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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 76 83 88
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 24 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.03% 1.28% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 1.56% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 18 10 6
Average salary £33,750 £33,250 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,129 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,950 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +7.35%
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
966 899 793
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 81.52% 82.48% 74.25%
Number of salaries quoted 827 776 707
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,614 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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
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 29 May 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 +2 13 £30,000 -10.44% 1
Newport - 9 £35,000 - 1
Torfaen -13 2 £29,250 -11.36% 1
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) ISEB
3 16 (36.36%) Finance
3 16 (36.36%) Degree
4 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
5 13 (29.55%) Perl
5 13 (29.55%) Python
5 13 (29.55%) Linux
6 12 (27.27%) Banking
6 12 (27.27%) Validation
6 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
7 11 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
9 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
9 9 (20.45%) Bash Shell
9 9 (20.45%) REST
9 9 (20.45%) QA
9 9 (20.45%) Test Management
9 9 (20.45%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (20.45%) Subversion
9 9 (20.45%) DTV
9 9 (20.45%) C#
9 9 (20.45%) Java
9 9 (20.45%) .NET
9 9 (20.45%) Web Services
10 8 (18.18%) Selenium
10 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
11 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
12 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
13 5 (11.36%) Windows

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQLPlus
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
1 9 (20.45%) Subversion
2 8 (18.18%) Selenium
3 4 (9.09%) JMeter
4 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.27%) Toad
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Banking
3 11 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.09%) Electronics
5 2 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Analyst
1 21 (47.73%) Test Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Senior Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Tester
4 7 (15.91%) Test Leader
4 7 (15.91%) Software Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Development Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Software Development Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Software Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Developer
7 2 (4.55%) QA Leader
8 1 (2.27%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) REST
1 9 (20.45%) .NET
1 9 (20.45%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) HTML
2 4 (9.09%) CSS
2 4 (9.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) DTV
2 4 (9.09%) Web 2.0
2 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Windows
3 4 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.55%) Android
4 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.27%) Validation
3 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 9 (20.45%) Test Management
4 9 (20.45%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Scrum
8 4 (9.09%) OO
8 4 (9.09%) Build Automation
8 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.09%) People Management
9 3 (6.82%) Test Planning
9 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.55%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.55%) Six Sigma
10 2 (4.55%) User Stories
10 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.55%) Load Testing
11 1 (2.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
2 13 (29.55%) Perl
2 13 (29.55%) Python
3 9 (20.45%) Bash Shell
3 9 (20.45%) C#
3 9 (20.45%) Java
4 5 (11.36%) C
4 5 (11.36%) SQL
5 4 (9.09%) C++
5 4 (9.09%) Embedded C
5 4 (9.09%) Embedded C++
5 4 (9.09%) Ruby
6 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.27%) VBScript
7 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) ISEB
2 16 (36.36%) Degree
3 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (4.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) HP
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Telerik
Cwmbran, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £43000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago