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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 80 73 83
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 17 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.39% 0.36% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.45% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 17 0 2
Average salary £32,500 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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
981 662 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.48% 79.95% 76.02%
Number of salaries quoted 850 553 629
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 £27,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,000 £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
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 February 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 27 February 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 -14 12 £29,129 - 3
Newport - 5 £43,000 - 1
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Selenium
3 10 (41.67%) Degree
4 9 (37.50%) Finance
4 9 (37.50%) ISEB
5 7 (29.17%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
5 7 (29.17%) HP
5 7 (29.17%) Validation
5 7 (29.17%) JMeter
5 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
5 7 (29.17%) Banking
6 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
7 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
8 4 (16.67%) User Stories
8 4 (16.67%) Advertising
9 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 3 (12.50%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Load Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
10 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
10 2 (8.33%) VCP4
10 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
10 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) JMeter
3 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.17%) JUnit
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) JBehave
4 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
1 13 (54.17%) Test Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 7 (29.17%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) QA Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Graduate
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Graduate C++ Developer
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Validation
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
5 4 (16.67%) User Stories
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Load Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
8 1 (4.17%) Line Management
8 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.17%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.17%) BDD
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C#
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.17%) C++
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Degree
2 9 (37.50%) ISEB
3 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.33%) VCP4
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
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