Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 34 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 84 129 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.94% 6.02% 8.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.72% 6.69% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 78 114 182
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £28,357 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,349 £48,750 £43,750
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +9.38%

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 1250 1928 2093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 88.40% 89.93% 85.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1112 1729 1791
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,270 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +15 54 £35,500 +1.43% 8
Newport -5 17 £52,700 +75.67% 2
Torfaen -1 5 £41,250 +3.13%
Neath Port Talbot +10 3 £40,000 +1.27%
Bridgend - 1 £42,500 -
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 54 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (38.10%) Scrum
2 32 (38.10%) Java
3 27 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 26 (30.95%) SQL
5 24 (28.57%) Selenium
6 23 (27.38%) QA
7 22 (26.19%) TDD
8 20 (23.81%) Python
9 17 (20.24%) Finance
9 17 (20.24%) Go
9 17 (20.24%) DevOps
10 16 (19.05%) CSS
10 16 (19.05%) Ruby
11 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (17.86%) C#
11 15 (17.86%) Software Engineering
12 14 (16.67%) PaaS
12 14 (16.67%) Node.js
12 14 (16.67%) Coaching
13 12 (14.29%) Defect Management
13 12 (14.29%) CSS3
13 12 (14.29%) Test Scripting
13 12 (14.29%) OO
14 11 (13.10%) Django
14 11 (13.10%) Ruby on Rails
14 11 (13.10%) R
14 11 (13.10%) Test Strategy
14 11 (13.10%) SaaS
14 11 (13.10%) 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 11 (13.10%) Apache Spark
2 7 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.38%) CMS
4 2 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.19%) Confluence
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
5 1 (1.19%) Liferay
5 1 (1.19%) MTS
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.67%) PaaS
2 11 (13.10%) SaaS
3 7 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.38%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (1.19%) IaaS
5 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Firewall
1 2 (2.38%) HTTP
1 2 (2.38%) VLAN
1 2 (2.38%) VPN
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) Hadoop
1 11 (13.10%) NoSQL
2 9 (10.71%) MySQL
3 6 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.76%) Big Data
5 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.19%) MS Access
6 1 (1.19%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 24 (28.57%) Selenium
2 10 (11.90%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.71%) Cucumber
4 8 (9.52%) JMeter
5 7 (8.33%) JIRA
5 7 (8.33%) Subversion
6 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.95%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.76%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.57%) Maven
9 3 (3.57%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.57%) Zephyr
10 2 (2.38%) Ant
10 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.38%) JUnit
10 2 (2.38%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (20.24%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Games
3 5 (5.95%) Advertising
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
4 3 (3.57%) Electronics
5 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.38%) Marketing
5 2 (2.38%) Romanian Language
5 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.19%) Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (30.95%) Developer
2 16 (19.05%) Analyst
3 14 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 11 (13.10%) Senior Developer
4 11 (13.10%) Tester
5 9 (10.71%) Java Developer
5 9 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (10.71%) Test Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Lead Developer
6 5 (5.95%) QA Tester
6 5 (5.95%) Software QA Tester
6 5 (5.95%) Software Tester
7 4 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 4 (4.76%) QA Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Scrum Master
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.05%) CSS
2 14 (16.67%) Node.js
3 12 (14.29%) CSS3
4 11 (13.10%) Django
4 11 (13.10%) Ruby on Rails
5 9 (10.71%) .NET
5 9 (10.71%) Spring
6 8 (9.52%) RESTful
7 7 (8.33%) HTML
8 6 (7.14%) Kafka
9 5 (5.95%) AngularJS
9 5 (5.95%) JSON
10 4 (4.76%) Spring Boot
10 4 (4.76%) Thymeleaf
11 3 (3.57%) Gherkin
11 3 (3.57%) Hibernate
11 3 (3.57%) jQuery
11 3 (3.57%) REST
11 3 (3.57%) SOAP
12 2 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.95%) User Experience
3 3 (3.57%) Fintech
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.19%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Linux
2 6 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.76%) Android
4 3 (3.57%) Windows
5 2 (2.38%) CentOS
5 2 (2.38%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.38%) Unix
5 2 (2.38%) VMS
6 1 (1.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (38.10%) Scrum
3 22 (26.19%) TDD
4 17 (20.24%) DevOps
5 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 14 (16.67%) Coaching
7 12 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 12 (14.29%) OO
7 12 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 11 (13.10%) Open Source
8 11 (13.10%) Test Management
8 11 (13.10%) Test Strategy
9 10 (11.90%) BDD
9 10 (11.90%) Functional Testing
9 10 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (11.90%) Software Testing
10 9 (10.71%) SDLC
10 9 (10.71%) Waterfall
11 8 (9.52%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.10%) Java
2 27 (32.14%) JavaScript
3 26 (30.95%) SQL
4 20 (23.81%) Python
5 17 (20.24%) Go
6 16 (19.05%) Ruby
7 15 (17.86%) C#
8 11 (13.10%) R
8 11 (13.10%) Scala
9 10 (11.90%) C++
10 7 (8.33%) PHP
11 5 (5.95%) Apple Swift
12 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
12 4 (4.76%) Perl
13 3 (3.57%) Korn
13 3 (3.57%) Objective-C
14 2 (2.38%) C
14 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
14 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
15 1 (1.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.95%) Degree
4 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) ISEB
5 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.38%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.38%) GDPR
4 1 (1.19%) Def Stans
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Docker
1 2 (2.38%) Firmware
1 2 (2.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) Ansible
2 5 (5.95%) Terraform
3 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.38%) Puppet
3 2 (2.38%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle
3 5 (5.95%) SAP
3 5 (5.95%) TOWER Software
4 2 (2.38%) BMC
4 2 (2.38%) HP
4 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.38%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.19%) Perforce
5 1 (1.19%) Sencha