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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 92 81 82
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 9 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.76% 0.67% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.82% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 0
Average salary £29,129 £40,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.07% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
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
940 729 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 79.66% 81.82% 72.34%
Number of salaries quoted 836 636 580
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 £29,000 £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%

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 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 -10 8 £29,129 -28.07%
Newport +2 1 £27,500 -24.27%
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Selenium
3 6 (35.29%) Degree
3 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) ISEB
4 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 5 (29.41%) User Stories
5 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Banking
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
5 4 (23.53%) Validation
6 3 (17.65%) HP
6 3 (17.65%) JMeter
6 3 (17.65%) C++
6 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
7 2 (11.76%) Multimedia
7 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Ruby
7 2 (11.76%) Korn
7 2 (11.76%) HTTP
7 2 (11.76%) Linux

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) JBehave
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.76%) Multimedia
3 2 (11.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Graduate
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Graduate C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
3 5 (29.41%) User Stories
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Validation
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.88%) Line Management
7 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C++
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
2 2 (11.76%) Korn
2 2 (11.76%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 5 (29.41%) ISEB
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft