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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 90 74 80
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 6 28 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.54% 2.22% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 2.64% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6 28 13
Median salary £32,000 £35,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +20.15%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
950 1060 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 86.13% 84.19% 77.86%
Number of salaries quoted 853 903 787
Median salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +1 5 £32,000 +4.06%
Newport -4 1 £47,500 +35.71%
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) ISEB
4 6 (35.29%) QA
5 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
6 4 (23.53%) Business Transformation
6 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
6 4 (23.53%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 4 (23.53%) JMeter
6 4 (23.53%) Advertising
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
7 3 (17.65%) MVC
7 3 (17.65%) HTML
7 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
7 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
7 3 (17.65%) CSS
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) WCF
7 3 (17.65%) jQuery

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
2 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
3 4 (23.53%) JMeter
3 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
4 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.76%) JIRA
6 1 (5.88%) Hudson
6 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (23.53%) Advertising
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) QA Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Digital Transformation
4 3 (17.65%) Software Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Transformation Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Junior
6 1 (5.88%) Junior .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Junior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) jQuery
2 3 (17.65%) JSON
2 3 (17.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Business Transformation
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
4 3 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
6 1 (5.88%) API Testing
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Process Management
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft