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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 77 79 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 19 22 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.79% 1.70% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.04% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 15
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,550 £42,500 £38,100
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
937 1078 848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 88.06% 83.50% 80.08%
Number of salaries quoted 843 939 737
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +10 13 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Newport +5 4 £58,250 +66.42%
Torfaen -2 1 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Selenium
3 16 (48.48%) Scrum
4 14 (42.42%) TDD
4 14 (42.42%) QA
5 10 (30.30%) Manual Testing
5 10 (30.30%) BDD
5 10 (30.30%) Functional Testing
5 10 (30.30%) ISEB
6 9 (27.27%) C#
6 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
7 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
7 8 (24.24%) SQL
7 8 (24.24%) Java
8 7 (21.21%) .NET
8 7 (21.21%) Web Services
8 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
8 7 (21.21%) SDLC
9 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
9 6 (18.18%) SOAP
9 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 6 (18.18%) REST
9 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
10 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
10 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) CMS
1 4 (12.12%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (12.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Broadband
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.03%) RavenDB
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) Selenium
2 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
3 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
4 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (9.09%) Hudson
5 3 (9.09%) JBehave
5 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.06%) Appium
6 2 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (6.06%) Calabash
6 2 (6.06%) eggPlant
6 2 (6.06%) JUnit
6 2 (6.06%) Robotium
6 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.03%) MSTest
7 1 (3.03%) Ranorex
7 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
1 16 (48.48%) Test Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Developer in Test
4 3 (9.09%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) QA Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
1 7 (21.21%) Web Services
2 6 (18.18%) REST
2 6 (18.18%) SOAP
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.06%) RESTful
3 2 (6.06%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Fintech
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Digital Media
3 2 (6.06%) Digital TV
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.03%) Blog
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Android
1 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.06%) CentOS
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Scrum
3 14 (42.42%) TDD
4 10 (30.30%) BDD
4 10 (30.30%) Functional Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Manual Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
6 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (21.21%) SDLC
7 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
10 4 (12.12%) OOP
10 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (9.09%) ATDD
11 3 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) C#
2 8 (24.24%) Java
2 8 (24.24%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) Python
3 3 (9.09%) Ruby
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.06%) C++
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) Korn
4 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
4 2 (6.06%) Perl
4 2 (6.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) ISEB
2 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Alterian
1 4 (12.12%) Sitecore
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.06%) TOWER Software
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