The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 23 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 61 71 59
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.36% 1.33% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.60% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 7
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £38,900 £43,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Test Automation
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
619 686 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 84.10% 83.05% 77.93%
Number of salaries quoted 553 567 465
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 Cardiff

The demand trend of job ads across the Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cardiff region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Cardiff

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Selenium
3 13 (56.52%) Scrum
4 11 (47.83%) TDD
5 9 (39.13%) Java
5 9 (39.13%) QA
5 9 (39.13%) Manual Testing
5 9 (39.13%) BDD
6 8 (34.78%) C#
6 8 (34.78%) ISEB
7 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
7 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
7 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (30.43%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
8 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
8 6 (26.09%) SOAP
9 5 (21.74%) OOP
9 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
9 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 5 (21.74%) SDLC
10 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
10 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
10 4 (17.39%) Ruby
10 4 (17.39%) Umbraco
10 4 (17.39%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (17.39%) Sitecore
10 4 (17.39%) Android

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 4 (17.39%) CMS
1 4 (17.39%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (17.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
4 3 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (13.04%) JBehave
4 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.70%) Appium
5 2 (8.70%) Calabash
5 2 (8.70%) eggPlant
5 2 (8.70%) Hudson
5 2 (8.70%) JUnit
5 2 (8.70%) Ranorex
5 2 (8.70%) Robotium
5 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.35%) JIRA
6 1 (4.35%) JMeter
6 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.35%) Mocha
6 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
1 10 (43.48%) Test Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Software Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) QA Specialist
4 3 (13.04%) QA Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Developer in Test
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Development Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) SOAP
2 4 (17.39%) REST
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.70%) RESTful
5 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Fintech
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Android
1 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.70%) CentOS
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Scrum
3 11 (47.83%) TDD
4 9 (39.13%) BDD
4 9 (39.13%) Manual Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (21.74%) OOP
7 5 (21.74%) SDLC
7 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
8 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
9 3 (13.04%) Agile Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Project Management
9 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) Ruby
4 3 (13.04%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) PHP
4 3 (13.04%) Python
5 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.70%) Korn
5 2 (8.70%) Objective-C
5 2 (8.70%) Perl
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
6 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISEB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Alterian
1 4 (17.39%) Sitecore
2 3 (13.04%) TOWER Software
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle