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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 53 53 65
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 13 21 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.35% 3.01% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 3.58% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 5
Median salary £38,250 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.13% -3.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 494 587 556
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 89.17% 84.22% 85.67%
Number of salaries quoted 440 473 484
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cardiff

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (70.97%) Selenium
3 18 (58.06%) Scrum
4 16 (51.61%) C#
5 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (35.48%) .NET
7 10 (32.26%) Test Strategy
8 8 (25.81%) BDD
8 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
8 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
8 8 (25.81%) Banking
9 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
9 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
9 7 (22.58%) Java
9 7 (22.58%) JMeter
9 7 (22.58%) Finance
9 7 (22.58%) TDD
10 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
10 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
10 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
10 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
11 5 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Gherkin
11 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
11 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
11 5 (16.13%) QA

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Couchbase
2 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (70.97%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
3 7 (22.58%) JMeter
4 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
5 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
5 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
6 3 (9.68%) MSTest
7 2 (6.45%) Firebug
7 2 (6.45%) Maven
7 2 (6.45%) MbUnit
7 2 (6.45%) Mercurial
7 2 (6.45%) NUnit
7 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
7 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.23%) gulp
8 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (3.23%) Protractor
8 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (25.81%) Banking
2 7 (22.58%) Finance
3 4 (12.90%) Games
4 3 (9.68%) Advertising
5 2 (6.45%) Retail
6 1 (3.23%) Automotive
6 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Analyst
1 16 (51.61%) Test Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Test Automation Specialist
2 6 (19.35%) Test Specialist
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Software Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) Gherkin
3 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.90%) Web Services
4 3 (9.68%) CSS
4 3 (9.68%) HTML
5 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.45%) CSS3
5 2 (6.45%) HTML5
5 2 (6.45%) jQuery
5 2 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (6.45%) WCF
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) Scrum
3 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (32.26%) Test Strategy
5 8 (25.81%) BDD
5 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
6 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
6 7 (22.58%) TDD
7 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
7 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
1 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) TOWER Software
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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