Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 40 31
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,171 3,428 4,674
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.94% 6.20% 6.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.37% 6.66% 7.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,023 2,765 3,621
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £92,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 18,389 51,493 63,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.28% 93.14% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15,151 41,437 50,875
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £109,500 £98,750 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +3.96% +1.00%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +1 259 £70,000 +7.69% 77
South London +58 91 £62,500 +20.77% 19
West London +10 39 £65,000 +18.18% 17
East London +12 11 £60,000 -3.23% 8
North London +31 6 £44,500 -1.11% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 702 (59.95%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (41.76%) Java
3 407 (34.76%) JavaScript
4 403 (34.42%) DevOps
5 381 (32.54%) QA
6 366 (31.26%) Selenium
7 344 (29.38%) AWS
8 342 (29.21%) TDD
9 341 (29.12%) Finance
10 309 (26.39%) Python
11 308 (26.30%) BDD
12 302 (25.79%) C#
13 263 (22.46%) Azure
14 260 (22.20%) Microservices
15 258 (22.03%) Docker
16 231 (19.73%) Cucumber
17 226 (19.30%) SQL
18 224 (19.13%) Kubernetes
18 224 (19.13%) Fintech
19 221 (18.87%) Software Engineering
20 197 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
21 187 (15.97%) Jenkins
22 177 (15.12%) .NET
23 175 (14.94%) Scrum
24 171 (14.60%) Node.js
25 163 (13.92%) SDET
26 156 (13.32%) JIRA
27 152 (12.98%) SQL Server
28 143 (12.21%) Web Services
28 143 (12.21%) Linux

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 67 (5.72%) Confluence
2 23 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (1.62%) CMS
4 12 (1.02%) Apache
4 12 (1.02%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (0.60%) EPiServer
5 7 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.51%) CloudStack
6 6 (0.51%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.43%) JBoss
7 5 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.26%) Ethereum
8 3 (0.26%) Moodle
8 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.26%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.17%) Hyperledger
9 2 (0.17%) nginx
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.085%) InVision
4 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.085%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.26%) R3 Corda
3 3 (0.26%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.17%) Magento
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.17%) Shopify
4 2 (0.17%) Summit
5 1 (0.085%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.085%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 344 (29.38%) AWS
2 263 (22.46%) Azure
3 89 (7.60%) GitHub
4 83 (7.09%) GCP
5 75 (6.40%) SaaS
6 54 (4.61%) Serverless
7 46 (3.93%) OpenShift
8 31 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 30 (2.56%) Power Platform
10 23 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
12 20 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
13 18 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
14 16 (1.37%) Heroku
14 16 (1.37%) PaaS
15 13 (1.11%) IaaS
16 12 (1.02%) Office 365
17 9 (0.77%) BrowserStack
17 9 (0.77%) Sauce Labs
18 8 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.71%) HTTP
2 13 (1.11%) Firewall
3 10 (0.85%) DNS
3 10 (0.85%) WebEx
4 8 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.51%) SSH
6 5 (0.43%) SAN
6 5 (0.43%) Skype
6 5 (0.43%) VPN
7 4 (0.34%) DSL
7 4 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.34%) Wireless
8 3 (0.26%) Broadband
8 3 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.26%) DHCP
8 3 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 101 (8.63%) NoSQL
3 73 (6.23%) MongoDB
4 57 (4.87%) MySQL
5 56 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
6 45 (3.84%) Big Data
7 34 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 30 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (2.22%) Power BI
9 26 (2.22%) Redis
10 21 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (1.71%) Blockchain
11 20 (1.71%) Data Lake
12 19 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
13 16 (1.37%) Hadoop
14 14 (1.20%) SQL Server 2017
15 13 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.77%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 366 (31.26%) Selenium
2 231 (19.73%) Cucumber
3 187 (15.97%) Jenkins
4 156 (13.32%) JIRA
5 142 (12.13%) Git (software)
6 103 (8.80%) WebDriver
7 75 (6.40%) Appium
8 74 (6.32%) JUnit
9 72 (6.15%) Cypress.io
10 65 (5.55%) Postman
11 58 (4.95%) SpecFlow
12 56 (4.78%) JMeter
13 43 (3.67%) SoapUI
14 41 (3.50%) Mocha
15 39 (3.33%) TeamCity
16 35 (2.99%) Bitbucket
16 35 (2.99%) Maven
17 32 (2.73%) GitLab
17 32 (2.73%) Protractor
18 22 (1.88%) Mockito
General
1 341 (29.12%) Finance
2 75 (6.40%) Banking
3 39 (3.33%) Front Office
4 30 (2.56%) Retail
5 25 (2.13%) Law
6 21 (1.79%) Games
7 16 (1.37%) Marketing
8 14 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.11%) Advertising
10 8 (0.68%) Public Sector
11 7 (0.60%) Legal
12 6 (0.51%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.43%) Back Office
14 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.17%) Housing Association
14 2 (0.17%) Japanese Language
14 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.17%) Publishing
15 1 (0.085%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.085%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 383 (32.71%) Developer
2 127 (10.85%) Tester
3 118 (10.08%) Java Developer
4 117 (9.99%) QA Engineer
4 117 (9.99%) Test Engineer
5 97 (8.28%) Software Engineer
6 94 (8.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 83 (7.09%) Automation Tester
8 72 (6.15%) Developer in Test
9 62 (5.29%) Test Automation Engineer
10 59 (5.04%) Analyst
11 50 (4.27%) Java Engineer
11 50 (4.27%) Senior Developer
12 46 (3.93%) .NET Developer
13 45 (3.84%) Automation Engineer
14 41 (3.50%) Software Test Engineer
15 40 (3.42%) C# Developer
16 39 (3.33%) Java Developer in Test
16 39 (3.33%) Software Developer
16 39 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (15.12%) .NET
2 171 (14.60%) Node.js
3 143 (12.21%) Web Services
4 133 (11.36%) REST
5 123 (10.50%) RESTful
6 121 (10.33%) React
7 108 (9.22%) AngularJS
8 96 (8.20%) CSS
9 92 (7.86%) HTML
10 80 (6.83%) .NET Core
11 77 (6.58%) Spring
12 67 (5.72%) JSON
13 66 (5.64%) Kafka
14 60 (5.12%) .NET Framework
15 57 (4.87%) XML
16 53 (4.53%) RabbitMQ
17 52 (4.44%) SOAP
18 51 (4.36%) Redux
19 49 (4.18%) Jest
20 47 (4.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
3 39 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 35 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 33 (2.82%) User Experience
6 27 (2.31%) Social Network
7 26 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (2.05%) Public Cloud
9 23 (1.96%) Cloud Native
9 23 (1.96%) Data Structures
9 23 (1.96%) Private Cloud
10 21 (1.79%) Derivative
11 18 (1.54%) Equities
12 17 (1.45%) Data Centre
13 15 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.94%) Blog
15 11 (0.94%) Social Media
16 10 (0.85%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 143 (12.21%) Linux
2 81 (6.92%) Windows
3 38 (3.25%) Unix
4 31 (2.65%) Android
5 30 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.62%) VMS
7 14 (1.20%) Debian
8 13 (1.11%) CentOS
9 10 (0.85%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.51%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.51%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.43%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.17%) AIX
14 1 (0.085%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.085%) Android TV
14 1 (0.085%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 702 (59.95%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (34.42%) DevOps
3 342 (29.21%) TDD
4 308 (26.30%) BDD
5 260 (22.20%) Microservices
6 224 (19.13%) Fintech
7 221 (18.87%) Software Engineering
8 197 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
9 175 (14.94%) Scrum
10 163 (13.92%) SDET
11 121 (10.33%) API Testing
12 111 (9.48%) Test Strategy
13 106 (9.05%) Continuous Delivery
14 103 (8.80%) Open Source
15 102 (8.71%) Machine Learning
16 100 (8.54%) OO
17 91 (7.77%) SDLC
18 89 (7.60%) Asset Management
19 81 (6.92%) Unit Testing
20 77 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 489 (41.76%) Java
2 407 (34.76%) JavaScript
3 309 (26.39%) Python
4 302 (25.79%) C#
5 226 (19.30%) SQL
6 77 (6.58%) PowerShell
7 62 (5.29%) Go
8 56 (4.78%) TypeScript
9 55 (4.70%) C++
9 55 (4.70%) Ruby
10 54 (4.61%) Java 8
11 39 (3.33%) Scala
12 32 (2.73%) PHP
13 28 (2.39%) ES6
14 27 (2.31%) C
15 26 (2.22%) Bash Shell
16 19 (1.62%) Shell Script
17 18 (1.54%) T-SQL
18 17 (1.45%) Apple Swift
19 15 (1.28%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 110 (9.39%) Degree
2 52 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 45 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 43 (3.67%) SC Cleared
5 38 (3.25%) ISTQB
6 33 (2.82%) ISEB
7 8 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.68%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.26%) CCDE
10 3 (0.26%) CCDP
10 3 (0.26%) CCIE
10 3 (0.26%) CCNP
10 3 (0.26%) HND
11 2 (0.17%) CCNA
11 2 (0.17%) MCSA
11 2 (0.17%) MCSE
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 381 (32.54%) QA
2 17 (1.45%) GDPR
3 7 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.34%) SLA
6 3 (0.26%) MiFID
6 3 (0.26%) NIST
6 3 (0.26%) PMO
7 2 (0.17%) COBIT
7 2 (0.17%) EMIR
8 1 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 258 (22.03%) Docker
2 10 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.60%) Firmware
4 6 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.085%) NFS
Systems Management
1 224 (19.13%) Kubernetes
2 110 (9.39%) Terraform
3 87 (7.43%) Ansible
4 48 (4.10%) Puppet
5 43 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.88%) Istio
7 14 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (1.11%) Marathon
8 13 (1.11%) Mesos
9 10 (0.85%) Control-M
9 10 (0.85%) Kibana
10 9 (0.77%) Grafana
10 9 (0.77%) Graylog
10 9 (0.77%) Rancher
11 7 (0.60%) Packer
11 7 (0.60%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.43%) HP ALM
13 4 (0.34%) QRadar
14 3 (0.26%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 104 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 63 (5.38%) Oracle
3 25 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
4 24 (2.05%) VMware
5 23 (1.96%) Atlassian
6 21 (1.79%) Google
7 20 (1.71%) Facebook
8 13 (1.11%) HP
9 12 (1.02%) Apple
9 12 (1.02%) Cisco
9 12 (1.02%) IBM
10 11 (0.94%) Tableau
11 10 (0.85%) Splunk
12 8 (0.68%) Pardot
12 8 (0.68%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.60%) Databricks
13 7 (0.60%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.60%) Sun
14 6 (0.51%) Automation Anywhere
14 6 (0.51%) UiPath