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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
UK / Wales
Rank 74 77 83
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 26 26 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.35% 1.87% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 2.30% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 11 24 16
Median salary £40,000 £36,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.58% -14.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,500 £50,000
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 954 1129 1124
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 86.33% 81.28% 84.83%
Number of salaries quoted 777 946 958
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 -2 14 £38,250 +4.79% 1
Mid Wales - 12 £40,000 - 1
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 37 (72.55%) Selenium
2 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (43.14%) JMeter
4 19 (37.25%) Scrum
5 17 (33.33%) C#
6 15 (29.41%) LoadRunner
6 15 (29.41%) Atlassian
6 15 (29.41%) Ranorex
6 15 (29.41%) LoadUI
7 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
8 13 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (25.49%) ISTQB
8 13 (25.49%) SoapUI
9 12 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (23.53%) .NET
9 12 (23.53%) ITIL
10 11 (21.57%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
11 10 (19.61%) Performance Testing
12 9 (17.65%) Incident Management
12 9 (17.65%) Service Management
12 9 (17.65%) Validation
12 9 (17.65%) ITSM
13 8 (15.69%) TDD
13 8 (15.69%) Banking
13 8 (15.69%) Finance
13 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio
13 8 (15.69%) BDD
13 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
13 8 (15.69%) Automation Testing

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Broadband
1 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (72.55%) Selenium
2 22 (43.14%) JMeter
3 15 (29.41%) LoadRunner
3 15 (29.41%) LoadUI
3 15 (29.41%) Ranorex
4 13 (25.49%) SoapUI
5 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio
6 6 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (11.76%) WebDriver
7 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
8 3 (5.88%) MSTest
9 2 (3.92%) Firebug
9 2 (3.92%) Maven
9 2 (3.92%) MbUnit
9 2 (3.92%) Mercurial
9 2 (3.92%) NUnit
9 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (15.69%) Banking
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Games
3 3 (5.88%) Advertising
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Automotive
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Test Engineer
2 17 (33.33%) Analyst
2 17 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Test Automation Specialist
4 6 (11.76%) Test Specialist
5 5 (9.80%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Software Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Test Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Agile Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Mobile Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Product Owner
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) .NET
2 5 (9.80%) Gherkin
3 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.84%) HTML
3 4 (7.84%) Web Services
4 3 (5.88%) CSS
5 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.92%) CSS3
5 2 (3.92%) HTML5
5 2 (3.92%) jQuery
5 2 (3.92%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (3.92%) WCF
6 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.96%) DHTML
6 1 (1.96%) RESTful
6 1 (1.96%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.92%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.92%) Digital TV
2 2 (3.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Android
2 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (37.25%) Scrum
3 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
4 13 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (23.53%) ITIL
6 11 (21.57%) Defect Tracking
7 10 (19.61%) Performance Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
8 9 (17.65%) Incident Management
8 9 (17.65%) ITSM
8 9 (17.65%) Service Management
8 9 (17.65%) Validation
9 8 (15.69%) Automation Testing
9 8 (15.69%) BDD
9 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
9 8 (15.69%) TDD
10 7 (13.73%) Manual Testing
11 6 (11.76%) Defect Management
11 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
12 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) C#
2 7 (13.73%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.80%) SQL
4 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.96%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) ISTQB
2 12 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Atlassian
2 4 (7.84%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco
3 1 (1.96%) HP
3 1 (1.96%) IBM
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
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