Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 24 43
Rank change year-on-year +11 +19 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 120 61 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 10.71% 7.01% 4.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.20% 7.51% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 98 57 62
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,600 £26,842 £26,025
90th Percentile £57,650 £53,400 £48,750
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 984 812 1,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 87.86% 93.33% 88.72%
Number of salaries quoted 815 714 1,056
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £22,625
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,125 £53,750
South Wales median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.35%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation 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 in Cardiff.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Cardiff

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Cardiff over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 73 (60.83%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (59.17%) Selenium
3 69 (57.50%) Java
4 49 (40.83%) TDD
5 47 (39.17%) REST
6 45 (37.50%) QA
7 43 (35.83%) Cucumber
8 42 (35.00%) BDD
9 39 (32.50%) C#
10 38 (31.67%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (30.00%) Scrum
12 28 (23.33%) Web Services
13 25 (20.83%) JavaScript
13 25 (20.83%) Finance
13 25 (20.83%) WebDriver
14 21 (17.50%) JMeter
14 21 (17.50%) Protractor
15 20 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
16 19 (15.83%) JUnit
16 19 (15.83%) Software Testing
16 19 (15.83%) Issue Tracking
16 19 (15.83%) Non-Functional Testing
17 18 (15.00%) SDET
17 18 (15.00%) Fintech
17 18 (15.00%) Microservices
18 17 (14.17%) Go
18 17 (14.17%) Python
19 16 (13.33%) Spring
19 16 (13.33%) NoSQL
19 16 (13.33%) SoapUI

Test Automation
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 7 (5.83%) Confluence
2 4 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.83%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.83%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.67%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.83%) HTTP
2 5 (4.17%) DNS
3 4 (3.33%) LAN
3 4 (3.33%) WAN
4 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 10 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.50%) MySQL
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 71 (59.17%) Selenium
2 43 (35.83%) Cucumber
3 25 (20.83%) WebDriver
4 21 (17.50%) JMeter
4 21 (17.50%) Protractor
5 19 (15.83%) JUnit
6 16 (13.33%) SoapUI
7 11 (9.17%) Git (software)
7 11 (9.17%) JIRA
8 10 (8.33%) Jenkins
9 6 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (4.17%) Gatling
10 5 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (4.17%) Rational Quality Manager
10 5 (4.17%) Rational Team Concert
11 4 (3.33%) Ranorex
12 3 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.67%) Gerrit
13 2 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 25 (20.83%) Finance
2 9 (7.50%) Banking
3 7 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.50%) Advertising
4 3 (2.50%) Games
4 3 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (19.17%) Analyst
1 23 (19.17%) Developer
2 20 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 17 (14.17%) Tester
4 16 (13.33%) Java Engineer
4 16 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 14 (11.67%) QA Engineer
6 12 (10.00%) Test Manager
7 10 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (7.50%) QA Leader
9 8 (6.67%) Java Developer
10 7 (5.83%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) QA Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (5.83%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (5.83%) Technical Manager
10 7 (5.83%) Technical Test Manager
10 7 (5.83%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) Test Leader
11 6 (5.00%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (39.17%) REST
2 28 (23.33%) Web Services
3 16 (13.33%) Spring
4 8 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.67%) Hibernate
4 8 (6.67%) Spring Boot
4 8 (6.67%) Swagger
5 7 (5.83%) Gherkin
5 7 (5.83%) RESTful
6 6 (5.00%) .NET
6 6 (5.00%) HTML
7 5 (4.17%) CSS
7 5 (4.17%) Middleware
8 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.50%) Ext JS
8 3 (2.50%) HTML5
8 3 (2.50%) J2EE
8 3 (2.50%) React
8 3 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.00%) Fintech
2 11 (9.17%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.33%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.50%) AS400
4 3 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.50%) User Experience
5 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.83%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (0.83%) Android
2 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (60.83%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (40.83%) TDD
3 42 (35.00%) BDD
4 38 (31.67%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (30.00%) Scrum
6 20 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 19 (15.83%) Issue Tracking
7 19 (15.83%) Non-Functional Testing
7 19 (15.83%) Software Testing
8 18 (15.00%) Microservices
8 18 (15.00%) SDET
9 13 (10.83%) Performance Testing
9 13 (10.83%) Unit Testing
10 12 (10.00%) QA Automation
11 11 (9.17%) Test Scripting
11 11 (9.17%) Validation
12 10 (8.33%) DevOps
12 10 (8.33%) Manual Testing
13 9 (7.50%) Mentoring
13 9 (7.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 69 (57.50%) Java
2 39 (32.50%) C#
3 25 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 17 (14.17%) Go
4 17 (14.17%) Python
5 15 (12.50%) SQL
6 7 (5.83%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.83%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.17%) PHP
7 5 (4.17%) Ruby
8 4 (3.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.83%) C
10 1 (0.83%) C++
10 1 (0.83%) R
10 1 (0.83%) Scala
10 1 (0.83%) VB
10 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (9.17%) Degree
2 10 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.83%) ISEB
3 7 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.83%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.67%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (1.67%) CITP
4 2 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.67%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) Ansible
1 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.83%) Kibana
2 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (6.67%) Oracle
2 5 (4.17%) IBM
3 3 (2.50%) Sencha
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.67%) Sybase
5 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.83%) Blue Prism