Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 42 49
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 574 612 847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.61% 5.25% 4.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.23% 5.88% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 504 577 738
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £58,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.86% +0.87% +9.52%
10th Percentile £37,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £80,000 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +3.64% -4.35% +9.52%

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 9214 10414 15148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.12% 89.41% 89.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8320 9490 13129
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 376 (65.51%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (49.48%) QA
3 253 (44.08%) Finance
4 198 (34.49%) Java
5 165 (28.75%) SQL
6 158 (27.53%) TDD
7 151 (26.31%) JavaScript
8 145 (25.26%) Selenium
9 130 (22.65%) Test Strategy
10 125 (21.78%) SQL Server
11 114 (19.86%) BDD
12 111 (19.34%) .NET
12 111 (19.34%) User Acceptance Testing
13 109 (18.99%) C#
13 109 (18.99%) Microsoft
14 107 (18.64%) Scrum
15 104 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
16 102 (17.77%) DevOps
17 99 (17.25%) SDLC
18 97 (16.90%) Degree
19 93 (16.20%) HTML
20 84 (14.63%) JIRA
21 82 (14.29%) Banking
21 82 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
22 79 (13.76%) Jenkins
22 79 (13.76%) CSS
23 76 (13.24%) WebDriver
24 74 (12.89%) Windows
25 73 (12.72%) OO
26 69 (12.02%) Test Scripting

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 24 (4.18%) CMS
1 24 (4.18%) EPiServer
2 19 (3.31%) IIS
3 18 (3.14%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (2.44%) Anypoint
5 14 (2.44%) JBoss
5 14 (2.44%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.92%) Confluence
7 6 (1.05%) Apache
7 6 (1.05%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.87%) LiveLink
9 4 (0.70%) WordPress
10 2 (0.35%) Mule
10 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.17%) Jetty
11 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 36 (6.27%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (4.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) HFM
2 3 (0.52%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.17%) FastStats
4 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 50 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.09%) SaaS
4 11 (1.92%) GitHub
5 6 (1.05%) Google Play
5 6 (1.05%) PaaS
6 5 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.70%) IaaS
7 4 (0.70%) npm
7 4 (0.70%) Office 365
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.52%) Serverless
8 3 (0.52%) TestFlight
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.35%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.35%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.10%) Internet
2 19 (3.31%) Intranet
3 7 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.87%) LDAP
5 4 (0.70%) DVB
5 4 (0.70%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.70%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.35%) Broadband
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) Firewall
7 1 (0.17%) HTTP
7 1 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (21.78%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (4.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 26 (4.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 25 (4.36%) Relational Database
7 23 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (3.66%) Oracle BI EE
9 17 (2.96%) MySQL
10 16 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (2.44%) DTS
11 14 (2.44%) EDRMS
12 12 (2.09%) NoSQL
13 11 (1.92%) Big Data
13 11 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.92%) SQLite
14 10 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (1.57%) QlikView
16 8 (1.39%) Power BI
16 8 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 145 (25.26%) Selenium
2 84 (14.63%) JIRA
3 79 (13.76%) Jenkins
4 76 (13.24%) WebDriver
5 64 (11.15%) Cucumber
6 55 (9.58%) Git (software)
7 47 (8.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 40 (6.97%) Visual Studio
9 26 (4.53%) JUnit
10 24 (4.18%) Gatling
10 24 (4.18%) SpecFlow
11 20 (3.48%) Jasmine
11 20 (3.48%) TeamCity
12 17 (2.96%) Appium
12 17 (2.96%) Maven
13 16 (2.79%) Subversion
14 15 (2.61%) JMeter
15 14 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
16 12 (2.09%) Spock
17 11 (1.92%) Mocha
General
1 253 (44.08%) Finance
2 82 (14.29%) Banking
3 14 (2.44%) Games
4 13 (2.26%) Retail
5 12 (2.09%) Front Office
5 12 (2.09%) Marketing
6 10 (1.74%) Advertising
6 10 (1.74%) Back Office
7 9 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.05%) Law
8 6 (1.05%) Legal
8 6 (1.05%) Publishing
9 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.35%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 159 (27.70%) Developer
2 92 (16.03%) Analyst
3 52 (9.06%) Tester
4 48 (8.36%) Test Analyst
5 43 (7.49%) .NET Developer
5 43 (7.49%) Senior Developer
6 41 (7.14%) QA Engineer
7 36 (6.27%) Test Leader
8 35 (6.10%) Test Engineer
9 34 (5.92%) C# Developer
10 32 (5.57%) Associate Director
10 32 (5.57%) QA Analyst
11 29 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
12 28 (4.88%) Java Developer
13 26 (4.53%) Business Analyst
13 26 (4.53%) Software Tester
14 23 (4.01%) Developer in Test
14 23 (4.01%) Senior .NET Developer
15 22 (3.83%) Financial Analyst
16 21 (3.66%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (19.34%) .NET
2 93 (16.20%) HTML
3 79 (13.76%) CSS
4 65 (11.32%) Web Services
5 50 (8.71%) ASP.NET
6 43 (7.49%) HTML5
7 40 (6.97%) RESTful
8 38 (6.62%) AngularJS
8 38 (6.62%) Node.js
9 37 (6.45%) CSS3
10 36 (6.27%) React
11 33 (5.75%) REST
12 32 (5.57%) .NET Framework
13 30 (5.23%) Spring
14 29 (5.05%) Entity Framework
15 23 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (3.83%) XML
17 21 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 21 (3.66%) jQuery
18 19 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.19%) Computer Science
2 44 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (7.49%) Fintech
4 37 (6.45%) Mobile App
5 33 (5.75%) User Experience
6 19 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (3.14%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.96%) Hedge funds
9 12 (2.09%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.74%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.39%) BBC
11 8 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.39%) STB
12 7 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.05%) Data Centre
14 5 (0.87%) Derivative
14 5 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.87%) Equities
14 5 (0.87%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.89%) Windows
2 45 (7.84%) Linux
3 26 (4.53%) Android
4 23 (4.01%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.79%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.26%) Unix
7 6 (1.05%) Debian
8 4 (0.70%) Fedora
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (65.51%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (27.53%) TDD
3 130 (22.65%) Test Strategy
4 114 (19.86%) BDD
5 111 (19.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 107 (18.64%) Scrum
7 104 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
8 102 (17.77%) DevOps
9 99 (17.25%) SDLC
10 82 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 73 (12.72%) OO
12 69 (12.02%) Test Scripting
13 62 (10.80%) User Stories
14 59 (10.28%) ITIL
14 59 (10.28%) Software Testing
15 53 (9.23%) Manual Testing
16 50 (8.71%) Regression Testing
16 50 (8.71%) Software Delivery
17 49 (8.54%) Mentoring
18 48 (8.36%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 198 (34.49%) Java
2 165 (28.75%) SQL
3 151 (26.31%) JavaScript
4 109 (18.99%) C#
5 68 (11.85%) Python
6 34 (5.92%) Ruby
7 29 (5.05%) C++
8 27 (4.70%) Groovy
9 21 (3.66%) PHP
10 20 (3.48%) C
10 20 (3.48%) T-SQL
11 16 (2.79%) Scala
12 14 (2.44%) Apple Swift
13 13 (2.26%) Objective-C
14 12 (2.09%) TypeScript
15 10 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.74%) ES6
15 10 (1.74%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.39%) PowerShell
17 7 (1.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 97 (16.90%) Degree
2 60 (10.45%) ISTQB
3 39 (6.79%) ISEB
4 15 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (2.09%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.09%) Siebel Certification
7 6 (1.05%) MCSA
7 6 (1.05%) MCSE
7 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.52%) ACCA
8 3 (0.52%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) CFA
10 1 (0.17%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.17%) GPEN
10 1 (0.17%) GXPN
10 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (49.48%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.17%) PMO
3 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (4.53%) Docker
2 12 (2.09%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.05%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.35%) HDFS
6 1 (0.17%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (9.06%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (5.40%) Puppet
3 15 (2.61%) Ansible
4 11 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.57%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.39%) Terraform
7 6 (1.05%) SCCM
8 2 (0.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 109 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.92%) Siebel
3 26 (4.53%) OpenText
4 21 (3.66%) Sun
5 20 (3.48%) Oracle
6 17 (2.96%) HP
7 15 (2.61%) VMware
8 14 (2.44%) webMethods
9 12 (2.09%) Apigee
10 11 (1.92%) Google
11 10 (1.74%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.39%) Arqiva
12 8 (1.39%) BT
12 8 (1.39%) Caplin
13 6 (1.05%) Citrix
14 5 (0.87%) Charles River
14 5 (0.87%) Informatica
14 5 (0.87%) Xamarin
15 4 (0.70%) Red Hat
15 4 (0.70%) Tableau