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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 20 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 33 27 40
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 523 468 446
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 7.08% 9.36% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.46% 9.81% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 427 438 373
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £43,750
25th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £89,375 £88,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £101,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% +3.85%

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 7,011 4,772 6,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 94.88% 95.44% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5,620 4,270 5,922
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £41,250
25th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.41% +3.85%
75th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £106,250 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Moorgate - 2 £42,500 -
London Bridge - 2 £87,500 -
Test Automation
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 247 (47.23%) Agile
2 215 (41.11%) Java
3 212 (40.54%) QA
4 209 (39.96%) C#
5 194 (37.09%) Selenium
6 163 (31.17%) Finance
6 163 (31.17%) DevOps
7 156 (29.83%) JavaScript
8 146 (27.92%) SQL
9 130 (24.86%) Python
9 130 (24.86%) Azure
10 128 (24.47%) API Testing
11 116 (22.18%) REST
11 116 (22.18%) Jenkins
12 114 (21.80%) Test Strategy
12 114 (21.80%) Postman
13 111 (21.22%) CI/CD
14 104 (19.89%) Social Skills
15 98 (18.74%) AWS
16 97 (18.55%) Cucumber
17 94 (17.97%) Software Engineering
18 89 (17.02%) .NET
19 87 (16.63%) Scrum
20 86 (16.44%) BDD
20 86 (16.44%) JIRA
21 79 (15.11%) TDD
22 77 (14.72%) Software Testing
23 71 (13.58%) SpecFlow
24 69 (13.19%) Mentoring
25 68 (13.00%) Microservices

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 48 (9.18%) Confluence
2 21 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.06%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.87%) IIS
5 11 (2.10%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.15%) SAS
7 4 (0.76%) Apache
8 3 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.38%) Luigi
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.19%) Appian
10 1 (0.19%) CMS
10 1 (0.19%) Drupal
10 1 (0.19%) JBoss
10 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.19%) Moodle
Applications
1 15 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.96%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.76%) Maple
3 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 2 (0.38%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 130 (24.86%) Azure
2 98 (18.74%) AWS
3 37 (7.07%) GCP
4 30 (5.74%) Serverless
5 23 (4.40%) Power Platform
6 17 (3.25%) GitHub
7 15 (2.87%) SaaS
8 11 (2.10%) BlazeMeter
9 9 (1.72%) Microsoft 365
9 9 (1.72%) Snowflake
10 7 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (1.34%) IaaS
10 7 (1.34%) PaaS
11 6 (1.15%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.15%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 6 (1.15%) Azure Pipelines
11 6 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.96%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.53%) Broadband
2 7 (1.34%) HTTP
3 5 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.76%) Network Security
5 3 (0.57%) DNS
6 2 (0.38%) DHCP
6 2 (0.38%) NGFW
6 2 (0.38%) NGN
6 2 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 61 (11.66%) Relational Database
3 33 (6.31%) MongoDB
4 31 (5.93%) NoSQL
5 30 (5.74%) MySQL
6 29 (5.54%) RDBMS
6 29 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (4.21%) Power BI
9 22 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (3.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 20 (3.82%) Big Data
11 19 (3.63%) Hadoop
11 19 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (2.49%) Data Lake
13 9 (1.72%) Tableau
14 8 (1.53%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 194 (37.09%) Selenium
2 116 (22.18%) Jenkins
3 114 (21.80%) Postman
4 97 (18.55%) Cucumber
5 86 (16.44%) JIRA
6 71 (13.58%) SpecFlow
7 65 (12.43%) Git (software)
8 56 (10.71%) TeamCity
9 40 (7.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 29 (5.54%) WebDriver
11 26 (4.97%) JMeter
12 23 (4.40%) JUnit
12 23 (4.40%) SonarQube
13 21 (4.02%) Appium
14 19 (3.63%) SoapUI
15 16 (3.06%) REST Assured
16 15 (2.87%) GitLab
17 14 (2.68%) Cypress.io
18 13 (2.49%) webpack
19 11 (2.10%) Mercurial
General
1 163 (31.17%) Finance
2 104 (19.89%) Social Skills
3 53 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (7.27%) Advertising
5 35 (6.69%) Tech for Good
6 28 (5.35%) Banking
7 27 (5.16%) Retail
8 22 (4.21%) Influencing Skills
9 19 (3.63%) Law
10 18 (3.44%) Presentation Skills
11 15 (2.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 11 (2.10%) Public Sector
13 9 (1.72%) Legal
14 6 (1.15%) Financial Institution
14 6 (1.15%) Front Office
15 5 (0.96%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.76%) Marketing
16 4 (0.76%) Police
17 2 (0.38%) Games
17 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 164 (31.36%) Developer
2 107 (20.46%) Test Engineer
3 48 (9.18%) QA Engineer
4 47 (8.99%) Analyst
5 34 (6.50%) Tester
6 32 (6.12%) C# Developer
7 31 (5.93%) Software Engineer
8 29 (5.54%) Software Developer
9 25 (4.78%) Senior Developer
10 23 (4.40%) Analytics Developer
11 21 (4.02%) Test Analyst
12 20 (3.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 19 (3.63%) QA Tester
13 19 (3.63%) Technical Leader
14 17 (3.25%) Automation Engineer
14 17 (3.25%) Automation Test Analyst
14 17 (3.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 17 (3.25%) QA Automation Engineer
14 17 (3.25%) Software Test Engineer
14 17 (3.25%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (22.18%) REST
2 89 (17.02%) .NET
3 57 (10.90%) Gherkin
4 53 (10.13%) Node.js
5 50 (9.56%) React
6 38 (7.27%) HTML
7 32 (6.12%) SOAP
8 31 (5.93%) AngularJS
9 29 (5.54%) .NET Core
10 27 (5.16%) Spring
11 25 (4.78%) RESTful
11 25 (4.78%) Web Services
12 24 (4.59%) XML
13 22 (4.21%) CSS
14 17 (3.25%) FIX Protocol
15 16 (3.06%) HTML5
15 16 (3.06%) OAuth
15 16 (3.06%) OAuth2
15 16 (3.06%) OpenID
16 13 (2.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (4.78%) Algorithms
3 24 (4.59%) User Experience
4 23 (4.40%) Derivative
5 21 (4.02%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.06%) Blockchain
7 14 (2.68%) Cyberattack
7 14 (2.68%) Cybercrime
7 14 (2.68%) SWIFT
8 13 (2.49%) PropTech
8 13 (2.49%) Video\Live Streaming
9 11 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (2.10%) Video on Demand
10 10 (1.91%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.91%) Equities
11 9 (1.72%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.34%) Analytical Mindset
13 7 (1.34%) Grid Computing
14 6 (1.15%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (8.22%) Linux
2 33 (6.31%) Windows
3 20 (3.82%) Unix
4 16 (3.06%) Android
5 13 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (47.23%) Agile
2 163 (31.17%) DevOps
3 128 (24.47%) API Testing
4 114 (21.80%) Test Strategy
5 111 (21.22%) CI/CD
6 94 (17.97%) Software Engineering
7 87 (16.63%) Scrum
8 86 (16.44%) BDD
9 79 (15.11%) TDD
10 77 (14.72%) Software Testing
11 69 (13.19%) Mentoring
12 68 (13.00%) Microservices
13 65 (12.43%) Analytics
14 64 (12.24%) SDET
15 59 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
16 58 (11.09%) Unit Testing
17 53 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
18 52 (9.94%) Fintech
19 49 (9.37%) Machine Learning
20 46 (8.80%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 215 (41.11%) Java
2 209 (39.96%) C#
3 156 (29.83%) JavaScript
4 146 (27.92%) SQL
5 130 (24.86%) Python
6 52 (9.94%) C++
7 26 (4.97%) Perl
8 25 (4.78%) Bash
8 25 (4.78%) Ruby
9 23 (4.40%) TypeScript
10 19 (3.63%) T-SQL
11 17 (3.25%) R
12 15 (2.87%) MATLAB
12 15 (2.87%) PHP
13 14 (2.68%) PowerShell
14 13 (2.49%) C
15 11 (2.10%) Groovy
16 10 (1.91%) Scala
17 9 (1.72%) ES6
17 9 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (6.50%) Degree
2 21 (4.02%) Master's Degree
3 12 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.76%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.38%) ISEB
7 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.19%) CCSP
8 1 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.19%) CISSP
8 1 (0.19%) GIAC
8 1 (0.19%) HND
8 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.19%) PhD
8 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (40.54%) QA
2 18 (3.44%) Accessibility
3 17 (3.25%) GDPR
4 4 (0.76%) EMIR
4 4 (0.76%) MiFID
5 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) NIST
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (11.28%) Docker
2 11 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 56 (10.71%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.25%) Terraform
3 11 (2.10%) Ansible
4 8 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.76%) Grafana
6 2 (0.38%) Automic
6 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.38%) Nagios
6 2 (0.38%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.38%) SCOM
7 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.19%) Kibana
7 1 (0.19%) Kubeflow
7 1 (0.19%) logstash
7 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (9.56%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.03%) Oracle
3 13 (2.49%) DocuSign
4 11 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.72%) Google
5 9 (1.72%) HP
6 7 (1.34%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.15%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.15%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.96%) Informatica
8 5 (0.96%) Talend
9 4 (0.76%) Databricks
9 4 (0.76%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (0.76%) Perforce
9 4 (0.76%) Zend
10 3 (0.57%) Splunk
10 3 (0.57%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.38%) Fortinet
11 2 (0.38%) Proofpoint
11 2 (0.38%) T-Plan