Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 33 41
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 506 361 595
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 9.06% 6.76% 5.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.48% 7.15% 6.19%
Number of salaries quoted 463 301 523
10th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £43,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £92,500 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £69,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year +1.08% +6.54% +4.00%

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 5,335 5,046 9,619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 95.47% 94.51% 93.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4,768 4,439 8,585
10th Percentile £43,713 £42,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
75th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £100,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

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 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 287 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (47.43%) QA
3 189 (37.35%) C#
4 185 (36.56%) JavaScript
5 181 (35.77%) DevOps
6 180 (35.57%) Azure
7 179 (35.38%) Java
8 167 (33.00%) Selenium
9 155 (30.63%) Microservices
10 145 (28.66%) SQL
11 137 (27.08%) Finance
12 121 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
13 117 (23.12%) SQL Server
14 111 (21.94%) AWS
15 109 (21.54%) Jenkins
16 104 (20.55%) .NET
17 99 (19.57%) Degree
18 98 (19.37%) Python
18 98 (19.37%) Social Skills
19 97 (19.17%) SDET
19 97 (19.17%) Docker
20 94 (18.58%) UML
21 93 (18.38%) React
22 88 (17.39%) Kubernetes
22 88 (17.39%) OO
23 85 (16.80%) Mentoring
24 83 (16.40%) Web Services
25 82 (16.21%) CSS
26 80 (15.81%) REST
27 79 (15.61%) Test Strategy

