Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 34 37
Rank change year-on-year +18 +3 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 159 79 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.07% 5.74% 5.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.48% 6.26% 6.53%
Number of salaries quoted 130 74 117
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.58% +9.29% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £24,200
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,750 £49,650
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,385 1,262 2,021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 87.71% 91.72% 90.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,151 1,109 1,794
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.96%
10th Percentile £25,450 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,500 £55,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in South Wales

Test Automation
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in South Wales

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in South Wales over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in South Wales

Test Automation
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 within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 17 October 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 +10 127 £40,000 +7.38% 22
Newport +14 11 £40,000 -24.10% 3
Torfaen +5 9 £45,000 +12.50%
Neath Port Talbot +6 4 £41,250 +3.13%
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 £40,000 -
Caerphilly - 1 £54,000 -
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 100 (62.89%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (51.57%) Java
3 79 (49.69%) Selenium
4 55 (34.59%) TDD
5 53 (33.33%) Scrum
5 53 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (32.70%) QA
7 47 (29.56%) Cucumber
8 45 (28.30%) REST
9 44 (27.67%) BDD
10 43 (27.04%) JavaScript
10 43 (27.04%) C#
11 33 (20.75%) Web Services
12 28 (17.61%) Finance
13 27 (16.98%) WebDriver
14 25 (15.72%) Software Testing
14 25 (15.72%) Python
15 22 (13.84%) Non-Functional Testing
16 21 (13.21%) Protractor
16 21 (13.21%) SQL
17 20 (12.58%) JMeter
17 20 (12.58%) Acceptance Criteria
17 20 (12.58%) Go
18 19 (11.95%) Issue Tracking
18 19 (11.95%) HTML
18 19 (11.95%) JUnit
18 19 (11.95%) Spring
18 19 (11.95%) Test Scripting
19 18 (11.32%) Unit Testing
19 18 (11.32%) Git (software)

Test Automation
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 8 (5.03%) Confluence
2 4 (2.52%) CMS
3 3 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.89%) Liferay
3 3 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.63%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.63%) SAS
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.52%) GitHub
2 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.52%) PaaS
3 3 (1.89%) IaaS
4 2 (1.26%) SaaS
4 2 (1.26%) Serverless
5 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.03%) HTTP
2 5 (3.14%) DNS
3 4 (2.52%) DVB
3 4 (2.52%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.52%) LAN
3 4 (2.52%) WAN
4 2 (1.26%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.06%) NoSQL
2 12 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.29%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.66%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.14%) MySQL
7 4 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.26%) Big Data
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 79 (49.69%) Selenium
2 47 (29.56%) Cucumber
3 27 (16.98%) WebDriver
4 21 (13.21%) Protractor
5 20 (12.58%) JMeter
6 19 (11.95%) JUnit
7 18 (11.32%) Git (software)
8 17 (10.69%) JIRA
9 16 (10.06%) SoapUI
10 14 (8.81%) Jenkins
11 9 (5.66%) Visual Studio
12 8 (5.03%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (3.14%) Eclipse
13 5 (3.14%) Gatling
13 5 (3.14%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (3.14%) Rational Quality Manager
13 5 (3.14%) Rational Team Concert
13 5 (3.14%) Subversion
13 5 (3.14%) Xcode
General
1 28 (17.61%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.66%) Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Advertising
5 3 (1.89%) Games
5 3 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.26%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 38 (23.90%) Developer
2 24 (15.09%) Analyst
3 21 (13.21%) Test Analyst
4 19 (11.95%) Tester
5 18 (11.32%) Test Engineer
6 16 (10.06%) Java Engineer
7 15 (9.43%) QA Engineer
7 15 (9.43%) Test Manager
8 12 (7.55%) Java Developer
9 10 (6.29%) Test Leader
10 9 (5.66%) Automation Test Analyst
10 9 (5.66%) QA Leader
11 8 (5.03%) Technical Manager
11 8 (5.03%) Technical Test Manager
12 7 (4.40%) Automation Engineer
12 7 (4.40%) Automation Test Lead
12 7 (4.40%) QA Automation Engineer
12 7 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (4.40%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (4.40%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (28.30%) REST
2 33 (20.75%) Web Services
3 19 (11.95%) HTML
3 19 (11.95%) Spring
4 16 (10.06%) AngularJS
4 16 (10.06%) CSS
4 16 (10.06%) React
5 12 (7.55%) Hibernate
5 12 (7.55%) HTML5
6 10 (6.29%) JSON
7 9 (5.66%) RESTful
8 8 (5.03%) CSS3
8 8 (5.03%) Gherkin
8 8 (5.03%) Swagger
9 7 (4.40%) .NET
9 7 (4.40%) Spring Boot
10 6 (3.77%) jQuery
10 6 (3.77%) Node.js
11 5 (3.14%) Java EE
11 5 (3.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.32%) Fintech
2 17 (10.69%) User Experience
3 10 (6.29%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.77%) Digital Media
5 6 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.14%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (3.14%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.52%) MPEG
8 3 (1.89%) AS400
8 3 (1.89%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.89%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (1.26%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.63%) Interactive TV
10 1 (0.63%) IPTV
10 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.63%) Robotics
10 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.69%) Linux
2 14 (8.81%) Android
3 10 (6.29%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.52%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.52%) Unix
5 2 (1.26%) CentOS
5 2 (1.26%) Debian
5 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.26%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (62.89%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (34.59%) TDD
3 53 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (33.33%) Scrum
4 44 (27.67%) BDD
5 25 (15.72%) Software Testing
6 22 (13.84%) Non-Functional Testing
7 20 (12.58%) Acceptance Criteria
8 19 (11.95%) Issue Tracking
8 19 (11.95%) Test Scripting
9 18 (11.32%) SDET
9 18 (11.32%) Unit Testing
10 17 (10.69%) Software Engineering
11 16 (10.06%) Microservices
12 15 (9.43%) Test Strategy
13 13 (8.18%) Manual Testing
13 13 (8.18%) QA Automation
13 13 (8.18%) SDLC
13 13 (8.18%) Validation
14 12 (7.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 82 (51.57%) Java
2 43 (27.04%) C#
2 43 (27.04%) JavaScript
3 25 (15.72%) Python
4 21 (13.21%) SQL
5 20 (12.58%) Go
6 12 (7.55%) PHP
7 6 (3.77%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.77%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.14%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.52%) C++
9 4 (2.52%) Ruby
10 2 (1.26%) Groovy
10 2 (1.26%) Perl
10 2 (1.26%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.26%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.63%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.63%) C
11 1 (0.63%) ES6
Qualifications
1 16 (10.06%) Degree
2 13 (8.18%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.40%) ISEB
3 7 (4.40%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.26%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.26%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.26%) CITP
6 2 (1.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (32.70%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (6.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.26%) Ansible
1 2 (1.26%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.26%) Packer
1 2 (1.26%) Terraform
2 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (6.92%) Oracle
2 6 (3.77%) IBM
3 5 (3.14%) SAP
4 4 (2.52%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.89%) Sencha
6 2 (1.26%) Apple
6 2 (1.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.26%) Sybase
6 2 (1.26%) Tableau
7 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.63%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.63%) HP
7 1 (0.63%) Perforce