Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 41 38
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 514 578 581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.59% 5.64% 5.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.96% 6.09% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 449 516 497
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,625 £93,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +4.35% +4.55%

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 8,617 9,486 9,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.65% 92.60% 93.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7,437 8,448 8,686
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 January 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 21 January 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 - 16 £80,000 -
Moorgate 0 4 £65,000 +52.94% 1
Test Automation
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 263 (51.17%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (35.02%) C#
3 177 (34.44%) Java
4 140 (27.24%) JavaScript
5 137 (26.65%) Selenium
6 136 (26.46%) QA
7 128 (24.90%) Python
8 127 (24.71%) SQL
9 125 (24.32%) Finance
10 117 (22.76%) DevOps
11 116 (22.57%) TDD
12 114 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
13 113 (21.98%) .NET
14 102 (19.84%) AWS
15 101 (19.65%) Azure
16 96 (18.68%) Scrum
17 86 (16.73%) BDD
18 84 (16.34%) Microservices
19 80 (15.56%) OO
20 76 (14.79%) CSS
21 73 (14.20%) Software Engineering
22 70 (13.62%) Cucumber
22 70 (13.62%) React
23 67 (13.04%) Git (software)
24 66 (12.84%) SQL Server
24 66 (12.84%) Linux
25 65 (12.65%) Fintech
26 61 (11.87%) Web Services
27 60 (11.67%) Docker
28 57 (11.09%) Microsoft

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 15 (2.92%) Apache
2 13 (2.53%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.36%) CMS
4 6 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (1.17%) Confluence
4 6 (1.17%) EPiServer
5 4 (0.78%) SAS
6 3 (0.58%) IIS
6 3 (0.58%) Luigi
6 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.58%) WordPress
7 2 (0.39%) Drupal
7 2 (0.39%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.19%) CICS
8 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.39%) Sketch
4 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.19%) Figma
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) FastStats
2 2 (0.39%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.19%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.19%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 102 (19.84%) AWS
2 101 (19.65%) Azure
3 32 (6.23%) Serverless
4 29 (5.64%) GCP
4 29 (5.64%) PaaS
5 20 (3.89%) BrowserStack
6 15 (2.92%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (2.72%) SaaS
8 13 (2.53%) GitHub
9 11 (2.14%) IaaS
10 8 (1.56%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.56%) npm
11 6 (1.17%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.17%) Heroku
12 5 (0.97%) AWS CodePipeline
13 4 (0.78%) Amazon SageMaker
13 4 (0.78%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.92%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.14%) HTTP
3 9 (1.75%) FIX Connectivity
4 8 (1.56%) Internet
5 4 (0.78%) DNS
6 2 (0.39%) DAB
6 2 (0.39%) Firewall
7 1 (0.19%) Broadband
7 1 (0.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.86%) NoSQL
3 24 (4.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 21 (4.09%) Big Data
5 20 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (3.70%) MySQL
7 18 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (2.14%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (1.75%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.36%) Redis
12 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.78%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.78%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 137 (26.65%) Selenium
2 70 (13.62%) Cucumber
3 67 (13.04%) Git (software)
4 54 (10.51%) Jenkins
5 48 (9.34%) JIRA
6 37 (7.20%) Postman
7 34 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (6.42%) WebDriver
9 31 (6.03%) SpecFlow
10 30 (5.84%) JUnit
10 30 (5.84%) TeamCity
11 21 (4.09%) Appium
12 19 (3.70%) Maven
13 16 (3.11%) Cypress.io
13 16 (3.11%) JMeter
14 14 (2.72%) NUnit
15 13 (2.53%) TestNG
16 12 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
17 11 (2.14%) Bitbucket
17 11 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 125 (24.32%) Finance
2 54 (10.51%) Banking
3 23 (4.47%) Games
4 14 (2.72%) Law
4 14 (2.72%) Legal
5 12 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.33%) Retail
6 11 (2.14%) Front Office
6 11 (2.14%) Public Sector
7 10 (1.95%) Marketing
8 9 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.97%) Advertising
10 4 (0.78%) Electronics
10 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.78%) Publishing
11 3 (0.58%) Back Office
12 2 (0.39%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 170 (33.07%) Developer
2 51 (9.92%) Tester
3 43 (8.37%) QA Engineer
4 39 (7.59%) Senior Developer
5 38 (7.39%) Java Developer
6 35 (6.81%) Analyst
7 32 (6.23%) C# Developer
7 32 (6.23%) Test Engineer
8 31 (6.03%) Python Developer
8 31 (6.03%) Test Leader
9 30 (5.84%) Architect
9 30 (5.84%) Automation Tester
10 28 (5.45%) Software Developer
11 26 (5.06%) Developer in Test
12 25 (4.86%) .NET Developer
12 25 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
13 24 (4.67%) Software Engineer
14 22 (4.28%) .NET Architect
14 22 (4.28%) C# Architect
14 22 (4.28%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (21.98%) .NET
2 76 (14.79%) CSS
3 70 (13.62%) React
4 61 (11.87%) Web Services
5 53 (10.31%) .NET Core
5 53 (10.31%) REST
6 52 (10.12%) HTML
7 49 (9.53%) .NET Framework
8 41 (7.98%) Node.js
9 39 (7.59%) AngularJS
10 37 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 35 (6.81%) jQuery
12 31 (6.03%) Entity Framework
12 31 (6.03%) RESTful
13 29 (5.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 28 (5.45%) Gherkin
15 21 (4.09%) FIX Protocol
15 21 (4.09%) XML
16 19 (3.70%) ASP.NET
16 19 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.42%) Mobile App
3 31 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (5.06%) N-Tier
5 19 (3.70%) User Experience
6 18 (3.50%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.92%) Hedge funds
8 12 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.14%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.95%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.95%) Equities
11 8 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.17%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.17%) Derivative
12 6 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.97%) Reinsurance
14 3 (0.58%) iPad
14 3 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 66 (12.84%) Linux
2 27 (5.25%) Windows
3 24 (4.67%) Apple iOS
4 23 (4.47%) Android
5 10 (1.95%) Unix
6 6 (1.17%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (51.17%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (22.76%) DevOps
3 116 (22.57%) TDD
4 114 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
5 96 (18.68%) Scrum
6 86 (16.73%) BDD
7 84 (16.34%) Microservices
8 80 (15.56%) OO
9 73 (14.20%) Software Engineering
10 65 (12.65%) Fintech
11 56 (10.89%) Manual Testing
12 53 (10.31%) Deployment Automation
13 46 (8.95%) MVC
14 45 (8.75%) Mentoring
14 45 (8.75%) SDLC
14 45 (8.75%) Unit Testing
15 43 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
16 39 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
17 37 (7.20%) Computer Science
17 37 (7.20%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 180 (35.02%) C#
2 177 (34.44%) Java
3 140 (27.24%) JavaScript
4 128 (24.90%) Python
5 127 (24.71%) SQL
6 50 (9.73%) C++
7 32 (6.23%) TypeScript
8 31 (6.03%) PowerShell
9 25 (4.86%) Ruby
10 23 (4.47%) Bash Shell
11 20 (3.89%) Go
12 18 (3.50%) PHP
12 18 (3.50%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.14%) Java 8
13 11 (2.14%) Kotlin
13 11 (2.14%) Scala
14 7 (1.36%) C
15 6 (1.17%) Groovy
15 6 (1.17%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (5.84%) Degree
2 28 (5.45%) ISTQB
3 20 (3.89%) ISEB
4 17 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.78%) CEH
5 4 (0.78%) GWAPT
5 4 (0.78%) OSCP
6 3 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.39%) CISSP
7 2 (0.39%) IIBA
7 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.39%) MCSE
7 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.39%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (26.46%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.19%) GDPR
3 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 60 (11.67%) Docker
2 9 (1.75%) Firmware
3 3 (0.58%) HDFS
4 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.19%) ACF2
5 1 (0.19%) RACF
5 1 (0.19%) Varnish
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (7.59%) Kubernetes
1 39 (7.59%) Terraform
2 18 (3.50%) Ansible
3 16 (3.11%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (2.53%) HP ALM
5 10 (1.95%) Puppet
6 7 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.19%) Oozie
7 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 57 (11.09%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.28%) Google
3 16 (3.11%) HP
4 15 (2.92%) Atlassian
4 15 (2.92%) IBM
5 12 (2.33%) Nintex
6 11 (2.14%) Oracle
7 10 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.75%) UiPath
9 7 (1.36%) Tableau
9 7 (1.36%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.17%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.97%) Informatica
11 5 (0.97%) SAP
12 3 (0.58%) Charles River
12 3 (0.58%) VMware
13 2 (0.39%) Facebook
13 2 (0.39%) MuleSoft
13 2 (0.39%) Pega
13 2 (0.39%) Red Hat