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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 63 83 81
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 35 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.92% 0.80% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 0.97% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 28 5 7
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
965 829 793
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.42% 82.41% 75.89%
Number of salaries quoted 833 701 718
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 - 13 £37,500 -
Newport +2 11 £40,000 - 1
Cardiff -2 7 £50,000 +23.45%
Monmouthshire -5 3 £40,000 +53.84%
Bridgend - 1 £35,000 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 43 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (58.14%) DTV
3 24 (55.81%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (51.16%) QA
5 19 (44.19%) Software Testing
6 15 (34.88%) Finance
7 14 (32.56%) Linux
8 13 (30.23%) Perl
8 13 (30.23%) SQL
8 13 (30.23%) Scrum
8 13 (30.23%) Degree
8 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (27.91%) Automated Testing
10 11 (25.58%) Test Management
10 11 (25.58%) Selenium
10 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
10 11 (25.58%) ISEB
10 11 (25.58%) C#
10 11 (25.58%) .NET
10 11 (25.58%) Windows
11 10 (23.26%) Java
12 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
13 8 (18.60%) Client/Server
13 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
13 8 (18.60%) SNMP
13 8 (18.60%) Android
13 8 (18.60%) RTSP
13 8 (18.60%) IGMP
13 8 (18.60%) Korn
13 8 (18.60%) Multicast

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (4.65%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) GitHub
1 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
2 8 (18.60%) IGMP
2 8 (18.60%) SNMP
2 8 (18.60%) RTSP
2 8 (18.60%) Multicast
2 8 (18.60%) Unicast
3 4 (9.30%) HTTP
4 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Selenium
1 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
2 5 (11.63%) Behat
2 5 (11.63%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.30%) Subversion
4 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.33%) JMeter
6 1 (2.33%) JUnit
6 1 (2.33%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.33%) Hudson
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
3 6 (13.95%) Electronics
3 6 (13.95%) Manufacturing
3 6 (13.95%) Marketing
4 3 (6.98%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) QA Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Test Team Leader
4 8 (18.60%) Team Leader
5 7 (16.28%) C# Developer
5 7 (16.28%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) Tester
5 7 (16.28%) Senior QA Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) Agile C# Developer
5 7 (16.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Quality Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (11.63%) Senior QA Tester
7 5 (11.63%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (11.63%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (11.63%) Automated Tester
7 5 (11.63%) Senior Tester
7 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
7 5 (11.63%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) REST
3 7 (16.28%) Web Services
3 7 (16.28%) WPF
3 7 (16.28%) WinForms
3 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
4 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
4 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (11.63%) RESTful
6 4 (9.30%) XML
6 4 (9.30%) SOAP
7 1 (2.33%) STL
7 1 (2.33%) JSON
7 1 (2.33%) Velocity
7 1 (2.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 25 (58.14%) DTV
2 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (18.60%) Client/Server
4 7 (16.28%) iPhone
4 7 (16.28%) iPad
5 4 (9.30%) User Experience
6 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Linux
2 11 (25.58%) Windows
3 8 (18.60%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (44.19%) Software Testing
4 13 (30.23%) Scrum
5 12 (27.91%) Automated Testing
6 11 (25.58%) Test Management
7 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.95%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (13.95%) MVC
7 6 (13.95%) Cyber Security
7 6 (13.95%) Programme Management
8 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.63%) Web Design
8 5 (11.63%) TDD
8 5 (11.63%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
8 5 (11.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (11.63%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) Perl
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) C#
3 10 (23.26%) Java
4 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.60%) Korn
5 7 (16.28%) C++
6 6 (13.95%) PHP
7 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
7 5 (11.63%) Python
8 3 (6.98%) Objective-C
9 2 (4.65%) Ruby
9 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
9 2 (4.65%) Erlang
10 1 (2.33%) C
10 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Degree
2 11 (25.58%) ISEB
3 5 (11.63%) HND
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (51.16%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) SAP
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
1 6 (13.95%) Xamarin
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Telerik
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum, Benefits Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago