Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 126 110 104
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cardiff 14.96% 11.00% 11.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.62% 11.89% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 111 89 85
Median annual salary £45,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.29% -2.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £54,250 £52,500
South Wales median annual salary £44,379 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +21.59% -2.67% -2.60%

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 758 925 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 90.02% 92.50% 93.68%
Number of salaries quoted 675 806 729
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% -2.50%
10th Percentile £27,505 £27,500 £24,875
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £59,000
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Cardiff

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Cardiff

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Cardiff over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 65 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (44.44%) Selenium
3 44 (34.92%) Jenkins
4 43 (34.13%) Cucumber
5 37 (29.37%) Scrum
6 35 (27.78%) Finance
7 34 (26.98%) Java
7 34 (26.98%) QA
8 30 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (22.22%) ISTQB
10 23 (18.25%) Software Testing
10 23 (18.25%) WebDriver
11 21 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (15.87%) JavaScript
12 20 (15.87%) PHP
13 18 (14.29%) C#
13 18 (14.29%) ISEB
13 18 (14.29%) Azure
14 17 (13.49%) Web Services
14 17 (13.49%) Fintech
15 16 (12.70%) DevOps
15 16 (12.70%) Docker
15 16 (12.70%) BDD
15 16 (12.70%) Software Engineering
15 16 (12.70%) JIRA
16 14 (11.11%) Degree
16 14 (11.11%) AWS
16 14 (11.11%) JUnit
17 13 (10.32%) Spring
17 13 (10.32%) Ansible

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 10 (7.94%) Confluence
2 8 (6.35%) Apache
3 4 (3.17%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.29%) Azure
2 14 (11.11%) AWS
3 6 (4.76%) BrowserStack
4 4 (3.17%) GitHub
4 4 (3.17%) OpenShift
4 4 (3.17%) SaaS
5 2 (1.59%) npm
6 1 (0.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.73%) MySQL
2 7 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.97%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 56 (44.44%) Selenium
2 44 (34.92%) Jenkins
3 43 (34.13%) Cucumber
4 23 (18.25%) WebDriver
5 16 (12.70%) JIRA
6 14 (11.11%) JUnit
7 12 (9.52%) Postman
8 11 (8.73%) Git (software)
8 11 (8.73%) Maven
9 10 (7.94%) SoapUI
9 10 (7.94%) Zephyr
10 8 (6.35%) Protractor
10 8 (6.35%) SpecFlow
11 7 (5.56%) GoCD
11 7 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (5.56%) TeamCity
12 6 (4.76%) Mocha
12 6 (4.76%) RSpec
13 5 (3.97%) Jasmine
13 5 (3.97%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 35 (27.78%) Finance
2 10 (7.94%) Banking
3 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.17%) Advertising
4 4 (3.17%) Marketing
5 3 (2.38%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Automotive
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (32.54%) Analyst
1 41 (32.54%) Test Analyst
2 33 (26.19%) Developer
3 27 (21.43%) Automation Test Analyst
4 22 (17.46%) Test Engineer
5 11 (8.73%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (8.73%) Senior Test Analyst
5 11 (8.73%) Test Automation Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) QA Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) PHP Developer
8 7 (5.56%) Azure Developer
8 7 (5.56%) C++ Developer
8 7 (5.56%) Lead Developer
8 7 (5.56%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Tester
9 5 (3.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (3.97%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.49%) Web Services
2 13 (10.32%) Spring
3 11 (8.73%) Laravel
4 7 (5.56%) CSS
4 7 (5.56%) HTML
4 7 (5.56%) JMS
4 7 (5.56%) SOAP
5 6 (4.76%) REST
5 6 (4.76%) Vue.js
6 5 (3.97%) Dropwizard
6 5 (3.97%) jQuery
6 5 (3.97%) React
6 5 (3.97%) Spring Boot
7 4 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (3.17%) WebdriverIO
8 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.59%) React Native
10 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Core
10 1 (0.79%) GraphQL
10 1 (0.79%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.97%) User Experience
3 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.79%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.73%) Linux
2 8 (6.35%) Unix
3 4 (3.17%) Android
3 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.37%) Scrum
3 30 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (18.25%) Software Testing
5 17 (13.49%) Fintech
6 16 (12.70%) BDD
6 16 (12.70%) DevOps
6 16 (12.70%) Software Engineering
7 13 (10.32%) Mentoring
8 12 (9.52%) API Testing
8 12 (9.52%) Kanban
8 12 (9.52%) SDLC
8 12 (9.52%) Software Delivery
9 11 (8.73%) Project Management
9 11 (8.73%) TDD
9 11 (8.73%) Test Scripting
10 10 (7.94%) Test Strategy
11 9 (7.14%) Regression Testing
11 9 (7.14%) Test Management
11 9 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.98%) Java
2 20 (15.87%) JavaScript
2 20 (15.87%) PHP
3 18 (14.29%) C#
4 8 (6.35%) C++
4 8 (6.35%) Python
5 7 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.56%) SQL
6 6 (4.76%) Go
6 6 (4.76%) TypeScript
7 5 (3.97%) Java 8
8 3 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 21 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (14.29%) ISEB
4 14 (11.11%) Degree
5 3 (2.38%) CISM
5 3 (2.38%) CISSP
5 3 (2.38%) SANS
6 1 (0.79%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (26.98%) QA
2 3 (2.38%) COBIT
2 3 (2.38%) NIST
System Software
1 16 (12.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (10.32%) Ansible
2 9 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.56%) Puppet
4 5 (3.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (5.56%) Zend
2 5 (3.97%) Guidewire
3 3 (2.38%) Perforce
3 3 (2.38%) Sun
4 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle