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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 82 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 37 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.80% 3.02% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 3.61% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8 34 30
Median salary £41,250 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £31,175
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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
941 1024 902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 83.72% 83.59% 78.64%
Number of salaries quoted 839 862 807
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,650 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +6 8 £40,000 +10.34% 4
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Selenium
3 12 (41.38%) Scrum
3 12 (41.38%) Java
4 10 (34.48%) TDD
4 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
4 10 (34.48%) QA
5 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
5 9 (31.03%) ISEB
5 9 (31.03%) C#
5 9 (31.03%) BDD
5 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (27.59%) REST
6 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
7 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Web Services
8 6 (20.69%) SOAP
8 6 (20.69%) Ruby
8 6 (20.69%) Test Management
8 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
8 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
8 6 (20.69%) SDLC
8 6 (20.69%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (17.24%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
9 5 (17.24%) WebDriver
9 5 (17.24%) OOP
9 5 (17.24%) SQL

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 (13.79%) CMS
1 4 (13.79%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (13.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Selenium
2 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
3 5 (17.24%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
4 3 (10.34%) JBehave
4 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.34%) Subversion
4 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
5 2 (6.90%) AnthillPro
5 2 (6.90%) Appium
5 2 (6.90%) Calabash
5 2 (6.90%) eggPlant
5 2 (6.90%) Hudson
5 2 (6.90%) JMeter
5 2 (6.90%) Robotium
6 1 (3.45%) Mocha
6 1 (3.45%) RSpec
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
1 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Tester
3 5 (17.24%) Software Tester
3 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) QA Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) REST
2 7 (24.14%) Web Services
3 6 (20.69%) SOAP
4 2 (6.90%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Digital Media
2 3 (10.34%) Digital TV
3 2 (6.90%) Blog
3 2 (6.90%) Fintech
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Android
1 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Scrum
3 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
3 10 (34.48%) TDD
4 9 (31.03%) BDD
5 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
6 6 (20.69%) SDLC
6 6 (20.69%) Test Management
6 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
7 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (17.24%) OOP
7 5 (17.24%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Automation Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) Ruby
4 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.79%) Python
6 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.34%) Perl
6 3 (10.34%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) C
7 1 (3.45%) C++
7 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) ISEB
1 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Alterian
1 4 (13.79%) Sitecore
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) TOWER Software
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