Period
to 24 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 45 45
Rank change year-on-year +16 0 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 54 74 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.61% 5.36% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 6.03% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 51 70 76
Cardiff median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £28,403 £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 749 1228 1331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 91.68% 88.92% 85.16%
Number of salaries quoted 663 1112 1129
Cardiff median annual salary £39,000 £36,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -1.37% +4.29%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,779
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.96% +5.08%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 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 34 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (48.15%) Scrum
3 24 (44.44%) Selenium
4 18 (33.33%) QA
5 17 (31.48%) Java
6 16 (29.63%) TDD
7 13 (24.07%) Finance
8 10 (18.52%) Games
8 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
8 10 (18.52%) C#
8 10 (18.52%) Test Strategy
8 10 (18.52%) Defect Management
9 9 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 9 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 9 (16.67%) OO
9 9 (16.67%) Spring
9 9 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (14.81%) ISTQB
10 8 (14.81%) SQL
10 8 (14.81%) JMeter
10 8 (14.81%) Jenkins
10 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
10 8 (14.81%) Software Delivery
11 7 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (12.96%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (12.96%) Cucumber
11 7 (12.96%) C++
11 7 (12.96%) Test Management

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 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.70%) CMS
3 2 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
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
3 1 (1.85%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Firewall
1 2 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 5 (9.26%) MySQL
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) MS Access
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (44.44%) Selenium
2 8 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 8 (14.81%) JMeter
3 7 (12.96%) Cucumber
4 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
6 4 (7.41%) Subversion
7 3 (5.56%) Bugzilla
7 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.56%) JIRA
7 3 (5.56%) NetBeans
7 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (5.56%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.70%) Ant
8 2 (3.70%) CruiseControl
8 2 (3.70%) Maven
8 2 (3.70%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Games
3 6 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Developer
2 13 (24.07%) Analyst
3 12 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 11 (20.37%) Tester
5 9 (16.67%) Java Developer
6 8 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (14.81%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 6 (11.11%) Software Tester
8 5 (9.26%) QA Tester
8 5 (9.26%) Software QA Tester
9 4 (7.41%) QA Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) Scrum Master
9 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (5.56%) Automation Tester
10 3 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
10 3 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
10 3 (5.56%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) Spring
2 6 (11.11%) Kafka
2 6 (11.11%) RESTful
3 5 (9.26%) JSON
4 4 (7.41%) .NET
4 4 (7.41%) SOAP
4 4 (7.41%) Spring Boot
4 4 (7.41%) Thymeleaf
5 3 (5.56%) Hibernate
5 3 (5.56%) HTML
5 3 (5.56%) J2EE
5 3 (5.56%) REST
6 2 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.70%) Node.js
7 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.85%) COM
7 1 (1.85%) Laravel
7 1 (1.85%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Fintech
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
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 34 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (48.15%) Scrum
3 16 (29.63%) TDD
4 10 (18.52%) Defect Management
4 10 (18.52%) Test Strategy
5 9 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 9 (16.67%) OO
5 9 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 9 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 8 (14.81%) Software Delivery
7 7 (12.96%) Test Management
8 6 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (11.11%) Coaching
8 6 (11.11%) Microservices
8 6 (11.11%) SDLC
8 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Web Development
8 6 (11.11%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) Java
2 10 (18.52%) C#
2 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.81%) 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 8 (14.81%) ISTQB
2 7 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.33%) QA
2 3 (5.56%) Data Quality
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%) TOWER Software
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.85%) Sencha