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 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 71 89 83
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 25 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.34% 0.74% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 0.90% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 23 8 12
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,750 £30,525
10% offered a salary of more than £42,300 £36,800 £47,250
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
940 888 923
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 88.01% 82.60% 81.32%
Number of salaries quoted 829 775 763
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +15 22 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Newport - 2 £62,500 - 1
Blaenau Gwent - 1 - -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) Selenium
3 19 (50.00%) Scrum
4 15 (39.47%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (34.21%) TDD
6 12 (31.58%) .NET
7 10 (26.32%) QA
8 9 (23.68%) Manual Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Functional Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Mentoring
8 9 (23.68%) C#
8 9 (23.68%) SQL
8 9 (23.68%) Web Services
8 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
10 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
10 7 (18.42%) Java
11 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
11 6 (15.79%) BDD
11 6 (15.79%) Android
11 6 (15.79%) Automation Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
11 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
12 5 (13.16%) Black-Box Testing
12 5 (13.16%) SDLC
12 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
12 5 (13.16%) TOWER Software

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Broadband
2 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.63%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 27 (71.05%) Selenium
2 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
4 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
4 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.89%) Hudson
6 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.26%) Firebug
6 2 (5.26%) JBehave
6 2 (5.26%) JUnit
6 2 (5.26%) Maven
6 2 (5.26%) MSTest
6 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.63%) JMeter
7 1 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.63%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (13.16%) Games
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Automotive
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Analyst
1 23 (60.53%) Test Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Test Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Software Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Developer in Test
5 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Product Owner
6 2 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
2 9 (23.68%) Web Services
3 4 (10.53%) REST
3 4 (10.53%) SOAP
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.26%) RESTful
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Digital Media
2 3 (7.89%) Digital TV
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Fintech
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Blog
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Android
1 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) CentOS
3 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) Scrum
3 15 (39.47%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (34.21%) TDD
5 9 (23.68%) Exploratory Testing
5 9 (23.68%) Functional Testing
5 9 (23.68%) Manual Testing
5 9 (23.68%) Mentoring
5 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.79%) Automation Testing
7 6 (15.79%) BDD
7 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Black-Box Testing
8 5 (13.16%) SDLC
9 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Coaching
9 4 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (7.89%) ATDD
10 3 (7.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) C#
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) C++
5 2 (5.26%) Korn
5 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (5.26%) PHP
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
1 3 (7.89%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) TOWER Software
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
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