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

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 56 48
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4486 3910 4587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.03% 5.06% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.58% 5.58% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3183 3333 3891
London median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,550 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £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 68147 70047 79145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.65% 90.60% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 52078 60500 66613
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 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £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 October 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 October 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 +8 653 £57,500 - 101
West London -1 191 £55,000 +10.00% 34
South London -10 101 £47,500 - 13
East London +9 30 £60,000 +41.18% 13
North London -21 7 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2967 (66.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2000 (44.58%) Java
3 1625 (36.22%) QA
4 1612 (35.93%) Finance
5 1483 (33.06%) Selenium
6 1189 (26.50%) TDD
7 1182 (26.35%) Continuous Integration
8 1171 (26.10%) JavaScript
9 1169 (26.06%) BDD
10 1024 (22.83%) Scrum
11 1022 (22.78%) SQL
12 945 (21.07%) Cucumber
13 938 (20.91%) C#
14 907 (20.22%) Banking
15 804 (17.92%) Jenkins
16 803 (17.90%) HTML
17 762 (16.99%) Git (software)
18 756 (16.85%) Retail
19 733 (16.34%) Linux
20 726 (16.18%) .NET
21 680 (15.16%) DevOps
22 665 (14.82%) Asset Management
23 645 (14.38%) Investment Banking
24 610 (13.60%) REST
25 605 (13.49%) WebDriver
26 600 (13.37%) Degree
27 583 (13.00%) JIRA
28 575 (12.82%) Python
29 559 (12.46%) CSS
30 554 (12.35%) Wealth Management

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
1 135 (3.01%) Confluence
2 132 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 119 (2.65%) Tomcat
4 115 (2.56%) Apache
5 102 (2.27%) Apache Spark
6 87 (1.94%) CMS
7 71 (1.58%) IIS
8 53 (1.18%) nginx
9 48 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 41 (0.91%) SharePoint
11 27 (0.60%) Jetty
12 26 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
13 25 (0.56%) Drupal
14 24 (0.53%) MS Exchange
15 23 (0.51%) JBoss
16 21 (0.47%) OpenStack
17 20 (0.45%) WebLogic
18 19 (0.42%) EPiServer
18 19 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 17 (0.38%) Ethereum
Applications
1 50 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.11%) Campfire
7 3 (0.067%) Doxygen
7 3 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
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%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.022%) Mingle
8 1 (0.022%) Revit
Business Applications
1 48 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.29%) Magento
4 7 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.13%) HFM
5 6 (0.13%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 4 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.089%) R3 Corda
7 3 (0.067%) assyst
7 3 (0.067%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.067%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.067%) MetaTrader
7 3 (0.067%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.067%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.067%) Siebel CRM
8 2 (0.045%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.045%) Endur
8 2 (0.045%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.045%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 475 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 236 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 174 (3.88%) GitHub
4 112 (2.50%) SaaS
5 74 (1.65%) npm
6 58 (1.29%) PaaS
7 52 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
8 39 (0.87%) BrowserStack
9 38 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 34 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
11 33 (0.74%) IaaS
12 32 (0.71%) Amazon S3
13 25 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
14 21 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
14 21 (0.47%) Google Play
14 21 (0.47%) Sauce Labs
14 21 (0.47%) Slack
15 20 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 19 (0.42%) Serverless
17 15 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 152 (3.39%) HTTP
2 146 (3.25%) Internet
