Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 18 47
Rank change year-on-year +4 +29 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 205 190 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.03% 9.41% 5.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.29% 10.48% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 151 154 96
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.91% +12.14%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,725 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £54,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 1,668 1,813 1,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.77% 89.80% 93.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,402 1,463 1,551
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,275 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +1 178 £40,000 - 20
West Wales +6 21 £35,000 +12.54% 5
North Wales - 6 - - 1
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 132 (64.39%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (38.05%) Java
3 63 (30.73%) Selenium
4 56 (27.32%) Scrum
5 44 (21.46%) JavaScript
5 44 (21.46%) Software Testing
6 39 (19.02%) QA
7 37 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (16.59%) Git (software)
9 33 (16.10%) Test Scripting
10 32 (15.61%) Finance
11 31 (15.12%) SDLC
12 30 (14.63%) Maven
12 30 (14.63%) Cucumber
13 29 (14.15%) ISTQB
14 28 (13.66%) BDD
15 27 (13.17%) Test Strategy
16 26 (12.68%) HTML
17 25 (12.20%) Web Services
17 25 (12.20%) ISEB
18 23 (11.22%) Waterfall
18 23 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
19 22 (10.73%) DevOps
19 22 (10.73%) Jenkins
19 22 (10.73%) JIRA
19 22 (10.73%) Manual Testing
19 22 (10.73%) Python
19 22 (10.73%) Regression Testing
20 21 (10.24%) CSS
21 20 (9.76%) C#

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 7 (3.41%) Confluence
1 7 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.95%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.95%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.98%) CMS
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.88%) AWS
1 10 (4.88%) Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.49%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (0.49%) PaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Serverless
2 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.93%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.44%) Internet
3 4 (1.95%) HTTP
3 4 (1.95%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.49%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.41%) MongoDB
2 7 (3.41%) MySQL
3 5 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.95%) Big Data
4 4 (1.95%) Neo4j
4 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.98%) Redis
7 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 63 (30.73%) Selenium
2 34 (16.59%) Git (software)
3 30 (14.63%) Cucumber
3 30 (14.63%) Maven
4 22 (10.73%) Jenkins
4 22 (10.73%) JIRA
5 14 (6.83%) Mocha
6 13 (6.34%) Subversion
7 12 (5.85%) Eclipse
7 12 (5.85%) WebDriver
8 10 (4.88%) Protractor
9 8 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (3.90%) IntelliJ
9 8 (3.90%) Jasmine
9 8 (3.90%) Visual Studio
9 8 (3.90%) Visual Studio Code
9 8 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (3.41%) SoapUI
10 7 (3.41%) TestRail
11 6 (2.93%) webpack
General
1 32 (15.61%) Finance
2 14 (6.83%) Advertising
3 9 (4.39%) Banking
3 9 (4.39%) Publishing
4 8 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.93%) Retail
6 5 (2.44%) Avionics
7 2 (0.98%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 53 (25.85%) Analyst
2 49 (23.90%) Test Analyst
3 37 (18.05%) Test Manager
4 34 (16.59%) Test Engineer
5 33 (16.10%) Developer
5 33 (16.10%) Test Automation Manager
6 19 (9.27%) Tester
7 15 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
8 14 (6.83%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (6.34%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (6.34%) Senior Test Analyst
10 11 (5.37%) Automation Tester
11 10 (4.88%) Senior Tester
12 9 (4.39%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
12 9 (4.39%) Senior Automation Tester
12 9 (4.39%) Software Developer
13 8 (3.90%) Automation Engineer
13 8 (3.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (3.90%) Test Leader
14 7 (3.41%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.68%) HTML
2 25 (12.20%) Web Services
3 21 (10.24%) CSS
4 15 (7.32%) React
5 13 (6.34%) AngularJS
6 12 (5.85%) .NET
7 10 (4.88%) Node.js
7 10 (4.88%) REST
8 8 (3.90%) Spring
8 8 (3.90%) Vue.js
9 7 (3.41%) JSON
9 7 (3.41%) Kafka
10 6 (2.93%) Gherkin
10 6 (2.93%) jQuery
10 6 (2.93%) Sass
10 6 (2.93%) SOAP
11 5 (2.44%) RESTful
12 4 (1.95%) Django
12 4 (1.95%) HTML5
12 4 (1.95%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.80%) User Experience
2 13 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.37%) Mobile App
4 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
4 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
4 2 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.90%) Windows
2 7 (3.41%) Linux
3 5 (2.44%) Android
3 5 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.44%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.95%) Mac OS
4 4 (1.95%) Unix
5 1 (0.49%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (64.39%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (27.32%) Scrum
3 44 (21.46%) Software Testing
4 37 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (16.10%) Test Scripting
6 31 (15.12%) SDLC
7 28 (13.66%) BDD
8 27 (13.17%) Test Strategy
9 23 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (11.22%) Waterfall
10 22 (10.73%) DevOps
10 22 (10.73%) Manual Testing
10 22 (10.73%) Regression Testing
11 19 (9.27%) Functional Testing
11 19 (9.27%) Mentoring
11 19 (9.27%) Test Management
12 17 (8.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (7.80%) Process Improvement
14 15 (7.32%) Defect Tracking
14 15 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (38.05%) Java
2 44 (21.46%) JavaScript
3 22 (10.73%) Python
4 20 (9.76%) C#
4 20 (9.76%) SQL
5 8 (3.90%) Go
5 8 (3.90%) TypeScript
6 6 (2.93%) Ruby
7 5 (2.44%) PHP
8 3 (1.46%) C++
8 3 (1.46%) VB
9 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.49%) C
10 1 (0.49%) Java 8
10 1 (0.49%) VBScript
10 1 (0.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (14.15%) ISTQB
2 25 (12.20%) ISEB
3 18 (8.78%) Degree
3 18 (8.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.95%) CEH
4 4 (1.95%) CSSLP
4 4 (1.95%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (1.95%) ISSEP
4 4 (1.95%) OSCP
5 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.49%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (19.02%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.49%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 13 (6.34%) Docker
2 2 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.41%) HP ALM
3 5 (2.44%) Terraform
4 4 (1.95%) Ansible
5 2 (0.98%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (5.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.39%) IBM
3 8 (3.90%) Guidewire
3 8 (3.90%) HP
4 6 (2.93%) Oracle
5 3 (1.46%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.49%) Citrix
6 1 (0.49%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (0.49%) Perforce
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat