Period
to 24 September 2019

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 24 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 31 44
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3,482 4,674 4,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.23% 6.83% 6.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.70% 7.38% 6.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,673 3,520 3,160
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £88,750 £83,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 51,956 63,372 69,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.00% 92.60% 93.68%
Number of salaries quoted 41,858 50,782 53,248
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,685 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% -

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 24 September 2019.

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 24 September 2019. 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 -1 754 £65,000 +4.00% 137
West London +5 134 £55,000 +4.76% 44
South London -19 62 £52,500 +5.00% 18
East London -10 32 £62,000 +18.10% 30
North London -5 7 £45,000 -14.29% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, 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 2,112 (60.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1,505 (43.22%) Java
3 1,174 (33.72%) QA
4 1,155 (33.17%) Selenium
5 1,070 (30.73%) C#
6 905 (25.99%) JavaScript
7 888 (25.50%) SQL
8 869 (24.96%) Finance
9 841 (24.15%) Continuous Integration
10 838 (24.07%) TDD
11 824 (23.66%) BDD
12 788 (22.63%) DevOps
13 756 (21.71%) Python
14 705 (20.25%) AWS
15 651 (18.70%) Scrum
16 638 (18.32%) Git (software)
17 637 (18.29%) Cucumber
18 612 (17.58%) Jenkins
19 576 (16.54%) Azure
20 571 (16.40%) .NET
21 568 (16.31%) JIRA
22 548 (15.74%) Software Engineering
23 466 (13.38%) Microservices
24 449 (12.89%) Degree
25 448 (12.87%) Docker
26 438 (12.58%) SDLC
27 436 (12.52%) Linux
28 430 (12.35%) WebDriver
28 430 (12.35%) SDET
29 400 (11.49%) Web Services

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 (5.46%) Confluence
2 94 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 71 (2.04%) Apache
3 71 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 70 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
5 57 (1.64%) IIS
6 45 (1.29%) CMS
7 31 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 22 (0.63%) SAS
9 20 (0.57%) WordPress
10 19 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (0.37%) nginx
12 11 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 10 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
13 10 (0.29%) Drupal
14 9 (0.26%) Luigi
15 8 (0.23%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 29 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.20%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.11%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.086%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.086%) Sketch
8 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.057%) InVision
9 1 (0.029%) ArchiCAD
9 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.029%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.029%) Mingle
9 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.029%) Revit
Business Applications
1 68 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.29%) Magento
4 6 (0.17%) FastStats
5 5 (0.14%) Misys Midas
5 5 (0.14%) RMDS
6 3 (0.086%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.086%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.086%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.057%) Carpe Diem
7 2 (0.057%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.057%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.057%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.029%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.029%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.029%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 705 (20.25%) AWS
2 576 (16.54%) Azure
3 197 (5.66%) GCP
4 158 (4.54%) SaaS
5 122 (3.50%) Serverless
6 111 (3.19%) PaaS
7 103 (2.96%) GitHub
8 96 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
9 94 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 76 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
11 46 (1.32%) IaaS
12 44 (1.26%) BrowserStack
13 43 (1.23%) Office 365
13 43 (1.23%) Power Platform
13 43 (1.23%) Sauce Labs
14 41 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
15 37 (1.06%) Amazon Kinesis
15 37 (1.06%) Amazon S3
16 34 (0.98%) OpenShift
17 32 (0.92%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (2.58%) HTTP
2 27 (0.78%) Internet
3 25 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 24 (0.69%) Firewall
5 16 (0.46%) DNS
6 15 (0.43%) RTMP
7 13 (0.37%) Wireshark
8 10 (0.29%) Network Security
8 10 (0.29%) Wireless
9 9 (0.26%) VPN
10 8 (0.23%) SSH
10 8 (0.23%) SSL
11 7 (0.20%) SNMP
12 6 (0.17%) DHCP
12 6 (0.17%) FIX Connectivity
13 5 (0.14%) FTP
14 4 (0.11%) DSL
14 4 (0.11%) Intranet
14 4 (0.11%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 225 (6.46%) NoSQL
3 150 (4.31%) MySQL
4 129 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 124 (3.56%) Big Data
6 112 (3.22%) MongoDB
7 106 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
8 97 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
9 71 (2.04%) Redis
10 66 (1.90%) Hadoop
11 54 (1.55%) Blockchain
12 52 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
13 48 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 45 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 44 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 43 (1.23%) Power BI
17 38 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
18 35 (1.01%) Oracle Database
19 32 (0.92%) Apache Hive
20 28 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,155 (33.17%) Selenium
2 638 (18.32%) Git (software)
3 637 (18.29%) Cucumber
4 612 (17.58%) Jenkins
5 568 (16.31%) JIRA
6 430 (12.35%) WebDriver
7 246 (7.06%) TeamCity
8 223 (6.40%) SpecFlow
9 179 (5.14%) Appium
10 177 (5.08%) JMeter
11 169 (4.85%) Maven
12 148 (4.25%) JUnit
13 141 (4.05%) SoapUI
14 138 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 120 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
16 118 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 114 (3.27%) Visual Studio
18 93 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
19 92 (2.64%) NUnit
20 86 (2.47%) Gradle
General
1 869 (24.96%) Finance
2 324 (9.30%) Banking
3 192 (5.51%) Retail
4 167 (4.80%) Games
5 132 (3.79%) Front Office
6 82 (2.35%) Law
7 71 (2.04%) Public Sector
8 67 (1.92%) Marketing
9 57 (1.64%) Investment Banking
10 53 (1.52%) Telecoms
11 50 (1.44%) Advertising
12 36 (1.03%) Financial Institution
13 27 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 25 (0.72%) Legal
15 24 (0.69%) Back Office
16 23 (0.66%) Billing
17 17 (0.49%) Aerospace
18 12 (0.34%) Electronics
18 12 (0.34%) Multimedia
18 12 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,127 (32.37%) Developer
2 408 (11.72%) Test Engineer
3 335 (9.62%) QA Engineer
4 271 (7.78%) Tester
5 269 (7.73%) Analyst
6 248 (7.12%) Developer in Test
7 233 (6.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 230 (6.61%) Software Engineer
9 227 (6.52%) Senior Developer
10 225 (6.46%) Software Developer
11 222 (6.38%) Java Developer
12 185 (5.31%) Test Analyst
13 171 (4.91%) Automation Tester
14 140 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
14 140 (4.02%) QA Automation Engineer
15 125 (3.59%) Test Leader
16 114 (3.27%) Architect
17 113 (3.25%) Senior Test Engineer
18 112 (3.22%) C# Developer
19 111 (3.19%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 571 (16.40%) .NET
2 400 (11.49%) HTML
2 400 (11.49%) Web Services
3 389 (11.17%) REST
4 356 (10.22%) CSS
4 356 (10.22%) React
5 268 (7.70%) RESTful
6 267 (7.67%) AngularJS
7 259 (7.44%) Node.js
8 221 (6.35%) JSON
9 208 (5.97%) Spring
10 166 (4.77%) Gherkin
11 164 (4.71%) XML
12 152 (4.37%) HTML5
13 139 (3.99%) SOAP
14 134 (3.85%) .NET Framework
15 133 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
16 113 (3.25%) .NET Core
17 112 (3.22%) Redux
18 111 (3.19%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 313 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 298 (8.56%) Mobile App
3 162 (4.65%) User Experience
4 137 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
5 122 (3.50%) Algorithms
6 85 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 65 (1.87%) Fixed Income
8 61 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 58 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 55 (1.58%) Equities
10 55 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
11 52 (1.49%) Derivative
12 44 (1.26%) Virtual Team
13 43 (1.23%) Cloud Native
14 38 (1.09%) Public Cloud
15 37 (1.06%) Hedge funds
15 37 (1.06%) N-Tier
16 35 (1.01%) Data Structures
16 35 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
16 35 (1.01%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 436 (12.52%) Linux
