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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 71 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 39 33 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.82% 2.45% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 3.15% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 36 30 22
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
1127 1047 954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 81.37% 77.84% 75.53%
Number of salaries quoted 925 914 846
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -2 38 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 76 (98.70%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (51.95%) DTV
3 34 (44.16%) Linux
3 34 (44.16%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (41.56%) Perl
5 29 (37.66%) QA
6 26 (33.77%) Software Testing
7 25 (32.47%) Automated Testing
7 25 (32.47%) Selenium
7 25 (32.47%) SQL
7 25 (32.47%) Python
7 25 (32.47%) Web Services
8 24 (31.17%) Java
8 24 (31.17%) Test Management
8 24 (31.17%) Bash Shell
9 23 (29.87%) Degree
9 23 (29.87%) JavaScript
10 21 (27.27%) ISEB
10 21 (27.27%) Scrum
10 21 (27.27%) REST
11 18 (23.38%) Git (software)
11 18 (23.38%) Telecoms
11 18 (23.38%) Cucumber
12 17 (22.08%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (22.08%) PHP
12 17 (22.08%) Subversion
13 15 (19.48%) Finance
13 15 (19.48%) SDLC
13 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (19.48%) Automation Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.90%) IIS
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Office
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) PaaS
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.39%) IGMP
2 8 (10.39%) SNMP
2 8 (10.39%) RTSP
2 8 (10.39%) Multicast
2 8 (10.39%) Unicast
3 5 (6.49%) HTTP
4 3 (3.90%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 7 (9.09%) Big Data
2 6 (7.79%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.90%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (32.47%) Selenium
2 18 (23.38%) Git (software)
2 18 (23.38%) Cucumber
3 17 (22.08%) Subversion
4 10 (12.99%) JIRA
4 10 (12.99%) Behat
5 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.90%) Hudson
6 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.90%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.60%) JMeter
8 1 (1.30%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.30%) JUnit
General
1 18 (23.38%) Telecoms
2 15 (19.48%) Finance
3 12 (15.58%) Marketing
4 6 (7.79%) Electronics
4 6 (7.79%) Manufacturing
4 6 (7.79%) Advertising
5 3 (3.90%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Analyst
2 20 (25.97%) Tester
3 19 (24.68%) QA Analyst
4 14 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
4 14 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
4 14 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 13 (16.88%) Test Analyst
6 11 (14.29%) Software Tester
6 11 (14.29%) Quality Analyst
7 10 (12.99%) Developer
8 8 (10.39%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (10.39%) Test Team Leader
8 8 (10.39%) Team Leader
8 8 (10.39%) Senior QA Analyst
9 7 (9.09%) Automated Tester
9 7 (9.09%) QA Tester
10 6 (7.79%) C# Developer
10 6 (7.79%) Senior Tester
10 6 (7.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (7.79%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.47%) Web Services
2 21 (27.27%) REST
3 12 (15.58%) .NET
4 10 (12.99%) RESTful
5 6 (7.79%) WPF
5 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
5 6 (7.79%) WinForms
5 6 (7.79%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.49%) SOAP
6 5 (6.49%) XML
7 2 (2.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (2.60%) STL
7 2 (2.60%) JSON
7 2 (2.60%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 40 (51.95%) DTV
2 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.39%) Client/Server
4 6 (7.79%) iPhone
4 6 (7.79%) iPad
4 6 (7.79%) Digital Media
5 4 (5.19%) User Experience
6 2 (2.60%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.16%) Linux
2 12 (15.58%) Windows
3 7 (9.09%) Android
4 6 (7.79%) UNIX
5 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (98.70%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (44.16%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (33.77%) Software Testing
4 25 (32.47%) Automated Testing
5 24 (31.17%) Test Management
6 21 (27.27%) Scrum
7 17 (22.08%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (19.48%) SDLC
8 15 (19.48%) Automation Testing
9 14 (18.18%) API Testing
10 12 (15.58%) Cyber Security
11 11 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 10 (12.99%) Web Design
12 10 (12.99%) TDD
12 10 (12.99%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (10.39%) Bug Management
13 8 (10.39%) Regression Testing
13 8 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
15 6 (7.79%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.56%) Perl
2 25 (32.47%) SQL
2 25 (32.47%) Python
3 24 (31.17%) Bash Shell
3 24 (31.17%) Java
4 23 (29.87%) JavaScript
5 17 (22.08%) PHP
6 13 (16.88%) C#
7 12 (15.58%) C++
8 10 (12.99%) Ruby
9 8 (10.39%) Korn
10 4 (5.19%) Erlang
11 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.30%) C
12 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (29.87%) Degree
2 21 (27.27%) ISEB
3 10 (12.99%) HND
4 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (37.66%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) Oracle
2 6 (7.79%) SAP
2 6 (7.79%) Xamarin
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.30%) Telerik
Wales
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30,000 to £40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago