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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 42 46
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 333 370 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.48% 5.81% 4.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.27% 6.41% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 272 347 451
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,375 £36,250 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £81,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 4579 5771 9076
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 89.10% 90.58% 89.21%
Number of salaries quoted 17094 23089 29776
Median salary £62,500 £60,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.30% +5.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 427 (65.09%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (42.38%) QA
3 239 (36.43%) SQL
4 235 (35.82%) Selenium
5 218 (33.23%) Java
6 200 (30.49%) TDD
7 186 (28.35%) Continuous Integration
8 179 (27.29%) JavaScript
9 174 (26.52%) Finance
10 170 (25.91%) C#
11 135 (20.58%) Scrum
12 132 (20.12%) BDD
13 131 (19.97%) SQL Server
14 130 (19.82%) WebDriver
15 117 (17.84%) .NET
16 115 (17.53%) Degree
17 110 (16.77%) Test Scripting
18 107 (16.31%) Test Strategy
19 104 (15.85%) CSS
20 99 (15.09%) HTML
21 95 (14.48%) DevOps
22 94 (14.33%) Web Services
23 92 (14.02%) Jenkins
24 91 (13.87%) Linux
25 90 (13.72%) Python
26 81 (12.35%) Mobile App
27 78 (11.89%) Microsoft
27 78 (11.89%) ISEB
28 77 (11.74%) JIRA
28 77 (11.74%) Analytical Skills

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 40 (6.10%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
3 18 (2.74%) Confluence
4 16 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (2.29%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.83%) IIS
7 10 (1.52%) JBoss
8 9 (1.37%) Apache
8 9 (1.37%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.07%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.91%) Anypoint
11 6 (0.91%) nginx
12 5 (0.76%) Mule
13 3 (0.46%) Jetty
14 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.30%) Drupal
14 2 (0.30%) SAS
14 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 44 (6.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) HFM
2 3 (0.46%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.30%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.30%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.15%) Capstone
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 65 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (3.05%) GitHub
5 18 (2.74%) TestFlight
6 15 (2.29%) BrowserStack
7 12 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (1.83%) SaaS
8 9 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.61%) Datadog
9 4 (0.61%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.15%) Akamai
10 1 (0.15%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.15%) Force.com
10 1 (0.15%) Heroku
10 1 (0.15%) IaaS
10 1 (0.15%) PaaS
10 1 (0.15%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.51%) HTTP
2 12 (1.83%) Internet
3 9 (1.37%) FTP
4 2 (0.30%) SSL
4 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.15%) Firewall
5 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.15%) Network Security
5 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (19.97%) SQL Server
2 53 (8.08%) MySQL
3 42 (6.40%) MongoDB
4 41 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 39 (5.95%) Relational Database
6 34 (5.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (4.73%) Big Data
9 30 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (4.42%) SQL Server 2016
11 24 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (3.51%) CouchDB
13 20 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
15 16 (2.44%) SQLite
16 15 (2.29%) Oracle Database
16 15 (2.29%) Power BI
16 15 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (2.13%) Hadoop
18 13 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 235 (35.82%) Selenium
2 130 (19.82%) WebDriver
3 92 (14.02%) Jenkins
4 77 (11.74%) JIRA
5 74 (11.28%) Git (software)
6 67 (10.21%) Cucumber
7 45 (6.86%) Visual Studio
8 44 (6.71%) Subversion
9 42 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 38 (5.79%) SpecFlow
11 28 (4.27%) Appium
11 28 (4.27%) HP UFT
11 28 (4.27%) Protractor
12 27 (4.12%) JUnit
12 27 (4.12%) Maven
13 23 (3.51%) JMeter
14 21 (3.20%) Jasmine
14 21 (3.20%) LoadRunner
14 21 (3.20%) SilkTest
14 21 (3.20%) TeamCity
General
1 174 (26.52%) Finance
2 50 (7.62%) Banking
3 35 (5.34%) Retail
4 19 (2.90%) Games
5 17 (2.59%) Law
6 14 (2.13%) Advertising
6 14 (2.13%) Legal
7 11 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.52%) Front Office
9 9 (1.37%) Marketing
10 7 (1.07%) Back Office
11 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.30%) Publishing
14 1 (0.15%) German Language
14 1 (0.15%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 173 (26.37%) Developer
2 108 (16.46%) Analyst
3 72 (10.98%) Tester
4 69 (10.52%) Test Analyst
5 63 (9.60%) QA Engineer
6 53 (8.08%) Automation Tester
7 50 (7.62%) QA Analyst
7 50 (7.62%) Test Engineer
8 48 (7.32%) Senior Developer
9 47 (7.16%) Test Leader
10 45 (6.86%) QA Leader
11 44 (6.71%) Architect
12 35 (5.34%) Java Developer
13 34 (5.18%) Test Automation Engineer
14 32 (4.88%) Lead Developer
14 32 (4.88%) Test Manager
15 29 (4.42%) Technical Architect
16 28 (4.27%) Financial Analyst
16 28 (4.27%) QA Test Analyst
17 23 (3.51%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (17.84%) .NET
2 104 (15.85%) CSS
3 99 (15.09%) HTML
4 94 (14.33%) Web Services
5 72 (10.98%) XML
6 61 (9.30%) AngularJS
7 54 (8.23%) REST
8 47 (7.16%) jQuery
9 45 (6.86%) Node.js
10 44 (6.71%) SOAP
11 40 (6.10%) ASP.NET
12 37 (5.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 35 (5.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 33 (5.03%) RESTful
15 32 (4.88%) React
16 30 (4.57%) JSON
17 27 (4.12%) WPF
18 26 (3.96%) HTML5
19 25 (3.81%) Gherkin
19 25 (3.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 81 (12.35%) Mobile App
2 77 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (11.13%) Computer Science
4 29 (4.42%) N-Tier
5 25 (3.81%) Client/Server
6 24 (3.66%) Fintech
7 23 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (3.35%) Management Information System
9 21 (3.20%) User Experience
10 13 (1.98%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.37%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.37%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.07%) Equities
14 6 (0.91%) Derivative
15 3 (0.46%) Online Games
16 2 (0.30%) Credit Risk
16 2 (0.30%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 91 (13.87%) Linux
2 52 (7.93%) Windows
3 46 (7.01%) Apple iOS
4 30 (4.57%) Android
5 22 (3.35%) Windows Server
6 17 (2.59%) Unix
7 4 (0.61%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.15%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (65.09%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (30.49%) TDD
3 186 (28.35%) Continuous Integration
4 135 (20.58%) Scrum
5 132 (20.12%) BDD
6 110 (16.77%) Test Scripting
7 107 (16.31%) Test Strategy
8 95 (14.48%) DevOps
9 67 (10.21%) Software Engineering
10 65 (9.91%) OO
11 60 (9.15%) Manual Testing
12 55 (8.38%) Regression Testing
13 54 (8.23%) Performance Testing
14 53 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
15 50 (7.62%) SOA
16 49 (7.47%) E-Commerce
17 48 (7.32%) Unit Testing
17 48 (7.32%) User Stories
18 46 (7.01%) Mentoring
19 45 (6.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 239 (36.43%) SQL
2 218 (33.23%) Java
3 179 (27.29%) JavaScript
4 170 (25.91%) C#
5 90 (13.72%) Python
6 52 (7.93%) Ruby
7 49 (7.47%) T-SQL
8 28 (4.27%) Apple Swift
9 26 (3.96%) Objective-C
10 21 (3.20%) VBA
11 16 (2.44%) C
11 16 (2.44%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.13%) PHP
13 13 (1.98%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.98%) C++
13 13 (1.98%) Go
14 11 (1.68%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.52%) Perl
15 10 (1.52%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.37%) ES6
Qualifications
1 115 (17.53%) Degree
2 78 (11.89%) ISEB
3 58 (8.84%) ISTQB
4 48 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.37%) MCSA
6 9 (1.37%) MCSE
6 9 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.91%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.61%) OCMJD
9 4 (0.61%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.46%) ACCA
11 2 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (42.38%) QA
2 8 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.61%) MiFID
3 4 (0.61%) WCAG
4 2 (0.30%) AIFMD
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.30%) UCITS
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 15022
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (2.90%) Docker
2 10 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.91%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.30%) Varnish
4 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (2.90%) Puppet
2 14 (2.13%) Ansible
3 9 (1.37%) SCCM
4 7 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.76%) HockeyApp
5 5 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.76%) Terraform
6 2 (0.30%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.15%) MOM
7 1 (0.15%) Nagios
7 1 (0.15%) Packer
Vendors
1 78 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.45%) Oracle
3 27 (4.12%) Atlassian
4 20 (3.05%) Borland
5 13 (1.98%) SAP
6 12 (1.83%) Talend
7 10 (1.52%) Google
7 10 (1.52%) Solace
8 9 (1.37%) Citrix
8 9 (1.37%) HP
8 9 (1.37%) Tableau
9 8 (1.22%) Apigee
9 8 (1.22%) VMware
10 7 (1.07%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.91%) BEA
11 6 (0.91%) Sun
11 6 (0.91%) webMethods
12 4 (0.61%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.46%) Hyperion
13 3 (0.46%) Sybase
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Innodigital
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
SoCode Limited
Salary: £60k - 90k per year + Bonus + Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Stott & May
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Training + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - 65,000k base, bonus + generous package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Training + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
octopus
Salary: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Send
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus pension and health insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bens - Pension, Health
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £70000 - £85000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Runpath
Posted: 6 days ago