Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 36 33 44
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3,969 1,714 3,056
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.81% 7.15% 5.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.17% 7.60% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,056 1,403 2,362
10th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £69,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.45% +6.15% +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £92,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +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 48,604 22,561 48,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 95.66% 94.18% 93.94%
Number of salaries quoted 32,540 19,050 39,183
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,475
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £103,750 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -9 446 £72,500 -3.33% 141
West London +29 235 £67,500 +3.85% 35
South London -12 105 £60,000 -4.00% 12
East London -45 8 £70,000 -3.45% 45
North London -20 2 £48,750 -39.06% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 2,343 (59.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1,488 (37.49%) JavaScript
3 1,448 (36.48%) Java
4 1,406 (35.42%) CI/CD
5 1,320 (33.26%) DevOps
6 1,253 (31.57%) AWS
7 1,207 (30.41%) Software Engineering
8 1,146 (28.87%) SQL
9 1,137 (28.65%) QA
10 1,135 (28.60%) Python
11 1,085 (27.34%) Finance
12 1,056 (26.61%) Microservices
13 976 (24.59%) React
14 937 (23.61%) C#
15 894 (22.52%) Social Skills
16 883 (22.25%) Azure
17 862 (21.72%) Git (software)
18 859 (21.64%) Docker
19 841 (21.19%) Node.js
20 835 (21.04%) TDD
21 804 (20.26%) Selenium
22 765 (19.27%) Kubernetes
23 741 (18.67%) TypeScript
24 715 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
25 691 (17.41%) Jenkins
26 669 (16.86%) REST
27 640 (16.12%) Scrum
28 609 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
29 583 (14.69%) CSS
30 578 (14.56%) HTML

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
1 190 (4.79%) Confluence
2 96 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
3 93 (2.34%) CMS
4 89 (2.24%) Apache Spark
5 62 (1.56%) Apache
6 50 (1.26%) IIS
7 34 (0.86%) nginx
8 29 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
9 25 (0.63%) Headless CMS
10 24 (0.60%) SharePoint
10 24 (0.60%) WordPress
11 21 (0.53%) Drupal
12 19 (0.48%) Ethereum
13 18 (0.45%) EPiServer
14 17 (0.43%) Luigi
15 16 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
16 14 (0.35%) Camunda
17 13 (0.33%) Umbraco
18 11 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 11 (0.28%) Apache Pulsar
Applications
1 45 (1.13%) Sketch
2 31 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.50%) InVision
4 17 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
5 16 (0.40%) Chatbot
6 12 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
9 5 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
9 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.10%) Adobe XD
11 3 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.050%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.025%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (0.63%) Magento
2 21 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
4 14 (0.35%) R3 Corda
5 13 (0.33%) Shopify
6 9 (0.23%) WebTrends
7 8 (0.20%) Summit
8 7 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.076%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.050%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.050%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 1 (0.025%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.025%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 1 (0.025%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.025%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.025%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.025%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,253 (31.57%) AWS
2 883 (22.25%) Azure
3 445 (11.21%) Serverless
4 407 (10.25%) GCP
5 308 (7.76%) GitHub
6 275 (6.93%) SaaS
7 223 (5.62%) AWS Lambda
8 174 (4.38%) Amazon ECS
9 154 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
10 126 (3.17%) PaaS
11 122 (3.07%) Amazon S3
12 86 (2.17%) OpenShift
13 79 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
14 78 (1.97%) Amazon SQS
15 66 (1.66%) Heroku
16 64 (1.61%) Power Platform
17 63 (1.59%) npm
18 60 (1.51%) Amazon EKS
19 58 (1.46%) Azure Service Bus
20 56 (1.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 201 (5.06%) HTTP
