Period
to 18 June 2021

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 18 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 39 35
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3,023 2,102 3,715
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.73% 6.13% 6.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.19% 6.54% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,892 1,672 2,819
10th Percentile £45,757 £42,500 £40,000
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 36,894 32,147 53,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 94.36% 93.82% 93.04%
Number of salaries quoted 25,880 26,147 43,746
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £102,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 18 June 2021.

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 18 June 2021. 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 +11 522 £70,000 +3.70% 127
West London +27 120 £65,000 - 37
South London -5 85 £65,000 +8.33% 7
East London +18 14 £72,500 - 18
North London +21 8 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2021, 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 1,864 (61.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1,119 (37.02%) Java
3 1,077 (35.63%) JavaScript
4 919 (30.40%) AWS
5 891 (29.47%) DevOps
6 848 (28.05%) QA
7 833 (27.56%) Microservices
8 811 (26.83%) SQL
9 786 (26.00%) Finance
10 782 (25.87%) C#
11 754 (24.94%) Docker
12 696 (23.02%) Azure
13 694 (22.96%) Social Skills
14 689 (22.79%) Selenium
15 674 (22.30%) Continuous Integration
16 661 (21.87%) TDD
17 641 (21.20%) Python
18 633 (20.94%) Software Engineering
19 615 (20.34%) Kubernetes
20 557 (18.43%) React
21 553 (18.29%) BDD
22 540 (17.86%) Node.js
23 537 (17.76%) REST
24 534 (17.66%) Git (software)
25 532 (17.60%) .NET
26 484 (16.01%) Software Testing
27 461 (15.25%) Mentoring
28 459 (15.18%) JIRA
29 454 (15.02%) Scrum
29 454 (15.02%) CSS

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
1 194 (6.42%) Confluence
2 92 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 91 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
4 58 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 54 (1.79%) CMS
6 43 (1.42%) Apache
7 30 (0.99%) WordPress
8 22 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
9 15 (0.50%) IIS
9 15 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
10 14 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.40%) nginx
13 11 (0.36%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.30%) Drupal
15 8 (0.26%) EPiServer
16 7 (0.23%) IBM Domino
16 7 (0.23%) JBoss
16 7 (0.23%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.20%) Jupyter
Applications
1 37 (1.22%) InVision
2 26 (0.86%) Sketch
3 25 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (0.63%) Figma
4 19 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
7 8 (0.26%) Zeplin
8 3 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.066%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.066%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.066%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.066%) Mingle
10 1 (0.033%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.033%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 71 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.06%) Distributed Ledger
3 9 (0.30%) R3 Corda
4 5 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.13%) Magento
5 4 (0.13%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.099%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.066%) Endur
7 2 (0.066%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.066%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.066%) Shopify
8 1 (0.033%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.033%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 919 (30.40%) AWS
2 696 (23.02%) Azure
3 300 (9.92%) Serverless
4 219 (7.24%) GCP
4 219 (7.24%) SaaS
5 202 (6.68%) GitHub
6 122 (4.04%) AWS Lambda
7 116 (3.84%) PaaS
8 107 (3.54%) Amazon S3
9 80 (2.65%) Azure Service Bus
10 78 (2.58%) Power Platform
11 76 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
12 71 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 70 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
14 68 (2.25%) Azure Key Vault
15 62 (2.05%) Azure Functions
16 60 (1.98%) Azure Storage
17 56 (1.85%) Azure Service Fabric
18 55 (1.82%) Azure App Service
19 52 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 175 (5.79%) HTTP
2 35 (1.16%) Broadband
3 23 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.53%) Internet
5 8 (0.26%) 5G
6 7 (0.23%) DNS
6 7 (0.23%) Network Security
7 6 (0.20%) VoIP
8 4 (0.13%) Asterisk PBX
8 4 (0.13%) Firewall
8 4 (0.13%) Multicast
8 4 (0.13%) RTP
8 4 (0.13%) SSL
8 4 (0.13%) tcpdump
9 3 (0.099%) DSL
9 3 (0.099%) FTP
9 3 (0.099%) VPN
9 3 (0.099%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.066%) ATM
10 2 (0.066%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (11.18%) NoSQL
2 276 (9.13%) SQL Server
3 268 (8.87%) PostgreSQL
4 255 (8.44%) Relational Database
5 241 (7.97%) MongoDB
6 165 (5.46%) MySQL
7 117 (3.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 99 (3.27%) Redis
9 97 (3.21%) Big Data
10 65 (2.15%) Blockchain
11 64 (2.12%) Hadoop
12 54 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
12 54 (1.79%) Power BI
13 53 (1.75%) RDBMS
14 49 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
15 48 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
16 47 (1.55%) Data Lake
17 39 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 37 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
19 36 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 689 (22.79%) Selenium
2 534 (17.66%) Git (software)
3 459 (15.18%) JIRA
4 446 (14.75%) Jenkins
5 378 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 271 (8.96%) Cypress.io
7 196 (6.48%) Postman
8 181 (5.99%) JUnit
9 176 (5.82%) WebDriver
10 149 (4.93%) SpecFlow
11 148 (4.90%) TeamCity
12 146 (4.83%) JMeter
13 129 (4.27%) GitLab
14 106 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 102 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
16 96 (3.18%) Maven
17 87 (2.88%) Appium
18 86 (2.84%) webpack
19 84 (2.78%) REST Assured
20 80 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 786 (26.00%) Finance
2 694 (22.96%) Social Skills
3 288 (9.53%) Banking
4 223 (7.38%) Retail
5 208 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
6 104 (3.44%) Games
7 88 (2.91%) Marketing
8 71 (2.35%) Legal
9 65 (2.15%) Advertising
10 55 (1.82%) Presentation Skills
11 49 (1.62%) Front Office
12 47 (1.55%) Public Sector
13 43 (1.42%) Financial Institution
14 40 (1.32%) Law
15 35 (1.16%) Investment Banking
16 32 (1.06%) Influencing Skills
17 31 (1.03%) Publishing
18 27 (0.89%) Telecoms
19 21 (0.69%) Back Office
20 20 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,041 (34.44%) Developer
2 328 (10.85%) Software Engineer
3 324 (10.72%) Senior Developer
4 219 (7.24%) QA Engineer
5 185 (6.12%) Test Engineer
6 184 (6.09%) Full Stack Developer
7 158 (5.23%) Tester
8 155 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 155 (5.13%) Java Developer
9 149 (4.93%) Senior Software Engineer
10 144 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
11 139 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
12 131 (4.33%) C# Developer
13 130 (4.30%) Java Engineer
14 123 (4.07%) Software Developer
15 100 (3.31%) QA Automation Engineer
16 97 (3.21%) Automation Tester
17 94 (3.11%) .NET Developer
18 89 (2.94%) Test Automation Engineer
19 86 (2.84%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 557 (18.43%) React
2 540 (17.86%) Node.js
3 537 (17.76%) REST
4 532 (17.60%) .NET
5 454 (15.02%) CSS
6 400 (13.23%) HTML
7 390 (12.90%) Web Services
8 365 (12.07%) RESTful
9 323 (10.68%) GraphQL
10 284 (9.39%) AngularJS
11 274 (9.06%) Spring
12 262 (8.67%) Kafka
13 248 (8.20%) .NET Core
14 223 (7.38%) HTML5
15 174 (5.76%) Jest
16 162 (5.36%) .NET Framework
17 161 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
18 155 (5.13%) Spring Boot
19 150 (4.96%) JSON
20 149 (4.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 334 (11.05%) User Experience
2 181 (5.99%) Mobile App
3 114 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 109 (3.61%) Algorithms
5 96 (3.18%) N-Tier
6 88 (2.91%) Virtual Team
7 85 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
8 68 (2.25%) Cloud Native
9 66 (2.18%) Blog
10 47 (1.55%) Social Media
11 45 (1.49%) Derivative
12 42 (1.39%) Data Structures
13 41 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (1.03%) Social Network
15 27 (0.89%) Client/Server
15 27 (0.89%) Reinsurance
16 21 (0.69%) Hedge funds
17 20 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 19 (0.63%) Pricing Data
19 17 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 339 (11.21%) Linux
2 182 (6.02%) Windows
3 121 (4.00%) Android
4 108 (3.57%) Unix
5 96 (3.18%) Apple iOS
6 27 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (0.73%) CentOS
8 8 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.13%) Debian
10 4 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.099%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.099%) VMS
