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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 124 165 149
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 223 179 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 2.29% 1.53% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 1.84% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 207 158 188
Average salary £62,500 £57,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,600 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,750
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
8286 9742 9775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.01% 83.04% 82.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7096 8091 8617
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 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 31 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.

1 255 (67.46%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (51.32%) Selenium
3 187 (49.47%) QA
4 181 (47.88%) BDD
5 163 (43.12%) Finance
6 162 (42.86%) Java
7 142 (37.57%) C#
8 133 (35.19%) WebDriver
9 129 (34.13%) Cucumber
10 121 (32.01%) Continuous Integration
11 92 (24.34%) Python
11 92 (24.34%) TDD
12 76 (20.11%) Ruby
13 68 (17.99%) JUnit
14 67 (17.72%) .NET
14 67 (17.72%) Linux
14 67 (17.72%) FitNesse
14 67 (17.72%) SpecFlow
15 65 (17.20%) SQL
16 61 (16.14%) Test Strategy
17 58 (15.34%) User Acceptance Testing
18 56 (14.81%) Web Services
19 55 (14.55%) Software Engineering
20 53 (14.02%) NUnit
21 52 (13.76%) OO
21 52 (13.76%) Open Source
22 50 (13.23%) Git (software)
22 50 (13.23%) Jenkins
23 49 (12.96%) Windows
23 49 (12.96%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 (2.38%) Node.js
2 8 (2.12%) WebLogic
2 8 (2.12%) Confluence
3 6 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.06%) CMS
6 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.53%) JBoss
6 2 (0.53%) Drupal
7 1 (0.26%) TorqueBox
7 1 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.26%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.26%) IIS
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.06%) MS Office
3 3 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.12%) GitHub
4 5 (1.32%) SaaS
5 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.82%) HTTP
2 8 (2.12%) MPLS
2 8 (2.12%) BGP
2 8 (2.12%) IPv4
2 8 (2.12%) IPv6
2 8 (2.12%) Broadband
3 7 (1.85%) Internet
4 6 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (1.59%) IOS XR
5 4 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.79%) VPN
6 3 (0.79%) GSM
6 3 (0.79%) PSTN
6 3 (0.79%) VoIP
6 3 (0.79%) Wireless
7 1 (0.26%) Multicast
7 1 (0.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.44%) MySQL
3 9 (2.38%) Redis
4 8 (2.12%) Big Data
4 8 (2.12%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.26%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.26%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 194 (51.32%) Selenium
2 133 (35.19%) WebDriver
3 129 (34.13%) Cucumber
4 68 (17.99%) JUnit
5 67 (17.72%) FitNesse
5 67 (17.72%) SpecFlow
6 53 (14.02%) NUnit
7 50 (13.23%) Git (software)
7 50 (13.23%) Jenkins
8 47 (12.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 37 (9.79%) JIRA
10 29 (7.67%) TeamCity
11 24 (6.35%) SoapUI
12 19 (5.03%) Jasmine
13 17 (4.50%) JMeter
14 14 (3.70%) Subversion
14 14 (3.70%) TestNG
15 13 (3.44%) WATIR
16 12 (3.17%) HP UFT
16 12 (3.17%) Capybara
General
1 163 (43.12%) Finance
2 44 (11.64%) Banking
3 23 (6.08%) Investment Banking
4 21 (5.56%) Back Office
4 21 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.97%) Front Office
6 10 (2.65%) Law
7 7 (1.85%) Marketing
8 5 (1.32%) Games
8 5 (1.32%) Billing
8 5 (1.32%) Automotive
9 4 (1.06%) Legal
9 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.06%) Electronics
10 3 (0.79%) Retail
10 3 (0.79%) Advertising
11 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 78 (20.63%) Developer
2 70 (18.52%) Test Engineer
3 69 (18.25%) Analyst
4 43 (11.38%) QA Analyst
