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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 46 53 70
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 20 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.78% 2.75% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 3.28% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 0
Median salary £34,500 £48,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.86% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
483 609 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 89.61% 83.77% 84.09%
Number of salaries quoted 439 510 491
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £47,500 £52,500
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 22 February 2017.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) Selenium
3 19 (55.88%) Scrum
4 18 (52.94%) C#
5 15 (44.12%) .NET
6 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
7 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
8 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
9 8 (23.53%) BDD
9 8 (23.53%) Functional Testing
9 8 (23.53%) TDD
10 7 (20.59%) Banking
10 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
10 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (20.59%) SQL
10 7 (20.59%) Web Services
10 7 (20.59%) Finance
10 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
10 7 (20.59%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Automation Testing
11 6 (17.65%) JMeter
11 6 (17.65%) Java
11 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
11 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
12 5 (14.71%) QA
12 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Windows
12 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) Couchbase
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 23 (67.65%) Selenium
2 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
3 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (17.65%) JMeter
5 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
5 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
6 4 (11.76%) MSTest
7 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
7 3 (8.82%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.88%) Firebug
8 2 (5.88%) Maven
8 2 (5.88%) MbUnit
8 2 (5.88%) Mercurial
8 2 (5.88%) NUnit
8 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.94%) gulp
9 1 (2.94%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (2.94%) Protractor
General
1 7 (20.59%) Banking
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Games
3 3 (8.82%) Advertising
4 2 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.94%) Automotive
5 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Analyst
1 19 (55.88%) Test Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Software Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Test Automation Specialist
3 5 (14.71%) Test Specialist
4 4 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Developer in Test
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) Web Services
3 5 (14.71%) Gherkin
4 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.82%) CSS
5 3 (8.82%) HTML
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.88%) CSS3
6 2 (5.88%) HTML5
6 2 (5.88%) jQuery
6 2 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (5.88%) WCF
7 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.94%) REST
7 1 (2.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Fintech
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Android
2 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) Scrum
3 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
5 8 (23.53%) BDD
5 8 (23.53%) Functional Testing
5 8 (23.53%) TDD
6 7 (20.59%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Automation Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 5 (14.71%) Black-Box Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
8 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
9 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) C#
2 7 (20.59%) SQL
3 6 (17.65%) Java
4 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) TOWER Software
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft