Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 43 44
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 54 72 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.73% 5.32% 5.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.36% 6.01% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 52 68 75
Cardiff median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £27,575 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £51,250 £48,750 £43,750
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +9.38%

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 734 1199 1339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 91.52% 88.55% 85.02%
Number of salaries quoted 652 1087 1132
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +4.29%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,500 £23,275
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +4.29%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (48.15%) Scrum
3 21 (38.89%) Selenium
4 17 (31.48%) QA
4 17 (31.48%) TDD
5 16 (29.63%) Java
6 12 (22.22%) C#
7 11 (20.37%) Finance
8 10 (18.52%) Games
9 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 9 (16.67%) SQL
9 9 (16.67%) OO
9 9 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 9 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 8 (14.81%) Functional Testing
10 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
10 8 (14.81%) Defect Management
10 8 (14.81%) Spring
11 7 (12.96%) ISTQB
11 7 (12.96%) C++
11 7 (12.96%) .NET
11 7 (12.96%) Waterfall
11 7 (12.96%) Cucumber
11 7 (12.96%) Jenkins
11 7 (12.96%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (11.11%) Go
12 6 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (11.11%) Kafka

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 (12.96%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.70%) CMS
2 2 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) PaaS
2 2 (3.70%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Firewall
1 2 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 6 (11.11%) MySQL
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) MS Access
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (38.89%) Selenium
2 7 (12.96%) Cucumber
2 7 (12.96%) Jenkins
3 6 (11.11%) JMeter
4 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.56%) JIRA
6 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.56%) Subversion
6 3 (5.56%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.70%) Ant
7 2 (3.70%) Bugzilla
7 2 (3.70%) CruiseControl
7 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.70%) Maven
7 2 (3.70%) NetBeans
7 2 (3.70%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Games
3 5 (9.26%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Analyst
3 11 (20.37%) Test Analyst
4 10 (18.52%) Tester
5 8 (14.81%) Java Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (12.96%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Developer
8 5 (9.26%) QA Tester
8 5 (9.26%) Software QA Tester
8 5 (9.26%) Software Tester
9 4 (7.41%) QA Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) Scrum Master
9 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Automation Tester
10 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
10 3 (5.56%) Software QA Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Test Leader
11 2 (3.70%) Ruby Developer
11 2 (3.70%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) Spring
2 7 (12.96%) .NET
3 6 (11.11%) Kafka
3 6 (11.11%) RESTful
4 4 (7.41%) HTML
4 4 (7.41%) JSON
4 4 (7.41%) Spring Boot
4 4 (7.41%) Thymeleaf
5 3 (5.56%) SOAP
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.70%) CSS
6 2 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.70%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.70%) J2EE
6 2 (3.70%) Node.js
6 2 (3.70%) REST
7 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.85%) Laravel
7 1 (1.85%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Fintech
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.85%) PDA
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) Unix
2 2 (3.70%) VMS
2 2 (3.70%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Android
3 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (48.15%) Scrum
3 17 (31.48%) TDD
4 9 (16.67%) OO
4 9 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 9 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (14.81%) Defect Management
5 8 (14.81%) Functional Testing
5 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 7 (12.96%) Waterfall
7 6 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (11.11%) Microservices
7 6 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (11.11%) Software Delivery
7 6 (11.11%) Test Management
7 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (11.11%) Web Development
8 5 (9.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) Java
2 12 (22.22%) C#
3 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (16.67%) SQL
4 7 (12.96%) C++
5 6 (11.11%) Go
6 5 (9.26%) Ruby
7 4 (7.41%) Python
8 3 (5.56%) PHP
9 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.85%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.85%) Korn
10 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.85%) Perl
10 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (31.48%) QA
2 3 (5.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.85%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Firmware
1 2 (3.70%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Ansible
2 4 (7.41%) Terraform
3 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
1 5 (9.26%) TOWER Software
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.85%) Sencha