Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 54 36
Rank change year-on-year +33 -18 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 172 99 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.46% 4.91% 6.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.52% 5.29% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 139 91 141
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,600 £55,000 £51,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 1,806 1,873 2,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.83% 92.81% 90.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,451 1,614 2,044
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,450 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 +20 149 £40,000 - 36
West Wales +21 23 £31,100 -22.25% 2
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 109 (63.37%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (46.51%) Java
3 74 (43.02%) Selenium
4 64 (37.21%) QA
5 57 (33.14%) Scrum
6 51 (29.65%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (28.49%) TDD
8 47 (27.33%) C#
8 47 (27.33%) REST
9 44 (25.58%) JavaScript
9 44 (25.58%) Cucumber
10 37 (21.51%) BDD
11 32 (18.60%) Web Services
12 30 (17.44%) Python
13 29 (16.86%) HTML
13 29 (16.86%) JIRA
14 27 (15.70%) Finance
15 26 (15.12%) SQL
16 25 (14.53%) CSS
16 25 (14.53%) WebDriver
17 24 (13.95%) Git (software)
17 24 (13.95%) Test Scripting
18 23 (13.37%) Software Testing
19 22 (12.79%) JUnit
19 22 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
19 22 (12.79%) NoSQL
20 21 (12.21%) Unit Testing
20 21 (12.21%) AngularJS
20 21 (12.21%) User Experience
20 21 (12.21%) SDET

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 13 (7.56%) Confluence
2 6 (3.49%) CMS
3 3 (1.74%) Liferay
4 2 (1.16%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.16%) SAS
4 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.58%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.65%) Serverless
3 6 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.49%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.33%) GitHub
5 4 (2.33%) PaaS
6 3 (1.74%) IaaS
7 2 (1.16%) SaaS
8 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.65%) HTTP
2 6 (3.49%) HTTPS
3 5 (2.91%) DNS
4 4 (2.33%) DVB
5 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.58%) LAN
6 1 (0.58%) SMS
6 1 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.79%) NoSQL
2 15 (8.72%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.81%) MySQL
4 8 (4.65%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.16%) Big Data
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.58%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 74 (43.02%) Selenium
2 44 (25.58%) Cucumber
3 29 (16.86%) JIRA
4 25 (14.53%) WebDriver
5 24 (13.95%) Git (software)
6 22 (12.79%) JUnit
7 19 (11.05%) JMeter
8 18 (10.47%) Protractor
9 15 (8.72%) Jenkins
9 15 (8.72%) SoapUI
10 9 (5.23%) Visual Studio
11 8 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (3.49%) Jasmine
12 6 (3.49%) Mockito
12 6 (3.49%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 5 (2.91%) Eclipse
13 5 (2.91%) Gatling
13 5 (2.91%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (2.91%) Rational Quality Manager
13 5 (2.91%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 27 (15.70%) Finance
2 11 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.81%) Banking
4 6 (3.49%) Welsh Language
5 3 (1.74%) Advertising
6 2 (1.16%) Electronics
6 2 (1.16%) Games
6 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.16%) Marketing
6 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.16%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (28.49%) Developer
2 23 (13.37%) Tester
3 22 (12.79%) Analyst
4 20 (11.63%) Test Analyst
5 17 (9.88%) Test Engineer
6 16 (9.30%) Java Engineer
7 15 (8.72%) Test Manager
8 14 (8.14%) QA Engineer
9 12 (6.98%) Test Leader
10 10 (5.81%) Java Developer
11 9 (5.23%) QA Tester
12 8 (4.65%) Automation Test Lead
12 8 (4.65%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.65%) Technical Manager
12 8 (4.65%) Technical Test Manager
13 7 (4.07%) Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.07%) Developer in Test
13 7 (4.07%) QA Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.07%) QA Leader
13 7 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (27.33%) REST
2 32 (18.60%) Web Services
3 29 (16.86%) HTML
4 25 (14.53%) CSS
5 21 (12.21%) AngularJS
6 18 (10.47%) React
7 17 (9.88%) JSON
8 16 (9.30%) Spring
9 15 (8.72%) HTML5
10 10 (5.81%) CSS3
10 10 (5.81%) Hibernate
11 8 (4.65%) Swagger
12 7 (4.07%) Apache Cordova
12 7 (4.07%) Gherkin
12 7 (4.07%) Ionic Framework
12 7 (4.07%) Node.js
12 7 (4.07%) RESTful
12 7 (4.07%) Spring Boot
12 7 (4.07%) XML
13 6 (3.49%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.21%) User Experience
2 17 (9.88%) Fintech
3 14 (8.14%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.65%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.07%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (3.49%) Digital Media
8 5 (2.91%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.33%) Digital TV
9 4 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.33%) MPEG
10 3 (1.74%) AS400
10 3 (1.74%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.74%) IPTV
10 3 (1.74%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.58%) Interactive TV
11 1 (0.58%) Robotics
11 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.88%) Linux
2 16 (9.30%) Android
3 12 (6.98%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.49%) Mac OS
4 6 (3.49%) Unix
5 3 (1.74%) Windows
6 2 (1.16%) CentOS
6 2 (1.16%) Debian
6 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (63.37%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (33.14%) Scrum
3 51 (29.65%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (28.49%) TDD
5 37 (21.51%) BDD
6 24 (13.95%) Test Scripting
7 23 (13.37%) Software Testing
8 21 (12.21%) SDET
8 21 (12.21%) Unit Testing
9 20 (11.63%) Non-Functional Testing
10 19 (11.05%) Mentoring
10 19 (11.05%) Software Engineering
11 17 (9.88%) Acceptance Criteria
12 16 (9.30%) Issue Tracking
12 16 (9.30%) Manual Testing
13 15 (8.72%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (8.72%) Microservices
14 14 (8.14%) Line Management
15 13 (7.56%) QA Automation
15 13 (7.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 80 (46.51%) Java
2 47 (27.33%) C#
3 44 (25.58%) JavaScript
4 30 (17.44%) Python
5 26 (15.12%) SQL
6 19 (11.05%) Go
7 13 (7.56%) PHP
8 9 (5.23%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.49%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.91%) ES6
10 5 (2.91%) Objective-C
10 5 (2.91%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.33%) C++
12 3 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.74%) Ruby
13 2 (1.16%) Groovy
13 2 (1.16%) Perl
13 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.16%) R
13 2 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (11.05%) Degree
2 15 (8.72%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.81%) ISEB
4 8 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.07%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.07%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.58%) CITP
7 1 (0.58%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (37.21%) QA
2 3 (1.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (5.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.65%) Terraform
2 6 (3.49%) Puppet
3 2 (1.16%) Ansible
3 2 (1.16%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.16%) Packer
4 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.58%) Kibana
Vendors
1 15 (8.72%) Oracle
2 8 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.49%) IBM
3 6 (3.49%) SAP
4 3 (1.74%) Apple
5 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.16%) Sencha
5 2 (1.16%) Tableau
6 1 (0.58%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.58%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.58%) Google
6 1 (0.58%) HP
6 1 (0.58%) Perforce
6 1 (0.58%) Sybase
6 1 (0.58%) Twitter