Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 43 54
Rank change year-on-year +12 +11 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4,673 4,532 4,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.74% 6.12% 5.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.34% 6.61% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,538 3,266 3,589
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +6.48%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 63,634 68,555 74,743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.75% 92.59% 92.10%
Number of salaries quoted 50,869 53,350 64,641
London median annual salary £61,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 0 834 £64,500 +7.50% 206
West London +7 157 £53,750 -2.27% 93
East London +30 88 £52,500 -4.11% 27
South London -12 64 £60,000 +20.00% 25
North London -2 11 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 2,882 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2,030 (43.44%) Java
3 1,708 (36.55%) QA
4 1,592 (34.07%) Finance
5 1,582 (33.85%) Selenium
6 1,356 (29.02%) JavaScript
7 1,303 (27.88%) SQL
8 1,199 (25.66%) C#
9 1,169 (25.02%) TDD
10 1,162 (24.87%) Continuous Integration
11 1,099 (23.52%) BDD
12 956 (20.46%) Git (software)
13 898 (19.22%) Scrum
14 863 (18.47%) DevOps
15 851 (18.21%) Jenkins
16 816 (17.46%) Cucumber
17 808 (17.29%) Python
18 800 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
19 795 (17.01%) HTML
20 737 (15.77%) Linux
21 690 (14.77%) Node.js
22 682 (14.59%) CSS
23 674 (14.42%) JIRA
24 673 (14.40%) .NET
25 660 (14.12%) Software Engineering
26 657 (14.06%) Banking
27 629 (13.46%) AngularJS
28 579 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
29 570 (12.20%) Docker
30 558 (11.94%) SDLC

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
1 231 (4.94%) Confluence
2 128 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
3 109 (2.33%) Ethereum
4 102 (2.18%) Apache Spark
5 85 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 79 (1.69%) CMS
7 73 (1.56%) Apache
8 59 (1.26%) SharePoint
9 53 (1.13%) nginx
10 48 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
10 48 (1.03%) IIS
11 46 (0.98%) Mule
12 34 (0.73%) WebSphere
13 28 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 25 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 23 (0.49%) Drupal
15 23 (0.49%) OpenStack
16 19 (0.41%) Jetty
16 19 (0.41%) MS Exchange
17 18 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 86 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.34%) Photoshop
3 15 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (0.30%) Chatbot
5 11 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
6 10 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.17%) Mingle
9 7 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.064%) LibreOffice
10 3 (0.064%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.043%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 79 (1.69%) Distributed Ledger
2 47 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
4 27 (0.58%) Magento
5 8 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
6 7 (0.15%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.11%) BASE24
8 5 (0.11%) LatentZero
8 5 (0.11%) Postilion
8 5 (0.11%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.086%) FastStats
10 3 (0.064%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.043%) Endur
11 2 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.043%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.043%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.043%) Shopify
12 1 (0.021%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 800 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
2 415 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 296 (6.33%) GitHub
4 128 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
4 128 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
5 125 (2.67%) Amazon S3
6 124 (2.65%) SaaS
7 118 (2.53%) Serverless
8 108 (2.31%) npm
9 98 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 95 (2.03%) Slack
11 94 (2.01%) PaaS
12 79 (1.69%) IaaS
13 70 (1.50%) Sauce Labs
14 67 (1.43%) BrowserStack
15 64 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
15 64 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
16 47 (1.01%) Office 365
17 35 (0.75%) Trello
18 33 (0.71%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 153 (3.27%) HTTP
2 55 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 49 (1.05%) Internet
4 34 (0.73%) SMS
5 30 (0.64%) Firewall
6 25 (0.53%) SSL
7 16 (0.34%) DNS
7 16 (0.34%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 15 (0.32%) Wireless
9 14 (0.30%) LTE
10 10 (0.21%) Value-Added Service
10 10 (0.21%) Wireshark
11 9 (0.19%) GSM
11 9 (0.19%) VPN
12 8 (0.17%) AMQP
12 8 (0.17%) SMTP
12 8 (0.17%) SSH
13 7 (0.15%) 3G
13 7 (0.15%) 4G
14 6 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 550 (11.77%) SQL Server
2 409 (8.75%) NoSQL
3 315 (6.74%) MySQL
4 283 (6.06%) Blockchain
5 239 (5.11%) Big Data
6 214 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
7 212 (4.54%) MongoDB
8 188 (4.02%) Relational Database
9 161 (3.45%) Redis
10 118 (2.53%) Hadoop
11 104 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
12 98 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
13 85 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 63 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 62 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 56 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
17 49 (1.05%) Apache Hive
18 43 (0.92%) Couchbase
18 43 (0.92%) RDBMS
19 42 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,582 (33.85%) Selenium
2 956 (20.46%) Git (software)
3 851 (18.21%) Jenkins
4 816 (17.46%) Cucumber
5 674 (14.42%) JIRA
6 538 (11.51%) WebDriver
7 337 (7.21%) SpecFlow
8 322 (6.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 308 (6.59%) JUnit
10 298 (6.38%) Maven
11 245 (5.24%) TeamCity
12 239 (5.11%) Appium
13 219 (4.69%) JMeter
14 202 (4.32%) SoapUI
15 175 (3.74%) Protractor
16 169 (3.62%) NUnit
17 163 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 161 (3.45%) Subversion
19 147 (3.15%) Visual Studio
20 144 (3.08%) Mocha
General
1 1,592 (34.07%) Finance
2 657 (14.06%) Banking
3 294 (6.29%) Retail
4 253 (5.41%) Games
5 202 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 187 (4.00%) Front Office
7 183 (3.92%) Investment Banking
8 143 (3.06%) Financial Institution
9 101 (2.16%) Marketing
10 85 (1.82%) Law
11 51 (1.09%) Advertising
12 45 (0.96%) Publishing
13 39 (0.83%) Back Office
14 36 (0.77%) Legal
15 30 (0.64%) Manufacturing
16 23 (0.49%) Electronics
17 21 (0.45%) Multimedia
18 19 (0.41%) Retail Finance
19 14 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
20 13 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,713 (36.66%) Developer
2 515 (11.02%) Tester
3 507 (10.85%) QA Engineer
4 454 (9.72%) Java Developer
5 422 (9.03%) Test Engineer
6 418 (8.95%) Analyst
7 349 (7.47%) Developer in Test
8 335 (7.17%) Automation Tester
9 331 (7.08%) Senior Developer
10 283 (6.06%) Test Analyst
11 275 (5.88%) Software Engineer
12 270 (5.78%) Test Automation Engineer
13 258 (5.52%) Software Developer
14 237 (5.07%) C# Developer
15 208 (4.45%) JavaScript Developer
15 208 (4.45%) QA Automation Engineer
16 188 (4.02%) Architect
17 181 (3.87%) Java Engineer
18 169 (3.62%) QA Tester
19 168 (3.60%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 795 (17.01%) HTML
2 690 (14.77%) Node.js
3 682 (14.59%) CSS
4 673 (14.40%) .NET
5 629 (13.46%) AngularJS
6 532 (11.38%) Web Services
7 529 (11.32%) React
8 522 (11.17%) REST
9 486 (10.40%) RESTful
10 380 (8.13%) HTML5
11 334 (7.15%) Spring
12 290 (6.21%) XML
13 225 (4.81%) JSON
14 213 (4.56%) CSS3
15 209 (4.47%) jQuery
16 204 (4.37%) ASP.NET
16 204 (4.37%) SOAP
17 188 (4.02%) Gherkin
18 165 (3.53%) Sass
19 144 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 481 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 462 (9.89%) Fintech
3 374 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 342 (7.32%) User Experience
5 338 (7.23%) Mobile App
6 204 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
7 118 (2.53%) Bitcoin
7 118 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
8 111 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 111 (2.38%) Equities
9 102 (2.18%) Hedge funds
10 95 (2.03%) Algorithms
11 91 (1.95%) Cyberthreat
12 79 (1.69%) Fixed Income
13 75 (1.60%) Data Structures
14 70 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 69 (1.48%) Derivative
16 66 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
17 63 (1.35%) Management Information System
18 55 (1.18%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 737 (15.77%) Linux
2 384 (8.22%) Windows
3 239 (5.11%) Apple iOS
4 236 (5.05%) Unix
5 234 (5.01%) Android
6 80 (1.71%) VMS
7 28 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (0.58%) Nucleus RTOS
9 26 (0.56%) Mac OS X
9 26 (0.56%) Windows Server
10 18 (0.39%) CentOS
10 18 (0.39%) Windows Phone
