Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 33 47
Rank change year-on-year -13 +14 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 586 620 703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.42% 5.98% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.86% 6.61% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 504 549 613
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £35,675
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £56,816
% change year-on-year +4.35% +1.20% +8.22%

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 10,000 9,386 12,573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 92.46% 90.59% 91.40%
Number of salaries quoted 8,812 8,514 11,267
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,400
90th Percentile £94,250 £92,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £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 22 April 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 22 April 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 1 - -
Test Automation
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 354 (60.41%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (42.49%) QA
3 240 (40.96%) SQL
4 236 (40.27%) Finance
5 182 (31.06%) Java
6 167 (28.50%) JavaScript
7 147 (25.09%) Selenium
8 137 (23.38%) C#
9 134 (22.87%) Git (software)
10 132 (22.53%) SQL Server
11 131 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
12 124 (21.16%) TDD
13 117 (19.97%) Microsoft
14 104 (17.75%) Scrum
15 99 (16.89%) .NET
16 97 (16.55%) SDLC
17 95 (16.21%) BDD
18 94 (16.04%) JIRA
19 93 (15.87%) Continuous Improvement
20 90 (15.36%) Banking
20 90 (15.36%) HTML
21 87 (14.85%) CSS
21 87 (14.85%) Amazon AWS
22 83 (14.16%) Test Strategy
23 79 (13.48%) Web Services
24 76 (12.97%) User Acceptance Testing
25 75 (12.80%) DevOps
26 74 (12.63%) Unit Testing
26 74 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
27 73 (12.46%) OO

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 38 (6.48%) CMS
2 21 (3.58%) Confluence
3 19 (3.24%) EPiServer
4 17 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (2.90%) WordPress
5 16 (2.73%) Ethereum
5 16 (2.73%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.39%) Apache
7 13 (2.22%) Anypoint
7 13 (2.22%) Apache Spark
8 9 (1.54%) Drupal
9 7 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.19%) IIS
9 7 (1.19%) JBoss
9 7 (1.19%) Mule
9 7 (1.19%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.85%) nginx
10 5 (0.85%) SAS
11 4 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.51%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.51%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.51%) Revit
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 25 (4.27%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.51%) Primavera
4 2 (0.34%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) Beauchamp
5 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (14.85%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (6.31%) GitHub
4 25 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (4.27%) Amazon S3
5 18 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (2.90%) Serverless
7 16 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (2.56%) SaaS
9 11 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.71%) Slack
11 9 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (1.54%) Office 365
11 9 (1.54%) Trello
12 8 (1.37%) PaaS
13 7 (1.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (1.19%) CloudFront
13 7 (1.19%) Sauce Labs
14 4 (0.68%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.41%) Internet
2 14 (2.39%) Intranet
3 8 (1.37%) HTTP
4 6 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.85%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.68%) DVB
6 4 (0.68%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.51%) Broadband
8 1 (0.17%) 3G
8 1 (0.17%) DAB
8 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (22.53%) SQL Server
2 70 (11.95%) MySQL
3 69 (11.77%) NoSQL
4 57 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (8.36%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (7.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (6.31%) Blockchain
8 36 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (6.14%) Redis
8 36 (6.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (4.27%) SQL Server 2014
10 20 (3.41%) Cosmos DB
11 19 (3.24%) Siebel EIM
12 18 (3.07%) Relational Database
13 17 (2.90%) Oracle BI EE
14 16 (2.73%) QlikView
15 14 (2.39%) Hadoop
16 13 (2.22%) SQLite
17 12 (2.05%) Big Data
18 11 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 147 (25.09%) Selenium
2 134 (22.87%) Git (software)
3 94 (16.04%) JIRA
4 72 (12.29%) WebDriver
5 71 (12.12%) Jenkins
6 69 (11.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 54 (9.22%) Cucumber
8 52 (8.87%) Visual Studio
9 27 (4.61%) JUnit
9 27 (4.61%) NUnit
10 26 (4.44%) SpecFlow
11 25 (4.27%) Maven
12 22 (3.75%) TeamCity
13 21 (3.58%) Visual Studio Team System
14 19 (3.24%) Jasmine
14 19 (3.24%) Subversion
15 15 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (2.22%) JMeter
16 13 (2.22%) Protractor
17 12 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 236 (40.27%) Finance
2 90 (15.36%) Banking
3 34 (5.80%) Law
4 31 (5.29%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.10%) Advertising
6 16 (2.73%) Legal
7 14 (2.39%) Retail
8 9 (1.54%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.37%) Marketing
10 7 (1.19%) Games
11 6 (1.02%) Back Office
11 6 (1.02%) Front Office
12 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.85%) Publishing
13 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.51%) Military
15 1 (0.17%) Automotive
15 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 207 (35.32%) Developer
2 78 (13.31%) Senior Developer
3 49 (8.36%) Tester
4 45 (7.68%) Analyst
4 45 (7.68%) QA Engineer
5 40 (6.83%) .NET Developer
6 37 (6.31%) C# Developer
7 36 (6.14%) Test Engineer
8 35 (5.97%) Test Leader
9 31 (5.29%) C# .NET Developer
10 29 (4.95%) Java Developer
11 27 (4.61%) Developer in Test
12 26 (4.44%) Test Analyst
13 24 (4.10%) Blockchain Developer
14 22 (3.75%) Automation Tester
14 22 (3.75%) Test Manager
15 21 (3.58%) Backend Developer
15 21 (3.58%) Business Intelligence Lead
15 21 (3.58%) Java Engineer
16 20 (3.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (16.89%) .NET
2 90 (15.36%) HTML
3 87 (14.85%) CSS
4 79 (13.48%) Web Services
5 63 (10.75%) Node.js
6 59 (10.07%) RESTful
7 54 (9.22%) AngularJS
8 51 (8.70%) jQuery
9 44 (7.51%) HTML5
10 43 (7.34%) ASP.NET
11 35 (5.97%) REST
12 32 (5.46%) CSS3
13 31 (5.29%) .NET Framework
14 30 (5.12%) Smart Contracts
15 29 (4.95%) XML
16 26 (4.44%) React
17 24 (4.10%) Entity Framework
18 23 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
19 19 (3.24%) JSON
19 19 (3.24%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (8.02%) Mobile App
3 45 (7.68%) Fintech
4 38 (6.48%) Computer Science
5 28 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (3.24%) User Experience
7 17 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.73%) Bitcoin
9 15 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (2.39%) Management Information System
11 13 (2.22%) Client/Server
11 13 (2.22%) Hedge funds
12 12 (2.05%) Reinsurance
13 10 (1.71%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (1.37%) BBC
15 8 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (1.37%) STB
16 6 (1.02%) Algorithms
16 6 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (10.41%) Linux
2 49 (8.36%) Windows
3 16 (2.73%) Unix
4 15 (2.56%) Android
5 9 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.37%) VMS
7 6 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.68%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (60.41%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
3 124 (21.16%) TDD
4 104 (17.75%) Scrum
5 97 (16.55%) SDLC
6 95 (16.21%) BDD
7 93 (15.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 83 (14.16%) Test Strategy
9 76 (12.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 75 (12.80%) DevOps
11 74 (12.63%) Unit Testing
12 73 (12.46%) OO
13 68 (11.60%) Web Development
14 67 (11.43%) Test Scripting
15 62 (10.58%) Software Engineering
16 60 (10.24%) MVC
17 59 (10.07%) Regression Testing
18 58 (9.90%) Analytics
19 57 (9.73%) ITIL
20 52 (8.87%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 240 (40.96%) SQL
2 182 (31.06%) Java
3 167 (28.50%) JavaScript
4 137 (23.38%) C#
5 59 (10.07%) Python
6 44 (7.51%) PHP
7 38 (6.48%) T-SQL
8 25 (4.27%) ES6
9 22 (3.75%) Bash Shell
9 22 (3.75%) Groovy
10 20 (3.41%) PowerShell
11 18 (3.07%) C++
11 18 (3.07%) PHP 7
11 18 (3.07%) Solidity
12 17 (2.90%) C
12 17 (2.90%) Ruby
12 17 (2.90%) TypeScript
13 16 (2.73%) Scala
14 13 (2.22%) PL/SQL
14 13 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (9.39%) Degree
2 42 (7.17%) ISTQB
3 25 (4.27%) ISEB
4 21 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (3.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (1.54%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.68%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.51%) CISA
8 3 (0.51%) CISM
8 3 (0.51%) CRISC
8 3 (0.51%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 2 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.17%) CISSP
10 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.17%) PMP
10 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.17%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (42.49%) QA
2 4 (0.68%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.68%) EMIR
2 4 (0.68%) MiFID
3 3 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.51%) GCP
3 3 (0.51%) GDPR
4 2 (0.34%) PMO
4 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 50 (8.53%) Docker
2 22 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.51%) KVM
4 3 (0.51%) Xen
5 2 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.34%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) ACF2
6 1 (0.17%) HDFS
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) RACF
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (5.63%) Puppet
2 25 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (3.75%) Kubernetes
5 20 (3.41%) Ansible
6 16 (2.73%) Terraform
7 11 (1.88%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (1.19%) Nagios
10 4 (0.68%) Mesos
11 3 (0.51%) logstash
11 3 (0.51%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 3 (0.51%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.34%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.34%) Salt
13 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
13 1 (0.17%) Kibana
13 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 117 (19.97%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.31%) Siebel
3 19 (3.24%) Sun
4 18 (3.07%) OpenText
5 17 (2.90%) VMware
6 15 (2.56%) HP
6 15 (2.56%) Oracle
7 11 (1.88%) New Relic
7 11 (1.88%) Splunk
8 10 (1.71%) Google
9 8 (1.37%) Arqiva
9 8 (1.37%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.37%) BT
9 8 (1.37%) LexisNexis
9 8 (1.37%) MuleSoft
10 7 (1.19%) IBM
10 7 (1.19%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.02%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.02%) webMethods