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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 86 82 82
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 22 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.23% 1.69% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 2.23% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15 20 1
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
947 987 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 72.62% 75.81% 70.32%
Number of salaries quoted 827 881 642
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 1 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 +1 16 £32,000 -8.57% 2
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 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 28 (56.00%) Java
2 26 (52.00%) Selenium
3 23 (46.00%) Groovy
3 23 (46.00%) SoapUI
4 20 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (36.00%) JUnit
6 17 (34.00%) TDD
7 16 (32.00%) Test Scripting
7 16 (32.00%) Web Services
8 15 (30.00%) Automated Testing
9 14 (28.00%) Android
9 14 (28.00%) BDD
10 13 (26.00%) Mobile App
10 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (26.00%) Finance
10 13 (26.00%) JavaScript
11 12 (24.00%) SQL
11 12 (24.00%) Regression Testing
11 12 (24.00%) WebDriver
11 12 (24.00%) Apple iOS
12 11 (22.00%) Maven
12 11 (22.00%) SOAP
13 10 (20.00%) Ant
13 10 (20.00%) CruiseControl
13 10 (20.00%) Calabash
13 10 (20.00%) Test Strategy
13 10 (20.00%) JBehave
13 10 (20.00%) Software Testing
14 9 (18.00%) eggPlant

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) HTTP
2 2 (4.00%) SSL
2 2 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Big Data
2 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (52.00%) Selenium
2 23 (46.00%) SoapUI
3 20 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 18 (36.00%) JUnit
5 12 (24.00%) WebDriver
6 11 (22.00%) Maven
7 10 (20.00%) CruiseControl
7 10 (20.00%) Ant
7 10 (20.00%) JBehave
7 10 (20.00%) Calabash
8 9 (18.00%) eggPlant
8 9 (18.00%) Cucumber
9 7 (14.00%) JIRA
10 6 (12.00%) Robotium
11 3 (6.00%) Subversion
11 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
11 3 (6.00%) Mercurial
12 2 (4.00%) Hudson
12 2 (4.00%) Gerrit
13 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Advertising
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Welsh Language
4 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Test Engineer
2 17 (34.00%) Automation Engineer
2 17 (34.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Automated Test Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Tester
8 2 (4.00%) QA Manager
8 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) Web Services
2 11 (22.00%) SOAP
3 6 (12.00%) REST
4 4 (8.00%) .NET
4 4 (8.00%) XML
4 4 (8.00%) WinForms
4 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.00%) JSON
5 2 (4.00%) RESTful
5 2 (4.00%) HTML
6 1 (2.00%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (16.00%) Blackberry
3 7 (14.00%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (14.00%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (8.00%) iPad
4 4 (8.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.00%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Android
2 12 (24.00%) Apple iOS
3 8 (16.00%) Windows
4 6 (12.00%) Linux
5 2 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) TDD
3 16 (32.00%) Test Scripting
4 15 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 14 (28.00%) BDD
6 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (24.00%) Regression Testing
8 10 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 10 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 9 (18.00%) SOA
10 6 (12.00%) Scrum
11 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.00%) Code Coverage
11 5 (10.00%) Data Analysis
12 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
12 4 (8.00%) Performance Testing
12 4 (8.00%) Product Management
12 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (6.00%) Automation Testing
13 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) Java
2 23 (46.00%) Groovy
3 13 (26.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (24.00%) SQL
5 9 (18.00%) Perl
6 8 (16.00%) Python
6 8 (16.00%) Bash Shell
6 8 (16.00%) C#
7 7 (14.00%) Korn
8 2 (4.00%) XPath
8 2 (4.00%) Erlang
8 2 (4.00%) XQuery
8 2 (4.00%) Ruby
8 2 (4.00%) PHP
9 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) ISEB
2 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) T-Plan
3 1 (2.00%) HP
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