2 87 (2.19%) Broadband
3 39 (0.98%) Internet
4 35 (0.88%) Firewall
5 20 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 18 (0.45%) VoIP
7 16 (0.40%) MPLS
7 16 (0.40%) Network Security
8 15 (0.38%) BGP
9 14 (0.35%) Bluetooth
9 14 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
9 14 (0.35%) IOS XR
9 14 (0.35%) SSH
10 12 (0.30%) VPN
11 11 (0.28%) DNS
11 11 (0.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (0.28%) WPA
12 7 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (0.15%) Asterisk PBX
13 6 (0.15%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 471 (11.87%) PostgreSQL
2 405 (10.20%) NoSQL
3 293 (7.38%) MySQL
4 259 (6.53%) MongoDB
5 256 (6.45%) SQL Server
6 221 (5.57%) Relational Database
7 201 (5.06%) Redis
8 193 (4.86%) Amazon Aurora
9 152 (3.83%) Big Data
10 145 (3.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 102 (2.57%) Amazon Athena
12 99 (2.49%) Blockchain
13 80 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
13 80 (2.02%) Hadoop
14 71 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
14 71 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
15 67 (1.69%) Data Lake
16 62 (1.56%) Power BI
17 53 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 40 (1.01%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 862 (21.72%) Git (software)
2 804 (20.26%) Selenium
3 691 (17.41%) Jenkins
4 443 (11.16%) JIRA
5 363 (9.15%) Cucumber
6 317 (7.99%) Cypress.io
7 252 (6.35%) Postman
8 213 (5.37%) GitLab
9 210 (5.29%) SpecFlow
10 202 (5.09%) WebDriver
11 188 (4.74%) JUnit
12 183 (4.61%) TeamCity
13 157 (3.96%) CircleCI
14 155 (3.91%) JMeter
15 154 (3.88%) webpack
16 113 (2.85%) Appium
17 112 (2.82%) Bitbucket
18 107 (2.70%) Gatling
19 104 (2.62%) Maven
20 93 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,085 (27.34%) Finance
2 894 (22.52%) Social Skills
3 350 (8.82%) Banking
4 263 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
5 243 (6.12%) Retail
6 187 (4.71%) Games
7 164 (4.13%) Marketing
8 160 (4.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 102 (2.57%) Advertising
10 99 (2.49%) Public Sector
11 88 (2.22%) Telecoms
12 83 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
13 66 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 64 (1.61%) Law
15 61 (1.54%) Legal
16 47 (1.18%) Front Office
17 45 (1.13%) Electronics
18 38 (0.96%) Manufacturing
19 35 (0.88%) Influencing Skills
20 32 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,259 (31.72%) Developer
2 634 (15.97%) Software Engineer
3 312 (7.86%) Test Engineer
4 307 (7.73%) Senior Developer
5 283 (7.13%) QA Engineer
6 217 (5.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 192 (4.84%) Tester
8 177 (4.46%) Analyst
8 177 (4.46%) Java Developer
9 175 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
10 161 (4.06%) Full Stack Developer
11 153 (3.85%) Java Engineer
12 136 (3.43%) Software Developer
13 134 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
14 123 (3.10%) React Developer
15 118 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
16 114 (2.87%) Automation Engineer
17 112 (2.82%) Architect
18 110 (2.77%) Python Developer
19 109 (2.75%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 976 (24.59%) React
2 841 (21.19%) Node.js
3 669 (16.86%) REST
4 583 (14.69%) CSS
5 578 (14.56%) HTML
6 557 (14.03%) .NET
7 407 (10.25%) RESTful
8 377 (9.50%) AngularJS
9 363 (9.15%) GraphQL
10 320 (8.06%) Spring
11 307 (7.73%) Web Services
12 263 (6.63%) Vue.js
13 261 (6.58%) Kafka
14 240 (6.05%) HTML5
15 216 (5.44%) SOAP
16 211 (5.32%) Sass
17 205 (5.17%) React Native
18 194 (4.89%) Spring Boot
19 191 (4.81%) .NET Core
20 190 (4.79%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 534 (13.45%) User Experience
2 248 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 165 (4.16%) Cloud Native
4 163 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 112 (2.82%) Algorithms
6 107 (2.70%) Hedge funds
7 104 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
8 97 (2.44%) Social Media
9 81 (2.04%) Pricing Data
10 80 (2.02%) Blog
10 80 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
11 60 (1.51%) Data Structures
12 53 (1.34%) Over-the-Top Content
13 51 (1.28%) Virtual Team
14 45 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
15 38 (0.96%) Client/Server
15 38 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
15 38 (0.96%) Public Cloud
16 36 (0.91%) Derivative
16 36 (0.91%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 321 (8.09%) Linux
2 239 (6.02%) Android
3 212 (5.34%) Apple iOS
4 207 (5.22%) Windows
5 113 (2.85%) Unix
6 27 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 19 (0.48%) zOS
8 18 (0.45%) VMS
8 18 (0.45%) Windows Server
9 17 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.13%) Robot Operating System
11 3 (0.076%) CentOS
12 2 (0.050%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.025%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.025%) Debian
13 1 (0.025%) Solaris
13 1 (0.025%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.025%) watchOS
13 1 (0.025%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,343 (59.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1,406 (35.42%) CI/CD
3 1,320 (33.26%) DevOps
4 1,207 (30.41%) Software Engineering
5 1,056 (26.61%) Microservices
6 835 (21.04%) TDD
7 715 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
8 640 (16.12%) Scrum
9 609 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
10 574 (14.46%) BDD
11 554 (13.96%) Software Testing
12 526 (13.25%) Mentoring
13 514 (12.95%) Full Stack Development
14 420 (10.58%) SDLC
15 374 (9.42%) Analytics
16 366 (9.22%) Unit Testing
17 348 (8.77%) OO
18 342 (8.62%) Continuous Delivery
19 338 (8.52%) Test Strategy
20 320 (8.06%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,488 (37.49%) JavaScript
2 1,448 (36.48%) Java
3 1,146 (28.87%) SQL
4 1,135 (28.60%) Python
5 937 (23.61%) C#
6 741 (18.67%) TypeScript
7 194 (4.89%) Scala
8 190 (4.79%) ES6
9 187 (4.71%) Ruby
10 173 (4.36%) PHP
11 165 (4.16%) Go
12 149 (3.75%) Kotlin
13 131 (3.30%) C++
14 130 (3.28%) PowerShell
15 100 (2.52%) C
16 99 (2.49%) Bash
17 76 (1.91%) Java 8
18 74 (1.86%) T-SQL
19 70 (1.76%) Rust
20 68 (1.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 435 (10.96%) Degree
2 160 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 86 (2.17%) ISTQB
4 66 (1.66%) Master's Degree
4 66 (1.66%) Security Cleared
5 41 (1.03%) ISEB
6 34 (0.86%) SC Cleared
7 28 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (0.68%) AWS Certification
9 26 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 22 (0.55%) SANS
11 18 (0.45%) CCNP
12 13 (0.33%) PhD
13 11 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.25%) CISSP
14 10 (0.25%) GIAC
15 8 (0.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 8 (0.20%) CCIE
15 8 (0.20%) CCIE Service Provider
15 8 (0.20%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,137 (28.65%) QA
2 140 (3.53%) Accessibility
3 33 (0.83%) WCAG
4 24 (0.60%) GDPR
5 20 (0.50%) SLA
6 18 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.23%) IFRS
7 9 (0.23%) PSD2
8 6 (0.15%) PMO
9 4 (0.10%) IEC 62304
9 4 (0.10%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.076%) NIST
11 2 (0.050%) COREP
11 2 (0.050%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.025%) DICOM
12 1 (0.025%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.025%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.025%) MiFID
12 1 (0.025%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 859 (21.64%) Docker
2 29 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (0.53%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.23%) Apache Flume
5 8 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.15%) HDFS
7 6 (0.15%) Kamailio
7 6 (0.15%) OpenSIPS
8 3 (0.076%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.076%) Varnish
9 2 (0.050%) Firmware
10 1 (0.025%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.025%) vCloud
10 1 (0.025%) vSphere
10 1 (0.025%) zsh
Systems Management
1 765 (19.27%) Kubernetes
2 343 (8.64%) Terraform
3 179 (4.51%) Ansible
4 98 (2.47%) Puppet
5 80 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (1.01%) Grafana
7 37 (0.93%) Prometheus
8 30 (0.76%) Kibana
9 28 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
10 26 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
11 23 (0.58%) Rancher
12 19 (0.48%) logstash
13 13 (0.33%) Consul
13 13 (0.33%) Istio
14 11 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (0.28%) Oozie
15 10 (0.25%) Salt
16 8 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
16 8 (0.20%) Kubeflow
17 7 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 236 (5.95%) Microsoft
2 221 (5.57%) Google
3 144 (3.63%) Oracle
4 67 (1.69%) Cognizant
5 46 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 44 (1.11%) Databricks
7 36 (0.91%) IBM
8 31 (0.78%) LexisNexis
8 31 (0.78%) New Relic
8 31 (0.78%) Xamarin
9 30 (0.76%) Splunk
10 27 (0.68%) SAP
11 24 (0.60%) Apple
12 23 (0.58%) Cisco
12 23 (0.58%) UiPath
13 22 (0.55%) BT
13 22 (0.55%) Palantir
13 22 (0.55%) Spotify
14 21 (0.53%) Atlassian
14 21 (0.53%) Perforce