Period
to 21 May 2019

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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 14 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 135 132 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 9.43% 10.12% 8.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.29% 10.89% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 112 109 122
South Wales median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.67% -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £27,825 £26,250 £26,315
90th Percentile £56,150 £52,500 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.67% -6.25% +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 1,312 1,212 1,451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 91.68% 92.94% 90.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,130 1,073 1,244
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £56,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 -1 107 £36,500 -2.67% 8
Newport +12 17 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Neath Port Talbot -4 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 89 (65.93%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (40.00%) Selenium
3 41 (30.37%) Java
4 39 (28.89%) JavaScript
5 38 (28.15%) QA
6 36 (26.67%) Scrum
7 29 (21.48%) Finance
7 29 (21.48%) HTML
7 29 (21.48%) Test Scripting
8 28 (20.74%) ISTQB
8 28 (20.74%) Software Testing
9 27 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 24 (17.78%) Non-Functional Testing
11 23 (17.04%) Functional Testing
12 22 (16.30%) Unit Testing
12 22 (16.30%) SDLC
13 21 (15.56%) SQL
14 20 (14.81%) CSS
14 20 (14.81%) JIRA
15 19 (14.07%) PHP
15 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
15 19 (14.07%) Mentoring
16 18 (13.33%) C#
16 18 (13.33%) Manual Testing
16 18 (13.33%) Cucumber
17 17 (12.59%) Jenkins
17 17 (12.59%) Test Management
17 17 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (11.85%) Defect Management
19 15 (11.11%) Continuous Integration

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 9 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (5.19%) Confluence
3 4 (2.96%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.96%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.48%) Apache
4 2 (1.48%) CMS
5 1 (0.74%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (6.67%) GitHub
1 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.48%) IaaS
2 2 (1.48%) PaaS
2 2 (1.48%) SaaS
3 1 (0.74%) npm
3 1 (0.74%) NuGet
3 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.22%) HTTP
2 2 (1.48%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 10 (7.41%) MySQL
4 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (4.44%) Big Data
6 4 (2.96%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.96%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.96%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.96%) QlikView
6 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.22%) Couchbase
7 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.48%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 54 (40.00%) Selenium
2 27 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 20 (14.81%) JIRA
4 18 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 17 (12.59%) Jenkins
6 11 (8.15%) JMeter
7 10 (7.41%) SoapUI
7 10 (7.41%) Subversion
8 9 (6.67%) Maven
9 8 (5.93%) SpecFlow
10 7 (5.19%) GitLab
10 7 (5.19%) Protractor
11 5 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.70%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.96%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.96%) Fiddler
12 4 (2.96%) NUnit
12 4 (2.96%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.96%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.96%) Zephyr
General
1 29 (21.48%) Finance
2 13 (9.63%) Banking
3 10 (7.41%) Advertising
3 10 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.70%) Marketing
5 3 (2.22%) Retail
5 3 (2.22%) Retail Finance
6 2 (1.48%) Electronics
6 2 (1.48%) Games
6 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (26.67%) Analyst
2 32 (23.70%) Developer
3 31 (22.96%) Test Engineer
4 28 (20.74%) Test Analyst
5 23 (17.04%) Test Automation Engineer
6 13 (9.63%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 9 (6.67%) Tester
8 8 (5.93%) QA Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.44%) JIRA Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) QA Leader
10 6 (4.44%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Test Automation Manager
11 4 (2.96%) Analyst Programmer
11 4 (2.96%) Automation Tester
11 4 (2.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (2.96%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.48%) HTML
2 20 (14.81%) CSS
3 15 (11.11%) .NET
4 13 (9.63%) React
5 11 (8.15%) AngularJS
5 11 (8.15%) RESTful
6 10 (7.41%) Spring
7 8 (5.93%) JSON
7 8 (5.93%) Kafka
7 8 (5.93%) Web Services
8 7 (5.19%) HTML5
8 7 (5.19%) SOAP
9 6 (4.44%) CSS3
9 6 (4.44%) jQuery
10 5 (3.70%) Node.js
10 5 (3.70%) REST
10 5 (3.70%) Vue.js
11 4 (2.96%) Gherkin
11 4 (2.96%) Java SE
11 4 (2.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.15%) Fintech
2 7 (5.19%) User Experience
3 3 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.48%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
1 3 (2.22%) Windows
2 2 (1.48%) Linux
2 2 (1.48%) Mac OS
2 2 (1.48%) Unix
3 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (65.93%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (26.67%) Scrum
3 29 (21.48%) Test Scripting
4 28 (20.74%) Software Testing
5 24 (17.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 23 (17.04%) Functional Testing
7 22 (16.30%) SDLC
7 22 (16.30%) Unit Testing
8 19 (14.07%) Mentoring
9 18 (13.33%) Manual Testing
10 17 (12.59%) Test Management
10 17 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (11.85%) Defect Management
12 15 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (10.37%) Regression Testing
14 13 (9.63%) Waterfall
15 12 (8.89%) Performance Testing
15 12 (8.89%) Software Delivery
16 11 (8.15%) Software Engineering
17 9 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (30.37%) Java
2 39 (28.89%) JavaScript
3 21 (15.56%) SQL
4 19 (14.07%) PHP
5 18 (13.33%) C#
6 13 (9.63%) Python
7 10 (7.41%) C++
8 9 (6.67%) Go
9 7 (5.19%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.22%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.48%) Ruby
12 1 (0.74%) COBOL
12 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (20.74%) ISTQB
2 14 (10.37%) Degree
2 14 (10.37%) ISEB
3 10 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.48%) CISSP
4 2 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.48%) MCP
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.48%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (28.15%) QA
2 3 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 7 (5.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.96%) Control-M
2 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (8.89%) Oracle
2 8 (5.93%) SAP
3 7 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.96%) IBM
4 4 (2.96%) Informatica
4 4 (2.96%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (2.96%) Talend
4 4 (2.96%) Teradata
5 2 (1.48%) Apple
5 2 (1.48%) Google
6 1 (0.74%) Citrix
6 1 (0.74%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (0.74%) HP
6 1 (0.74%) RedGate
6 1 (0.74%) Twitter