Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 27 37
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 153 116 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.49% 7.63% 5.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.69% 8.35% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 125 111 109
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,300 £51,250 £48,750
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% -

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 1,309 1,389 2,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 89.72% 91.32% 89.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,109 1,222 1,769
South Wales median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +16 123 £39,750 +11.19% 25
Torfaen +1 11 £45,000 +7.14%
Newport -1 6 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Neath Port Talbot +4 5 £40,000 -1.84% 1
Vale of Glamorgan -2 2 £40,000 -11.64%
Caerphilly 0 1 £54,000 +19.29%
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 97 (63.40%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (54.90%) Java
3 71 (46.41%) Selenium
4 59 (38.56%) TDD
5 54 (35.29%) Scrum
6 53 (34.64%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (34.64%) Cucumber
7 46 (30.07%) BDD
7 46 (30.07%) REST
8 43 (28.10%) JavaScript
9 41 (26.80%) C#
10 40 (26.14%) QA
11 31 (20.26%) Web Services
12 27 (17.65%) Finance
13 26 (16.99%) Git (software)
14 25 (16.34%) WebDriver
15 24 (15.69%) DevOps
16 23 (15.03%) Python
17 22 (14.38%) Software Testing
18 21 (13.73%) Spring
18 21 (13.73%) SQL
18 21 (13.73%) Jenkins
19 20 (13.07%) Linux
20 19 (12.42%) JMeter
20 19 (12.42%) Protractor
20 19 (12.42%) Acceptance Criteria
21 17 (11.11%) JUnit
21 17 (11.11%) HTML
21 17 (11.11%) Go
21 17 (11.11%) User Experience

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 7 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.27%) Confluence
3 4 (2.61%) CMS
3 4 (2.61%) Liferay
4 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.65%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.27%) PaaS
3 4 (2.61%) IaaS
4 3 (1.96%) GitHub
4 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.31%) SaaS
5 2 (1.31%) Serverless
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.65%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.65%) Route 53
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.23%) HTTP
2 5 (3.27%) DNS
3 4 (2.61%) DVB
3 4 (2.61%) LAN
3 4 (2.61%) WAN
3 4 (2.61%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.96%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.15%) MongoDB
2 11 (7.19%) NoSQL
2 11 (7.19%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.54%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.23%) MySQL
5 6 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.31%) Big Data
8 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.65%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 71 (46.41%) Selenium
2 53 (34.64%) Cucumber
3 26 (16.99%) Git (software)
4 25 (16.34%) WebDriver
5 21 (13.73%) Jenkins
6 19 (12.42%) JMeter
6 19 (12.42%) Protractor
7 17 (11.11%) JUnit
8 14 (9.15%) JIRA
8 14 (9.15%) SoapUI
9 11 (7.19%) Visual Studio
10 7 (4.58%) Subversion
11 6 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (3.92%) TeamCity
11 6 (3.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (3.27%) Gatling
12 5 (3.27%) Maven
12 5 (3.27%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (3.27%) Rational Quality Manager
12 5 (3.27%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 27 (17.65%) Finance
2 12 (7.84%) Banking
3 9 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.61%) Advertising
4 4 (2.61%) Games
5 3 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.96%) Retail
6 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 38 (24.84%) Developer
2 27 (17.65%) Analyst
3 22 (14.38%) Test Analyst
4 20 (13.07%) Test Engineer
5 18 (11.76%) Tester
6 14 (9.15%) Java Developer
7 12 (7.84%) Test Automation Engineer
7 12 (7.84%) Test Manager
8 11 (7.19%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (7.19%) Java Engineer
8 11 (7.19%) QA Engineer
9 8 (5.23%) QA Leader
9 8 (5.23%) Technical Manager
9 8 (5.23%) Technical Test Manager
10 7 (4.58%) Developer in Test
10 7 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.58%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (4.58%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.92%) QA Analyst
11 6 (3.92%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (30.07%) REST
2 31 (20.26%) Web Services
3 21 (13.73%) Spring
4 17 (11.11%) HTML
5 16 (10.46%) AngularJS
5 16 (10.46%) CSS
5 16 (10.46%) RESTful
6 13 (8.50%) React
7 12 (7.84%) .NET
7 12 (7.84%) Hibernate
8 11 (7.19%) HTML5
9 9 (5.88%) JSON
10 8 (5.23%) Gherkin
10 8 (5.23%) Spring Boot
11 7 (4.58%) CSS3
11 7 (4.58%) jQuery
12 6 (3.92%) Java EE
12 6 (3.92%) Node.js
13 5 (3.27%) Kafka
13 5 (3.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) User Experience
2 12 (7.84%) Fintech
3 11 (7.19%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.27%) Digital Media
4 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.61%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.61%) MPEG
6 3 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.96%) AS400
6 3 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.96%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.65%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.65%) Robotics
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.07%) Linux
2 14 (9.15%) Android
3 11 (7.19%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.61%) CentOS
5 4 (2.61%) Debian
5 4 (2.61%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.96%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.96%) Unix
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (63.40%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (38.56%) TDD
3 54 (35.29%) Scrum
4 53 (34.64%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (30.07%) BDD
6 24 (15.69%) DevOps
7 22 (14.38%) Software Testing
8 19 (12.42%) Acceptance Criteria
9 17 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
9 17 (11.11%) Microservices
10 16 (10.46%) Non-Functional Testing
10 16 (10.46%) SDET
11 15 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (9.80%) Software Engineering
12 14 (9.15%) Manual Testing
12 14 (9.15%) Mentoring
13 13 (8.50%) Web Development
14 12 (7.84%) API Testing
14 12 (7.84%) Performance Testing
14 12 (7.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 84 (54.90%) Java
2 43 (28.10%) JavaScript
3 41 (26.80%) C#
4 23 (15.03%) Python
5 21 (13.73%) SQL
6 17 (11.11%) Go
7 11 (7.19%) Ruby
8 10 (6.54%) PHP
9 8 (5.23%) Bash Shell
9 8 (5.23%) PowerShell
9 8 (5.23%) Shell Script
10 7 (4.58%) C++
11 4 (2.61%) Groovy
11 4 (2.61%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.61%) Perl
12 2 (1.31%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.31%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.65%) C
13 1 (0.65%) VB
13 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (7.84%) Degree
2 10 (6.54%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.58%) ISEB
3 7 (4.58%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.58%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.31%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.31%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (1.31%) CITP
4 2 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (26.14%) QA
2 4 (2.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.65%) GCP
System Software
1 12 (7.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.54%) Ansible
2 8 (5.23%) Terraform
3 4 (2.61%) Packer
4 2 (1.31%) Kibana
4 2 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.65%) Grafana
5 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.65%) Marathon
5 1 (0.65%) Mesos
5 1 (0.65%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.65%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 14 (9.15%) Oracle
2 5 (3.27%) IBM
2 5 (3.27%) Red Hat
2 5 (3.27%) SAP
3 4 (2.61%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.96%) Sencha
5 2 (1.31%) Apple
5 2 (1.31%) Sybase
5 2 (1.31%) Tableau
6 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.65%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.65%) Perforce
6 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.65%) TOWER Software