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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 86 83 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 19 24 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.46% 1.67% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.99% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 18 23 15
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,550 £41,500 £38,100
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
1134 1205 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 87.16% 83.74% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 960 1029 862
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +2 19 £40,000 +18.51% 4
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Selenium
3 14 (45.16%) Scrum
4 13 (41.94%) TDD
4 13 (41.94%) QA
5 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
5 9 (29.03%) BDD
5 9 (29.03%) Functional Testing
5 9 (29.03%) ISEB
6 8 (25.81%) Java
6 8 (25.81%) C#
6 8 (25.81%) SQL
6 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
6 8 (25.81%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (22.58%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
7 7 (22.58%) .NET
7 7 (22.58%) Web Services
8 6 (19.35%) SOAP
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
8 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
8 6 (19.35%) REST
8 6 (19.35%) SDLC
8 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
9 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
9 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) CMS
1 3 (9.68%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (9.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) IaaS
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Broadband
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) RavenDB
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
3 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.68%) Hudson
4 3 (9.68%) JBehave
4 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.45%) Appium
5 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (6.45%) Calabash
5 2 (6.45%) eggPlant
5 2 (6.45%) JUnit
5 2 (6.45%) Robotium
5 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.23%) MSTest
6 1 (3.23%) Ranorex
6 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Analyst
1 14 (45.16%) Test Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Developer in Test
4 3 (9.68%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
1 7 (22.58%) Web Services
2 6 (19.35%) REST
2 6 (19.35%) SOAP
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.45%) RESTful
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Fintech
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Digital Media
3 2 (6.45%) Digital TV
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.23%) Blog
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Android
1 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) CentOS
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Scrum
3 13 (41.94%) TDD
4 9 (29.03%) BDD
4 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (29.03%) Functional Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
7 6 (19.35%) SDLC
7 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
9 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
10 3 (9.68%) OOP
10 3 (9.68%) Project Management
10 3 (9.68%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) C#
1 8 (25.81%) Java
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Python
2 3 (9.68%) Ruby
3 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.45%) C++
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) Korn
3 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISEB
2 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (41.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Alterian
1 3 (9.68%) Sitecore
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.45%) TOWER Software
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