Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 23 40
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 91 64 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 8.26% 7.95% 5.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.62% 8.38% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 74 60 73
Cardiff median annual salary £47,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.94% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £29,765 £28,387 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £51,250 £47,500
South Wales median annual salary £41,375 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +3.44% +14.29% -

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 946 764 1,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 85.84% 94.91% 92.09%
Number of salaries quoted 780 684 1,115
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £25,450 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £55,750
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +3.45%

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 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 67 (73.63%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (57.14%) Selenium
3 46 (50.55%) Java
4 37 (40.66%) QA
5 34 (37.36%) TDD
5 34 (37.36%) C#
6 29 (31.87%) BDD
7 27 (29.67%) Scrum
8 25 (27.47%) Finance
8 25 (27.47%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (26.37%) REST
10 23 (25.27%) Cucumber
11 21 (23.08%) Unit Testing
11 21 (23.08%) Test Scripting
11 21 (23.08%) Web Services
12 17 (18.68%) WebDriver
12 17 (18.68%) Non-Functional Testing
12 17 (18.68%) Fintech
13 16 (17.58%) NoSQL
14 15 (16.48%) Microservices
14 15 (16.48%) SDET
14 15 (16.48%) JMeter
14 15 (16.48%) Python
15 14 (15.38%) SoapUI
16 13 (14.29%) QA Automation
16 13 (14.29%) Go
16 13 (14.29%) Software Testing
16 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
17 12 (13.19%) HTML
17 12 (13.19%) ISTQB

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 6 (6.59%) Confluence
2 3 (3.30%) Apache
3 2 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.10%) nginx
4 1 (1.10%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) SaaS
4 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) DNS
1 1 (1.10%) HTTP
1 1 (1.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.58%) NoSQL
2 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.20%) MySQL
4 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 52 (57.14%) Selenium
2 23 (25.27%) Cucumber
3 17 (18.68%) WebDriver
4 15 (16.48%) JMeter
5 14 (15.38%) SoapUI
6 12 (13.19%) JIRA
7 11 (12.09%) Protractor
8 10 (10.99%) Git (software)
8 10 (10.99%) JUnit
9 4 (4.40%) Bugzilla
9 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.20%) Hudson
11 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.20%) Mercurial
11 2 (2.20%) Pylint
11 2 (2.20%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (27.47%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Banking
2 9 (9.89%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.79%) Marketing
4 5 (5.49%) Electronics
4 5 (5.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.20%) Games
6 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.10%) Retail
6 1 (1.10%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (28.57%) Developer
2 14 (15.38%) QA Engineer
3 13 (14.29%) Java Engineer
4 12 (13.19%) Test Leader
5 10 (10.99%) Analyst
5 10 (10.99%) Tester
6 8 (8.79%) Automation Test Lead
6 8 (8.79%) QA Leader
6 8 (8.79%) Test Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Test Manager
8 6 (6.59%) Python Developer
8 6 (6.59%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.40%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.40%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.40%) QA Manager
9 4 (4.40%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.37%) REST
2 21 (23.08%) Web Services
3 12 (13.19%) HTML
4 9 (9.89%) .NET
5 8 (8.79%) AngularJS
5 8 (8.79%) CSS
5 8 (8.79%) Spring
5 8 (8.79%) Swagger
6 7 (7.69%) React
7 6 (6.59%) Spring Boot
7 6 (6.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (5.49%) Gherkin
8 5 (5.49%) jQuery
9 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
10 3 (3.30%) Redux
10 3 (3.30%) RequireJS
10 3 (3.30%) RESTful
10 3 (3.30%) WCF
11 2 (2.20%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Fintech
2 8 (8.79%) Analytical Mindset
2 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.40%) User Experience
5 3 (3.30%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.10%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.40%) Windows
2 2 (2.20%) Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Android
3 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (73.63%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (37.36%) TDD
3 29 (31.87%) BDD
4 27 (29.67%) Scrum
5 25 (27.47%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 21 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 17 (18.68%) Non-Functional Testing
8 15 (16.48%) Microservices
8 15 (16.48%) SDET
9 13 (14.29%) QA Automation
9 13 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 11 (12.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (12.09%) Defect Tracking
10 11 (12.09%) SDLC
11 10 (10.99%) Acceptance Criteria
11 10 (10.99%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (10.99%) Web Development
12 9 (9.89%) Issue Tracking
12 9 (9.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 46 (50.55%) Java
2 34 (37.36%) C#
3 15 (16.48%) Python
4 13 (14.29%) Go
4 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.09%) SQL
6 10 (10.99%) PHP
7 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.20%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.10%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.10%) C
8 1 (1.10%) C++
8 1 (1.10%) ES6
8 1 (1.10%) ES7
8 1 (1.10%) Ruby
8 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.10%) VB
8 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (13.19%) ISTQB
2 11 (12.09%) Degree
3 7 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (4.40%) ISEB
6 2 (2.20%) CISSP
6 2 (2.20%) MCP
6 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (40.66%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (8.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Ansible
1 2 (2.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (7.69%) SAP
2 4 (4.40%) Apple
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle
3 3 (3.30%) Twitter
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.10%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.10%) IBM
5 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.10%) Sencha