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

Automated Testing
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 34 56
Rank change year-on-year +8 +22  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 37 38 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.58% 5.56% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.35% 6.61% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 36 34 12
Median salary £35,000 £35,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.40% +18.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,403 £27,150 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £34,650
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 443 575 649
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 90.78% 84.06% 85.73%
Number of salaries quoted 379 504 523
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 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 57 (66.28%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (40.70%) C#
3 27 (31.40%) Scrum
3 27 (31.40%) Selenium
4 25 (29.07%) QA
4 25 (29.07%) Java
5 22 (25.58%) .NET
6 21 (24.42%) Finance
6 21 (24.42%) TDD
7 20 (23.26%) Test Strategy
8 18 (20.93%) BDD
8 18 (20.93%) SQL
9 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
10 16 (18.60%) HTML
10 16 (18.60%) Visual Studio
11 15 (17.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (17.44%) Unit Testing
12 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
13 13 (15.12%) CSS
13 13 (15.12%) Subversion
13 13 (15.12%) AngularJS
13 13 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (15.12%) Mentoring
14 12 (13.95%) SDLC
14 12 (13.95%) MVC
15 11 (12.79%) SOAP
15 11 (12.79%) ASP.NET
15 11 (12.79%) Git (software)
15 11 (12.79%) MongoDB

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 (4.65%) IIS
1 4 (4.65%) Skype for Business
1 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
1 4 (4.65%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.16%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Skype
1 4 (4.65%) Unified Communications
1 4 (4.65%) WebEx
2 2 (2.33%) Firewall
2 2 (2.33%) HTTP
2 2 (2.33%) VPN
3 1 (1.16%) LAN
3 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.79%) MongoDB
3 10 (11.63%) MySQL
4 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.65%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.33%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (31.40%) Selenium
2 16 (18.60%) Visual Studio
3 13 (15.12%) Subversion
4 11 (12.79%) Git (software)
5 8 (9.30%) Cucumber
6 7 (8.14%) JIRA
7 6 (6.98%) JMeter
7 6 (6.98%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.65%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.65%) Maven
8 4 (4.65%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.65%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.49%) Mercurial
9 3 (3.49%) MSTest
10 2 (2.33%) MbUnit
10 2 (2.33%) NUnit
10 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.33%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (24.42%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Banking
3 7 (8.14%) Games
4 4 (4.65%) Advertising
4 4 (4.65%) Billing
4 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.33%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Electronics
6 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Law
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
6 1 (1.16%) Military
6 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (29.07%) Analyst
2 23 (26.74%) Test Analyst
3 21 (24.42%) Developer
4 14 (16.28%) Tester
5 11 (12.79%) .NET Developer
5 11 (12.79%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (11.63%) Software Tester
7 9 (10.47%) QA Tester
7 9 (10.47%) Senior Developer
7 9 (10.47%) Software QA Tester
8 7 (8.14%) Java Developer
8 7 (8.14%) QA Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Test Engineer
9 6 (6.98%) QA Specialist
9 6 (6.98%) Software Engineer
9 6 (6.98%) Test Automation Specialist
9 6 (6.98%) Test Specialist
10 5 (5.81%) Automation Tester
10 5 (5.81%) QA Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.58%) .NET
2 16 (18.60%) HTML
3 13 (15.12%) AngularJS
3 13 (15.12%) CSS
4 11 (12.79%) ASP.NET
4 11 (12.79%) SOAP
5 10 (11.63%) Spring
6 9 (10.47%) RESTful
7 8 (9.30%) CSS3
7 8 (9.30%) HTML5
7 8 (9.30%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (9.30%) WCF
8 7 (8.14%) REST
9 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (6.98%) Gherkin
10 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
10 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (5.81%) Node.js
11 4 (4.65%) Java SE
11 4 (4.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.47%) User Experience
3 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.65%) Fintech
4 4 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.65%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.16%) CCTV
6 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.16%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) Windows
2 4 (4.65%) Linux
3 2 (2.33%) Android
3 2 (2.33%) Unix
3 2 (2.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (66.28%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.40%) Scrum
3 21 (24.42%) TDD
4 20 (23.26%) Test Strategy
5 18 (20.93%) BDD
6 15 (17.44%) Unit Testing
6 15 (17.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (15.12%) Mentoring
9 12 (13.95%) MVC
9 12 (13.95%) SDLC
10 11 (12.79%) Waterfall
11 10 (11.63%) DevOps
11 10 (11.63%) Software Engineering
12 9 (10.47%) Manual Testing
12 9 (10.47%) Test Scripting
13 8 (9.30%) Project Management
14 7 (8.14%) Performance Testing
14 7 (8.14%) Product Management
15 6 (6.98%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.70%) C#
2 25 (29.07%) Java
3 18 (20.93%) SQL
4 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.65%) Python
6 3 (3.49%) Go
7 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.33%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) Degree
1 6 (6.98%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.07%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) Def Stans
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
3 4 (4.65%) Cisco
3 4 (4.65%) IBM
4 2 (2.33%) TOWER Software
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits 25 day’s holiday, personal pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago