Period
to 17 November 2017

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

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 50 48
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4558 3915 4635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.04% 5.15% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.59% 5.68% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3313 3345 3915
London median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 69199 68947 80041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.63% 90.62% 89.54%
Number of salaries quoted 53178 59332 67406
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £86,250
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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +12 745 £57,000 -0.87% 81
West London +8 195 £55,000 +10.00% 20
South London -12 110 £47,500 +5.56% 8
East London +12 38 £60,000 +41.18% 17
North London -24 8 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 2988 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
2 2014 (44.19%) Java
3 1708 (37.47%) QA
4 1686 (36.99%) Finance
5 1497 (32.84%) Selenium
6 1204 (26.42%) BDD
7 1169 (25.65%) JavaScript
8 1162 (25.49%) TDD
9 1132 (24.84%) Continuous Integration
10 1055 (23.15%) SQL
11 1039 (22.80%) Scrum
12 985 (21.61%) C#
12 985 (21.61%) Cucumber
13 887 (19.46%) Banking
14 826 (18.12%) Jenkins
15 771 (16.92%) HTML
16 745 (16.34%) Git (software)
17 743 (16.30%) .NET
18 672 (14.74%) Linux
19 671 (14.72%) DevOps
20 623 (13.67%) Asset Management
21 621 (13.62%) WebDriver
22 607 (13.32%) REST
23 603 (13.23%) JIRA
24 588 (12.90%) Degree
25 585 (12.83%) Investment Banking
26 581 (12.75%) Python
27 537 (11.78%) CSS
28 516 (11.32%) Wealth Management
29 507 (11.12%) SDLC

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
1 141 (3.09%) Confluence
2 120 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 119 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
4 110 (2.41%) Apache
5 108 (2.37%) Tomcat
6 90 (1.97%) CMS
7 74 (1.62%) IIS
8 49 (1.08%) SharePoint
8 49 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 48 (1.05%) nginx
10 29 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 28 (0.61%) Drupal
11 28 (0.61%) EPiServer
12 26 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
13 23 (0.50%) JBoss
13 23 (0.50%) MS Exchange
14 22 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (0.39%) Anypoint
15 18 (0.39%) Jetty
16 17 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.088%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.022%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.022%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.022%) GIMP
8 1 (0.022%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.022%) Mingle
8 1 (0.022%) Revit
Business Applications
1 49 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.29%) Magento
4 10 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.13%) HFM
5 6 (0.13%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.088%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.088%) Endur
7 4 (0.088%) R3 Corda
8 3 (0.066%) assyst
8 3 (0.066%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.066%) MetaTrader
8 3 (0.066%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.066%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 3 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.066%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.066%) Siebel CRM
9 2 (0.044%) SAP FSCM
9 2 (0.044%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 466 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
2 254 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 154 (3.38%) GitHub
4 121 (2.65%) SaaS
5 63 (1.38%) npm
6 59 (1.29%) PaaS
7 44 (0.97%) IaaS
8 42 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
9 36 (0.79%) BrowserStack
10 34 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 32 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 29 (0.64%) Amazon S3
13 26 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
14 24 (0.53%) Google Play
14 24 (0.53%) Sauce Labs
15 23 (0.50%) Serverless
16 18 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
17 17 (0.37%) Office 365
17 17 (0.37%) Slack
17 17 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 123 (2.70%) Internet
2 122 (2.68%) HTTP
3 67 (1.47%) Firewall
4 43 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 31 (0.68%) Intranet
6 24 (0.53%) VPN
7 18 (0.39%) Broadband
7 18 (0.39%) IPsec
8 15 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (0.29%) DNS
11 12 (0.26%) Ethernet
12 10 (0.22%) SMTP
13 9 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (0.20%) VoIP
14 8 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (0.18%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.18%) VSAT
15 7 (0.15%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 265 (5.81%) MySQL
3 222 (4.87%) Relational Database
4 217 (4.76%) Big Data
5 187 (4.10%) NoSQL
6 149 (3.27%) Hadoop
7 128 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
8 116 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
9 114 (2.50%) MongoDB
10 97 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 89 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 65 (1.43%) Redis
13 60 (1.32%) RDBMS
14 50 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 46 (1.01%) Blockchain
16 42 (0.92%) Hazelcast
16 42 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 38 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
17 38 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
18 33 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1497 (32.84%) Selenium
2 985 (21.61%) Cucumber
3 826 (18.12%) Jenkins
4 745 (16.34%) Git (software)
5 621 (13.62%) WebDriver
6 603 (13.23%) JIRA
7 320 (7.02%) JUnit
8 256 (5.62%) SoapUI
8 256 (5.62%) Subversion
9 250 (5.48%) Maven
10 241 (5.29%) TeamCity
11 221 (4.85%) SpecFlow
12 192 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 189 (4.15%) HP UFT
14 181 (3.97%) Appium
15 169 (3.71%) Visual Studio
16 167 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 167 (3.66%) Protractor
17 162 (3.55%) JMeter
18 137 (3.01%) TestNG
General
1 1686 (36.99%) Finance
2 887 (19.46%) Banking
3 585 (12.83%) Investment Banking
4 503 (11.04%) Retail Banking
5 267 (5.86%) Retail
6 249 (5.46%) Front Office
7 166 (3.64%) Games
8 105 (2.30%) Telecoms
9 86 (1.89%) Marketing
10 79 (1.73%) Financial Institution
11 57 (1.25%) Advertising
12 42 (0.92%) Legal
13 40 (0.88%) Back Office
14 38 (0.83%) Manufacturing
15 28 (0.61%) Publishing
16 23 (0.50%) Electronics
17 21 (0.46%) Law
18 18 (0.39%) Polish Language
19 11 (0.24%) Retail Finance
20 8 (0.18%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 1549 (33.98%) Developer
2 596 (13.08%) Tester
3 473 (10.38%) Analyst
4 460 (10.09%) Java Developer
5 352 (7.72%) QA Engineer
6 348 (7.63%) Automation Tester
7 326 (7.15%) Test Analyst
8 314 (6.89%) Senior Developer
9 313 (6.87%) Test Engineer
10 202 (4.43%) Developer in Test
11 200 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
12 180 (3.95%) QA Tester
13 179 (3.93%) Software Engineer
14 166 (3.64%) Test Leader
15 159 (3.49%) Java Engineer
16 154 (3.38%) Senior Tester
17 152 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
18 142 (3.12%) C# Developer
19 139 (3.05%) .NET Developer
19 139 (3.05%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 771 (16.92%) HTML
2 743 (16.30%) .NET
3 607 (13.32%) REST
4 537 (11.78%) CSS
5 496 (10.88%) Web Services
6 417 (9.15%) AngularJS
7 381 (8.36%) RESTful
8 324 (7.11%) HTML5
9 301 (6.60%) Node.js
10 296 (6.49%) Spring
11 283 (6.21%) XML
12 266 (5.84%) JSON
13 220 (4.83%) SOAP
14 206 (4.52%) React
15 196 (4.30%) jQuery
16 193 (4.23%) CSS3
17 187 (4.10%) Gherkin
18 180 (3.95%) ASP.NET
19 162 (3.55%) Hibernate
20 141 (3.09%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 457 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
2 414 (9.08%) Computer Science
3 311 (6.82%) Fintech
4 272 (5.97%) User Experience
5 248 (5.44%) Mobile App
6 228 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
7 212 (4.65%) Derivative
8 209 (4.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 175 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
10 160 (3.51%) Fixed Income
11 135 (2.96%) Management Information System
12 120 (2.63%) Equities
13 92 (2.02%) Data Structures
13 92 (2.02%) Equity Derivative
14 90 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
15 60 (1.32%) Client/Server
16 46 (1.01%) Virtual Team
17 37 (0.81%) Hedge funds
18 26 (0.57%) Data Centre
19 24 (0.53%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 672 (14.74%) Linux
2 376 (8.25%) Unix
3 288 (6.32%) Windows
4 240 (5.27%) Android
5 225 (4.94%) Apple iOS
6 33 (0.72%) Windows Server
7 27 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.20%) CentOS
9 8 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.13%) Debian
