Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 39 38
Rank change year-on-year +18 -1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 487 510 603
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 10.03% 5.99% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.53% 6.37% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 454 437 535
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £51,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £101,750 £95,000 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% - +8.33%

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 4,623 8,004 9,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 95.18% 94.03% 92.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4,082 6,993 8,531
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £49,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +5.69%
75th Percentile £90,000 £84,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 291 (59.75%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (51.33%) DevOps
3 208 (42.71%) JavaScript
4 203 (41.68%) C#
5 202 (41.48%) Azure
6 198 (40.66%) Microservices
7 183 (37.58%) SQL
8 173 (35.52%) .NET
9 163 (33.47%) Continuous Integration
10 152 (31.21%) CSS
11 145 (29.77%) QA
12 141 (28.95%) Selenium
13 140 (28.75%) Finance
14 137 (28.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 135 (27.72%) Java
16 133 (27.31%) SQL Server
16 133 (27.31%) AWS
17 128 (26.28%) jQuery
18 127 (26.08%) .NET Core
18 127 (26.08%) Deployment Automation
19 126 (25.87%) React
20 122 (25.05%) Web Services
21 116 (23.82%) MVC
22 112 (23.00%) .NET Framework
23 111 (22.79%) Entity Framework
24 110 (22.59%) ASP.NET Web API
24 110 (22.59%) OO
25 109 (22.38%) SharePoint
25 109 (22.38%) PaaS
26 105 (21.56%) Degree

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
1 109 (22.38%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.05%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.03%) Confluence
4 4 (0.82%) Apache
5 3 (0.62%) GlassFish
5 3 (0.62%) JBoss
5 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 3 (0.62%) InVision
1 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.62%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 80 (16.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.05%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 202 (41.48%) Azure
2 133 (27.31%) AWS
3 109 (22.38%) PaaS
4 69 (14.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 53 (10.88%) SaaS
6 42 (8.62%) Power Platform
7 35 (7.19%) Serverless
8 31 (6.37%) Dynamics 365
9 19 (3.90%) GCP
10 16 (3.29%) Azure Functions
11 13 (2.67%) Datadog
11 13 (2.67%) IaaS
12 12 (2.46%) Amazon Kinesis
13 11 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.64%) GitHub
14 8 (1.64%) Logic Apps
14 8 (1.64%) PowerApps
15 7 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
17 4 (0.82%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.44%) HTTP
2 6 (1.23%) Multicast
2 6 (1.23%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.23%) tcpdump
3 2 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (27.31%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.21%) NoSQL
3 33 (6.78%) Azure SQL Database
4 27 (5.54%) Data Lake
5 14 (2.87%) MongoDB
6 12 (2.46%) MySQL
6 12 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.26%) Power BI
8 10 (2.05%) Big Data
9 7 (1.44%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.23%) Blockchain
10 6 (1.23%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.62%) Amazon Athena
12 3 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.62%) Redis
12 3 (0.62%) Tableau
13 2 (0.41%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 141 (28.95%) Selenium
2 96 (19.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 92 (18.89%) Visual Studio Team System
4 83 (17.04%) Cucumber
5 76 (15.61%) Jenkins
6 43 (8.83%) Postman
7 37 (7.60%) Git (software)
8 28 (5.75%) SpecFlow
9 27 (5.54%) WebDriver
10 25 (5.13%) Appium
11 24 (4.93%) JIRA
12 22 (4.52%) TeamCity
13 19 (3.90%) GitLab
14 16 (3.29%) Visual Studio
15 14 (2.87%) Cypress.io
15 14 (2.87%) JMeter
15 14 (2.87%) NUnit
15 14 (2.87%) SoapUI
16 13 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (2.67%) REST Assured
General
1 140 (28.75%) Finance
2 17 (3.49%) Banking
3 15 (3.08%) Advertising
3 15 (3.08%) Games
4 14 (2.87%) Back Office
5 12 (2.46%) Law
6 9 (1.85%) Front Office
6 9 (1.85%) Legal
7 6 (1.23%) Online Betting
7 6 (1.23%) Retail
8 4 (0.82%) Marketing
9 3 (0.62%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.41%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 188 (38.60%) Developer
2 106 (21.77%) C# Developer
3 101 (20.74%) Senior Developer
