Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wales > West Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 25 -
Rank change year-on-year -17 - +24
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 18 25 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Wales 4.74% 13.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 14.53% -
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 0
West Wales median annual salary £38,750 £36,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.64% - -
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +8.53%

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 West Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 357 172 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Wales 93.95% 91.01% 80.67%
Number of salaries quoted 339 161 79
West Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £27,400 £23,750 £22,450
90th Percentile £57,946 £53,750 £70,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in West Wales

Test Automation
Salary Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in West Wales.

Salary trend for Test Automation in West Wales

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in West Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in West Wales over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in West Wales

Test Automation
Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Swansea -21 18 £38,750 +7.64% 1
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 West Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 14 (77.78%) C#
2 13 (72.22%) .NET
3 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (50.00%) jQuery
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (50.00%) CSS
4 9 (50.00%) HTML
4 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (50.00%) MVC
4 9 (50.00%) Ajax
5 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 8 (44.44%) WCF
6 6 (33.33%) Selenium
6 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (27.78%) Scrum
7 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 4 (22.22%) Web Development
8 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
8 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 4 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (22.22%) Sass
8 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (22.22%) Finance
8 4 (22.22%) C
8 4 (22.22%) NHibernate
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
9 3 (16.67%) Mentoring

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
1 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Full Stack Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Junior
5 2 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Junior ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) .NET
2 9 (50.00%) Ajax
2 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (50.00%) CSS
2 9 (50.00%) HTML
2 9 (50.00%) jQuery
3 8 (44.44%) WCF
4 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (22.22%) NHibernate
4 4 (22.22%) Sass
5 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) MVC
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Web Development
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.56%) BDD
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Kanban
7 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) C
3 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) CA
2 1 (5.56%) CA Agile Central