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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 83 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 23 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.06% 1.99% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 2.45% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 0
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +5.62%
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
868 939 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 76.75% 81.16% 66.81%
Number of salaries quoted 752 844 556
Average salary £36,000 £37,565 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +7.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,433 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,110 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -10 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Monmouthshire -3 4 £46,250 -7.50%
Torfaen -4 2 £36,250 +11.53%
Newport +10 1 £38,500 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Java
3 12 (42.86%) Finance
3 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 11 (39.29%) Selenium
5 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
6 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
7 8 (28.57%) JUnit
7 8 (28.57%) ISEB
7 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (28.57%) Android
8 7 (25.00%) iPad
9 6 (21.43%) SQL
9 6 (21.43%) Scrum
9 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
9 6 (21.43%) QA
9 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (17.86%) C#
10 5 (17.86%) C++
10 5 (17.86%) Perl
10 5 (17.86%) .NET
10 5 (17.86%) Windows
10 5 (17.86%) Linux
10 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
10 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
10 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
11 4 (14.29%) PHP
11 4 (14.29%) Python

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) GitHub
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Selenium
2 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
3 8 (28.57%) JUnit
4 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
5 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
5 3 (10.71%) Spock
6 2 (7.14%) JIRA
7 1 (3.57%) JMeter
7 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.57%) JBehave
7 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.57%) MSTest
7 1 (3.57%) Mocha
7 1 (3.57%) PhantomJS
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) Electronics
3 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Welsh Language
5 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
1 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
1 9 (32.14%) Test Engineer
1 9 (32.14%) Automation Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Developer
4 4 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Agile C# Developer
4 4 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) WinForms
2 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 4 (14.29%) WPF
3 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) iPad
2 4 (14.29%) iPhone
2 4 (14.29%) DTV
3 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Android
2 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
3 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
4 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Scrum
5 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.71%) TDD
8 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
8 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (10.71%) MVC
8 3 (10.71%) Product Management
9 2 (7.14%) BDD
9 2 (7.14%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Java
2 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) Perl
4 5 (17.86%) C#
4 5 (17.86%) C++
5 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 4 (14.29%) PHP
5 4 (14.29%) Python
6 3 (10.71%) Erlang
6 3 (10.71%) Ruby
6 3 (10.71%) Korn
6 3 (10.71%) Objective-C
6 3 (10.71%) Groovy
7 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
1 3 (10.71%) SAP
1 3 (10.71%) Xamarin
2 2 (7.14%) T-Plan
3 1 (3.57%) TOWER Software
3 1 (3.57%) HP