Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 34 49
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 635 651 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.69% 6.29% 5.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.18% 6.95% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 565 569 635
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 10,275 9,361 12,387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 92.13% 90.50% 91.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9,150 8,419 11,206
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,000 £35,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 21 July 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 21 July 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
London Bridge -3 1 £44,000 -40.34%
Test Automation
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 394 (62.05%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (45.20%) SQL
3 277 (43.62%) Finance
4 235 (37.01%) QA
5 219 (34.49%) Java
6 204 (32.13%) Continuous Integration
7 182 (28.66%) Selenium
8 179 (28.19%) JavaScript
9 162 (25.51%) C#
10 143 (22.52%) SQL Server
11 135 (21.26%) Amazon AWS
12 128 (20.16%) TDD
13 123 (19.37%) Git (software)
14 122 (19.21%) BDD
15 111 (17.48%) .NET
16 105 (16.54%) CSS
16 105 (16.54%) Microsoft
17 99 (15.59%) Microsoft Azure
18 98 (15.43%) SDLC
19 97 (15.28%) Banking
20 91 (14.33%) Web Services
21 89 (14.02%) Linux
21 89 (14.02%) Scrum
21 89 (14.02%) Degree
21 89 (14.02%) Team Foundation Server
21 89 (14.02%) Jenkins
21 89 (14.02%) Microservices
22 88 (13.86%) Computer Science
23 87 (13.70%) Mentoring
24 86 (13.54%) DevOps

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 37 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.62%) Confluence
2 23 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (3.62%) Ethereum
3 17 (2.68%) Apache Spark
4 16 (2.52%) Apache
5 12 (1.89%) Anypoint
5 12 (1.89%) Drupal
6 9 (1.42%) CMS
7 8 (1.26%) Mule
7 8 (1.26%) nginx
8 6 (0.94%) IIS
9 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.63%) JBoss
10 4 (0.63%) SAS
10 4 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) CICS
11 1 (0.16%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.47%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.47%) Revit
4 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 35 (5.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (4.25%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.47%) FastStats
3 3 (0.47%) Magento
3 3 (0.47%) Primavera
4 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.31%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.16%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 135 (21.26%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (15.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (6.61%) GitHub
4 35 (5.51%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (3.62%) Amazon S3
6 19 (2.99%) Serverless
7 18 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (2.20%) SaaS
10 13 (2.05%) Sauce Labs
11 12 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (1.89%) BrowserStack
11 12 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (1.57%) CloudFront
13 9 (1.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 7 (1.10%) npm
14 7 (1.10%) Slack
15 5 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.79%) Heroku
15 5 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.57%) HTTP
2 7 (1.10%) SMS
2 7 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.79%) Internet
4 3 (0.47%) Firewall
5 2 (0.31%) Broadband
5 2 (0.31%) DAB
5 2 (0.31%) GSM
5 2 (0.31%) LTE
5 2 (0.31%) Skype
5 2 (0.31%) Wireless
6 1 (0.16%) 3G
6 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (22.52%) SQL Server
2 69 (10.87%) NoSQL
3 61 (9.61%) MySQL
4 52 (8.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (8.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 41 (6.46%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (5.67%) Blockchain
8 36 (5.67%) Redis
9 34 (5.35%) Big Data
10 28 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (3.94%) MongoDB
12 21 (3.31%) Power BI
13 19 (2.99%) Data Lake
13 19 (2.99%) Hadoop
14 18 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
16 16 (2.52%) Relational Database
17 15 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 15 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 182 (28.66%) Selenium
2 123 (19.37%) Git (software)
3 89 (14.02%) Jenkins
3 89 (14.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 73 (11.50%) Cucumber
4 73 (11.50%) WebDriver
5 69 (10.87%) JIRA
6 41 (6.46%) Visual Studio Team System
7 40 (6.30%) Visual Studio
8 37 (5.83%) SpecFlow
9 33 (5.20%) JUnit
9 33 (5.20%) Maven
10 24 (3.78%) TeamCity
11 23 (3.62%) NUnit
12 21 (3.31%) Protractor
12 21 (3.31%) SoapUI
13 20 (3.15%) HP UFT
14 19 (2.99%) JMeter
15 18 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (2.68%) TestNG
General
1 277 (43.62%) Finance
2 97 (15.28%) Banking
3 38 (5.98%) Law
4 36 (5.67%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.99%) Front Office
6 17 (2.68%) Retail
7 14 (2.20%) Advertising
8 13 (2.05%) Legal
9 11 (1.73%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.26%) Games
10 8 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.10%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.94%) Back Office
13 5 (0.79%) Marketing
14 4 (0.63%) Publishing
15 3 (0.47%) Military
