The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 385 338 413
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +75
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 248 405 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.82% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.97% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 226 371 213
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £31,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +7.35%
Automation Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36613 41581 37036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 85.48% 84.63% 83.83%
Number of salaries quoted 30634 34514 30851
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in London

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in London

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in London

Automation Testing
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -27 49 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Ealing - 2 £55,000 -
Croydon +8 1 £17,000 -58.02%
Hammersmith -3 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £34,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £35,000 -
Romford - 1 £30,000 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing Automation Testing 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 Automation Testing.

1 266 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (53.78%) Selenium
3 222 (47.95%) QA
4 219 (47.30%) Java
5 158 (34.13%) Finance
6 133 (28.73%) C#
7 123 (26.57%) Test Automation
7 123 (26.57%) WebDriver
8 121 (26.13%) SQL
9 117 (25.27%) BDD
10 116 (25.05%) Test Scripting
11 112 (24.19%) Cucumber
12 109 (23.54%) Scrum
13 88 (19.01%) TDD
14 83 (17.93%) ISEB
15 82 (17.71%) Automated Testing
16 73 (15.77%) Regression Testing
17 72 (15.55%) Manual Testing
18 66 (14.25%) JavaScript
19 64 (13.82%) Ruby
20 60 (12.96%) Degree
21 59 (12.74%) .NET
21 59 (12.74%) SDLC
22 50 (10.80%) Software Testing
22 50 (10.80%) Mobile App
23 49 (10.58%) QuickTest Pro
24 48 (10.37%) Microsoft
24 48 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
25 47 (10.15%) Git (software)
25 47 (10.15%) OO

