The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Newport 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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South Wales / Newport
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 24 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 11 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newport 1.68% 5.85% 18.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 6.88% 22.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 32
Median salary £42,000 £27,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +52.72% -21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £25,000 £30,842
10% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £36,650 £40,450
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 Newport with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Newport
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 105 160 153
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Newport 88.24% 85.11% 78.87%
Number of salaries quoted 101 147 135
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +21.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,292 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Newport

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newport 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 Newport

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Newport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Newport.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Newport

For the 6 months to 26 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 Newport region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
1 15 (93.75%) Visual Studio
2 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 14 (87.50%) C#
2 14 (87.50%) Web Services
2 14 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 14 (87.50%) Unit Testing
2 14 (87.50%) BDD
2 14 (87.50%) REST
2 14 (87.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 14 (87.50%) Continuous Deployment
3 13 (81.25%) Performance Optimisation
3 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (81.25%) User Experience
3 13 (81.25%) Customer Insight
3 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 13 (81.25%) RESTful
3 13 (81.25%) TDD
3 13 (81.25%) MVC
3 13 (81.25%) IIS
3 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET
4 12 (75.00%) SOAP
4 12 (75.00%) Java
4 12 (75.00%) Subversion
4 12 (75.00%) .NET Framework
5 11 (68.75%) Java SE
5 11 (68.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (68.75%) WebSphere
5 11 (68.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 11 (68.75%) Spring

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newport 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 13 (81.25%) IIS
2 11 (68.75%) Tomcat
2 11 (68.75%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 14 (87.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (93.75%) Visual Studio
2 12 (75.00%) Subversion
3 11 (68.75%) Eclipse
3 11 (68.75%) Maven
4 6 (37.50%) SpecFlow
5 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
5 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
6 4 (25.00%) Artifactory
6 4 (25.00%) IntelliJ
7 2 (12.50%) Selenium
8 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 1 (6.25%) JMeter
8 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Software Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Software Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Java Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) .NET
1 14 (87.50%) REST
1 14 (87.50%) Web Services
2 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET
2 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET Web API
2 13 (81.25%) RESTful
3 12 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 12 (75.00%) SOAP
4 11 (68.75%) EJB
4 11 (68.75%) Hibernate
4 11 (68.75%) Java SE
4 11 (68.75%) Spring
5 8 (50.00%) Middleware
6 4 (25.00%) Play Framework
7 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
7 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) User Experience
2 6 (37.50%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) BDD
1 14 (87.50%) Continuous Deployment
1 14 (87.50%) Software Engineering
1 14 (87.50%) Unit Testing
2 13 (81.25%) Customer Insight
2 13 (81.25%) MVC
2 13 (81.25%) Performance Optimisation
2 13 (81.25%) TDD
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (25.00%) Functional Programming
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.25%) Context-Driven Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) C#
2 12 (75.00%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 11 (68.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) IBM