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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 86 78 74
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 8 21 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.68% 1.75% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 2.10% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 17
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
983 1000 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 82.95% 83.40% 84.35%
Number of salaries quoted 841 864 713
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 2016. 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 +10 6 £37,500 +3.44%
Cardiff -16 1 £27,500 -45.00%
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Test Scripting
3 16 (57.14%) QA
4 14 (50.00%) Unix
4 14 (50.00%) Linux
5 13 (46.43%) Telecoms
5 13 (46.43%) Marketing
6 12 (42.86%) Advertising
6 12 (42.86%) E-Commerce
6 12 (42.86%) Data Mining
6 12 (42.86%) PaaS
6 12 (42.86%) Big Data
6 12 (42.86%) Mobile Marketing
7 11 (39.29%) ISEB
7 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
8 9 (32.14%) Manual Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Scrum
9 7 (25.00%) Web Services
10 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
10 5 (17.86%) Apache
10 5 (17.86%) TDD
10 5 (17.86%) User Experience
11 4 (14.29%) Finance
12 3 (10.71%) Games
12 3 (10.71%) SQL
12 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
12 3 (10.71%) NUnit
12 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
12 3 (10.71%) Selenium
12 3 (10.71%) SDLC

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (17.86%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (42.86%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) Big Data
1 12 (42.86%) Data Mining
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) NUnit
1 3 (10.71%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) JMeter
2 2 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (3.57%) NMock
3 1 (3.57%) Protractor
General
1 13 (46.43%) Marketing
1 13 (46.43%) Telecoms
2 12 (42.86%) Advertising
3 4 (14.29%) Finance
4 3 (10.71%) Games
5 1 (3.57%) Electronics
5 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Analyst
1 20 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 13 (46.43%) Senior Analyst
2 13 (46.43%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Scrum Master
3 3 (10.71%) Scrum Master
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (3.57%) Junior
5 1 (3.57%) Junior Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (3.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Software Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.57%) HTML5
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (3.57%) LESS
3 1 (3.57%) Sass
3 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
1 14 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Test Scripting
3 12 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 12 (42.86%) Mobile Marketing
4 9 (32.14%) Manual Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Scrum
6 5 (17.86%) TDD
7 3 (10.71%) ATDD
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.71%) DevOps
7 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.71%) SDLC
7 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.71%) User Stories
8 2 (7.14%) BDD
8 2 (7.14%) Defect Management
8 2 (7.14%) System Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISEB
1 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) SAP