Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 18 26
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 203 151 162
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 14.22% 8.90% 8.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.86% 9.70% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 188 126 135
Median annual salary £44,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.55% -2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,125 £52,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 1,280 1,557 1,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.64% 91.80% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,099 1,321 1,402
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Wales

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Wales.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Wales

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Wales over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +7 163 £44,379 +21.59% 9
West Wales +22 36 £42,500 +70.00% 1
North Wales - 4 £35,000 - 1
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 114 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (33.00%) Selenium
3 61 (30.05%) Java
4 53 (26.11%) DevOps
5 52 (25.62%) Scrum
6 51 (25.12%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (24.63%) QA
8 49 (24.14%) Cucumber
9 45 (22.17%) Jenkins
10 44 (21.67%) JavaScript
11 43 (21.18%) Degree
12 39 (19.21%) Git (software)
13 38 (18.72%) Finance
14 35 (17.24%) Software Engineering
15 34 (16.75%) Azure
16 31 (15.27%) Software Testing
16 31 (15.27%) C#
16 31 (15.27%) Docker
17 30 (14.78%) Mentoring
17 30 (14.78%) ISTQB
18 29 (14.29%) Web Services
19 28 (13.79%) HTML
20 27 (13.30%) CSS
20 27 (13.30%) WebDriver
21 26 (12.81%) PHP
22 25 (12.32%) JIRA
22 25 (12.32%) React
22 25 (12.32%) Vue.js
23 24 (11.82%) SDLC
23 24 (11.82%) 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 14 (6.90%) Confluence
2 11 (5.42%) Apache
2 11 (5.42%) Tomcat
2 11 (5.42%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.97%) CMS
4 2 (0.99%) lighttpd
5 1 (0.49%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Shopify
2 1 (0.49%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.75%) Azure
2 20 (9.85%) AWS
3 7 (3.45%) BrowserStack
4 6 (2.96%) GitHub
4 6 (2.96%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.97%) SaaS
6 3 (1.48%) GCP
7 2 (0.99%) AWS IoT
7 2 (0.99%) npm
8 1 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (0.99%) HTTP
2 2 (0.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.40%) MySQL
2 12 (5.91%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.46%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.99%) SQLite
7 1 (0.49%) Big Data
7 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (33.00%) Selenium
2 49 (24.14%) Cucumber
3 45 (22.17%) Jenkins
4 39 (19.21%) Git (software)
5 27 (13.30%) WebDriver
6 25 (12.32%) JIRA
7 17 (8.37%) Grunt
7 17 (8.37%) gulp
7 17 (8.37%) webpack
8 16 (7.88%) Postman
9 14 (6.90%) JUnit
9 14 (6.90%) SoapUI
10 11 (5.42%) Maven
10 11 (5.42%) Zephyr
11 9 (4.43%) SpecFlow
11 9 (4.43%) Subversion
12 8 (3.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (3.94%) Protractor
12 8 (3.94%) TeamCity
13 7 (3.45%) GoCD
General
1 38 (18.72%) Finance
2 10 (4.93%) Banking
3 5 (2.46%) Advertising
3 5 (2.46%) Games
3 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.97%) Marketing
5 2 (0.99%) Automotive
5 2 (0.99%) Electronics
5 2 (0.99%) Military
6 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 76 (37.44%) Developer
2 53 (26.11%) Analyst
3 52 (25.62%) Test Analyst
4 29 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
5 22 (10.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 22 (10.84%) Test Engineer
6 17 (8.37%) HTML CSS Developer
6 17 (8.37%) HTML Developer
6 17 (8.37%) JavaScript Developer
7 15 (7.39%) Tester
8 14 (6.90%) Graduate
8 14 (6.90%) Graduate Developer
8 14 (6.90%) Java Developer
9 13 (6.40%) Software Developer
10 12 (5.91%) Junior
11 11 (5.42%) .NET Developer
11 11 (5.42%) Junior .NET Developer
11 11 (5.42%) Junior Developer
11 11 (5.42%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (5.42%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.29%) Web Services
2 28 (13.79%) HTML
3 27 (13.30%) CSS
4 25 (12.32%) React
4 25 (12.32%) Vue.js
5 24 (11.82%) AngularJS
5 24 (11.82%) Spring
6 22 (10.84%) jQuery
7 21 (10.34%) SOAP
8 18 (8.87%) Sass
9 17 (8.37%) REST
10 16 (7.88%) RESTful
11 15 (7.39%) Laravel
12 13 (6.40%) .NET
13 11 (5.42%) IBM Integration Bus
13 11 (5.42%) Java SE
13 11 (5.42%) Play Framework
14 7 (3.45%) JMS
15 5 (2.46%) LAMP
15 5 (2.46%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.42%) Mobile App
1 11 (5.42%) User Experience
2 3 (1.48%) Wiki
3 2 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.49%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.39%) Linux
2 9 (4.43%) Apple iOS
2 9 (4.43%) Unix
3 7 (3.45%) Android
4 3 (1.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (26.11%) DevOps
3 52 (25.62%) Scrum
4 51 (25.12%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (17.24%) Software Engineering
6 31 (15.27%) Software Testing
7 30 (14.78%) Mentoring
8 24 (11.82%) SDLC
9 22 (10.84%) Front End Development
9 22 (10.84%) Project Delivery
10 20 (9.85%) Risk Management
11 19 (9.36%) BDD
11 19 (9.36%) Fintech
12 17 (8.37%) Analytics
12 17 (8.37%) Continuous Deployment
12 17 (8.37%) Data Science
12 17 (8.37%) Kanban
12 17 (8.37%) Performance Optimisation
12 17 (8.37%) Software Delivery
12 17 (8.37%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.05%) Java
2 44 (21.67%) JavaScript
3 31 (15.27%) C#
4 26 (12.81%) PHP
5 15 (7.39%) SQL
6 12 (5.91%) Scala
7 10 (4.93%) Python
8 8 (3.94%) C++
8 8 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.94%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.96%) Go
10 5 (2.46%) Java 8
11 3 (1.48%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.48%) Ruby
12 2 (0.99%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.99%) Perl
13 1 (0.49%) C
13 1 (0.49%) ES6
13 1 (0.49%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.49%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 43 (21.18%) Degree
2 30 (14.78%) ISTQB
3 24 (11.82%) ISEB
4 22 (10.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.96%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.48%) CISM
7 3 (1.48%) CISSP
7 3 (1.48%) SANS
8 1 (0.49%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) HND
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (24.63%) QA
2 6 (2.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 6 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.48%) COBIT
3 3 (1.48%) NIST
System Software
1 31 (15.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (11.33%) Kubernetes
2 13 (6.40%) Ansible
3 8 (3.94%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (6.40%) IBM
2 7 (3.45%) Zend
3 6 (2.96%) SAP
4 5 (2.46%) Guidewire
5 3 (1.48%) Google
5 3 (1.48%) HP
5 3 (1.48%) Perforce
5 3 (1.48%) Sun
6 2 (0.99%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.99%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.99%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle
6 2 (0.99%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.99%) VMware
7 1 (0.49%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.49%) Progress
7 1 (0.49%) QAD
7 1 (0.49%) Spotify