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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 36 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 63 65 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.31% 4.96% 7.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.92% 5.90% 8.81%
Number of salaries quoted 58 59 96
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,184
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £25,000 £29,129
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £40,250
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 911 1102 1203
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 91.28% 84.12% 85.87%
Number of salaries quoted 786 939 974
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 £57,500
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 27 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 27 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 +10 46 £35,000 - 5
West Wales -11 13 £41,250 +35.24% 2
Mid Wales -1 2 £40,000 -5.88%
North Wales - 2 - - 2
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 103 (62.80%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (46.95%) C#
3 65 (39.63%) .NET
4 56 (34.15%) SQL Server
5 53 (32.32%) MVC
6 52 (31.71%) Java
6 52 (31.71%) ASP.NET
7 51 (31.10%) TDD
8 49 (29.88%) Selenium
9 47 (28.66%) BDD
10 45 (27.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 45 (27.44%) Visual Studio
11 43 (26.22%) Scrum
11 43 (26.22%) RESTful
11 43 (26.22%) Unit Testing
11 43 (26.22%) Subversion
12 41 (25.00%) Web Services
12 41 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 40 (24.39%) Software Engineering
14 38 (23.17%) User Experience
15 37 (22.56%) REST
15 37 (22.56%) SOAP
15 37 (22.56%) SQL
16 36 (21.95%) .NET Framework
16 36 (21.95%) SQL Server 2012
17 35 (21.34%) Spring
17 35 (21.34%) IIS
18 33 (20.12%) HTML
19 32 (19.51%) Tomcat
19 32 (19.51%) 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 (21.34%) IIS
2 32 (19.51%) Tomcat
3 29 (17.68%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.44%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.83%) Apache
5 3 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.83%) JBoss
5 3 (1.83%) nginx
5 3 (1.83%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.44%) 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 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.05%) PaaS
3 5 (3.05%) SaaS
4 3 (1.83%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) GitHub
5 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.27%) HTTP
2 4 (2.44%) Skype
2 4 (2.44%) Unified Communications
2 4 (2.44%) WebEx
3 2 (1.22%) Firewall
3 2 (1.22%) 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 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 36 (21.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (7.32%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.71%) MySQL
5 4 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.22%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.61%) Big Data
8 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.61%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (29.88%) Selenium
2 45 (27.44%) Visual Studio
3 43 (26.22%) Subversion
4 31 (18.90%) Git (software)
5 29 (17.68%) Eclipse
5 29 (17.68%) Maven
6 21 (12.80%) JMeter
7 16 (9.76%) SoapUI
8 14 (8.54%) Cucumber
8 14 (8.54%) LoadRunner
8 14 (8.54%) LoadUI
8 14 (8.54%) Ranorex
9 13 (7.93%) SpecFlow
10 12 (7.32%) JIRA
11 11 (6.71%) WebDriver
12 9 (5.49%) TeamCity
13 7 (4.27%) Jenkins
13 7 (4.27%) Mercurial
14 6 (3.66%) NUnit
15 4 (2.44%) IntelliJ
General
1 28 (17.07%) Finance
2 9 (5.49%) Banking
3 7 (4.27%) Games
4 5 (3.05%) Advertising
4 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.44%) Billing
5 4 (2.44%) Marketing
6 2 (1.22%) Electronics
6 2 (1.22%) 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 (24.39%) Developer
2 34 (20.73%) Software Engineer
3 29 (17.68%) Analyst
4 25 (15.24%) Test Analyst
5 21 (12.80%) Test Engineer
6 17 (10.37%) .NET Developer
6 17 (10.37%) .NET Software Engineer
6 17 (10.37%) Tester
7 14 (8.54%) C# Software Engineer
8 13 (7.93%) Java Engineer
8 13 (7.93%) Java Software Engineer
8 13 (7.93%) Senior Developer
9 12 (7.32%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (6.10%) Software Tester
11 8 (4.88%) Automation Tester
11 8 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (4.88%) Java Developer
11 8 (4.88%) QA Tester
11 8 (4.88%) Software QA Tester
11 8 (4.88%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (39.63%) .NET
2 52 (31.71%) ASP.NET
3 45 (27.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 43 (26.22%) RESTful
5 41 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 41 (25.00%) Web Services
6 37 (22.56%) REST
6 37 (22.56%) SOAP
7 36 (21.95%) .NET Framework
8 35 (21.34%) Spring
9 33 (20.12%) HTML
10 29 (17.68%) EJB
10 29 (17.68%) Hibernate
10 29 (17.68%) Java SE
11 26 (15.85%) CSS
11 26 (15.85%) Middleware
12 20 (12.20%) WCF
13 14 (8.54%) AngularJS
14 12 (7.32%) CSS3
14 12 (7.32%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.17%) User Experience
2 24 (14.63%) Mainframe
3 14 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.49%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.66%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.44%) Fintech
6 4 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.83%) 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 (7.32%) Windows
2 8 (4.88%) Linux
3 5 (3.05%) Unix
4 4 (2.44%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.83%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.83%) OpenBSD
5 3 (1.83%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.22%) Android
6 2 (1.22%) VMS
7 1 (0.61%) CentOS
7 1 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (62.80%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.32%) MVC
3 51 (31.10%) TDD
4 47 (28.66%) BDD
5 43 (26.22%) Scrum
5 43 (26.22%) Unit Testing
6 40 (24.39%) Software Engineering
7 32 (19.51%) Continuous Deployment
8 31 (18.90%) Customer Insight
8 31 (18.90%) Performance Optimisation
9 24 (14.63%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 20 (12.20%) Test Scripting
10 20 (12.20%) Test Strategy
11 18 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (10.37%) Mentoring
13 16 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (8.54%) DevOps
14 14 (8.54%) Web Development
15 13 (7.93%) Manual Testing
15 13 (7.93%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 77 (46.95%) C#
2 52 (31.71%) Java
3 37 (22.56%) SQL
4 30 (18.29%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.32%) Python
6 5 (3.05%) PHP
6 5 (3.05%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.83%) C
7 3 (1.83%) Go
7 3 (1.83%) Ruby
8 2 (1.22%) 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 17 (10.37%) ISTQB
2 16 (9.76%) Degree
3 10 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.05%) ISEB
5 3 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.29%) QA
2 29 (17.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 29 (17.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) Def Stans
System Software
1 4 (2.44%) Docker
2 3 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.44%) Terraform
2 3 (1.83%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.22%) Puppet
4 1 (0.61%) Ansible
4 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.61%) Packer
Vendors
1 30 (18.29%) IBM
2 16 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.15%) Atlassian
4 7 (4.27%) Oracle
5 5 (3.05%) Cisco
6 4 (2.44%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.83%) VMware
8 2 (1.22%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.61%) HP
9 1 (0.61%) Perforce
9 1 (0.61%) SAP
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