Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Torfaen 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
South Wales > Torfaen
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 17 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -12 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 11 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Torfaen 6.49% 12.36% 28.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.46% 14.47% 33.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 39
Torfaen median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £35,750 £31,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £47,250 £47,500 £41,000
South 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 Torfaen with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Torfaen
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 67 76 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Torfaen 87.01% 85.39% 84.67%
Number of salaries quoted 51 58 110
Torfaen median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,925 £22,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £47,575
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +4.29%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Torfaen

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Torfaen

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Torfaen

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Torfaen

Test Automation
Job Locations in Torfaen

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Torfaen 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
Cwmbran -1 5 £41,250 +3.13%
Test Automation
South 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 Torfaen region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 4 (80.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (40.00%) Advertising
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (40.00%) CentOS
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Packer
4 1 (20.00%) VersionOne
4 1 (20.00%) Terraform
4 1 (20.00%) Personalization
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) Ansible
4 1 (20.00%) Docker
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) TestLink
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Torfaen 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 1 (20.00%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) JUnit
2 1 (20.00%) TestLink
2 1 (20.00%) VersionOne
General
1 2 (40.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) CentOS
2 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Personalization
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (20.00%) Groovy
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Korn
3 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
1 1 (20.00%) Packer
1 1 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Perforce