Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £35,750 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Test Engineer
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 109 129
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 3 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.19% 0.071% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.072% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 7
South Wales median annual salary £35,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £33,325 £41,250 £37,200
90th Percentile £38,375 £43,750 £46,250
Wales median annual salary £35,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -15.88% +6.25% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South Wales
Permanent vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1,570 1,381 2,171
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.45% 98.22% 98.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,313 1,230 1,941
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.03%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,439 £55,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in South Wales

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in South Wales

Test Automation Engineer
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 Test Automation Engineer within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 2 £34,000 - 1
Newport +11 1 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Test Automation Engineer
Wales

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South Wales region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle