The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
Wales / South Wales
Rank 74 85 85
Rank change year-on-year +11 0  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 12 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.41% 1.29% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.58% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 11 16 15
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £29,129
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation 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 723 1015 984
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 85.16% 81.66% 83.96%
Number of salaries quoted 620 859 859
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 £26,675 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,900 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in South Wales

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in South Wales

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in South Wales over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in South Wales

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 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 +15 12 £35,000 -2.77%
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Selenium
3 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (30.56%) Scrum
4 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 9 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (22.22%) SQL
5 8 (22.22%) .NET
5 8 (22.22%) C#
6 7 (19.44%) Web Services
6 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
6 7 (19.44%) Finance
6 7 (19.44%) DevOps
7 6 (16.67%) CSS3
7 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 6 (16.67%) HTML5
7 6 (16.67%) HTML
7 6 (16.67%) CSS
8 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
8 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
8 5 (13.89%) MVC
8 5 (13.89%) TDD
8 5 (13.89%) BDD
8 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
8 5 (13.89%) WCF
8 5 (13.89%) QA
8 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
8 5 (13.89%) AngularJS

Automation Testing
Top Related 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 2 (5.56%) Apache
1 2 (5.56%) JBoss
1 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
1 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Skype
1 2 (5.56%) Unified Communications
1 2 (5.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) Selenium
2 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
3 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.33%) JMeter
5 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.56%) Maven
5 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (5.56%) Subversion
6 1 (2.78%) MSTest
6 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Advertising
2 2 (5.56%) Billing
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Analyst
1 25 (69.44%) Test Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Software Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Software Test Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 6 (16.67%) Tester
5 5 (13.89%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) QA Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.56%) QA Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) QA Automation Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Manager
7 2 (5.56%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) .NET
2 7 (19.44%) Web Services
3 6 (16.67%) CSS
3 6 (16.67%) CSS3
3 6 (16.67%) HTML
3 6 (16.67%) HTML5
4 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
4 5 (13.89%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (13.89%) WCF
5 2 (5.56%) jQuery
5 2 (5.56%) JSON
5 2 (5.56%) REST
5 2 (5.56%) SOAP
5 2 (5.56%) WSDL
5 2 (5.56%) XML
6 1 (2.78%) Django
6 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
1 2 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (30.56%) Scrum
3 9 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (19.44%) DevOps
5 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.89%) BDD
6 5 (13.89%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
6 5 (13.89%) MVC
6 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
6 5 (13.89%) TDD
6 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Kanban
7 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.56%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (22.22%) C#
2 8 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Ansible
1 2 (5.56%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Red Hat