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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 79 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 42 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.05% 3.46% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 4.13% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 11 37 28
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £31,775
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,900 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
953 1018 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 83.60% 83.86% 80.41%
Number of salaries quoted 834 854 779
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +11 10 £40,000 - 1
Newport -16 1 £36,000 +2.85%
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £25,000 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) Java
3 18 (46.15%) TDD
4 17 (43.59%) C#
4 17 (43.59%) Cucumber
4 17 (43.59%) BDD
5 16 (41.03%) Ruby
6 14 (35.90%) Selenium
7 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (30.77%) Scrum
9 11 (28.21%) PHP
9 11 (28.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (28.21%) TeamCity
9 11 (28.21%) Jenkins
10 10 (25.64%) REST
10 10 (25.64%) Hudson
10 10 (25.64%) AnthillPro
10 10 (25.64%) Blog
11 9 (23.08%) QA
11 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
11 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
11 9 (23.08%) ISEB
11 9 (23.08%) SoapUI
11 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (17.95%) Gradle
12 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
12 7 (17.95%) RSpec
12 7 (17.95%) SOAP
12 7 (17.95%) Web Services
12 7 (17.95%) Ant

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.26%) CMS
1 4 (10.26%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (10.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Cucumber
2 14 (35.90%) Selenium
3 11 (28.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (28.21%) Jenkins
3 11 (28.21%) TeamCity
4 10 (25.64%) AnthillPro
4 10 (25.64%) Hudson
5 9 (23.08%) SoapUI
6 7 (17.95%) Ant
6 7 (17.95%) Gradle
6 7 (17.95%) Maven
6 7 (17.95%) RSpec
7 5 (12.82%) JBehave
7 5 (12.82%) WebDriver
8 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
8 4 (10.26%) Subversion
9 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (5.13%) Appium
10 2 (5.13%) Calabash
10 2 (5.13%) eggPlant
General
1 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
1 13 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Senior Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Tester
5 5 (12.82%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Software Tester
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Mobile Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Developer in Test
8 2 (5.13%) QA Specialist
8 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Software QA Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Technical Specialist
9 1 (2.56%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) REST
2 7 (17.95%) SOAP
2 7 (17.95%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) RESTful
3 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Blog
2 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.26%) Digital Media
3 4 (10.26%) DTV
4 2 (5.13%) Fintech
4 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Android
1 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) TDD
3 17 (43.59%) BDD
4 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (30.77%) Scrum
6 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 6 (15.38%) SDLC
8 6 (15.38%) Test Management
8 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (12.82%) OOP
9 5 (12.82%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (10.26%) API Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
11 3 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (58.97%) Java
2 17 (43.59%) C#
3 16 (41.03%) Ruby
4 11 (28.21%) PHP
5 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.82%) Python
6 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
6 4 (10.26%) Perl
6 4 (10.26%) SQL
7 1 (2.56%) C
7 1 (2.56%) C++
7 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) ISEB
1 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Alterian
1 4 (10.26%) Sitecore
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) TOWER Software
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle