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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 77 86 82
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 16 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.01% 1.25% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.62% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 27 15 20
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,200 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £36,900 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
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
1152 985 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 82.82% 76.65% 78.55%
Number of salaries quoted 972 857 904
Average salary £37,000 £35,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.96% +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +6 27 £35,000 +9.37% 2
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 72 (93.51%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (46.75%) DTV
3 33 (42.86%) Linux
4 31 (40.26%) Perl
4 31 (40.26%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (35.06%) Java
6 26 (33.77%) SQL
6 26 (33.77%) Python
6 26 (33.77%) Software Testing
7 25 (32.47%) Selenium
8 24 (31.17%) QA
8 24 (31.17%) ISEB
8 24 (31.17%) Bash Shell
9 22 (28.57%) Web Services
9 22 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 22 (28.57%) Test Management
9 22 (28.57%) Automated Testing
10 21 (27.27%) REST
11 20 (25.97%) Scrum
12 19 (24.68%) Degree
12 19 (24.68%) Cucumber
13 18 (23.38%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (23.38%) Git (software)
13 18 (23.38%) Subversion
14 16 (20.78%) Telecoms
14 16 (20.78%) PHP
15 15 (19.48%) Automation Testing
16 14 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (18.18%) SDLC
16 14 (18.18%) API Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) PaaS
2 4 (5.19%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.09%) IGMP
2 7 (9.09%) SNMP
2 7 (9.09%) RTSP
2 7 (9.09%) Multicast
2 7 (9.09%) Unicast
3 3 (3.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) Data Mining
1 6 (7.79%) Big Data
2 4 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (32.47%) Selenium
2 19 (24.68%) Cucumber
3 18 (23.38%) Git (software)
3 18 (23.38%) Subversion
4 10 (12.99%) JIRA
4 10 (12.99%) Behat
5 7 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.19%) Hudson
7 4 (5.19%) TeamCity
8 3 (3.90%) JBehave
8 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.60%) JMeter
10 1 (1.30%) Ranorex
10 1 (1.30%) JUnit
General
1 16 (20.78%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Marketing
3 6 (7.79%) Advertising
4 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.19%) Electronics
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 24 (31.17%) Tester
3 16 (20.78%) Test Analyst
3 16 (20.78%) QA Analyst
4 15 (19.48%) Automation Engineer
4 15 (19.48%) Test Automation Engineer
4 15 (19.48%) Software Tester
4 15 (19.48%) Test Engineer
5 11 (14.29%) Quality Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Senior QA Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
7 7 (9.09%) Team Leader
7 7 (9.09%) QA Tester
7 7 (9.09%) Automated Tester
8 6 (7.79%) Senior Tester
8 6 (7.79%) Senior QA Tester
8 6 (7.79%) Developer
9 5 (6.49%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.57%) Web Services
2 21 (27.27%) REST
3 10 (12.99%) RESTful
3 10 (12.99%) .NET
4 5 (6.49%) SOAP
5 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.19%) WinForms
5 4 (5.19%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.19%) WPF
5 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (2.60%) XML
6 2 (2.60%) JSON
6 2 (2.60%) Velocity
6 2 (2.60%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (46.75%) DTV
2 14 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 5 (6.49%) Digital Media
5 4 (5.19%) User Experience
5 4 (5.19%) iPhone
5 4 (5.19%) iPad
6 2 (2.60%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (42.86%) Linux
2 9 (11.69%) Windows
3 6 (7.79%) UNIX
4 5 (6.49%) Android
5 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (93.51%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (40.26%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (33.77%) Software Testing
4 22 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 22 (28.57%) Test Management
5 20 (25.97%) Scrum
6 18 (23.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (19.48%) Automation Testing
8 14 (18.18%) SDLC
8 14 (18.18%) API Testing
9 12 (15.58%) Cyber Security
10 11 (14.29%) TDD
11 10 (12.99%) Web Design
11 10 (12.99%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (10.39%) Manual Testing
13 7 (9.09%) Regression Testing
13 7 (9.09%) Bug Management
14 6 (7.79%) Mobile Marketing
14 6 (7.79%) E-Commerce
15 5 (6.49%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.26%) Perl
2 27 (35.06%) Java
3 26 (33.77%) SQL
3 26 (33.77%) Python
4 24 (31.17%) Bash Shell
5 22 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 16 (20.78%) PHP
7 13 (16.88%) Ruby
8 11 (14.29%) C#
8 11 (14.29%) C++
9 7 (9.09%) Korn
10 3 (3.90%) 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 24 (31.17%) ISEB
2 19 (24.68%) Degree
3 10 (12.99%) HND
4 5 (6.49%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (31.17%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
3 4 (5.19%) SAP
3 4 (5.19%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.30%) Telerik
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
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