11 3 (0.099%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.066%) Tizen
12 2 (0.066%) watchOS
12 2 (0.066%) webOS
13 1 (0.033%) Alpine Linux
13 1 (0.033%) SUSE
13 1 (0.033%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,864 (61.66%) Agile Software Development
2 891 (29.47%) DevOps
3 833 (27.56%) Microservices
4 674 (22.30%) Continuous Integration
5 661 (21.87%) TDD
6 633 (20.94%) Software Engineering
7 553 (18.29%) BDD
8 484 (16.01%) Software Testing
9 461 (15.25%) Mentoring
10 454 (15.02%) Scrum
11 405 (13.40%) Fintech
12 340 (11.25%) SDET
13 324 (10.72%) OO
14 306 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
15 302 (9.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 302 (9.99%) SDLC
16 285 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
17 263 (8.70%) Deployment Automation
18 260 (8.60%) Front End Development
19 253 (8.37%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,119 (37.02%) Java
2 1,077 (35.63%) JavaScript
3 811 (26.83%) SQL
4 782 (25.87%) C#
5 641 (21.20%) Python
6 392 (12.97%) TypeScript
7 159 (5.26%) Go
8 135 (4.47%) Scala
9 128 (4.23%) Ruby
10 121 (4.00%) Kotlin
10 121 (4.00%) PowerShell
11 119 (3.94%) Java 8
12 111 (3.67%) T-SQL
13 106 (3.51%) C++
13 106 (3.51%) ES6
14 99 (3.27%) PHP
15 91 (3.01%) C
16 69 (2.28%) Shell Script
17 60 (1.98%) Bash Shell
18 41 (1.36%) ES7
Qualifications
1 329 (10.88%) Degree
2 131 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 100 (3.31%) ISTQB
4 68 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 54 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 36 (1.19%) Master's Degree
7 30 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (0.96%) SANS
9 27 (0.89%) ISEB
10 23 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 21 (0.69%) DV Cleared
12 12 (0.40%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.23%) PhD
14 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.17%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.13%) CCNP
16 4 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 4 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
17 3 (0.099%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 848 (28.05%) QA
2 76 (2.51%) Accessibility
3 27 (0.89%) WCAG
4 23 (0.76%) GDPR
5 15 (0.50%) PMO
6 13 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.26%) PSD2
8 5 (0.17%) SLA
9 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.066%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.066%) NCSC
10 2 (0.066%) NIST
11 1 (0.033%) GRC
11 1 (0.033%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.033%) ISO 15022
11 1 (0.033%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.033%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.033%) SEPA
11 1 (0.033%) SOC 2
System Software
1 754 (24.94%) Docker
2 26 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.36%) LXC
4 8 (0.26%) ISA Server
5 7 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.13%) Kamailio
7 4 (0.13%) OpenSIPS
7 4 (0.13%) Snort
8 3 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.066%) Varnish
9 2 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.066%) Xen
10 1 (0.033%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.033%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.033%) KVM
10 1 (0.033%) NFS
10 1 (0.033%) Samba
10 1 (0.033%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.033%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 615 (20.34%) Kubernetes
2 294 (9.73%) Terraform
3 179 (5.92%) Ansible
4 153 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
5 100 (3.31%) Puppet
6 56 (1.85%) Prometheus
7 34 (1.12%) Grafana
8 31 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (0.86%) Istio
10 25 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
11 20 (0.66%) Mesos
12 16 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
13 15 (0.50%) Kibana
14 13 (0.43%) Fortio
14 13 (0.43%) Kiali
15 9 (0.30%) Kustomize
16 8 (0.26%) Packer
17 7 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
17 7 (0.23%) Nagios
18 6 (0.20%) Consul
Vendors
1 275 (9.10%) Microsoft
2 166 (5.49%) Oracle
3 106 (3.51%) Google
4 60 (1.98%) Nintex
4 60 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
5 50 (1.65%) Samsung
6 48 (1.59%) Splunk
7 45 (1.49%) IBM
8 37 (1.22%) HP
9 33 (1.09%) SAP
10 31 (1.03%) Atlassian
11 29 (0.96%) Apple
12 26 (0.86%) Adobe
13 20 (0.66%) Spotify
14 19 (0.63%) DoubleClick
14 19 (0.63%) Dynatrace
15 18 (0.60%) Red Hat
16 17 (0.56%) Cloudera
16 17 (0.56%) ServiceNow
17 16 (0.53%) Databricks