Period
to 20 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 33 30
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 105 159 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.11% 6.13% 7.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.68% 6.89% 8.72%
Number of salaries quoted 97 140 185
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £27,200 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,975 £43,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +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 1848 2309 2352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 90.01% 88.98% 85.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1592 1973 1977
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
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 20 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 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
South Wales -1 84 £40,000 +14.29% 10
West Wales -21 18 £40,000 +12.68% 3
North Wales -1 3 £25,000 -61.54%
Test Automation
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 68 (64.76%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.14%) Scrum
3 37 (35.24%) SQL
4 36 (34.29%) JavaScript
5 34 (32.38%) Java
6 32 (30.48%) C#
7 31 (29.52%) Selenium
8 25 (23.81%) QA
8 25 (23.81%) CSS
8 25 (23.81%) TDD
9 24 (22.86%) .NET
10 21 (20.00%) Finance
11 20 (19.05%) Python
12 17 (16.19%) Test Scripting
12 17 (16.19%) Go
12 17 (16.19%) DevOps
13 16 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (15.24%) Software Engineering
13 16 (15.24%) Ruby
13 16 (15.24%) HTML
14 15 (14.29%) SQL Server
15 14 (13.33%) PaaS
15 14 (13.33%) Coaching
15 14 (13.33%) Node.js
16 13 (12.38%) ASP.NET
16 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
17 12 (11.43%) MVC
17 12 (11.43%) OO
17 12 (11.43%) BDD
17 12 (11.43%) jQuery

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 (10.48%) Apache Spark
2 7 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.90%) CMS
4 2 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.95%) Confluence
5 1 (0.95%) IIS
5 1 (0.95%) Liferay
5 1 (0.95%) MTS
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) Mingle
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.33%) PaaS
2 11 (10.48%) SaaS
3 7 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.90%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.95%) GitHub
6 1 (0.95%) IaaS
6 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) Firewall
1 2 (1.90%) HTTP
1 2 (1.90%) VLAN
1 2 (1.90%) VPN
2 1 (0.95%) Internet
2 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.48%) Hadoop
2 11 (10.48%) NoSQL
3 9 (8.57%) MySQL
4 7 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.81%) Big Data
6 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.95%) MS Access
8 1 (0.95%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 31 (29.52%) Selenium
2 11 (10.48%) Cucumber
2 11 (10.48%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (8.57%) JIRA
5 8 (7.62%) JMeter
6 7 (6.67%) Subversion
7 6 (5.71%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.76%) SoapUI
8 5 (4.76%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.76%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.86%) Maven
9 3 (2.86%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.86%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.90%) Ant
10 2 (1.90%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.90%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (20.00%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Games
3 5 (4.76%) Advertising
3 5 (4.76%) Retail
4 3 (2.86%) Electronics
5 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.90%) Marketing
5 2 (1.90%) Romanian Language
5 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (35.24%) Developer
2 19 (18.10%) Analyst
3 17 (16.19%) Senior Developer
3 17 (16.19%) Test Analyst
4 13 (12.38%) Test Engineer
5 12 (11.43%) Tester
6 9 (8.57%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (8.57%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (5.71%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.71%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.71%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.76%) Lead Developer
9 5 (4.76%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.76%) Scrum Master
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.81%) CSS
2 24 (22.86%) .NET
3 16 (15.24%) HTML
4 14 (13.33%) Node.js
5 13 (12.38%) ASP.NET
6 12 (11.43%) CSS3
6 12 (11.43%) jQuery
7 11 (10.48%) Django
7 11 (10.48%) Ruby on Rails
8 10 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (9.52%) WCF
9 9 (8.57%) Ajax
9 9 (8.57%) Spring
10 8 (7.62%) RESTful
11 6 (5.71%) Kafka
12 5 (4.76%) AngularJS
12 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (4.76%) JSON
12 5 (4.76%) Sass
13 4 (3.81%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) User Experience
3 3 (2.86%) Fintech
4 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.95%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.67%) Linux
2 6 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.81%) Android
4 3 (2.86%) Windows
5 2 (1.90%) CentOS
5 2 (1.90%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.90%) Unix
5 2 (1.90%) VMS
6 1 (0.95%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (64.76%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.14%) Scrum
3 25 (23.81%) TDD
4 17 (16.19%) DevOps
4 17 (16.19%) Test Scripting
5 16 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (15.24%) Software Engineering
6 14 (13.33%) Coaching
7 12 (11.43%) BDD
7 12 (11.43%) Defect Management
7 12 (11.43%) Mentoring
7 12 (11.43%) MVC
7 12 (11.43%) OO
8 11 (10.48%) Open Source
8 11 (10.48%) Test Management
8 11 (10.48%) Test Strategy
8 11 (10.48%) Web Development
9 10 (9.52%) Functional Testing
9 10 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (9.52%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (35.24%) SQL
2 36 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 34 (32.38%) Java
4 32 (30.48%) C#
5 20 (19.05%) Python
6 17 (16.19%) Go
7 16 (15.24%) Ruby
8 11 (10.48%) R
8 11 (10.48%) Scala
9 10 (9.52%) C++
10 7 (6.67%) PHP
11 6 (5.71%) C
12 5 (4.76%) Apple Swift
12 5 (4.76%) VB.NET
13 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
13 4 (3.81%) Perl
14 3 (2.86%) Korn
14 3 (2.86%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) ISTQB
2 6 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (4.76%) Degree
4 4 (3.81%) ISEB
5 3 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (23.81%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.90%) GDPR
4 1 (0.95%) Def Stans
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Docker
1 2 (1.90%) Firmware
1 2 (1.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) Ansible
2 5 (4.76%) Terraform
3 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.90%) Puppet
3 2 (1.90%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.95%) Packer
Vendors
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.71%) Oracle
3 5 (4.76%) SAP
3 5 (4.76%) TOWER Software
4 2 (1.90%) BMC
4 2 (1.90%) HP
4 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.90%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.95%) CA
5 1 (0.95%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.95%) Perforce
5 1 (0.95%) Sencha