4 85 (17.45%) Azure Developer
5 72 (14.78%) Senior C# Developer
6 65 (13.35%) .NET Developer
7 61 (12.53%) C# .NET Developer
8 47 (9.65%) Architect
9 46 (9.45%) Senior .NET Developer
10 44 (9.03%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 43 (8.83%) Software Developer
11 43 (8.83%) SQL Developer
12 42 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 42 (8.62%) Senior SQL Developer
13 39 (8.01%) QA Engineer
14 33 (6.78%) Tester
15 28 (5.75%) Automation Engineer
15 28 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
16 25 (5.13%) Automation Tester
17 21 (4.31%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (35.52%) .NET
2 152 (31.21%) CSS
3 137 (28.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 128 (26.28%) jQuery
5 127 (26.08%) .NET Core
6 126 (25.87%) React
7 122 (25.05%) Web Services
8 112 (23.00%) .NET Framework
9 111 (22.79%) Entity Framework
10 110 (22.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 49 (10.06%) REST
12 33 (6.78%) Node.js
13 32 (6.57%) HTML
13 32 (6.57%) XML
14 28 (5.75%) AngularJS
15 25 (5.13%) Ajax
15 25 (5.13%) Gherkin
16 23 (4.72%) JSON
17 19 (3.90%) GraphQL
17 19 (3.90%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 99 (20.33%) N-Tier
2 66 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (8.83%) Reinsurance
4 23 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (3.70%) Video on Demand
6 12 (2.46%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.46%) Social Media
7 11 (2.26%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.05%) User Experience
9 6 (1.23%) Blog
9 6 (1.23%) Equities
10 5 (1.03%) Derivative
10 5 (1.03%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.82%) Media Streaming
11 4 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.62%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.62%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (0.62%) Wiki
13 2 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.60%) Linux
2 26 (5.34%) Windows
3 15 (3.08%) Android
3 15 (3.08%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.67%) Unix
5 1 (0.21%) CentOS
5 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (59.75%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (51.33%) DevOps
3 198 (40.66%) Microservices
4 163 (33.47%) Continuous Integration
5 127 (26.08%) Deployment Automation
6 116 (23.82%) MVC
7 110 (22.59%) OO
8 103 (21.15%) SOA
9 99 (20.33%) Mentoring
9 99 (20.33%) SDET
9 99 (20.33%) UML
10 98 (20.12%) SOLID
11 86 (17.66%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 80 (16.43%) CRM
13 75 (15.40%) TDD
14 66 (13.55%) API Testing
15 58 (11.91%) Migration
16 57 (11.70%) BDD
17 56 (11.50%) Computer Science
18 55 (11.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 208 (42.71%) JavaScript
2 203 (41.68%) C#
3 183 (37.58%) SQL
4 135 (27.72%) Java
5 95 (19.51%) PowerShell
6 90 (18.48%) T-SQL
7 82 (16.84%) Python
8 28 (5.75%) TypeScript
9 21 (4.31%) Scala
10 19 (3.90%) Bash Shell
11 13 (2.67%) C
11 13 (2.67%) Kotlin
12 12 (2.46%) ES6
13 11 (2.26%) ES7
14 7 (1.44%) Go
15 5 (1.03%) Java 8
15 5 (1.03%) PHP
16 4 (0.82%) Ruby
16 4 (0.82%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.62%) C++
Qualifications
1 105 (21.56%) Degree
2 39 (8.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (3.90%) ISTQB
4 13 (2.67%) ISEB
5 3 (0.62%) SANS
6 2 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (29.77%) QA
2 3 (0.62%) WCAG
3 2 (0.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 75 (15.40%) Docker
2 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.41%) Snort
3 1 (0.21%) HDFS
3 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 101 (20.74%) Terraform
2 87 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (10.88%) Kubernetes
4 26 (5.34%) Ansible
5 18 (3.70%) Puppet
6 13 (2.67%) Kibana
7 8 (1.64%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.82%) Control-M
9 2 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.41%) Nagios
9 2 (0.41%) QRadar
9 2 (0.41%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.21%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.21%) Packer
10 1 (0.21%) vMotion
10 1 (0.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 86 (17.66%) Nintex
2 60 (12.32%) Microsoft
3 26 (5.34%) Databricks
4 10 (2.05%) Google
4 10 (2.05%) Sparx
5 9 (1.85%) Oracle
6 7 (1.44%) IBM
7 5 (1.03%) VMware
8 4 (0.82%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.62%) Fidessa
9 3 (0.62%) Perforce
9 3 (0.62%) Portware
10 2 (0.41%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.41%) Informatica
10 2 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.41%) SAP
10 2 (0.41%) Solace
10 2 (0.41%) Splunk
10 2 (0.41%) Workday
10 2 (0.41%) Xamarin