Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 41 37
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 257 576 671
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 7.04% 5.79% 6.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.52% 6.19% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 230 544 608
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,750 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +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 3,418 9,311 10,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.59% 93.57% 92.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3,007 8,115 9,264
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,600 £36,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020. 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
London Bridge -1 2 £60,000 -14.29%
Moorgate - 2 £70,000 -
Test Automation
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 163 (63.42%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (43.58%) DevOps
3 91 (35.41%) JavaScript
4 89 (34.63%) AWS
5 86 (33.46%) Java
6 83 (32.30%) Finance
7 82 (31.91%) Microservices
8 81 (31.52%) Selenium
9 76 (29.57%) Azure
10 74 (28.79%) QA
11 68 (26.46%) TDD
12 66 (25.68%) SQL
13 59 (22.96%) Python
14 58 (22.57%) C#
15 56 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
16 50 (19.46%) Cucumber
17 45 (17.51%) API Testing
18 44 (17.12%) BDD
18 44 (17.12%) Jenkins
19 41 (15.95%) React
19 41 (15.95%) SQL Server
20 39 (15.18%) .NET
21 38 (14.79%) CSS
22 37 (14.40%) Node.js
23 36 (14.01%) Docker
24 35 (13.62%) Terraform
24 35 (13.62%) Git (software)
25 34 (13.23%) Test Strategy
25 34 (13.23%) SDET
25 34 (13.23%) Microsoft

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 (9.34%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.95%) Confluence
3 3 (1.17%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.78%) Apache
4 2 (0.78%) CMS
5 1 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (1.17%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (34.63%) AWS
2 76 (29.57%) Azure
3 26 (10.12%) SaaS
4 21 (8.17%) PaaS
5 18 (7.00%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (4.67%) Azure Data Factory
6 12 (4.67%) Power Platform
6 12 (4.67%) Serverless
7 9 (3.50%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (2.72%) GCP
8 7 (2.72%) Office 365
8 7 (2.72%) OpenShift
9 6 (2.33%) GitHub
10 5 (1.95%) Datadog
10 5 (1.95%) Heroku
11 3 (1.17%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.78%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.78%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.78%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.78%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.78%) Multicast
3 2 (0.78%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.39%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.39%) DNS
4 1 (0.39%) DSL
4 1 (0.39%) HTTP
4 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.39%) Internet
4 1 (0.39%) SAN
4 1 (0.39%) SSH
4 1 (0.39%) VPN
4 1 (0.39%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.12%) MySQL
3 23 (8.95%) MongoDB
4 21 (8.17%) NoSQL
5 17 (6.61%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (5.84%) Redis
7 14 (5.45%) Data Lake
8 13 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (4.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (4.67%) Big Data
10 9 (3.50%) MS Access
11 6 (2.33%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.56%) Power BI
12 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (1.17%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.17%) InterSystems Cache
13 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 81 (31.52%) Selenium
2 50 (19.46%) Cucumber
3 44 (17.12%) Jenkins
4 35 (13.62%) Git (software)
5 29 (11.28%) WebDriver
6 26 (10.12%) JIRA
7 15 (5.84%) Appium
8 14 (5.45%) Cypress.io
9 13 (5.06%) Postman
10 12 (4.67%) JUnit
11 11 (4.28%) TeamCity
12 10 (3.89%) JMeter
13 8 (3.11%) Maven
13 8 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (3.11%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (2.72%) REST Assured
14 7 (2.72%) SpecFlow
15 6 (2.33%) Bitbucket
15 6 (2.33%) Charles Proxy
15 6 (2.33%) Eclipse
General
1 83 (32.30%) Finance
2 12 (4.67%) Law
3 9 (3.50%) Back Office
4 8 (3.11%) Banking
5 6 (2.33%) Front Office
5 6 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.95%) Games
7 3 (1.17%) Retail
8 2 (0.78%) Advertising
8 2 (0.78%) Legal
9 1 (0.39%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (27.63%) Developer
2 28 (10.89%) Tester
3 23 (8.95%) Analyst
4 22 (8.56%) Test Analyst
5 20 (7.78%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (7.78%) Software Developer
6 19 (7.39%) Software Engineer
7 18 (7.00%) Automation Tester
7 18 (7.00%) QA Engineer
8 17 (6.61%) Architect
9 16 (6.23%) Developer in Test
10 15 (5.84%) Azure Engineer
11 12 (4.67%) QA Leader
11 12 (4.67%) Senior Developer
12 11 (4.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.28%) Java Developer
12 11 (4.28%) Senior Software Engineer
13 10 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (3.50%) Digital Architect
14 9 (3.50%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (15.95%) React
2 39 (15.18%) .NET
3 38 (14.79%) CSS
4 37 (14.40%) Node.js
5 32 (12.45%) REST
6 28 (10.89%) Web Services
7 24 (9.34%) .NET Core
8 23 (8.95%) jQuery
9 19 (7.39%) AngularJS
9 19 (7.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 18 (7.00%) HTML
11 16 (6.23%) Spring
12 15 (5.84%) .NET Framework
12 15 (5.84%) Entity Framework
13 14 (5.45%) RESTful
14 13 (5.06%) Gherkin
14 13 (5.06%) XML
15 12 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
16 10 (3.89%) Kafka
16 10 (3.89%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (4.67%) Algorithms
3 11 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.28%) N-Tier
4 10 (3.89%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.50%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.72%) User Experience
7 5 (1.95%) Derivative
8 4 (1.56%) Equities
8 4 (1.56%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.56%) W3C
9 3 (1.17%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.17%) EPoS
9 3 (1.17%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.17%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.78%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.45%) Linux
2 28 (10.89%) Windows
3 6 (2.33%) Unix
3 6 (2.33%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.95%) Android
4 5 (1.95%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (63.42%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (43.58%) DevOps
3 82 (31.91%) Microservices
4 68 (26.46%) TDD
5 56 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (17.51%) API Testing
7 44 (17.12%) BDD
8 34 (13.23%) SDET
8 34 (13.23%) Test Strategy
9 33 (12.84%) Fintech
10 31 (12.06%) SDLC
10 31 (12.06%) Software Engineering
11 29 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (11.28%) OO
11 29 (11.28%) Regression Testing
12 26 (10.12%) ETL
13 25 (9.73%) Deployment Automation
14 22 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (8.17%) Unit Testing
16 20 (7.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 91 (35.41%) JavaScript
2 86 (33.46%) Java
3 66 (25.68%) SQL
4 59 (22.96%) Python
5 58 (22.57%) C#
6 15 (5.84%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.28%) Java 8
8 10 (3.89%) Go
9 8 (3.11%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.33%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.95%) ES6
11 5 (1.95%) ES7
11 5 (1.95%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.56%) C++
12 4 (1.56%) PHP
13 3 (1.17%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.17%) VBA
14 2 (0.78%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.39%) R
15 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (10.12%) ISEB
2 21 (8.17%) ISTQB
3 17 (6.61%) Degree
4 11 (4.28%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (28.79%) QA
2 2 (0.78%) EMIR
2 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.78%) NIST
3 1 (0.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (14.01%) Docker
2 2 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (13.62%) Terraform
2 33 (12.84%) Kubernetes
3 16 (6.23%) Ansible
4 14 (5.45%) Puppet
5 9 (3.50%) Control-M
6 7 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.33%) QRadar
8 5 (1.95%) Kibana
9 4 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.78%) Nagios
10 2 (0.78%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.39%) Consul
11 1 (0.39%) Grafana
11 1 (0.39%) SCCM
11 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (13.23%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.45%) Oracle
3 11 (4.28%) Nintex
4 10 (3.89%) Databricks
5 9 (3.50%) Sparx
6 6 (2.33%) Apple
6 6 (2.33%) Splunk
7 5 (1.95%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.95%) Google
7 5 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.17%) IBM
8 3 (1.17%) Temenos
9 1 (0.39%) Cisco
9 1 (0.39%) Citrix
9 1 (0.39%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.39%) Pega
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.39%) Talend
9 1 (0.39%) VMware
9 1 (0.39%) Xamarin