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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 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 20 49 16
Rank change year-on-year +29 -33 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 164 80 114
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 8.67% 5.55% 11.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.00% 6.07% 12.75%
Number of salaries quoted 101 71 101
10th Percentile £38,750 £30,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £32,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £40,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +31.25% -9.09% +17.33%
75th Percentile £62,750 £48,224 £52,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £51,500 £63,543
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,250
% change year-on-year +4.35% +5.99% +8.50%

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 1,823 1,319 894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 96.40% 91.47% 89.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,134 952 768
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £34,598 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £44,600 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.11% +4.94% +6.25%
75th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £61,453 £61,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.62% +1.36% +4.76%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Wales

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Wales.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Wales

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Wales over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
South Wales +13 143 £52,500 +31.25% 15
West Wales +17 10 £57,500 - 2
North Wales -19 2 £56,250 +125.00% 2
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 105 (64.02%) Agile
2 57 (34.76%) Selenium
3 53 (32.32%) Scrum
4 46 (28.05%) DevOps
5 44 (26.83%) Social Skills
6 43 (26.22%) JavaScript
7 42 (25.61%) Java
8 40 (24.39%) Git (software)
9 39 (23.78%) Python
10 36 (21.95%) Unit Testing
11 35 (21.34%) Jenkins
12 34 (20.73%) QA
13 33 (20.12%) Performance Testing
13 33 (20.12%) Mentoring
13 33 (20.12%) Finance
14 32 (19.51%) C#
15 31 (18.90%) TDD
16 30 (18.29%) Coaching
16 30 (18.29%) Apple iOS
17 29 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (17.68%) Dart
17 29 (17.68%) JIRA
17 29 (17.68%) Flutter
18 28 (17.07%) CI/CD
18 28 (17.07%) Docker
19 27 (16.46%) Azure
20 26 (15.85%) Retail
21 24 (14.63%) Regression Testing
21 24 (14.63%) Kanban
21 24 (14.63%) GitHub

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 21 (12.80%) Confluence
2 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.61%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.46%) Azure
2 24 (14.63%) GitHub
3 23 (14.02%) Amazon Alexa
4 16 (9.76%) Azure DevOps
5 9 (5.49%) AWS
6 6 (3.66%) Firebase
6 6 (3.66%) SaaS
6 6 (3.66%) Serverless
7 4 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.44%) GCP
8 2 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.22%) Azure AKS
8 2 (1.22%) Azure Service Fabric
8 2 (1.22%) PaaS
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.61%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.61%) GitHub Actions
9 1 (0.61%) npm
9 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.61%) Broadband
3 1 (0.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.05%) Big Data
2 2 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (1.22%) DynamoDB
2 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 57 (34.76%) Selenium
2 40 (24.39%) Git (software)
3 35 (21.34%) Jenkins
4 29 (17.68%) JIRA
5 20 (12.20%) GitLab
6 18 (10.98%) Cypress.io
6 18 (10.98%) HP UFT
6 18 (10.98%) LoadRunner
6 18 (10.98%) Postman
7 16 (9.76%) Cucumber
8 15 (9.15%) JMeter
9 6 (3.66%) Appium
9 6 (3.66%) Protractor
10 5 (3.05%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.44%) REST Assured
11 4 (2.44%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.83%) Fiddler
12 3 (1.83%) Mocha
12 3 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.83%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (26.83%) Social Skills
2 33 (20.12%) Finance
3 26 (15.85%) Retail
4 23 (14.02%) Banking
5 15 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (9.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 10 (6.10%) Law
7 9 (5.49%) Public Sector
8 6 (3.66%) Humanities
8 6 (3.66%) Publishing
8 6 (3.66%) Social Science
9 4 (2.44%) Advertising
10 2 (1.22%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.22%) Automotive
10 2 (1.22%) Games
10 2 (1.22%) Legal
10 2 (1.22%) Military
11 1 (0.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 47 (28.66%) Developer
2 31 (18.90%) Test Engineer
3 29 (17.68%) Senior Developer
4 23 (14.02%) Applications Developer
5 22 (13.41%) Tester
6 19 (11.59%) Quality Engineer
7 16 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
8 15 (9.15%) Automation Tester
8 15 (9.15%) Senior Applications Developer
9 14 (8.54%) Software Engineer
10 10 (6.10%) QA Engineer
11 8 (4.88%) Java Engineer
11 8 (4.88%) Principal Developer
11 8 (4.88%) Software Developer
12 6 (3.66%) Development Engineer
12 6 (3.66%) Senior QA Engineer
12 6 (3.66%) Senior Software Developer
12 6 (3.66%) Software Development Engineer
12 6 (3.66%) Software Test Engineer
12 6 (3.66%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.68%) Flutter
2 12 (7.32%) .NET
3 10 (6.10%) .NET Core
3 10 (6.10%) REST
4 9 (5.49%) Node.js
4 9 (5.49%) RESTful
5 7 (4.27%) Spring
5 7 (4.27%) Web Services
6 6 (3.66%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.66%) HTML
6 6 (3.66%) Jest
7 4 (2.44%) CSS
7 4 (2.44%) React
8 3 (1.83%) Chai
8 3 (1.83%) Django
8 3 (1.83%) HTML5
8 3 (1.83%) SOAP
8 3 (1.83%) Vue.js
9 2 (1.22%) Redux
9 2 (1.22%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.02%) Data Structures
2 13 (7.93%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.66%) Life Science
4 5 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.83%) User Experience
7 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.61%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.29%) Apple iOS
2 23 (14.02%) Android
3 2 (1.22%) VMS
4 1 (0.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (64.02%) Agile
2 53 (32.32%) Scrum
3 46 (28.05%) DevOps
4 36 (21.95%) Unit Testing
5 33 (20.12%) Mentoring
5 33 (20.12%) Performance Testing
6 31 (18.90%) TDD
7 30 (18.29%) Coaching
8 29 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (17.07%) CI/CD
10 24 (14.63%) Kanban
10 24 (14.63%) Regression Testing
11 23 (14.02%) Software Engineering
11 23 (14.02%) Telematics
12 21 (12.80%) SDLC
13 20 (12.20%) Continuous Deployment
14 19 (11.59%) Community of Practice
15 18 (10.98%) Benchmarking
15 18 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (10.98%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 43 (26.22%) JavaScript
2 42 (25.61%) Java
3 39 (23.78%) Python
4 32 (19.51%) C#
5 29 (17.68%) Dart
6 23 (14.02%) Apple Swift
6 23 (14.02%) Kotlin
7 10 (6.10%) SQL
7 10 (6.10%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.66%) Bash
8 6 (3.66%) Go
9 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.83%) C++
11 2 (1.22%) Ruby
11 2 (1.22%) Scala
12 1 (0.61%) ES6
12 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (10.37%) Degree
2 6 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.05%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.22%) CISSP
5 2 (1.22%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.22%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (20.73%) QA
2 9 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (17.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.88%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.66%) Terraform
3 2 (1.22%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (14.02%) CA
2 14 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.44%) Google
4 2 (1.22%) Cadence
4 2 (1.22%) Dataiku
4 2 (1.22%) HP
4 2 (1.22%) IBM
5 1 (0.61%) Blue Prism
5 1 (0.61%) Perforce
5 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com