Period
to 8 March 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 8 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 42 33
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2,094 2,942 4,122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.40% 5.89% 6.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.89% 6.30% 7.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,851 2,400 3,274
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 26,529 46,710 57,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.71% 93.54% 92.87%
Number of salaries quoted 21,578 37,837 47,196
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 £37,500 £35,963
90th Percentile £103,750 £100,000 £95,000
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 8 March 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 8 March 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 +16 501 £75,000 +15.38% 118
South London +18 105 £62,500 +13.64% 3
West London +27 44 £70,000 +12.00% 36
East London +20 16 £72,500 -14.71% 23
North London +33 5 £80,000 +45.45% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 8 March 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 1,250 (59.69%) Agile Software Development
2 861 (41.12%) Java
3 786 (37.54%) DevOps
4 755 (36.06%) JavaScript
5 638 (30.47%) AWS
6 617 (29.47%) Selenium
7 580 (27.70%) C#
8 578 (27.60%) QA
9 533 (25.45%) Microservices
10 528 (25.21%) Finance
11 526 (25.12%) SQL
12 522 (24.93%) Azure
13 460 (21.97%) TDD
14 455 (21.73%) BDD
15 443 (21.16%) Docker
16 432 (20.63%) Python
17 428 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
18 422 (20.15%) .NET
19 388 (18.53%) Cucumber
20 382 (18.24%) React
21 330 (15.76%) Kubernetes
22 321 (15.33%) SDET
23 308 (14.71%) Jenkins
23 308 (14.71%) CSS
24 306 (14.61%) JIRA
25 290 (13.85%) Scrum
25 290 (13.85%) REST
26 283 (13.51%) Web Services
27 277 (13.23%) Software Engineering
28 264 (12.61%) Mentoring

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
1 150 (7.16%) Confluence
2 116 (5.54%) SharePoint
3 51 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (1.86%) CMS
5 27 (1.29%) Apache Spark
6 20 (0.96%) WordPress
7 14 (0.67%) Apache
8 11 (0.53%) EPiServer
9 10 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.43%) Drupal
10 9 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.29%) IIS
11 6 (0.29%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.19%) JBoss
14 3 (0.14%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.096%) Mule
15 2 (0.096%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 26 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.19%) InVision
3 16 (0.76%) Sketch
4 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.43%) Figma
7 2 (0.096%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 69 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.81%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 15 (0.72%) Distributed Ledger
4 10 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.33%) R3 Corda
6 4 (0.19%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.096%) Endur
8 2 (0.096%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.048%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.048%) Magento
9 1 (0.048%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.048%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 638 (30.47%) AWS
2 522 (24.93%) Azure
3 155 (7.40%) SaaS
4 146 (6.97%) PaaS
5 141 (6.73%) Serverless
6 123 (5.87%) GCP
6 123 (5.87%) GitHub
7 98 (4.68%) Power Platform
8 76 (3.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 65 (3.10%) Dynamics 365
10 62 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
11 54 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 42 (2.01%) IaaS
13 39 (1.86%) Azure Functions
14 33 (1.58%) BrowserStack
15 32 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
15 32 (1.53%) Azure Data Factory
16 24 (1.15%) Amazon S3
17 21 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
18 20 (0.96%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.29%) HTTP
2 10 (0.48%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.38%) Asterisk PBX
3 8 (0.38%) Internet
3 8 (0.38%) RTP
3 8 (0.38%) VoIP
4 7 (0.33%) DNS
4 7 (0.33%) Multicast
4 7 (0.33%) Network Security
4 7 (0.33%) tcpdump
5 6 (0.29%) VPN
6 4 (0.19%) Firewall
6 4 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.14%) AMQP
7 3 (0.14%) Broadband
7 3 (0.14%) DHCP
7 3 (0.14%) SSH
8 2 (0.096%) FTP
8 2 (0.096%) MPLS
8 2 (0.096%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 174 (8.31%) NoSQL
3 121 (5.78%) MongoDB
4 110 (5.25%) Relational Database
5 69 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
6 66 (3.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 62 (2.96%) Power BI
8 61 (2.91%) MySQL
9 54 (2.58%) Blockchain
10 49 (2.34%) Big Data
11 45 (2.15%) Data Lake
12 41 (1.96%) Redis
13 38 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
14 35 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 32 (1.53%) RDBMS
15 32 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 31 (1.48%) Hadoop
16 31 (1.48%) Tableau
17 30 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
18 24 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 617 (29.47%) Selenium
2 388 (18.53%) Cucumber
3 308 (14.71%) Jenkins
4 306 (14.61%) JIRA
5 258 (12.32%) Git (software)
6 173 (8.26%) Appium
6 173 (8.26%) WebDriver
7 138 (6.59%) Postman
8 119 (5.68%) Cypress.io
9 106 (5.06%) JMeter
10 101 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 88 (4.20%) GitLab
11 88 (4.20%) Visual Studio Team System
12 84 (4.01%) JUnit
13 79 (3.77%) SpecFlow
14 71 (3.39%) Maven
15 62 (2.96%) TeamCity
16 55 (2.63%) REST Assured
17 52 (2.48%) SoapUI
18 50 (2.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 528 (25.21%) Finance
2 180 (8.60%) Banking
3 70 (3.34%) Games
4 69 (3.30%) Retail
5 46 (2.20%) Marketing
6 39 (1.86%) Front Office
7 36 (1.72%) Legal
8 34 (1.62%) Public Sector
9 32 (1.53%) Back Office
10 29 (1.38%) Investment Banking
11 26 (1.24%) Advertising
12 25 (1.19%) Publishing
13 20 (0.96%) Law
14 17 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.57%) Telecoms
16 8 (0.38%) Automotive
16 8 (0.38%) Electronics
17 7 (0.33%) Housing Association
18 6 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 707 (33.76%) Developer
2 252 (12.03%) Senior Developer
3 203 (9.69%) QA Engineer
4 177 (8.45%) Tester
5 172 (8.21%) C# Developer
6 145 (6.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 128 (6.11%) Automation Tester
8 123 (5.87%) Java Developer
9 122 (5.83%) .NET Developer
10 113 (5.40%) Automation Engineer
10 113 (5.40%) Software Engineer
11 112 (5.35%) C# .NET Developer
11 112 (5.35%) Software Developer
12 111 (5.30%) Test Engineer
13 99 (4.73%) Full Stack Developer
14 97 (4.63%) Azure Developer
15 87 (4.15%) Developer in Test
15 87 (4.15%) Senior C# Developer
16 82 (3.92%) Architect
17 80 (3.82%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 422 (20.15%) .NET
2 382 (18.24%) React
3 308 (14.71%) CSS
4 290 (13.85%) REST
5 283 (13.51%) Web Services
6 233 (11.13%) Node.js
7 228 (10.89%) .NET Core
8 210 (10.03%) HTML
9 193 (9.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 187 (8.93%) jQuery
11 181 (8.64%) RESTful
12 169 (8.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 162 (7.74%) .NET Framework
14 150 (7.16%) AngularJS
15 147 (7.02%) Spring
16 130 (6.21%) Kafka
17 120 (5.73%) Entity Framework
18 107 (5.11%) HTML5
18 107 (5.11%) JSON
19 101 (4.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 164 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (7.74%) Mobile App
3 119 (5.68%) N-Tier
4 116 (5.54%) User Experience
5 58 (2.77%) Virtual Team
6 50 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
7 44 (2.10%) Social Network
8 43 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 40 (1.91%) Reinsurance
10 39 (1.86%) Algorithms
10 39 (1.86%) Cloud Native
11 36 (1.72%) Blog
12 34 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
13 25 (1.19%) Derivative
14 23 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 21 (1.00%) Fixed Income
15 21 (1.00%) Public Cloud
16 18 (0.86%) Video on Demand
17 17 (0.81%) Equities
18 14 (0.67%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 236 (11.27%) Linux
2 114 (5.44%) Apple iOS
3 113 (5.40%) Windows
4 111 (5.30%) Android
5 82 (3.92%) Unix
6 26 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (1.05%) CentOS
8 12 (0.57%) Debian
9 6 (0.29%) VMS
10 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.096%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.096%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.096%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.048%) Fedora
12 1 (0.048%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,250 (59.69%) Agile Software Development
2 786 (37.54%) DevOps
3 533 (25.45%) Microservices
4 460 (21.97%) TDD
5 455 (21.73%) BDD
6 428 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
7 321 (15.33%) SDET
8 290 (13.85%) Scrum
9 277 (13.23%) Software Engineering
10 264 (12.61%) Mentoring
11 260 (12.42%) Fintech
12 220 (10.51%) OO
13 213 (10.17%) Deployment Automation
13 213 (10.17%) SDLC
14 208 (9.93%) API Testing
15 195 (9.31%) Unit Testing
16 174 (8.31%) MVC
17 172 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
18 170 (8.12%) SOA
19 159 (7.59%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 861 (41.12%) Java
2 755 (36.06%) JavaScript
3 580 (27.70%) C#
4 526 (25.12%) SQL
5 432 (20.63%) Python
6 167 (7.98%) TypeScript
7 154 (7.35%) PowerShell
8 123 (5.87%) T-SQL
9 99 (4.73%) C++
10 95 (4.54%) Go
11 91 (4.35%) Scala
12 74 (3.53%) Kotlin
13 72 (3.44%) Java 8
14 70 (3.34%) C
14 70 (3.34%) Ruby
15 64 (3.06%) PHP
16 54 (2.58%) Shell Script
17 53 (2.53%) ES6
18 39 (1.86%) Apple Swift
19 35 (1.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 240 (11.46%) Degree
2 101 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 86 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 80 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 60 (2.87%) ISTQB
6 30 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.43%) ISEB
7 20 (0.96%) SANS
8 18 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 15 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (0.57%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.43%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.29%) CISSP
14 5 (0.24%) SSCP
15 4 (0.19%) GIAC
16 3 (0.14%) CCNA
16 3 (0.14%) CEH
16 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
16 3 (0.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 578 (27.60%) QA
2 20 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.76%) WCAG
4 8 (0.38%) GDPR
5 3 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.14%) MiFID
5 3 (0.14%) NCSC
6 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.096%) SLA
7 1 (0.048%) COBIT
7 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.048%) MISRA
System Software
1 443 (21.16%) Docker
2 27 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.38%) Kamailio
3 8 (0.38%) OpenSIPS
4 7 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.29%) Firmware
6 2 (0.096%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.096%) Snort
6 2 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.096%) Xen
7 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.048%) KVM
7 1 (0.048%) NFS
7 1 (0.048%) Samba
7 1 (0.048%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.048%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 330 (15.76%) Kubernetes
2 247 (11.80%) Terraform
3 149 (7.12%) Ansible
4 135 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 83 (3.96%) Puppet
6 32 (1.53%) Kibana
7 30 (1.43%) Istio
8 24 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
9 23 (1.10%) Fortio
9 23 (1.10%) Kiali
10 21 (1.00%) Prometheus
11 10 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (0.48%) Nagios
12 8 (0.38%) Packer
13 6 (0.29%) Grafana
13 6 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
13 6 (0.29%) Marathon
13 6 (0.29%) Mesos
14 5 (0.24%) Nessus
14 5 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 219 (10.46%) Microsoft
2 81 (3.87%) Nintex
3 76 (3.63%) Google
4 66 (3.15%) Oracle
5 40 (1.91%) Databricks
6 36 (1.72%) IBM
7 31 (1.48%) Splunk
8 30 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (1.24%) HP
9 26 (1.24%) VMware
10 19 (0.91%) Adobe
10 19 (0.91%) Atlassian
11 17 (0.81%) Sparx
12 13 (0.62%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.57%) Xamarin
14 11 (0.53%) Apple
14 11 (0.53%) DoubleClick
15 10 (0.48%) AppDynamics
15 10 (0.48%) Facebook
16 9 (0.43%) Dynatrace