The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Wales / South Wales
Rank 63 76 89
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 23 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.90% 1.91% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.39% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12 23 5
Median salary £34,500 £48,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.86% +21.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £35,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,500 £49,000
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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
707 962 1006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 84.17% 79.70% 82.53%
Number of salaries quoted 615 835 871
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £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 South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales 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 South Wales

Test Automation
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in South Wales

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in South Wales

Test Automation
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +8 15 £34,500 -28.86%
Caerphilly - 1 - -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) Selenium
3 22 (56.41%) Scrum
4 18 (46.15%) C#
5 16 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (38.46%) .NET
7 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
7 10 (25.64%) Visual Studio
7 10 (25.64%) TDD
8 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
9 8 (20.51%) Finance
9 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
9 8 (20.51%) BDD
9 8 (20.51%) Functional Testing
10 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
10 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (17.95%) QA
10 7 (17.95%) Banking
10 7 (17.95%) Java
10 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
10 7 (17.95%) Web Services
10 7 (17.95%) SQL
10 7 (17.95%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (15.38%) JMeter
11 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
11 6 (15.38%) Automation Testing
12 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
12 5 (12.82%) Black-Box Testing
12 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
12 5 (12.82%) ATDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 (5.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Broadband
2 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.13%) Couchbase
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.56%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 23 (58.97%) Selenium
2 10 (25.64%) Visual Studio
3 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (15.38%) JMeter
5 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
5 5 (12.82%) WebDriver
6 4 (10.26%) MSTest
7 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.13%) Firebug
8 2 (5.13%) Maven
8 2 (5.13%) MbUnit
8 2 (5.13%) Mercurial
8 2 (5.13%) NUnit
8 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.56%) gulp
9 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.56%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Games
4 3 (7.69%) Advertising
5 2 (5.13%) Retail
6 1 (2.56%) Automotive
6 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Analyst
1 19 (48.72%) Test Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Software Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Test Automation Specialist
3 5 (12.82%) Test Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Test Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Product Owner
7 1 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Product Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) Web Services
3 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
4 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.69%) CSS
5 3 (7.69%) HTML
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.13%) CSS3
6 2 (5.13%) HTML5
6 2 (5.13%) jQuery
6 2 (5.13%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (5.13%) WCF
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.56%) REST
7 1 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Digital Media
2 3 (7.69%) Digital TV
2 3 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Fintech
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Android
2 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Scrum
3 16 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (25.64%) TDD
5 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 8 (20.51%) BDD
6 8 (20.51%) Functional Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
8 6 (15.38%) Automation Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
9 5 (12.82%) ATDD
9 5 (12.82%) Black-Box Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
9 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) C#
2 7 (17.95%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) TOWER Software
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco
2 1 (2.56%) HP
2 1 (2.56%) IBM
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft