Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 32 29
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 117 132 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.39% 6.88% 7.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.15% 7.36% 7.87%
Number of salaries quoted 86 117 143
Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,400
90th Percentile £58,750 £54,750 £48,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%

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 1,637 1,793 2,135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.45% 93.48% 90.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,347 1,463 1,791
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -7 106 £40,000 +6.67% 38
West Wales -1 10 £31,100 -11.14% 4
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 94 (80.34%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (41.88%) Scrum
3 39 (33.33%) Java
4 38 (32.48%) HTML
5 37 (31.62%) JavaScript
5 37 (31.62%) Selenium
6 34 (29.06%) QA
7 32 (27.35%) CSS
8 31 (26.50%) Test Scripting
9 28 (23.93%) Finance
10 27 (23.08%) Git (software)
11 24 (20.51%) Unit Testing
12 23 (19.66%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (18.80%) Python
14 21 (17.95%) JIRA
15 20 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (17.09%) C#
15 20 (17.09%) SQL
15 20 (17.09%) AngularJS
16 19 (16.24%) PHP
16 19 (16.24%) SQL Server
16 19 (16.24%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (15.38%) Degree
18 17 (14.53%) TDD
18 17 (14.53%) Mentoring
19 16 (13.68%) SDLC
19 16 (13.68%) Cucumber
20 15 (12.82%) React
21 14 (11.97%) User Experience
21 14 (11.97%) Software 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 11 (9.40%) Confluence
2 5 (4.27%) CMS
3 3 (2.56%) Apache
3 3 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.71%) IIS
4 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.85%) Liferay
5 1 (0.85%) nginx
5 1 (0.85%) SAS
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.98%) GitHub
4 6 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (5.13%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (5.13%) Serverless
5 2 (1.71%) SaaS
6 1 (0.85%) IaaS
6 1 (0.85%) npm
6 1 (0.85%) NuGet
6 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.13%) HTTP
2 5 (4.27%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 11 (9.40%) MySQL
4 5 (4.27%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.56%) Big Data
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.71%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.71%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.85%) QlikView
8 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (31.62%) Selenium
2 27 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 21 (17.95%) JIRA
4 16 (13.68%) Cucumber
5 9 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 9 (7.69%) JUnit
5 9 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 7 (5.98%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.13%) Jasmine
7 6 (5.13%) Mockito
7 6 (5.13%) Subversion
8 5 (4.27%) Bugzilla
8 5 (4.27%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.27%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.42%) JMeter
9 4 (3.42%) Protractor
10 3 (2.56%) Babel
10 3 (2.56%) NUnit
10 3 (2.56%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.56%) webpack
General
1 28 (23.93%) Finance
2 11 (9.40%) Banking
2 11 (9.40%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.69%) Marketing
4 6 (5.13%) Electronics
4 6 (5.13%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.56%) Games
6 2 (1.71%) Advertising
6 2 (1.71%) Publishing
6 2 (1.71%) Retail
6 2 (1.71%) Retail Finance
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (34.19%) Developer
2 18 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 14 (11.97%) Analyst
4 12 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
5 11 (9.40%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 10 (8.55%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.69%) QA Engineer
7 9 (7.69%) Tester
8 7 (5.98%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.13%) Automation Test Lead
9 6 (5.13%) Python Developer
9 6 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.42%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.42%) PHP Developer
11 4 (3.42%) QA Manager
11 4 (3.42%) QA Test Manager
11 4 (3.42%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (32.48%) HTML
2 32 (27.35%) CSS
3 20 (17.09%) AngularJS
4 15 (12.82%) React
5 12 (10.26%) HTML5
5 12 (10.26%) Web Services
6 11 (9.40%) JSON
6 11 (9.40%) REST
7 10 (8.55%) CSS3
8 9 (7.69%) .NET
8 9 (7.69%) RESTful
9 8 (6.84%) Apache Cordova
9 8 (6.84%) Ionic Framework
10 6 (5.13%) Angular 2
10 6 (5.13%) GraphQL
10 6 (5.13%) jQuery
10 6 (5.13%) Sass
10 6 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (5.13%) XML
11 5 (4.27%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) User Experience
2 13 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.69%) Fintech
5 8 (6.84%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (3.42%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.56%) Digital TV
7 3 (2.56%) IPTV
8 2 (1.71%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.71%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.85%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 8 (6.84%) Linux
3 7 (5.98%) Android
3 7 (5.98%) Windows
4 6 (5.13%) Unix
5 5 (4.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (80.34%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (41.88%) Scrum
3 31 (26.50%) Test Scripting
4 24 (20.51%) Unit Testing
5 23 (19.66%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (16.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (14.53%) Mentoring
7 17 (14.53%) TDD
8 16 (13.68%) SDLC
9 14 (11.97%) Software Testing
10 13 (11.11%) Web Development
11 11 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (9.40%) Front End Development
11 11 (9.40%) Test Strategy
12 10 (8.55%) Computer Science
12 10 (8.55%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (8.55%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (8.55%) DevOps
12 10 (8.55%) Non-Functional Testing
12 10 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.33%) Java
2 37 (31.62%) JavaScript
3 22 (18.80%) Python
4 20 (17.09%) C#
4 20 (17.09%) SQL
5 19 (16.24%) PHP
6 12 (10.26%) TypeScript
7 7 (5.98%) ES6
7 7 (5.98%) Go
8 4 (3.42%) C++
9 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.71%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.71%) Ruby
11 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.85%) ES7
11 1 (0.85%) R
11 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (15.38%) Degree
2 13 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (5.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (5.13%) ISEB
6 2 (1.71%) CISSP
6 2 (1.71%) MCP
6 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.71%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (29.06%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) Puppet
1 6 (5.13%) Terraform
2 2 (1.71%) Ansible
3 1 (0.85%) Control-M
3 1 (0.85%) Grafana
3 1 (0.85%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (10.26%) Oracle
1 12 (10.26%) SAP
2 5 (4.27%) Apple
3 3 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.56%) Twitter
4 2 (1.71%) VMware
5 1 (0.85%) Blue Prism
5 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.85%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) IBM
5 1 (0.85%) Informatica
5 1 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.85%) RedGate
5 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.85%) Talend
5 1 (0.85%) Teradata