Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 36 44
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 521 602 577
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 5.98% 5.86% 5.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.38% 6.31% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 464 578 514
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.44% +5.22%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £40,150
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 8,168 9,544 10,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.76% 92.83% 93.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7,066 8,451 8,874
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +7.44% +0.83%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +1.69%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 - 14 £90,000 -
Moorgate - 5 £65,000 - 1
Test Automation
Central London

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 297 (57.01%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (30.52%) Java
3 152 (29.17%) C#
4 140 (26.87%) Selenium
5 135 (25.91%) JavaScript
6 132 (25.34%) Finance
7 131 (25.14%) QA
8 129 (24.76%) Python
9 119 (22.84%) DevOps
10 116 (22.26%) Azure
11 112 (21.50%) AWS
12 109 (20.92%) TDD
13 107 (20.54%) SQL
14 103 (19.77%) .NET
15 99 (19.00%) Scrum
15 99 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
16 88 (16.89%) Software Engineering
17 82 (15.74%) Fintech
18 80 (15.36%) BDD
19 75 (14.40%) Microservices
20 74 (14.20%) OO
21 73 (14.01%) Git (software)
22 68 (13.05%) Linux
22 68 (13.05%) CSS
23 65 (12.48%) React
24 62 (11.90%) Microsoft
25 60 (11.52%) Manual Testing
25 60 (11.52%) Docker
26 58 (11.13%) Cucumber
26 58 (11.13%) SQL Server

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 10 (1.92%) Apache
1 10 (1.92%) Apache Spark
1 10 (1.92%) Confluence
2 9 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.34%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.15%) CMS
4 6 (1.15%) EPiServer
5 5 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.58%) IIS
7 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.38%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.38%) Mule
7 2 (0.38%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) Luigi
8 1 (0.19%) SAS
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.19%) Figma
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Sketch
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Eikon
1 2 (0.38%) Markit EDM
1 2 (0.38%) SAP FS
1 2 (0.38%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 116 (22.26%) Azure
2 112 (21.50%) AWS
3 38 (7.29%) SaaS
4 34 (6.53%) GCP
5 28 (5.37%) Serverless
6 18 (3.45%) GitHub
7 17 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (2.88%) PaaS
8 15 (2.88%) Power Platform
9 12 (2.30%) BrowserStack
10 9 (1.73%) IaaS
10 9 (1.73%) Office 365
11 8 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (1.54%) Google Analytics
12 7 (1.34%) BlazeMeter
13 6 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
13 6 (1.15%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.15%) npm
14 5 (0.96%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.45%) HTTP
2 16 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.30%) DNS
4 10 (1.92%) Internet
5 6 (1.15%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.38%) Firewall
6 2 (0.38%) Skype
7 1 (0.19%) Network Security
7 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (11.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.41%) MySQL
3 21 (4.03%) Big Data
4 18 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (2.88%) Power BI
6 14 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (2.11%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.92%) Data Lake
10 10 (1.92%) MariaDB
11 9 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.15%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 140 (26.87%) Selenium
2 73 (14.01%) Git (software)
3 58 (11.13%) Cucumber
4 50 (9.60%) Jenkins
5 46 (8.83%) JIRA
6 39 (7.49%) Postman
6 39 (7.49%) WebDriver
7 34 (6.53%) SpecFlow
8 27 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (4.99%) JUnit
10 23 (4.41%) TeamCity
11 18 (3.45%) Maven
12 16 (3.07%) Cypress.io
12 16 (3.07%) JMeter
13 15 (2.88%) webpack
14 12 (2.30%) Appium
14 12 (2.30%) GitLab
14 12 (2.30%) PHPUnit
14 12 (2.30%) SoapUI
15 11 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 132 (25.34%) Finance
2 35 (6.72%) Banking
3 20 (3.84%) Law
4 16 (3.07%) Retail
5 15 (2.88%) Games
5 15 (2.88%) Marketing
6 12 (2.30%) Front Office
7 11 (2.11%) Legal
8 9 (1.73%) Back Office
8 9 (1.73%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.73%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.38%) Advertising
9 2 (0.38%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 186 (35.70%) Developer
2 44 (8.45%) Tester
3 41 (7.87%) QA Engineer