2 247 (7.09%) Windows
3 175 (5.03%) Android
4 159 (4.57%) Apple iOS
5 122 (3.50%) Unix
6 25 (0.72%) Mesosphere
7 20 (0.57%) Windows Server
8 19 (0.55%) Mac OS
9 12 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.29%) CentOS
10 10 (0.29%) zOS
11 8 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (0.20%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.17%) Robot Operating System
14 5 (0.14%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.086%) Solaris
16 3 (0.086%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.057%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,112 (60.65%) Agile Software Development
2 841 (24.15%) Continuous Integration
3 838 (24.07%) TDD
4 824 (23.66%) BDD
5 788 (22.63%) DevOps
6 651 (18.70%) Scrum
7 548 (15.74%) Software Engineering
8 466 (13.38%) Microservices
9 438 (12.58%) SDLC
10 430 (12.35%) SDET
11 383 (11.00%) OO
12 366 (10.51%) Mentoring
13 353 (10.14%) Manual Testing
14 352 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
15 339 (9.74%) Computer Science
16 325 (9.33%) Software Testing
17 316 (9.08%) Test Strategy
18 295 (8.47%) Fintech
19 292 (8.39%) API Testing
20 287 (8.24%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1,505 (43.22%) Java
2 1,070 (30.73%) C#
3 905 (25.99%) JavaScript
4 888 (25.50%) SQL
5 756 (21.71%) Python
6 235 (6.75%) Ruby
7 179 (5.14%) PowerShell
8 163 (4.68%) C++
9 154 (4.42%) PHP
10 133 (3.82%) Bash Shell
10 133 (3.82%) Scala
11 131 (3.76%) Go
12 112 (3.22%) Java 8
12 112 (3.22%) TypeScript
13 103 (2.96%) T-SQL
14 99 (2.84%) C
15 63 (1.81%) Kotlin
16 57 (1.64%) VBA
17 54 (1.55%) Shell Script
18 49 (1.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 449 (12.89%) Degree
2 190 (5.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 157 (4.51%) ISTQB
4 132 (3.79%) Security Cleared
5 88 (2.53%) ISEB
6 71 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 62 (1.78%) SC Cleared
8 27 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.40%) PhD
10 12 (0.34%) CISSP
10 12 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (0.26%) AWS Certification
11 9 (0.26%) SANS
12 8 (0.23%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.11%) CCNA
14 4 (0.11%) MCSE
15 3 (0.086%) MCP
16 2 (0.057%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,174 (33.72%) QA
2 12 (0.34%) GDPR
3 10 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.20%) SEPA
6 6 (0.17%) EMIR
6 6 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.14%) ISO 20022
7 5 (0.14%) ISO 8583
7 5 (0.14%) MiFID
7 5 (0.14%) NIST
7 5 (0.14%) TickIT
8 4 (0.11%) HL7
9 3 (0.086%) WCAG
10 1 (0.029%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.029%) JTAG
10 1 (0.029%) SLA
System Software
1 448 (12.87%) Docker
2 51 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.40%) Varnish
4 12 (0.34%) Firmware
4 12 (0.34%) GridGain
5 10 (0.29%) HDFS
5 10 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.14%) OpenSSH
6 5 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.086%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.086%) NFS
8 2 (0.057%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.057%) Samba
8 2 (0.057%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.057%) Xen
9 1 (0.029%) Ceph
9 1 (0.029%) KVM
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.029%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 295 (8.47%) Kubernetes
2 199 (5.72%) Ansible
3 180 (5.17%) Terraform
4 168 (4.82%) Puppet
5 125 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
7 33 (0.95%) Packer
8 26 (0.75%) Consul
8 26 (0.75%) Prometheus
9 25 (0.72%) Automic
10 19 (0.55%) ZABBIX
11 18 (0.52%) Nagios
12 16 (0.46%) HP SiteScope
12 16 (0.46%) Kibana
13 15 (0.43%) Rancher
14 14 (0.40%) Mesos
14 14 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
15 13 (0.37%) Istio
16 12 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
17 11 (0.32%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 310 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 225 (6.46%) Oracle
3 169 (4.85%) Google
4 62 (1.78%) Atlassian
5 58 (1.67%) HP
6 55 (1.58%) WorldPay
7 53 (1.52%) Tableau
8 51 (1.46%) Nintex
9 42 (1.21%) Facebook
9 42 (1.21%) Splunk
10 40 (1.15%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 34 (0.98%) IBM
12 32 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 28 (0.80%) SAP
14 23 (0.66%) Adobe
15 21 (0.60%) UiPath
16 20 (0.57%) SaltStack
16 20 (0.57%) Twitter
17 19 (0.55%) Instagram
17 19 (0.55%) Xamarin