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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 76 78 85
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 27 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.13% 1.27% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.66% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 9
Average salary £35,000 £29,129 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.15% -10.37%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1044 842 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 82.33% 76.34% 78.84%
Number of salaries quoted 900 766 794
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £48,110
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -15 12 £30,750 +5.56%
Newport -6 10 £35,000 +2.94%
Torfaen +4 5 £35,000 +45.83%
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 42 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (55.77%) JavaScript
3 24 (46.15%) Perl
3 24 (46.15%) Java
3 24 (46.15%) Linux
3 24 (46.15%) Python
3 24 (46.15%) Continuous Delivery
4 22 (42.31%) Web Services
5 21 (40.38%) Subversion
5 21 (40.38%) DTV
5 21 (40.38%) API Testing
5 21 (40.38%) Test Management
5 21 (40.38%) Git (software)
5 21 (40.38%) Bash Shell
5 21 (40.38%) REST
6 20 (38.46%) ISEB
7 19 (36.54%) Telecoms
8 15 (28.85%) Test Automation
9 12 (23.08%) Digital Media
9 12 (23.08%) Degree
9 12 (23.08%) Finance
9 12 (23.08%) C#
10 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
10 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
11 9 (17.31%) Scrum
11 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
11 9 (17.31%) .NET
12 8 (15.38%) Validation
12 8 (15.38%) Banking
13 7 (13.46%) Selenium

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) DB2
2 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 21 (40.38%) Subversion
1 21 (40.38%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.46%) Selenium
3 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.69%) JMeter
4 3 (5.77%) Maven
4 3 (5.77%) Artifactory
4 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.92%) Toad
6 1 (1.92%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (36.54%) Telecoms
2 12 (23.08%) Finance
3 8 (15.38%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Analyst
1 21 (40.38%) Test Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Tester
3 11 (21.15%) Software Tester
3 11 (21.15%) Test Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) Automation Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) Test Automation Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) Senior Test Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.77%) Development Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Software Development Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Software Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) QA Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Senior QA Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Senior QA Test Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (42.31%) Web Services
2 21 (40.38%) REST
3 9 (17.31%) .NET
4 3 (5.77%) CSS
4 3 (5.77%) HTML
4 3 (5.77%) Ajax
5 1 (1.92%) RESTful
5 1 (1.92%) SOAP
5 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) DTV
2 12 (23.08%) Digital Media
3 6 (11.54%) AS400
4 3 (5.77%) Web 2.0
4 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Mac OS X
2 5 (9.62%) Android
2 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.69%) Windows
4 3 (5.77%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (46.15%) Continuous Delivery
3 21 (40.38%) API Testing
3 21 (40.38%) Test Management
4 15 (28.85%) Test Automation
5 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
6 9 (17.31%) Scrum
7 8 (15.38%) Validation
8 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
8 6 (11.54%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.77%) Automated Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Load Testing
10 3 (5.77%) OO
10 3 (5.77%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.77%) Build Automation
10 3 (5.77%) Test Planning
10 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.77%) People Management
11 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (55.77%) JavaScript
2 24 (46.15%) Perl
2 24 (46.15%) Java
2 24 (46.15%) Python
3 21 (40.38%) Bash Shell
4 12 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (5.77%) C++
5 3 (5.77%) C
5 3 (5.77%) SQL
5 3 (5.77%) Embedded C
5 3 (5.77%) Embedded C++
5 3 (5.77%) Ruby
6 1 (1.92%) VBScript
6 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) ISEB
2 12 (23.08%) Degree
3 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (3.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.92%) HP
2 1 (1.92%) Telerik