The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 77 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 13 33 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.16% 2.60% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 3.11% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11 32 18
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,300 £30,350
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £37,950
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Test Automation
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
962 1061 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 86.12% 83.74% 78.26%
Number of salaries quoted 866 907 789
Median salary £39,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.75% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Test Automation
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South Wales region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in South Wales

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in South Wales

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 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 +7 10 £37,500 +15.38%
Newport +5 2 £50,750 +45.00% 1
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Selenium
3 13 (43.33%) Scrum
4 12 (40.00%) TDD
4 12 (40.00%) QA
5 11 (36.67%) ISEB
6 10 (33.33%) Java
6 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 10 (33.33%) BDD
7 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 9 (30.00%) Manual Testing
8 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
8 8 (26.67%) C#
8 8 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (23.33%) SOAP
9 7 (23.33%) Functional Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (20.00%) REST
10 6 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (20.00%) SQL
10 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
11 5 (16.67%) SDLC
11 5 (16.67%) Web Services
11 5 (16.67%) OOP
12 4 (13.33%) Python
12 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
12 4 (13.33%) Microsoft

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) CMS
1 4 (13.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (13.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (10.00%) Hudson
5 3 (10.00%) JBehave
5 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.67%) Appium
6 2 (6.67%) Calabash
6 2 (6.67%) eggPlant
6 2 (6.67%) JUnit
6 2 (6.67%) Ranorex
6 2 (6.67%) Robotium
6 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.33%) JMeter
7 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.33%) PhantomJS
7 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
1 12 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) QA Specialist
6 3 (10.00%) QA Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Software QA Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Developer in Test
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) SOAP
2 6 (20.00%) REST
3 5 (16.67%) Web Services
4 3 (10.00%) .NET
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.67%) RESTful
5 2 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Fintech
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.33%) Blog
3 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.33%) Digital TV
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Android
1 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) CentOS
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Scrum
3 12 (40.00%) TDD
4 10 (33.33%) BDD
5 9 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (23.33%) Functional Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (16.67%) OOP
9 5 (16.67%) SDLC
10 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Test Management
11 3 (10.00%) Agile Testing
11 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
11 3 (10.00%) Project Management
11 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) C#
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) Python
4 4 (13.33%) Ruby
5 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.00%) C++
5 3 (10.00%) Perl
5 3 (10.00%) PHP
6 2 (6.67%) Korn
6 2 (6.67%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) ISEB
2 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Alterian
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.33%) Sitecore
2 3 (10.00%) TOWER Software
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
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