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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 83 71 78
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 19 31 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.39% 2.35% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 2.87% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14 30 20
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -
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
1121 1080 936
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 82.12% 82.00% 74.17%
Number of salaries quoted 921 923 825
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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
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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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
South Wales -10 19 £40,000 +25.98%
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) SQL
3 17 (54.84%) Test Automation
4 16 (51.61%) Selenium
5 15 (48.39%) QA
6 13 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (41.94%) Software Testing
6 13 (41.94%) Cucumber
6 13 (41.94%) ISEB
7 12 (38.71%) Scrum
7 12 (38.71%) Web Services
7 12 (38.71%) Linux
7 12 (38.71%) Degree
8 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
8 9 (29.03%) PHP
9 8 (25.81%) UNIX
9 8 (25.81%) JIRA
10 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
10 7 (22.58%) RESTful
10 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
10 7 (22.58%) Behat
10 7 (22.58%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (22.58%) Web Design
10 7 (22.58%) HND
10 7 (22.58%) Oracle
10 7 (22.58%) Perl
11 6 (19.35%) MySQL
11 6 (19.35%) C#
11 6 (19.35%) C++
11 6 (19.35%) Java

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) PaaS
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) HTTP
2 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MySQL
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (9.68%) Big Data
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (9.68%) Data Mining
3 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.45%) Informix
4 2 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Selenium
2 13 (41.94%) Cucumber
3 8 (25.81%) JIRA
4 7 (22.58%) Behat
5 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
5 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (12.90%) Subversion
6 3 (9.68%) MSBuild
6 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
6 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (6.45%) Hudson
7 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.23%) Zephyr
8 1 (3.23%) JUnit
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Advertising
2 4 (12.90%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Analyst
2 13 (41.94%) QA Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Tester
3 8 (25.81%) Quality Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Senior QA Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Automated Tester
4 7 (22.58%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) QA Tester
5 6 (19.35%) Senior Tester
5 6 (19.35%) Test Analyst
5 6 (19.35%) Senior QA Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Developer
7 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
8 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) Web Services
2 7 (22.58%) RESTful
3 4 (12.90%) SOAP
3 4 (12.90%) XML
3 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 4 (12.90%) REST
4 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
4 3 (9.68%) WCF
4 3 (9.68%) LINQ
4 3 (9.68%) Entity Framework
4 3 (9.68%) WinForms
5 2 (6.45%) WPF
6 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Life Science
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) DTV
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) UNIX
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.45%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) CentOS
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Test Automation
3 13 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (41.94%) Software Testing
4 12 (38.71%) Scrum
5 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
6 7 (22.58%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (22.58%) Web Design
7 6 (19.35%) SDLC
8 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
8 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (16.13%) Cyber Security
8 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
9 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
9 4 (12.90%) OO
9 4 (12.90%) Validation
9 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) PHP
3 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
3 7 (22.58%) Perl
4 6 (19.35%) C#
4 6 (19.35%) C++
4 6 (19.35%) Java
5 5 (16.13%) Python
6 4 (12.90%) Ruby
7 3 (9.68%) Korn
7 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
8 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
8 2 (6.45%) Erlang
9 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) ISEB
2 12 (38.71%) Degree
3 7 (22.58%) HND
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Sybase
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat