Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 34 35
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2,863 4,053 4,407
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.01% 6.61% 6.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.43% 7.13% 6.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,335 3,173 3,610
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £94,350 £88,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £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 44,536 56,847 65,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.51% 92.67% 93.27%
Number of salaries quoted 35,735 45,982 53,977
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in London

Test Automation
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in London.

Salary trend for Test Automation in London

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 -5 689 £65,000 +4.00% 83
South London 0 111 £53,750 -6.52% 18
West London -28 86 £65,000 +36.84% 24
East London -19 17 £85,000 +70.00% 21
North London -9 5 £70,000 +47.37% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 1,703 (59.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1,185 (41.39%) Java
3 851 (29.72%) JavaScript
4 849 (29.65%) QA
5 777 (27.14%) Selenium
6 773 (27.00%) Finance
7 740 (25.85%) C#
8 735 (25.67%) DevOps
9 703 (24.55%) TDD
10 687 (24.00%) AWS
11 656 (22.91%) SQL
12 631 (22.04%) Software Engineering
13 626 (21.87%) Python
13 626 (21.87%) Azure
14 624 (21.80%) BDD
15 519 (18.13%) Docker
16 515 (17.99%) Scrum
17 497 (17.36%) Microservices
18 495 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
19 494 (17.25%) Git (software)
20 445 (15.54%) .NET
21 430 (15.02%) Jenkins
22 407 (14.22%) JIRA
23 386 (13.48%) Kubernetes
24 378 (13.20%) Cucumber
25 367 (12.82%) React
26 356 (12.43%) HTML
27 352 (12.29%) Linux
28 336 (11.74%) CSS
29 335 (11.70%) Node.js

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
1 128 (4.47%) Confluence
2 76 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
3 72 (2.51%) Apache
4 71 (2.48%) Apache Spark
5 33 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 28 (0.98%) CMS
7 19 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
8 17 (0.59%) SharePoint
9 15 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (0.49%) IIS
11 9 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.31%) EPiServer
11 9 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.24%) Drupal
12 7 (0.24%) SAS
13 6 (0.21%) Hyperledger
13 6 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.17%) Jetty
14 5 (0.17%) Jupyter
Applications
1 31 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.28%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.035%) Figma
8 1 (0.035%) Sketch
8 1 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.24%) Magento
3 5 (0.17%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.17%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.10%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.070%) Eikon
5 2 (0.070%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.070%) SAP FS
5 2 (0.070%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.070%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.070%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.035%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.035%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.035%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.035%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.035%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.035%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.035%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 687 (24.00%) AWS
2 626 (21.87%) Azure
3 158 (5.52%) GCP
4 151 (5.27%) Serverless
5 125 (4.37%) SaaS
6 95 (3.32%) GitHub
7 86 (3.00%) Power Platform
8 79 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
9 60 (2.10%) PaaS
10 44 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
11 37 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 37 (1.29%) OpenShift
12 35 (1.22%) Amazon S3
13 33 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
14 32 (1.12%) Amazon ECS
15 31 (1.08%) Datadog
16 29 (1.01%) BlazeMeter
17 27 (0.94%) BrowserStack
18 24 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
19 23 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (1.75%) HTTP
2 47 (1.64%) Internet
3 34 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.73%) DNS
5 14 (0.49%) Firewall
6 11 (0.38%) Wireshark
7 6 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
7 6 (0.21%) Skype
8 4 (0.14%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.10%) AMQP
9 3 (0.10%) VoIP
9 3 (0.10%) Wireless
10 2 (0.070%) DHCP
10 2 (0.070%) DSL
10 2 (0.070%) IPv4
10 2 (0.070%) IPv6
10 2 (0.070%) VPN
11 1 (0.035%) ATM
11 1 (0.035%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.035%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 189 (6.60%) NoSQL
3 171 (5.97%) MySQL
4 127 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 114 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
6 97 (3.39%) Big Data
7 86 (3.00%) Power BI
8 76 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 75 (2.62%) Relational Database
10 72 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
11 66 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 46 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
13 39 (1.36%) Redis
13 39 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 32 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
15 30 (1.05%) Data Lake
16 29 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 26 (0.91%) Hadoop
18 25 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
19 24 (0.84%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 777 (27.14%) Selenium
2 494 (17.25%) Git (software)
3 430 (15.02%) Jenkins
4 407 (14.22%) JIRA
5 378 (13.20%) Cucumber
6 223 (7.79%) WebDriver
7 167 (5.83%) Postman
8 154 (5.38%) SpecFlow
9 150 (5.24%) JUnit
10 144 (5.03%) JMeter
11 139 (4.86%) Maven
12 122 (4.26%) TeamCity
13 112 (3.91%) Appium
14 107 (3.74%) Cypress.io
15 90 (3.14%) SoapUI
16 75 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 71 (2.48%) Gradle
18 70 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
19 65 (2.27%) Protractor
20 62 (2.17%) webpack
General
1 773 (27.00%) Finance
2 252 (8.80%) Banking
3 158 (5.52%) Retail
4 131 (4.58%) Games
5 84 (2.93%) Public Sector
6 75 (2.62%) Front Office
7 67 (2.34%) Marketing
8 50 (1.75%) Legal
9 48 (1.68%) Investment Banking
10 41 (1.43%) Law
11 24 (0.84%) Telecoms
12 19 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.56%) Advertising
14 15 (0.52%) Back Office
14 15 (0.52%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.31%) Billing
15 9 (0.31%) Retail Finance
16 7 (0.24%) Automotive
17 6 (0.21%) Publishing
18 5 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 947 (33.08%) Developer
2 287 (10.02%) QA Engineer
3 254 (8.87%) Software Engineer
4 230 (8.03%) Test Engineer
5 186 (6.50%) Java Developer
6 178 (6.22%) Analyst
6 178 (6.22%) Tester
7 163 (5.69%) Senior Developer
8 139 (4.86%) Developer in Test
9 123 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
10 117 (4.09%) Test Automation Engineer
11 115 (4.02%) Software Developer
12 108 (3.77%) Test Leader
13 103 (3.60%) Automation Tester
14 100 (3.49%) C# Developer
15 96 (3.35%) .NET Developer
16 95 (3.32%) Full Stack Developer
17 94 (3.28%) Java Engineer
18 83 (2.90%) Architect
19 81 (2.83%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 445 (15.54%) .NET
2 367 (12.82%) React
3 356 (12.43%) HTML
4 336 (11.74%) CSS
5 335 (11.70%) Node.js
6 328 (11.46%) REST
7 309 (10.79%) Web Services
8 301 (10.51%) RESTful
9 263 (9.19%) AngularJS
10 187 (6.53%) Spring
11 156 (5.45%) .NET Framework
12 154 (5.38%) XML
13 145 (5.06%) SOAP
14 126 (4.40%) .NET Core
15 125 (4.37%) HTML5
16 117 (4.09%) Gherkin
17 113 (3.95%) Redux
18 109 (3.81%) JSON
19 106 (3.70%) Spring Boot
20 90 (3.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 204 (7.13%) Mobile App
2 195 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 151 (5.27%) User Experience
4 148 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
5 126 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
6 68 (2.38%) Data Structures
7 67 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 64 (2.24%) Cloud Native
9 56 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
10 54 (1.89%) Derivative
11 49 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
12 47 (1.64%) Public Cloud
13 46 (1.61%) Algorithms
14 43 (1.50%) Virtual Team
15 38 (1.33%) Fixed Income
16 37 (1.29%) Data Centre
17 35 (1.22%) Hedge funds
17 35 (1.22%) Management Information System
18 29 (1.01%) Private Cloud
19 25 (0.87%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 352 (12.29%) Linux
2 194 (6.78%) Android
3 191 (6.67%) Windows
4 186 (6.50%) Apple iOS
5 177 (6.18%) Unix
6 92 (3.21%) Mac OS X
7 20 (0.70%) Ubuntu
7 20 (0.70%) Windows Server
8 16 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.52%) CentOS
10 10 (0.35%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.24%) Fedora
13 4 (0.14%) zOS
14 3 (0.10%) Android TV
15 2 (0.070%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.070%) Debian
15 2 (0.070%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.070%) VMS
16 1 (0.035%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,703 (59.48%) Agile Software Development
2 735 (25.67%) DevOps
3 703 (24.55%) TDD
4 631 (22.04%) Software Engineering
5 624 (21.80%) BDD
6 515 (17.99%) Scrum
7 497 (17.36%) Microservices
8 495 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
9 325 (11.35%) Fintech
10 295 (10.30%) Continuous Delivery
11 292 (10.20%) SDLC
12 290 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
13 271 (9.47%) Computer Science
14 264 (9.22%) Mentoring
15 247 (8.63%) SDET
16 245 (8.56%) API Testing
17 233 (8.14%) OO
18 205 (7.16%) Manual Testing
19 196 (6.85%) Coaching
20 190 (6.64%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1,185 (41.39%) Java
2 851 (29.72%) JavaScript
3 740 (25.85%) C#
4 656 (22.91%) SQL
5 626 (21.87%) Python
6 218 (7.61%) Ruby
7 164 (5.73%) TypeScript
8 150 (5.24%) Java 8
9 144 (5.03%) PHP
10 137 (4.79%) C++
11 133 (4.65%) PowerShell
12 93 (3.25%) C
13 91 (3.18%) Scala
14 88 (3.07%) Bash Shell
15 80 (2.79%) Apple Swift
16 76 (2.65%) Go
17 70 (2.44%) Kotlin
18 62 (2.17%) T-SQL
19 60 (2.10%) ES6
20 58 (2.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 279 (9.75%) Degree
2 160 (5.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 105 (3.67%) ISTQB
4 67 (2.34%) Security Cleared
5 56 (1.96%) ISEB
6 46 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 21 (0.73%) MCP
8 15 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 12 (0.42%) CCNA
10 12 (0.42%) CEH
10 12 (0.42%) GWAPT
10 12 (0.42%) OSCP
11 11 (0.38%) CISSP
11 11 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 11 (0.38%) GIAC
11 11 (0.38%) Linux+ Certification
11 11 (0.38%) MCSE
11 11 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 849 (29.65%) QA
2 31 (1.08%) GDPR
3 19 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.17%) EMIR
5 5 (0.17%) PMO
6 4 (0.14%) COBIT
7 2 (0.070%) IFRS
7 2 (0.070%) NIST
7 2 (0.070%) SLA
8 1 (0.035%) MiFID
8 1 (0.035%) WCAG
System Software
1 519 (18.13%) Docker
2 28 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.73%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.52%) LXC
5 10 (0.35%) Firmware
5 10 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.31%) HDFS
6 9 (0.31%) NFS
7 8 (0.28%) VirtualBox
8 7 (0.24%) Samba
8 7 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.24%) Xen
9 5 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.10%) Snort
10 3 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.035%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.035%) NDS
11 1 (0.035%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.035%) RACF
11 1 (0.035%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 386 (13.48%) Kubernetes
2 157 (5.48%) Terraform
3 127 (4.44%) Ansible
4 92 (3.21%) Puppet
5 67 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
6 55 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (0.73%) Kibana
7 21 (0.73%) Mesos
8 20 (0.70%) Istio
9 19 (0.66%) Grafana
9 19 (0.66%) HP ALM
9 19 (0.66%) Nagios
10 13 (0.45%) CA Service Virtualization
11 12 (0.42%) Automic
11 12 (0.42%) SCOM
12 11 (0.38%) Packer
13 10 (0.35%) Salt
14 9 (0.31%) ZABBIX
15 7 (0.24%) OpenNMS
15 7 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 258 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 151 (5.27%) Oracle
3 83 (2.90%) Google
4 55 (1.92%) HP
5 38 (1.33%) Atlassian
6 35 (1.22%) Tableau
7 34 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (1.08%) IBM
9 29 (1.01%) VMware
10 28 (0.98%) SAP
10 28 (0.98%) TIBCO
11 24 (0.84%) Adobe
12 23 (0.80%) Facebook
13 21 (0.73%) Splunk
14 20 (0.70%) Red Hat
15 18 (0.63%) ServiceNow
16 17 (0.59%) Cognizant
16 17 (0.59%) Dynatrace
17 16 (0.56%) UiPath
17 16 (0.56%) WorldPay