Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 42 41
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 382 515 584
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 8.90% 5.62% 5.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.42% 5.99% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 358 479 544
Median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £61,250
% change year-on-year +11.11% +10.20% +6.52%

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 4,057 8,592 9,573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 94.55% 93.82% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3,546 7,496 8,588
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,776 £37,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.48% +3.08% +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 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 222 (58.12%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (55.76%) DevOps
3 166 (43.46%) Azure
4 158 (41.36%) Microservices
4 158 (41.36%) JavaScript
5 140 (36.65%) C#
5 140 (36.65%) AWS
6 134 (35.08%) SQL
7 128 (33.51%) Finance
8 123 (32.20%) .NET
9 122 (31.94%) Continuous Integration
10 115 (30.10%) CSS
11 109 (28.53%) Selenium
12 107 (28.01%) Java
13 98 (25.65%) jQuery
14 97 (25.39%) SQL Server
14 97 (25.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 95 (24.87%) React
16 94 (24.61%) QA
17 92 (24.08%) .NET Core
18 91 (23.82%) Deployment Automation
19 81 (21.20%) SharePoint
20 79 (20.68%) OO
21 77 (20.16%) .NET Framework
21 77 (20.16%) PaaS
22 76 (19.90%) Web Services
22 76 (19.90%) MVC
23 75 (19.63%) Python
24 74 (19.37%) Jenkins
24 74 (19.37%) Entity Framework

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 81 (21.20%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.83%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.52%) Confluence
3 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (11.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (4.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 166 (43.46%) Azure
2 140 (36.65%) AWS
3 77 (20.16%) PaaS
4 49 (12.83%) SaaS
5 38 (9.95%) Dynamics 365
6 32 (8.38%) Power Platform
7 30 (7.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 20 (5.24%) GCP
9 13 (3.40%) Datadog
10 12 (3.14%) Serverless
11 11 (2.88%) Amazon Kinesis
11 11 (2.88%) Azure Data Factory
12 10 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (2.36%) OpenShift
14 8 (2.09%) IaaS
15 5 (1.31%) GitHub
16 4 (1.05%) Amazon EKS
17 2 (0.52%) AWS CodePipeline
17 2 (0.52%) Office 365
18 1 (0.26%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
1 7 (1.83%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.57%) Multicast
2 6 (1.57%) tcpdump
3 4 (1.05%) HTTP
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.26%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) SAN
4 1 (0.26%) SSH
4 1 (0.26%) VPN
4 1 (0.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (25.39%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.90%) Azure SQL Database
2 34 (8.90%) NoSQL
3 27 (7.07%) Data Lake
4 17 (4.45%) MySQL
5 15 (3.93%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.36%) Big Data
8 8 (2.09%) MS Access
8 8 (2.09%) Power BI
9 7 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.31%) Redis
11 4 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.05%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.79%) Amazon Athena
12 3 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.79%) InterSystems Cache
12 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.79%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 109 (28.53%) Selenium
2 74 (19.37%) Jenkins
3 71 (18.59%) Cucumber
4 53 (13.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (13.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 30 (7.85%) Appium
7 28 (7.33%) Git (software)
8 25 (6.54%) WebDriver
9 24 (6.28%) Postman
10 19 (4.97%) JIRA
11 17 (4.45%) Cypress.io
12 16 (4.19%) SpecFlow
13 15 (3.93%) TeamCity
14 14 (3.66%) NUnit
15 13 (3.40%) GitLab
15 13 (3.40%) Visual Studio
16 11 (2.88%) Calabash
16 11 (2.88%) CircleCI
17 9 (2.36%) REST Assured
17 9 (2.36%) SoapUI
General
1 128 (33.51%) Finance
2 20 (5.24%) Back Office
3 14 (3.66%) Games
4 12 (3.14%) Advertising
4 12 (3.14%) Front Office
5 10 (2.62%) Banking
5 10 (2.62%) Law
6 7 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.79%) Legal
8 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 129 (33.77%) Developer
2 60 (15.71%) C# Developer
3 59 (15.45%) Senior Developer
4 50 (13.09%) Architect
5 46 (12.04%) Azure Developer
5 46 (12.04%) Senior C# Developer
6 43 (11.26%) .NET Developer
7 39 (10.21%) C# .NET Developer
8 35 (9.16%) Software Developer
9 33 (8.64%) Senior .NET Developer
9 33 (8.64%) Tester
10 30 (7.85%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 29 (7.59%) Automation Tester
11 29 (7.59%) SQL Developer
12 28 (7.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 28 (7.33%) QA Engineer
12 28 (7.33%) Senior SQL Developer
13 27 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
14 22 (5.76%) Applications Architect
15 21 (5.50%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (32.20%) .NET
2 115 (30.10%) CSS
3 98 (25.65%) jQuery
4 97 (25.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 95 (24.87%) React
6 92 (24.08%) .NET Core
7 77 (20.16%) .NET Framework
8 76 (19.90%) Web Services
9 74 (19.37%) Entity Framework
10 72 (18.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 43 (11.26%) REST
12 30 (7.85%) XML
13 27 (7.07%) Node.js
14 26 (6.81%) Ajax
15 23 (6.02%) HTML
16 22 (5.76%) AngularJS
17 20 (5.24%) Gherkin
18 18 (4.71%) RESTful
19 14 (3.66%) Kafka
19 14 (3.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 68 (17.80%) N-Tier
2 39 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (7.59%) Reinsurance
4 22 (5.76%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.93%) Video on Demand
6 14 (3.66%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.88%) User Experience
8 10 (2.62%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.09%) Data Structures
9 8 (2.09%) Equities
10 6 (1.57%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.57%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.05%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.79%) Derivative
12 3 (0.79%) W3C
13 2 (0.52%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.52%) Media Streaming
13 2 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.64%) Linux
2 13 (3.40%) Unix
2 13 (3.40%) Windows
3 10 (2.62%) Android
3 10 (2.62%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.26%) CentOS
5 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (58.12%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (55.76%) DevOps
3 158 (41.36%) Microservices
4 122 (31.94%) Continuous Integration
5 91 (23.82%) Deployment Automation
6 79 (20.68%) OO
7 76 (19.90%) MVC
8 72 (18.85%) SOA
9 71 (18.59%) SDET
10 70 (18.32%) TDD
11 68 (17.80%) SOLID
12 63 (16.49%) UML
13 60 (15.71%) API Testing
14 58 (15.18%) Mentoring
15 56 (14.66%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
16 45 (11.78%) Fintech
17 43 (11.26%) CRM
18 42 (10.99%) Migration
19 41 (10.73%) BDD
20 38 (9.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 158 (41.36%) JavaScript
2 140 (36.65%) C#
3 134 (35.08%) SQL
4 107 (28.01%) Java
5 75 (19.63%) Python
6 56 (14.66%) PowerShell
7 51 (13.35%) T-SQL
8 13 (3.40%) Bash Shell
8 13 (3.40%) Go
9 12 (3.14%) Kotlin
10 11 (2.88%) TypeScript
11 9 (2.36%) Scala
12 8 (2.09%) ES6
12 8 (2.09%) ES7
13 6 (1.57%) C
13 6 (1.57%) Java 8
14 4 (1.05%) PHP
14 4 (1.05%) VBA
15 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 61 (15.97%) Degree
2 21 (5.50%) ISEB
3 19 (4.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (4.97%) ISTQB
4 12 (3.14%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (24.61%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) EMIR
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) NIST
System Software
1 56 (14.66%) Docker
2 2 (0.52%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) Snort
3 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 74 (19.37%) Terraform
2 54 (14.14%) Kubernetes
3 43 (11.26%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (6.54%) Ansible
5 22 (5.76%) Puppet
6 13 (3.40%) Kibana
7 7 (1.83%) Control-M
7 7 (1.83%) Prometheus
7 7 (1.83%) QRadar
8 3 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.79%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.52%) Nagios
10 1 (0.26%) Grafana
10 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.26%) Packer
10 1 (0.26%) SCCM
10 1 (0.26%) vMotion
10 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 56 (14.66%) Nintex
2 54 (14.14%) Microsoft
3 26 (6.81%) Databricks
4 17 (4.45%) Sparx
5 12 (3.14%) Oracle
6 11 (2.88%) Google
7 7 (1.83%) Splunk
8 6 (1.57%) VMware
9 5 (1.31%) IBM
9 5 (1.31%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.52%) Informatica
10 2 (0.52%) Solace
10 2 (0.52%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.26%) Apple
11 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.26%) Cisco
11 1 (0.26%) Micro Focus
11 1 (0.26%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.26%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.26%) Talend