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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 87 82 91
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 21 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.09% 1.52% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.92% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 1
Average salary £34,000 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +41.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
965 1094 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 74.86% 79.16% 71.09%
Number of salaries quoted 791 976 731
Average salary £36,000 £35,500 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.40% -3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 +4 14 £34,000 -20.00%
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (61.70%) Java
3 26 (55.32%) Selenium
4 21 (44.68%) Groovy
4 21 (44.68%) SoapUI
5 19 (40.43%) Jenkins
6 17 (36.17%) Test Scripting
7 16 (34.04%) Finance
7 16 (34.04%) JUnit
8 15 (31.91%) TDD
9 14 (29.79%) Web Services
10 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
10 13 (27.66%) BDD
11 12 (25.53%) Mentoring
12 11 (23.40%) Apple iOS
12 11 (23.40%) Mobile App
12 11 (23.40%) WebDriver
12 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (23.40%) Android
13 10 (21.28%) Cucumber
13 10 (21.28%) SQL
13 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
14 9 (19.15%) Maven
14 9 (19.15%) Perl
14 9 (19.15%) SOAP
14 9 (19.15%) Python
14 9 (19.15%) Calabash
14 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
14 9 (19.15%) JBehave
15 8 (17.02%) Bash Shell

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.13%) uiautomator
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
1 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (55.32%) Selenium
2 21 (44.68%) SoapUI
3 19 (40.43%) Jenkins
4 16 (34.04%) JUnit
5 11 (23.40%) WebDriver
6 10 (21.28%) Cucumber
7 9 (19.15%) Calabash
7 9 (19.15%) JBehave
7 9 (19.15%) Maven
8 8 (17.02%) CruiseControl
8 8 (17.02%) Ant
8 8 (17.02%) eggPlant
9 5 (10.64%) Robotium
10 4 (8.51%) Spock
10 4 (8.51%) Appium
11 3 (6.38%) JIRA
12 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
13 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
13 1 (2.13%) MSTest
General
1 16 (34.04%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Advertising
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Test Engineer
2 18 (38.30%) Automation Engineer
3 17 (36.17%) Test Automation Engineer
4 13 (27.66%) Test Analyst
4 13 (27.66%) Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Technical Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Test Leader
10 1 (2.13%) Automation Tester
10 1 (2.13%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) Web Services
2 9 (19.15%) SOAP
3 6 (12.77%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) RESTful
5 1 (2.13%) iOS SDK
5 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Mobile App
2 7 (14.89%) Blackberry
2 7 (14.89%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (8.51%) iPad
4 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.26%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.13%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Replication
6 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Android
1 11 (23.40%) Apple iOS
2 8 (17.02%) Windows
3 6 (12.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Test Scripting
3 15 (31.91%) TDD
4 13 (27.66%) BDD
5 12 (25.53%) Mentoring
6 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
9 8 (17.02%) Performance Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
10 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (14.89%) SOA
10 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Scrum
12 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
13 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
13 4 (8.51%) Product Management
14 3 (6.38%) Test Planning
14 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
15 2 (4.26%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) Java
2 21 (44.68%) Groovy
3 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.28%) SQL
5 9 (19.15%) Python
5 9 (19.15%) Perl
6 8 (17.02%) Bash Shell
7 7 (14.89%) Korn
8 5 (10.64%) C#
9 4 (8.51%) PHP
10 3 (6.38%) C++
10 3 (6.38%) Ruby
10 3 (6.38%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) ISEB
2 3 (6.38%) Degree
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) HP
2 2 (4.26%) T-Plan
3 1 (2.13%) TOWER Software