 23 (47.92%) ISEB
3 11 (22.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) T-Plan
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) Perforce
5 1 (2.08%) Telerik
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