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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 64 69 73
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 30 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.69% 1.74% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 2.31% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 30 20 4
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
819 866 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 73.32% 75.50% 73.68%
Number of salaries quoted 744 773 579
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,096 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +7 25 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Torfaen - 2 £30,500 -
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (79.25%) Test Scripting
2 40 (75.47%) Test Strategy
3 26 (49.06%) ISTQB
4 24 (45.28%) ISEB
5 23 (43.40%) JIRA
6 21 (39.62%) Software Testing
6 21 (39.62%) VirtualBox
6 21 (39.62%) T-Plan
7 16 (30.19%) Finance
8 12 (22.64%) Java
8 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (22.64%) Selenium
8 12 (22.64%) Performance Testing
8 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (20.75%) Groovy
9 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
9 11 (20.75%) SoapUI
9 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
9 11 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (16.98%) Ant
10 9 (16.98%) TDD
10 9 (16.98%) CruiseControl
10 9 (16.98%) Maven
10 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
10 9 (16.98%) Mobile App
11 8 (15.09%) JUnit
11 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
11 8 (15.09%) Welsh Language
11 8 (15.09%) Security Testing
12 7 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (9.43%) MS Office
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.43%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) HTTP
1 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.77%) SSL
1 2 (3.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (43.40%) JIRA
2 12 (22.64%) Selenium
3 11 (20.75%) SoapUI
3 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
4 9 (16.98%) Maven
4 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
4 9 (16.98%) Ant
4 9 (16.98%) CruiseControl
5 8 (15.09%) JUnit
6 6 (11.32%) JBehave
7 3 (5.66%) Calabash
7 3 (5.66%) Subversion
7 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.66%) Mercurial
8 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.77%) Hudson
8 2 (3.77%) Gerrit
General
1 16 (30.19%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Welsh Language
3 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.55%) Advertising
5 3 (5.66%) Banking
6 2 (3.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (54.72%) Analyst
1 29 (54.72%) Test Analyst
2 17 (32.08%) Senior Analyst
2 17 (32.08%) Senior Test Analyst
3 16 (30.19%) Test Engineer
4 13 (24.53%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (1.89%) Software Tester
8 1 (1.89%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) Web Services
2 3 (5.66%) SOAP
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 2 (3.77%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) JSON
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Mobile App
2 6 (11.32%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.77%) DTV
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) UNIX
2 1 (1.89%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (79.25%) Test Scripting
2 40 (75.47%) Test Strategy
3 21 (39.62%) Software Testing
4 12 (22.64%) Performance Testing
4 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.98%) TDD
7 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Security Testing
8 7 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (13.21%) System Testing
8 7 (13.21%) BDD
9 6 (11.32%) SOA
10 5 (9.43%) Scrum
10 5 (9.43%) Data Analysis
11 4 (7.55%) Test Management
12 3 (5.66%) Information Security
13 2 (3.77%) PRINCE
13 2 (3.77%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) Java
2 11 (20.75%) Groovy
3 5 (9.43%) SQL
4 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) XQuery
5 2 (3.77%) XPath
6 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (49.06%) ISTQB
2 24 (45.28%) ISEB
3 11 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 21 (39.62%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) T-Plan
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) Perforce
4 1 (1.89%) Telerik
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