Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
London > Central London
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 38 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 497 812 859
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 6.63% 6.06% 5.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.06% 6.52% 6.26%
Number of salaries quoted 452 786 732
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £90,000
London median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 7,043 12,458 13,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 93.91% 92.91% 93.70%
Number of salaries quoted 6,151 11,044 12,133
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £92,500
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -

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 10 July 2020.

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 10 July 2020. 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 +7 396 £70,000 +7.69% 28
West End of London -2 11 £70,000 +40.00% 1
Southwark +7 10 £90,000 +28.57%
Camden -4 8 £55,000 +14.58% 1
Kensington and Chelsea +2 4 £55,000 -18.52%
City of Westminster +1 1 - -
Test Automation
London

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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.

1 303 (60.97%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (31.59%) Java
3 135 (27.16%) QA
4 132 (26.56%) JavaScript
5 126 (25.35%) DevOps
6 124 (24.95%) Finance
7 121 (24.35%) Selenium
8 119 (23.94%) AWS
9 110 (22.13%) Python
10 108 (21.73%) Azure
11 105 (21.13%) SQL
12 104 (20.93%) C#
13 100 (20.12%) TDD
14 91 (18.31%) Software Engineering
15 87 (17.51%) Microservices
16 85 (17.10%) Scrum
17 78 (15.69%) BDD
18 77 (15.49%) Git (software)
18 77 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
18 77 (15.49%) Linux
19 72 (14.49%) .NET
20 69 (13.88%) Fintech
21 66 (13.28%) React
22 64 (12.88%) Docker
23 62 (12.47%) Node.js
24 60 (12.07%) CSS
25 56 (11.27%) Cucumber
26 55 (11.07%) Kubernetes
27 54 (10.87%) SDLC
27 54 (10.87%) Microsoft

