Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Wales > Swansea
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 24 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 6 17 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swansea 4.62% 7.42% 7.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.84% 7.62% 8.19%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 19
Swansea median annual salary £25,000 £39,301 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.39% -1.75% +31.15%
10th Percentile £21,125 £27,636 £26,250
90th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £45,269
West Wales median annual salary £25,000 £39,301 £40,000
% change year-on-year -36.39% -1.75% +31.15%

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 124 223 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swansea 95.38% 97.38% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 107 206 206
Swansea median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,210
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.52% +23.72%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,375 £29,375
90th Percentile £65,060 £54,297 £57,500
West Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Swansea

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) IIS
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
4 1 (16.67%) GitLab

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 2 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) GitLab
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Junior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Parallel Processing
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Grafana
1 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware