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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 55 74 85
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 32 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.51% 2.47% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 3.03% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 41 29 8
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,100 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1081 1056 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 80.79% 81.54% 73.50%
Number of salaries quoted 895 903 816
Average salary £39,500 £35,783 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.23%
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 £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 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 +28 47 £40,000 -0.62% 4
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 57 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (56.14%) DTV
3 27 (47.37%) QA
4 26 (45.61%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (45.61%) Linux
5 24 (42.11%) Perl
5 24 (42.11%) Software Testing
6 19 (33.33%) Degree
7 18 (31.58%) Test Management
7 18 (31.58%) SQL
8 17 (29.82%) Scrum
8 17 (29.82%) Automated Testing
8 17 (29.82%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (28.07%) Selenium
9 16 (28.07%) Java
10 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
10 15 (26.32%) ISEB
11 14 (24.56%) Python
11 14 (24.56%) Web Services
11 14 (24.56%) REST
12 13 (22.81%) Bash Shell
12 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
13 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
13 12 (21.05%) Finance
14 11 (19.30%) SNMP
14 11 (19.30%) Client/Server
14 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
14 11 (19.30%) IGMP
14 11 (19.30%) RTSP
14 11 (19.30%) Korn

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.51%) PaaS
2 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 11 (19.30%) SNMP
2 11 (19.30%) IGMP
2 11 (19.30%) RTSP
2 11 (19.30%) Multicast
2 11 (19.30%) Unicast
3 4 (7.02%) HTTP
4 2 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Big Data
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) Selenium
2 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
3 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
4 10 (17.54%) Subversion
5 7 (12.28%) JIRA
5 7 (12.28%) Behat
6 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.51%) Hudson
8 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.51%) JMeter
9 1 (1.75%) JUnit
9 1 (1.75%) Ranorex
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.77%) Marketing
4 3 (5.26%) Electronics
4 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.26%) Multimedia
5 2 (3.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Tester
2 14 (24.56%) QA Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Test Team Leader
3 11 (19.30%) Team Leader
4 9 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Automation Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Senior QA Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Quality Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Developer
6 7 (12.28%) QA Tester
6 7 (12.28%) Automated Tester
7 6 (10.53%) Senior Tester
7 6 (10.53%) Senior QA Tester
8 5 (8.77%) Test Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Software Tester
9 4 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (7.02%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) Web Services
1 14 (24.56%) REST
2 10 (17.54%) .NET
3 7 (12.28%) RESTful
4 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.02%) WPF
4 4 (7.02%) WinForms
4 4 (7.02%) XML
4 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.02%) SOAP
5 2 (3.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (3.51%) JSON
5 2 (3.51%) STL
6 1 (1.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 32 (56.14%) DTV
2 17 (29.82%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (19.30%) Client/Server
4 4 (7.02%) User Experience
4 4 (7.02%) iPad
4 4 (7.02%) iPhone
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) Windows
3 5 (8.77%) Android
4 2 (3.51%) UNIX
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (42.11%) Software Testing
4 18 (31.58%) Test Management
5 17 (29.82%) Scrum
5 17 (29.82%) Automated Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (15.79%) Cyber Security
7 9 (15.79%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Web Design
8 7 (12.28%) TDD
8 7 (12.28%) Manual Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (10.53%) Bug Management
9 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.53%) Regression Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy
10 5 (8.77%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) Perl
2 18 (31.58%) SQL
3 16 (28.07%) Java
4 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 14 (24.56%) Python
6 13 (22.81%) Bash Shell
7 11 (19.30%) Korn
8 10 (17.54%) C#
8 10 (17.54%) C++
8 10 (17.54%) PHP
9 5 (8.77%) Ruby
10 3 (5.26%) Erlang
11 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.75%) C
12 1 (1.75%) VBScript
12 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (33.33%) Degree
2 15 (26.32%) ISEB
3 7 (12.28%) HND
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (47.37%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Xamarin
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (1.75%) Telerik
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum, Benefits Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago