Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 14 27
Rank change year-on-year -20 +13 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 53 225 128
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 5.72% 11.99% 6.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.35% 13.12% 7.48%
Number of salaries quoted 57 175 103
Median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.43% +8.50%
10th Percentile £31,750 £26,450 £28,350
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,500 £64,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 835 1,715 1,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 90.17% 91.42% 89.31%
Number of salaries quoted 686 1,450 1,415
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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 -20 36 £45,000 - 7
West Wales -8 13 £37,500 -25.00%
North Wales +2 4 £36,000 +2.86% 1
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) SQL
3 24 (45.28%) Selenium
4 23 (43.40%) Azure
5 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
5 20 (37.74%) DevOps
6 18 (33.96%) C#
6 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
7 16 (30.19%) BDD
8 15 (28.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (28.30%) Degree
8 15 (28.30%) Java
9 14 (26.42%) C++
9 14 (26.42%) Python
10 13 (24.53%) Visual Studio Team System
10 13 (24.53%) Process Improvement
10 13 (24.53%) SpecFlow
10 13 (24.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (24.53%) SQL Server 2017
11 12 (22.64%) Finance
12 11 (20.75%) Scrum
13 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
13 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
13 9 (16.98%) ISTQB
13 9 (16.98%) Acceptance Criteria
14 8 (15.09%) Agile Testing
14 8 (15.09%) AWS
14 8 (15.09%) ISEB
15 7 (13.21%) RDBMS
15 7 (13.21%) PRINCE

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 3 (5.66%) Confluence
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 23 (43.40%) Azure
2 8 (15.09%) AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (24.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 13 (24.53%) SQL Server 2017
3 7 (13.21%) RDBMS
3 7 (13.21%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.55%) MySQL
4 4 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (45.28%) Selenium
2 15 (28.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (24.53%) SpecFlow
3 13 (24.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (11.32%) Cucumber
5 5 (9.43%) JIRA
5 5 (9.43%) LoadRunner
5 5 (9.43%) NeoLoad
6 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.66%) HP UFT
7 3 (5.66%) JMeter
8 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.77%) JUnit
9 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.89%) Cypress.io
9 1 (1.89%) Maven
9 1 (1.89%) Mockito
9 1 (1.89%) Postman
9 1 (1.89%) TestCafe
9 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Advertising
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Analyst
2 26 (49.06%) Test Analyst
3 13 (24.53%) Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Senior Analyst
3 13 (24.53%) Senior Test Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Automation Test Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Technical Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Technical Test Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Performance Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Performance Test Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Software Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Django Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) React
1 6 (11.32%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (7.55%) Django
2 4 (7.55%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (7.55%) STL
3 3 (5.66%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.77%) HTML
4 2 (3.77%) Node.js
4 2 (3.77%) Spring
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.89%) CSS
5 1 (1.89%) CSS3
5 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.89%) HTML5
5 1 (1.89%) JSON
5 1 (1.89%) REST
5 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) User Experience
2 4 (7.55%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Solaris
3 1 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) DevOps
3 16 (30.19%) BDD
4 13 (24.53%) Process Improvement
5 11 (20.75%) Scrum
6 9 (16.98%) Acceptance Criteria
6 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Agile Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
8 7 (13.21%) PRINCE
8 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
9 6 (11.32%) Kanban
9 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.55%) Build Automation
10 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
10 4 (7.55%) Line Management
10 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
11 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (5.66%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (52.83%) SQL
2 18 (33.96%) C#
3 15 (28.30%) Java
4 14 (26.42%) C++
4 14 (26.42%) Python
5 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.77%) C
6 2 (3.77%) Go
6 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.89%) ES6
7 1 (1.89%) ES7
7 1 (1.89%) Ruby
7 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Degree
2 9 (16.98%) ISTQB
3 8 (15.09%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) IBM
3 1 (1.89%) Perforce
3 1 (1.89%) SAP