The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 68 78 72
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 34 21 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.54% 1.68% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 2.30% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 33 21 5
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1007 912 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 75.37% 72.84% 70.71%
Number of salaries quoted 879 805 610
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,031
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Wales region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Wales

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Wales

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
South Wales +7 32 £30,000 -7.69% 6
West Wales - 1 - -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 38 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 37 (64.91%) Test Strategy
3 25 (43.86%) ISTQB
4 24 (42.11%) ISEB
5 21 (36.84%) Software Testing
6 18 (31.58%) JIRA
6 18 (31.58%) Finance
7 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
7 16 (28.07%) T-Plan
7 16 (28.07%) VirtualBox
8 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (24.56%) Java
8 14 (24.56%) Selenium
9 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (22.81%) Jenkins
10 11 (19.30%) SoapUI
10 11 (19.30%) Groovy
10 11 (19.30%) Maven
10 11 (19.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (17.54%) Ant
11 10 (17.54%) WebDriver
12 9 (15.79%) Mobile App
12 9 (15.79%) System Testing
12 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (15.79%) JUnit
12 9 (15.79%) CruiseControl
12 9 (15.79%) TDD
13 7 (12.28%) Web Services
13 7 (12.28%) SQL
13 7 (12.28%) Performance Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
1 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
1 2 (3.51%) SSL
2 1 (1.75%) SSH
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (31.58%) JIRA
2 14 (24.56%) Selenium
3 13 (22.81%) Jenkins
4 11 (19.30%) SoapUI
4 11 (19.30%) Maven
5 10 (17.54%) Ant
5 10 (17.54%) WebDriver
6 9 (15.79%) JUnit
6 9 (15.79%) CruiseControl
7 6 (10.53%) JBehave
8 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
8 4 (7.02%) Subversion
9 3 (5.26%) Mercurial
9 3 (5.26%) Calabash
10 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
10 2 (3.51%) Hudson
10 2 (3.51%) Gerrit
11 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Welsh Language
3 5 (8.77%) Advertising
4 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.51%) Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Analyst
2 29 (50.88%) Test Analyst
3 17 (29.82%) Test Engineer
4 15 (26.32%) Senior Test Analyst
4 15 (26.32%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (15.79%) Senior Test Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Software Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) Automated Test Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) Tester
7 6 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Developer
8 5 (8.77%) Technical Test Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Senior Technical Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Senior Tester
11 2 (3.51%) Test Team Leader
11 2 (3.51%) Team Leader
12 1 (1.75%) Manual Tester
12 1 (1.75%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) Web Services
2 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
2 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) WinForms
3 5 (8.77%) SOAP
4 2 (3.51%) REST
4 2 (3.51%) JSON
4 2 (3.51%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) JSF
5 1 (1.75%) EJB
5 1 (1.75%) Java EE
5 1 (1.75%) JPA
5 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.53%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) DTV
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) UNIX
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 37 (64.91%) Test Strategy
3 21 (36.84%) Software Testing
4 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
5 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.79%) System Testing
7 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (15.79%) TDD
8 7 (12.28%) Performance Testing
8 7 (12.28%) BDD
8 7 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.53%) SOA
10 5 (8.77%) Scrum
10 5 (8.77%) Data Analysis
10 5 (8.77%) Security Testing
11 3 (5.26%) Test Management
12 2 (3.51%) Product Management
12 2 (3.51%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) Java
2 11 (19.30%) Groovy
3 7 (12.28%) SQL
4 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (3.51%) XPath
5 2 (3.51%) XQuery
6 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (43.86%) ISTQB
2 24 (42.11%) ISEB
3 11 (19.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 16 (28.07%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) T-Plan
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) Perforce
5 1 (1.75%) Telerik
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £26k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £45000 to £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wales
X4 Group
Salary: £32k - 36k per year + Bonuses
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 9 days ago