Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 11 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 144 127 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 12.42% 11.27% 7.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.81% 12.80% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 106 102 57
Cardiff median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,842
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £53,400
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%

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 1,043 992 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 89.99% 88.02% 94.42%
Number of salaries quoted 896 819 693
Cardiff median annual salary £44,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.88% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,129 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 14 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 88 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (40.97%) Selenium
3 57 (39.58%) Java
4 35 (24.31%) Software Testing
4 35 (24.31%) Scrum
5 33 (22.92%) QA
6 29 (20.14%) SDLC
6 29 (20.14%) Finance
7 28 (19.44%) JavaScript
8 25 (17.36%) Maven
9 23 (15.97%) Test Scripting
9 23 (15.97%) Cucumber
9 23 (15.97%) Git (software)
10 22 (15.28%) Waterfall
11 21 (14.58%) Test Strategy
11 21 (14.58%) Jenkins
12 20 (13.89%) BDD
13 18 (12.50%) Test Management
13 18 (12.50%) Regression Testing
14 17 (11.81%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (11.11%) Process Improvement
16 15 (10.42%) Defect Tracking
16 15 (10.42%) DevOps
16 15 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (9.72%) Software Delivery
17 14 (9.72%) Mocha
17 14 (9.72%) Advertising
17 14 (9.72%) C#
17 14 (9.72%) SQL
18 13 (9.03%) 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 (4.17%) Confluence
2 3 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.94%) Azure
2 8 (5.56%) AWS
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.69%) Serverless
3 1 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) DNS
1 1 (0.69%) HTTP
1 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.86%) MySQL
3 4 (2.78%) Big Data
4 3 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (40.97%) Selenium
2 25 (17.36%) Maven
3 23 (15.97%) Cucumber
3 23 (15.97%) Git (software)
4 21 (14.58%) Jenkins
5 14 (9.72%) Mocha
6 12 (8.33%) JIRA
6 12 (8.33%) Subversion
6 12 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 10 (6.94%) Protractor
8 8 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (5.56%) Eclipse
8 8 (5.56%) IntelliJ
8 8 (5.56%) Jasmine
8 8 (5.56%) Visual Studio
8 8 (5.56%) Visual Studio Code
8 8 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (3.47%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.08%) JMeter
10 3 (2.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 29 (20.14%) Finance
2 14 (9.72%) Advertising
3 9 (6.25%) Banking
4 8 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (27.08%) Analyst
2 36 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 35 (24.31%) Test Analyst
4 33 (22.92%) Test Automation Manager
5 26 (18.06%) Test Engineer
6 14 (9.72%) Automation Test Analyst
6 14 (9.72%) Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (9.03%) Developer
7 13 (9.03%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (9.03%) Senior Test Analyst
7 13 (9.03%) Tester
8 11 (7.64%) Automation Tester
9 9 (6.25%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (6.25%) Senior Automation Tester
9 9 (6.25%) Senior Tester
10 8 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (5.56%) Test Leader
11 7 (4.86%) Automation Test Lead
11 7 (4.86%) Senior Automation Engineer
12 6 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.94%) HTML
2 9 (6.25%) .NET
2 9 (6.25%) Web Services
3 7 (4.86%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.17%) CSS
4 6 (4.17%) React
5 4 (2.78%) Django
5 4 (2.78%) Node.js
5 4 (2.78%) RESTful
6 3 (2.08%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.08%) JSON
6 3 (2.08%) Kafka
6 3 (2.08%) Spring
6 3 (2.08%) XML
7 2 (1.39%) REST
7 2 (1.39%) SOAP
7 2 (1.39%) Vue.js
8 1 (0.69%) GraphQL
8 1 (0.69%) Jest
8 1 (0.69%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.56%) User Experience
3 4 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.08%) Linux
1 3 (2.08%) Windows
2 2 (1.39%) Android
2 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.69%) Kali Linux
3 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (24.31%) Scrum
2 35 (24.31%) Software Testing
3 29 (20.14%) SDLC
4 23 (15.97%) Test Scripting
5 22 (15.28%) Waterfall
6 21 (14.58%) Test Strategy
7 20 (13.89%) BDD
8 18 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 18 (12.50%) Test Management
9 17 (11.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (11.11%) Process Improvement
11 15 (10.42%) Defect Tracking
11 15 (10.42%) DevOps
11 15 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (9.72%) Software Delivery
13 13 (9.03%) Security Testing
14 12 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (8.33%) Validation
15 11 (7.64%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (39.58%) Java
2 28 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 14 (9.72%) C#
3 14 (9.72%) SQL
4 11 (7.64%) Python
5 8 (5.56%) TypeScript
6 5 (3.47%) PHP
7 4 (2.78%) Go
7 4 (2.78%) Ruby
8 3 (2.08%) C++
8 3 (2.08%) VB
9 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (9.03%) ISTQB
2 11 (7.64%) Degree
3 10 (6.94%) ISEB
4 9 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.78%) CEH
5 4 (2.78%) CSSLP
5 4 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (2.78%) ISSEP
5 4 (2.78%) OSCP
6 1 (0.69%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.69%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.69%) MBA
6 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (22.92%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 11 (7.64%) Docker
2 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.39%) Ansible
2 2 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (5.56%) Guidewire
2 5 (3.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.47%) Oracle
3 1 (0.69%) Citrix
3 1 (0.69%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 1 (0.69%) Perforce
3 1 (0.69%) Red Hat