3 64 (1.43%) Firewall
4 39 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 23 (0.51%) Intranet
6 21 (0.47%) VPN
7 19 (0.42%) IPsec
8 15 (0.33%) Broadband
9 12 (0.27%) DNS
10 11 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (0.22%) SMTP
11 10 (0.22%) VoIP
12 8 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (0.18%) HTTPS
12 8 (0.18%) VSAT
13 5 (0.11%) tcpdump
13 5 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (9.56%) SQL Server
2 290 (6.46%) MySQL
3 224 (4.99%) Big Data
4 210 (4.68%) Relational Database
5 179 (3.99%) NoSQL
6 127 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
7 126 (2.81%) Hadoop
8 122 (2.72%) MongoDB
9 105 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
10 98 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 77 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 65 (1.45%) Redis
13 54 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 49 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 46 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
16 45 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
17 41 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 39 (0.87%) Blockchain
18 39 (0.87%) Hazelcast
19 32 (0.71%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1483 (33.06%) Selenium
2 945 (21.07%) Cucumber
3 804 (17.92%) Jenkins
4 762 (16.99%) Git (software)
5 605 (13.49%) WebDriver
6 583 (13.00%) JIRA
7 327 (7.29%) JUnit
8 266 (5.93%) Maven
8 266 (5.93%) TeamCity
9 263 (5.86%) Subversion
10 228 (5.08%) SoapUI
11 212 (4.73%) SpecFlow
12 202 (4.50%) Appium
13 192 (4.28%) HP UFT
14 165 (3.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 165 (3.68%) Protractor
15 160 (3.57%) Visual Studio
16 158 (3.52%) JMeter
17 157 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
18 144 (3.21%) TestNG
General
1 1612 (35.93%) Finance
2 907 (20.22%) Banking
3 756 (16.85%) Retail
4 645 (14.38%) Investment Banking
5 545 (12.15%) Retail Banking
6 252 (5.62%) Front Office
7 150 (3.34%) Games
8 86 (1.92%) Financial Institution
9 81 (1.81%) Telecoms
10 74 (1.65%) Marketing
11 48 (1.07%) Advertising
12 45 (1.00%) Legal
13 44 (0.98%) Back Office
14 36 (0.80%) Manufacturing
15 28 (0.62%) Publishing
16 20 (0.45%) Polish Language
17 17 (0.38%) Electronics
18 11 (0.25%) Online Betting
19 10 (0.22%) Law
20 7 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1560 (34.77%) Developer
2 554 (12.35%) Tester
3 474 (10.57%) Analyst
4 471 (10.50%) Java Developer
5 346 (7.71%) QA Engineer
6 327 (7.29%) Automation Tester
7 322 (7.18%) Senior Developer
8 319 (7.11%) Test Analyst
9 308 (6.87%) Test Engineer
10 184 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
11 179 (3.99%) Software Engineer
12 178 (3.97%) Developer in Test
13 170 (3.79%) QA Tester
14 167 (3.72%) Test Automation Engineer
15 166 (3.70%) Test Leader
16 162 (3.61%) Java Engineer
17 149 (3.32%) C# Developer
18 146 (3.25%) Senior Tester
19 144 (3.21%) Consultant
20 140 (3.12%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 803 (17.90%) HTML
2 726 (16.18%) .NET
3 610 (13.60%) REST
4 559 (12.46%) CSS
5 491 (10.95%) Web Services
6 439 (9.79%) AngularJS
7 371 (8.27%) RESTful
8 341 (7.60%) HTML5
9 330 (7.36%) Node.js
10 317 (7.07%) Spring
11 284 (6.33%) XML
12 281 (6.26%) JSON
13 228 (5.08%) React
14 225 (5.02%) SOAP
15 214 (4.77%) jQuery
16 211 (4.70%) Gherkin
17 193 (4.30%) ASP.NET
18 192 (4.28%) CSS3
19 187 (4.17%) Hibernate
20 132 (2.94%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 436 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 421 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 295 (6.58%) User Experience
4 285 (6.35%) Fintech
5 262 (5.84%) Mobile App
6 250 (5.57%) Enterprise Software
7 220 (4.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 203 (4.53%) Derivative
9 185 (4.12%) Fixed Income
10 144 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
11 142 (3.17%) Management Information System
12 122 (2.72%) Equities
13 93 (2.07%) Data Structures
14 90 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
15 89 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
16 56 (1.25%) Virtual Team
17 53 (1.18%) Client/Server
18 30 (0.67%) Hedge funds
19 28 (0.62%) Algorithms
20 26 (0.58%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 733 (16.34%) Linux
2 375 (8.36%) Unix
3 267 (5.95%) Windows
4 258 (5.75%) Android
5 242 (5.39%) Apple iOS
6 34 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 15 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.29%) Solaris
10 11 (0.25%) AIX
10 11 (0.25%) Debian
11 7 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.11%) CentOS
13 4 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.067%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.067%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.045%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.045%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.045%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.022%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2967 (66.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1189 (26.50%) TDD
3 1182 (26.35%) Continuous Integration
4 1169 (26.06%) BDD
5 1024 (22.83%) Scrum
6 680 (15.16%) DevOps
7 665 (14.82%) Asset Management
8 554 (12.35%) Wealth Management
9 516 (11.50%) Software Engineering
10 515 (11.48%) OO
10 515 (11.48%) SDLC
11 476 (10.61%) Mentoring
12 445 (9.92%) Test Scripting
13 427 (9.52%) Unit Testing
14 426 (9.50%) Test Strategy
15 421 (9.38%) Regression Testing
16 363 (8.09%) E-Commerce
17 349 (7.78%) Microservices
18 346 (7.71%) Continuous Delivery
19 329 (7.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2000 (44.58%) Java
2 1171 (26.10%) JavaScript
3 1022 (22.78%) SQL
4 938 (20.91%) C#
5 575 (12.82%) Python
6 402 (8.96%) Ruby
7 264 (5.88%) C++
8 210 (4.68%) PHP
9 204 (4.55%) Scala
10 177 (3.95%) C
11 105 (2.34%) Groovy
12 100 (2.23%) ES6
13 98 (2.18%) Perl
13 98 (2.18%) PowerShell
14 95 (2.12%) Bash Shell
15 90 (2.01%) PL/SQL
16 89 (1.98%) VBScript
17 71 (1.58%) Objective-C
18 67 (1.49%) Apple Swift
19 65 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 600 (13.37%) Degree
2 207 (4.61%) ISTQB
3 191 (4.26%) ISEB
4 189 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 113 (2.52%) Security Cleared
6 68 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 49 (1.09%) SC Cleared
8 30 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 27 (0.60%) PhD
10 16 (0.36%) Master's Degree
11 14 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
12 12 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 12 (0.27%) Siebel Certification
13 11 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.18%) AWS Certification
15 7 (0.16%) CCNA
15 7 (0.16%) MCSE
16 6 (0.13%) ACCA
16 6 (0.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1625 (36.22%) QA
2 28 (0.62%) WCAG
3 23 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.47%) MiFID
5 19 (0.42%) SLA
6 13 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.11%) ISO 20022
8 5 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.11%) SEPA
9 4 (0.089%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.089%) GCP
10 3 (0.067%) COSO
10 3 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.067%) EMIR
10 3 (0.067%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.022%) ISO 15022
11 1 (0.022%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.022%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.022%) WAI
System Software
1 256 (5.71%) Docker
2 21 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.27%) iptables
4 10 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.20%) Varnish
5 9 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.13%) Firmware
6 6 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.11%) HDFS
8 4 (0.089%) LXC
8 4 (0.089%) Shibboleth
8 4 (0.089%) Xen
9 3 (0.067%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.067%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.067%) vSphere
10 2 (0.045%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.022%) NFS
Systems Management
1 240 (5.35%) Puppet
2 158 (3.52%) Ansible
3 130 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 108 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
5 73 (1.63%) Kubernetes
6 53 (1.18%) Terraform
7 44 (0.98%) PowerBroker
8 28 (0.62%) Nagios
9 24 (0.53%) ZABBIX
10 21 (0.47%) Kibana
11 15 (0.33%) Mesos
11 15 (0.33%) Salt
12 12 (0.27%) HAProxy
13 11 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
14 10 (0.22%) SELinux
15 9 (0.20%) logstash
16 8 (0.18%) Marathon
17 7 (0.16%) Grafana
18 6 (0.13%) HockeyApp
18 6 (0.13%) Icinga
Vendors
1 371 (8.27%) Microsoft
2 332 (7.40%) Oracle
3 110 (2.45%) ION Trading
4 95 (2.12%) HP
5 89 (1.98%) Google
6 69 (1.54%) Sybase
7 67 (1.49%) Atlassian
8 46 (1.03%) SAP
9 42 (0.94%) IBM
10 32 (0.71%) Siebel
11 30 (0.67%) Cadence
12 29 (0.65%) VMware
13 28 (0.62%) Reuters
14 27 (0.60%) Cisco
15 26 (0.58%) Splunk
16 25 (0.56%) Red Hat
17 24 (0.53%) Citrix
17 24 (0.53%) Informatica
17 24 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
18 23 (0.51%) Murex