Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 43 49
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 588 561 714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.63% 5.25% 5.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.20% 5.88% 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 506 513 611
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £78,750 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +7.98%

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 9,483 9,534 12,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.85% 89.21% 89.60%
Number of salaries quoted 8,465 8,665 11,223
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 £36,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
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 18 January 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 18 January 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 - 1 - -
Test Automation
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 377 (64.12%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (48.98%) QA
3 287 (48.81%) Finance
4 196 (33.33%) Java
5 192 (32.65%) SQL
6 183 (31.12%) JavaScript
7 138 (23.47%) TDD
8 133 (22.62%) Selenium
9 129 (21.94%) SQL Server
10 119 (20.24%) Test Strategy
11 117 (19.90%) C#
12 114 (19.39%) HTML
13 113 (19.22%) SDLC
14 107 (18.20%) .NET
15 102 (17.35%) Microsoft
15 102 (17.35%) User Acceptance Testing
16 100 (17.01%) Scrum
17 99 (16.84%) BDD
18 98 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
19 97 (16.50%) Banking
19 97 (16.50%) CSS
20 95 (16.16%) JIRA
20 95 (16.16%) DevOps
21 94 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
22 87 (14.80%) Git (software)
23 82 (13.95%) OO
24 81 (13.78%) Degree
25 78 (13.27%) Jenkins
26 74 (12.59%) Web Development
27 73 (12.41%) WebDriver

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 45 (7.65%) CMS
2 32 (5.44%) EPiServer
3 17 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.89%) WordPress
4 15 (2.55%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.38%) Confluence
6 12 (2.04%) IIS
7 10 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.70%) JBoss
8 9 (1.53%) Anypoint
9 7 (1.19%) Apache
10 6 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.02%) Ethereum
11 5 (0.85%) LiveLink
12 3 (0.51%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.34%) DataSynapse
13 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.34%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (5.95%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.04%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.17%) Beauchamp
3 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.17%) FastStats
3 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 63 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (4.76%) GitHub
4 13 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.87%) Amazon S3
6 10 (1.70%) SaaS
7 9 (1.53%) Office 365
8 7 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.19%) Google Play
8 7 (1.19%) PaaS
8 7 (1.19%) Slack
8 7 (1.19%) Trello
9 6 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.02%) Serverless
10 4 (0.68%) IaaS
11 3 (0.51%) npm
11 3 (0.51%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.34%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.80%) Internet
2 25 (4.25%) Intranet
3 6 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.85%) LDAP
5 4 (0.68%) DVB
5 4 (0.68%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.68%) HTTP
5 4 (0.68%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.51%) Broadband
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) Firewall
7 1 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (21.94%) SQL Server
2 62 (10.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (7.14%) MySQL
4 33 (5.61%) SQL Server 2014
5 30 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (4.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (4.42%) NoSQL
8 26 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (4.42%) Relational Database
9 23 (3.91%) Oracle BI EE
10 22 (3.74%) Blockchain
11 18 (3.06%) Redis
12 17 (2.89%) Cosmos DB
12 17 (2.89%) QlikView
13 13 (2.21%) SQLite
14 12 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (1.87%) Siebel EIM
16 9 (1.53%) DTS
16 9 (1.53%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 133 (22.62%) Selenium
2 95 (16.16%) JIRA
3 87 (14.80%) Git (software)
4 78 (13.27%) Jenkins
5 73 (12.41%) WebDriver
6 65 (11.05%) Cucumber
7 56 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 51 (8.67%) Visual Studio
9 28 (4.76%) JUnit
10 21 (3.57%) Maven
11 20 (3.40%) Gatling
12 19 (3.23%) Jasmine
12 19 (3.23%) TeamCity
13 17 (2.89%) Appium
13 17 (2.89%) JMeter
14 16 (2.72%) NUnit
14 16 (2.72%) Subversion
14 16 (2.72%) Visual Studio Team System
15 14 (2.38%) Mocha
15 14 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 287 (48.81%) Finance
2 97 (16.50%) Banking
3 20 (3.40%) Advertising
4 16 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.21%) Marketing
6 12 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.53%) Front Office
8 8 (1.36%) Law
8 8 (1.36%) Retail
9 7 (1.19%) Back Office
9 7 (1.19%) Legal
9 7 (1.19%) Publishing
10 6 (1.02%) Games
11 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.34%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 203 (34.52%) Developer
2 72 (12.24%) Senior Developer
3 68 (11.56%) Analyst
4 57 (9.69%) .NET Developer
5 51 (8.67%) Tester
6 47 (7.99%) C# Developer
7 43 (7.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 39 (6.63%) QA Engineer
9 37 (6.29%) Test Leader
10 34 (5.78%) Test Analyst
11 32 (5.44%) Associate Director
11 32 (5.44%) Test Engineer
12 27 (4.59%) Java Developer
12 27 (4.59%) Senior .NET Developer
13 25 (4.25%) Developer in Test
13 25 (4.25%) QA Analyst
14 23 (3.91%) Software Tester
15 21 (3.57%) Senior C# Developer
16 20 (3.40%) PHP Developer
17 19 (3.23%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (19.39%) HTML
2 107 (18.20%) .NET
3 97 (16.50%) CSS
4 71 (12.07%) Web Services
5 55 (9.35%) HTML5
6 53 (9.01%) ASP.NET
7 52 (8.84%) RESTful
8 50 (8.50%) CSS3
8 50 (8.50%) Node.js
9 49 (8.33%) jQuery
10 43 (7.31%) AngularJS
11 41 (6.97%) .NET Framework
12 35 (5.95%) Entity Framework
13 33 (5.61%) React
13 33 (5.61%) REST
13 33 (5.61%) Spring
14 31 (5.27%) XML
15 30 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
16 28 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 27 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.16%) Fintech
3 44 (7.48%) Mobile App
4 42 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 32 (5.44%) User Experience
6 21 (3.57%) Hedge funds
7 19 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.04%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.53%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.36%) BBC
10 8 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.36%) STB
11 6 (1.02%) Bitcoin
11 6 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.02%) Reinsurance
11 6 (1.02%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.85%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 69 (11.73%) Windows
2 51 (8.67%) Linux
3 23 (3.91%) Android
4 16 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.04%) Unix
6 10 (1.70%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.02%) Debian
7 6 (1.02%) VMS
8 4 (0.68%) Fedora
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (64.12%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (23.47%) TDD
3 119 (20.24%) Test Strategy
4 113 (19.22%) SDLC
5 102 (17.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 100 (17.01%) Scrum
7 99 (16.84%) BDD
8 98 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 95 (16.16%) DevOps
10 94 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
11 82 (13.95%) OO
12 74 (12.59%) Web Development
13 72 (12.24%) ITIL
14 66 (11.22%) MVC
15 65 (11.05%) Unit Testing
16 63 (10.71%) Test Scripting
17 60 (10.20%) Software Delivery
18 59 (10.03%) Software Testing
19 56 (9.52%) Regression Testing
20 49 (8.33%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (33.33%) Java
2 192 (32.65%) SQL
3 183 (31.12%) JavaScript
4 117 (19.90%) C#
5 71 (12.07%) Python
6 36 (6.12%) PHP
7 34 (5.78%) C++
8 31 (5.27%) Groovy
9 27 (4.59%) Ruby
10 25 (4.25%) T-SQL
11 20 (3.40%) Scala
12 19 (3.23%) PHP 7
13 18 (3.06%) C
13 18 (3.06%) ES6
13 18 (3.06%) PowerShell
14 17 (2.89%) Bash Shell
15 13 (2.21%) PL/SQL
16 10 (1.70%) VB
16 10 (1.70%) VBScript
17 9 (1.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 81 (13.78%) Degree
2 53 (9.01%) ISTQB
3 30 (5.10%) ISEB
4 15 (2.55%) Security Cleared
5 13 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.53%) Siebel Certification
8 5 (0.85%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.17%) CFA
12 1 (0.17%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.17%) GIAC
12 1 (0.17%) GPEN
12 1 (0.17%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (48.98%) QA
2 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (0.51%) EMIR
2 3 (0.51%) MiFID
3 2 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 42 (7.14%) Docker
2 8 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.34%) HDFS
6 1 (0.17%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 59 (10.03%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (4.59%) Puppet
3 16 (2.72%) Kubernetes
3 16 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.04%) Ansible
5 8 (1.36%) Terraform
6 6 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.51%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) Control-M
8 1 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.17%) Kibana
8 1 (0.17%) logstash
8 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 102 (17.35%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.48%) Siebel
3 28 (4.76%) OpenText
4 23 (3.91%) Sun
5 21 (3.57%) HP
6 13 (2.21%) Apigee
7 12 (2.04%) Google
7 12 (2.04%) Oracle
8 10 (1.70%) VMware
9 9 (1.53%) webMethods
10 8 (1.36%) Arqiva
10 8 (1.36%) BT
10 8 (1.36%) Caplin
11 7 (1.19%) Splunk
12 6 (1.02%) New Relic
12 6 (1.02%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.85%) Charles River
13 5 (0.85%) Informatica
13 5 (0.85%) LexisNexis
14 4 (0.68%) Salesforce.com