The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Testing
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 69 58
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 12 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.16% 0.86% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.02% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 10
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £30,065
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% +19.74%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £29,129
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.25%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 496 588 567
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 89.21% 84.24% 85.78%
Number of salaries quoted 439 474 492
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Cardiff

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Cardiff

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Cardiff over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in Cardiff

Automation Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing 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 Automation Testing.

1 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) Selenium
3 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (37.50%) Scrum
4 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 9 (28.13%) .NET
5 8 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 8 (25.00%) DevOps
5 8 (25.00%) SQL
5 8 (25.00%) C#
5 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (25.00%) Finance
6 7 (21.88%) Web Services
7 6 (18.75%) HTML
7 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
7 6 (18.75%) CSS
7 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (18.75%) MVC
7 6 (18.75%) TDD
7 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
7 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 6 (18.75%) WCF
7 6 (18.75%) HTML5
7 6 (18.75%) BDD
7 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
7 6 (18.75%) CSS3
7 6 (18.75%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (15.63%) QA

Automation Testing
Co-occurring 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 2 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) JBoss
1 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
1 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Skype
1 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
1 2 (6.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (46.88%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.38%) JMeter
5 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.25%) Maven
5 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (6.25%) Subversion
6 1 (3.13%) MSTest
6 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
2 2 (6.25%) Billing
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Analyst
1 21 (65.63%) Test Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Software Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Software Test Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Software Tester
5 5 (15.63%) Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Junior
6 3 (9.38%) Junior .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Junior Developer
6 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) QA Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) QA Automation Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) .NET
2 7 (21.88%) Web Services
3 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
3 6 (18.75%) CSS
3 6 (18.75%) CSS3
3 6 (18.75%) HTML
3 6 (18.75%) HTML5
3 6 (18.75%) KnockoutJS
3 6 (18.75%) WCF
4 2 (6.25%) jQuery
4 2 (6.25%) JSON
4 2 (6.25%) REST
4 2 (6.25%) SOAP
4 2 (6.25%) WSDL
4 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (37.50%) Scrum
3 8 (25.00%) DevOps
3 8 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 6 (18.75%) BDD
4 6 (18.75%) MVC
4 6 (18.75%) TDD
4 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Kanban
6 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.00%) C#
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Ansible
1 2 (6.25%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff DT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, Annual Bonus,
Posted: 3 days ago