Period
to 26 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for QA Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA Automation over the 6 months to 26 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA) Automation
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 216 222 292
Rank change year-on-year +6 +70 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA Automation 46 7 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.73% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 42 6 9
10th Percentile £52,750 £51,250 £41,075
25th Percentile £62,500 £53,438 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £58,750 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.89% +2.17% -4.17%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile - £81,250 £77,250
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £58,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.89% +6.82% -8.33%

QA 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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,876 4,124 8,505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.72% 95.24% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5,187 3,633 7,416
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £38,375
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £98,125
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £66,125
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.86% +1.73%

QA Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing QA Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for QA Automation in the City of London

QA Automation
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA Automation in the City of London.

Salary trend for QA Automation in the City of London

QA Automation
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA Automation in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

Salary histogram for QA Automation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 January 2022, IT jobs citing QA 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 City of London region with a requirement for QA Automation.

1 46 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (60.87%) API Testing
3 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (58.70%) Selenium
3 27 (58.70%) Test Automation
4 26 (56.52%) Postman
5 23 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 23 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 23 (50.00%) Java
6 21 (45.65%) JIRA
7 20 (43.48%) REST
8 19 (41.30%) Games
9 17 (36.96%) SQL
9 17 (36.96%) Front End Development
10 16 (34.78%) C#
10 16 (34.78%) Finance
10 16 (34.78%) Jenkins
10 16 (34.78%) Groovy
11 14 (30.43%) Manual Testing
11 14 (30.43%) Python
12 13 (28.26%) Test Management
12 13 (28.26%) Confluence
13 11 (23.91%) Social Skills
14 10 (21.74%) Self-Motivation
14 10 (21.74%) Data Lake
14 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
14 10 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (19.57%) CI/CD

QA Automation
Co-occurring 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 13 (28.26%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) AWS
1 5 (10.87%) Azure
1 5 (10.87%) SaaS
2 3 (6.52%) Serverless
3 1 (2.17%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) Data Lake
1 10 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (58.70%) Selenium
2 26 (56.52%) Postman
3 23 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 21 (45.65%) JIRA
5 16 (34.78%) Jenkins
6 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
6 10 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (15.22%) REST Assured
8 6 (13.04%) Cypress.io
9 4 (8.70%) JMeter
9 4 (8.70%) SpecFlow
10 3 (6.52%) GitLab
10 3 (6.52%) TestCafe
General
1 19 (41.30%) Games
2 16 (34.78%) Finance
3 11 (23.91%) Social Skills
4 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (82.61%) QA Engineer
2 22 (47.83%) Automation Engineer
2 22 (47.83%) QA Automation Engineer
3 17 (36.96%) Senior QA Engineer
4 16 (34.78%) Games Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.70%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (8.70%) QA Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) REST
2 4 (8.70%) Dapper ORM
2 4 (8.70%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (6.52%) Online Games
4 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) API Testing
2 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) Test Automation
3 23 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 17 (36.96%) Front End Development
5 14 (30.43%) Manual Testing
6 13 (28.26%) Test Management
7 10 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (19.57%) CI/CD
9 7 (15.22%) SDLC
9 7 (15.22%) Security Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Scrum
11 4 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (8.70%) Kanban
11 4 (8.70%) Load Testing
11 4 (8.70%) SDET
11 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
11 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
11 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) Java
2 17 (36.96%) SQL
3 16 (34.78%) C#
3 16 (34.78%) Groovy
4 14 (30.43%) Python
5 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.52%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.17%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (100.00%) QA