The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 62 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 24 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.91% 2.21% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 3.01% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 30 19 2
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £100,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -65.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
849 798 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 74.93% 73.62% 72.75%
Number of salaries quoted 761 704 542
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
Wales

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 18 £45,500 +30.00% 1
Newport +8 7 £32,000 +6.66%
Torfaen - 3 £30,500 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 27 (65.85%) Java
2 24 (58.54%) Selenium
3 23 (56.10%) Groovy
3 23 (56.10%) SoapUI
4 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (46.34%) Jenkins
5 17 (41.46%) Web Services
6 16 (39.02%) JUnit
6 16 (39.02%) TDD
7 15 (36.59%) BDD
8 14 (34.15%) Android
9 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (31.71%) Mobile App
10 12 (29.27%) WebDriver
10 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
11 11 (26.83%) SOAP
11 11 (26.83%) Maven
11 11 (26.83%) Finance
11 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
11 11 (26.83%) Calabash
11 11 (26.83%) Apple iOS
12 10 (24.39%) JBehave
12 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
12 10 (24.39%) CruiseControl
12 10 (24.39%) Ant
12 10 (24.39%) SQL
13 9 (21.95%) Windows
13 9 (21.95%) SOA
13 9 (21.95%) eggPlant
14 8 (19.51%) Cucumber

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) HTTP
2 2 (4.88%) SSL
2 2 (4.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Big Data
1 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (58.54%) Selenium
2 23 (56.10%) SoapUI
3 19 (46.34%) Jenkins
4 16 (39.02%) JUnit
5 12 (29.27%) WebDriver
6 11 (26.83%) Maven
6 11 (26.83%) Calabash
7 10 (24.39%) CruiseControl
7 10 (24.39%) Ant
7 10 (24.39%) JBehave
8 9 (21.95%) eggPlant
9 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
10 6 (14.63%) Robotium
10 6 (14.63%) JIRA
11 3 (7.32%) Subversion
11 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
11 3 (7.32%) Mercurial
12 2 (4.88%) Hudson
12 2 (4.88%) Gerrit
13 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Advertising
4 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.44%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Test Engineer
2 15 (36.59%) Automation Engineer
2 15 (36.59%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Test Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Technical Test Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.88%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.88%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.44%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) Web Services
2 11 (26.83%) SOAP
3 6 (14.63%) REST
4 4 (9.76%) XML
5 2 (4.88%) HTML
5 2 (4.88%) JSON
5 2 (4.88%) RESTful
6 1 (2.44%) WPF
6 1 (2.44%) .NET
6 1 (2.44%) WinForms
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Mobile App
2 8 (19.51%) Blackberry
3 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (17.07%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (9.76%) iPad
5 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
6 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
6 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.44%) iPhone
7 1 (2.44%) Replication
7 1 (2.44%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Android
2 11 (26.83%) Apple iOS
3 9 (21.95%) Windows
4 4 (9.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) TDD
3 15 (36.59%) BDD
4 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
6 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
7 9 (21.95%) SOA
8 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Scrum
9 6 (14.63%) Test Strategy
10 5 (12.20%) Code Coverage
10 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis
11 4 (9.76%) Automation Testing
12 3 (7.32%) Product Management
12 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
13 2 (4.88%) Validation
13 2 (4.88%) Quality Management
13 2 (4.88%) Test Management
13 2 (4.88%) QMS
14 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (65.85%) Java
2 23 (56.10%) Groovy
3 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 10 (24.39%) SQL
5 8 (19.51%) Python
5 8 (19.51%) Perl
6 7 (17.07%) Bash Shell
6 7 (17.07%) Korn
7 5 (12.20%) C#
8 2 (4.88%) XPath
8 2 (4.88%) XQuery
9 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.44%) Ruby
9 1 (2.44%) PHP
9 1 (2.44%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.76%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) ISEB
4 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) HP
2 1 (2.44%) T-Plan
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