Period
to 22 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 51 49
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4538 3920 4556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.02% 5.14% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 5.67% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3317 3349 3851
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +6.80%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £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 69031 69078 78753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.60% 90.65% 89.58%
Number of salaries quoted 53165 59470 66332
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,604 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.73% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,000
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 22 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 22 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 +10 747 £57,250 +4.09% 105
West London +2 195 £55,000 +10.00% 25
South London -10 110 £47,500 +5.56% 15
East London +2 37 £62,500 +47.06% 17
North London -27 7 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 2977 (65.60%) Agile Software Development
2 2006 (44.20%) Java
3 1703 (37.53%) QA
4 1675 (36.91%) Finance
5 1483 (32.68%) Selenium
6 1197 (26.38%) BDD
7 1179 (25.98%) JavaScript
8 1159 (25.54%) TDD
9 1120 (24.68%) Continuous Integration
10 1053 (23.20%) SQL
11 1037 (22.85%) Scrum
12 989 (21.79%) C#
13 983 (21.66%) Cucumber
14 863 (19.02%) Banking
15 827 (18.22%) Jenkins
16 773 (17.03%) HTML
17 751 (16.55%) .NET
18 744 (16.39%) Git (software)
19 665 (14.65%) Linux
19 665 (14.65%) DevOps
20 622 (13.71%) WebDriver
21 608 (13.40%) Asset Management
22 602 (13.27%) JIRA
23 600 (13.22%) REST
24 590 (13.00%) Python
25 582 (12.83%) Degree
26 560 (12.34%) Investment Banking
27 540 (11.90%) CSS
28 498 (10.97%) SDLC
29 496 (10.93%) Web Services

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
1 142 (3.13%) Confluence
2 124 (2.73%) Apache Spark
3 122 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
4 112 (2.47%) Apache
5 106 (2.34%) Tomcat
6 89 (1.96%) CMS
7 74 (1.63%) IIS
8 49 (1.08%) SharePoint
8 49 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 47 (1.04%) nginx
10 29 (0.64%) Drupal
10 29 (0.64%) EPiServer
11 28 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 25 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
13 23 (0.51%) JBoss
14 22 (0.48%) MS Exchange
15 21 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 19 (0.42%) WordPress
17 18 (0.40%) Anypoint
18 16 (0.35%) Jetty
Applications
1 51 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (1.08%) 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 51 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.29%) Magento
4 10 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.11%) Endur
5 5 (0.11%) HFM
5 5 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.088%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.088%) R3 Corda
7 3 (0.066%) assyst
7 3 (0.066%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.066%) MetaTrader
7 3 (0.066%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.066%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.066%) Siebel CRM
8 2 (0.044%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.044%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.044%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 476 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
2 264 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 151 (3.33%) GitHub
4 123 (2.71%) SaaS
5 62 (1.37%) npm
6 61 (1.34%) PaaS
7 46 (1.01%) IaaS
8 43 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
9 39 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 36 (0.79%) BrowserStack
11 33 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
12 30 (0.66%) Amazon S3
13 28 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
14 24 (0.53%) Sauce Labs
14 24 (0.53%) Serverless
15 23 (0.51%) Google Play
16 19 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
17 18 (0.40%) Office 365
18 17 (0.37%) Slack
18 17 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 121 (2.67%) Internet
2 117 (2.58%) HTTP
3 67 (1.48%) Firewall
4 46 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 32 (0.71%) Intranet
6 25 (0.55%) VPN
7 20 (0.44%) Broadband
8 18 (0.40%) IPsec
9 16 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (0.31%) DNS
11 14 (0.31%) 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%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 266 (5.86%) MySQL
3 224 (4.94%) Relational Database
4 215 (4.74%) Big Data
5 192 (4.23%) NoSQL
6 151 (3.33%) Hadoop
7 124 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
8 121 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
9 115 (2.53%) MongoDB
10 96 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 92 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
12 65 (1.43%) Redis
13 60 (1.32%) RDBMS
14 49 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 47 (1.04%) Blockchain
16 42 (0.93%) Hazelcast
16 42 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 39 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
18 38 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
19 32 (0.71%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1483 (32.68%) Selenium
2 983 (21.66%) Cucumber
3 827 (18.22%) Jenkins
4 744 (16.39%) Git (software)
5 622 (13.71%) WebDriver
6 602 (13.27%) JIRA
7 317 (6.99%) JUnit
8 256 (5.64%) SoapUI
8 256 (5.64%) Subversion
9 248 (5.46%) Maven
10 237 (5.22%) TeamCity
11 218 (4.80%) SpecFlow
12 197 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 182 (4.01%) HP UFT
14 178 (3.92%) Appium
15 172 (3.79%) Visual Studio
16 168 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 163 (3.59%) JMeter
17 163 (3.59%) Protractor
18 133 (2.93%) TestNG
General
1 1675 (36.91%) Finance
2 863 (19.02%) Banking
3 560 (12.34%) Investment Banking
4 483 (10.64%) Retail Banking
5 265 (5.84%) Retail
6 243 (5.35%) Front Office
7 169 (3.72%) Games
8 111 (2.45%) Telecoms
9 86 (1.90%) Marketing
10 78 (1.72%) Financial Institution
11 57 (1.26%) Advertising
12 43 (0.95%) Legal
13 40 (0.88%) Back Office
14 37 (0.82%) Manufacturing
15 30 (0.66%) Publishing
16 23 (0.51%) Electronics
16 23 (0.51%) Law
17 17 (0.37%) Polish Language
18 11 (0.24%) Retail Finance
19 8 (0.18%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 1555 (34.27%) Developer
2 598 (13.18%) Tester
3 469 (10.33%) Analyst
4 460 (10.14%) Java Developer
5 353 (7.78%) Automation Tester
6 350 (7.71%) QA Engineer
7 325 (7.16%) Test Analyst
8 318 (7.01%) Senior Developer
9 311 (6.85%) Test Engineer
10 211 (4.65%) Developer in Test
11 206 (4.54%) DevOps Engineer
12 181 (3.99%) QA Tester
13 177 (3.90%) Software Engineer
14 162 (3.57%) Test Leader
15 157 (3.46%) Senior Tester
16 156 (3.44%) Java Engineer
17 150 (3.31%) Test Automation Engineer
18 145 (3.20%) .NET Developer
19 142 (3.13%) C# Developer
20 140 (3.09%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 773 (17.03%) HTML
2 751 (16.55%) .NET
3 600 (13.22%) REST
4 540 (11.90%) CSS
5 496 (10.93%) Web Services
6 420 (9.26%) AngularJS
7 384 (8.46%) RESTful
8 328 (7.23%) HTML5
9 302 (6.65%) Node.js
10 295 (6.50%) Spring
11 283 (6.24%) XML
12 266 (5.86%) JSON
13 215 (4.74%) SOAP
14 211 (4.65%) React
15 199 (4.39%) jQuery
16 194 (4.28%) CSS3
17 185 (4.08%) Gherkin
18 181 (3.99%) ASP.NET
19 158 (3.48%) Hibernate
20 144 (3.17%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 454 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 419 (9.23%) Computer Science
3 320 (7.05%) Fintech
4 274 (6.04%) User Experience
5 250 (5.51%) Mobile App
6 218 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
7 212 (4.67%) Derivative
8 205 (4.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 185 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
10 150 (3.31%) Fixed Income
11 133 (2.93%) Management Information System
12 119 (2.62%) Equities
13 93 (2.05%) Data Structures
14 92 (2.03%) Equity Derivative
15 90 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
16 60 (1.32%) Client/Server
17 48 (1.06%) Virtual Team
18 37 (0.82%) Hedge funds
19 27 (0.59%) Algorithms
20 26 (0.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 665 (14.65%) Linux
2 374 (8.24%) Unix
3 297 (6.54%) Windows
4 235 (5.18%) Android
5 229 (5.05%) Apple iOS
6 33 (0.73%) Windows Server
7 26 (0.57%) Mac OS X
8 11 (0.24%) CentOS
9 9 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.20%) Nucleus RTOS
10 8 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.15%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.13%) Debian
13 5 (0.11%) Fedora
13 5 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.11%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.088%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.088%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.066%) Solaris
15 3 (0.066%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2977 (65.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1197 (26.38%) BDD
3 1159 (25.54%) TDD
4 1120 (24.68%) Continuous Integration
5 1037 (22.85%) Scrum
6 665 (14.65%) DevOps
7 608 (13.40%) Asset Management
8 498 (10.97%) SDLC
9 495 (10.91%) Wealth Management
10 494 (10.89%) OO
11 484 (10.67%) Software Engineering
12 448 (9.87%) Mentoring
13 446 (9.83%) Regression Testing
14 436 (9.61%) Test Scripting
15 420 (9.26%) Test Strategy
16 391 (8.62%) Unit Testing
17 379 (8.35%) Microservices
18 345 (7.60%) Continuous Delivery
19 342 (7.54%) E-Commerce
20 337 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2006 (44.20%) Java
2 1179 (25.98%) JavaScript
3 1053 (23.20%) SQL
4 989 (21.79%) C#
5 590 (13.00%) Python
6 428 (9.43%) Ruby
7 273 (6.02%) C++
8 241 (5.31%) PHP
9 221 (4.87%) Scala
10 179 (3.94%) C
11 112 (2.47%) Perl
12 105 (2.31%) Bash Shell
13 102 (2.25%) Groovy
14 97 (2.14%) PowerShell
15 88 (1.94%) VBScript
16 87 (1.92%) ES6
17 81 (1.78%) Objective-C
18 67 (1.48%) Apple Swift
19 66 (1.45%) VB
20 65 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 582 (12.83%) Degree
2 218 (4.80%) ISTQB
3 187 (4.12%) ISEB
4 179 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 116 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 82 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 61 (1.34%) SC Cleared
8 23 (0.51%) PhD
9 19 (0.42%) 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%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1703 (37.53%) QA
2 22 (0.48%) WCAG
3 17 (0.37%) SLA
4 13 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.22%) 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%) IFRS
System Software
1 273 (6.02%) Docker
2 23 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.40%) iptables
4 12 (0.26%) vSphere
5 9 (0.20%) HDFS
5 9 (0.20%) Varnish
5 9 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.15%) Firmware
7 7 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.088%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.088%) Xen
10 3 (0.066%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.066%) LXC
11 2 (0.044%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.044%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.022%) NFS
12 1 (0.022%) Samba
Systems Management
1 247 (5.44%) Puppet
2 159 (3.50%) Ansible
3 151 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 117 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
5 97 (2.14%) Kubernetes
6 50 (1.10%) Terraform
7 44 (0.97%) PowerBroker
8 33 (0.73%) Nagios
9 23 (0.51%) ZABBIX
10 21 (0.46%) Salt
11 19 (0.42%) Kibana
12 18 (0.40%) Mesos
13 16 (0.35%) SELinux
14 11 (0.24%) Grafana
14 11 (0.24%) HAProxy
14 11 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
14 11 (0.24%) Marathon
15 9 (0.20%) Cacti
15 9 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
15 9 (0.20%) logstash
Vendors
1 395 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 304 (6.70%) Oracle
3 94 (2.07%) HP
4 91 (2.01%) ION Trading
5 88 (1.94%) Google
6 61 (1.34%) Sybase
7 56 (1.23%) Atlassian
8 47 (1.04%) SAP
8 47 (1.04%) Siebel
9 45 (0.99%) IBM
10 38 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 32 (0.71%) VMware
12 30 (0.66%) Cadence
12 30 (0.66%) Cisco
13 27 (0.59%) OpenText
14 25 (0.55%) RedGate
14 25 (0.55%) Splunk
14 25 (0.55%) Sun
15 24 (0.53%) Apple
16 22 (0.48%) Citrix