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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 38 22
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 49 56 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.73% 5.00% 8.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.48% 5.85% 10.31%
Number of salaries quoted 47 51 99
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,083 £25,000 £29,129
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £47,500 £40,900
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 655 957 1067
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 89.97% 85.52% 85.70%
Number of salaries quoted 561 837 903
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +11 39 £35,000 - 4
Torfaen +7 5 £38,250 +9.28%
Newport -1 2 £42,000 +52.72%
Glamorgan - 1 £32,500 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £21,500 -
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 81 (63.78%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (48.03%) C#
3 50 (39.37%) .NET
4 47 (37.01%) Java
5 45 (35.43%) TDD
6 43 (33.86%) SQL Server
7 42 (33.07%) BDD
8 41 (32.28%) Visual Studio
9 39 (30.71%) MVC
9 39 (30.71%) Unit Testing
10 37 (29.13%) ASP.NET
11 35 (27.56%) Subversion
11 35 (27.56%) Software Engineering
11 35 (27.56%) RESTful
12 33 (25.98%) REST
12 33 (25.98%) SOAP
12 33 (25.98%) User Experience
13 32 (25.20%) Web Services
13 32 (25.20%) Scrum
14 31 (24.41%) ASP.NET MVC
14 31 (24.41%) Spring
14 31 (24.41%) ASP.NET Web API
15 30 (23.62%) SQL Server 2012
16 29 (22.83%) QA
16 29 (22.83%) Selenium
17 28 (22.05%) .NET Framework
17 28 (22.05%) Tomcat
17 28 (22.05%) IIS
17 28 (22.05%) Continuous Deployment
18 27 (21.26%) Performance Optimisation

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 28 (22.05%) IIS
1 28 (22.05%) Tomcat
2 25 (19.69%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.15%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.36%) Apache
4 3 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.36%) JBoss
4 3 (2.36%) nginx
4 3 (2.36%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.94%) PaaS
3 3 (2.36%) IaaS
3 3 (2.36%) SaaS
4 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.51%) HTTP
2 4 (3.15%) Skype
2 4 (3.15%) Unified Communications
2 4 (3.15%) WebEx
3 2 (1.57%) Firewall
3 2 (1.57%) VPN
4 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.79%) Internet
4 1 (0.79%) LAN
4 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.79%) WAN
4 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (33.86%) SQL Server
2 30 (23.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (8.66%) MongoDB
3 11 (8.66%) MySQL
4 4 (3.15%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.57%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.79%) Big Data
7 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.79%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 41 (32.28%) Visual Studio
2 35 (27.56%) Subversion
3 29 (22.83%) Selenium
4 25 (19.69%) Eclipse
4 25 (19.69%) Maven
5 22 (17.32%) Git (software)
6 13 (10.24%) Cucumber
7 10 (7.87%) SpecFlow
8 7 (5.51%) JIRA
8 7 (5.51%) JMeter
8 7 (5.51%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.15%) Artifactory
10 4 (3.15%) IntelliJ
10 4 (3.15%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.15%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.36%) Mercurial
11 3 (2.36%) MSTest
11 3 (2.36%) NUnit
11 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (18.90%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Banking
3 7 (5.51%) Games
4 5 (3.94%) Advertising
4 5 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.15%) Billing
5 4 (3.15%) Marketing
6 2 (1.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Military
7 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (23.62%) Software Engineer
2 29 (22.83%) Developer
3 27 (21.26%) Analyst
4 23 (18.11%) Test Analyst
5 15 (11.81%) .NET Software Engineer
5 15 (11.81%) Tester
6 14 (11.02%) .NET Developer
7 12 (9.45%) C# Software Engineer
8 11 (8.66%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (8.66%) Java Engineer
8 11 (8.66%) Java Software Engineer
9 10 (7.87%) Software Tester
10 9 (7.09%) QA Tester
10 9 (7.09%) Senior Developer
10 9 (7.09%) Software QA Tester
10 9 (7.09%) Test Engineer
11 8 (6.30%) Java Developer
12 7 (5.51%) QA Analyst
12 7 (5.51%) QA Test Analyst
13 6 (4.72%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (39.37%) .NET
2 37 (29.13%) ASP.NET
3 35 (27.56%) RESTful
4 33 (25.98%) REST
4 33 (25.98%) SOAP
5 32 (25.20%) Web Services
6 31 (24.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 31 (24.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 31 (24.41%) Spring
7 28 (22.05%) .NET Framework
8 25 (19.69%) EJB
8 25 (19.69%) Hibernate
8 25 (19.69%) Java SE
9 23 (18.11%) HTML
10 22 (17.32%) Middleware
11 20 (15.75%) CSS
12 14 (11.02%) AngularJS
13 12 (9.45%) CSS3
13 12 (9.45%) HTML5
14 11 (8.66%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.98%) User Experience
2 20 (15.75%) Mainframe
3 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.09%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.15%) Fintech
5 4 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.36%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.79%) CCTV
8 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.79%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.30%) Linux
1 8 (6.30%) Windows
2 5 (3.94%) Unix
3 4 (3.15%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.36%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.36%) OpenBSD
4 3 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.57%) Android
5 2 (1.57%) VMS
6 1 (0.79%) CentOS
6 1 (0.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (63.78%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (35.43%) TDD
3 42 (33.07%) BDD
4 39 (30.71%) MVC
4 39 (30.71%) Unit Testing
5 35 (27.56%) Software Engineering
6 32 (25.20%) Scrum
7 28 (22.05%) Continuous Deployment
8 27 (21.26%) Customer Insight
8 27 (21.26%) Performance Optimisation
9 20 (15.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 20 (15.75%) Test Strategy
10 15 (11.81%) Mentoring
10 15 (11.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (10.24%) SDLC
13 12 (9.45%) Test Scripting
14 11 (8.66%) DevOps
14 11 (8.66%) Waterfall
15 10 (7.87%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (48.03%) C#
2 47 (37.01%) Java
3 24 (18.90%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.32%) SQL
5 9 (7.09%) Python
6 5 (3.94%) PHP
7 3 (2.36%) Go
8 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.57%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.79%) C++
9 1 (0.79%) Groovy
9 1 (0.79%) Perl
9 1 (0.79%) Scala
9 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (8.66%) Degree
2 6 (4.72%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (22.83%) QA
2 25 (19.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 25 (19.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) Def Stans
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Docker
2 3 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) Terraform
2 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.57%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) Ansible
3 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.79%) Packer
Vendors
1 26 (20.47%) IBM
2 12 (9.45%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.51%) Oracle
4 5 (3.94%) Cisco
5 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.36%) VMware
7 2 (1.57%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.79%) HP
8 1 (0.79%) Perforce
8 1 (0.79%) SAP
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