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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
UK / Wales
Rank 76 87 95
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.77% 1.14% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.40% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 8
Median salary £33,250 £37,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.13% -4.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,350 £53,500 £48,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
969 1001 1069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 85.98% 81.45% 80.74%
Number of salaries quoted 827 879 934
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Wales region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +9 14 £32,500 -12.16% 2
Mid Wales - 4 - -
North Wales - 1 £65,000 - 1
West Wales - 1 - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 31 (70.45%) Selenium
2 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (43.18%) Scrum
4 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (29.55%) TDD
5 13 (29.55%) .NET
6 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
6 10 (22.73%) C#
6 10 (22.73%) SQL
6 10 (22.73%) QA
7 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.45%) Web Services
7 9 (20.45%) Functional Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Mentoring
7 9 (20.45%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (15.91%) Java
9 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
10 6 (13.64%) Validation
10 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
10 6 (13.64%) BDD
10 6 (13.64%) Android
10 6 (13.64%) Apple iOS
10 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Jenkins
10 6 (13.64%) Automation Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Ranorex
11 5 (11.36%) Black-Box Testing
11 5 (11.36%) SDLC

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) IaaS
1 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Broadband
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.27%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 31 (70.45%) Selenium
2 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 6 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.36%) JMeter
4 5 (11.36%) Ranorex
4 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
4 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio
4 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
5 4 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 4 (9.09%) LoadUI
6 3 (6.82%) Hudson
7 2 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.55%) Firebug
7 2 (4.55%) JBehave
7 2 (4.55%) JUnit
7 2 (4.55%) Maven
7 2 (4.55%) MSTest
7 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (11.36%) Games
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Automotive
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Analyst
1 23 (52.27%) Test Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Software Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Developer in Test
5 3 (6.82%) Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Product Owner
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) .NET
2 9 (20.45%) Web Services
3 4 (9.09%) REST
3 4 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.55%) HTML
4 2 (4.55%) RESTful
5 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.27%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) DHTML
5 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.27%) Visualforce
5 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Digital Media
2 3 (6.82%) Digital TV
2 3 (6.82%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Fintech
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Blog
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Android
1 6 (13.64%) Apple iOS
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Windows
3 2 (4.55%) CentOS
3 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) Scrum
3 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (29.55%) TDD
5 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Functional Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Mentoring
6 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.64%) Automation Testing
7 6 (13.64%) BDD
7 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Validation
8 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Black-Box Testing
8 5 (11.36%) SDLC
9 4 (9.09%) Coaching
9 4 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) C#
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) Java
3 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) Python
5 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.55%) C++
5 2 (4.55%) Korn
5 2 (4.55%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.55%) Perl
5 2 (4.55%) PHP
5 2 (4.55%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.82%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) TOWER Software
2 4 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
Llandudno, Gwynedd
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £0.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago