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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 52 65 63
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 41 32 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.34% 2.87% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% 3.63% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 38 28 17
Average salary £35,000 £36,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
987 882 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.31% 79.10% 75.07%
Number of salaries quoted 824 768 689
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
Torfaen +8 21 £35,000 +14.75%
Newport -1 13 £35,000 +9.37%
Cardiff -18 4 £44,500 -6.80%
Monmouthshire - 2 £43,750 - 1
Bridgend - 1 £37,500 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 71 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (57.75%) DTV
3 36 (50.70%) Linux
4 34 (47.89%) Perl
5 28 (39.44%) QA
5 28 (39.44%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (36.62%) Test Management
7 25 (35.21%) Software Testing
7 25 (35.21%) Web Services
8 24 (33.80%) Python
9 23 (32.39%) Bash Shell
10 22 (30.99%) Java
10 22 (30.99%) JavaScript
11 21 (29.58%) Selenium
11 21 (29.58%) Automated Testing
11 21 (29.58%) REST
12 20 (28.17%) Degree
13 19 (26.76%) SQL
14 18 (25.35%) Scrum
14 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (23.94%) SDLC
15 17 (23.94%) Telecoms
15 17 (23.94%) Git (software)
16 16 (22.54%) Subversion
16 16 (22.54%) ISEB
16 16 (22.54%) Continuous Delivery
17 15 (21.13%) Cucumber
17 15 (21.13%) Automation Testing
18 14 (19.72%) Finance
18 14 (19.72%) PHP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (4.23%) IIS
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Office
2 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) PaaS
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.90%) TCP/IP
2 11 (15.49%) IGMP
2 11 (15.49%) SNMP
2 11 (15.49%) RTSP
2 11 (15.49%) Multicast
2 11 (15.49%) Unicast
3 5 (7.04%) HTTP
4 2 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
1 7 (9.86%) Big Data
2 6 (8.45%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (29.58%) Selenium
2 17 (23.94%) Git (software)
3 16 (22.54%) Subversion
4 15 (21.13%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.86%) Behat
5 7 (9.86%) JIRA
6 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.82%) JMeter
8 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.82%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.82%) Hudson
9 1 (1.41%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.41%) JUnit
General
1 17 (23.94%) Telecoms
2 14 (19.72%) Finance
3 11 (15.49%) Marketing
4 6 (8.45%) Advertising
5 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
5 5 (7.04%) Electronics
6 3 (4.23%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Analyst
2 19 (26.76%) Tester
3 15 (21.13%) QA Analyst
4 12 (16.90%) Test Automation Engineer
4 12 (16.90%) Automation Engineer
4 12 (16.90%) Test Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) Team Leader
5 11 (15.49%) Test Team Leader
6 10 (14.08%) Software Tester
6 10 (14.08%) Test Analyst
7 8 (11.27%) Developer
7 8 (11.27%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (11.27%) Senior QA Analyst
7 8 (11.27%) Quality Analyst
8 7 (9.86%) Automated Tester
8 7 (9.86%) QA Tester
9 6 (8.45%) Senior Tester
9 6 (8.45%) Senior QA Tester
10 5 (7.04%) Agile C# Developer
10 5 (7.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.21%) Web Services
2 21 (29.58%) REST
3 11 (15.49%) .NET
4 7 (9.86%) RESTful
5 5 (7.04%) WPF
5 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.04%) SOAP
5 5 (7.04%) XML
5 5 (7.04%) WinForms
5 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.82%) JSON
6 2 (2.82%) Velocity
6 2 (2.82%) STL
6 2 (2.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 41 (57.75%) DTV
2 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (15.49%) Client/Server
4 6 (8.45%) Digital Media
5 5 (7.04%) iPhone
5 5 (7.04%) iPad
6 4 (5.63%) User Experience
7 2 (2.82%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (50.70%) Linux
2 11 (15.49%) Windows
3 6 (8.45%) UNIX
3 6 (8.45%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (39.44%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (36.62%) Test Management
4 25 (35.21%) Software Testing
5 21 (29.58%) Automated Testing
6 18 (25.35%) Scrum
7 17 (23.94%) SDLC
8 16 (22.54%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (21.13%) Automation Testing
10 14 (19.72%) API Testing
11 11 (15.49%) Manual Testing
12 10 (14.08%) Cyber Security
13 8 (11.27%) TDD
14 7 (9.86%) Web Design
14 7 (9.86%) Regression Testing
14 7 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (9.86%) Bug Management
14 7 (9.86%) Responsive Web Design
15 6 (8.45%) Mobile Marketing
15 6 (8.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.89%) Perl
2 24 (33.80%) Python
3 23 (32.39%) Bash Shell
4 22 (30.99%) Java
4 22 (30.99%) JavaScript
5 19 (26.76%) SQL
6 14 (19.72%) PHP
7 11 (15.49%) C#
7 11 (15.49%) C++
7 11 (15.49%) Korn
8 9 (12.68%) Ruby
9 3 (4.23%) Erlang
10 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.41%) C
11 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (28.17%) Degree
2 16 (22.54%) ISEB
3 7 (9.86%) HND
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (39.44%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.04%) SAP
3 5 (7.04%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.41%) Telerik
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