The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 79 78 87
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 25 14 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.85% 1.27% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.57% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 19 13 3
Average salary £45,000 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -17.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
Test Automation
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
1110 891 888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 82.34% 80.56% 76.82%
Number of salaries quoted 940 757 760
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Wales

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Wales

Test Automation
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +8 25 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 33 (97.06%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) DTV
2 19 (55.88%) QA
3 16 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (47.06%) Finance
4 14 (41.18%) Software Testing
5 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (32.35%) C#
7 10 (29.41%) .NET
7 10 (29.41%) Windows
7 10 (29.41%) Linux
8 9 (26.47%) Perl
8 9 (26.47%) Scrum
8 9 (26.47%) Selenium
9 8 (23.53%) Degree
9 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
9 8 (23.53%) Android
9 8 (23.53%) Cucumber
9 8 (23.53%) Java
9 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
10 7 (20.59%) Client/Server
10 7 (20.59%) SNMP
10 7 (20.59%) SQL
10 7 (20.59%) WinForms
10 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
10 7 (20.59%) iPhone
10 7 (20.59%) iPad
10 7 (20.59%) IGMP
10 7 (20.59%) RTSP
10 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (17.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 7 (20.59%) IGMP
2 7 (20.59%) RTSP
2 7 (20.59%) Multicast
2 7 (20.59%) SNMP
3 4 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Selenium
2 8 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.88%) JUnit
3 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.94%) Subversion
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) JBehave
4 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.94%) Mocha
4 1 (2.94%) PhantomJS
4 1 (2.94%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.94%) Behat
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
3 6 (17.65%) Electronics
3 6 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 6 (17.65%) Marketing
4 2 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) QA Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) Agile C# Developer
4 7 (20.59%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (20.59%) Test Team Leader
4 7 (20.59%) C# Developer
4 7 (20.59%) Team Leader
5 6 (17.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior QA Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Automated Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) WinForms
2 7 (20.59%) .NET Framework
2 7 (20.59%) WPF
3 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (17.65%) REST
3 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET
4 5 (14.71%) Web Services
5 4 (11.76%) XML
5 4 (11.76%) SOAP
6 1 (2.94%) STL
6 1 (2.94%) JSON
6 1 (2.94%) Velocity
6 1 (2.94%) RESTful
6 1 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 19 (55.88%) DTV
2 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (20.59%) Client/Server
3 7 (20.59%) iPhone
3 7 (20.59%) iPad
4 3 (8.82%) User Experience
5 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
1 10 (29.41%) Linux
2 8 (23.53%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (97.06%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (41.18%) Software Testing
4 9 (26.47%) Scrum
5 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 7 (20.59%) Test Management
6 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (17.65%) Programme Management
7 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (17.65%) MVC
7 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 5 (14.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (11.76%) User Stories
9 4 (11.76%) TDD
10 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
10 3 (8.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) C#
2 9 (26.47%) Perl
3 8 (23.53%) Java
4 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 7 (20.59%) Korn
5 6 (17.65%) C++
6 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.82%) PHP
7 3 (8.82%) Python
7 3 (8.82%) Objective-C
8 2 (5.88%) Ruby
8 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.94%) Erlang
9 1 (2.94%) C
9 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 6 (17.65%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (55.88%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) SAP
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 6 (17.65%) Xamarin
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) TOWER Software
3 1 (2.94%) Telerik
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