The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 94 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 9 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.71% 1.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.40% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 0
Average salary £34,000 £35,065 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -6.49%
Automation 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
953 1071 819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 74.75% 78.69% 70.48%
Number of salaries quoted 782 954 733
Average salary £37,000 £35,065 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.51% -5.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Wales

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 21 October 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 +5 9 £34,000 -3.03% 1
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Scrum
3 13 (46.43%) Selenium
4 10 (35.71%) ISEB
5 9 (32.14%) Regression Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Banking
5 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
5 9 (32.14%) BDD
6 8 (28.57%) TDD
6 8 (28.57%) Validation
6 8 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 8 (28.57%) Degree
6 8 (28.57%) Java
7 7 (25.00%) User Stories
8 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
8 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
8 6 (21.43%) Android
8 6 (21.43%) Web Services
8 6 (21.43%) Finance
9 5 (17.86%) HP
9 5 (17.86%) Multimedia
9 5 (17.86%) Groovy
9 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (17.86%) JBehave
9 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
9 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
10 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
10 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 4 (14.29%) JIRA

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) uiautomator
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Selenium
2 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 5 (17.86%) JBehave
3 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
4 4 (14.29%) JIRA
4 4 (14.29%) JUnit
5 3 (10.71%) JMeter
5 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
5 3 (10.71%) eggPlant
5 3 (10.71%) Calabash
5 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
6 2 (7.14%) Robotium
7 1 (3.57%) Ant
7 1 (3.57%) CruiseControl
7 1 (3.57%) Subversion
7 1 (3.57%) Maven
7 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.57%) Appium
General
1 9 (32.14%) Banking
1 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
3 5 (17.86%) Multimedia
4 2 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
1 11 (39.29%) Test Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Test Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Junior
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Graduate
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (3.57%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
2 4 (14.29%) SOAP
3 3 (10.71%) HTML
4 2 (7.14%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
2 4 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Open Source
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
1 6 (21.43%) Android
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (32.14%) Regression Testing
3 9 (32.14%) BDD
4 8 (28.57%) TDD
4 8 (28.57%) Validation
5 7 (25.00%) User Stories
6 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.14%) Android Development
7 2 (7.14%) iOS Development
7 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.14%) B2B
7 2 (7.14%) B2C
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) Groovy
3 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 4 (14.29%) Korn
3 4 (14.29%) C++
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Python
4 3 (10.71%) Ruby
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) ISEB
2 8 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 8 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) T-Plan
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle