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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 123 157 176
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 221 206 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 2.14% 1.68% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 2.00% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 208 170 163
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,700 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
8806 10280 9878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.11% 83.65% 82.85%
Number of salaries quoted 7522 8492 8667
Average salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +0.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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.

1 248 (66.49%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (52.82%) Selenium
3 182 (48.79%) BDD
4 176 (47.18%) QA
4 176 (47.18%) Finance
5 175 (46.92%) Java
6 139 (37.27%) WebDriver
7 138 (37.00%) C#
8 133 (35.66%) Cucumber
9 119 (31.90%) Continuous Integration
10 104 (27.88%) TDD
11 92 (24.66%) Python
12 78 (20.91%) JUnit
12 78 (20.91%) Ruby
13 74 (19.84%) SQL
14 64 (17.16%) .NET
15 59 (15.82%) Linux
16 58 (15.55%) SpecFlow
17 57 (15.28%) Test Strategy
18 55 (14.75%) FitNesse
19 53 (14.21%) Jenkins
20 52 (13.94%) User Acceptance Testing
20 52 (13.94%) Open Source
20 52 (13.94%) OO
21 51 (13.67%) Git (software)
21 51 (13.67%) NUnit
22 48 (12.87%) E-Commerce
23 47 (12.60%) Banking
24 46 (12.33%) DevOps
25 45 (12.06%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (2.41%) WebLogic
2 8 (2.14%) Confluence
3 7 (1.88%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.61%) CMS
5 4 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.80%) Node.js
7 2 (0.54%) Drupal
7 2 (0.54%) JBoss
7 2 (0.54%) Apache
7 2 (0.54%) nginx
8 1 (0.27%) IIS
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.27%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.27%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 4 (1.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.80%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.07%) SaaS
3 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.54%) Route 53
4 2 (0.54%) IaaS
4 2 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.27%) Veeva
5 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.27%) Office 365
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.43%) HTTP
2 8 (2.14%) Internet
3 6 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.34%) IPv4
4 5 (1.34%) IPv6
4 5 (1.34%) Broadband
4 5 (1.34%) MPLS
4 5 (1.34%) BGP
5 3 (0.80%) Wireless
5 3 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (0.80%) GSM
5 3 (0.80%) PSTN
5 3 (0.80%) VoIP
5 3 (0.80%) VPN
5 3 (0.80%) IOS XR
6 2 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.27%) Multicast
7 1 (0.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.56%) MySQL
3 9 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.14%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.14%) Big Data
5 7 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.07%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.07%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.80%) Redis
8 2 (0.54%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.54%) SimpleDB
8 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.27%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.27%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 197 (52.82%) Selenium
2 139 (37.27%) WebDriver
3 133 (35.66%) Cucumber
4 78 (20.91%) JUnit
5 58 (15.55%) SpecFlow
6 55 (14.75%) FitNesse
7 53 (14.21%) Jenkins
8 51 (13.67%) Git (software)
8 51 (13.67%) NUnit
9 45 (12.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 40 (10.72%) JIRA
11 32 (8.58%) TeamCity
12 24 (6.43%) SoapUI
13 19 (5.09%) JMeter
14 18 (4.83%) Jasmine
15 16 (4.29%) Subversion
16 15 (4.02%) TestNG
16 15 (4.02%) Hudson
17 13 (3.49%) HP UFT
18 12 (3.22%) WATIR
General
1 176 (47.18%) Finance
2 47 (12.60%) Banking
3 23 (6.17%) Investment Banking
4 19 (5.09%) Telecoms
5 18 (4.83%) Back Office
6 11 (2.95%) Front Office
6 11 (2.95%) Law
7 8 (2.14%) Marketing
7 8 (2.14%) Retail
8 6 (1.61%) Games
9 5 (1.34%) Billing
9 5 (1.34%) Advertising
9 5 (1.34%) Automotive
10 4 (1.07%) Electronics
10 4 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.80%) Legal
12 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (21.72%) Developer
2 72 (19.30%) Test Engineer
3 68 (18.23%) Analyst
4 46 (12.33%) Automation Engineer
5 42 (11.26%) Tester
6 39 (10.46%) Test Automation Engineer
7 38 (10.19%) Test Analyst
8 37 (9.92%) QA Analyst
9 27 (7.24%) Senior Analyst
10 26 (6.97%) QA Engineer
11 25 (6.70%) QA Leader
12 24 (6.43%) Senior QA Analyst
13 23 (6.17%) AWS Developer
14 21 (5.63%) Automation Tester
15 20 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
16 19 (5.09%) Automation Analyst
16 19 (5.09%) Test Leader
17 13 (3.49%) Test Automation Specialist
17 13 (3.49%) Automation Specialist
17 13 (3.49%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (17.16%) .NET
2 45 (12.06%) Web Services
3 44 (11.80%) HTML
4 33 (8.85%) .NET Framework
4 33 (8.85%) Gherkin
5 27 (7.24%) XML
6 25 (6.70%) Spring
7 24 (6.43%) SOAP
8 23 (6.17%) ASP.NET
9 20 (5.36%) REST
10 19 (5.09%) CSS
11 18 (4.83%) FIX Protocol
12 17 (4.56%) Entity Framework
13 16 (4.29%) HTML5
14 15 (4.02%) RESTful
14 15 (4.02%) jQuery
15 10 (2.68%) QuickFIX
15 10 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
16 9 (2.41%) JSON
17 8 (2.14%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 40 (10.72%) Equities
3 33 (8.85%) Fixed Income
4 27 (7.24%) Derivative
4 27 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (6.70%) Client/Server
6 17 (4.56%) User Experience
7 15 (4.02%) Mobile App
7 15 (4.02%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.14%) iPhone
9 5 (1.34%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.34%) Contract for Difference
10 4 (1.07%) DTV
10 4 (1.07%) iPad
11 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.80%) Online Games
12 2 (0.54%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.54%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (15.82%) Linux
2 43 (11.53%) Windows
3 32 (8.58%) UNIX
4 23 (6.17%) Android
4 23 (6.17%) Apple iOS
5 16 (4.29%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.80%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (66.49%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (48.79%) BDD
3 119 (31.90%) Continuous Integration
4 104 (27.88%) TDD
5 57 (15.28%) Test Strategy
6 52 (13.94%) Open Source
6 52 (13.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 52 (13.94%) OO
7 48 (12.87%) E-Commerce
8 46 (12.33%) DevOps
9 45 (12.06%) Test Scripting
10 44 (11.80%) Scrum
11 43 (11.53%) Software Engineering
12 40 (10.72%) Automated Testing
13 38 (10.19%) Software Testing
13 38 (10.19%) Performance Testing
13 38 (10.19%) SDLC
14 32 (8.58%) Configuration Management
15 30 (8.04%) Test Management
16 28 (7.51%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 175 (46.92%) Java
2 138 (37.00%) C#
3 92 (24.66%) Python
4 78 (20.91%) Ruby
5 74 (19.84%) SQL
6 40 (10.72%) JavaScript
7 31 (8.31%) Groovy
8 28 (7.51%) PHP
9 13 (3.49%) C++
10 8 (2.14%) Perl
11 7 (1.88%) VBScript
11 7 (1.88%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.61%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.34%) C
13 5 (1.34%) Tcl
14 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.54%) Scala
14 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.54%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.27%) F#
Qualifications
1 37 (9.92%) Degree
2 33 (8.85%) ISEB
3 20 (5.36%) ISTQB
4 12 (3.22%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (2.95%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.80%) CCNP
6 3 (0.80%) CCIP
7 2 (0.54%) MBA
8 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (47.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (5.09%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (4.83%) Ansible
3 10 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.61%) Puppet
5 3 (0.80%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.80%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.54%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 28 (7.51%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.09%) Oracle
3 16 (4.29%) Red Hat
4 15 (4.02%) HP
4 15 (4.02%) WorldPay
5 11 (2.95%) SAP
6 7 (1.88%) IBM
7 3 (0.80%) Cisco
8 2 (0.54%) Citrix
8 2 (0.54%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.27%) Tableau
9 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.27%) Reuters
9 1 (0.27%) OpenText
9 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + package
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £53000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £53000.00 - £63000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £46000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Smart Recruit Online
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + See job spec
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Kainos Software
Salary: From £38,000 to £52,000 per annum Pension & Superb Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago