The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 155 162 254
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +92
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 174 195 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.64% 1.55% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.88% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 149 152 76
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £73,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Test Automation
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
9005 10387 9634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 84.94% 82.71% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 7574 8652 8435
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the City of London region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in the City of London

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in the City of London

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 245 (67.49%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (53.99%) Selenium
3 180 (49.59%) QA
4 168 (46.28%) Java
5 156 (42.98%) BDD
6 144 (39.67%) Finance
7 131 (36.09%) TDD
8 123 (33.88%) C#
8 123 (33.88%) WebDriver
9 120 (33.06%) Cucumber
10 105 (28.93%) SQL
11 83 (22.87%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (18.73%) .NET
13 62 (17.08%) JUnit
14 61 (16.80%) Ruby
15 58 (15.98%) HTML
16 55 (15.15%) E-Commerce
17 53 (14.60%) Test Strategy
17 53 (14.60%) Jenkins
18 51 (14.05%) Scrum
19 50 (13.77%) Python
20 49 (13.50%) Automation Testing
21 48 (13.22%) JavaScript
22 47 (12.95%) SQL Server
22 47 (12.95%) .NET Framework
22 47 (12.95%) Team Foundation Server
23 46 (12.67%) JIRA
23 46 (12.67%) Test Scripting
23 46 (12.67%) Banking
24 44 (12.12%) Android

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (6.89%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (2.20%) Node.js
3 6 (1.65%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.65%) Apache
3 6 (1.65%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.65%) Confluence
4 4 (1.10%) CMS
4 4 (1.10%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.55%) nginx
6 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.28%) uiautomator
6 1 (0.28%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (0.83%) MS Office
2 1 (0.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.10%) GitHub
4 2 (0.55%) IaaS
4 2 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.55%) Route 53
5 1 (0.28%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.99%) HTTP
2 11 (3.03%) MPLS
3 9 (2.48%) Internet
4 7 (1.93%) BGP
4 7 (1.93%) Broadband
5 3 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.55%) GSM
6 2 (0.55%) PSTN
7 1 (0.28%) VoIP
7 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (6.89%) MySQL
4 11 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.93%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.65%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.83%) Redis
10 3 (0.83%) OLTP
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.83%) TKPROF
11 2 (0.55%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 196 (53.99%) Selenium
2 123 (33.88%) WebDriver
3 120 (33.06%) Cucumber
4 62 (17.08%) JUnit
5 53 (14.60%) Jenkins
6 47 (12.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 46 (12.67%) JIRA
8 35 (9.64%) SpecFlow
9 31 (8.54%) NUnit
9 31 (8.54%) QuickTest Pro
9 31 (8.54%) Git (software)
10 30 (8.26%) JMeter
11 29 (7.99%) Calabash
11 29 (7.99%) Appium
12 28 (7.71%) Hudson
13 27 (7.44%) TestNG
13 27 (7.44%) TeamCity
14 26 (7.16%) SoapUI
15 19 (5.23%) Maven
15 19 (5.23%) JBehave
General
1 144 (39.67%) Finance
2 46 (12.67%) Banking
3 19 (5.23%) Retail
4 14 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.31%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.03%) Games
7 7 (1.93%) Law
8 5 (1.38%) Back Office
8 5 (1.38%) Advertising
8 5 (1.38%) Marketing
9 4 (1.10%) Billing
10 3 (0.83%) Publishing
10 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.83%) Legal
11 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 107 (29.48%) Developer
2 57 (15.70%) Analyst
3 54 (14.88%) Test Engineer
4 48 (13.22%) Tester
5 40 (11.02%) Test Analyst
6 30 (8.26%) AWS Developer
7 28 (7.71%) Automation Tester
7 28 (7.71%) Automation Engineer
8 20 (5.51%) QA Analyst
9 18 (4.96%) Automation Analyst
10 17 (4.68%) Test Automation Engineer
11 16 (4.41%) Consultant
12 15 (4.13%) Test Specialist
12 15 (4.13%) Automation Specialist
13 14 (3.86%) Automation Test Analyst
13 14 (3.86%) Test Automation Specialist
13 14 (3.86%) Architect
14 13 (3.58%) Programmer
14 13 (3.58%) QA Engineer
15 12 (3.31%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (18.73%) .NET
2 58 (15.98%) HTML
3 47 (12.95%) .NET Framework
4 40 (11.02%) Web Services
5 38 (10.47%) Entity Framework
6 37 (10.19%) XML
7 33 (9.09%) CSS
7 33 (9.09%) WCF
8 32 (8.82%) ASP.NET
9 25 (6.89%) RESTful
10 23 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (5.23%) FIX Protocol
12 17 (4.68%) Gherkin
13 15 (4.13%) Spring
14 13 (3.58%) JSON
15 11 (3.03%) QuickFIX
16 10 (2.75%) HTML5
16 10 (2.75%) AngularJS
17 8 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (2.20%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.57%) Open Source
2 40 (11.02%) Mobile App
3 25 (6.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.86%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.75%) Mobile Banking
6 10 (2.75%) iPhone
7 9 (2.48%) User Experience
8 8 (2.20%) Mathematics
8 8 (2.20%) Derivative
9 7 (1.93%) Social Network
9 7 (1.93%) Equities
9 7 (1.93%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.65%) iPad
11 5 (1.38%) Fixed Income
11 5 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.10%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.83%) Blackberry
14 2 (0.55%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.12%) Android
2 39 (10.74%) UNIX
3 37 (10.19%) Apple iOS
4 32 (8.82%) Linux
5 29 (7.99%) Windows
6 5 (1.38%) Windows Phone 8
6 5 (1.38%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (67.49%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (42.98%) BDD
3 131 (36.09%) TDD
4 83 (22.87%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (15.15%) E-Commerce
6 53 (14.60%) Test Strategy
7 51 (14.05%) Scrum
8 49 (13.50%) Automation Testing
9 46 (12.67%) Test Scripting
10 40 (11.02%) Automated Testing
10 40 (11.02%) Regression Testing
11 37 (10.19%) MVC
12 34 (9.37%) SOA
13 32 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 31 (8.54%) Data Analysis
15 29 (7.99%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (6.89%) Manual Testing
16 25 (6.89%) Investment Management
17 24 (6.61%) Test Management
17 24 (6.61%) OO
Programming Languages
1 168 (46.28%) Java
2 123 (33.88%) C#
3 105 (28.93%) SQL
4 61 (16.80%) Ruby
5 50 (13.77%) Python
6 48 (13.22%) JavaScript
7 24 (6.61%) Perl
8 19 (5.23%) PHP
9 11 (3.03%) Tcl
9 11 (3.03%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.75%) C
10 10 (2.75%) C++
11 9 (2.48%) Groovy
12 8 (2.20%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.93%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.65%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.65%) VBScript
15 2 (0.55%) Korn
16 1 (0.28%) PHP5
16 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (10.74%) Degree
2 31 (8.54%) ISEB
3 28 (7.71%) ISTQB
4 16 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.93%) CCNP
5 7 (1.93%) CCIP
6 6 (1.65%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.55%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (49.59%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.83%) Puppet
2 3 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.55%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.28%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 21 (5.79%) Oracle
2 17 (4.68%) HP
3 13 (3.58%) WorldPay
4 12 (3.31%) Microsoft
5 7 (1.93%) Cisco
6 6 (1.65%) IBM
7 4 (1.10%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.10%) 29West
7 4 (1.10%) Facebook
7 4 (1.10%) Green Hat
8 1 (0.28%) hybris
8 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.28%) Reuters
8 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
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