Period
to 7 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 72 77
Rank change year-on-year +14 +5 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 7 20 11
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.13% 1.87% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.95% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2 20 6
Median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £47,500 £32,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £38,750
South Wales median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -

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 598 1,026 998
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.76% 95.71% 98.33%
Number of salaries quoted 528 893 842
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £62,500
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cardiff

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Cardiff.

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cardiff

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 5 (71.43%) Spring
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JUnit
2 5 (71.43%) Apache
2 5 (71.43%) JMS
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Time Management
3 2 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Fintech
3 2 (28.57%) White-Box Testing
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) 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 5 (71.43%) Apache
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
1 5 (71.43%) JUnit
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) JMS
1 5 (71.43%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Time Management
3 2 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Fintech
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) White-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA