The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
London / City of London
Rank 187 226 257
Rank change year-on-year +39 +31  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 32 44 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.62% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.69% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 29 34 59
Median salary £55,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.31% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,283 £40,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £66,000 £66,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.25%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4578 6408 9139
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 90.53% 90.32% 87.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4181 5706 7702
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in the City of London

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in the City of London

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in the City of London

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 48 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (69.23%) Selenium
3 27 (51.92%) QA
4 26 (50.00%) Java
5 19 (36.54%) WebDriver
5 19 (36.54%) BDD
6 18 (34.62%) Cucumber
7 17 (32.69%) Finance
8 16 (30.77%) Automated Testing
9 15 (28.85%) Test Automation
10 13 (25.00%) Web Testing
10 13 (25.00%) ISEB
11 12 (23.08%) TDD
11 12 (23.08%) Mobile App
12 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
13 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
14 9 (17.31%) C#
15 8 (15.38%) HTTP
15 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
15 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
16 7 (13.46%) REST
16 7 (13.46%) SOAP
16 7 (13.46%) SQL
17 6 (11.54%) Process Improvement
17 6 (11.54%) SSL
17 6 (11.54%) Regression Testing
17 6 (11.54%) Open Source
17 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing
17 6 (11.54%) Ajax
18 5 (9.62%) JIRA

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (5.77%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) HTTP
2 6 (11.54%) SSL
3 2 (3.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Big Data
1 1 (1.92%) DB2
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (69.23%) Selenium
2 19 (36.54%) WebDriver
3 18 (34.62%) Cucumber
4 5 (9.62%) Appium
4 5 (9.62%) Gatling
4 5 (9.62%) JIRA
4 5 (9.62%) SoapUI
5 4 (7.69%) The Grinder
5 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.77%) HP UFT
6 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.77%) TestComplete
6 3 (5.77%) WATIR
7 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.85%) JUnit
7 2 (3.85%) Maven
7 2 (3.85%) TestNG
7 2 (3.85%) Xcode
8 1 (1.92%) Calabash
8 1 (1.92%) Selenium IDE
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Automation Tester
1 15 (28.85%) Tester
2 10 (19.23%) QA Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) QA Leader
4 7 (13.46%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 7 (13.46%) Selenium Tester
4 7 (13.46%) Test Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Test Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Test Leader
5 6 (11.54%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Developer
6 5 (9.62%) QA Automation Tester
6 5 (9.62%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.69%) Developer in Test
7 4 (7.69%) QA Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Test Automation Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) REST
1 7 (13.46%) SOAP
2 6 (11.54%) Ajax
3 5 (9.62%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.69%) Guice
5 3 (5.77%) HTML
5 3 (5.77%) XML
6 2 (3.85%) CSS
6 2 (3.85%) HTML5
6 2 (3.85%) RESTful
7 1 (1.92%) J2EE
7 1 (1.92%) JSON
7 1 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.62%) User Experience
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Contract for Difference
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.92%) Fintech
5 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Android
1 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 4 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) BDD
3 16 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 15 (28.85%) Test Automation
5 13 (25.00%) Web Testing
6 12 (23.08%) TDD
7 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
8 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 6 (11.54%) Open Source
9 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing
9 6 (11.54%) Process Improvement
9 6 (11.54%) Regression Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Agile Testing
10 4 (7.69%) OO
10 4 (7.69%) QA Automation
10 4 (7.69%) Security Testing
10 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.77%) API Testing
11 3 (5.77%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (17.31%) C#
3 7 (13.46%) SQL
4 5 (9.62%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) Ruby
5 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) ISEB
2 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (51.92%) QA
2 4 (7.69%) WCAG
3 1 (1.92%) MiFID
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) TOWER Software
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.92%) HP
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) Sybase
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