Period
to 26 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 26 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
London > Central London
6 months to
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 39 42
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 497 274 730
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 7.25% 6.55% 5.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.71% 6.97% 6.19%
Number of salaries quoted 436 222 651
10th Percentile £44,375 £47,625 £42,500
25th Percentile £50,938 £57,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £83,938 £80,000
90th Percentile £103,750 £92,400 £95,000
London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,448 3,933 11,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 94.02% 94.00% 93.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5,754 3,452 10,429
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £99,900 £96,250
London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Central London

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Central London.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Central London

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Central London over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Central London

Test Automation
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Central London region over the 6 months to 26 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +4 465 £67,500 -3.57% 136
West End of London -10 6 £81,250 +47.73% 3
City of Westminster -15 4 £77,266 -
Southwark -5 1 - -
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £54,532 -
Test Automation
London

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 269 (54.12%) QA
2 260 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (37.83%) Java
4 168 (33.80%) C#
5 167 (33.60%) Selenium
6 159 (31.99%) Finance
7 155 (31.19%) Azure
8 146 (29.38%) DevOps
9 141 (28.37%) Python
10 132 (26.56%) JavaScript
11 121 (24.35%) Microservices
12 120 (24.14%) SQL
13 116 (23.34%) AWS
14 112 (22.54%) Social Skills
15 108 (21.73%) JIRA
16 104 (20.93%) Jenkins
17 92 (18.51%) SQL Server
18 89 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
19 85 (17.10%) Test Strategy
19 85 (17.10%) API Testing
20 84 (16.90%) Cucumber
20 84 (16.90%) Software Testing
21 83 (16.70%) Software Engineering
21 83 (16.70%) Docker
21 83 (16.70%) SDET
22 82 (16.50%) Kubernetes
23 81 (16.30%) REST
24 79 (15.90%) Git (software)
25 76 (15.29%) Manual Testing
26 74 (14.89%) Postman

