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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 62 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 37 35 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.94% 3.06% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 3.95% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 34 32 22
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
1023 886 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 81.19% 77.38% 76.22%
Number of salaries quoted 863 795 759
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Torfaen +12 19 £35,000 +14.75%
Newport -10 7 £35,000 +9.37%
Cardiff -25 7 £35,000 -23.07%
Monmouthshire - 3 £37,500 -
Caerphilly - 1 £42,500 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 75 (98.68%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (51.32%) DTV
3 34 (44.74%) Linux
4 32 (42.11%) Perl
4 32 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (36.84%) QA
6 25 (32.89%) Software Testing
6 25 (32.89%) Selenium
6 25 (32.89%) Java
6 25 (32.89%) Python
6 25 (32.89%) Web Services
7 24 (31.58%) SQL
7 24 (31.58%) Test Management
7 24 (31.58%) Automated Testing
7 24 (31.58%) Bash Shell
8 23 (30.26%) JavaScript
9 22 (28.95%) REST
9 22 (28.95%) Degree
10 20 (26.32%) ISEB
10 20 (26.32%) Scrum
11 18 (23.68%) Git (software)
11 18 (23.68%) Cucumber
12 17 (22.37%) Subversion
12 17 (22.37%) Telecoms
12 17 (22.37%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (21.05%) PHP
14 15 (19.74%) Automation Testing
14 15 (19.74%) SDLC
14 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (18.42%) API Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (3.95%) IIS
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Office
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) PaaS
2 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.95%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.53%) IGMP
2 8 (10.53%) SNMP
2 8 (10.53%) RTSP
2 8 (10.53%) Multicast
2 8 (10.53%) Unicast
3 5 (6.58%) HTTP
4 3 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
1 7 (9.21%) Big Data
2 6 (7.89%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.95%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (32.89%) Selenium
2 18 (23.68%) Git (software)
2 18 (23.68%) Cucumber
3 17 (22.37%) Subversion
4 9 (11.84%) JIRA
4 9 (11.84%) Behat
5 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.95%) Hudson
6 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.63%) JMeter
8 1 (1.32%) JBehave
8 1 (1.32%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.32%) JUnit
General
1 17 (22.37%) Telecoms
2 14 (18.42%) Finance
3 11 (14.47%) Marketing
4 6 (7.89%) Advertising
5 5 (6.58%) Manufacturing
5 5 (6.58%) Electronics
6 3 (3.95%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Analyst
2 20 (26.32%) Tester
3 18 (23.68%) QA Analyst
4 14 (18.42%) Automation Engineer
4 14 (18.42%) Test Automation Engineer
4 14 (18.42%) Test Engineer
5 13 (17.11%) Test Analyst
6 11 (14.47%) Software Tester
7 10 (13.16%) Quality Analyst
8 9 (11.84%) Developer
9 8 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (10.53%) Test Team Leader
9 8 (10.53%) Team Leader
9 8 (10.53%) Senior QA Analyst
10 7 (9.21%) Automated Tester
10 7 (9.21%) QA Tester
11 6 (7.89%) Senior Tester
11 6 (7.89%) Senior QA Tester
12 5 (6.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.89%) Web Services
2 22 (28.95%) REST
3 11 (14.47%) .NET
4 9 (11.84%) RESTful
5 6 (7.89%) SOAP
6 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET
6 5 (6.58%) XML
6 5 (6.58%) WinForms
6 5 (6.58%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.58%) WPF
6 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (2.63%) JSON
7 2 (2.63%) Velocity
7 2 (2.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 39 (51.32%) DTV
2 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.53%) Client/Server
4 5 (6.58%) iPhone
4 5 (6.58%) iPad
4 5 (6.58%) Digital Media
5 4 (5.26%) User Experience
6 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.74%) Linux
2 11 (14.47%) Windows
3 6 (7.89%) UNIX
3 6 (7.89%) Android
4 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (98.68%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (32.89%) Software Testing
4 24 (31.58%) Test Management
4 24 (31.58%) Automated Testing
5 20 (26.32%) Scrum
6 17 (22.37%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (19.74%) SDLC
7 15 (19.74%) Automation Testing
8 14 (18.42%) API Testing
9 12 (15.79%) Cyber Security
10 11 (14.47%) Manual Testing
11 10 (13.16%) TDD
12 9 (11.84%) Web Design
12 9 (11.84%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (10.53%) Bug Management
13 8 (10.53%) Regression Testing
13 8 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (9.21%) Root Cause Analysis
15 6 (7.89%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) Perl
2 25 (32.89%) Java
2 25 (32.89%) Python
3 24 (31.58%) Bash Shell
3 24 (31.58%) SQL
4 23 (30.26%) JavaScript
5 16 (21.05%) PHP
6 12 (15.79%) C#
6 12 (15.79%) C++
7 11 (14.47%) Ruby
8 8 (10.53%) Korn
9 4 (5.26%) Erlang
10 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.32%) C
11 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (28.95%) Degree
2 20 (26.32%) ISEB
3 9 (11.84%) HND
4 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (36.84%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Oracle
2 5 (6.58%) SAP
2 5 (6.58%) Xamarin
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.32%) Telerik