Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 32 44
Rank change year-on-year -12 +12 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3,172 4,466 4,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.89% 6.71% 5.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.32% 7.25% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,448 3,380 3,292
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,500 £37,775
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 50,151 61,598 69,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.20% 92.55% 93.79%
Number of salaries quoted 40,442 49,848 54,270
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 -1 693 £67,500 +8.00% 141
West London -7 130 £55,000 +15.79% 69
South London -25 80 £56,500 -1.74% 27
East London -8 31 £67,500 +28.57% 37
North London -3 5 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 1,873 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
2 1,340 (42.24%) Java
3 1,034 (32.60%) QA
4 945 (29.79%) C#
5 939 (29.60%) Selenium
6 815 (25.69%) JavaScript
7 772 (24.34%) DevOps
8 732 (23.08%) Finance
9 729 (22.98%) SQL
10 714 (22.51%) TDD
11 695 (21.91%) Python
12 683 (21.53%) Continuous Integration
13 674 (21.25%) AWS
14 668 (21.06%) BDD
15 578 (18.22%) Azure
16 574 (18.10%) Scrum
17 564 (17.78%) Software Engineering
18 557 (17.56%) Git (software)
19 544 (17.15%) .NET
20 515 (16.24%) Jenkins
21 494 (15.57%) Docker
22 492 (15.51%) JIRA
23 448 (14.12%) Cucumber
24 430 (13.56%) Microservices
25 397 (12.52%) Linux
26 375 (11.82%) HTML
27 373 (11.76%) Degree
28 368 (11.60%) REST
29 359 (11.32%) React
30 358 (11.29%) 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
1 152 (4.79%) Confluence
2 88 (2.77%) Apache
3 86 (2.71%) Apache Spark
4 69 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
5 56 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 43 (1.36%) IIS
7 37 (1.17%) CMS
8 29 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 27 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
10 26 (0.82%) SAS
11 19 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (0.60%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
13 14 (0.44%) Luigi
14 12 (0.38%) nginx
15 10 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.32%) EPiServer
16 9 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
17 8 (0.25%) Drupal
17 8 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.095%) Zeplin
6 2 (0.063%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.063%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.063%) Sketch
7 1 (0.032%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.032%) Figma
7 1 (0.032%) Mingle
7 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.19%) Magento
3 6 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.13%) FastStats
5 3 (0.095%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.095%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.095%) RMDS
5 3 (0.095%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.063%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.063%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.032%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.032%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.032%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.032%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.032%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 674 (21.25%) AWS
2 578 (18.22%) Azure
3 146 (4.60%) GCP
4 143 (4.51%) Serverless
5 142 (4.48%) SaaS
6 112 (3.53%) GitHub
6 112 (3.53%) PaaS
7 98 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
8 72 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 60 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
10 52 (1.64%) Amazon S3
11 51 (1.61%) BrowserStack
12 50 (1.58%) Power Platform
13 43 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
13 43 (1.36%) Amazon ECS
14 41 (1.29%) IaaS
15 36 (1.13%) Amazon Kinesis
16 28 (0.88%) OpenShift
17 25 (0.79%) Heroku
18 23 (0.73%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 69 (2.18%) HTTP
2 55 (1.73%) Internet
3 33 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.54%) DNS
4 17 (0.54%) Firewall
4 17 (0.54%) Wireshark
5 10 (0.32%) SSL
6 6 (0.19%) AMQP
6 6 (0.19%) DHCP
6 6 (0.19%) DSL
6 6 (0.19%) FIX Connectivity
6 6 (0.19%) VPN
7 5 (0.16%) FTP
7 5 (0.16%) SNMP
7 5 (0.16%) VoIP
8 4 (0.13%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.13%) RTMP
8 4 (0.13%) Skype
8 4 (0.13%) SSH
8 4 (0.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 178 (5.61%) NoSQL
3 144 (4.54%) MySQL
4 112 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
5 108 (3.40%) Big Data
6 100 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
7 97 (3.06%) Relational Database
8 96 (3.03%) MongoDB
9 79 (2.49%) Redis
10 53 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
10 53 (1.67%) Hadoop
11 50 (1.58%) Power BI
12 46 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 41 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
14 38 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 36 (1.13%) Apache Hive
15 36 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 34 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
17 33 (1.04%) Blockchain
17 33 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 939 (29.60%) Selenium
2 557 (17.56%) Git (software)
3 515 (16.24%) Jenkins
4 492 (15.51%) JIRA
5 448 (14.12%) Cucumber
6 314 (9.90%) WebDriver
7 200 (6.31%) TeamCity
8 182 (5.74%) Postman
9 165 (5.20%) SpecFlow
10 160 (5.04%) Appium
11 138 (4.35%) JMeter
12 136 (4.29%) JUnit
13 134 (4.22%) Maven
14 112 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
15 87 (2.74%) SoapUI
16 83 (2.62%) Octopus Deploy
17 77 (2.43%) Bitbucket
17 77 (2.43%) Gradle
18 76 (2.40%) REST Assured
19 69 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 732 (23.08%) Finance
2 287 (9.05%) Banking
3 157 (4.95%) Retail
4 151 (4.76%) Games
5 110 (3.47%) Front Office
6 72 (2.27%) Public Sector
7 64 (2.02%) Marketing
8 61 (1.92%) Investment Banking
9 59 (1.86%) Telecoms
10 48 (1.51%) Advertising
11 47 (1.48%) Law
12 44 (1.39%) Legal
13 23 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.63%) Manufacturing
15 18 (0.57%) Billing
16 16 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.32%) Publishing
17 10 (0.32%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.28%) Aerospace
18 9 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 952 (30.01%) Developer
2 325 (10.25%) QA Engineer
3 322 (10.15%) Test Engineer
4 264 (8.32%) Software Engineer
5 225 (7.09%) Analyst
6 223 (7.03%) Tester
7 191 (6.02%) Senior Developer
8 174 (5.49%) Developer in Test
8 174 (5.49%) Java Developer
9 164 (5.17%) Software Developer
10 159 (5.01%) Test Automation Engineer
11 148 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
12 147 (4.63%) Automation Tester
13 135 (4.26%) Test Analyst
14 132 (4.16%) Test Leader
15 106 (3.34%) Architect
16 104 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
16 104 (3.28%) QA Automation Engineer
17 95 (2.99%) QA Leader
18 88 (2.77%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 544 (17.15%) .NET
2 375 (11.82%) HTML
3 368 (11.60%) REST
4 359 (11.32%) React
5 347 (10.94%) Web Services
6 341 (10.75%) CSS
7 271 (8.54%) Node.js
8 250 (7.88%) AngularJS
9 241 (7.60%) RESTful
10 186 (5.86%) Spring
11 173 (5.45%) JSON
12 160 (5.04%) XML
13 147 (4.63%) .NET Framework
14 144 (4.54%) Gherkin
15 141 (4.45%) HTML5
16 133 (4.19%) Redux
17 129 (4.07%) .NET Core
18 127 (4.00%) ASP.NET
19 122 (3.85%) jQuery
20 116 (3.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 266 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 249 (7.85%) Mobile App
3 170 (5.36%) User Experience
4 153 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
5 94 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
6 87 (2.74%) Algorithms
7 63 (1.99%) Equities
8 57 (1.80%) Derivative
9 48 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
10 46 (1.45%) Fixed Income
11 45 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
12 39 (1.23%) Cloud Native
12 39 (1.23%) Data Centre
12 39 (1.23%) Management Information System
13 38 (1.20%) N-Tier
14 34 (1.07%) Hedge funds
15 31 (0.98%) Data Structures
16 30 (0.95%) Public Cloud
17 29 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 28 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 397 (12.52%) Linux
2 219 (6.90%) Windows
3 201 (6.34%) Android
4 176 (5.55%) Apple iOS
5 139 (4.38%) Unix
6 27 (0.85%) Mac OS X
7 19 (0.60%) Windows Server
8 17 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.47%) Mac OS
9 15 (0.47%) zOS
10 13 (0.41%) Mesosphere
11 10 (0.32%) CentOS
12 6 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (0.19%) Robot Operating System
13 5 (0.16%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.16%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.095%) Solaris
15 2 (0.063%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.063%) VMS
16 1 (0.032%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,873 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
2 772 (24.34%) DevOps
3 714 (22.51%) TDD
4 683 (21.53%) Continuous Integration
5 668 (21.06%) BDD
6 574 (18.10%) Scrum
7 564 (17.78%) Software Engineering
8 430 (13.56%) Microservices
9 358 (11.29%) SDLC
10 338 (10.66%) OO
11 319 (10.06%) Computer Science
12 318 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
13 311 (9.80%) SDET
14 309 (9.74%) Mentoring
15 292 (9.21%) Fintech
16 276 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
17 275 (8.67%) Software Testing
18 274 (8.64%) API Testing
19 270 (8.51%) Manual Testing
20 214 (6.75%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,340 (42.24%) Java
2 945 (29.79%) C#
3 815 (25.69%) JavaScript
4 729 (22.98%) SQL
5 695 (21.91%) Python
6 214 (6.75%) Ruby
7 166 (5.23%) C++
8 152 (4.79%) TypeScript
9 147 (4.63%) PowerShell
10 134 (4.22%) Java 8
11 126 (3.97%) Scala
12 124 (3.91%) Go
13 123 (3.88%) Bash Shell
13 123 (3.88%) PHP
14 77 (2.43%) Kotlin
15 70 (2.21%) C
16 61 (1.92%) Perl
17 57 (1.80%) Apple Swift
18 56 (1.77%) T-SQL
19 54 (1.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 373 (11.76%) Degree
2 179 (5.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 141 (4.45%) ISTQB
4 89 (2.81%) Security Cleared
5 69 (2.18%) ISEB
6 52 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 40 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 14 (0.44%) MCP
10 13 (0.41%) CISSP
10 13 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (0.28%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.25%) PhD
13 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.19%) SANS
14 5 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.16%) MCSE
14 5 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.13%) CCNA
15 4 (0.13%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,034 (32.60%) QA
2 22 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.60%) GDPR
4 13 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.16%) NIST
5 5 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.13%) EMIR
6 4 (0.13%) HL7
6 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.095%) MiFID
7 3 (0.095%) SLA
7 3 (0.095%) WCAG
8 2 (0.063%) SEPA
8 2 (0.063%) TickIT
9 1 (0.032%) JTAG
9 1 (0.032%) PMO
System Software
1 494 (15.57%) Docker
2 32 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.66%) Firmware
4 19 (0.60%) HDFS
5 16 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.28%) LXC
7 7 (0.22%) OpenSSH
7 7 (0.22%) Varnish
8 6 (0.19%) GridGain
9 5 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.063%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.063%) NFS
11 2 (0.063%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.032%) ACF2
12 1 (0.032%) Ceph
12 1 (0.032%) KVM
12 1 (0.032%) Lustre
12 1 (0.032%) Oracle Clusterware
12 1 (0.032%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 325 (10.25%) Kubernetes
2 181 (5.71%) Terraform
3 164 (5.17%) Ansible
4 143 (4.51%) Puppet
5 99 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
7 22 (0.69%) HP ALM
7 22 (0.69%) Mesos
8 19 (0.60%) Packer
9 18 (0.57%) Rancher
10 17 (0.54%) Automic
10 17 (0.54%) Istio
10 17 (0.54%) Kibana
11 16 (0.50%) Prometheus
11 16 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
12 14 (0.44%) Consul
12 14 (0.44%) Salt
13 12 (0.38%) ZABBIX
14 11 (0.35%) Oozie
15 10 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 295 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 170 (5.36%) Oracle
3 121 (3.81%) Google
4 61 (1.92%) Atlassian
5 53 (1.67%) HP
6 48 (1.51%) WorldPay
7 46 (1.45%) IBM
8 40 (1.26%) SAP
9 36 (1.13%) Facebook
10 35 (1.10%) Tableau
11 34 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
12 33 (1.04%) TIBCO
13 27 (0.85%) Splunk
13 27 (0.85%) UiPath
14 22 (0.69%) Nintex
15 19 (0.60%) VMware
16 18 (0.57%) MuleSoft
17 17 (0.54%) Adobe
18 15 (0.47%) Red Hat
18 15 (0.47%) Xamarin