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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 81 85 88
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.17% 1.33% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.72% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 14 17 1
Average salary £32,250 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
961 1049 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 75.08% 77.70% 71.03%
Number of salaries quoted 806 939 676
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 23 September 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 +6 15 £32,250 -14.00% 4
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (57.14%) Java
3 26 (53.06%) Selenium
4 23 (46.94%) Groovy
4 23 (46.94%) SoapUI
5 20 (40.82%) Jenkins
6 17 (34.69%) Test Scripting
6 17 (34.69%) TDD
6 17 (34.69%) JUnit
6 17 (34.69%) Web Services
7 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 14 (28.57%) Automated Testing
7 14 (28.57%) Finance
7 14 (28.57%) BDD
8 13 (26.53%) Mobile App
8 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (26.53%) Android
8 13 (26.53%) Mentoring
9 12 (24.49%) Apple iOS
9 12 (24.49%) WebDriver
9 12 (24.49%) SQL
10 11 (22.45%) SOAP
10 11 (22.45%) Regression Testing
10 11 (22.45%) Maven
11 10 (20.41%) JBehave
11 10 (20.41%) Calabash
11 10 (20.41%) Test Strategy
11 10 (20.41%) CruiseControl
11 10 (20.41%) Ant
12 9 (18.37%) Perl

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
2 2 (4.08%) SSL
2 2 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (53.06%) Selenium
2 23 (46.94%) SoapUI
3 20 (40.82%) Jenkins
4 17 (34.69%) JUnit
5 12 (24.49%) WebDriver
6 11 (22.45%) Maven
7 10 (20.41%) CruiseControl
7 10 (20.41%) Ant
7 10 (20.41%) Calabash
7 10 (20.41%) JBehave
8 9 (18.37%) eggPlant
8 9 (18.37%) Cucumber
9 6 (12.24%) JIRA
9 6 (12.24%) Robotium
10 3 (6.12%) Subversion
10 3 (6.12%) Mercurial
10 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
11 2 (4.08%) Hudson
11 2 (4.08%) Gerrit
12 1 (2.04%) MSTest
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Advertising
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Welsh Language
5 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Test Engineer
2 17 (34.69%) Automation Engineer
2 17 (34.69%) Test Automation Engineer
3 12 (24.49%) Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Automated Test Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.69%) Web Services
2 11 (22.45%) SOAP
3 6 (12.24%) REST
4 4 (8.16%) XML
5 3 (6.12%) .NET
6 2 (4.08%) HTML
6 2 (4.08%) WinForms
6 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.08%) JSON
6 2 (4.08%) RESTful
7 1 (2.04%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Mobile App
2 8 (16.33%) Blackberry
3 7 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (8.16%) iPad
4 4 (8.16%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.08%) Digital Media
5 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Android
2 12 (24.49%) Apple iOS
3 9 (18.37%) Windows
4 6 (12.24%) Linux
5 2 (4.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) TDD
2 17 (34.69%) Test Scripting
3 14 (28.57%) BDD
3 14 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (26.53%) Mentoring
5 11 (22.45%) Regression Testing
6 10 (20.41%) Test Strategy
7 9 (18.37%) SOA
7 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Scrum
9 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Performance Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Code Coverage
9 5 (10.20%) Data Analysis
10 4 (8.16%) Product Management
10 4 (8.16%) Test Planning
11 3 (6.12%) Automation Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) Java
2 23 (46.94%) Groovy
3 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 12 (24.49%) SQL
5 9 (18.37%) Perl
6 8 (16.33%) Python
6 8 (16.33%) Bash Shell
7 7 (14.29%) Korn
8 6 (12.24%) C#
9 2 (4.08%) XPath
9 2 (4.08%) Erlang
9 2 (4.08%) XQuery
9 2 (4.08%) Ruby
9 2 (4.08%) PHP
10 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) ISEB
2 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.20%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) HP
2 2 (4.08%) T-Plan
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