Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 27 30
Rank change year-on-year +15 +3 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 111 83 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 11.30% 8.00% 6.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.35% 8.81% 7.38%
Number of salaries quoted 89 78 81
Cardiff median annual salary £39,500 £35,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.49% +2.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £55,600 £52,500 £52,750
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% -1.04%

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 899 942 1,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 91.55% 90.84% 85.68%
Number of salaries quoted 769 821 1,004
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £52,925
South Wales median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +2.70%

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 18 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 72 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (56.76%) Java
3 59 (53.15%) Selenium
4 44 (39.64%) Cucumber
5 43 (38.74%) TDD
6 39 (35.14%) Scrum
6 39 (35.14%) BDD
7 37 (33.33%) REST
8 33 (29.73%) C#
9 32 (28.83%) QA
10 31 (27.93%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (25.23%) JavaScript
12 22 (19.82%) Finance
13 21 (18.92%) WebDriver
14 19 (17.12%) Web Services
14 19 (17.12%) DevOps
15 17 (15.32%) Python
16 16 (14.41%) JUnit
16 16 (14.41%) Spring
16 16 (14.41%) Git (software)
16 16 (14.41%) Protractor
17 15 (13.51%) Acceptance Criteria
17 15 (13.51%) Jenkins
17 15 (13.51%) JMeter
18 14 (12.61%) Software Testing
18 14 (12.61%) Issue Tracking
19 13 (11.71%) Non-Functional Testing
19 13 (11.71%) Microservices
19 13 (11.71%) RESTful
20 12 (10.81%) Manual Testing

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 9 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.70%) Confluence
2 3 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.90%) Apache
4 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.90%) CMS
4 1 (0.90%) SAS
4 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.70%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.70%) Route 53
3 3 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.80%) SaaS
5 1 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) HTTP
2 5 (4.50%) DNS
3 4 (3.60%) LAN
3 4 (3.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.91%) MongoDB
2 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.11%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.31%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.50%) MySQL
7 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.90%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.90%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 59 (53.15%) Selenium
2 44 (39.64%) Cucumber
3 21 (18.92%) WebDriver
4 16 (14.41%) Git (software)
4 16 (14.41%) JUnit
4 16 (14.41%) Protractor
5 15 (13.51%) Jenkins
5 15 (13.51%) JMeter
6 10 (9.01%) SoapUI
7 7 (6.31%) JIRA
8 6 (5.41%) Visual Studio
8 6 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (4.50%) Gatling
9 5 (4.50%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (4.50%) Rational Quality Manager
9 5 (4.50%) Rational Team Concert
10 4 (3.60%) Ranorex
11 3 (2.70%) Jasmine
11 3 (2.70%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.80%) Mercurial
General
1 22 (19.82%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Advertising
3 4 (3.60%) Retail
3 4 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.70%) Games
4 3 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Law
5 2 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (22.52%) Analyst
1 25 (22.52%) Developer
2 20 (18.02%) Test Analyst
3 17 (15.32%) Tester
4 16 (14.41%) Test Engineer
5 12 (10.81%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (9.01%) Test Automation Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) Test Manager
7 9 (8.11%) QA Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Java Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Technical Manager
9 7 (6.31%) Technical Test Manager
10 5 (4.50%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.50%) Developer in Test
10 5 (4.50%) QA Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) QA Leader
11 4 (3.60%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.60%) Integration Engineer
11 4 (3.60%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (33.33%) REST
2 19 (17.12%) Web Services
3 16 (14.41%) Spring
4 13 (11.71%) RESTful
5 12 (10.81%) .NET
6 8 (7.21%) AngularJS
6 8 (7.21%) Gherkin
6 8 (7.21%) HTML
7 7 (6.31%) CSS
7 7 (6.31%) Hibernate
7 7 (6.31%) Kafka
8 6 (5.41%) Spring Boot
9 5 (4.50%) Middleware
9 5 (4.50%) SOAP
10 3 (2.70%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (2.70%) CSS3
10 3 (2.70%) HTML5
10 3 (2.70%) Thymeleaf
11 2 (1.80%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.31%) Fintech
3 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.60%) User Experience
4 3 (2.70%) AS400
4 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.90%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.01%) Linux
2 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (2.70%) Solaris
3 2 (1.80%) Android
3 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.90%) Unix
4 1 (0.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (38.74%) TDD
3 39 (35.14%) BDD
3 39 (35.14%) Scrum
4 31 (27.93%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (17.12%) DevOps
6 15 (13.51%) Acceptance Criteria
7 14 (12.61%) Issue Tracking
7 14 (12.61%) Software Testing
8 13 (11.71%) Microservices
8 13 (11.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 12 (10.81%) Manual Testing
9 12 (10.81%) Mentoring
10 11 (9.91%) SDET
11 10 (9.01%) OO
11 10 (9.01%) SDLC
12 9 (8.11%) Performance Testing
12 9 (8.11%) Software Engineering
13 8 (7.21%) Test Strategy
13 8 (7.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 63 (56.76%) Java
2 33 (29.73%) C#
3 28 (25.23%) JavaScript
4 17 (15.32%) Python
5 11 (9.91%) Ruby
5 11 (9.91%) SQL
6 10 (9.01%) Go
7 7 (6.31%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.50%) PHP
10 4 (3.60%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.70%) C++
12 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.90%) R
13 1 (0.90%) Scala
13 1 (0.90%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) Degree
2 6 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) ISEB
3 4 (3.60%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.80%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (1.80%) CITP
4 2 (1.80%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (28.83%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.90%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.31%) Ansible
2 6 (5.41%) Terraform
3 4 (3.60%) Kibana
4 3 (2.70%) Grafana
4 3 (2.70%) Marathon
4 3 (2.70%) Mesos
4 3 (2.70%) Prometheus
4 3 (2.70%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (9.91%) Oracle
2 5 (4.50%) IBM
3 3 (2.70%) Apple
3 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.80%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.80%) Sencha
4 2 (1.80%) Sybase
4 2 (1.80%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.90%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.90%) Tableau