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing Automation Testing 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.59%) CMS
1 12 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.73%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.30%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.86%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.86%) WordPress
5 3 (0.65%) IIS
6 2 (0.43%) JBoss
6 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.43%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.43%) Confluence
6 2 (0.43%) Node.js
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 26 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) SimCorp Dimension
1 4 (0.86%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.65%) Summit
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.51%) SaaS
2 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.59%) HTTP
2 9 (1.94%) Internet
3 6 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.65%) DSL
5 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.43%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) SSL
6 1 (0.22%) Firewall
6 1 (0.22%) SMTP
6 1 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.18%) NoSQL
3 20 (4.32%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.10%) MySQL
5 15 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (3.02%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.81%) Hazelcast
7 13 (2.81%) Neo4j
8 12 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.65%) Big Data
12 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.43%) Snowflake Schema
13 2 (0.43%) Star Schema
13 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 249 (53.78%) Selenium
2 123 (26.57%) WebDriver
3 112 (24.19%) Cucumber
4 49 (10.58%) QuickTest Pro
5 47 (10.15%) Git (software)
6 40 (8.64%) JIRA
7 38 (8.21%) Calabash
8 36 (7.78%) JUnit
8 36 (7.78%) FitNesse
9 32 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 32 (6.91%) Maven
10 31 (6.70%) Appium
11 27 (5.83%) Visual Studio
12 26 (5.62%) Jenkins
13 19 (4.10%) SoapUI
14 18 (3.89%) LoadRunner
14 18 (3.89%) TeamCity
15 17 (3.67%) JMeter
16 15 (3.24%) Hudson
17 13 (2.81%) RSpec
General
1 158 (34.13%) Finance
2 36 (7.78%) Games
3 31 (6.70%) Banking
4 24 (5.18%) Retail
5 14 (3.02%) Front Office
6 12 (2.59%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.38%) Publishing
8 9 (1.94%) Back Office
8 9 (1.94%) Law
8 9 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.94%) Advertising
9 6 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.43%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Marketing
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (28.73%) Analyst
2 122 (26.35%) Tester
3 95 (20.52%) Developer
4 85 (18.36%) Test Analyst
5 55 (11.88%) Test Engineer
6 52 (11.23%) QA Analyst
7 46 (9.94%) Automation Tester
8 43 (9.29%) QA Engineer
9 35 (7.56%) Java Developer
10 33 (7.13%) Automation Engineer
11 24 (5.18%) Software Tester
11 24 (5.18%) Automation Analyst
12 23 (4.97%) AWS Developer
13 21 (4.54%) QA Tester
14 20 (4.32%) Automation Test Analyst
15 19 (4.10%) Senior QA Engineer
16 18 (3.89%) Mobile Tester
17 17 (3.67%) Senior Test Engineer
17 17 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
18 16 (3.46%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (12.74%) .NET
2 46 (9.94%) XML
3 37 (7.99%) HTML
4 32 (6.91%) Web Services
5 29 (6.26%) CSS
6 20 (4.32%) XSLT
7 19 (4.10%) RESTful
8 17 (3.67%) JSP
9 16 (3.46%) Spring
10 15 (3.24%) Gherkin
11 14 (3.02%) XSL
12 13 (2.81%) Apache Camel
12 13 (2.81%) JDBC
12 13 (2.81%) SOAP
12 13 (2.81%) ActiveMQ
13 12 (2.59%) JSON
13 12 (2.59%) REST
14 10 (2.16%) ASP.NET
15 8 (1.73%) DOM
15 8 (1.73%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.80%) Mobile App
2 26 (5.62%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.46%) Client/Server
5 14 (3.02%) User Experience
6 13 (2.81%) Online Games
7 12 (2.59%) Equities
8 7 (1.51%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.30%) Derivative
10 5 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.08%) EPoS
10 5 (1.08%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.08%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.86%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.65%) iPad
12 3 (0.65%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.65%) Social Media
12 3 (0.65%) Java Card
12 3 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.07%) Apple iOS
2 40 (8.64%) Linux
3 39 (8.42%) Android
4 33 (7.13%) Windows
5 25 (5.40%) UNIX
6 4 (0.86%) VMS
7 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.65%) Debian
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (26.57%) Test Automation
3 117 (25.27%) BDD
4 116 (25.05%) Test Scripting
5 109 (23.54%) Scrum
6 88 (19.01%) TDD
7 82 (17.71%) Automated Testing
8 73 (15.77%) Regression Testing
9 72 (15.55%) Manual Testing
10 59 (12.74%) SDLC
11 50 (10.80%) Software Testing
12 48 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (10.15%) OO
14 44 (9.50%) Test Strategy
15 41 (8.86%) E-Commerce
16 36 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
17 32 (6.91%) Open Source
18 31 (6.70%) Integration Testing
19 25 (5.40%) Performance Testing
20 24 (5.18%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 219 (47.30%) Java
2 133 (28.73%) C#
3 121 (26.13%) SQL
4 66 (14.25%) JavaScript
5 64 (13.82%) Ruby
6 33 (7.13%) Python
7 22 (4.75%) C++
8 17 (3.67%) Groovy
9 15 (3.24%) PL/SQL
10 13 (2.81%) VBScript
11 10 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.16%) PHP
12 7 (1.51%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.30%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.30%) Scala
14 5 (1.08%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.08%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.65%) C
16 2 (0.43%) Perl
16 2 (0.43%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 83 (17.93%) ISEB
2 60 (12.96%) Degree
3 41 (8.86%) ISTQB
4 40 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.86%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.86%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (47.95%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (3.67%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.08%) Puppet
2 5 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 48 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.21%) Oracle
3 19 (4.10%) HP
4 9 (1.94%) WorldPay
4 9 (1.94%) IBM
5 6 (1.30%) SAP
6 4 (0.86%) SimCorp
6 4 (0.86%) Charles River
6 4 (0.86%) Bloomberg
7 3 (0.65%) Murex
7 3 (0.65%) Calypso
8 2 (0.43%) Remedy
8 2 (0.43%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.22%) Tableau
9 1 (0.22%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.22%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.22%) Intel
9 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.22%) Apple
9 1 (0.22%) VMware
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