Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 23 33
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 138 132 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.44% 8.40% 6.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.37% 9.44% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 115 123 144
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +10.00% -5.41%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £24,125
90th Percentile £52,500 £48,500 £52,750
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -5.41%

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 1,214 1,398 1,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 91.83% 88.99% 84.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,068 1,202 1,700
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +9 101 £37,500 +0.67% 12
Torfaen +9 10 £36,250 -12.65% 3
Newport -1 8 £31,750 -24.40% 4
Neath Port Talbot 0 6 £42,500 +2.41% 1
Caerphilly -1 2 £37,250 -17.71% 1
Vale of Glamorgan -3 1 £35,000 -22.68% 4
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 89 (64.49%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (41.30%) Scrum
3 53 (38.41%) Java
4 50 (36.23%) Selenium
5 46 (33.33%) TDD
6 39 (28.26%) JavaScript
7 36 (26.09%) Finance
8 35 (25.36%) Cucumber
9 34 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (24.64%) C#
10 32 (23.19%) BDD
11 30 (21.74%) DevOps
12 29 (21.01%) Git (software)
13 27 (19.57%) QA
14 25 (18.12%) RESTful
15 21 (15.22%) REST
15 21 (15.22%) Spring
15 21 (15.22%) .NET
15 21 (15.22%) Jenkins
16 20 (14.49%) HTML
17 19 (13.77%) Mentoring
18 18 (13.04%) CSS
19 17 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
20 16 (11.59%) AngularJS
20 16 (11.59%) SQL
20 16 (11.59%) Python
21 15 (10.87%) PHP
21 15 (10.87%) Software Testing
21 15 (10.87%) Web Development
21 15 (10.87%) Microservices

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 (7.97%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.90%) Liferay
3 3 (2.17%) Apache
3 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.72%) Confluence
4 1 (0.72%) nginx
4 1 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.90%) IaaS
3 4 (2.90%) PaaS
4 3 (2.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (2.17%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.17%) Route 53
4 3 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.25%) HTTP
2 4 (2.90%) LAN
2 4 (2.90%) WAN
3 3 (2.17%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.72%) DNS
4 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.14%) MongoDB
2 13 (9.42%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.70%) MySQL
4 8 (5.80%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.90%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.17%) MS Access
7 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.45%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.45%) DB2
8 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.72%) Big Data
9 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (36.23%) Selenium
2 35 (25.36%) Cucumber
3 29 (21.01%) Git (software)
4 21 (15.22%) Jenkins
5 14 (10.14%) Visual Studio
6 13 (9.42%) JIRA
7 12 (8.70%) WebDriver
8 11 (7.97%) JMeter
9 10 (7.25%) JUnit
10 8 (5.80%) SoapUI
10 8 (5.80%) Subversion
11 7 (5.07%) Protractor
11 7 (5.07%) TeamCity
12 6 (4.35%) Maven
13 5 (3.62%) SpecFlow
14 4 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (2.90%) Jasmine
14 4 (2.90%) NUnit
14 4 (2.90%) Ranorex
15 3 (2.17%) Mercurial
General
1 36 (26.09%) Finance
2 12 (8.70%) Retail
3 10 (7.25%) Banking
4 6 (4.35%) Games
4 6 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.17%) Advertising
5 3 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.17%) Law
6 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.72%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 48 (34.78%) Developer
2 31 (22.46%) Analyst
3 26 (18.84%) Test Analyst
4 17 (12.32%) Test Engineer
5 13 (9.42%) Java Developer
6 12 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 11 (7.97%) Automation Test Analyst
7 11 (7.97%) Tester
8 10 (7.25%) Test Automation Engineer
9 9 (6.52%) QA Engineer
10 8 (5.80%) .NET Developer
10 8 (5.80%) C# Developer
11 7 (5.07%) Senior Test Engineer
12 6 (4.35%) PHP Developer
12 6 (4.35%) Scrum Master
12 6 (4.35%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.35%) Software Developer
12 6 (4.35%) Software Tester
13 5 (3.62%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.12%) RESTful
2 21 (15.22%) .NET
2 21 (15.22%) REST
2 21 (15.22%) Spring
3 20 (14.49%) HTML
4 18 (13.04%) CSS
5 16 (11.59%) AngularJS
6 14 (10.14%) Web Services
7 13 (9.42%) HTML5
8 11 (7.97%) Hibernate
9 10 (7.25%) Kafka
10 9 (6.52%) CSS3
11 8 (5.80%) jQuery
12 7 (5.07%) Spring Boot
13 6 (4.35%) .NET Framework
13 6 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (4.35%) Gherkin
13 6 (4.35%) Thymeleaf
13 6 (4.35%) WebRTC
13 6 (4.35%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.70%) User Experience
3 11 (7.97%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (5.80%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.45%) AS400
7 2 (1.45%) Digital TV
7 2 (1.45%) Fintech
7 2 (1.45%) Interactive TV
7 2 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.72%) Robotics
8 1 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.42%) Linux
2 9 (6.52%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.07%) Android
4 6 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.17%) CentOS
5 3 (2.17%) Debian
5 3 (2.17%) Solaris
5 3 (2.17%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.17%) Windows
6 2 (1.45%) Unix
6 2 (1.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (64.49%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (41.30%) Scrum
3 46 (33.33%) TDD
4 34 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (23.19%) BDD
6 30 (21.74%) DevOps
7 19 (13.77%) Mentoring
8 17 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (10.87%) Microservices
9 15 (10.87%) SDLC
9 15 (10.87%) Software Delivery
9 15 (10.87%) Software Testing
9 15 (10.87%) Web Development
10 14 (10.14%) OO
10 14 (10.14%) Test Management
11 12 (8.70%) ATDD
11 12 (8.70%) Coaching
11 12 (8.70%) Decision-Making
11 12 (8.70%) Defect Management
12 11 (7.97%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 53 (38.41%) Java
2 39 (28.26%) JavaScript
3 34 (24.64%) C#
4 16 (11.59%) Python
4 16 (11.59%) SQL
5 15 (10.87%) PHP
6 13 (9.42%) Ruby
7 8 (5.80%) Bash Shell
7 8 (5.80%) Go
8 6 (4.35%) C++
9 4 (2.90%) Perl
9 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.17%) Groovy
10 3 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.17%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.17%) VB
10 3 (2.17%) VBA
11 2 (1.45%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (10.14%) ISTQB
2 11 (7.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (7.25%) Degree
4 5 (3.62%) ISEB
5 4 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.90%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.72%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.72%) CITP
6 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.72%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (19.57%) QA
2 4 (2.90%) GDPR
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (5.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (10.14%) Ansible
2 12 (8.70%) Terraform
3 3 (2.17%) Grafana
3 3 (2.17%) Kibana
3 3 (2.17%) Marathon
3 3 (2.17%) Mesos
3 3 (2.17%) Packer
3 3 (2.17%) Prometheus
3 3 (2.17%) Rundeck
4 2 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (10.14%) Oracle
2 6 (4.35%) Red Hat
2 6 (4.35%) SAP
3 4 (2.90%) Apple
4 3 (2.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.45%) IBM
5 2 (1.45%) Tableau
5 2 (1.45%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.72%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.72%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.72%) Perforce
6 1 (0.72%) Sencha
6 1 (0.72%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.72%) Sybase
6 1 (0.72%) Zend