4 40 (7.68%) Analyst
5 37 (7.10%) Test Engineer
6 33 (6.33%) Java Developer
7 32 (6.14%) Developer in Test
8 29 (5.57%) Python Developer
9 26 (4.99%) C# Developer
10 25 (4.80%) .NET Developer
10 25 (4.80%) Senior Developer
10 25 (4.80%) Software Developer
10 25 (4.80%) Test Automation Engineer
11 24 (4.61%) Software Engineer
12 21 (4.03%) Test Leader
13 20 (3.84%) Architect
14 19 (3.65%) Automation Tester
15 18 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
16 17 (3.26%) QA Analyst
17 16 (3.07%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (19.77%) .NET
2 68 (13.05%) CSS
3 65 (12.48%) React
4 51 (9.79%) HTML
5 50 (9.60%) REST
6 49 (9.40%) Node.js
7 44 (8.45%) .NET Core
8 43 (8.25%) Web Services
9 41 (7.87%) .NET Framework
10 35 (6.72%) AngularJS
11 34 (6.53%) RESTful
12 29 (5.57%) Gherkin
13 24 (4.61%) Kafka
13 24 (4.61%) Spring
13 24 (4.61%) XML
14 23 (4.41%) Pandas
14 23 (4.41%) SOAP
15 19 (3.65%) NumPy
16 18 (3.45%) ASP.NET
16 18 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.91%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.80%) Mobile App
3 20 (3.84%) Data Structures
4 19 (3.65%) User Experience
5 18 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.69%) Cloud Native
8 11 (2.11%) Data Centre
8 11 (2.11%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.73%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.73%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.54%) Equities
11 7 (1.34%) Derivative
11 7 (1.34%) Reinsurance
12 6 (1.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.96%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (13.05%) Linux
2 28 (5.37%) Windows
3 21 (4.03%) Android
4 20 (3.84%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.30%) Unix
6 6 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.77%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) VMS
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (57.01%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (22.84%) DevOps
3 109 (20.92%) TDD
4 99 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
4 99 (19.00%) Scrum
5 88 (16.89%) Software Engineering
6 82 (15.74%) Fintech
7 80 (15.36%) BDD
8 75 (14.40%) Microservices
9 74 (14.20%) OO
10 60 (11.52%) Manual Testing
11 55 (10.56%) SDLC
12 51 (9.79%) Unit Testing
13 46 (8.83%) SDET
14 44 (8.45%) MVC
15 43 (8.25%) Continuous Delivery
16 41 (7.87%) Mentoring
17 39 (7.49%) API Testing
18 37 (7.10%) Test Scripting
19 36 (6.91%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 159 (30.52%) Java
2 152 (29.17%) C#
3 135 (25.91%) JavaScript
4 129 (24.76%) Python
5 107 (20.54%) SQL
6 38 (7.29%) TypeScript
7 34 (6.53%) PHP
8 33 (6.33%) C++
9 31 (5.95%) PowerShell
10 28 (5.37%) Ruby
11 27 (5.18%) ES6
12 26 (4.99%) Bash Shell
13 23 (4.41%) C
14 18 (3.45%) T-SQL
15 11 (2.11%) Go
16 10 (1.92%) Scala
17 9 (1.73%) Java 8
17 9 (1.73%) Kotlin
18 6 (1.15%) VB
19 5 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (5.76%) Degree
2 26 (4.99%) ISTQB
3 18 (3.45%) ISEB
4 17 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (2.30%) CEH
5 12 (2.30%) GWAPT
5 12 (2.30%) OSCP
6 4 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.77%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.38%) IIBA
7 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.38%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.38%) PMP
7 2 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (25.14%) QA
2 3 (0.58%) PMO
3 2 (0.38%) NIST
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) EMIR
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (11.52%) Docker
2 9 (1.73%) Firmware
3 3 (0.58%) Snort
4 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.19%) ACF2
5 1 (0.19%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) RACF
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 56 (10.75%) Kubernetes
2 29 (5.57%) Terraform
3 19 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (2.88%) Ansible
5 12 (2.30%) HP ALM
6 9 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.54%) Puppet
8 2 (0.38%) Consul
8 2 (0.38%) Istio
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.38%) SCCM
9 1 (0.19%) Kibana
9 1 (0.19%) MIIS
Vendors
1 62 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.61%) Google
3 17 (3.26%) HP
4 12 (2.30%) Oracle
5 10 (1.92%) Atlassian
5 10 (1.92%) IBM
6 9 (1.73%) TIBCO
7 8 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.34%) UiPath
9 5 (0.96%) SAP
9 5 (0.96%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.77%) YouTube
11 3 (0.58%) Charles River
11 3 (0.58%) Micro Focus
11 3 (0.58%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.58%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.58%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.38%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.38%) Citrix
12 2 (0.38%) Informatica