The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 78 81 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.79% 0.88% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.18% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 15
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £35,000 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,300 £40,000 £78,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
822 765 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.99% 74.42% 70.31%
Number of salaries quoted 691 692 589
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,772 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +3 6 £40,500 +1.25% 2
Monmouthshire - 1 £26,000 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 15 (53.57%) Selenium
1 15 (53.57%) SoapUI
2 14 (50.00%) Java
3 13 (46.43%) Android
4 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 11 (39.29%) Oracle
6 10 (35.71%) JUnit
6 10 (35.71%) Web Services
6 10 (35.71%) Groovy
6 10 (35.71%) Jenkins
7 9 (32.14%) Linux
8 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (28.57%) iPad
8 8 (28.57%) BDD
8 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (28.57%) JIRA
9 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
9 7 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (25.00%) TDD
9 7 (25.00%) Windows
9 7 (25.00%) SOA
10 6 (21.43%) Python
10 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
10 6 (21.43%) VMware
10 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
10 6 (21.43%) Node.js
10 6 (21.43%) Digital Media
10 6 (21.43%) Bash Shell
10 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (21.43%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
1 2 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Selenium
1 15 (53.57%) SoapUI
2 10 (35.71%) JUnit
2 10 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 8 (28.57%) JIRA
4 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 6 (21.43%) JBehave
5 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
6 4 (14.29%) Ant
6 4 (14.29%) Maven
6 4 (14.29%) CruiseControl
7 3 (10.71%) eggPlant
7 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (7.14%) Subversion
8 2 (7.14%) Hudson
8 2 (7.14%) Gerrit
8 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
8 2 (7.14%) Mercurial
9 1 (3.57%) Calabash
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
1 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Test Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Agile C# Developer
3 4 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) QA Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) QA Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Test Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Automated Test Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Web Services
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) WinForms
2 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 4 (14.29%) WPF
3 3 (10.71%) HTML
4 2 (7.14%) SOAP
4 2 (7.14%) XML
4 2 (7.14%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) iPad
2 7 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (21.43%) Digital Media
4 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 4 (14.29%) iPhone
5 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Android
2 9 (32.14%) Linux
3 7 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (28.57%) BDD
1 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (25.00%) TDD
2 7 (25.00%) SOA
3 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
3 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Test Management
5 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
5 3 (10.71%) Code Coverage
6 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
6 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 2 (7.14%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 10 (35.71%) Groovy
4 6 (21.43%) Python
4 6 (21.43%) Bash Shell
5 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) C#
6 4 (14.29%) Objective-C
7 2 (7.14%) XQuery
7 2 (7.14%) VBScript
7 2 (7.14%) VB
7 2 (7.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (7.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (21.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) MKS
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