The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 70 71 80
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 35 27 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.61% 2.11% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 2.88% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 32 23 2
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £100,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -65.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1004 938 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 74.81% 73.17% 71.40%
Number of salaries quoted 882 836 622
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
UK

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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 +2 35 £34,000 -2.85% 3
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 27 (50.94%) Java
2 25 (47.17%) Selenium
3 23 (43.40%) Groovy
3 23 (43.40%) SoapUI
4 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (35.85%) Jenkins
5 17 (32.08%) TDD
5 17 (32.08%) JUnit
5 17 (32.08%) Web Services
5 17 (32.08%) Automated Testing
6 16 (30.19%) Test Scripting
7 15 (28.30%) BDD
8 14 (26.42%) Android
8 14 (26.42%) Finance
9 13 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (24.53%) Mobile App
10 12 (22.64%) WebDriver
10 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
11 11 (20.75%) SQL
11 11 (20.75%) SOAP
11 11 (20.75%) C#
11 11 (20.75%) Apple iOS
11 11 (20.75%) Maven
11 11 (20.75%) Calabash
12 10 (18.87%) CruiseControl
12 10 (18.87%) Software Testing
12 10 (18.87%) JBehave
12 10 (18.87%) Ant
13 9 (16.98%) Windows
13 9 (16.98%) SOA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
1 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) HTTP
2 2 (3.77%) SSL
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (47.17%) Selenium
2 23 (43.40%) SoapUI
3 19 (35.85%) Jenkins
4 17 (32.08%) JUnit
5 12 (22.64%) WebDriver
6 11 (20.75%) Maven
6 11 (20.75%) Calabash
7 10 (18.87%) CruiseControl
7 10 (18.87%) JBehave
7 10 (18.87%) Ant
8 9 (16.98%) eggPlant
9 8 (15.09%) Cucumber
10 7 (13.21%) JIRA
11 6 (11.32%) Robotium
12 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
12 3 (5.66%) Mercurial
12 3 (5.66%) Subversion
13 2 (3.77%) Hudson
13 2 (3.77%) Gerrit
14 1 (1.89%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Advertising
4 2 (3.77%) Welsh Language
4 2 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Test Engineer
2 16 (30.19%) Automation Engineer
2 16 (30.19%) Test Automation Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) Test Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Automated Test Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Software Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.08%) Web Services
2 11 (20.75%) SOAP
3 7 (13.21%) WinForms
3 7 (13.21%) .NET
3 7 (13.21%) .NET Framework
4 6 (11.32%) REST
5 4 (7.55%) XML
6 2 (3.77%) JSON
6 2 (3.77%) RESTful
6 2 (3.77%) HTML
7 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Mobile App
2 8 (15.09%) Blackberry
3 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (13.21%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (7.55%) iPad
5 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.77%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.89%) Replication
7 1 (1.89%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) Android
2 11 (20.75%) Apple iOS
3 9 (16.98%) Windows
4 4 (7.55%) Linux
5 2 (3.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.08%) TDD
2 17 (32.08%) Automated Testing
3 16 (30.19%) Test Scripting
4 15 (28.30%) BDD
5 13 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (18.87%) Software Testing
7 9 (16.98%) SOA
7 9 (16.98%) Test Strategy
8 7 (13.21%) Scrum
8 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
9 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (9.43%) Code Coverage
10 5 (9.43%) Data Analysis
11 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
11 4 (7.55%) Automation Testing
12 3 (5.66%) Regression Testing
12 3 (5.66%) Validation
12 3 (5.66%) Product Management
12 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) Java
2 23 (43.40%) Groovy
3 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
4 11 (20.75%) SQL
4 11 (20.75%) C#
5 8 (15.09%) Python
5 8 (15.09%) Perl
6 7 (13.21%) Bash Shell
6 7 (13.21%) Korn
7 2 (3.77%) XPath
7 2 (3.77%) XQuery
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.89%) Ruby
8 1 (1.89%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) ISEB
2 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.43%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.89%) HNC
4 1 (1.89%) HND
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (3.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle
2 2 (3.77%) T-Plan
3 1 (1.89%) HP
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago