The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 67 75 74
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 30 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.45% 1.66% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.13% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 29 18 13
Average salary £35,000 £29,129 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.15% -10.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,980 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,587 £45,500 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,937 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.16% +15.38%
Automation 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
991 890 829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.90% 77.73% 75.78%
Number of salaries quoted 836 795 734
Average salary £37,500 £35,426 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.85% -1.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,930
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the South Wales region.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in South Wales

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in South Wales

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
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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 -8 14 £30,000 +2.99% 2
Newport +3 11 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Torfaen -4 5 £35,000 +22.80%
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 23 (41.07%) ISEB
4 20 (35.71%) Linux
4 20 (35.71%) Python
4 20 (35.71%) Perl
5 19 (33.93%) Java
5 19 (33.93%) Continuous Delivery
6 18 (32.14%) Telecoms
7 17 (30.36%) Web Services
8 16 (28.57%) Finance
8 16 (28.57%) DTV
8 16 (28.57%) Subversion
8 16 (28.57%) Degree
8 16 (28.57%) Test Management
8 16 (28.57%) REST
8 16 (28.57%) API Testing
8 16 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 16 (28.57%) Bash Shell
9 15 (26.79%) Test Automation
9 15 (26.79%) ISTQB
10 14 (25.00%) C#
11 12 (21.43%) Validation
11 12 (21.43%) Banking
12 11 (19.64%) .NET
13 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
13 10 (17.86%) Selenium
13 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
14 9 (16.07%) QA
15 8 (14.29%) Scrum

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) DB2
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Subversion
1 16 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 10 (17.86%) Selenium
3 8 (14.29%) JMeter
4 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.36%) Artifactory
5 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.36%) Maven
5 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.79%) Toad
6 1 (1.79%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 16 (28.57%) Finance
3 12 (21.43%) Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Electronics
5 3 (5.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Analyst
1 22 (39.29%) Test Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) Senior Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) Senior Test Analyst
3 12 (21.43%) Tester
4 11 (19.64%) Software Tester
4 11 (19.64%) Test Leader
5 6 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Software Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Development Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Software Development Manager
7 2 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Developer
7 2 (3.57%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) QA Leader
8 1 (1.79%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) Web Services
2 16 (28.57%) REST
3 11 (19.64%) .NET
4 4 (7.14%) CSS
4 4 (7.14%) HTML
4 4 (7.14%) Ajax
5 1 (1.79%) RESTful
5 1 (1.79%) SOAP
5 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) DTV
2 7 (12.50%) Digital Media
3 4 (7.14%) AS400
3 4 (7.14%) Web 2.0
3 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.71%) Linux
2 5 (8.93%) Windows
3 4 (7.14%) Mac OS X
3 4 (7.14%) Android
3 4 (7.14%) Mac OS
3 4 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.93%) Continuous Delivery
3 16 (28.57%) API Testing
3 16 (28.57%) Test Management
4 15 (26.79%) Test Automation
5 12 (21.43%) Validation
6 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
7 8 (14.29%) Scrum
8 5 (8.93%) Load Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.14%) People Management
9 4 (7.14%) Build Automation
9 4 (7.14%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.14%) OO
10 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Test Planning
10 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 20 (35.71%) Perl
2 20 (35.71%) Python
3 19 (33.93%) Java
4 16 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 14 (25.00%) C#
6 5 (8.93%) C
6 5 (8.93%) SQL
7 4 (7.14%) C++
7 4 (7.14%) Embedded C
7 4 (7.14%) Embedded C++
7 4 (7.14%) Ruby
8 3 (5.36%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.79%) VBScript
9 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (41.07%) ISEB
2 16 (28.57%) Degree
3 15 (26.79%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (3.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) HP
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Telerik
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago