Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Swansea 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Wales > Swansea
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 42 24
Rank change year-on-year +11 -18 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 14 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swansea 6.78% 4.13% 14.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.84% 4.26% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 24
Swansea median annual salary £33,050 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.87% -6.25% +45.45%
10th Percentile £28,472 £26,200 £27,875
90th Percentile £41,600 £51,625 £45,000
West Wales median annual salary £31,100 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -17.07% -6.25% +45.45%

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 Swansea with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Swansea
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 234 329 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swansea 99.15% 97.05% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 209 313 160
Swansea median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,150 £21,950
90th Percentile £63,500 £57,946 £53,750
West Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +19.05%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Swansea

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Swansea.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Swansea

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Swansea

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Swansea.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Swansea

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Swansea

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Swansea over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Swansea

For the 6 months to 13 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 Swansea region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) QA
3 9 (56.25%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) Python
4 8 (50.00%) JIRA
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
5 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
6 6 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (37.50%) Sass
6 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
6 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 6 (37.50%) Apache Cordova
6 6 (37.50%) Jasmine
6 6 (37.50%) TypeScript
6 6 (37.50%) Line Management
6 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
6 6 (37.50%) Ionic Framework
6 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (37.50%) JSON
6 6 (37.50%) Confluence
6 6 (37.50%) Mockito
6 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 6 (37.50%) Puppet
6 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
6 6 (37.50%) REST
6 6 (37.50%) JUnit
6 6 (37.50%) CSS
6 6 (37.50%) XML
6 6 (37.50%) HTML

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swansea 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 6 (37.50%) Confluence
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (37.50%) AWS Lambda
1 6 (37.50%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) MySQL
2 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) JIRA
2 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
3 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 6 (37.50%) Jasmine
3 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 6 (37.50%) JUnit
3 6 (37.50%) Mockito
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (6.25%) GitLab
5 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (12.50%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer in Test
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Junior DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Junior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Angular 2
1 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
1 6 (37.50%) Apache Cordova
1 6 (37.50%) CSS
1 6 (37.50%) GraphQL
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
1 6 (37.50%) Ionic Framework
1 6 (37.50%) JSON
1 6 (37.50%) REST
1 6 (37.50%) Sass
1 6 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) Line Management
3 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 3 (18.75%) OO
4 3 (18.75%) SDET
4 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) TypeScript
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Puppet
1 6 (37.50%) Terraform
2 1 (6.25%) Grafana
2 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) VMware