Period
to 24 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Test Engineer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 83 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 - +103
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 12 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.02% 0.66% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.68% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 0
Cardiff median annual salary £45,000 - -
South Wales median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 -
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 1,138 1,026 766
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 97.07% 98.21%
Number of salaries quoted 986 865 678
Cardiff median annual salary £42,500 £38,650 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.96% +3.07% +4.17%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,700 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £54,825
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cardiff

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cardiff

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Cardiff over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in Cardiff

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Azure
4 5 (41.67%) DevOps
4 5 (41.67%) API Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (33.33%) Renewable Energy
5 4 (33.33%) Postman
5 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) Microservices
7 2 (16.67%) QA
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
8 1 (8.33%) JUnit
8 1 (8.33%) CSS
8 1 (8.33%) Web Services
8 1 (8.33%) XML
8 1 (8.33%) Apache
8 1 (8.33%) Python
8 1 (8.33%) JMS
8 1 (8.33%) ISEB
8 1 (8.33%) Scrum

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
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 1 (8.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Azure
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) Postman
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) JMS
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Renewable Energy
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) API Testing
3 5 (41.67%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Microservices
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker