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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 32 36 41
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7,388 3,231 2,005
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 9.66% 7.79% 6.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.00% 8.18% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,491 1,947 1,601
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,875 £53,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.70% +12.50%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +7.84%

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 73,849 39,521 31,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 96.59% 95.27% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 35,136 27,178 25,408
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £102,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £56,757 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% +3.19% +4.76%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -8 581 £70,000 - 109
West London +15 339 £65,000 - 45
South London +3 216 £50,000 -25.93% 10
East London -7 67 £90,000 +24.14% 27
North London -13 27 - - 4
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 4,943 (66.91%) Agile
2 3,149 (42.62%) CI/CD
3 2,819 (38.16%) JavaScript
4 2,807 (37.99%) Java
5 2,690 (36.41%) AWS
6 2,660 (36.00%) Finance
7 2,443 (33.07%) DevOps
8 2,324 (31.46%) Software Engineering
9 2,210 (29.91%) Python
10 2,156 (29.18%) SQL
11 2,101 (28.44%) QA
12 2,083 (28.19%) Git (software)
13 2,067 (27.98%) Microservices
14 1,949 (26.38%) React
15 1,913 (25.89%) TDD
16 1,839 (24.89%) Docker
17 1,798 (24.34%) Azure
18 1,791 (24.24%) Social Skills
19 1,754 (23.74%) Kubernetes
20 1,684 (22.79%) Node.js
21 1,678 (22.71%) Jenkins
22 1,507 (20.40%) Scrum
23 1,464 (19.82%) C#
24 1,428 (19.33%) REST
25 1,414 (19.14%) TypeScript
26 1,387 (18.77%) BDD
27 1,334 (18.06%) .NET
28 1,295 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
29 1,284 (17.38%) Problem-Solving
30 1,281 (17.34%) Mentoring

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
1 338 (4.57%) Confluence
2 295 (3.99%) Apache Spark
3 169 (2.29%) IIS
4 117 (1.58%) Apache Airflow
5 109 (1.48%) Tomcat
6 103 (1.39%) CMS
7 71 (0.96%) Apache
8 70 (0.95%) JBoss
9 49 (0.66%) WordPress
10 48 (0.65%) SharePoint
11 46 (0.62%) Apache Pulsar
12 42 (0.57%) Jupyter
12 42 (0.57%) nginx
13 31 (0.42%) Strapi
14 30 (0.41%) Ethereum
14 30 (0.41%) Headless CMS
15 29 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
16 26 (0.35%) OpenStack
17 24 (0.32%) WebLogic
18 15 (0.20%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 85 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (0.54%) Sketch
4 33 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 18 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 9 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.095%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.081%) Adobe XD
8 6 (0.081%) SketchUp
9 5 (0.068%) Maple
9 5 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.014%) InVision
11 1 (0.014%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 56 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.37%) Magento
3 15 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
4 13 (0.18%) Ripple
4 13 (0.18%) Ripple XRP
5 10 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.14%) Shopify
6 8 (0.11%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 8 (0.11%) Fidessa
7 6 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.068%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.041%) Distributed Ledger
9 3 (0.041%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.041%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.027%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 2 (0.027%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.027%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.014%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.014%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2,690 (36.41%) AWS
2 1,798 (24.34%) Azure
3 935 (12.66%) GCP
4 824 (11.15%) GitHub
4 824 (11.15%) Serverless
5 461 (6.24%) AWS Lambda
6 454 (6.15%) SaaS
7 386 (5.22%) Azure DevOps
8 300 (4.06%) OpenShift
9 200 (2.71%) Amazon S3
9 200 (2.71%) Cloud Functions
10 182 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
11 178 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
12 161 (2.18%) npm
13 157 (2.13%) PaaS
14 151 (2.04%) Amazon ECS
15 145 (1.96%) Sauce Labs
16 142 (1.92%) GitHub Actions
17 131 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
18 126 (1.71%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 378 (5.12%) HTTP
2 360 (4.87%) Internet
3 137 (1.85%) Broadband
4 99 (1.34%) Firewall
5 83 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 56 (0.76%) VoIP
7 47 (0.64%) DNS
8 27 (0.37%) DHCP
8 27 (0.37%) SSH
9 26 (0.35%) IPsec
10 25 (0.34%) PPP
11 20 (0.27%) DSL
11 20 (0.27%) FTP
12 19 (0.26%) Bluetooth
13 18 (0.24%) PBX
14 17 (0.23%) WebEx
15 13 (0.18%) Unified Communications
15 13 (0.18%) Wireshark
16 12 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
16 12 (0.16%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,214 (16.43%) PostgreSQL
2 1,031 (13.96%) NoSQL
3 739 (10.00%) MySQL
4 579 (7.84%) Relational Database
5 571 (7.73%) MongoDB
6 534 (7.23%) SQL Server
7 396 (5.36%) Redis
8 292 (3.95%) Big Data
9 275 (3.72%) Amazon Aurora
10 257 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 212 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
12 201 (2.72%) DynamoDB
13 192 (2.60%) Hadoop
14 187 (2.53%) Flink
15 149 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
16 97 (1.31%) Amazon Athena
17 94 (1.27%) BigQuery
18 78 (1.06%) Power BI
18 78 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 75 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2,083 (28.19%) Git (software)
2 1,678 (22.71%) Jenkins
3 1,272 (17.22%) Selenium
4 987 (13.36%) JIRA
5 762 (10.31%) Cucumber
6 627 (8.49%) Cypress.io
7 567 (7.67%) Postman
8 515 (6.97%) GitLab
9 422 (5.71%) JUnit
10 342 (4.63%) Maven
11 339 (4.59%) SpecFlow
12 333 (4.51%) CircleCI
13 314 (4.25%) WebDriver
14 307 (4.16%) Appium
15 299 (4.05%) webpack
16 292 (3.95%) TeamCity
17 291 (3.94%) JMeter
18 265 (3.59%) Gradle
19 230 (3.11%) Subversion
20 194 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2,660 (36.00%) Finance
2 1,791 (24.24%) Social Skills
3 799 (10.81%) Banking
4 669 (9.06%) Retail
5 626 (8.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 592 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
7 571 (7.73%) Games
8 400 (5.41%) Manufacturing
9 295 (3.99%) Marketing
10 229 (3.10%) Public Sector
11 179 (2.42%) Advertising
12 171 (2.31%) Legal
13 167 (2.26%) Telecoms
14 126 (1.71%) Organisational Skills
15 112 (1.52%) Publishing
16 111 (1.50%) Law
17 110 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
18 105 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
19 103 (1.39%) Financial Institution
20 102 (1.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,035 (27.54%) Developer
2 1,420 (19.22%) Software Engineer
3 611 (8.27%) QA Engineer
4 568 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 533 (7.21%) Senior Software Engineer
6 521 (7.05%) Test Engineer
7 373 (5.05%) Java Engineer
8 348 (4.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 326 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
10 297 (4.02%) Software Developer
11 295 (3.99%) Tester
12 283 (3.83%) Full Stack Developer
13 260 (3.52%) Senior Java Engineer
14 247 (3.34%) Analyst
15 243 (3.29%) Java Developer
16 205 (2.77%) Software Test Engineer
17 194 (2.63%) Automation Tester
18 191 (2.59%) Python Developer
19 187 (2.53%) Senior DevOps
19 187 (2.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,949 (26.38%) React
2 1,684 (22.79%) Node.js
3 1,428 (19.33%) REST
4 1,334 (18.06%) .NET
5 1,173 (15.88%) CSS
6 1,116 (15.11%) HTML
7 1,085 (14.69%) RESTful
8 730 (9.88%) Kafka
9 725 (9.81%) GraphQL
10 693 (9.38%) Spring
11 586 (7.93%) Jest
12 544 (7.36%) AngularJS
13 522 (7.07%) Redux
14 482 (6.52%) Web Services
15 464 (6.28%) Spring Boot
16 451 (6.10%) React Native
17 429 (5.81%) JSON
18 418 (5.66%) Sass
19 404 (5.47%) Vue.js
20 378 (5.12%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 908 (12.29%) User Experience
2 600 (8.12%) Mobile App
3 444 (6.01%) Cloud Native
4 392 (5.31%) Algorithms
5 340 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
6 324 (4.39%) Life Science
7 291 (3.94%) Linux Command Line
8 256 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
9 255 (3.45%) Data Structures
10 227 (3.07%) Public Cloud
11 208 (2.82%) Social Media
12 190 (2.57%) Blog
13 180 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
14 167 (2.26%) Virtual Team
15 157 (2.13%) Hackathon
16 123 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 118 (1.60%) Social Network
18 112 (1.52%) Legacy Systems
19 107 (1.45%) Video\Live Streaming
20 103 (1.39%) Sports Betting
Operating Systems
1 713 (9.65%) Linux
2 547 (7.40%) Android
3 481 (6.51%) Apple iOS
4 374 (5.06%) Windows
5 339 (4.59%) Unix
6 98 (1.33%) Windows Server
7 59 (0.80%) VMS
8 49 (0.66%) CentOS
9 35 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.11%) Solaris
13 6 (0.081%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.054%) zOS
15 3 (0.041%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.041%) Windows Server 2019
16 2 (0.027%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.027%) CoreOS
16 2 (0.027%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.014%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,943 (66.91%) Agile
2 3,149 (42.62%) CI/CD
3 2,443 (33.07%) DevOps
4 2,324 (31.46%) Software Engineering
5 2,067 (27.98%) Microservices
6 1,913 (25.89%) TDD
7 1,507 (20.40%) Scrum
8 1,387 (18.77%) BDD
9 1,295 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
10 1,284 (17.38%) Problem-Solving
11 1,281 (17.34%) Mentoring
12 1,242 (16.81%) Software Testing
13 1,154 (15.62%) Full Stack Development
14 843 (11.41%) Unit Testing
15 825 (11.17%) Test Strategy
16 818 (11.07%) API Testing
17 812 (10.99%) SDLC
18 780 (10.56%) Coaching
19 730 (9.88%) Continuous Improvement
20 693 (9.38%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2,819 (38.16%) JavaScript
2 2,807 (37.99%) Java
3 2,210 (29.91%) Python
4 2,156 (29.18%) SQL
5 1,464 (19.82%) C#
6 1,414 (19.14%) TypeScript
7 433 (5.86%) Ruby
8 424 (5.74%) PHP
9 384 (5.20%) Kotlin
10 382 (5.17%) Go
11 361 (4.89%) Scala
12 330 (4.47%) PowerShell
13 307 (4.16%) ES6
14 270 (3.65%) Shell Script
15 269 (3.64%) C++
16 198 (2.68%) Perl
17 182 (2.46%) Bash
18 170 (2.30%) C
19 153 (2.07%) Groovy
20 149 (2.02%) Rust
Qualifications
1 863 (11.68%) Degree
2 382 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 227 (3.07%) ISTQB
4 142 (1.92%) Master's Degree
5 113 (1.53%) Security Cleared
6 98 (1.33%) ISEB
7 83 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 50 (0.68%) SC Cleared
9 23 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
10 20 (0.27%) AWS Certification
11 18 (0.24%) PMI Certification
12 15 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (0.18%) DV Cleared
14 11 (0.15%) CCNP
14 11 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.14%) CISSP
16 9 (0.12%) CCIE
16 9 (0.12%) CCIE Data Center
16 9 (0.12%) CCIE Service Provider
16 9 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,101 (28.44%) QA
2 253 (3.42%) Accessibility
3 59 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 43 (0.58%) SLA
5 30 (0.41%) GDPR
6 21 (0.28%) GRC
6 21 (0.28%) NIST
7 18 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.15%) EMIR
10 10 (0.14%) PMO
11 8 (0.11%) ISO 13485
12 7 (0.095%) IEC 62304
12 7 (0.095%) MiFID
13 5 (0.068%) ISO 20022
13 5 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.054%) WCAG
15 3 (0.041%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 3 (0.041%) FATCA
15 3 (0.041%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,839 (24.89%) Docker
2 106 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
3 47 (0.64%) Apache Flume
4 46 (0.62%) Active Directory
5 29 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (0.30%) ISA Server
7 20 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 12 (0.16%) Kamailio
8 12 (0.16%) OpenSIPS
9 7 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.041%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.041%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.041%) vSphere
11 2 (0.027%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.014%) Firmware
12 1 (0.014%) HDFS
12 1 (0.014%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,754 (23.74%) Kubernetes
2 675 (9.14%) Terraform
3 412 (5.58%) Ansible
4 253 (3.42%) Puppet
5 194 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 148 (2.00%) Prometheus
7 132 (1.79%) Grafana
8 101 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
9 69 (0.93%) Kibana
10 44 (0.60%) Oozie
11 43 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
12 39 (0.53%) logstash
13 38 (0.51%) Istio
14 34 (0.46%) Packer
15 27 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
16 18 (0.24%) HAProxy
17 15 (0.20%) Rancher
18 14 (0.19%) Graphite
18 14 (0.19%) Mesos
18 14 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 655 (8.87%) Google
2 548 (7.42%) Microsoft
3 222 (3.00%) Oracle
4 219 (2.96%) Splunk
5 104 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 82 (1.11%) Zopa
7 76 (1.03%) SAP
8 72 (0.97%) Apple
9 69 (0.93%) New Relic
10 62 (0.84%) Spotify
11 59 (0.80%) Atlassian
12 55 (0.74%) Red Hat
13 49 (0.66%) Databricks
14 47 (0.64%) Snapchat
15 46 (0.62%) F5
16 44 (0.60%) Cloudera
17 42 (0.57%) Perfecto Mobile
18 41 (0.55%) Dynatrace
18 41 (0.55%) Sony
18 41 (0.55%) TrueLayer