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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 67 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 23 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.18% 1.64% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.08% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 3
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,900 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,000 £42,000
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
797 914 683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 75.62% 78.66% 74.32%
Number of salaries quoted 711 819 612
Average salary £35,500 £35,065 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.24% -6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +11 18 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Torfaen - 2 £30,500 -
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 42 (76.36%) Test Scripting
2 41 (74.55%) Test Strategy
3 31 (56.36%) Mentoring
4 25 (45.45%) ISTQB
5 24 (43.64%) JIRA
6 23 (41.82%) ISEB
7 22 (40.00%) VirtualBox
7 22 (40.00%) T-Plan
8 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (36.36%) Software Testing
9 16 (29.09%) Finance
10 13 (23.64%) Java
10 13 (23.64%) Selenium
11 12 (21.82%) Performance Testing
11 12 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (20.00%) Groovy
12 11 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 11 (20.00%) SoapUI
12 11 (20.00%) Jenkins
13 10 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (16.36%) Ant
14 9 (16.36%) TDD
14 9 (16.36%) CruiseControl
14 9 (16.36%) Maven
14 9 (16.36%) WebDriver
14 9 (16.36%) Mobile App
15 8 (14.55%) JUnit
15 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
15 8 (14.55%) Welsh Language
15 8 (14.55%) Security Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (9.09%) MS Office
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
1 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.64%) SSL
1 2 (3.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (43.64%) JIRA
2 13 (23.64%) Selenium
3 11 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 11 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (16.36%) Maven
4 9 (16.36%) WebDriver
4 9 (16.36%) Ant
4 9 (16.36%) CruiseControl
5 8 (14.55%) JUnit
6 6 (10.91%) JBehave
7 3 (5.45%) Calabash
7 3 (5.45%) Subversion
7 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.45%) Mercurial
8 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.64%) Hudson
8 2 (3.64%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.82%) JMeter
General
1 16 (29.09%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Welsh Language
3 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.09%) Advertising
4 3 (5.45%) Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Analyst
1 29 (52.73%) Test Analyst
2 18 (32.73%) Senior Analyst
2 18 (32.73%) Senior Test Analyst
3 17 (30.91%) Test Engineer
4 13 (23.64%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Tester
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Tester
6 4 (7.27%) Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.64%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) Web Services
2 3 (5.45%) SOAP
3 2 (3.64%) HTML
3 2 (3.64%) XML
3 2 (3.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.91%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.64%) DTV
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) UNIX
2 1 (1.82%) Android
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (76.36%) Test Scripting
2 41 (74.55%) Test Strategy
3 31 (56.36%) Mentoring
4 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 12 (21.82%) Performance Testing
5 12 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (16.36%) TDD
8 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
8 8 (14.55%) Security Testing
8 8 (14.55%) BDD
9 7 (12.73%) Scrum
10 6 (10.91%) SOA
10 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.91%) System Testing
11 5 (9.09%) Data Analysis
12 4 (7.27%) Test Management
13 3 (5.45%) Information Security
13 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) Java
2 11 (20.00%) Groovy
3 6 (10.91%) SQL
4 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) XQuery
5 2 (3.64%) XPath
6 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 23 (41.82%) ISEB
3 10 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 22 (40.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (40.00%) T-Plan
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) Perforce
4 1 (1.82%) Telerik
4 1 (1.82%) HP
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