The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Torfaen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 11 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 19 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 22.62% 4.69% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.94% 5.88% -
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 0
Average salary £35,000 £30,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
South 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 Torfaen region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Torfaen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
68 51 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 80.95% 79.69% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 63 50 51
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Torfaen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Torfaen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Torfaen

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Torfaen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Torfaen region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Torfaen

Test Automation
Job Locations in Torfaen

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Torfaen region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Cwmbran +9 19 £35,000 +14.75%
Test Automation
South Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Torfaen 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 32 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (71.88%) DTV
3 19 (59.38%) Perl
3 19 (59.38%) Linux
4 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 14 (43.75%) Test Management
5 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (37.50%) Telecoms
6 11 (34.38%) Python
6 11 (34.38%) Web Services
6 11 (34.38%) Bash Shell
6 11 (34.38%) QA
7 10 (31.25%) ISEB
7 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
7 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (28.13%) SDLC
8 9 (28.13%) Cyber Security
8 9 (28.13%) C++
8 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
9 8 (25.00%) SNMP
9 8 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 8 (25.00%) Client/Server
9 8 (25.00%) Korn
9 8 (25.00%) IGMP
9 8 (25.00%) RTSP
9 8 (25.00%) Unicast
9 8 (25.00%) Bug Management
9 8 (25.00%) Multicast
10 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
11 6 (18.75%) Ruby

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Torfaen 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 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
2 8 (25.00%) IGMP
2 8 (25.00%) RTSP
2 8 (25.00%) Multicast
2 8 (25.00%) Unicast
2 8 (25.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Data Mining
1 6 (18.75%) Big Data
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Selenium
2 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.63%) Subversion
3 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (18.75%) Advertising
2 6 (18.75%) Marketing
3 3 (9.38%) Multimedia
4 2 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
1 8 (25.00%) Test Team Leader
1 8 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Team Leader
1 8 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Tester
3 4 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Product Owner
4 2 (6.25%) QA Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) REST
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (3.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 23 (71.88%) DTV
2 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 5 (15.63%) Digital Media
5 2 (6.25%) User Experience
6 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) Test Management
3 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 9 (28.13%) Cyber Security
5 9 (28.13%) SDLC
6 8 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Bug Management
7 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Automation Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Mobile Marketing
8 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
8 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
9 5 (15.63%) Scrum
9 5 (15.63%) API Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (6.25%) People Management
10 2 (6.25%) Product Management
11 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
11 1 (3.13%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) Perl
2 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 11 (34.38%) Python
3 11 (34.38%) Bash Shell
4 9 (28.13%) C++
5 8 (25.00%) Korn
6 6 (18.75%) Ruby
6 6 (18.75%) Java
6 6 (18.75%) PHP
7 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.25%) C#
8 1 (3.13%) C
8 1 (3.13%) VBScript
8 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) ISEB
2 5 (15.63%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Telerik