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 58 (11.46%) SharePoint
2 31 (6.13%) Confluence
3 9 (1.78%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.58%) Apache
5 5 (0.99%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (0.79%) GlassFish
6 4 (0.79%) JBoss
6 4 (0.79%) SAS
6 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.59%) InVision
2 3 (0.59%) Sketch
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) Mingle
4 1 (0.20%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 40 (7.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (0.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 180 (35.57%) Azure
2 111 (21.94%) AWS
3 73 (14.43%) Serverless
4 56 (11.07%) PaaS
5 46 (9.09%) Azure Key Vault
6 44 (8.70%) Azure Service Bus
7 43 (8.50%) GCP
8 41 (8.10%) Azure App Service
8 41 (8.10%) Azure Storage
9 40 (7.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 40 (7.91%) Azure Service Fabric
10 38 (7.51%) SaaS
11 21 (4.15%) Power Platform
12 16 (3.16%) Azure Functions
13 12 (2.37%) PowerApps
14 11 (2.17%) Azure Logic Apps
15 10 (1.98%) GitHub
16 9 (1.78%) Azure Pipelines
17 8 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
17 8 (1.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.77%) HTTP
2 2 (0.40%) Internet
2 2 (0.40%) Multicast
2 2 (0.40%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.40%) tcpdump
2 2 (0.40%) VoIP
3 1 (0.20%) 5G
3 1 (0.20%) Broadband
3 1 (0.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (23.12%) SQL Server
2 58 (11.46%) NoSQL
3 55 (10.87%) MongoDB
4 54 (10.67%) Relational Database
5 40 (7.91%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (7.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 17 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (2.96%) Big Data
9 12 (2.37%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (1.98%) MySQL
12 9 (1.78%) Blockchain
13 8 (1.58%) Power BI
13 8 (1.58%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.38%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.19%) Data Lake
15 6 (1.19%) Redis
16 5 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
17 4 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 167 (33.00%) Selenium
2 109 (21.54%) Jenkins
3 78 (15.42%) Cucumber
4 62 (12.25%) Git (software)
5 59 (11.66%) Postman
6 58 (11.46%) JIRA
7 57 (11.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 55 (10.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 53 (10.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 42 (8.30%) Cypress.io
11 39 (7.71%) SpecFlow
12 36 (7.11%) SonarQube
13 34 (6.72%) WebDriver
14 29 (5.73%) JMeter
14 29 (5.73%) TeamCity
15 22 (4.35%) JUnit
16 21 (4.15%) REST Assured
17 20 (3.95%) GitLab
18 15 (2.96%) Ranorex
19 14 (2.77%) SoapUI
General
1 137 (27.08%) Finance
2 98 (19.37%) Social Skills
3 37 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (6.72%) Retail
5 32 (6.32%) Influencing Skills
5 32 (6.32%) Presentation Skills
6 18 (3.56%) Games
6 18 (3.56%) Law
7 17 (3.36%) Banking
8 16 (3.16%) Advertising
9 14 (2.77%) Legal
10 10 (1.98%) Publishing
11 7 (1.38%) Online Betting
12 6 (1.19%) Front Office
13 5 (0.99%) Marketing
13 5 (0.99%) Public Speaking
14 3 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.59%) Public Sector
15 2 (0.40%) Back Office
15 2 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 150 (29.64%) Developer
2 62 (12.25%) QA Engineer
3 56 (11.07%) Senior Developer
4 51 (10.08%) C# Developer
5 50 (9.88%) Azure Developer
6 49 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
7 39 (7.71%) QA Automation Engineer
7 39 (7.71%) Technical Leader
8 38 (7.51%) Test Engineer
9 32 (6.32%) Tester
10 29 (5.73%) .NET Developer
10 29 (5.73%) Senior C# Developer
11 27 (5.34%) Software Developer
12 25 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
12 25 (4.94%) Java Developer
13 22 (4.35%) Analyst
14 19 (3.75%) Developer in Test
15 17 (3.36%) Integration Developer
15 17 (3.36%) Lead Developer
16 16 (3.16%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (20.55%) .NET
2 93 (18.38%) React
3 83 (16.40%) Web Services
4 82 (16.21%) CSS
5 80 (15.81%) REST
6 71 (14.03%) Node.js
7 70 (13.83%) .NET Core
8 66 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 63 (12.45%) .NET Framework
9 63 (12.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 63 (12.45%) Entity Framework
10 57 (11.26%) jQuery
11 37 (7.31%) AngularJS
12 34 (6.72%) HTML
12 34 (6.72%) OAuth
12 34 (6.72%) OAuth2
13 33 (6.52%) GraphQL
13 33 (6.52%) OpenID
14 32 (6.32%) Gherkin
15 29 (5.73%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.47%) N-Tier
2 26 (5.14%) Mobile App
3 16 (3.16%) User Experience
4 15 (2.96%) Reinsurance
5 14 (2.77%) Social Media
6 12 (2.37%) Derivative
6 12 (2.37%) Video on Demand
7 10 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.38%) Video\Live Streaming
11 6 (1.19%) Blog
11 6 (1.19%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.19%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (0.79%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.79%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.59%) Equities
14 2 (0.40%) Fixed Income
14 2 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.31%) Windows
2 30 (5.93%) Linux
3 20 (3.95%) Apple iOS
4 19 (3.75%) Android
5 17 (3.36%) Unix
6 4 (0.79%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (35.77%) DevOps
3 155 (30.63%) Microservices
4 121 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
5 97 (19.17%) SDET
6 94 (18.58%) UML
7 88 (17.39%) OO
8 85 (16.80%) Mentoring
9 79 (15.61%) Test Strategy
10 77 (15.22%) Software Testing
11 72 (14.23%) API Testing
11 72 (14.23%) MVC
12 64 (12.65%) Software Engineering
13 63 (12.45%) Deployment Automation
14 61 (12.06%) BDD
14 61 (12.06%) Fintech
15 58 (11.46%) SOA
16 55 (10.87%) Scrum
16 55 (10.87%) TDD
17 53 (10.47%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 189 (37.35%) C#
2 185 (36.56%) JavaScript
3 179 (35.38%) Java
4 145 (28.66%) SQL
5 98 (19.37%) Python
6 64 (12.65%) PowerShell
7 51 (10.08%) T-SQL
8 42 (8.30%) C++
9 29 (5.73%) TypeScript
10 21 (4.15%) C
11 11 (2.17%) Kotlin
11 11 (2.17%) Scala
12 10 (1.98%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.78%) ES6
14 8 (1.58%) ES7
15 6 (1.19%) Apple Swift
15 6 (1.19%) Java 8
15 6 (1.19%) PHP
15 6 (1.19%) Ruby
16 5 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (19.57%) Degree
2 35 (6.92%) Master's Degree
3 31 (6.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (4.94%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.98%) ISEB
6 4 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.79%) SANS
7 3 (0.59%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.40%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.40%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (47.43%) QA
2 35 (6.92%) GDPR
3 6 (1.19%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.59%) PMO
4 3 (0.59%) WCAG
5 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 97 (19.17%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) HDFS
2 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 88 (17.39%) Kubernetes
2 64 (12.65%) Terraform
3 58 (11.46%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.37%) Ansible
5 8 (1.58%) Puppet
6 6 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.59%) Kibana
7 3 (0.59%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.40%) Consul
8 2 (0.40%) Grafana
8 2 (0.40%) Packer
9 1 (0.20%) Mesos
Vendors
1 50 (9.88%) Oracle
2 41 (8.10%) Nintex
3 33 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 6 (1.19%) Dynatrace
5 5 (0.99%) Databricks
5 5 (0.99%) IBM
5 5 (0.99%) PayPal
6 4 (0.79%) Google
6 4 (0.79%) Greenplum
6 4 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.79%) Sparx
7 3 (0.59%) AppDynamics
7 3 (0.59%) Fidessa
7 3 (0.59%) HP
7 3 (0.59%) Perforce
7 3 (0.59%) Portware
7 3 (0.59%) Solace
7 3 (0.59%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.40%) Apple
8 2 (0.40%) SAP