Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 27 40
Rank change year-on-year +5 +13 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 126 102 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.95% 7.20% 6.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.16% 7.82% 6.61%
Number of salaries quoted 102 92 115
South Wales median annual salary £41,500 £39,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.73% +12.14% -
10th Percentile £27,625 £28,265 £25,450
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,289 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -

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 1,376 1,304 1,951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 86.81% 92.09% 92.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,127 1,154 1,747
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £26,150 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,250 £55,349
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +3 90 £47,500 +31.94% 22
Newport +12 19 £37,500 -17.58% 3
Neath Port Talbot +6 6 £43,750 +9.38% 1
Torfaen +7 5 £47,500 +15.15% 1
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 93 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (51.59%) Java
3 56 (44.44%) Selenium
4 40 (31.75%) QA
5 39 (30.95%) TDD
5 39 (30.95%) Scrum
5 39 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (27.78%) C#
7 33 (26.19%) JavaScript
8 30 (23.81%) BDD
9 29 (23.02%) Cucumber
10 28 (22.22%) Web Services
11 25 (19.84%) HTML
11 25 (19.84%) Finance
12 24 (19.05%) REST
13 23 (18.25%) Test Scripting
13 23 (18.25%) Unit Testing
14 22 (17.46%) React
15 21 (16.67%) Git (software)
16 20 (15.87%) CSS
16 20 (15.87%) Fintech
17 19 (15.08%) SoapUI
17 19 (15.08%) Software Testing
18 18 (14.29%) JIRA
18 18 (14.29%) WebDriver
18 18 (14.29%) Python
18 18 (14.29%) User Experience
18 18 (14.29%) Go
19 17 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
19 17 (13.49%) NoSQL

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 (5.56%) Confluence
2 6 (4.76%) CMS
3 3 (2.38%) Apache
3 3 (2.38%) Liferay
4 2 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.79%) nginx
5 1 (0.79%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.79%) SAS
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.17%) GitHub
4 3 (2.38%) IaaS
4 3 (2.38%) PaaS
5 2 (1.59%) SaaS
6 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.76%) HTTPS
2 4 (3.17%) DVB
2 4 (3.17%) HTTP
3 2 (1.59%) WAN
3 2 (1.59%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.49%) NoSQL
2 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.97%) MySQL
5 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (44.44%) Selenium
2 29 (23.02%) Cucumber
3 21 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 19 (15.08%) SoapUI
5 18 (14.29%) JIRA
5 18 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 15 (11.90%) JMeter
7 11 (8.73%) Protractor
8 10 (7.94%) JUnit
9 8 (6.35%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.97%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.97%) Subversion
10 5 (3.97%) Xcode
11 4 (3.17%) Android Studio
11 4 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (3.17%) Bugzilla
11 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
11 4 (3.17%) Maven
11 4 (3.17%) TeamCity
11 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (19.84%) Finance
2 9 (7.14%) Banking
2 9 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.35%) Marketing
4 5 (3.97%) Electronics
4 5 (3.97%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.17%) Games
6 2 (1.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (31.75%) Developer
2 14 (11.11%) QA Engineer
2 14 (11.11%) Tester
3 13 (10.32%) Java Engineer
4 12 (9.52%) Analyst
4 12 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 10 (7.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 10 (7.94%) Test Analyst
5 10 (7.94%) Test Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) Automation Test Lead
6 8 (6.35%) Java Developer
6 8 (6.35%) QA Leader
7 7 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) HTML CSS Developer
8 6 (4.76%) HTML Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Python Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Test Manager
9 5 (3.97%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.22%) Web Services
2 25 (19.84%) HTML
3 24 (19.05%) REST
4 22 (17.46%) React
5 20 (15.87%) CSS
6 16 (12.70%) AngularJS
7 15 (11.90%) HTML5
8 12 (9.52%) Spring
9 11 (8.73%) JSON
10 10 (7.94%) CSS3
11 9 (7.14%) .NET
12 8 (6.35%) jQuery
12 8 (6.35%) RESTful
12 8 (6.35%) Swagger
13 6 (4.76%) Hibernate
13 6 (4.76%) Spring Boot
13 6 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (3.97%) Node.js
14 5 (3.97%) Redux
15 4 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.87%) Fintech
2 18 (14.29%) User Experience
3 8 (6.35%) Analytical Mindset
3 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.97%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.17%) MPEG
7 3 (2.38%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.38%) Digital TV
7 3 (2.38%) IPTV
8 2 (1.59%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.79%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.79%) Robotics
9 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.11%) Linux
2 13 (10.32%) Android
3 11 (8.73%) Apple iOS
4 7 (5.56%) Unix
5 6 (4.76%) Mac OS
6 4 (3.17%) Windows
7 2 (1.59%) CentOS
7 2 (1.59%) Debian
7 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
2 39 (30.95%) Scrum
2 39 (30.95%) TDD
3 30 (23.81%) BDD
4 23 (18.25%) Test Scripting
4 23 (18.25%) Unit Testing
5 19 (15.08%) Software Testing
6 17 (13.49%) Web Development
7 16 (12.70%) Non-Functional Testing
7 16 (12.70%) SDLC
8 15 (11.90%) Microservices
8 15 (11.90%) SDET
9 14 (11.11%) Front End Development
10 13 (10.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (10.32%) QA Automation
11 11 (8.73%) API Testing
11 11 (8.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (8.73%) Defect Tracking
11 11 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 65 (51.59%) Java
2 35 (27.78%) C#
3 33 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 18 (14.29%) Go
4 18 (14.29%) Python
5 16 (12.70%) PHP
5 16 (12.70%) SQL
6 7 (5.56%) ES6
7 6 (4.76%) Objective-C
8 5 (3.97%) C++
8 5 (3.97%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.59%) Groovy
9 2 (1.59%) Perl
9 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.59%) Ruby
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) Scala
10 1 (0.79%) VB
10 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (11.90%) Degree
2 12 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.17%) ISEB
6 2 (1.59%) CISSP
6 2 (1.59%) MCP
6 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.59%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (31.75%) QA
2 3 (2.38%) GDPR
3 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (7.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Ansible
2 2 (1.59%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.59%) Packer
2 2 (1.59%) Terraform
3 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) SAP
2 6 (4.76%) Oracle
3 4 (3.17%) Apple
4 3 (2.38%) Twitter
5 2 (1.59%) IBM
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.79%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.79%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.79%) Google
6 1 (0.79%) HP
6 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.79%) Sencha