11 14 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 13 (0.28%) CoreOS
13 11 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.17%) DC/OS
15 4 (0.086%) AIX
15 4 (0.086%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.064%) Debian
16 3 (0.064%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,882 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1,169 (25.02%) TDD
3 1,162 (24.87%) Continuous Integration
4 1,099 (23.52%) BDD
5 898 (19.22%) Scrum
6 863 (18.47%) DevOps
7 660 (14.12%) Software Engineering
8 579 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
9 558 (11.94%) SDLC
10 539 (11.53%) Microservices
11 456 (9.76%) OO
12 422 (9.03%) Manual Testing
13 416 (8.90%) SDET
14 402 (8.60%) Test Scripting
15 399 (8.54%) Mentoring
16 380 (8.13%) Open Source
17 350 (7.49%) Software Testing
18 349 (7.47%) Performance Testing
19 348 (7.45%) Unit Testing
20 339 (7.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2,030 (43.44%) Java
2 1,356 (29.02%) JavaScript
3 1,303 (27.88%) SQL
4 1,199 (25.66%) C#
5 808 (17.29%) Python
6 401 (8.58%) Ruby
7 296 (6.33%) ES6
8 239 (5.11%) C++
9 227 (4.86%) PHP
10 196 (4.19%) Java 8
11 186 (3.98%) T-SQL
12 179 (3.83%) Scala
13 171 (3.66%) PowerShell
14 166 (3.55%) C
15 148 (3.17%) Bash Shell
16 124 (2.65%) Go
17 112 (2.40%) Shell Script
18 108 (2.31%) Groovy
19 107 (2.29%) TypeScript
20 97 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 526 (11.26%) Degree
2 202 (4.32%) ISTQB
3 201 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 155 (3.32%) ISEB
5 91 (1.95%) Security Cleared
6 73 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 47 (1.01%) SC Cleared
8 27 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
9 24 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 22 (0.47%) CISSP
11 19 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (0.34%) CCNA
12 16 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (0.34%) MCSE
13 15 (0.32%) SANS
14 14 (0.30%) CompTIA Security+
14 14 (0.30%) GIAC
14 14 (0.30%) Linux+ Certification
14 14 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
14 14 (0.30%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,708 (36.55%) QA
2 68 (1.46%) GCP
3 18 (0.39%) WCAG
4 16 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.21%) PMO
6 9 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.17%) GDPR
8 7 (0.15%) ISO 9000
8 7 (0.15%) MiFID
9 6 (0.13%) PSD2
10 5 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.086%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.064%) EMIR
13 2 (0.043%) COBIT
13 2 (0.043%) COSO
13 2 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.043%) SLA
13 2 (0.043%) UCITS
14 1 (0.021%) WAI
System Software
1 570 (12.20%) Docker
2 94 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
3 56 (1.20%) Active Directory
4 26 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.30%) vSphere
6 13 (0.28%) Firmware
7 10 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (0.19%) oVirt
8 9 (0.19%) RHEV
9 7 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.086%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.086%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.086%) Varnish
10 4 (0.086%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.064%) Xen
12 2 (0.043%) HDFS
12 2 (0.043%) KVM
12 2 (0.043%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.021%) ACF2
13 1 (0.021%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 261 (5.59%) Kubernetes
2 219 (4.69%) Ansible
3 205 (4.39%) Puppet
4 138 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
5 116 (2.48%) Terraform
6 73 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
7 67 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
8 40 (0.86%) HP ALM
8 40 (0.86%) Salt
9 26 (0.56%) Prometheus
10 22 (0.47%) Kibana
11 21 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
12 20 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
13 19 (0.41%) logstash
13 19 (0.41%) Oozie
14 17 (0.36%) Mesos
15 16 (0.34%) HockeyApp
16 13 (0.28%) Nagios
17 12 (0.26%) HAProxy
17 12 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 324 (6.93%) Microsoft
2 284 (6.08%) Oracle
3 168 (3.60%) Google
4 105 (2.25%) Splunk
5 100 (2.14%) Capita
6 84 (1.80%) AppDynamics
7 71 (1.52%) SAP
8 69 (1.48%) HP
9 60 (1.28%) IBM
10 56 (1.20%) Sybase
10 56 (1.20%) Tableau
11 50 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
12 47 (1.01%) Atlassian
13 43 (0.92%) New Relic
14 42 (0.90%) Apple
14 42 (0.90%) VMware
15 39 (0.83%) Nintex
16 35 (0.75%) Sitecore
17 28 (0.60%) Adobe
17 28 (0.60%) TIBCO