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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 74 61 83
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 38 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.69% 3.17% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 3.80% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 18 32 5
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £35,000 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £44,300 £50,000 £43,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
983 1000 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 82.95% 83.40% 84.35%
Number of salaries quoted 841 864 713
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(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 +3 14 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Newport -14 4 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 £25,000 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (67.57%) Java
3 20 (54.05%) Cucumber
4 19 (51.35%) Ruby
5 18 (48.65%) C#
6 17 (45.95%) TDD
6 17 (45.95%) BDD
7 14 (37.84%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (35.14%) TeamCity
8 13 (35.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (35.14%) Jenkins
8 13 (35.14%) Selenium
8 13 (35.14%) PHP
9 12 (32.43%) Blog
9 12 (32.43%) Hudson
9 12 (32.43%) AnthillPro
10 11 (29.73%) REST
11 10 (27.03%) Scrum
12 9 (24.32%) SoapUI
13 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
13 8 (21.62%) SOAP
14 7 (18.92%) Ant
14 7 (18.92%) Maven
14 7 (18.92%) RSpec
14 7 (18.92%) Gradle
14 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
15 6 (16.22%) JBehave
15 6 (16.22%) Test Management
15 6 (16.22%) Android

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (8.11%) CMS
1 3 (8.11%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (8.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (54.05%) Cucumber
2 13 (35.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 13 (35.14%) Jenkins
2 13 (35.14%) Selenium
2 13 (35.14%) TeamCity
3 12 (32.43%) AnthillPro
3 12 (32.43%) Hudson
4 9 (24.32%) SoapUI
5 7 (18.92%) Ant
5 7 (18.92%) Gradle
5 7 (18.92%) Maven
5 7 (18.92%) RSpec
6 6 (16.22%) JBehave
7 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.81%) Subversion
7 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
8 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (5.41%) JMeter
10 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Games
2 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
1 13 (35.14%) Developer
1 13 (35.14%) Test Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Senior Developer
3 8 (21.62%) Test Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Developer in Test
5 5 (13.51%) Tester
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Mobile Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Software Tester
6 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) C++ Developer
8 1 (2.70%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Technical Specialist
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) REST
2 8 (21.62%) SOAP
3 6 (16.22%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Blog
2 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Digital Media
3 4 (10.81%) DTV
4 1 (2.70%) Fintech
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Android
1 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) BDD
2 17 (45.95%) TDD
3 14 (37.84%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (27.03%) Scrum
5 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Test Management
7 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.81%) API Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing
8 4 (10.81%) OOP
8 4 (10.81%) SDLC
9 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
9 3 (8.11%) Functional Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) Java
2 19 (51.35%) Ruby
3 18 (48.65%) C#
4 13 (35.14%) PHP
5 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 5 (13.51%) Python
6 4 (10.81%) Bash Shell
6 4 (10.81%) Perl
6 4 (10.81%) SQL
7 2 (5.41%) C
7 2 (5.41%) C++
8 1 (2.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISEB
1 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Alterian
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.11%) Sitecore
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) TOWER Software
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago