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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 76 76 73
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 27 16 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.13% 1.45% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.90% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 26 15 19
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,200 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,900 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
1044 842 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 82.33% 76.34% 78.84%
Number of salaries quoted 900 766 794
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £48,110
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Cardiff -11 12 £32,500 -9.72% 2
Torfaen - 10 £35,000 -
Newport -16 2 £35,000 +9.37%
Monmouthshire - 2 £37,500 -
Caerphilly - 1 £42,500 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 70 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.00%) DTV
3 32 (42.67%) Linux
4 30 (40.00%) Perl
5 29 (38.67%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (34.67%) Java
7 25 (33.33%) Python
7 25 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 24 (32.00%) Selenium
8 24 (32.00%) SQL
9 23 (30.67%) ISEB
9 23 (30.67%) QA
9 23 (30.67%) Bash Shell
10 22 (29.33%) Test Management
10 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
10 22 (29.33%) Web Services
11 21 (28.00%) Automated Testing
11 21 (28.00%) REST
12 19 (25.33%) Scrum
13 18 (24.00%) Degree
14 17 (22.67%) Git (software)
14 17 (22.67%) Subversion
14 17 (22.67%) Cucumber
14 17 (22.67%) Continuous Delivery
15 16 (21.33%) Telecoms
16 15 (20.00%) PHP
16 15 (20.00%) Automation Testing
17 14 (18.67%) API Testing
17 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (17.33%) SDLC

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.00%) IIS
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) PaaS
2 3 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.33%) IGMP
2 7 (9.33%) SNMP
2 7 (9.33%) RTSP
2 7 (9.33%) Multicast
2 7 (9.33%) Unicast
3 3 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) Data Mining
1 6 (8.00%) Big Data
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (32.00%) Selenium
2 17 (22.67%) Git (software)
2 17 (22.67%) Subversion
2 17 (22.67%) Cucumber
3 9 (12.00%) Behat
3 9 (12.00%) JIRA
4 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.00%) Hudson
6 3 (4.00%) JBehave
6 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.67%) JMeter
8 1 (1.33%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.33%) JUnit
General
1 16 (21.33%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 10 (13.33%) Marketing
3 6 (8.00%) Advertising
4 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.33%) Electronics
5 3 (4.00%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Analyst
2 24 (32.00%) Tester
3 15 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 15 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 15 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 14 (18.67%) Automation Engineer
4 14 (18.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 14 (18.67%) Test Engineer
5 10 (13.33%) Quality Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) Senior QA Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (9.33%) Test Team Leader
7 7 (9.33%) Team Leader
7 7 (9.33%) QA Tester
7 7 (9.33%) Automated Tester
8 6 (8.00%) Senior Tester
8 6 (8.00%) Senior QA Tester
8 6 (8.00%) Developer
9 4 (5.33%) C# Developer
9 4 (5.33%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.33%) Web Services
2 21 (28.00%) REST
3 10 (13.33%) .NET
4 9 (12.00%) RESTful
5 5 (6.67%) SOAP
6 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.33%) WinForms
6 4 (5.33%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.33%) WPF
6 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (2.67%) XML
7 2 (2.67%) JSON
7 2 (2.67%) Velocity
7 2 (2.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (48.00%) DTV
2 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.33%) Client/Server
4 5 (6.67%) Digital Media
5 4 (5.33%) User Experience
5 4 (5.33%) iPhone
5 4 (5.33%) iPad
6 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (42.67%) Linux
2 9 (12.00%) Windows
3 6 (8.00%) UNIX
4 5 (6.67%) Android
5 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.67%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 22 (29.33%) Test Management
5 21 (28.00%) Automated Testing
6 19 (25.33%) Scrum
7 17 (22.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 14 (18.67%) API Testing
10 13 (17.33%) SDLC
11 11 (14.67%) Cyber Security
12 10 (13.33%) TDD
13 9 (12.00%) Web Design
13 9 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
14 8 (10.67%) Manual Testing
15 7 (9.33%) Regression Testing
15 7 (9.33%) Bug Management
16 6 (8.00%) Mobile Marketing
16 6 (8.00%) E-Commerce
17 5 (6.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.00%) Perl
2 26 (34.67%) Java
3 25 (33.33%) Python
4 24 (32.00%) SQL
5 23 (30.67%) Bash Shell
6 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
7 15 (20.00%) PHP
8 12 (16.00%) Ruby
9 11 (14.67%) C#
10 10 (13.33%) C++
11 7 (9.33%) Korn
12 3 (4.00%) Erlang
13 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
14 1 (1.33%) C
14 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
14 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (30.67%) ISEB
2 18 (24.00%) Degree
3 9 (12.00%) HND
4 5 (6.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (30.67%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) SAP
3 4 (5.33%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.33%) Telerik
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