Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 44 40
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4 -14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 180 109 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.23% 5.46% 5.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.26% 5.91% 6.05%
Number of salaries quoted 149 102 126
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.96% +7.86% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,375 £49,875
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 1,754 1,844 2,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.90% 92.38% 89.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,422 1,602 1,954
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,775 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +14 149 £40,000 +7.38% 32
West Wales +22 30 £31,100 -22.73%
North Wales -3 1 - - 4
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 117 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (48.89%) Java
3 81 (45.00%) Selenium
4 64 (35.56%) QA
5 59 (32.78%) Scrum
6 56 (31.11%) TDD
7 55 (30.56%) Cucumber
8 54 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (29.44%) REST
10 50 (27.78%) C#
11 47 (26.11%) JavaScript
12 44 (24.44%) BDD
13 35 (19.44%) Web Services
14 28 (15.56%) JIRA
15 27 (15.00%) Finance
15 27 (15.00%) Python
16 26 (14.44%) SQL
16 26 (14.44%) WebDriver
17 25 (13.89%) Git (software)
17 25 (13.89%) JUnit
18 23 (12.78%) Software Engineering
18 23 (12.78%) Software Testing
18 23 (12.78%) Jenkins
19 22 (12.22%) SDET
19 22 (12.22%) HTML
19 22 (12.22%) NoSQL
20 21 (11.67%) CSS
20 21 (11.67%) JMeter
20 21 (11.67%) Protractor
20 21 (11.67%) AngularJS

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 (7.22%) Confluence
2 4 (2.22%) CMS
2 4 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.67%) Liferay
4 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.56%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.56%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.44%) Serverless
3 6 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (2.22%) GitHub
4 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.22%) PaaS
5 3 (1.67%) IaaS
6 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.11%) SaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.44%) HTTP
2 5 (2.78%) DNS
3 4 (2.22%) DVB
3 4 (2.22%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.22%) LAN
3 4 (2.22%) WAN
4 3 (1.67%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.22%) NoSQL
2 16 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.67%) MySQL
4 10 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.11%) Big Data
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 81 (45.00%) Selenium
2 55 (30.56%) Cucumber
3 28 (15.56%) JIRA
4 26 (14.44%) WebDriver
5 25 (13.89%) Git (software)
5 25 (13.89%) JUnit
6 23 (12.78%) Jenkins
7 21 (11.67%) JMeter
7 21 (11.67%) Protractor
8 16 (8.89%) SoapUI
9 9 (5.00%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (3.33%) Jasmine
10 6 (3.33%) Mockito
10 6 (3.33%) Subversion
10 6 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (2.78%) Gatling
11 5 (2.78%) Rational Quality Manager
11 5 (2.78%) Rational Team Concert
11 5 (2.78%) Xcode
General
1 27 (15.00%) Finance
2 9 (5.00%) Banking
2 9 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.33%) Welsh Language
4 4 (2.22%) Advertising
4 4 (2.22%) Games
5 3 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (24.44%) Developer
2 28 (15.56%) Test Engineer
3 26 (14.44%) Analyst
3 26 (14.44%) Tester
4 23 (12.78%) Test Analyst
5 16 (8.89%) Java Engineer
6 14 (7.78%) QA Engineer
6 14 (7.78%) Test Manager
7 12 (6.67%) Java Developer
8 9 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (5.00%) Developer in Test
8 9 (5.00%) QA Leader
8 9 (5.00%) QA Tester
9 8 (4.44%) Software Tester
9 8 (4.44%) Technical Manager
9 8 (4.44%) Technical Test Manager
9 8 (4.44%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) QA Automation Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.89%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (29.44%) REST
2 35 (19.44%) Web Services
3 22 (12.22%) HTML
4 21 (11.67%) AngularJS
4 21 (11.67%) CSS
5 19 (10.56%) Spring
6 16 (8.89%) JSON
7 14 (7.78%) React
8 11 (6.11%) Hibernate
8 11 (6.11%) HTML5
9 10 (5.56%) RESTful
10 9 (5.00%) XML
11 8 (4.44%) .NET
11 8 (4.44%) Gherkin
11 8 (4.44%) Spring Boot
11 8 (4.44%) Swagger
12 7 (3.89%) CSS3
13 6 (3.33%) Ionic Framework
13 6 (3.33%) jQuery
13 6 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.00%) Fintech
2 17 (9.44%) User Experience
3 11 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.78%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.22%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.22%) MPEG
7 3 (1.67%) AS400
7 3 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.67%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.56%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.56%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.56%) Robotics
9 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.00%) Linux
2 12 (6.67%) Android
3 9 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.22%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.22%) Unix
5 3 (1.67%) CentOS
5 3 (1.67%) Debian
5 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (32.78%) Scrum
3 56 (31.11%) TDD
4 54 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (24.44%) BDD
6 23 (12.78%) Software Engineering
6 23 (12.78%) Software Testing
7 22 (12.22%) SDET
8 20 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
8 20 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 20 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
9 19 (10.56%) Issue Tracking
10 18 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 18 (10.00%) Microservices
11 14 (7.78%) DevOps
11 14 (7.78%) Line Management
11 14 (7.78%) Test Scripting
12 13 (7.22%) Performance Testing
12 13 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (7.22%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 88 (48.89%) Java
2 50 (27.78%) C#
3 47 (26.11%) JavaScript
4 27 (15.00%) Python
5 26 (14.44%) SQL
6 21 (11.67%) Go
7 9 (5.00%) PHP
8 8 (4.44%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.44%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.89%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.89%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.33%) Ruby
11 5 (2.78%) C++
12 4 (2.22%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.67%) Groovy
13 3 (1.67%) Perl
14 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.56%) C
15 1 (0.56%) VB
15 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (8.89%) Degree
2 11 (6.11%) ISEB
3 10 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.89%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.11%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.11%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.11%) CITP
6 2 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (35.56%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (7.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (5.56%) Terraform
2 6 (3.33%) Ansible
2 6 (3.33%) Puppet
3 3 (1.67%) Packer
4 2 (1.11%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 17 (9.44%) Oracle
2 9 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.78%) IBM
4 4 (2.22%) SAP
5 3 (1.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.67%) Sencha
6 2 (1.11%) Sybase
6 2 (1.11%) Tableau
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.56%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.56%) Perforce