16 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.31%) French Language
16 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 210 (33.07%) Developer
2 84 (13.23%) Tester
3 68 (10.71%) QA Engineer
4 62 (9.76%) Analyst
5 49 (7.72%) Architect
5 49 (7.72%) Java Developer
5 49 (7.72%) Senior Developer
6 42 (6.61%) Test Engineer
7 39 (6.14%) Automation Tester
7 39 (6.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 39 (6.14%) Test Analyst
8 37 (5.83%) QA Tester
9 36 (5.67%) Developer in Test
10 31 (4.88%) Java Engineer
11 28 (4.41%) Node.js Developer
12 26 (4.09%) Backend Developer
12 26 (4.09%) Blockchain Developer
13 25 (3.94%) Software Engineer
13 25 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (3.78%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (17.48%) .NET
2 105 (16.54%) CSS
3 91 (14.33%) Web Services
4 83 (13.07%) HTML
5 75 (11.81%) React
6 73 (11.50%) Node.js
7 72 (11.34%) AngularJS
8 58 (9.13%) jQuery
9 50 (7.87%) HTML5
10 47 (7.40%) RESTful
11 43 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
12 41 (6.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 40 (6.30%) Entity Framework
14 39 (6.14%) .NET Core
14 39 (6.14%) REST
15 34 (5.35%) XML
16 31 (4.88%) Smart Contracts
17 25 (3.94%) Sass
17 25 (3.94%) Spring
18 23 (3.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.86%) Computer Science
2 78 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.98%) N-Tier
4 37 (5.83%) Fintech
5 30 (4.72%) Mobile App
6 28 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (4.41%) User Experience
7 25 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (3.62%) Bitcoin
9 18 (2.83%) Fixed Income
10 14 (2.20%) Data Structures
11 13 (2.05%) Reinsurance
12 12 (1.89%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.73%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.42%) Hedge funds
15 8 (1.26%) Social Media
16 7 (1.10%) Algorithms
16 7 (1.10%) Derivative
16 7 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 6 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (14.02%) Linux
2 31 (4.88%) Unix
3 28 (4.41%) Windows
4 13 (2.05%) Android
5 12 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (62.05%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (32.13%) Continuous Integration
3 128 (20.16%) TDD
4 122 (19.21%) BDD
5 98 (15.43%) SDLC
6 89 (14.02%) Microservices
6 89 (14.02%) Scrum
7 87 (13.70%) Mentoring
8 86 (13.54%) DevOps
9 82 (12.91%) OO
10 75 (11.81%) Software Engineering
11 72 (11.34%) Test Strategy
12 67 (10.55%) Test Scripting
13 61 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
14 59 (9.29%) Deployment Automation
15 57 (8.98%) MVC
16 54 (8.50%) Software Testing
17 53 (8.35%) Continuous Improvement
18 51 (8.03%) Regression Testing
19 50 (7.87%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 287 (45.20%) SQL
2 219 (34.49%) Java
3 179 (28.19%) JavaScript
4 162 (25.51%) C#
5 82 (12.91%) T-SQL
6 81 (12.76%) Python
7 30 (4.72%) ES6
8 27 (4.25%) PHP
9 25 (3.94%) Solidity
10 20 (3.15%) C
10 20 (3.15%) TypeScript
11 19 (2.99%) Java 8
12 18 (2.83%) Ruby
13 17 (2.68%) Groovy
13 17 (2.68%) Scala
14 16 (2.52%) Bash Shell
14 16 (2.52%) C++
15 15 (2.36%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.89%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 89 (14.02%) Degree
2 54 (8.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (5.35%) ISEB
3 34 (5.35%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.94%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.47%) CBAP
7 3 (0.47%) CISA
7 3 (0.47%) CISM
7 3 (0.47%) CRISC
7 3 (0.47%) IIBA
7 3 (0.47%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 2 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) PhD
9 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.16%) PMP
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (37.01%) QA
2 7 (1.10%) GCP
3 5 (0.79%) PMO
4 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.31%) GDPR
4 2 (0.31%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) MiFID
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (8.66%) Docker
2 30 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.79%) KVM
4 5 (0.79%) Xen
5 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.16%) ACF2
6 1 (0.16%) Firmware
6 1 (0.16%) HDFS
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) RACF
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (4.57%) Ansible
1 29 (4.57%) Kubernetes
1 29 (4.57%) Puppet
2 18 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (2.36%) Terraform
4 11 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.42%) logstash
6 7 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (1.10%) Graphite
6 7 (1.10%) HP ALM
6 7 (1.10%) Nagios
7 6 (0.94%) Mesos
7 6 (0.94%) Prometheus
7 6 (0.94%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.31%) Oozie
9 2 (0.31%) Salt
10 1 (0.16%) Kibana
10 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 105 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.35%) Nintex
3 27 (4.25%) Oracle
4 19 (2.99%) Capita
5 18 (2.83%) VMware
6 17 (2.68%) Google
7 16 (2.52%) Siebel
8 15 (2.36%) HP
9 10 (1.57%) SAP
10 8 (1.26%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.26%) Cloudera
10 8 (1.26%) MuleSoft
11 7 (1.10%) Hortonworks
11 7 (1.10%) MapR
11 7 (1.10%) New Relic
12 6 (0.94%) IBM
13 5 (0.79%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.79%) Splunk
14 4 (0.63%) Tableau