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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 91 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 19 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.68% 2.07% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 2.54% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 0
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
932 747 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 79.25% 81.28% 71.52%
Number of salaries quoted 832 650 564
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,051 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Monmouthshire -4 4 £46,250 +42.30%
Torfaen -7 4 £36,250 +11.53%
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Finance
3 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
5 8 (36.36%) Java
6 7 (31.82%) ISEB
6 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (31.82%) Performance Testing
7 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Android
7 6 (27.27%) DTV
7 6 (27.27%) QA
7 6 (27.27%) Selenium
8 5 (22.73%) Scrum
8 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
8 5 (22.73%) C#
8 5 (22.73%) C++
8 5 (22.73%) .NET
8 5 (22.73%) Windows
8 5 (22.73%) iPad
9 4 (18.18%) iPhone
9 4 (18.18%) Linux
9 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 4 (18.18%) WPF
9 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
9 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
9 4 (18.18%) WinForms
10 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
10 3 (13.64%) Electronics

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) IGMP
2 2 (9.09%) RTSP
2 2 (9.09%) Multicast
2 2 (9.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) JUnit
2 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
2 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) PhantomJS
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) JBehave
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) MSTest
3 1 (4.55%) Mocha
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.64%) Electronics
3 3 (13.64%) Marketing
3 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
4 1 (4.55%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
1 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Agile C# Developer
3 4 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) WinForms
2 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 4 (18.18%) WPF
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) DTV
2 5 (22.73%) iPad
3 4 (18.18%) iPhone
4 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
4 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Android
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
3 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (31.82%) Performance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
8 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (13.64%) MVC
8 3 (13.64%) Test Management
8 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
9 2 (9.09%) BDD
9 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 2 (9.09%) TDD
9 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
10 1 (4.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
2 5 (22.73%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 3 (13.64%) PHP
3 3 (13.64%) Objective-C
4 2 (9.09%) Ruby
4 2 (9.09%) Korn
4 2 (9.09%) Erlang
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) SAP
1 3 (13.64%) Xamarin
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) TOWER Software
3 1 (4.55%) T-Plan