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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 80 82 78
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 23 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.77% 1.44% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.86% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 3
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,900 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
980 1024 750
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 75.27% 77.52% 71.09%
Number of salaries quoted 821 914 667
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,525
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +11 22 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 43 (71.67%) Test Scripting
2 41 (68.33%) Test Strategy
3 31 (51.67%) Mentoring
4 26 (43.33%) ISTQB
5 24 (40.00%) JIRA
5 24 (40.00%) ISEB
6 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (36.67%) T-Plan
7 22 (36.67%) VirtualBox
8 20 (33.33%) Software Testing
9 16 (26.67%) Finance
10 15 (25.00%) Java
10 15 (25.00%) Selenium
11 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
12 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (21.67%) Jenkins
13 12 (20.00%) Performance Testing
14 11 (18.33%) Groovy
14 11 (18.33%) Maven
14 11 (18.33%) SoapUI
15 10 (16.67%) WebDriver
15 10 (16.67%) Ant
15 10 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (15.00%) Mobile App
16 9 (15.00%) JUnit
16 9 (15.00%) TDD
16 9 (15.00%) CruiseControl
17 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
17 8 (13.33%) SQL
17 8 (13.33%) BDD

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (8.33%) MS Office
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
1 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.33%) SSL
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (40.00%) JIRA
2 15 (25.00%) Selenium
3 13 (21.67%) Jenkins
4 11 (18.33%) Maven
4 11 (18.33%) SoapUI
5 10 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 10 (16.67%) Ant
6 9 (15.00%) JUnit
6 9 (15.00%) CruiseControl
7 6 (10.00%) JBehave
8 4 (6.67%) Subversion
8 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
9 3 (5.00%) Mercurial
9 3 (5.00%) Calabash
10 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
10 2 (3.33%) Hudson
10 2 (3.33%) Gerrit
11 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.67%) JMeter
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Welsh Language
3 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.33%) Advertising
4 3 (5.00%) Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (48.33%) Analyst
1 29 (48.33%) Test Analyst
2 20 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 18 (30.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 18 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (21.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Technical Test Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Tester
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Tester
7 4 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Automated Test Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) SOAP
3 3 (5.00%) .NET
3 3 (5.00%) WinForms
3 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.33%) JSON
4 2 (3.33%) XML
4 2 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (1.67%) EJB
5 1 (1.67%) JSF
5 1 (1.67%) JPA
5 1 (1.67%) RESTful
5 1 (1.67%) REST
5 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.33%) DTV
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) UNIX
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Android
2 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (71.67%) Test Scripting
2 41 (68.33%) Test Strategy
3 31 (51.67%) Mentoring
4 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
7 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 9 (15.00%) TDD
10 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
10 8 (13.33%) Security Testing
10 8 (13.33%) BDD
11 7 (11.67%) Scrum
12 6 (10.00%) SOA
12 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (10.00%) System Testing
13 5 (8.33%) Data Analysis
14 4 (6.67%) Test Management
15 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.00%) Java
2 11 (18.33%) Groovy
3 8 (13.33%) SQL
4 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.00%) C#
6 2 (3.33%) XPath
6 2 (3.33%) XQuery
7 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (43.33%) ISTQB
2 24 (40.00%) ISEB
3 10 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 22 (36.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) T-Plan
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) Perforce
4 1 (1.67%) Telerik
4 1 (1.67%) HP
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago