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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 74 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 13 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.22% 1.00% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.26% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 0
Average salary £32,500 £35,065 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.31% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -2.59%
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
808 949 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 75.73% 78.95% 73.67%
Number of salaries quoted 711 850 616
Average salary £36,000 £35,065 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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 +2 8 £29,129 -10.37%
Newport +12 4 £34,000 -3.03% 3
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Scrum
3 12 (44.44%) ISEB
4 11 (40.74%) Regression Testing
4 11 (40.74%) Selenium
5 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 9 (33.33%) Java
5 9 (33.33%) Banking
6 8 (29.63%) TDD
6 8 (29.63%) Validation
6 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
6 8 (29.63%) Degree
6 8 (29.63%) BDD
7 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
7 6 (22.22%) User Stories
7 6 (22.22%) JIRA
7 6 (22.22%) Android
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) Web Services
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) Groovy
8 5 (18.52%) Multimedia
8 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
8 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
8 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
9 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (14.81%) JBehave
9 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
9 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
9 4 (14.81%) T-Plan

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
4 4 (14.81%) JBehave
5 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 3 (11.11%) Calabash
5 3 (11.11%) eggPlant
5 3 (11.11%) JUnit
6 2 (7.41%) JMeter
6 2 (7.41%) Robotium
7 1 (3.70%) CruiseControl
7 1 (3.70%) Subversion
7 1 (3.70%) Maven
7 1 (3.70%) Ant
7 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 9 (33.33%) Banking
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
3 5 (18.52%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Test Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Graduate
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Junior
6 1 (3.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) SOAP
3 3 (11.11%) HTML
4 2 (7.41%) REST
5 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
2 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Android
1 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 4 (14.81%) UNIX
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Scrum
3 11 (40.74%) Regression Testing
4 8 (29.63%) TDD
4 8 (29.63%) Validation
4 8 (29.63%) BDD
5 6 (22.22%) User Stories
6 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
6 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
6 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
6 4 (14.81%) B2B
6 4 (14.81%) B2C
7 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
8 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Android Development
8 2 (7.41%) iOS Development
9 1 (3.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) Groovy
4 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
4 4 (14.81%) Korn
4 4 (14.81%) C++
5 3 (11.11%) Ruby
5 3 (11.11%) Python
6 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.70%) Perl
7 1 (3.70%) C
7 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) ISEB
2 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
2 8 (29.63%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) HP
1 4 (14.81%) T-Plan
2 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
Newport, Gwent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago