Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 49 51
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4,205 3,744 4,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.06% 5.38% 5.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.63% 5.94% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3,288 3,182 3,720
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,350 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 63,408 62,998 76,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.43% 90.53% 89.78%
Number of salaries quoted 51,823 53,344 65,168
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,538
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in London

Test Automation
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in London.

Salary trend for Test Automation in London

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in London over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in London

Test Automation
Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 18 February 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
Central London -2 821 £57,500 +4.55% 146
West London +4 175 £56,500 +13.00% 73
South London +5 116 £51,250 +28.13% 30
East London +31 65 £70,000 +29.33% 37
North London -30 7 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 London region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 2,643 (62.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1,703 (40.50%) Java
3 1,620 (38.53%) QA
4 1,414 (33.63%) Selenium
5 1,386 (32.96%) Finance
6 1,137 (27.04%) TDD
7 1,129 (26.85%) JavaScript
8 1,097 (26.09%) SQL
9 1,092 (25.97%) BDD
10 1,001 (23.80%) Continuous Integration
11 978 (23.26%) C#
12 940 (22.35%) Scrum
13 885 (21.05%) Cucumber
14 810 (19.26%) Jenkins
15 798 (18.98%) Git (software)
16 702 (16.69%) HTML
17 648 (15.41%) .NET
17 648 (15.41%) DevOps
18 624 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
19 619 (14.72%) Python
20 599 (14.24%) WebDriver
21 580 (13.79%) JIRA
22 574 (13.65%) Linux
23 548 (13.03%) CSS
24 536 (12.75%) REST
25 530 (12.60%) Banking
26 489 (11.63%) Software Engineering
27 478 (11.37%) Web Services
28 456 (10.84%) AngularJS
29 436 (10.37%) Degree

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 148 (3.52%) Confluence
2 126 (3.00%) Apache Spark
3 112 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
4 102 (2.43%) Apache
5 94 (2.24%) Tomcat
6 82 (1.95%) CMS
7 56 (1.33%) nginx
8 38 (0.90%) SharePoint
9 37 (0.88%) WebSphere
10 36 (0.86%) WordPress
11 32 (0.76%) IIS
12 30 (0.71%) OpenStack
13 27 (0.64%) EPiServer
13 27 (0.64%) Ethereum
14 22 (0.52%) Drupal
14 22 (0.52%) Jetty
14 22 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 20 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
16 17 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
17 16 (0.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 50 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.14%) GIMP
6 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.071%) Doxygen
7 3 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.071%) Mingle
8 2 (0.048%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.048%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.048%) Revit
9 1 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.024%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.024%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 58 (1.38%) Distributed Ledger
2 33 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.19%) Magento
6 7 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.14%) Endur
8 4 (0.095%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.095%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.071%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.071%) SAP GRC
9 3 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.071%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.048%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 2 (0.048%) Primavera
10 2 (0.048%) SAP FSCM
11 1 (0.024%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.024%) Maximo
11 1 (0.024%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 624 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
2 343 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 161 (3.83%) GitHub
4 124 (2.95%) SaaS
5 79 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
6 73 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
7 64 (1.52%) npm
8 59 (1.40%) IaaS
8 59 (1.40%) Slack
9 55 (1.31%) Amazon S3
10 48 (1.14%) PaaS
10 48 (1.14%) Serverless
11 47 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 36 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
12 36 (0.86%) Sauce Labs
13 33 (0.78%) Trello
14 27 (0.64%) BlazeMeter
14 27 (0.64%) BrowserStack
15 26 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
16 20 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 155 (3.69%) HTTP
2 100 (2.38%) Internet
3 66 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 38 (0.90%) Firewall
5 30 (0.71%) Broadband
6 29 (0.69%) DNS
7 26 (0.62%) Intranet
8 23 (0.55%) VPN
9 21 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (0.45%) Ethernet
11 14 (0.33%) SMTP
12 12 (0.29%) SMS
13 11 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (0.21%) VoIP
15 8 (0.19%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (0.19%) HTTPS
15 8 (0.19%) IPsec
15 8 (0.19%) SSL
15 8 (0.19%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 310 (7.37%) NoSQL
3 287 (6.83%) MySQL
4 225 (5.35%) Relational Database
5 224 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
6 192 (4.57%) Big Data
7 142 (3.38%) Blockchain
8 132 (3.14%) Hadoop
9 126 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
10 125 (2.97%) MongoDB
11 119 (2.83%) Redis
12 103 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 84 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 72 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 59 (1.40%) RDBMS
16 45 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 39 (0.93%) Neo4j
17 39 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 37 (0.88%) Apache Hive
19 30 (0.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,414 (33.63%) Selenium
2 885 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 810 (19.26%) Jenkins
4 798 (18.98%) Git (software)
5 599 (14.24%) WebDriver
6 580 (13.79%) JIRA
7 303 (7.21%) JUnit
8 257 (6.11%) Maven
9 254 (6.04%) SoapUI
10 242 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 228 (5.42%) SpecFlow
12 193 (4.59%) Subversion
13 185 (4.40%) JMeter
14 181 (4.30%) TeamCity
15 163 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 160 (3.80%) Appium
17 138 (3.28%) HP UFT
18 126 (3.00%) Visual Studio
19 115 (2.73%) Protractor
20 110 (2.62%) Jasmine
General
1 1,386 (32.96%) Finance
2 530 (12.60%) Banking
3 231 (5.49%) Retail
4 193 (4.59%) Investment Banking
5 191 (4.54%) Telecoms
6 182 (4.33%) Games
7 138 (3.28%) Front Office
8 114 (2.71%) Retail Banking
9 101 (2.40%) Marketing
10 69 (1.64%) Financial Institution
11 63 (1.50%) Legal
12 55 (1.31%) Advertising
13 41 (0.98%) Manufacturing
14 39 (0.93%) Law
15 35 (0.83%) Electronics
16 27 (0.64%) Publishing
17 24 (0.57%) Back Office
18 13 (0.31%) Polish Language
19 11 (0.26%) Retail Finance
20 10 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,497 (35.60%) Developer
2 523 (12.44%) Tester
3 405 (9.63%) Java Developer
4 387 (9.20%) Analyst
5 365 (8.68%) QA Engineer
6 319 (7.59%) Senior Developer
7 311 (7.40%) Automation Tester
8 302 (7.18%) Test Engineer
9 285 (6.78%) Test Analyst
10 266 (6.33%) Developer in Test
11 201 (4.78%) DevOps Engineer
12 179 (4.26%) Software Engineer
13 164 (3.90%) QA Tester
14 158 (3.76%) C# Developer
15 156 (3.71%) JavaScript Developer
16 154 (3.66%) Software Developer
17 151 (3.59%) Java Engineer
18 145 (3.45%) Test Leader
19 143 (3.40%) Senior Tester
20 138 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 702 (16.69%) HTML
2 648 (15.41%) .NET
3 548 (13.03%) CSS
4 536 (12.75%) REST
5 478 (11.37%) Web Services
6 456 (10.84%) AngularJS
7 431 (10.25%) Node.js
8 409 (9.73%) RESTful
9 341 (8.11%) HTML5
10 281 (6.68%) Spring
11 259 (6.16%) React
12 246 (5.85%) jQuery
13 227 (5.40%) CSS3
14 224 (5.33%) XML
15 185 (4.40%) JSON
16 172 (4.09%) SOAP
17 156 (3.71%) ASP.NET
18 146 (3.47%) Gherkin
19 145 (3.45%) Redux
20 119 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 401 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 379 (9.01%) Fintech
3 327 (7.78%) Computer Science
4 266 (6.33%) Mobile App
5 242 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
6 218 (5.18%) User Experience
7 129 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 109 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
9 91 (2.16%) Derivative
10 87 (2.07%) Equities
11 85 (2.02%) Data Structures
12 77 (1.83%) Algorithms
13 63 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
14 62 (1.47%) Client/Server
15 59 (1.40%) Management Information System
16 51 (1.21%) Hedge funds
17 44 (1.05%) Fixed Income
18 37 (0.88%) Virtual Team
19 29 (0.69%) EPoS
20 26 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 574 (13.65%) Linux
2 350 (8.32%) Windows
3 263 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 246 (5.85%) Unix
5 226 (5.37%) Android
6 32 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 28 (0.67%) Nucleus RTOS
8 23 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 21 (0.50%) VMS
10 20 (0.48%) Windows Phone
11 16 (0.38%) CentOS
12 14 (0.33%) Windows 10
13 13 (0.31%) CoreOS
14 12 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.21%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.12%) Debian
17 5 (0.12%) Fedora
18 3 (0.071%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.048%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,643 (62.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1,137 (27.04%) TDD
3 1,092 (25.97%) BDD
4 1,001 (23.80%) Continuous Integration
5 940 (22.35%) Scrum
6 648 (15.41%) DevOps
7 489 (11.63%) Software Engineering
8 430 (10.23%) Microservices
9 419 (9.96%) SDLC
10 416 (9.89%) Regression Testing
10 416 (9.89%) Test Scripting
11 399 (9.49%) OO
12 390 (9.27%) Unit Testing
13 384 (9.13%) Continuous Delivery
14 357 (8.49%) Test Strategy
15 330 (7.85%) Manual Testing
16 326 (7.75%) Mentoring
17 317 (7.54%) Software Testing
18 315 (7.49%) E-Commerce
19 310 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,703 (40.50%) Java
2 1,129 (26.85%) JavaScript
3 1,097 (26.09%) SQL
4 978 (23.26%) C#
5 619 (14.72%) Python
6 407 (9.68%) Ruby
7 252 (5.99%) PHP
8 233 (5.54%) C++
9 209 (4.97%) Scala
10 157 (3.73%) ES6
11 143 (3.40%) Bash Shell
12 137 (3.26%) C
13 127 (3.02%) PowerShell
14 116 (2.76%) Groovy
15 104 (2.47%) Objective-C
16 97 (2.31%) Apple Swift
17 95 (2.26%) Perl
18 78 (1.85%) Go
19 58 (1.38%) T-SQL
20 53 (1.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 436 (10.37%) Degree
2 183 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 174 (4.14%) ISEB
4 123 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 120 (2.85%) Security Cleared
6 78 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 75 (1.78%) SC Cleared
8 16 (0.38%) PhD
9 13 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.24%) CISSP
10 10 (0.24%) GIAC
10 10 (0.24%) SANS
11 9 (0.21%) CompTIA Security+
11 9 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.21%) SSCP
12 8 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (0.19%) MCSE
13 7 (0.17%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.17%) Sun Certification
14 6 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,620 (38.53%) QA
2 17 (0.40%) WCAG
3 16 (0.38%) MiFID
4 9 (0.21%) GDPR
5 8 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.19%) PSD2
6 7 (0.17%) GCP
7 6 (0.14%) ISO 8583
8 5 (0.12%) EMIR
8 5 (0.12%) PMO
9 4 (0.095%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.071%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.071%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.048%) COSO
11 2 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.024%) HL7
12 1 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.024%) SLA
System Software
1 408 (9.70%) Docker
2 31 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
3 23 (0.55%) iptables
4 17 (0.40%) Firmware
5 16 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (0.38%) vSphere
6 11 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.24%) Active Directory
7 10 (0.24%) HDFS
8 9 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (0.21%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.17%) Varnish
10 6 (0.14%) KVM
11 5 (0.12%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.071%) LXC
12 3 (0.071%) vCloud
12 3 (0.071%) Xen
13 2 (0.048%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.024%) NFS
14 1 (0.024%) Samba
Systems Management
1 259 (6.16%) Puppet
2 191 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
3 185 (4.40%) Ansible
4 156 (3.71%) Kubernetes
5 124 (2.95%) HP Quality Center
6 77 (1.83%) Terraform
7 44 (1.05%) Salt
8 35 (0.83%) Nagios
9 23 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
10 22 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
11 21 (0.50%) SELinux
12 20 (0.48%) Oozie
13 18 (0.43%) Kibana
13 18 (0.43%) Mesos
14 17 (0.40%) ZABBIX
15 16 (0.38%) HAProxy
16 15 (0.36%) Icinga
17 14 (0.33%) Cacti
17 14 (0.33%) Grafana
17 14 (0.33%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 385 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 220 (5.23%) Oracle
3 91 (2.16%) Google
4 81 (1.93%) HP
5 54 (1.28%) SAP
6 50 (1.19%) Siebel
7 43 (1.02%) IBM
7 43 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 42 (1.00%) Splunk
9 39 (0.93%) Capita
9 39 (0.93%) VMware
10 35 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 33 (0.78%) Sun
12 31 (0.74%) Cisco
13 29 (0.69%) RedGate
14 27 (0.64%) OpenText
15 25 (0.59%) New Relic
15 25 (0.59%) Tableau
16 24 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
17 22 (0.52%) MuleSoft