Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 43 47
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 662 554 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.98% 5.56% 5.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.50% 6.07% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 587 476 616
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £81,250
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% - -

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 10,177 9,134 10,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.88% 91.61% 90.97%
Number of salaries quoted 9,102 8,246 9,936
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +2.68%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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
Moorgate - 2 £42,500 -
London Bridge - 1 £44,000 -
Test Automation
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 446 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (42.60%) SQL
3 267 (40.33%) Finance
4 231 (34.89%) JavaScript
5 226 (34.14%) Continuous Integration
6 225 (33.99%) C#
7 217 (32.78%) QA
8 183 (27.64%) Java
9 178 (26.89%) Selenium
10 157 (23.72%) Amazon AWS
11 151 (22.81%) SQL Server
12 143 (21.60%) CSS
13 141 (21.30%) .NET
14 133 (20.09%) Microsoft Azure
15 120 (18.13%) Microservices
16 118 (17.82%) Git (software)
17 117 (17.67%) TDD
18 114 (17.22%) BDD
19 112 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
20 111 (16.77%) OO
21 107 (16.16%) Scrum
22 106 (16.01%) Jenkins
23 105 (15.86%) HTML
24 104 (15.71%) Web Services
24 104 (15.71%) React
25 101 (15.26%) T-SQL
26 98 (14.80%) DevOps
27 92 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
27 92 (13.90%) Microsoft
28 91 (13.75%) Computer Science

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 51 (7.70%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.78%) Confluence
2 25 (3.78%) Ethereum
3 16 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.51%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.21%) CMS
6 7 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.91%) Apache
7 6 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (0.91%) Drupal
8 4 (0.60%) IIS
8 4 (0.60%) nginx
9 3 (0.45%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.30%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.30%) Mule
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.15%) Mendix
11 1 (0.15%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.45%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 48 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (3.02%) Distributed Ledger
3 8 (1.21%) FastStats
4 3 (0.45%) RiskWrite
5 2 (0.30%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.30%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) Magento
6 1 (0.15%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 157 (23.72%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (20.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (5.74%) GitHub
4 33 (4.98%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (4.08%) SaaS
6 18 (2.72%) Serverless
7 15 (2.27%) Amazon S3
8 13 (1.96%) BrowserStack
9 12 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.66%) Sauce Labs
11 9 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (1.06%) BlazeMeter
12 7 (1.06%) npm
13 6 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.91%) Data Lake Analytics
14 5 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.60%) Azure Functions
15 4 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.27%) HTTP
2 8 (1.21%) GSM
2 8 (1.21%) LTE
3 7 (1.06%) SMS
3 7 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.91%) 3G
4 6 (0.91%) 4G
4 6 (0.91%) GPRS
4 6 (0.91%) Internet
4 6 (0.91%) PSTN
5 5 (0.76%) Firewall
6 4 (0.60%) AMQP
7 2 (0.30%) Skype
7 2 (0.30%) Wireless
8 1 (0.15%) DAB
8 1 (0.15%) DNS
8 1 (0.15%) DSL
8 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 51 (7.70%) NoSQL
3 44 (6.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (6.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (5.89%) Big Data
6 35 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (5.29%) MySQL
7 32 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (4.68%) Blockchain
9 26 (3.93%) Data Lake
10 24 (3.63%) MongoDB
10 24 (3.63%) Redis
11 18 (2.72%) Relational Database
12 17 (2.57%) Power BI
12 17 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (2.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (1.81%) Hadoop
16 11 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 178 (26.89%) Selenium
2 118 (17.82%) Git (software)
3 112 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 106 (16.01%) Jenkins
5 77 (11.63%) JIRA
6 67 (10.12%) Cucumber
7 60 (9.06%) Visual Studio Team System
7 60 (9.06%) WebDriver
8 44 (6.65%) SpecFlow
9 42 (6.34%) TeamCity
10 35 (5.29%) Visual Studio
11 27 (4.08%) HP UFT
11 27 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
12 26 (3.93%) Maven
13 23 (3.47%) JMeter
14 21 (3.17%) JUnit
15 18 (2.72%) SoapUI
16 17 (2.57%) Subversion
17 15 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 14 (2.11%) NUnit
General
1 267 (40.33%) Finance
2 75 (11.33%) Banking
3 33 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.02%) Games
5 18 (2.72%) Law
6 15 (2.27%) Front Office
6 15 (2.27%) Retail
7 12 (1.81%) Advertising
8 11 (1.66%) Back Office
9 9 (1.36%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.21%) Marketing
11 5 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.60%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.60%) Legal
12 4 (0.60%) Publishing
13 3 (0.45%) French Language
13 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 236 (35.65%) Developer
2 87 (13.14%) Tester
3 69 (10.42%) Analyst
4 67 (10.12%) Architect
5 65 (9.82%) QA Engineer
6 51 (7.70%) Test Analyst
7 47 (7.10%) QA Tester
7 47 (7.10%) Senior Developer
8 41 (6.19%) Java Developer
8 41 (6.19%) JavaScript Developer
9 40 (6.04%) Automation Tester
9 40 (6.04%) C# Developer
9 40 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
9 40 (6.04%) Test Engineer
10 39 (5.89%) Developer in Test
11 35 (5.29%) .NET Developer
12 33 (4.98%) Technical Architect
13 27 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
14 25 (3.78%) Test Automation Developer
14 25 (3.78%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (21.60%) CSS
2 141 (21.30%) .NET
3 105 (15.86%) HTML
4 104 (15.71%) React
4 104 (15.71%) Web Services
5 82 (12.39%) AngularJS
6 74 (11.18%) jQuery
7 63 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 61 (9.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 60 (9.06%) .NET Core
10 58 (8.76%) Node.js
11 56 (8.46%) Entity Framework
12 50 (7.55%) HTML5
12 50 (7.55%) RESTful
13 47 (7.10%) REST
14 39 (5.89%) XML
15 34 (5.14%) ASP.NET
16 31 (4.68%) .NET Framework
17 26 (3.93%) Spring
18 24 (3.63%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (13.75%) Computer Science
3 60 (9.06%) N-Tier
4 40 (6.04%) Fintech
5 38 (5.74%) Mobile App
6 32 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (4.53%) User Experience
8 19 (2.87%) Bitcoin
8 19 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (2.42%) Fixed Income
10 12 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.21%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.21%) Derivative
11 8 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.06%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.06%) Reinsurance
13 6 (0.91%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.91%) Equities
13 6 (0.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 84 (12.69%) Linux
2 30 (4.53%) Unix
3 29 (4.38%) Windows
4 14 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.96%) Android
6 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (34.14%) Continuous Integration
3 120 (18.13%) Microservices
4 117 (17.67%) TDD
5 114 (17.22%) BDD
6 111 (16.77%) OO
7 107 (16.16%) Scrum
8 98 (14.80%) DevOps
9 88 (13.29%) Deployment Automation
10 83 (12.54%) Mentoring
11 79 (11.93%) MVC
12 78 (11.78%) SDLC
13 76 (11.48%) Waterfall
14 74 (11.18%) SOA
15 72 (10.88%) SOLID
15 72 (10.88%) Technical Architecture
16 64 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
17 60 (9.06%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
18 59 (8.91%) Software Engineering
19 58 (8.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 282 (42.60%) SQL
2 231 (34.89%) JavaScript
3 225 (33.99%) C#
4 183 (27.64%) Java
5 101 (15.26%) T-SQL
6 86 (12.99%) Python
7 28 (4.23%) PHP
8 26 (3.93%) ES6
9 20 (3.02%) Solidity
10 19 (2.87%) C++
11 17 (2.57%) Java 8
12 14 (2.11%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.11%) C
12 14 (2.11%) Go
12 14 (2.11%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.96%) Ruby
13 13 (1.96%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.81%) Scala
15 9 (1.36%) Groovy
15 9 (1.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 90 (13.60%) Degree
2 66 (9.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (6.04%) ISEB
4 38 (5.74%) ISTQB
5 14 (2.11%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.91%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.45%) CBAP
10 3 (0.45%) IIBA
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.15%) PhD
11 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (32.78%) QA
2 4 (0.60%) GDPR
3 3 (0.45%) PMO
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (7.55%) Docker
2 24 (3.63%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.30%) KVM
4 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.30%) Xen
5 1 (0.15%) ACF2
5 1 (0.15%) RACF
Systems Management
1 39 (5.89%) Ansible
2 35 (5.29%) Puppet
3 32 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (4.38%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (1.66%) Terraform
6 7 (1.06%) Graphite
6 7 (1.06%) HP ALM
6 7 (1.06%) logstash
7 6 (0.91%) AirWatch
8 5 (0.76%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.60%) Nagios
9 4 (0.60%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.30%) Mesos
10 2 (0.30%) Oozie
10 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.15%) Grafana
11 1 (0.15%) rkt
Vendors
1 92 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.95%) Nintex
3 36 (5.44%) Oracle
4 18 (2.72%) Google
5 17 (2.57%) HP
6 14 (2.11%) SAP
7 13 (1.96%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.66%) TIBCO
9 8 (1.21%) Siebel
10 7 (1.06%) Apple
10 7 (1.06%) Rackspace
11 6 (0.91%) MobileIron
12 5 (0.76%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.76%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.60%) Algorithmics
13 4 (0.60%) Informatica
13 4 (0.60%) MapR
13 4 (0.60%) Perforce
13 4 (0.60%) Software AG