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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 75 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 17 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.41% 1.60% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.94% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 11 16 14
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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
972 823 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.60% 82.14% 76.00%
Number of salaries quoted 838 691 717
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
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 April 2015.

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 April 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 -1 11 £50,000 +66.66% 3
Newport -5 4 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Torfaen - 2 £36,250 -
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 15 (48.39%) QA
3 14 (45.16%) Web Services
3 14 (45.16%) ISEB
4 13 (41.94%) Manual Testing
5 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
5 11 (35.48%) Selenium
5 11 (35.48%) Degree
6 10 (32.26%) Scrum
6 10 (32.26%) Software Testing
6 10 (32.26%) Linux
6 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
6 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
7 8 (25.81%) .NET
7 8 (25.81%) C#
8 7 (22.58%) MySQL
8 7 (22.58%) UNIX
9 6 (19.35%) Finance
9 6 (19.35%) SOAP
9 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
10 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (16.13%) Oracle
10 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 5 (16.13%) XML
10 5 (16.13%) C++
10 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) MySQL
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.68%) Informix
3 3 (9.68%) Data Mining
3 3 (9.68%) Big Data
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
1 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
2 4 (12.90%) Behat
2 4 (12.90%) JIRA
3 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.23%) JUnit
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (3.23%) MSBuild
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Advertising
2 3 (9.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Test Analyst
3 10 (32.26%) QA Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Tester
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) QA Tester
5 5 (16.13%) Quality Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Senior QA Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Senior QA Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Automated Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Senior Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Manual Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Mobile Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) Web Services
2 8 (25.81%) .NET
3 6 (19.35%) SOAP
4 5 (16.13%) XML
5 4 (12.90%) RESTful
5 4 (12.90%) REST
6 3 (9.68%) WinForms
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.23%) WCF
7 1 (3.23%) LINQ
7 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Life Science
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.68%) DTV
4 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) UNIX
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.45%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) CentOS
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Manual Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
3 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (32.26%) Software Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
5 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Validation
6 4 (12.90%) Web Design
6 4 (12.90%) OO
6 4 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (12.90%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Mobile Marketing
7 3 (9.68%) Cyber Security
7 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) C#
3 5 (16.13%) C++
4 4 (12.90%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) PHP
5 3 (9.68%) Perl
5 3 (9.68%) Korn
5 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
6 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) ISEB
2 11 (35.48%) Degree
3 4 (12.90%) HND
4 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Sybase
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.45%) Telerik
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
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