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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK / Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 41 24
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 67 64 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.69% 4.97% 7.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.34% 5.93% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 62 58 100
Median salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,184
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% -3.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £25,000 £29,129
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 913 1079 1237
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 91.12% 83.77% 85.96%
Number of salaries quoted 786 926 1010
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +14 50 £35,000 - 5
West Wales -5 13 £41,250 +35.24% 1
Mid Wales -2 2 £40,000 -5.88%
North Wales - 2 - - 2
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 102 (62.58%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (46.63%) C#
3 65 (39.88%) .NET
4 56 (34.36%) SQL Server
5 53 (32.52%) MVC
6 52 (31.90%) Java
6 52 (31.90%) ASP.NET
7 51 (31.29%) TDD
8 47 (28.83%) Selenium
9 46 (28.22%) BDD
10 45 (27.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 44 (26.99%) Visual Studio
12 43 (26.38%) Unit Testing
12 43 (26.38%) RESTful
13 42 (25.77%) Subversion
13 42 (25.77%) Scrum
14 41 (25.15%) Web Services
14 41 (25.15%) ASP.NET Web API
15 40 (24.54%) Software Engineering
16 38 (23.31%) User Experience
17 37 (22.70%) REST
17 37 (22.70%) SOAP
17 37 (22.70%) SQL
18 36 (22.09%) .NET Framework
18 36 (22.09%) SQL Server 2012
19 35 (21.47%) Spring
19 35 (21.47%) IIS
20 33 (20.25%) HTML
21 32 (19.63%) Tomcat
21 32 (19.63%) Continuous Deployment

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 35 (21.47%) IIS
2 32 (19.63%) Tomcat
3 29 (17.79%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.45%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.84%) Apache
5 3 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.84%) JBoss
5 3 (1.84%) nginx
5 3 (1.84%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) Mingle
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.07%) PaaS
3 5 (3.07%) SaaS
4 3 (1.84%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) GitHub
5 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.29%) HTTP
2 4 (2.45%) Skype
2 4 (2.45%) Unified Communications
2 4 (2.45%) WebEx
3 2 (1.23%) Firewall
3 2 (1.23%) VPN
4 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.61%) Internet
4 1 (0.61%) LAN
4 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.61%) WAN
4 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (34.36%) SQL Server
2 36 (22.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (7.36%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.75%) MySQL
5 4 (2.45%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.23%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.61%) Big Data
8 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.61%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 47 (28.83%) Selenium
2 44 (26.99%) Visual Studio
3 42 (25.77%) Subversion
4 30 (18.40%) Git (software)
5 29 (17.79%) Eclipse
5 29 (17.79%) Maven
6 21 (12.88%) JMeter
7 16 (9.82%) SoapUI
8 14 (8.59%) Cucumber
8 14 (8.59%) LoadRunner
8 14 (8.59%) LoadUI
8 14 (8.59%) Ranorex
9 12 (7.36%) JIRA
9 12 (7.36%) SpecFlow
10 10 (6.13%) WebDriver
11 9 (5.52%) TeamCity
12 7 (4.29%) Mercurial
13 6 (3.68%) NUnit
14 5 (3.07%) Jenkins
15 4 (2.45%) Artifactory
General
1 27 (16.56%) Finance
2 9 (5.52%) Banking
3 7 (4.29%) Games
4 5 (3.07%) Advertising
4 5 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.45%) Billing
5 4 (2.45%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Electronics
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Military
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (24.54%) Developer
2 34 (20.86%) Software Engineer
3 30 (18.40%) Analyst
4 26 (15.95%) Test Analyst
5 22 (13.50%) Test Engineer
6 17 (10.43%) .NET Developer
6 17 (10.43%) .NET Software Engineer
7 16 (9.82%) Tester
8 14 (8.59%) C# Software Engineer
9 13 (7.98%) Java Engineer
9 13 (7.98%) Java Software Engineer
9 13 (7.98%) Senior Developer
10 12 (7.36%) Automation Test Analyst
11 11 (6.75%) Software Tester
12 9 (5.52%) QA Tester
12 9 (5.52%) Software QA Tester
13 8 (4.91%) Full Stack Developer
13 8 (4.91%) Java Developer
13 8 (4.91%) Technical Engineer
14 7 (4.29%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (39.88%) .NET
2 52 (31.90%) ASP.NET
3 45 (27.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 43 (26.38%) RESTful
5 41 (25.15%) ASP.NET Web API
5 41 (25.15%) Web Services
6 37 (22.70%) REST
6 37 (22.70%) SOAP
7 36 (22.09%) .NET Framework
8 35 (21.47%) Spring
9 33 (20.25%) HTML
10 29 (17.79%) EJB
10 29 (17.79%) Hibernate
10 29 (17.79%) Java SE
11 26 (15.95%) CSS
11 26 (15.95%) Middleware
12 20 (12.27%) WCF
13 14 (8.59%) AngularJS
14 12 (7.36%) CSS3
14 12 (7.36%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.31%) User Experience
2 24 (14.72%) Mainframe
3 14 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.52%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.68%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.45%) Fintech
6 4 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.84%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.61%) CCTV
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.61%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.36%) Windows
2 8 (4.91%) Linux
3 5 (3.07%) Unix
4 4 (2.45%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.84%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.84%) OpenBSD
5 3 (1.84%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.23%) Android
6 2 (1.23%) VMS
7 1 (0.61%) CentOS
7 1 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (62.58%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.52%) MVC
3 51 (31.29%) TDD
4 46 (28.22%) BDD
5 43 (26.38%) Unit Testing
6 42 (25.77%) Scrum
7 40 (24.54%) Software Engineering
8 32 (19.63%) Continuous Deployment
9 31 (19.02%) Customer Insight
9 31 (19.02%) Performance Optimisation
10 24 (14.72%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 21 (12.88%) Test Strategy
12 19 (11.66%) Test Scripting
13 18 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (10.43%) Mentoring
15 15 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (8.59%) DevOps
16 14 (8.59%) Web Development
17 13 (7.98%) Manual Testing
17 13 (7.98%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 76 (46.63%) C#
2 52 (31.90%) Java
3 37 (22.70%) SQL
4 30 (18.40%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.36%) Python
6 5 (3.07%) PHP
6 5 (3.07%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.84%) C
7 3 (1.84%) Go
7 3 (1.84%) Ruby
8 2 (1.23%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.61%) C++
9 1 (0.61%) Groovy
9 1 (0.61%) Perl
9 1 (0.61%) Scala
9 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (11.04%) ISTQB
2 16 (9.82%) Degree
3 10 (6.13%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.07%) ISEB
5 4 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (17.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 29 (17.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 29 (17.79%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Def Stans
System Software
1 4 (2.45%) Docker
2 3 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.45%) Terraform
2 3 (1.84%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.23%) Puppet
4 1 (0.61%) Ansible
4 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.61%) Packer
Vendors
1 30 (18.40%) IBM
2 16 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.20%) Atlassian
4 7 (4.29%) Oracle
5 5 (3.07%) Cisco
6 4 (2.45%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.84%) VMware
8 2 (1.23%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.61%) HP
9 1 (0.61%) Perforce
9 1 (0.61%) SAP
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