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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 36 55
Rank change year-on-year +11 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 39 35 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.72% 5.08% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.50% 6.04% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 38 31 13
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,264 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £47,500 £34,300
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 459 579 653
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 90.89% 84.03% 86.26%
Number of salaries quoted 392 506 527
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,500 £27,420
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 56 (65.88%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.00%) C#
3 26 (30.59%) Scrum
3 26 (30.59%) Selenium
4 25 (29.41%) Java
5 24 (28.24%) QA
6 22 (25.88%) .NET
7 21 (24.71%) TDD
8 20 (23.53%) Finance
8 20 (23.53%) Test Strategy
9 18 (21.18%) SQL
10 17 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 17 (20.00%) BDD
11 16 (18.82%) HTML
12 15 (17.65%) Visual Studio
12 15 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (17.65%) Unit Testing
13 14 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
14 13 (15.29%) CSS
14 13 (15.29%) AngularJS
14 13 (15.29%) Mentoring
14 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (14.12%) SDLC
15 12 (14.12%) MVC
15 12 (14.12%) Subversion
16 11 (12.94%) SOAP
16 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET
16 11 (12.94%) MongoDB
16 11 (12.94%) Waterfall

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 4 (4.71%) IIS
1 4 (4.71%) Skype for Business
1 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
1 4 (4.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.18%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) Skype
1 4 (4.71%) Unified Communications
1 4 (4.71%) WebEx
2 2 (2.35%) Firewall
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
2 2 (2.35%) VPN
3 1 (1.18%) LAN
3 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.94%) MongoDB
3 10 (11.76%) MySQL
4 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.35%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (30.59%) Selenium
2 15 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 12 (14.12%) Subversion
4 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 8 (9.41%) Cucumber
6 7 (8.24%) JIRA
7 6 (7.06%) JMeter
8 5 (5.88%) WebDriver
9 4 (4.71%) Eclipse
9 4 (4.71%) Maven
9 4 (4.71%) SoapUI
10 3 (3.53%) Mercurial
10 3 (3.53%) MSTest
10 3 (3.53%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.35%) MbUnit
11 2 (2.35%) NUnit
11 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.18%) gulp
General
1 20 (23.53%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Banking
3 7 (8.24%) Games
4 4 (4.71%) Advertising
4 4 (4.71%) Billing
4 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Electronics
6 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Legal
6 1 (1.18%) Military
6 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (29.41%) Analyst
2 23 (27.06%) Test Analyst
3 21 (24.71%) Developer
4 13 (15.29%) Tester
5 11 (12.94%) .NET Developer
5 11 (12.94%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (11.76%) Software Tester
7 9 (10.59%) QA Tester
7 9 (10.59%) Senior Developer
7 9 (10.59%) Software QA Tester
8 7 (8.24%) Java Developer
8 7 (8.24%) QA Analyst
8 7 (8.24%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (8.24%) Test Engineer
9 6 (7.06%) QA Specialist
9 6 (7.06%) Software Engineer
9 6 (7.06%) Test Automation Specialist
9 6 (7.06%) Test Specialist
10 5 (5.88%) QA Automation Analyst
11 4 (4.71%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.88%) .NET
2 16 (18.82%) HTML
3 13 (15.29%) AngularJS
3 13 (15.29%) CSS
4 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET
4 11 (12.94%) SOAP
5 10 (11.76%) Spring
6 9 (10.59%) RESTful
7 8 (9.41%) CSS3
7 8 (9.41%) HTML5
7 8 (9.41%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (9.41%) WCF
8 7 (8.24%) REST
9 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (5.88%) .NET Framework
10 5 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (5.88%) Gherkin
10 5 (5.88%) Node.js
11 4 (4.71%) Hibernate
11 4 (4.71%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.59%) User Experience
3 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.71%) Fintech
4 4 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.71%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.18%) CCTV
6 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.18%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) Windows
2 4 (4.71%) Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Android
3 2 (2.35%) Unix
3 2 (2.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (65.88%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.59%) Scrum
3 21 (24.71%) TDD
4 20 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 17 (20.00%) BDD
6 15 (17.65%) Unit Testing
6 15 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (15.29%) Mentoring
9 12 (14.12%) MVC
9 12 (14.12%) SDLC
10 11 (12.94%) Waterfall
11 10 (11.76%) DevOps
11 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
12 9 (10.59%) Manual Testing
13 8 (9.41%) Project Management
13 8 (9.41%) Test Scripting
14 7 (8.24%) Performance Testing
14 7 (8.24%) Product Management
15 6 (7.06%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.00%) C#
2 25 (29.41%) Java
3 18 (21.18%) SQL
4 17 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.71%) Python
6 3 (3.53%) Go
7 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
1 6 (7.06%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.24%) QA
2 4 (4.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) Def Stans
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Oracle
3 4 (4.71%) Cisco
3 4 (4.71%) IBM
4 2 (2.35%) TOWER Software
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