Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 46 51
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 577 601 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.65% 5.21% 4.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.27% 5.83% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 508 568 733
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £58,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.86% +0.87% +9.52%
10th Percentile £37,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,875 £80,000 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £57,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -0.87% - +9.52%

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 9200 10313 15272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.13% 89.43% 89.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8307 9399 13239
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,950 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 383 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (49.74%) QA
3 253 (43.85%) Finance
4 195 (33.80%) Java
5 169 (29.29%) SQL
6 162 (28.08%) TDD
7 148 (25.65%) JavaScript
7 148 (25.65%) Selenium
8 133 (23.05%) Test Strategy
9 128 (22.18%) SQL Server
10 116 (20.10%) BDD
11 113 (19.58%) Scrum
12 112 (19.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 110 (19.06%) C#
13 110 (19.06%) Microsoft
14 109 (18.89%) .NET
15 107 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
16 101 (17.50%) SDLC
17 100 (17.33%) DevOps
18 99 (17.16%) Degree
19 94 (16.29%) HTML
20 84 (14.56%) JIRA
21 83 (14.38%) Banking
22 81 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
23 79 (13.69%) CSS
24 77 (13.34%) WebDriver
25 75 (13.00%) Jenkins
26 74 (12.82%) Windows
27 72 (12.48%) OO
28 71 (12.31%) Test Scripting

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 24 (4.16%) EPiServer
2 22 (3.81%) CMS
3 19 (3.29%) IIS
4 18 (3.12%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (2.43%) Anypoint
6 14 (2.43%) JBoss
7 13 (2.25%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.73%) Confluence
9 6 (1.04%) Apache
9 6 (1.04%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.87%) LiveLink
11 4 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.35%) Mule
12 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.35%) WordPress
13 1 (0.17%) DataSynapse
13 1 (0.17%) Jetty
13 1 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 36 (6.24%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (4.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.69%) HFM
2 4 (0.69%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.17%) FastStats
4 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 50 (8.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.08%) SaaS
4 10 (1.73%) GitHub
5 6 (1.04%) Google Play
6 5 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.87%) PaaS
7 4 (0.69%) IaaS
7 4 (0.69%) npm
7 4 (0.69%) TestFlight
8 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.52%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.52%) Office 365
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.35%) Datadog
9 2 (0.35%) Serverless
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.24%) Internet
2 19 (3.29%) Intranet
3 7 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.87%) LDAP
5 4 (0.69%) DVB
5 4 (0.69%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.69%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.35%) Broadband
6 2 (0.35%) HTTP
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) Firewall
7 1 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (22.18%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (5.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (4.68%) SQL Server 2014
5 26 (4.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 25 (4.33%) Relational Database
7 24 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (3.64%) Oracle BI EE
9 17 (2.95%) MySQL
10 16 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (2.43%) DTS
11 14 (2.43%) EDRMS
12 12 (2.08%) Big Data
12 12 (2.08%) NoSQL
13 11 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.91%) SQLite
14 10 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (1.56%) MongoDB
15 9 (1.56%) Power BI
15 9 (1.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 148 (25.65%) Selenium
2 84 (14.56%) JIRA
3 77 (13.34%) WebDriver
4 75 (13.00%) Jenkins
5 66 (11.44%) Cucumber
6 50 (8.67%) Git (software)
7 47 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (6.76%) Visual Studio
9 27 (4.68%) JUnit
10 25 (4.33%) SpecFlow
11 24 (4.16%) Gatling
12 22 (3.81%) TeamCity
13 20 (3.47%) Jasmine
14 17 (2.95%) Appium
15 16 (2.77%) Maven
16 15 (2.60%) JMeter
16 15 (2.60%) Subversion
17 14 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
18 11 (1.91%) Mocha
18 11 (1.91%) Spock
General
1 253 (43.85%) Finance
2 83 (14.38%) Banking
3 15 (2.60%) Games
4 13 (2.25%) Retail
5 12 (2.08%) Front Office
5 12 (2.08%) Marketing
6 11 (1.91%) Advertising
7 10 (1.73%) Back Office
8 9 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.04%) Law
9 6 (1.04%) Publishing
10 5 (0.87%) Legal
11 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.35%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 155 (26.86%) Developer
2 96 (16.64%) Analyst
3 53 (9.19%) Tester
4 50 (8.67%) Test Analyst
5 43 (7.45%) Senior Developer
6 42 (7.28%) .NET Developer
7 41 (7.11%) QA Engineer
8 37 (6.41%) Test Engineer
8 37 (6.41%) Test Leader
9 34 (5.89%) QA Analyst
10 33 (5.72%) C# Developer
11 32 (5.55%) Associate Director
12 28 (4.85%) C# .NET Developer
12 28 (4.85%) Java Developer
13 26 (4.51%) Business Analyst
13 26 (4.51%) Software Tester
14 24 (4.16%) Financial Analyst
15 23 (3.99%) Senior .NET Developer
16 22 (3.81%) Developer in Test
17 21 (3.64%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (18.89%) .NET
2 94 (16.29%) HTML
3 79 (13.69%) CSS
4 65 (11.27%) Web Services
5 49 (8.49%) ASP.NET
6 43 (7.45%) HTML5
7 40 (6.93%) RESTful
8 39 (6.76%) AngularJS
9 38 (6.59%) Node.js
10 37 (6.41%) CSS3
11 35 (6.07%) React
12 32 (5.55%) REST
13 31 (5.37%) .NET Framework
14 29 (5.03%) Entity Framework
14 29 (5.03%) Spring
15 23 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (3.81%) XML
17 21 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 19 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 19 (3.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.15%) Computer Science
2 46 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (7.28%) Fintech
4 36 (6.24%) Mobile App
5 32 (5.55%) User Experience
6 18 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (3.12%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.95%) Hedge funds
8 12 (2.08%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.73%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.39%) BBC
10 8 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.39%) STB
11 7 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.04%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.04%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.87%) Derivative
13 5 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (0.87%) Equities
13 5 (0.87%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.82%) Windows
2 46 (7.97%) Linux
3 26 (4.51%) Android
4 24 (4.16%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.95%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.25%) Unix
7 6 (1.04%) Debian
8 4 (0.69%) Fedora
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (28.08%) TDD
3 133 (23.05%) Test Strategy
4 116 (20.10%) BDD
5 113 (19.58%) Scrum
6 112 (19.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 107 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
8 101 (17.50%) SDLC
9 100 (17.33%) DevOps
10 81 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 72 (12.48%) OO
12 71 (12.31%) Test Scripting
13 63 (10.92%) User Stories
14 60 (10.40%) Software Testing
15 59 (10.23%) ITIL
16 53 (9.19%) Manual Testing
16 53 (9.19%) Mentoring
16 53 (9.19%) Regression Testing
17 50 (8.67%) Software Delivery
18 48 (8.32%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (33.80%) Java
2 169 (29.29%) SQL
3 148 (25.65%) JavaScript
4 110 (19.06%) C#
5 68 (11.79%) Python
6 35 (6.07%) Ruby
7 28 (4.85%) C++
8 26 (4.51%) Groovy
9 20 (3.47%) T-SQL
10 19 (3.29%) C
10 19 (3.29%) PHP
11 16 (2.77%) Scala
12 15 (2.60%) Apple Swift
13 14 (2.43%) Objective-C
14 12 (2.08%) TypeScript
15 11 (1.91%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.56%) ES6
16 9 (1.56%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.21%) Perl
17 7 (1.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 99 (17.16%) Degree
2 60 (10.40%) ISTQB
3 41 (7.11%) ISEB
4 15 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (2.08%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.08%) Siebel Certification
7 6 (1.04%) MCSA
7 6 (1.04%) MCSE
7 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.69%) ACCA
9 3 (0.52%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.17%) CFA
11 1 (0.17%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.17%) GPEN
11 1 (0.17%) GXPN
11 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (49.74%) QA
2 4 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.17%) PMO
3 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (4.51%) Docker
2 12 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.04%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.35%) HDFS
6 1 (0.17%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (9.01%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (5.20%) Puppet
3 14 (2.43%) Ansible
4 10 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.56%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.21%) Terraform
7 6 (1.04%) SCCM
8 2 (0.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 110 (19.06%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.89%) Siebel
3 26 (4.51%) OpenText
4 23 (3.99%) Oracle
5 21 (3.64%) Sun
6 17 (2.95%) HP
7 15 (2.60%) VMware
8 14 (2.43%) webMethods
9 11 (1.91%) Apigee
9 11 (1.91%) Atlassian
9 11 (1.91%) Google
10 8 (1.39%) Arqiva
10 8 (1.39%) BT
10 8 (1.39%) Caplin
11 6 (1.04%) Citrix
12 5 (0.87%) Charles River
12 5 (0.87%) Informatica
12 5 (0.87%) Tableau
12 5 (0.87%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.69%) Hyperion