The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 85 82
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 14 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.61% 1.22% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.48% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 9
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £30,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £37,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing 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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 742 1011 1012
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 85.19% 82.26% 84.40%
Number of salaries quoted 640 857 880
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in South Wales

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in South Wales.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in South Wales

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in South Wales over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in South Wales

Automated Testing
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +17 12 £45,000 +48.76% 3
Neath Port Talbot +17 2 £41,500 +38.33%
Automated Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 21 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Scrum
3 12 (40.00%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) Selenium
4 9 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
6 7 (23.33%) TDD
6 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (20.00%) .NET
7 6 (20.00%) C#
7 6 (20.00%) HTML
7 6 (20.00%) jQuery
7 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (20.00%) Kanban
8 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 5 (16.67%) QA
8 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 5 (16.67%) Skype for Business
8 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
8 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 5 (16.67%) CSS
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco
8 5 (16.67%) Web Services
8 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Billing
8 5 (16.67%) Skype

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 5 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Skype
1 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
1 5 (16.67%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.67%) Couchbase
4 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Selenium
2 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.33%) TeamCity
4 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.00%) Mercurial
4 3 (10.00%) NUnit
4 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.67%) JUnit
5 2 (6.67%) MbUnit
5 2 (6.67%) MSTest
5 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.33%) gulp
6 1 (3.33%) JMeter
6 1 (3.33%) NetBeans
6 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.33%) Subversion
6 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Billing
2 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Advertising
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
1 13 (43.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) UAT Manager
5 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.67%) Product Owner
6 2 (6.67%) QA Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Developer
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Java Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) .NET
1 6 (20.00%) HTML
1 6 (20.00%) jQuery
2 5 (16.67%) CSS
2 5 (16.67%) Web Services
3 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (13.33%) WCF
4 3 (10.00%) Ajax
4 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.67%) CSS3
5 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 2 (6.67%) HTML5
5 2 (6.67%) NHibernate
5 2 (6.67%) REST
5 2 (6.67%) Sass
5 2 (6.67%) SOAP
6 1 (3.33%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.67%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Android
1 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Scrum
3 9 (30.00%) Automation Testing
4 7 (23.33%) TDD
5 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.00%) Kanban
5 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (13.33%) BDD
7 4 (13.33%) DevOps
7 4 (13.33%) MVC
7 4 (13.33%) Web Development
8 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.00%) Test Management
8 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.67%) C
5 2 (6.67%) C++
5 2 (6.67%) Korn
5 2 (6.67%) Objective-C
5 2 (6.67%) Perl
5 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 2 (6.67%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
1 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
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