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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 92 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 28 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.93% 2.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 2.64% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 21 0
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
971 1060 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 75.62% 79.46% 68.88%
Number of salaries quoted 837 946 663
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 12 £38,000 -5.00%
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Java
3 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 12 (42.86%) Finance
4 11 (39.29%) Selenium
5 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
6 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
7 8 (28.57%) JUnit
7 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Android
7 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (28.57%) ISEB
8 7 (25.00%) iPad
9 6 (21.43%) SQL
9 6 (21.43%) QA
9 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
9 6 (21.43%) Scrum
10 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
10 5 (17.86%) Windows
10 5 (17.86%) Linux
10 5 (17.86%) C#
10 5 (17.86%) C++
10 5 (17.86%) Perl
10 5 (17.86%) .NET
10 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
10 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
11 4 (14.29%) DTV
11 4 (14.29%) iPhone

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
1 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Selenium
2 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
3 8 (28.57%) JUnit
4 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
5 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
5 3 (10.71%) Spock
6 2 (7.14%) JIRA
7 1 (3.57%) PhantomJS
7 1 (3.57%) JMeter
7 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.57%) JBehave
7 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.57%) MSTest
7 1 (3.57%) Mocha
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.71%) Electronics
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Welsh Language
5 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
1 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
1 9 (32.14%) Test Engineer
1 9 (32.14%) Automation Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Agile C# Developer
4 4 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) WinForms
2 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 4 (14.29%) WPF
3 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) iPad
2 4 (14.29%) DTV
2 4 (14.29%) iPhone
3 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Android
2 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
3 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
4 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Scrum
6 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.71%) Product Management
8 3 (10.71%) MVC
8 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
8 3 (10.71%) TDD
8 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
9 2 (7.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Java
2 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) Perl
4 5 (17.86%) C#
4 5 (17.86%) C++
5 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 4 (14.29%) PHP
5 4 (14.29%) Python
6 3 (10.71%) Objective-C
6 3 (10.71%) Ruby
6 3 (10.71%) Korn
6 3 (10.71%) Erlang
6 3 (10.71%) Groovy
7 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
1 3 (10.71%) SAP
1 3 (10.71%) Xamarin
2 2 (7.14%) T-Plan
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) TOWER Software