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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 74 91 70
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 22 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.91% 0.74% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 0.89% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 22 5 13
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £49,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
906 1006 757
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 78.71% 82.80% 83.92%
Number of salaries quoted 784 878 648
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,148 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 - 18 £48,500 - 1
Newport - 3 £35,000 - 1
Torfaen -3 1 £37,500 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 33 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (80.56%) Java
3 26 (72.22%) Ruby
4 25 (69.44%) Cucumber
5 16 (44.44%) REST
6 13 (36.11%) TeamCity
6 13 (36.11%) Selenium
6 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (36.11%) TDD
6 13 (36.11%) Hudson
6 13 (36.11%) Jenkins
7 12 (33.33%) JBehave
7 12 (33.33%) Blog
7 12 (33.33%) AnthillPro
7 12 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (33.33%) BDD
7 12 (33.33%) C#
7 12 (33.33%) PHP
7 12 (33.33%) SOAP
8 7 (19.44%) Maven
8 7 (19.44%) Ant
8 7 (19.44%) RSpec
8 7 (19.44%) SoapUI
8 7 (19.44%) Gradle
9 5 (13.89%) Apple iOS
9 5 (13.89%) Linux
9 5 (13.89%) Python
9 5 (13.89%) SQL
9 5 (13.89%) Android
10 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (69.44%) Cucumber
2 13 (36.11%) Hudson
2 13 (36.11%) Jenkins
2 13 (36.11%) Selenium
2 13 (36.11%) TeamCity
3 12 (33.33%) AnthillPro
3 12 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (33.33%) JBehave
4 7 (19.44%) Ant
4 7 (19.44%) Gradle
4 7 (19.44%) Maven
4 7 (19.44%) RSpec
4 7 (19.44%) SoapUI
5 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 4 (11.11%) Subversion
6 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Analyst
2 15 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 13 (36.11%) Developer
4 12 (33.33%) Senior Developer
5 10 (27.78%) Automation Analyst
6 9 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (19.44%) Test Engineer
8 6 (16.67%) Developer in Test
9 4 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 3 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
10 3 (8.33%) Software Tester
10 3 (8.33%) Tester
11 2 (5.56%) QA Analyst
12 1 (2.78%) C Developer
12 1 (2.78%) C++ Developer
12 1 (2.78%) QA Test Analyst
12 1 (2.78%) Software Analyst
12 1 (2.78%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) REST
2 12 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Blog
2 3 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 3 (8.33%) DTV
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Android
1 5 (13.89%) Apple iOS
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (36.11%) TDD
3 12 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.33%) API Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Scrum
5 3 (8.33%) SDLC
5 3 (8.33%) Test Management
6 2 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.78%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.78%) Functional Programming
7 1 (2.78%) Functional Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (80.56%) Java
2 26 (72.22%) Ruby
3 12 (33.33%) C#
3 12 (33.33%) PHP
4 5 (13.89%) Python
4 5 (13.89%) SQL
5 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 4 (11.11%) Perl
6 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.56%) C++
8 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (8.33%) ISEB
1 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago