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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 137 204 233
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 190 118 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.83% 1.12% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.35% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 170 87 76
Average salary £55,000 £56,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.78% +9.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
8629 8736 8795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 83.21% 82.88% 80.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7284 7340 7865
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 3 March 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 3 March 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.

1 239 (67.13%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (51.69%) Selenium
3 171 (48.03%) QA
4 159 (44.66%) Java
5 143 (40.17%) TDD
6 135 (37.92%) BDD
7 114 (32.02%) Finance
8 109 (30.62%) WebDriver
9 102 (28.65%) C#
10 97 (27.25%) Continuous Integration
11 95 (26.69%) SQL
12 93 (26.12%) Cucumber
13 62 (17.42%) E-Commerce
14 59 (16.57%) Jenkins
15 55 (15.45%) Web Services
16 54 (15.17%) JUnit
17 52 (14.61%) Ruby
17 52 (14.61%) Mobile App
17 52 (14.61%) Automation Testing
18 51 (14.33%) .NET
19 50 (14.04%) Test Scripting
19 50 (14.04%) Test Strategy
20 48 (13.48%) JIRA
20 48 (13.48%) Android
21 46 (12.92%) SQL Server
21 46 (12.92%) HTML
22 45 (12.64%) Python
22 45 (12.64%) Scrum
23 43 (12.08%) Banking
24 42 (11.80%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 23 (6.46%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (2.81%) Node.js
3 7 (1.97%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.69%) Apache
5 5 (1.40%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.12%) CMS
6 4 (1.12%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.56%) uiautomator
7 2 (0.56%) nginx
7 2 (0.56%) Confluence
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.28%) Mule
8 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (2.81%) MS Office
2 2 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.12%) GitHub
3 3 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.56%) Route 53
4 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.30%) HTTP
2 14 (3.93%) MPLS
3 10 (2.81%) BGP
3 10 (2.81%) Broadband
4 6 (1.69%) Internet
5 3 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (6.18%) MySQL
4 13 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.84%) Redis
9 3 (0.84%) OLTP
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.84%) TKPROF
10 2 (0.56%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 184 (51.69%) Selenium
2 109 (30.62%) WebDriver
3 93 (26.12%) Cucumber
4 59 (16.57%) Jenkins
5 54 (15.17%) JUnit
6 48 (13.48%) JIRA
7 38 (10.67%) JMeter
8 37 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (9.27%) TeamCity
9 33 (9.27%) QuickTest Pro
10 28 (7.87%) Calabash
10 28 (7.87%) Hudson
10 28 (7.87%) Appium
11 27 (7.58%) NUnit
12 25 (7.02%) Git (software)
13 24 (6.74%) TestNG
13 24 (6.74%) SoapUI
14 19 (5.34%) SpecFlow
15 18 (5.06%) JBehave
15 18 (5.06%) Maven
General
1 114 (32.02%) Finance
2 43 (12.08%) Banking
3 19 (5.34%) Retail
4 14 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.65%) Games
6 10 (2.81%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.69%) Publishing
8 4 (1.12%) Legal
8 4 (1.12%) Advertising
8 4 (1.12%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.84%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 98 (27.53%) Developer
2 55 (15.45%) Test Engineer
3 49 (13.76%) Analyst
4 45 (12.64%) Tester
5 40 (11.24%) Test Analyst
6 31 (8.71%) Architect
7 26 (7.30%) Automation Tester
8 24 (6.74%) Automation Engineer
9 17 (4.78%) Test Automation Engineer
10 16 (4.49%) iOS Developer
10 16 (4.49%) Consultant
11 15 (4.21%) Software Developer
12 14 (3.93%) Programmer
13 13 (3.65%) Automation Analyst
14 12 (3.37%) Mobile Developer
14 12 (3.37%) QA Leader
14 12 (3.37%) Test Specialist
14 12 (3.37%) QA Analyst
15 11 (3.09%) Automation Test Analyst
15 11 (3.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (15.45%) Web Services
2 51 (14.33%) .NET
3 46 (12.92%) HTML
4 37 (10.39%) .NET Framework
5 33 (9.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 31 (8.71%) WCF
6 31 (8.71%) XML
6 31 (8.71%) CSS
7 28 (7.87%) ASP.NET
8 27 (7.58%) RESTful
9 24 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (3.65%) JSON
11 12 (3.37%) Spring
12 11 (3.09%) FIX Protocol
12 11 (3.09%) AngularJS
13 9 (2.53%) SOAP
14 8 (2.25%) LINQ
14 8 (2.25%) CSS3
14 8 (2.25%) HTML5
14 8 (2.25%) QuickFIX
Miscellaneous
1 52 (14.61%) Mobile App
2 33 (9.27%) Open Source
3 18 (5.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.21%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.09%) Mobile Banking
7 10 (2.81%) User Experience
7 10 (2.81%) Mathematics
8 9 (2.53%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.25%) iPhone
10 7 (1.97%) Social Network
10 7 (1.97%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.69%) iPad
12 5 (1.40%) Digital Media
13 4 (1.12%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.84%) Mobile Games
15 2 (0.56%) Equities
15 2 (0.56%) STB
15 2 (0.56%) Blackberry
15 2 (0.56%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.48%) Android
2 38 (10.67%) Apple iOS
3 36 (10.11%) UNIX
4 25 (7.02%) Linux
5 21 (5.90%) Windows
6 5 (1.40%) Windows Phone 8
6 5 (1.40%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (67.13%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (40.17%) TDD
3 135 (37.92%) BDD
4 97 (27.25%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (17.42%) E-Commerce
6 52 (14.61%) Automation Testing
7 50 (14.04%) Test Strategy
7 50 (14.04%) Test Scripting
8 45 (12.64%) Scrum
9 36 (10.11%) Software Engineering
9 36 (10.11%) Regression Testing
10 33 (9.27%) SOA
11 32 (8.99%) MVC
12 29 (8.15%) Data Analysis
12 29 (8.15%) Automated Testing
12 29 (8.15%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (7.30%) Performance Testing
14 25 (7.02%) OO
15 24 (6.74%) Test Management
16 22 (6.18%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 159 (44.66%) Java
2 102 (28.65%) C#
3 95 (26.69%) SQL
4 52 (14.61%) Ruby
5 45 (12.64%) Python
6 42 (11.80%) JavaScript
7 30 (8.43%) Perl
8 16 (4.49%) PHP
9 14 (3.93%) Tcl
10 13 (3.65%) C++
11 12 (3.37%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.37%) C
12 9 (2.53%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.25%) Groovy
13 8 (2.25%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.40%) VBScript
15 4 (1.12%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.84%) Korn
17 1 (0.28%) PHP5
17 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (10.39%) Degree
2 23 (6.46%) ISEB
3 22 (6.18%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.81%) CCNP
4 10 (2.81%) CCIP
4 10 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.40%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (48.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.84%) Puppet
2 3 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.56%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 29 (8.15%) HP
2 21 (5.90%) Oracle
3 15 (4.21%) Green Hat
4 12 (3.37%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.81%) Cisco
6 5 (1.40%) IBM
6 5 (1.40%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.12%) 29West
7 4 (1.12%) Facebook
8 1 (0.28%) hybris
8 1 (0.28%) Citrix
8 1 (0.28%) Informatica
8 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.28%) Remedy
8 1 (0.28%) Netezza
8 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 20% bonus + package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable D.O.E
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum Salary is dependant on personal skil
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £50 to £65,000 per annum Up to £85k + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago