Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 42 53
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4,577 4,558 3,846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.80% 6.05% 5.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.43% 6.51% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,480 3,306 3,300
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,225 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 61,624 69,976 69,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.60% 92.82% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 49,834 53,828 59,669
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +3 827 £62,500 +9.65% 179
West London +17 173 £52,500 -4.55% 116
South London +1 104 £57,500 +21.05% 18
East London +23 73 £52,500 -12.50% 37
North London +9 11 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 2,925 (63.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,813 (39.61%) Java
3 1,567 (34.24%) QA
4 1,452 (31.72%) Selenium
5 1,441 (31.48%) Finance
6 1,412 (30.85%) JavaScript
7 1,276 (27.88%) C#
8 1,262 (27.57%) SQL
9 1,132 (24.73%) Continuous Integration
10 1,040 (22.72%) TDD
11 1,021 (22.31%) BDD
12 976 (21.32%) DevOps
13 900 (19.66%) Jenkins
14 872 (19.05%) Git (software)
15 849 (18.55%) Scrum
16 848 (18.53%) Amazon AWS
17 830 (18.13%) Python
18 799 (17.46%) HTML
19 789 (17.24%) Cucumber
20 745 (16.28%) .NET
21 693 (15.14%) Linux
22 666 (14.55%) JIRA
23 660 (14.42%) Degree
24 659 (14.40%) CSS
25 636 (13.90%) AngularJS
26 611 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
27 588 (12.85%) Software Engineering
28 583 (12.74%) SQL Server
29 576 (12.58%) Docker
30 572 (12.50%) Microservices

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
1 231 (5.05%) Confluence
2 115 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
3 96 (2.10%) CMS
4 88 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 85 (1.86%) SharePoint
6 78 (1.70%) Ethereum
7 61 (1.33%) Apache
8 57 (1.25%) IIS
9 45 (0.98%) nginx
10 43 (0.94%) WebSphere
11 36 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
12 31 (0.68%) Tomcat
13 28 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 23 (0.50%) Apache Solr
15 14 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 13 (0.28%) Drupal
16 13 (0.28%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 12 (0.26%) WordPress
18 11 (0.24%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 55 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 17 (0.37%) Chatbot
5 16 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.28%) Mingle
7 11 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.22%) MS Visio
9 8 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.066%) LibreOffice
11 1 (0.022%) HipChat
11 1 (0.022%) InDesign
11 1 (0.022%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 74 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.79%) Distributed Ledger
3 29 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
4 13 (0.28%) Magento
5 9 (0.20%) FastStats
5 9 (0.20%) thinkFolio
6 8 (0.17%) Misys Midas
7 6 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.11%) LatentZero
9 4 (0.087%) BASE24
9 4 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.087%) Postilion
9 4 (0.087%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.066%) RiskWrite
10 3 (0.066%) SAP IS-U
10 3 (0.066%) SAP MM
11 2 (0.044%) Endur
11 2 (0.044%) Global One
11 2 (0.044%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 848 (18.53%) Amazon AWS
2 516 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 230 (5.03%) GitHub
4 153 (3.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 142 (3.10%) SaaS
5 142 (3.10%) Serverless
6 116 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
7 111 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
8 109 (2.38%) PaaS
9 103 (2.25%) Amazon S3
10 91 (1.99%) npm
11 80 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 55 (1.20%) BrowserStack
13 52 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
14 46 (1.01%) IaaS
14 46 (1.01%) Sauce Labs
15 39 (0.85%) OpenShift
16 37 (0.81%) Route 53
17 35 (0.76%) Slack
18 30 (0.66%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 121 (2.64%) HTTP
2 61 (1.33%) Firewall
3 40 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 39 (0.85%) Internet
5 19 (0.42%) LTE
6 15 (0.33%) DNS
6 15 (0.33%) GSM
6 15 (0.33%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 15 (0.33%) SMS
6 15 (0.33%) SSL
6 15 (0.33%) Wireshark
7 13 (0.28%) 4G
8 12 (0.26%) 3G
8 12 (0.26%) GPRS
8 12 (0.26%) PSTN
9 11 (0.24%) Intranet
10 9 (0.20%) AMQP
10 9 (0.20%) Extranet
11 7 (0.15%) Wireless
12 6 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 583 (12.74%) SQL Server
2 303 (6.62%) NoSQL
3 227 (4.96%) MongoDB
4 226 (4.94%) MySQL
5 222 (4.85%) Big Data
6 203 (4.44%) Blockchain
7 180 (3.93%) Relational Database
8 165 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
9 120 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
10 107 (2.34%) Hadoop
11 99 (2.16%) Redis
12 81 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
13 80 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 80 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 67 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 58 (1.27%) Power BI
16 56 (1.22%) Oracle Database
17 54 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 45 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
19 44 (0.96%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,452 (31.72%) Selenium
2 900 (19.66%) Jenkins
3 872 (19.05%) Git (software)
4 789 (17.24%) Cucumber
5 666 (14.55%) JIRA
6 549 (11.99%) WebDriver
7 332 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 323 (7.06%) SpecFlow
9 313 (6.84%) TeamCity
10 254 (5.55%) Maven
11 242 (5.29%) JMeter
12 230 (5.03%) Appium
13 224 (4.89%) JUnit
14 204 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 191 (4.17%) SoapUI
16 176 (3.85%) Protractor
17 162 (3.54%) NUnit
18 147 (3.21%) Visual Studio Team System
19 143 (3.12%) Visual Studio
20 140 (3.06%) Subversion
General
1 1,441 (31.48%) Finance
2 537 (11.73%) Banking
3 250 (5.46%) Retail
4 210 (4.59%) Games
5 140 (3.06%) Front Office
6 134 (2.93%) Investment Banking
7 132 (2.88%) Telecoms
8 117 (2.56%) Marketing
9 81 (1.77%) Financial Institution
10 78 (1.70%) Law
11 72 (1.57%) Back Office
12 56 (1.22%) Advertising
13 52 (1.14%) Publishing
14 34 (0.74%) Manufacturing
15 33 (0.72%) Electronics
16 23 (0.50%) Legal
17 21 (0.46%) Retail Finance
18 20 (0.44%) Multimedia
18 20 (0.44%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,535 (33.54%) Developer
2 470 (10.27%) Test Engineer
3 468 (10.23%) Tester
4 441 (9.64%) QA Engineer
5 428 (9.35%) Analyst
6 368 (8.04%) Java Developer
7 337 (7.36%) Developer in Test
8 310 (6.77%) Test Analyst
9 292 (6.38%) Senior Developer
10 262 (5.72%) Test Automation Engineer
11 261 (5.70%) Automation Tester
12 243 (5.31%) Software Developer
13 242 (5.29%) C# Developer
14 230 (5.03%) Software Engineer
15 197 (4.30%) Architect
15 197 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
16 176 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
17 153 (3.34%) .NET Developer
18 152 (3.32%) Consultant
18 152 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 799 (17.46%) HTML
2 745 (16.28%) .NET
3 659 (14.40%) CSS
4 636 (13.90%) AngularJS
5 557 (12.17%) Node.js
6 533 (11.65%) Web Services
7 514 (11.23%) React
8 488 (10.66%) REST
9 462 (10.09%) RESTful
10 361 (7.89%) HTML5
11 281 (6.14%) XML
12 259 (5.66%) JSON
13 252 (5.51%) Spring
14 251 (5.48%) SOAP
15 218 (4.76%) Gherkin
16 216 (4.72%) ASP.NET
17 196 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web API
18 185 (4.04%) jQuery
19 169 (3.69%) CSS3
20 150 (3.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 443 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 439 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
3 424 (9.26%) Fintech
4 306 (6.69%) User Experience
5 273 (5.96%) Mobile App
6 140 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
7 133 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
8 92 (2.01%) Algorithms
9 87 (1.90%) Bitcoin
10 86 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
11 75 (1.64%) Equities
12 71 (1.55%) Hedge funds
13 70 (1.53%) N-Tier
14 69 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
15 64 (1.40%) Derivative
16 58 (1.27%) Data Structures
17 57 (1.25%) Fixed Income
18 54 (1.18%) Blog
19 51 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 45 (0.98%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 693 (15.14%) Linux
2 357 (7.80%) Windows
3 207 (4.52%) Unix
4 187 (4.09%) Apple iOS
5 180 (3.93%) Android
6 59 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 57 (1.25%) VMS
8 33 (0.72%) Windows Server
9 26 (0.57%) CentOS
10 16 (0.35%) Mac OS X
10 16 (0.35%) Mesosphere
11 15 (0.33%) DC/OS
12 14 (0.31%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.15%) CoreOS
13 7 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
15 5 (0.11%) AIX
15 5 (0.11%) watchOS
16 4 (0.087%) Debian
16 4 (0.087%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,925 (63.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,132 (24.73%) Continuous Integration
3 1,040 (22.72%) TDD
4 1,021 (22.31%) BDD
5 976 (21.32%) DevOps
6 849 (18.55%) Scrum
7 611 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
8 588 (12.85%) Software Engineering
9 572 (12.50%) Microservices
10 455 (9.94%) SDLC
11 450 (9.83%) Manual Testing
12 424 (9.26%) OO
13 421 (9.20%) Test Scripting
14 399 (8.72%) Mentoring
15 391 (8.54%) SDET
16 390 (8.52%) Continuous Delivery
17 377 (8.24%) Open Source
18 374 (8.17%) Test Strategy
19 368 (8.04%) Software Testing
20 351 (7.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,813 (39.61%) Java
2 1,412 (30.85%) JavaScript
3 1,276 (27.88%) C#
4 1,262 (27.57%) SQL
5 830 (18.13%) Python
6 395 (8.63%) Ruby
7 212 (4.63%) PowerShell
8 209 (4.57%) T-SQL
9 208 (4.54%) C++
10 206 (4.50%) ES6
11 193 (4.22%) PHP
12 177 (3.87%) Go
13 154 (3.36%) Bash Shell
14 153 (3.34%) Scala
15 134 (2.93%) C
16 133 (2.91%) Java 8
17 94 (2.05%) Perl
17 94 (2.05%) PL/SQL
18 91 (1.99%) TypeScript
19 90 (1.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 660 (14.42%) Degree
2 272 (5.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 218 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 183 (4.00%) ISEB
5 125 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 73 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 65 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 36 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 26 (0.57%) CISSP
10 23 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (0.39%) MCSE
12 14 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 14 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
13 10 (0.22%) PhD
14 9 (0.20%) CCNA
14 9 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.20%) GIAC
14 9 (0.20%) Linux+ Certification
14 9 (0.20%) Network+ Certification
14 9 (0.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,567 (34.24%) QA
2 24 (0.52%) PMO
3 18 (0.39%) GDPR
4 16 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.31%) WCAG
6 11 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 11 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.17%) ISO 20022
7 8 (0.17%) ISO 8583
8 5 (0.11%) MiFID
8 5 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.11%) PSD2
9 4 (0.087%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.066%) SEPA
11 1 (0.022%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.022%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.022%) SLA
11 1 (0.022%) UCITS
System Software
1 576 (12.58%) Docker
2 80 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 65 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.24%) vSphere
6 9 (0.20%) Firmware
7 8 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.087%) Varnish
8 4 (0.087%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.087%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.087%) Xen
9 3 (0.066%) HDFS
9 3 (0.066%) KVM
9 3 (0.066%) Squid
10 2 (0.044%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.044%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.044%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.022%) LXC
11 1 (0.022%) RACF
Systems Management
1 279 (6.10%) Kubernetes
2 246 (5.37%) Puppet
3 237 (5.18%) Ansible
4 197 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
5 144 (3.15%) Terraform
6 65 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
7 54 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
8 48 (1.05%) Salt
9 33 (0.72%) Prometheus
10 31 (0.68%) HP ALM
11 30 (0.66%) Automic
12 26 (0.57%) Packer
13 24 (0.52%) Mesos
14 20 (0.44%) Grafana
15 17 (0.37%) Consul
16 14 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
16 14 (0.31%) Rancher
17 13 (0.28%) Kibana
18 12 (0.26%) logstash
18 12 (0.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 398 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 332 (7.25%) Oracle
3 169 (3.69%) Google
4 80 (1.75%) Splunk
5 79 (1.73%) Atlassian
6 70 (1.53%) IBM
7 65 (1.42%) SAP
8 64 (1.40%) HP
9 52 (1.14%) Apple
9 52 (1.14%) Nintex
10 47 (1.03%) Cadence
11 46 (1.01%) New Relic
11 46 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 42 (0.92%) AppDynamics
13 40 (0.87%) Telerik
14 33 (0.72%) SaltStack
14 33 (0.72%) Tableau
14 33 (0.72%) VMware
15 31 (0.68%) TIBCO
16 30 (0.66%) Adobe