5 42 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
6 37 (9.79%) Tester
6 37 (9.79%) Test Automation Engineer
7 33 (8.73%) Test Analyst
8 32 (8.47%) Senior Analyst
9 30 (7.94%) QA Engineer
10 29 (7.67%) Senior QA Analyst
11 27 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
12 25 (6.61%) QA Leader
13 20 (5.29%) AWS Developer
13 20 (5.29%) Test Leader
14 19 (5.03%) Automation Analyst
15 14 (3.70%) Automation Tester
16 12 (3.17%) Test Manager
16 12 (3.17%) Automation Test Analyst
17 11 (2.91%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (17.72%) .NET
2 56 (14.81%) Web Services
3 49 (12.96%) HTML
4 42 (11.11%) Gherkin
5 32 (8.47%) REST
6 29 (7.67%) .NET Framework
7 28 (7.41%) SOAP
8 26 (6.88%) ASP.NET
8 26 (6.88%) CSS
9 24 (6.35%) HTML5
9 24 (6.35%) XML
9 24 (6.35%) jQuery
10 19 (5.03%) Spring
11 15 (3.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (3.70%) RESTful
13 13 (3.44%) FIX Protocol
14 12 (3.17%) Entity Framework
14 12 (3.17%) Apache CXF
15 11 (2.91%) CSS3
16 10 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 45 (11.90%) Equities
3 40 (10.58%) Fixed Income
4 34 (8.99%) Derivative
5 32 (8.47%) Client/Server
6 31 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (6.08%) Computer Science
8 17 (4.50%) User Experience
9 14 (3.70%) Mobile App
10 9 (2.38%) Contract for Difference
11 8 (2.12%) iPhone
12 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.32%) Visualisation
12 5 (1.32%) Blog
13 4 (1.06%) DTV
13 4 (1.06%) iPad
14 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.79%) Online Games
15 2 (0.53%) Market Risk
15 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 67 (17.72%) Linux
2 49 (12.96%) Windows
3 28 (7.41%) UNIX
4 23 (6.08%) Ubuntu
5 18 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 18 (4.76%) Android
6 3 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (67.46%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (47.88%) BDD
3 121 (32.01%) Continuous Integration
4 92 (24.34%) TDD
5 61 (16.14%) Test Strategy
6 58 (15.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 55 (14.55%) Software Engineering
8 52 (13.76%) OO
8 52 (13.76%) Open Source
9 46 (12.17%) DevOps
9 46 (12.17%) E-Commerce
10 45 (11.90%) SDLC
11 44 (11.64%) Software Testing
12 42 (11.11%) Automated Testing
12 42 (11.11%) Scrum
12 42 (11.11%) Performance Testing
13 40 (10.58%) Test Scripting
14 36 (9.52%) Test Management
15 35 (9.26%) Requirements Analysis
16 28 (7.41%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 162 (42.86%) Java
2 142 (37.57%) C#
3 92 (24.34%) Python
4 76 (20.11%) Ruby
5 65 (17.20%) SQL
6 44 (11.64%) JavaScript
7 33 (8.73%) Groovy
8 29 (7.67%) PHP
9 12 (3.17%) C++
10 10 (2.65%) Perl
11 8 (2.12%) Tcl
12 6 (1.59%) VBScript
12 6 (1.59%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.32%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.79%) C
15 2 (0.53%) Scala
15 2 (0.53%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.26%) F#
16 1 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 40 (10.58%) Degree
2 31 (8.20%) ISEB
3 16 (4.23%) ISTQB
4 15 (3.97%) Security Cleared
5 14 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.59%) CCNP
7 6 (1.59%) CCIP
7 6 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.53%) MBA
9 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (49.47%) QA
System Software
1 9 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (6.61%) Ansible
2 24 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.06%) Puppet
5 3 (0.79%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.79%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 36 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.08%) Red Hat
3 17 (4.50%) Oracle
4 14 (3.70%) HP
5 12 (3.17%) SAP
5 12 (3.17%) WorldPay
6 7 (1.85%) Cisco
7 6 (1.59%) IBM
8 3 (0.79%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.53%) Citrix
10 1 (0.26%) SOASTA, Inc
10 1 (0.26%) Tableau
10 1 (0.26%) OpenText
10 1 (0.26%) Yahoo!
10 1 (0.26%) Reuters
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago