Period
to 12 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 39 40
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 327 602 632
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 6.64% 5.94% 5.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.08% 6.35% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 287 585 584
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £44,000 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 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 4,621 9,485 10,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.90% 93.51% 93.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4,021 8,396 9,035
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £97,500 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the City of London

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in the City of London

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the City of London

Test Automation
Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 12 August 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
London Bridge -4 5 £90,000 +28.57%
Moorgate - 5 £70,000 -
Test Automation
Central London

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 208 (63.61%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (31.50%) DevOps
3 101 (30.89%) JavaScript
4 94 (28.75%) Finance
4 94 (28.75%) QA
5 93 (28.44%) Selenium
6 92 (28.13%) Java
7 86 (26.30%) AWS
8 82 (25.08%) Azure
8 82 (25.08%) Python
9 77 (23.55%) TDD
10 71 (21.71%) SQL
11 64 (19.57%) Microservices
12 63 (19.27%) C#
13 60 (18.35%) BDD
14 54 (16.51%) Cucumber
15 53 (16.21%) Linux
16 49 (14.98%) Docker
16 49 (14.98%) Fintech
17 48 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (13.15%) Git (software)
19 42 (12.84%) .NET
19 42 (12.84%) Scrum
19 42 (12.84%) SDLC
20 41 (12.54%) Node.js
21 40 (12.23%) Microsoft
21 40 (12.23%) API Testing
21 40 (12.23%) React
22 39 (11.93%) SQL Server
22 39 (11.93%) Software Engineering

Test 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 9 (2.75%) Confluence
1 9 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.22%) Apache
2 4 (1.22%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.92%) CMS
4 2 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.61%) Mule
4 2 (0.61%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.61%) SAP FS
3 1 (0.31%) Eikon
3 1 (0.31%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 86 (26.30%) AWS
2 82 (25.08%) Azure
3 20 (6.12%) SaaS
4 19 (5.81%) GCP
5 14 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (4.28%) Power Platform
6 10 (3.06%) Office 365
6 10 (3.06%) Serverless
7 9 (2.75%) GitHub
8 8 (2.45%) Heroku
9 6 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.83%) PaaS
10 5 (1.53%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (1.53%) Google Analytics
11 4 (1.22%) BlazeMeter
11 4 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.61%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.61%) IaaS
12 2 (0.61%) npm
12 2 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.06%) HTTP
2 7 (2.14%) DNS
2 7 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.31%) DSL
3 1 (0.31%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) Multicast
3 1 (0.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.56%) MySQL
3 20 (6.12%) MongoDB
4 19 (5.81%) Big Data
5 18 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (5.20%) NoSQL
7 16 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (4.59%) Redis
9 14 (4.28%) Power BI
9 14 (4.28%) Relational Database
10 11 (3.36%) Data Lake
11 10 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.83%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (1.22%) Blockchain
13 4 (1.22%) MariaDB
13 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 93 (28.44%) Selenium
2 54 (16.51%) Cucumber
3 43 (13.15%) Git (software)
4 38 (11.62%) Jenkins
5 31 (9.48%) JIRA
6 29 (8.87%) WebDriver
7 24 (7.34%) Postman
8 16 (4.89%) JMeter
9 14 (4.28%) TeamCity
10 13 (3.98%) SpecFlow
11 12 (3.67%) Protractor
11 12 (3.67%) SoapUI
11 12 (3.67%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (3.06%) Bitbucket
12 10 (3.06%) LoadRunner
12 10 (3.06%) Maven
13 9 (2.75%) Cypress.io
13 9 (2.75%) Eclipse
13 9 (2.75%) JUnit
13 9 (2.75%) REST Assured
General
1 94 (28.75%) Finance
2 20 (6.12%) Banking
3 13 (3.98%) Law
4 10 (3.06%) Back Office
5 9 (2.75%) Front Office
6 8 (2.45%) Marketing
6 8 (2.45%) Retail
7 6 (1.83%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.31%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 113 (34.56%) Developer
2 33 (10.09%) Tester
3 26 (7.95%) Analyst
4 23 (7.03%) QA Engineer
5 20 (6.12%) Senior Developer
6 18 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 18 (5.50%) Python Developer
7 17 (5.20%) Developer in Test
7 17 (5.20%) Test Analyst
7 17 (5.20%) Test Automation Engineer
7 17 (5.20%) Test Engineer
8 16 (4.89%) Software Developer
9 15 (4.59%) .NET Developer
9 15 (4.59%) QA Leader
10 14 (4.28%) Automation Tester
11 13 (3.98%) Test Manager
12 11 (3.36%) QA Automation Engineer
12 11 (3.36%) Software Engineer
13 10 (3.06%) AWS Engineer
13 10 (3.06%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.84%) .NET
2 41 (12.54%) Node.js
3 40 (12.23%) React
4 34 (10.40%) CSS
5 29 (8.87%) Web Services
6 25 (7.65%) HTML
6 25 (7.65%) REST
7 24 (7.34%) Gherkin
8 19 (5.81%) .NET Core
8 19 (5.81%) AngularJS
9 17 (5.20%) Kafka
9 17 (5.20%) Spring
10 14 (4.28%) Middleware
10 14 (4.28%) Redux
11 13 (3.98%) HTML5
12 12 (3.67%) Pandas
12 12 (3.67%) RESTful
13 11 (3.36%) LESS
13 11 (3.36%) NumPy
13 11 (3.36%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.34%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (5.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.59%) Cloud Native
4 12 (3.67%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.14%) User Experience
6 6 (1.83%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.83%) Derivative
6 6 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.53%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.22%) Equities
8 4 (1.22%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.22%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (1.22%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.22%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.22%) W3C
9 3 (0.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.21%) Linux
2 37 (11.31%) Windows
3 8 (2.45%) Mac OS
3 8 (2.45%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.53%) Android
4 5 (1.53%) Unix
5 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (63.61%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (31.50%) DevOps
3 77 (23.55%) TDD
4 64 (19.57%) Microservices
5 60 (18.35%) BDD
6 49 (14.98%) Fintech
7 48 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (12.84%) Scrum
8 42 (12.84%) SDLC
9 40 (12.23%) API Testing
10 39 (11.93%) Software Engineering
10 39 (11.93%) Test Strategy
11 32 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (8.87%) SDET
13 27 (8.26%) Regression Testing
14 26 (7.95%) Continuous Delivery
14 26 (7.95%) OO
14 26 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (7.65%) Manual Testing
16 23 (7.03%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 101 (30.89%) JavaScript
2 92 (28.13%) Java
3 82 (25.08%) Python
4 71 (21.71%) SQL
5 63 (19.27%) C#
6 18 (5.50%) TypeScript
7 16 (4.89%) PowerShell
8 15 (4.59%) ES6
9 12 (3.67%) C
9 12 (3.67%) C++
9 12 (3.67%) T-SQL
10 11 (3.36%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.36%) PHP
11 9 (2.75%) Go
12 8 (2.45%) Java 8
13 6 (1.83%) Ruby
14 4 (1.22%) ES7
14 4 (1.22%) VBScript
15 3 (0.92%) VB
15 3 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (6.73%) ISTQB
2 21 (6.42%) ISEB
3 12 (3.67%) Degree
4 6 (1.83%) CEH
4 6 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.83%) GWAPT
4 6 (1.83%) OSCP
5 5 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.53%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (28.75%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) NIST
2 3 (0.92%) PMO
3 1 (0.31%) EMIR
3 1 (0.31%) GDPR
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (14.98%) Docker
2 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) Snort
Systems Management
1 35 (10.70%) Kubernetes
2 25 (7.65%) Terraform
3 16 (4.89%) Ansible
4 11 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (3.06%) Puppet
6 8 (2.45%) Control-M
7 6 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.22%) Consul
9 2 (0.61%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.61%) Nagios
10 1 (0.31%) Istio
10 1 (0.31%) Kibana
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.31%) MIIS
10 1 (0.31%) SCCM
10 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.89%) Oracle
3 11 (3.36%) Google
4 9 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.45%) TIBCO
6 6 (1.83%) Apple
6 6 (1.83%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.83%) HP
7 3 (0.92%) Micro Focus
7 3 (0.92%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.92%) SAP
7 3 (0.92%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.92%) Temenos
8 2 (0.61%) Adobe
8 2 (0.61%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.61%) Guidewire
8 2 (0.61%) IBM
8 2 (0.61%) Pega
8 2 (0.61%) VMware
8 2 (0.61%) Xamarin