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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 85 65 66
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 14 22 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.19% 2.39% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.95% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 8
Average salary £32,500 £28,000 £27,213
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.07% +2.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,550 £29,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
932 747 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 79.25% 81.28% 71.52%
Number of salaries quoted 832 650 564
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,051 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 23 January 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
Cardiff -19 8 £30,500 +15.09%
Torfaen -5 5 £37,500 +25.00%
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) ISEB
3 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
4 11 (34.38%) Manual Testing
5 10 (31.25%) SQL
5 10 (31.25%) Performance Testing
6 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
6 9 (28.13%) Web Services
7 8 (25.00%) .NET
7 8 (25.00%) C#
7 8 (25.00%) Scrum
7 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 8 (25.00%) QA
7 8 (25.00%) JIRA
8 7 (21.88%) Linux
9 6 (18.75%) Java
9 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (18.75%) VirtualBox
9 6 (18.75%) T-Plan
10 5 (15.63%) Advertising
11 4 (12.50%) Marketing
11 4 (12.50%) Finance
11 4 (12.50%) MySQL
11 4 (12.50%) XML
11 4 (12.50%) UNIX
11 4 (12.50%) Perl
11 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (3.13%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.13%) GlassFish
1 1 (3.13%) Confluence
1 1 (3.13%) Apache
1 1 (3.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) MySQL
1 4 (12.50%) Informix
1 4 (12.50%) Big Data
2 3 (9.38%) Data Mining
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 4 (12.50%) Selenium
3 3 (9.38%) JMeter
3 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.25%) Subversion
4 2 (6.25%) JUnit
4 2 (6.25%) TestLink
4 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (15.63%) Advertising
2 4 (12.50%) Marketing
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Welsh Language
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
1 14 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 11 (34.38%) Test Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Database Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Manual Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Web Services
2 8 (25.00%) .NET
3 4 (12.50%) XML
3 4 (12.50%) SOAP
4 2 (6.25%) WinForms
4 2 (6.25%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) DTV
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) CentOS
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 11 (34.38%) Manual Testing
4 10 (31.25%) Performance Testing
5 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
6 8 (25.00%) Scrum
6 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.50%) BDD
8 4 (12.50%) Mobile Marketing
8 4 (12.50%) Cyber Security
9 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
9 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
9 3 (9.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) C#
3 6 (18.75%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) Perl
5 3 (9.38%) Korn
5 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
5 3 (9.38%) Python
5 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) C++
7 1 (3.13%) Groovy
7 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) ISEB
2 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.38%) Degree
3 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) T-Plan
2 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Telerik
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Perforce