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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 71 75
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 26 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.62% 2.11% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.57% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10 24 19
Median salary £38,250 £36,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.79% -18.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £53,500 £50,000
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 735 1011 1016
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 85.07% 81.93% 84.18%
Number of salaries quoted 633 852 885
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +2 13 £38,250 -21.13% 1
Caerphilly - 1 - -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) Selenium
3 18 (54.55%) Scrum
4 16 (48.48%) C#
5 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (33.33%) .NET
7 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
8 8 (24.24%) BDD
8 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
8 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
8 8 (24.24%) Finance
8 8 (24.24%) Banking
9 7 (21.21%) TDD
9 7 (21.21%) JMeter
9 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
9 7 (21.21%) Java
9 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
10 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
10 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
10 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
10 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
11 5 (15.15%) QA
11 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
11 5 (15.15%) Gherkin
11 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Exploratory Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Couchbase
2 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
3 7 (21.21%) JMeter
4 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
5 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 3 (9.09%) MSTest
7 2 (6.06%) Firebug
7 2 (6.06%) Maven
7 2 (6.06%) MbUnit
7 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
7 2 (6.06%) NUnit
7 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
7 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (3.03%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (24.24%) Banking
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Games
3 3 (9.09%) Advertising
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Automotive
5 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
1 16 (48.48%) Test Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Test Automation Specialist
2 6 (18.18%) Test Specialist
3 5 (15.15%) Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Software Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) Gherkin
3 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.12%) Web Services
4 3 (9.09%) CSS
4 3 (9.09%) HTML
5 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.06%) CSS3
5 2 (6.06%) HTML5
5 2 (6.06%) jQuery
5 2 (6.06%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (6.06%) WCF
6 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.03%) Digital TV
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Android
2 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Scrum
3 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
5 8 (24.24%) BDD
5 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
6 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
6 7 (21.21%) TDD
6 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
7 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
7 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
8 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) C#
2 7 (21.21%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
4 2 (6.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB
1 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) TOWER Software
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco
2 1 (3.03%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) IBM
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
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