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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 72 70 78
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 18 27 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.61% 2.27% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.77% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 8
Average salary £30,500 £29,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,800 £36,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
859 973 645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 76.76% 81.90% 68.47%
Number of salaries quoted 734 871 607
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 25 November 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 -5 11 £30,000 -25.46%
Torfaen -4 3 £37,500 +50.00%
Newport +17 2 £38,000 +35.71%
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 30 (63.83%) Test Scripting
2 25 (53.19%) Test Strategy
3 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (40.43%) Mentoring
5 18 (38.30%) ISEB
5 18 (38.30%) ISTQB
6 17 (36.17%) JIRA
7 15 (31.91%) Software Testing
7 15 (31.91%) T-Plan
7 15 (31.91%) VirtualBox
8 13 (27.66%) Performance Testing
9 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
10 9 (19.15%) Web Services
11 8 (17.02%) C#
11 8 (17.02%) .NET
11 8 (17.02%) Finance
12 7 (14.89%) Scrum
12 7 (14.89%) Java
12 7 (14.89%) SQL
12 7 (14.89%) QA
13 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
13 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
13 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
14 5 (10.64%) Selenium
14 5 (10.64%) Advertising
15 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
15 4 (8.51%) XML
15 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.13%) JBoss
1 1 (2.13%) Apache
1 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.13%) GlassFish
1 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Office
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Informix
1 3 (6.38%) MySQL
1 3 (6.38%) Big Data
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (36.17%) JIRA
2 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
3 5 (10.64%) Selenium
4 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.38%) JMeter
5 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.38%) TestLink
6 2 (4.26%) Ant
6 2 (4.26%) JUnit
6 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.26%) CruiseControl
6 2 (4.26%) Maven
7 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.13%) JBehave
7 1 (2.13%) Calabash
7 1 (2.13%) Zephyr
7 1 (2.13%) Appium
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Advertising
3 4 (8.51%) Welsh Language
4 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.38%) Marketing
5 2 (4.26%) Banking
5 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Analyst
1 22 (46.81%) Test Analyst
2 17 (36.17%) Test Engineer
3 11 (23.40%) Senior Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Senior Test Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Senior Test Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Database Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Manual Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.13%) Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Web Services
2 8 (17.02%) .NET
3 4 (8.51%) SOAP
3 4 (8.51%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) WinForms
5 1 (2.13%) HTML
5 1 (2.13%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.38%) DTV
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) SUSE
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) CentOS
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) Test Scripting
2 25 (53.19%) Test Strategy
3 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (40.43%) Mentoring
5 15 (31.91%) Software Testing
6 13 (27.66%) Performance Testing
7 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Scrum
9 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.51%) BDD
11 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
11 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (6.38%) Load Testing
12 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
12 3 (6.38%) TDD
12 3 (6.38%) System Testing
12 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) C#
2 7 (14.89%) Java
2 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.38%) Groovy
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
4 2 (4.26%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.13%) Korn
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) ISEB
1 18 (38.30%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.38%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
System Software
1 15 (31.91%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) T-Plan
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) Telerik
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) Perforce