Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 35 30
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 104 162 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.00% 6.13% 7.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 6.89% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 95 143 182
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +8.53%
10th Percentile £28,250 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £43,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,347 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.88% +2.99% +5.88%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1872 2352 2329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.96% 88.96% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1608 2006 1959
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Wales

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Wales

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Wales over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Wales

Test Automation
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 23 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
South Wales -3 83 £40,000 +15.94% 12
West Wales -17 18 £38,750 +7.64% 1
North Wales -1 3 £25,000 -61.54% 1
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 68 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (35.58%) Scrum
2 37 (35.58%) JavaScript
3 34 (32.69%) Java
3 34 (32.69%) SQL
4 33 (31.73%) Selenium
5 28 (26.92%) C#
6 26 (25.00%) QA
7 24 (23.08%) CSS
8 23 (22.12%) Finance
9 22 (21.15%) TDD
10 21 (20.19%) .NET
11 20 (19.23%) Python
12 18 (17.31%) Test Scripting
13 17 (16.35%) Go
13 17 (16.35%) DevOps
14 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (15.38%) Ruby
15 15 (14.42%) HTML
15 15 (14.42%) SQL Server
16 14 (13.46%) Software Engineering
16 14 (13.46%) PaaS
16 14 (13.46%) Node.js
16 14 (13.46%) Coaching
17 12 (11.54%) MVC
17 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
17 12 (11.54%) CSS3
17 12 (11.54%) BDD
17 12 (11.54%) jQuery
17 12 (11.54%) Mentoring

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (10.58%) Apache Spark
2 7 (6.73%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.92%) CMS
4 2 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.96%) Confluence
5 1 (0.96%) IIS
5 1 (0.96%) Liferay
5 1 (0.96%) MTS
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.96%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.46%) PaaS
2 11 (10.58%) SaaS
3 7 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.92%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.96%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.96%) GitHub
6 1 (0.96%) IaaS
6 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) Firewall
1 2 (1.92%) HTTP
1 2 (1.92%) VLAN
1 2 (1.92%) VPN
2 1 (0.96%) Internet
2 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.58%) Hadoop
2 11 (10.58%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.69%) MySQL
4 7 (6.73%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.85%) Big Data
6 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.96%) MS Access
8 1 (0.96%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 33 (31.73%) Selenium
2 12 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 11 (10.58%) Cucumber
3 11 (10.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (9.62%) Git (software)
4 10 (9.62%) JIRA
5 9 (8.65%) JMeter
6 7 (6.73%) Subversion
7 6 (5.77%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.81%) SoapUI
8 5 (4.81%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.81%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.88%) Maven
9 3 (2.88%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.88%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.92%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.92%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.92%) NetBeans
10 2 (1.92%) Selenium IDE
General
1 23 (22.12%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Games
3 5 (4.81%) Advertising
3 5 (4.81%) Retail
4 2 (1.92%) Electronics
4 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.92%) Marketing
4 2 (1.92%) Romanian Language
4 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (33.65%) Developer
2 21 (20.19%) Analyst
3 19 (18.27%) Test Analyst
4 17 (16.35%) Senior Developer
5 13 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 13 (12.50%) Tester
6 9 (8.65%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Software Tester
9 5 (4.81%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.81%) Lead Developer
9 5 (4.81%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.81%) Scrum Master
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Software QA Tester
10 4 (3.85%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.08%) CSS
2 21 (20.19%) .NET
3 15 (14.42%) HTML
4 14 (13.46%) Node.js
5 12 (11.54%) CSS3
5 12 (11.54%) jQuery
6 11 (10.58%) Django
6 11 (10.58%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET
7 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (9.62%) WCF
8 9 (8.65%) Ajax
8 9 (8.65%) Spring
9 8 (7.69%) RESTful
10 6 (5.77%) Kafka
11 5 (4.81%) AngularJS
11 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (4.81%) JSON
11 5 (4.81%) Sass
12 4 (3.85%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.85%) User Experience
3 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.92%) Fintech
3 2 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.73%) Linux
2 6 (5.77%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.85%) Android
4 3 (2.88%) Windows
5 2 (1.92%) CentOS
5 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.92%) Unix
5 2 (1.92%) VMS
6 1 (0.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (35.58%) Scrum
3 22 (21.15%) TDD
4 18 (17.31%) Test Scripting
5 17 (16.35%) DevOps
6 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (13.46%) Coaching
7 14 (13.46%) Software Engineering
8 12 (11.54%) BDD
8 12 (11.54%) Defect Management
8 12 (11.54%) Functional Testing
8 12 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 12 (11.54%) MVC
9 11 (10.58%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (10.58%) OO
9 11 (10.58%) Open Source
9 11 (10.58%) Test Management
9 11 (10.58%) Test Strategy
9 11 (10.58%) Web Development
10 10 (9.62%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (35.58%) JavaScript
2 34 (32.69%) Java
2 34 (32.69%) SQL
3 28 (26.92%) C#
4 20 (19.23%) Python
5 17 (16.35%) Go
6 16 (15.38%) Ruby
7 11 (10.58%) R
7 11 (10.58%) Scala
8 10 (9.62%) C++
9 7 (6.73%) PHP
10 6 (5.77%) C
11 5 (4.81%) Apple Swift
11 5 (4.81%) VB.NET
12 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
12 4 (3.85%) Perl
13 3 (2.88%) Korn
13 3 (2.88%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) ISTQB
2 6 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (4.81%) Degree
3 5 (4.81%) ISEB
4 3 (2.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Docker
1 2 (1.92%) Firmware
1 2 (1.92%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) Ansible
2 5 (4.81%) Terraform
3 2 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.92%) Puppet
3 2 (1.92%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.96%) Packer
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.77%) Oracle
3 5 (4.81%) SAP
3 5 (4.81%) TOWER Software
4 2 (1.92%) BMC
4 2 (1.92%) HP
4 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.92%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.96%) CA
5 1 (0.96%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.96%) Perforce
5 1 (0.96%) Sencha