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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 74 69 79
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 20 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.79% 1.74% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.31% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 1
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
819 866 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 73.32% 75.50% 73.68%
Number of salaries quoted 744 773 579
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,096 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
(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 -12 9 £37,500 +11.11% 1
Newport +15 6 £32,000 +16.36%
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 28 (62.22%) Java
2 25 (55.56%) Selenium
3 23 (51.11%) Groovy
3 23 (51.11%) SoapUI
4 20 (44.44%) Jenkins
5 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (37.78%) JUnit
6 17 (37.78%) TDD
7 16 (35.56%) Web Services
8 15 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 14 (31.11%) Android
9 14 (31.11%) BDD
10 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
10 13 (28.89%) Finance
10 13 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (28.89%) Mobile App
11 12 (26.67%) Regression Testing
11 12 (26.67%) WebDriver
11 12 (26.67%) Apple iOS
12 11 (24.44%) SQL
12 11 (24.44%) SOAP
12 11 (24.44%) Maven
12 11 (24.44%) Automated Testing
13 10 (22.22%) Ant
13 10 (22.22%) CruiseControl
13 10 (22.22%) JBehave
13 10 (22.22%) Test Strategy
13 10 (22.22%) Calabash
14 9 (20.00%) Perl
14 9 (20.00%) SOA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) HTTP
2 2 (4.44%) SSL
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Big Data
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (55.56%) Selenium
2 23 (51.11%) SoapUI
3 20 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 17 (37.78%) JUnit
5 12 (26.67%) WebDriver
6 11 (24.44%) Maven
7 10 (22.22%) CruiseControl
7 10 (22.22%) Ant
7 10 (22.22%) JBehave
7 10 (22.22%) Calabash
8 9 (20.00%) eggPlant
8 9 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 7 (15.56%) JIRA
10 6 (13.33%) Robotium
11 3 (6.67%) Subversion
11 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
11 3 (6.67%) Mercurial
12 2 (4.44%) Hudson
12 2 (4.44%) Gerrit
13 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Advertising
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Welsh Language
4 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Test Engineer
2 17 (37.78%) Automation Engineer
2 17 (37.78%) Test Automation Engineer
3 10 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 10 (22.22%) Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Tester
8 2 (4.44%) QA Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) Web Services
2 11 (24.44%) SOAP
3 6 (13.33%) REST
4 4 (8.89%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) JSON
5 2 (4.44%) RESTful
5 2 (4.44%) HTML
6 1 (2.22%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Mobile App
2 8 (17.78%) Blackberry
3 7 (15.56%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (15.56%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (8.89%) iPad
4 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.44%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Android
2 12 (26.67%) Apple iOS
3 8 (17.78%) Windows
4 6 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (4.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) TDD
3 15 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 14 (31.11%) BDD
5 13 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (26.67%) Regression Testing
7 11 (24.44%) Automated Testing
8 10 (22.22%) Test Strategy
9 9 (20.00%) SOA
9 9 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Scrum
11 5 (11.11%) Code Coverage
11 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
12 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
12 4 (8.89%) Product Management
13 3 (6.67%) Automation Testing
13 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
14 2 (4.44%) Quality Management
14 2 (4.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) Java
2 23 (51.11%) Groovy
3 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
4 11 (24.44%) SQL
5 9 (20.00%) Perl
6 8 (17.78%) Python
6 8 (17.78%) Bash Shell
7 7 (15.56%) Korn
8 4 (8.89%) C#
9 2 (4.44%) XPath
9 2 (4.44%) Erlang
9 2 (4.44%) XQuery
9 2 (4.44%) Ruby
9 2 (4.44%) PHP
10 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) ISEB
1 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) T-Plan
3 1 (2.22%) HP
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