10 6 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
11 5 (0.11%) Fedora
11 5 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.11%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.088%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.066%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.066%) Solaris
13 3 (0.066%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.066%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2988 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1204 (26.42%) BDD
3 1162 (25.49%) TDD
4 1132 (24.84%) Continuous Integration
5 1039 (22.80%) Scrum
6 671 (14.72%) DevOps
7 623 (13.67%) Asset Management
8 516 (11.32%) Wealth Management
9 507 (11.12%) SDLC
10 500 (10.97%) OO
11 485 (10.64%) Software Engineering
12 456 (10.00%) Mentoring
13 447 (9.81%) Regression Testing
14 441 (9.68%) Test Scripting
15 430 (9.43%) Test Strategy
16 392 (8.60%) Unit Testing
17 368 (8.07%) Microservices
18 342 (7.50%) E-Commerce
19 341 (7.48%) Continuous Delivery
20 337 (7.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2014 (44.19%) Java
2 1169 (25.65%) JavaScript
3 1055 (23.15%) SQL
4 985 (21.61%) C#
5 581 (12.75%) Python
6 420 (9.21%) Ruby
7 270 (5.92%) C++
8 239 (5.24%) PHP
9 222 (4.87%) Scala
10 176 (3.86%) C
11 109 (2.39%) Perl
12 102 (2.24%) Groovy
13 101 (2.22%) Bash Shell
14 94 (2.06%) PowerShell
15 88 (1.93%) VBScript
16 83 (1.82%) ES6
17 75 (1.65%) Objective-C
18 67 (1.47%) PL/SQL
19 64 (1.40%) Apple Swift
19 64 (1.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 588 (12.90%) Degree
2 221 (4.85%) ISTQB
3 194 (4.26%) ISEB
4 180 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 117 (2.57%) Security Cleared
6 82 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 59 (1.29%) SC Cleared
8 24 (0.53%) PhD
9 21 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.33%) Master's Degree
11 13 (0.29%) Siebel Certification
12 11 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.22%) AWS Certification
13 10 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
14 9 (0.20%) MCSE
15 8 (0.18%) CCNA
16 6 (0.13%) ACCA
16 6 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1708 (37.47%) QA
2 23 (0.50%) WCAG
3 19 (0.42%) SLA
4 15 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 12 (0.26%) MiFID
7 7 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.13%) GCP
9 4 (0.088%) ISO 20022
9 4 (0.088%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.088%) SEPA
10 3 (0.066%) COSO
10 3 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.066%) EMIR
10 3 (0.066%) GDPR
10 3 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.044%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.044%) PSD2
11 2 (0.044%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.022%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 270 (5.92%) Docker
2 24 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.35%) iptables
4 12 (0.26%) vSphere
5 9 (0.20%) Varnish
6 8 (0.18%) HDFS
6 8 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.15%) Firmware
8 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.088%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.088%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.088%) Xen
10 3 (0.066%) LXC
11 2 (0.044%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.044%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.044%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.022%) NFS
Systems Management
1 245 (5.38%) Puppet
2 152 (3.33%) Ansible
3 145 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 117 (2.57%) HP Quality Center
5 95 (2.08%) Kubernetes
6 48 (1.05%) Terraform
7 44 (0.97%) PowerBroker
8 31 (0.68%) Nagios
9 25 (0.55%) ZABBIX
10 19 (0.42%) Kibana
11 18 (0.39%) Mesos
12 17 (0.37%) Salt
13 14 (0.31%) SELinux
14 11 (0.24%) HAProxy
14 11 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
14 11 (0.24%) Marathon
15 9 (0.20%) Grafana
15 9 (0.20%) logstash
16 7 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
16 7 (0.15%) Icinga
Vendors
1 394 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 310 (6.80%) Oracle
3 97 (2.13%) ION Trading
4 96 (2.11%) HP
5 88 (1.93%) Google
6 63 (1.38%) Sybase
7 56 (1.23%) Atlassian
8 48 (1.05%) SAP
9 45 (0.99%) IBM
9 45 (0.99%) Siebel
10 34 (0.75%) Red Hat
11 33 (0.72%) VMware
12 29 (0.64%) Cadence
13 28 (0.61%) Cisco
14 26 (0.57%) OpenText
15 25 (0.55%) RedGate
16 24 (0.53%) Splunk
16 24 (0.53%) Sun
17 23 (0.50%) Apple
18 22 (0.48%) Informatica