Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 30 37
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 178 162 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.31% 7.59% 5.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.13% 8.37% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 146 144 149
Wales median annual salary £39,301 £40,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.36% +15.00% -1.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £54,375 £48,375 £50,050
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 1,758 1,935 2,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 91.99% 90.67% 85.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,434 1,633 1,942
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,039 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018. 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 +14 145 £40,000 -2.44% 36
West Wales +25 28 £31,100 -24.61% 2
North Wales -5 4 - -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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.

1 117 (65.73%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (42.13%) Selenium
3 74 (41.57%) Java
4 63 (35.39%) Scrum
5 53 (29.78%) TDD
5 53 (29.78%) C#
6 51 (28.65%) QA
7 47 (26.40%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (26.40%) Cucumber
8 43 (24.16%) JavaScript
9 42 (23.60%) BDD
10 39 (21.91%) REST
11 30 (16.85%) Git (software)
12 29 (16.29%) Finance
13 28 (15.73%) Web Services
14 26 (14.61%) DevOps
15 25 (14.04%) Jenkins
16 23 (12.92%) Software Testing
17 22 (12.36%) WebDriver
17 22 (12.36%) Python
18 21 (11.80%) Software Engineering
18 21 (11.80%) JIRA
18 21 (11.80%) Mentoring
19 20 (11.24%) AngularJS
19 20 (11.24%) Spring
19 20 (11.24%) Manual Testing
19 20 (11.24%) .NET
20 19 (10.67%) SQL
20 19 (10.67%) RESTful
20 19 (10.67%) Non-Functional Testing

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 9 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.25%) Liferay
3 3 (1.69%) Confluence
3 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.56%) Apache
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.56%) CMS
5 1 (0.56%) SAS
5 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.81%) PaaS
3 4 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.25%) IaaS
4 3 (1.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.69%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.69%) Route 53
4 3 (1.69%) SaaS
4 3 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.12%) Serverless
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.74%) HTTP
2 6 (3.37%) DNS
3 4 (2.25%) LAN
3 4 (2.25%) WAN
4 3 (1.69%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.12%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.30%) MongoDB
3 10 (5.62%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.06%) MySQL
5 7 (3.93%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.12%) Big Data
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.56%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 75 (42.13%) Selenium
2 47 (26.40%) Cucumber
3 30 (16.85%) Git (software)
4 25 (14.04%) Jenkins
5 22 (12.36%) WebDriver
6 21 (11.80%) JIRA
7 17 (9.55%) JMeter
8 16 (8.99%) JUnit
8 16 (8.99%) Protractor
9 12 (6.74%) SoapUI
9 12 (6.74%) Visual Studio
10 8 (4.49%) Subversion
11 7 (3.93%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (3.93%) Rational Quality Manager
11 7 (3.93%) Rational Team Concert
11 7 (3.93%) TeamCity
12 6 (3.37%) Gatling
12 6 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (2.81%) Maven
14 4 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 29 (16.29%) Finance
2 9 (5.06%) Banking
3 6 (3.37%) Advertising
3 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.37%) Welsh Language
4 5 (2.81%) Games
5 4 (2.25%) Retail
6 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.12%) Law
7 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (24.16%) Developer
2 30 (16.85%) Analyst
2 30 (16.85%) Test Engineer
2 30 (16.85%) Tester
3 25 (14.04%) Test Analyst
4 15 (8.43%) QA Tester
4 15 (8.43%) Software Tester
5 13 (7.30%) Automation Test Analyst
5 13 (7.30%) QA Engineer
6 12 (6.74%) Java Developer
6 12 (6.74%) Software QA Tester
6 12 (6.74%) Test Manager
7 11 (6.18%) Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (4.49%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.49%) Java Engineer
8 8 (4.49%) Technical Manager
8 8 (4.49%) Technical Test Manager
9 7 (3.93%) Automation Tester
9 7 (3.93%) Developer in Test
10 6 (3.37%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (21.91%) REST
2 28 (15.73%) Web Services
3 20 (11.24%) .NET
3 20 (11.24%) AngularJS
3 20 (11.24%) Spring
4 19 (10.67%) RESTful
5 17 (9.55%) CSS
5 17 (9.55%) HTML
6 11 (6.18%) Hibernate
7 10 (5.62%) HTML5
8 9 (5.06%) Gherkin
9 8 (4.49%) React
10 7 (3.93%) jQuery
10 7 (3.93%) Kafka
11 6 (3.37%) CSS3
11 6 (3.37%) Java EE
11 6 (3.37%) Middleware
11 6 (3.37%) SOAP
11 6 (3.37%) Spring Boot
12 5 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.43%) User Experience
2 12 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.93%) Fintech
4 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.81%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.69%) AS400
7 3 (1.69%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.12%) MPEG
9 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.56%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.56%) Social Media
9 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.11%) Linux
2 12 (6.74%) Android
2 12 (6.74%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.69%) CentOS
4 3 (1.69%) Debian
4 3 (1.69%) Solaris
4 3 (1.69%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.69%) Windows
5 2 (1.12%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (65.73%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (35.39%) Scrum
3 53 (29.78%) TDD
4 47 (26.40%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (23.60%) BDD
6 26 (14.61%) DevOps
7 23 (12.92%) Software Testing
8 21 (11.80%) Mentoring
8 21 (11.80%) Software Engineering
9 20 (11.24%) Manual Testing
10 19 (10.67%) Non-Functional Testing
10 19 (10.67%) SDLC
11 15 (8.43%) Acceptance Criteria
11 15 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (7.87%) Issue Tracking
12 14 (7.87%) Microservices
12 14 (7.87%) OO
12 14 (7.87%) SDET
12 14 (7.87%) Web Development
13 13 (7.30%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (41.57%) Java
2 53 (29.78%) C#
3 43 (24.16%) JavaScript
4 22 (12.36%) Python
5 19 (10.67%) SQL
6 12 (6.74%) PHP
7 11 (6.18%) Ruby
8 10 (5.62%) Go
9 9 (5.06%) PowerShell
9 9 (5.06%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.93%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.81%) C++
12 3 (1.69%) Groovy
12 3 (1.69%) Perl
12 3 (1.69%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.12%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.56%) R
14 1 (0.56%) Scala
14 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (7.87%) Degree
2 9 (5.06%) ISEB
2 9 (5.06%) SC Cleared
2 9 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.93%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.12%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.12%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (1.12%) CITP
4 2 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.12%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.65%) QA
2 4 (2.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (5.06%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (6.18%) Ansible
2 9 (5.06%) Terraform
3 4 (2.25%) Kibana
4 3 (1.69%) Grafana
4 3 (1.69%) Marathon
4 3 (1.69%) Mesos
4 3 (1.69%) Packer
4 3 (1.69%) Prometheus
4 3 (1.69%) Rundeck
5 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (8.43%) Oracle
2 10 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.93%) IBM
4 6 (3.37%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.37%) SAP
5 3 (1.69%) Apple
5 3 (1.69%) Tableau
6 2 (1.12%) Sencha
6 2 (1.12%) Sybase
6 2 (1.12%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.56%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.56%) Perforce
7 1 (0.56%) Sitecore