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 23 (4.63%) Confluence
2 15 (3.02%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.21%) Apache
5 6 (1.21%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.80%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.80%) CMS
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.40%) Mule
7 2 (0.40%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.40%) WordPress
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.20%) Drupal
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.40%) Eikon
2 2 (0.40%) Magento
2 2 (0.40%) SAP FS
2 2 (0.40%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.20%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 119 (23.94%) AWS
2 108 (21.73%) Azure
3 37 (7.44%) SaaS
4 32 (6.44%) GCP
5 21 (4.23%) Serverless
6 17 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (3.42%) Power Platform
7 16 (3.22%) GitHub
8 13 (2.62%) Office 365
9 9 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.81%) PaaS
10 8 (1.61%) Google Analytics
11 7 (1.41%) Heroku
12 6 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.01%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (1.01%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.80%) BlazeMeter
15 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.60%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.02%) HTTP
2 11 (2.21%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.01%) DNS
4 4 (0.80%) Internet
5 2 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.40%) Skype
6 1 (0.20%) Multicast
6 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.04%) MySQL
3 26 (5.23%) NoSQL
4 25 (5.03%) MongoDB
5 22 (4.43%) Big Data
6 21 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (3.42%) Power BI
8 17 (3.42%) Relational Database
9 16 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (2.82%) Redis
11 13 (2.62%) Data Lake
12 11 (2.21%) Blockchain
13 10 (2.01%) MariaDB
14 8 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (1.61%) Hadoop
15 7 (1.41%) SQL Server 2017
16 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database
17 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 121 (24.35%) Selenium
2 77 (15.49%) Git (software)
3 56 (11.27%) Cucumber
4 50 (10.06%) Jenkins
5 49 (9.86%) JIRA
6 37 (7.44%) WebDriver
7 33 (6.64%) Postman
8 25 (5.03%) JMeter
8 25 (5.03%) Maven
8 25 (5.03%) SpecFlow
9 22 (4.43%) JUnit
10 21 (4.23%) TeamCity
11 17 (3.42%) LoadRunner
12 14 (2.82%) Bitbucket
13 13 (2.62%) Protractor
13 13 (2.62%) SoapUI
13 13 (2.62%) webpack
14 12 (2.41%) PHPUnit
14 12 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 124 (24.95%) Finance
2 28 (5.63%) Banking
3 22 (4.43%) Retail
4 19 (3.82%) Games
5 15 (3.02%) Law
6 14 (2.82%) Front Office
7 13 (2.62%) Marketing
8 11 (2.21%) Back Office
9 10 (2.01%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.60%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.20%) Legal
12 1 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 205 (41.25%) Developer
2 43 (8.65%) Java Developer
3 42 (8.45%) Tester
4 40 (8.05%) Analyst
5 34 (6.84%) QA Engineer
6 29 (5.84%) Senior Developer
7 28 (5.63%) Developer in Test
8 26 (5.23%) .NET Developer
9 25 (5.03%) Software Developer
10 24 (4.83%) Test Engineer
11 21 (4.23%) Python Developer
12 19 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
13 18 (3.62%) C# Developer
13 18 (3.62%) QA Leader
13 18 (3.62%) Software Engineer
13 18 (3.62%) Test Analyst
13 18 (3.62%) Test Automation Engineer
14 17 (3.42%) QA Analyst
14 17 (3.42%) SQL Developer
15 16 (3.22%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (14.49%) .NET
2 66 (13.28%) React
3 62 (12.47%) Node.js
4 60 (12.07%) CSS
5 48 (9.66%) HTML
6 41 (8.25%) AngularJS
6 41 (8.25%) Web Services
7 40 (8.05%) REST
8 36 (7.24%) RESTful
9 32 (6.44%) Spring
10 26 (5.23%) Gherkin
11 23 (4.63%) .NET Core
11 23 (4.63%) .NET Framework
12 22 (4.43%) FIX Protocol
12 22 (4.43%) Kafka
13 20 (4.02%) HTML5
13 20 (4.02%) SOAP
14 17 (3.42%) Pandas
15 16 (3.22%) Laravel
15 16 (3.22%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.64%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.03%) Cloud Native
4 23 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (4.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (4.02%) User Experience
6 18 (3.62%) Data Structures
7 16 (3.22%) Algorithms
8 14 (2.82%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (2.21%) Fixed Income
10 11 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.61%) Derivative
12 6 (1.21%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.21%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.01%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.01%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
14 4 (0.80%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.80%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 77 (15.49%) Linux
2 45 (9.05%) Windows
3 15 (3.02%) Android
4 13 (2.62%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.21%) Unix
6 8 (1.61%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.41%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) VMS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (60.97%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (25.35%) DevOps
3 100 (20.12%) TDD
4 91 (18.31%) Software Engineering
5 87 (17.51%) Microservices
6 85 (17.10%) Scrum
7 78 (15.69%) BDD
8 77 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (13.88%) Fintech
10 54 (10.87%) SDLC
11 48 (9.66%) OO
11 48 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (9.05%) Manual Testing
13 43 (8.65%) Unit Testing
14 41 (8.25%) Test Strategy
15 39 (7.85%) API Testing
15 39 (7.85%) Continuous Delivery
15 39 (7.85%) SDET
16 36 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (7.24%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 157 (31.59%) Java
2 132 (26.56%) JavaScript
3 110 (22.13%) Python
4 105 (21.13%) SQL
5 104 (20.93%) C#
6 30 (6.04%) TypeScript
7 29 (5.84%) PHP
8 27 (5.43%) ES6
9 22 (4.43%) C++
10 21 (4.23%) T-SQL
11 20 (4.02%) Java 8
12 18 (3.62%) PowerShell
13 17 (3.42%) C
14 12 (2.41%) Bash Shell
14 12 (2.41%) Go
14 12 (2.41%) Ruby
15 6 (1.21%) ES7
16 5 (1.01%) Apple Swift
16 5 (1.01%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (6.44%) Degree
2 18 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 18 (3.62%) ISTQB
3 15 (3.02%) ISEB
4 9 (1.81%) CEH
4 9 (1.81%) GWAPT
4 9 (1.81%) OSCP
5 4 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.80%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (27.16%) QA
2 3 (0.60%) NIST
2 3 (0.60%) PMO
3 1 (0.20%) EMIR
3 1 (0.20%) GDPR
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (12.88%) Docker
2 3 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.60%) Snort
3 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.20%) Firmware
4 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 55 (11.07%) Kubernetes
2 32 (6.44%) Terraform
3 23 (4.63%) Ansible
4 17 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (2.41%) Puppet
6 8 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.80%) Consul
7 4 (0.80%) Control-M
8 2 (0.40%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.40%) Istio
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.40%) SCCM
9 1 (0.20%) Kibana
9 1 (0.20%) MIIS
9 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.24%) Oracle
3 21 (4.23%) Google
4 15 (3.02%) Atlassian
5 13 (2.62%) HP
6 8 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.61%) TIBCO
7 6 (1.21%) Apple
7 6 (1.21%) SAP
7 6 (1.21%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.80%) Netlify
8 4 (0.80%) Tableau
8 4 (0.80%) YouTube
9 3 (0.60%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.60%) Incapsula
9 3 (0.60%) Micro Focus
9 3 (0.60%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.60%) Temenos
10 2 (0.40%) Adobe
10 2 (0.40%) Citrix