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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 79 94 82
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.39% 0.63% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.86% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 15
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £35,000 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £40,000 £78,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
970 928 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 79.57% 73.42% 69.91%
Number of salaries quoted 820 816 698
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,453
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +1 9 £40,000 - 3
West Wales - 7 £33,000 -
North Wales - 1 £30,000 -
Test Automation
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 23 (53.49%) Selenium
2 22 (51.16%) SoapUI
3 20 (46.51%) Java
4 17 (39.53%) Jenkins
5 16 (37.21%) Groovy
5 16 (37.21%) JUnit
5 16 (37.21%) Web Services
6 14 (32.56%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (32.56%) Android
6 14 (32.56%) WebDriver
7 13 (30.23%) BDD
7 13 (30.23%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (30.23%) SOA
8 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
8 12 (27.91%) Test Scripting
8 12 (27.91%) TDD
9 11 (25.58%) Maven
9 11 (25.58%) Automated Testing
9 11 (25.58%) Oracle
10 10 (23.26%) C#
10 10 (23.26%) .NET
10 10 (23.26%) Ant
10 10 (23.26%) WinForms
10 10 (23.26%) CruiseControl
10 10 (23.26%) .NET Framework
10 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
11 9 (20.93%) JIRA
11 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (20.93%) Linux
12 8 (18.60%) Windows

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.95%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) HTTP
1 2 (4.65%) SSL
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (53.49%) Selenium
2 22 (51.16%) SoapUI
3 17 (39.53%) Jenkins
4 16 (37.21%) JUnit
5 14 (32.56%) WebDriver
6 11 (25.58%) Maven
7 10 (23.26%) Ant
7 10 (23.26%) CruiseControl
8 9 (20.93%) JIRA
9 8 (18.60%) JBehave
10 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
11 4 (9.30%) eggPlant
12 3 (6.98%) QuickTest Pro
13 2 (4.65%) Hudson
13 2 (4.65%) Gerrit
13 2 (4.65%) Subversion
13 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
13 2 (4.65%) Mercurial
14 1 (2.33%) Calabash
14 1 (2.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Analyst
1 15 (34.88%) Test Analyst
2 13 (30.23%) Test Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Tester
4 6 (13.95%) Software Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Automated Test Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) C# Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Test Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Agile C# Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.65%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (37.21%) Web Services
2 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 10 (23.26%) WinForms
2 10 (23.26%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.30%) WPF
4 3 (6.98%) SOAP
4 3 (6.98%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) XML
5 2 (4.65%) JSON
6 1 (2.33%) REST
6 1 (2.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (18.60%) iPad
3 6 (13.95%) Mobile App
3 6 (13.95%) Digital Media
4 4 (9.30%) Blackberry
4 4 (9.30%) iPhone
5 2 (4.65%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Android
2 9 (20.93%) Linux
3 8 (18.60%) Windows
4 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (4.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (30.23%) BDD
2 13 (30.23%) SOA
3 12 (27.91%) Test Scripting
3 12 (27.91%) TDD
4 11 (25.58%) Automated Testing
5 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
6 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (18.60%) Data Analysis
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
9 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Scrum
11 3 (6.98%) Test Management
11 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Agile Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Code Coverage
11 3 (6.98%) Validation
12 2 (4.65%) Quality Management
12 2 (4.65%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) Java
2 16 (37.21%) Groovy
3 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
4 10 (23.26%) C#
5 7 (16.28%) SQL
6 6 (13.95%) Python
6 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
7 4 (9.30%) Objective-C
8 2 (4.65%) VBScript
8 2 (4.65%) VB
8 2 (4.65%) XQuery
8 2 (4.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.30%) ISEB
2 4 (9.30%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) HNC
3 1 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (13.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
2 6 (13.95%) VMware
3 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.98%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) MKS