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 64 (12.88%) Confluence
2 22 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.61%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.61%) SAS
4 4 (0.80%) Apache
5 3 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.40%) Drupal
6 2 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.20%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.20%) JBoss
7 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.40%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) Mingle
3 1 (0.20%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.80%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.60%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 155 (31.19%) Azure
2 116 (23.34%) AWS
3 72 (14.49%) Serverless
4 65 (13.08%) GCP
5 32 (6.44%) SaaS
6 26 (5.23%) PaaS
7 13 (2.62%) Azure Service Bus
8 12 (2.41%) Azure Key Vault
9 11 (2.21%) Azure App Service
9 11 (2.21%) Bitrise
9 11 (2.21%) Power Platform
10 10 (2.01%) GitHub
11 9 (1.81%) IaaS
12 8 (1.61%) Lucidchart
12 8 (1.61%) Microsoft 365
12 8 (1.61%) Snowflake
13 7 (1.41%) Azure Service Fabric
13 7 (1.41%) Azure Storage
14 6 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.62%) HTTP
1 13 (2.62%) Internet
2 3 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (18.51%) SQL Server
2 70 (14.08%) NoSQL
3 62 (12.47%) Relational Database
4 61 (12.27%) MongoDB
5 57 (11.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 56 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (4.02%) Big Data
9 17 (3.42%) Blockchain
9 17 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (2.62%) Data Lake
11 10 (2.01%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (1.81%) MySQL
12 9 (1.81%) Power BI
13 7 (1.41%) Oracle Database
14 6 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (1.21%) MarkLogic
15 5 (1.01%) KDB
Development Applications
1 167 (33.60%) Selenium
2 108 (21.73%) JIRA
3 104 (20.93%) Jenkins
4 84 (16.90%) Cucumber
5 79 (15.90%) Git (software)
6 74 (14.89%) Postman
7 60 (12.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 52 (10.46%) Cypress.io
9 51 (10.26%) SonarQube
10 43 (8.65%) WebDriver
11 38 (7.65%) SpecFlow
12 30 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
13 27 (5.43%) JMeter
14 26 (5.23%) TeamCity
15 22 (4.43%) REST Assured
16 18 (3.62%) GitLab
17 17 (3.42%) JUnit
17 17 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
18 12 (2.41%) Bitbucket
18 12 (2.41%) SoapUI
General
1 159 (31.99%) Finance
2 112 (22.54%) Social Skills
3 45 (9.05%) Presentation Skills
4 43 (8.65%) Influencing Skills
5 39 (7.85%) Retail
6 26 (5.23%) Banking
7 23 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (4.23%) Games
9 18 (3.62%) Law
10 16 (3.22%) Advertising
11 13 (2.62%) Electronics
12 12 (2.41%) Legal
13 10 (2.01%) Front Office
14 9 (1.81%) Publishing
15 6 (1.21%) Private Banking
15 6 (1.21%) Public Sector
16 4 (0.80%) Marketing
17 3 (0.60%) Back Office
17 3 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
17 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (18.91%) Developer
2 80 (16.10%) QA Engineer
3 54 (10.87%) Technical Leader
4 52 (10.46%) Automation Engineer
5 51 (10.26%) QA Automation Engineer
6 46 (9.26%) Test Engineer
7 44 (8.85%) Tester
8 40 (8.05%) Analyst
9 29 (5.84%) Test Analyst
10 20 (4.02%) Automation Test Analyst
10 20 (4.02%) QA Tester
11 19 (3.82%) Senior Developer
11 19 (3.82%) Senior Tester
11 19 (3.82%) Software Developer
11 19 (3.82%) Test Automation Engineer
12 17 (3.42%) Developer in Test
12 17 (3.42%) Lead Developer
12 17 (3.42%) Software Engineer
13 15 (3.02%) Java Developer
14 14 (2.82%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (16.30%) REST
2 68 (13.68%) Node.js
3 67 (13.48%) .NET
4 45 (9.05%) Gherkin
5 44 (8.85%) OAuth
5 44 (8.85%) OAuth2
6 43 (8.65%) OpenID
7 39 (7.85%) React
8 37 (7.44%) CSS
8 37 (7.44%) Web Services
9 31 (6.24%) .NET Core
9 31 (6.24%) AngularJS
10 29 (5.84%) SOAP
11 28 (5.63%) .NET Framework
11 28 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 26 (5.23%) RESTful
13 25 (5.03%) Entity Framework
14 23 (4.63%) jQuery
15 22 (4.43%) HTML
15 22 (4.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.26%) Mobile App
2 29 (5.84%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (5.43%) User Experience
4 20 (4.02%) N-Tier
5 16 (3.22%) Derivative
6 13 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.62%) Internet of Things
7 10 (2.01%) OTC Derivatives
8 7 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.41%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.41%) CMDB
8 7 (1.41%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.21%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.21%) Video\Live Streaming
10 5 (1.01%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.01%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.01%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.80%) Online Games
11 4 (0.80%) Video on Demand
11 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (6.84%) Apple iOS
2 33 (6.64%) Android
3 28 (5.63%) Windows
4 23 (4.63%) Linux
5 16 (3.22%) Unix
6 4 (0.80%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (29.38%) DevOps
3 121 (24.35%) Microservices
4 89 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
5 85 (17.10%) API Testing
5 85 (17.10%) Test Strategy
6 84 (16.90%) Software Testing
7 83 (16.70%) SDET
7 83 (16.70%) Software Engineering
8 76 (15.29%) Manual Testing
9 70 (14.08%) UML
10 68 (13.68%) BDD
11 62 (12.47%) Mentoring
12 56 (11.27%) Code Coverage
13 54 (10.87%) Event-Driven
13 54 (10.87%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 53 (10.66%) Scrum
14 53 (10.66%) Technical Leadership
15 50 (10.06%) Process Management
15 50 (10.06%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 188 (37.83%) Java
2 168 (33.80%) C#
3 141 (28.37%) Python
4 132 (26.56%) JavaScript
5 120 (24.14%) SQL
6 49 (9.86%) C++
7 26 (5.23%) PowerShell
8 23 (4.63%) TypeScript
9 20 (4.02%) C
10 16 (3.22%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.82%) Kotlin
12 12 (2.41%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.21%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.01%) Ruby
15 4 (0.80%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.80%) Go
15 4 (0.80%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.80%) PHP
16 3 (0.60%) Scala
16 3 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (14.49%) Degree
2 51 (10.26%) Master's Degree
3 21 (4.23%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.81%) ISEB
6 7 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.80%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.80%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.80%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.20%) CSPO
10 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (54.12%) QA
2 43 (8.65%) GDPR
3 16 (3.22%) Accessibility
4 6 (1.21%) WCAG
5 3 (0.60%) PMO
6 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.40%) SLA
7 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 83 (16.70%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.20%) Firmware
2 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 82 (16.50%) Kubernetes
2 27 (5.43%) Terraform
3 16 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.81%) Ansible
5 7 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.21%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.80%) Puppet
8 2 (0.40%) Consul
8 2 (0.40%) Packer
9 1 (0.20%) Automic
9 1 (0.20%) Grafana
9 1 (0.20%) Mesos
9 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 71 (14.29%) Oracle
2 26 (5.23%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.42%) Xamarin
4 7 (1.41%) ServiceNow
5 6 (1.21%) Databricks
5 6 (1.21%) Dynatrace
5 6 (1.21%) Nintex
6 4 (0.80%) Greenplum
6 4 (0.80%) HP
6 4 (0.80%) Sparx
7 3 (0.60%) AppDynamics
7 3 (0.60%) Apple
7 3 (0.60%) Google
7 3 (0.60%) Solace
7 3 (0.60%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.40%) IBM
8 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.20%) Actuate
9 1 (0.20%) Informatica
9 1 (0.20%) Teradata