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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 82 62 68
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 18 32 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.46% 2.80% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 3.62% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 16 32 19
Average salary £35,184 £30,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.31% -6.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £48,900 £35,000
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
1000 885 843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.84% 77.50% 76.22%
Number of salaries quoted 844 793 747
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 +2 9 £37,500 +22.95%
Newport -4 6 £35,184 +8.25%
Cardiff -30 3 £26,500 -11.66%
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 23 (58.97%) Selenium
4 19 (48.72%) SQL
5 18 (46.15%) QA
6 17 (43.59%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
6 17 (43.59%) ISEB
7 16 (41.03%) Web Services
7 16 (41.03%) Linux
8 15 (38.46%) PHP
9 14 (35.90%) Degree
9 14 (35.90%) Cucumber
9 14 (35.90%) Scrum
10 13 (33.33%) Manual Testing
11 11 (28.21%) UNIX
12 10 (25.64%) C#
12 10 (25.64%) Perl
12 10 (25.64%) JIRA
12 10 (25.64%) Bash Shell
13 9 (23.08%) RESTful
13 9 (23.08%) Behat
13 9 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (23.08%) Ruby
13 9 (23.08%) Marketing
13 9 (23.08%) Advertising
13 9 (23.08%) Web Design
13 9 (23.08%) HND
13 9 (23.08%) Python
13 9 (23.08%) E-Commerce

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) PaaS
2 3 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) HTTP
2 3 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Data Mining
1 8 (20.51%) Big Data
2 5 (12.82%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.56%) Informix
Development Applications
1 23 (58.97%) Selenium
2 14 (35.90%) Cucumber
3 10 (25.64%) JIRA
4 9 (23.08%) Behat
5 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.69%) Artifactory
7 3 (7.69%) Hudson
7 3 (7.69%) MSBuild
7 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
7 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (7.69%) JMeter
7 3 (7.69%) Subversion
7 3 (7.69%) Maven
8 1 (2.56%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (23.08%) Advertising
1 9 (23.08%) Marketing
2 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Analyst
2 15 (38.46%) QA Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) Test Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) Quality Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Automated Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Senior QA Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) QA Tester
5 6 (15.38%) Senior QA Tester
5 6 (15.38%) Senior Tester
6 5 (12.82%) Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Test Leader
7 3 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) Web Services
2 9 (23.08%) RESTful
3 4 (10.26%) REST
3 4 (10.26%) XML
3 4 (10.26%) .NET
3 4 (10.26%) SOAP
4 3 (7.69%) WCF
4 3 (7.69%) WinForms
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 3 (7.69%) LINQ
5 2 (5.13%) WPF
6 1 (2.56%) JSON
6 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Life Science
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Linux
2 11 (28.21%) UNIX
3 3 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 17 (43.59%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
4 14 (35.90%) Scrum
5 13 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 9 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (23.08%) Mobile Marketing
6 9 (23.08%) Web Design
6 9 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 9 (23.08%) SDLC
7 8 (20.51%) Mentoring
8 6 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (12.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (10.26%) Cyber Security
10 4 (10.26%) OOP
10 4 (10.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 15 (38.46%) PHP
3 10 (25.64%) C#
3 10 (25.64%) Perl
3 10 (25.64%) Bash Shell
4 9 (23.08%) Python
4 9 (23.08%) Ruby
5 8 (20.51%) Java
6 5 (12.82%) C++
7 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 3 (7.69%) Erlang
8 1 (2.56%) Korn
8 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) ISEB
2 14 (35.90%) Degree
3 9 (23.08%) HND
4 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
5 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Sybase
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) Red Hat