Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 30 33
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 119 128 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.62% 6.72% 6.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.57% 7.52% 8.42%
Number of salaries quoted 105 113 152
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,750 £48,500 £52,750
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%

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 1,243 1,702 1,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 90.07% 89.30% 83.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,096 1,494 1,697
South Wales median annual salary £38,875 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,875 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,349 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +9 73 £36,000 +5.88% 6
Newport +5 20 £41,750 +36.89% 3
Neath Port Talbot +9 6 £40,000 +1.27% 1
Torfaen +1 6 £27,500 -31.25%
Caerphilly +1 2 £37,250 +24.17%
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 73 (61.34%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.66%) Scrum
3 43 (36.13%) Java
4 38 (31.93%) JavaScript
4 38 (31.93%) Finance
5 34 (28.57%) Selenium
6 32 (26.89%) TDD
7 26 (21.85%) Test Management
8 24 (20.17%) Defect Management
9 23 (19.33%) Coaching
9 23 (19.33%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (18.49%) Waterfall
10 22 (18.49%) SQL
10 22 (18.49%) CSS
11 21 (17.65%) Git (software)
11 21 (17.65%) QA
11 21 (17.65%) Software Delivery
12 20 (16.81%) C#
13 19 (15.97%) ISTQB
13 19 (15.97%) DevOps
14 18 (15.13%) Workload Management
14 18 (15.13%) Spring
14 18 (15.13%) Cucumber
14 18 (15.13%) BDD
15 17 (14.29%) Ruby
15 17 (14.29%) PHP
15 17 (14.29%) Python
16 16 (13.45%) HTML
16 16 (13.45%) RESTful
16 16 (13.45%) Mentoring

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 11 (9.24%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (6.72%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.20%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.36%) Liferay
5 3 (2.52%) Apache
5 3 (2.52%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.84%) IIS
6 1 (0.84%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.08%) PaaS
2 10 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.72%) SaaS
4 4 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.36%) IaaS
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.52%) Route 53
5 3 (2.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.84%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.56%) HTTP
2 2 (1.68%) VLAN
3 1 (0.84%) DNS
3 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.92%) MySQL
2 12 (10.08%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.40%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.40%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.72%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.52%) Big Data
6 3 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.52%) MS Access
7 2 (1.68%) DB2
7 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.84%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (28.57%) Selenium
2 21 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 18 (15.13%) Cucumber
4 15 (12.61%) JIRA
5 14 (11.76%) JMeter
6 13 (10.92%) Jenkins
7 12 (10.08%) Visual Studio
8 10 (8.40%) Subversion
9 8 (6.72%) SoapUI
10 7 (5.88%) Maven
11 6 (5.04%) JUnit
12 5 (4.20%) TeamCity
12 5 (4.20%) Zephyr
13 4 (3.36%) Bugzilla
13 4 (3.36%) Eclipse
13 4 (3.36%) NetBeans
13 4 (3.36%) NUnit
13 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (3.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (2.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 38 (31.93%) Finance
2 14 (11.76%) Retail
3 9 (7.56%) Games
4 5 (4.20%) Advertising
4 5 (4.20%) Banking
4 5 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.52%) Marketing
6 2 (1.68%) Electronics
6 2 (1.68%) Law
6 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.68%) Romanian Language
6 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.84%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.84%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (39.50%) Developer
2 27 (22.69%) Analyst
2 27 (22.69%) Test Analyst
3 20 (16.81%) Senior Analyst
3 20 (16.81%) Senior Test Analyst
4 14 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 13 (10.92%) Test Engineer
6 12 (10.08%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.56%) QA Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 7 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Tester
9 6 (5.04%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.04%) PHP Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Software Tester
10 5 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Lead Developer
11 4 (3.36%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.49%) CSS
2 18 (15.13%) Spring
3 16 (13.45%) HTML
3 16 (13.45%) RESTful
4 15 (12.61%) CSS3
5 12 (10.08%) .NET
6 11 (9.24%) HTML5
7 10 (8.40%) Node.js
8 9 (7.56%) Hibernate
8 9 (7.56%) Kafka
8 9 (7.56%) REST
9 8 (6.72%) AngularJS
9 8 (6.72%) Django
9 8 (6.72%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (5.04%) .NET Framework
10 6 (5.04%) jQuery
10 6 (5.04%) SOAP
10 6 (5.04%) WebRTC
10 6 (5.04%) WebSockets
11 5 (4.20%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.24%) User Experience
3 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.36%) Fintech
4 4 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.68%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.68%) Interactive TV
6 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.84%) Robotics
7 1 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.24%) Linux
2 10 (8.40%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.72%) Android
4 4 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.36%) Windows
5 3 (2.52%) Solaris
6 2 (1.68%) CentOS
6 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.68%) Unix
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.84%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (61.34%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.66%) Scrum
3 32 (26.89%) TDD
4 26 (21.85%) Test Management
5 24 (20.17%) Defect Management
6 23 (19.33%) Coaching
6 23 (19.33%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (18.49%) Waterfall
8 21 (17.65%) Software Delivery
9 19 (15.97%) DevOps
10 18 (15.13%) BDD
10 18 (15.13%) Workload Management
11 16 (13.45%) Mentoring
12 15 (12.61%) Software Testing
13 14 (11.76%) OO
13 14 (11.76%) SDLC
14 13 (10.92%) Software Engineering
15 12 (10.08%) Web Development
16 11 (9.24%) Functional Testing
16 11 (9.24%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 43 (36.13%) Java
2 38 (31.93%) JavaScript
3 22 (18.49%) SQL
4 20 (16.81%) C#
5 17 (14.29%) PHP
5 17 (14.29%) Python
5 17 (14.29%) Ruby
6 14 (11.76%) Go
7 9 (7.56%) C++
8 8 (6.72%) R
8 8 (6.72%) Scala
9 4 (3.36%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.36%) Perl
10 3 (2.52%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.52%) VB
10 3 (2.52%) VBA
11 2 (1.68%) C
11 2 (1.68%) Korn
11 2 (1.68%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (15.97%) ISTQB
2 15 (12.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (5.04%) Degree
4 5 (4.20%) ISEB
4 5 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.20%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.65%) QA
2 4 (3.36%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Docker
1 2 (1.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (7.56%) Ansible
1 9 (7.56%) Terraform
2 3 (2.52%) Grafana
2 3 (2.52%) Kibana
2 3 (2.52%) Marathon
2 3 (2.52%) Mesos
2 3 (2.52%) Prometheus
2 3 (2.52%) Rundeck
3 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.68%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.84%) Packer
Vendors
1 14 (11.76%) Oracle
2 8 (6.72%) SAP
3 5 (4.20%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.52%) TOWER Software
6 2 (1.68%) Apple
6 2 (1.68%) BMC
6 2 (1.68%) HP
6 2 (1.68%) IBM
7 1 (0.84%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.84%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.84%) Perforce
7 1 (0.84%) Tableau
7 1 (0.84%) Zend