The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 81 81 78
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 18 26 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.40% 2.05% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.57% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 17 23 10
Average salary £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.66% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £26,691
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £41,000 £32,150
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Automated Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
970 1011 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 75.55% 79.54% 68.82%
Number of salaries quoted 834 895 652
Average salary £37,500 £37,565 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.17% +7.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
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 December 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 -4 17 £30,500 +5.17%
North Wales - 1 £38,000 - 1
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (56.10%) Test Scripting
2 18 (43.90%) ISEB
2 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (41.46%) Test Strategy
4 15 (36.59%) ISTQB
5 13 (31.71%) Performance Testing
5 13 (31.71%) Manual Testing
6 12 (29.27%) Software Testing
6 12 (29.27%) JIRA
6 12 (29.27%) Mentoring
7 10 (24.39%) SQL
7 10 (24.39%) VirtualBox
7 10 (24.39%) T-Plan
8 9 (21.95%) Web Services
8 9 (21.95%) Scrum
9 8 (19.51%) C#
9 8 (19.51%) .NET
9 8 (19.51%) QA
10 7 (17.07%) Java
10 7 (17.07%) Linux
11 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
11 6 (14.63%) Security Testing
11 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
12 5 (12.20%) XML
12 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
12 5 (12.20%) DTV
12 5 (12.20%) Advertising
12 5 (12.20%) Cyber Security
13 4 (9.76%) JavaScript

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) JBoss
1 1 (2.44%) Apache
1 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.44%) GlassFish
1 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Informix
1 4 (9.76%) MySQL
1 4 (9.76%) Big Data
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) JIRA
2 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
3 4 (9.76%) SoapUI
3 4 (9.76%) Selenium
4 3 (7.32%) JMeter
4 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.32%) TestLink
5 2 (4.88%) JUnit
5 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.44%) Subversion
6 1 (2.44%) Maven
6 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.44%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (12.20%) Advertising
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Marketing
2 4 (9.76%) Welsh Language
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Test Engineer
2 15 (36.59%) Analyst
2 15 (36.59%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Senior Test Engineer
3 9 (21.95%) Tester
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Manual Tester
6 3 (7.32%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Database Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) Web Services
2 8 (19.51%) .NET
3 5 (12.20%) XML
4 4 (9.76%) SOAP
5 3 (7.32%) HTML
5 3 (7.32%) WinForms
6 1 (2.44%) jQuery
6 1 (2.44%) DOM
6 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) DTV
2 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) User Experience
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) UNIX
3 3 (7.32%) Windows
4 2 (4.88%) CentOS
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) SUSE
5 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (56.10%) Test Scripting
2 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (41.46%) Test Strategy
4 13 (31.71%) Manual Testing
4 13 (31.71%) Performance Testing
5 12 (29.27%) Software Testing
5 12 (29.27%) Mentoring
6 9 (21.95%) Scrum
7 6 (14.63%) Security Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.20%) Cyber Security
9 4 (9.76%) BDD
9 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.76%) Mobile Marketing
9 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.76%) TDD
10 3 (7.32%) Test Management
10 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) C#
3 7 (17.07%) Java
4 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.76%) Perl
5 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.32%) Python
5 3 (7.32%) Korn
5 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.88%) C++
7 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.44%) Groovy
7 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) ISEB
2 15 (36.59%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
3 4 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) QA
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) T-Plan
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Telerik
5 1 (2.44%) Perforce
5 1 (2.44%) Hyland