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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 66 80 85
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 38 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.78% 1.66% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 2.03% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 33 17 7
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
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
1102 983 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 80.61% 81.51% 74.43%
Number of salaries quoted 914 830 812
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 +21 38 £40,000 -1.23% 2
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 47 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (57.45%) DTV
3 26 (55.32%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (51.06%) QA
5 21 (44.68%) Software Testing
6 17 (36.17%) Linux
7 16 (34.04%) SQL
8 15 (31.91%) Perl
8 15 (31.91%) Scrum
8 15 (31.91%) Degree
9 14 (29.79%) Automated Testing
9 14 (29.79%) Test Management
9 14 (29.79%) ISEB
9 14 (29.79%) Finance
9 14 (29.79%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (27.66%) Selenium
11 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
12 11 (23.40%) REST
12 11 (23.40%) C#
12 11 (23.40%) Java
12 11 (23.40%) .NET
12 11 (23.40%) Windows
13 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
14 9 (19.15%) Web Services
15 8 (17.02%) Python
15 8 (17.02%) Client/Server
15 8 (17.02%) SNMP
15 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
15 8 (17.02%) C++
15 8 (17.02%) PHP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 3 (6.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) GitHub
1 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) SNMP
1 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
1 8 (17.02%) IGMP
1 8 (17.02%) RTSP
1 8 (17.02%) Multicast
1 8 (17.02%) Unicast
2 4 (8.51%) HTTP
3 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Selenium
2 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.89%) Behat
3 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.89%) JIRA
4 6 (12.77%) Subversion
5 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.13%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.13%) Hudson
7 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.13%) JMeter
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.64%) Electronics
3 5 (10.64%) Manufacturing
3 5 (10.64%) Marketing
4 2 (4.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Analyst
2 14 (29.79%) QA Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Tester
4 9 (19.15%) Developer
5 8 (17.02%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (17.02%) Test Team Leader
5 8 (17.02%) Senior QA Analyst
5 8 (17.02%) Team Leader
5 8 (17.02%) Quality Analyst
6 7 (14.89%) Automated Tester
6 7 (14.89%) QA Tester
7 6 (12.77%) C# Developer
7 6 (12.77%) Test Engineer
7 6 (12.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (12.77%) Senior Tester
7 6 (12.77%) Senior QA Tester
7 6 (12.77%) Agile C# Developer
7 6 (12.77%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (12.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (12.77%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) .NET
1 11 (23.40%) REST
2 9 (19.15%) Web Services
3 7 (14.89%) RESTful
4 6 (12.77%) WPF
4 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
4 6 (12.77%) WinForms
4 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.51%) SOAP
5 4 (8.51%) XML
6 2 (4.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (4.26%) STL
6 2 (4.26%) JSON
7 1 (2.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 27 (57.45%) DTV
2 14 (29.79%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (17.02%) Client/Server
4 6 (12.77%) iPhone
4 6 (12.77%) iPad
5 4 (8.51%) User Experience
6 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Linux
2 11 (23.40%) Windows
3 6 (12.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (55.32%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (44.68%) Software Testing
4 15 (31.91%) Scrum
5 14 (29.79%) Automated Testing
5 14 (29.79%) Test Management
6 7 (14.89%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (14.89%) Web Design
6 7 (14.89%) Cyber Security
7 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
7 6 (12.77%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (12.77%) MVC
8 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (10.64%) TDD
8 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
8 5 (10.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) SQL
2 15 (31.91%) Perl
3 11 (23.40%) C#
3 11 (23.40%) Java
4 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
5 8 (17.02%) C++
5 8 (17.02%) PHP
5 8 (17.02%) Python
5 8 (17.02%) Korn
6 7 (14.89%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.26%) Erlang
7 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.26%) Ruby
8 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Degree
2 14 (29.79%) ISEB
3 7 (14.89%) HND
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (51.06%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
1 6 (12.77%) Xamarin
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) SAP
3 1 (2.13%) Telerik
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