Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 35 45
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4,001 4,404 3,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.59% 6.29% 5.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.16% 6.78% 6.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,976 3,404 3,271
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 55,880 64,915 63,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 92.04% 92.72% 92.17%
Number of salaries quoted 45,065 53,214 53,080
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,700 £92,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +3 758 £65,000 +8.33% 69
West London +9 150 £47,500 -13.64% 18
South London +15 129 £57,500 +4.55% 14
East London -1 48 £56,000 +12.00% 5
North London +12 4 £47,500 -20.83% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2,505 (62.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,739 (43.46%) Java
3 1,540 (38.49%) QA
4 1,285 (32.12%) Selenium
5 1,187 (29.67%) C#
6 1,132 (28.29%) JavaScript
7 1,091 (27.27%) Finance
8 1,082 (27.04%) SQL
9 1,073 (26.82%) Continuous Integration
10 922 (23.04%) BDD
11 910 (22.74%) TDD
12 851 (21.27%) DevOps
13 813 (20.32%) Python
14 744 (18.60%) Jenkins
15 729 (18.22%) Cucumber
16 728 (18.20%) Scrum
17 678 (16.95%) .NET
18 667 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
19 600 (15.00%) Software Engineering
20 597 (14.92%) Microservices
21 577 (14.42%) Git (software)
21 577 (14.42%) JIRA
22 566 (14.15%) Degree
23 505 (12.62%) HTML
24 501 (12.52%) REST
25 494 (12.35%) Linux
26 475 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
27 472 (11.80%) Web Services
28 467 (11.67%) SQL Server
29 458 (11.45%) 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 (4.85%) Confluence
2 92 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 87 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 74 (1.85%) IIS
5 47 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 42 (1.05%) Apache
7 41 (1.02%) Apache Spark
8 36 (0.90%) CMS
9 26 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
9 26 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 22 (0.55%) nginx
11 21 (0.52%) Apache Solr
12 13 (0.32%) Mule
13 11 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (0.27%) Anypoint
14 10 (0.25%) Drupal
14 10 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.20%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.17%) JBoss
16 7 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 51 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.57%) AutoCAD
4 12 (0.30%) Chatbot
5 10 (0.25%) Mingle
6 6 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.15%) InVision
7 4 (0.100%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.100%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.075%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.050%) HipChat
9 2 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.025%) ArchiCAD
10 1 (0.025%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.025%) Revit
Business Applications
1 89 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.25%) thinkFolio
3 15 (0.37%) Temenos T24
4 14 (0.35%) Misys Midas
5 8 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 7 (0.17%) Magento
6 7 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.12%) FastStats
8 4 (0.100%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.075%) Distributed Ledger
10 2 (0.050%) Fredhopper
10 2 (0.050%) Orchestrade
11 1 (0.025%) Bloomberg AIM
11 1 (0.025%) Carpe Diem
11 1 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.025%) Endur
11 1 (0.025%) LatentZero
11 1 (0.025%) LongView
11 1 (0.025%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 667 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 475 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 178 (4.45%) SaaS
4 173 (4.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 126 (3.15%) GitHub
6 106 (2.65%) PaaS
7 96 (2.40%) Serverless
8 82 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 68 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
10 65 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
11 56 (1.40%) Amazon S3
12 48 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
13 45 (1.12%) npm
13 45 (1.12%) Office 365
14 41 (1.02%) G Suite
15 36 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 33 (0.82%) BrowserStack
17 30 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 29 (0.72%) Slack
19 28 (0.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (1.85%) HTTP
2 39 (0.97%) Internet
3 33 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.75%) Firewall
5 19 (0.47%) Intranet
5 19 (0.47%) RTMP
6 17 (0.42%) DNS
6 17 (0.42%) Wireshark
7 16 (0.40%) AMQP
8 14 (0.35%) Extranet
9 9 (0.22%) VPN
10 8 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.15%) Network Security
11 6 (0.15%) OpenVPN
12 5 (0.12%) MQTT
12 5 (0.12%) Skype
12 5 (0.12%) Wireless
13 4 (0.100%) SNMP
13 4 (0.100%) SSH
14 2 (0.050%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 467 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 226 (5.65%) NoSQL
3 188 (4.70%) MySQL
4 144 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 140 (3.50%) MongoDB
6 129 (3.22%) Big Data
7 110 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
8 69 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 69 (1.72%) Hadoop
9 59 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 59 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 59 (1.47%) Oracle Database
10 54 (1.35%) Power BI
11 51 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 48 (1.20%) Blockchain
13 46 (1.15%) Redis
14 42 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 39 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
16 34 (0.85%) DB2
17 33 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,285 (32.12%) Selenium
2 744 (18.60%) Jenkins
3 729 (18.22%) Cucumber
4 577 (14.42%) Git (software)
4 577 (14.42%) JIRA
5 424 (10.60%) WebDriver
6 275 (6.87%) TeamCity
7 271 (6.77%) SpecFlow
8 268 (6.70%) SoapUI
9 241 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 229 (5.72%) JUnit
11 203 (5.07%) Appium
12 190 (4.75%) JMeter
13 157 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 152 (3.80%) Maven
15 130 (3.25%) Visual Studio
16 128 (3.20%) NUnit
17 120 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
18 90 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
18 90 (2.25%) Subversion
General
1 1,091 (27.27%) Finance
2 439 (10.97%) Banking
3 297 (7.42%) Retail
4 249 (6.22%) Games
5 114 (2.85%) Law
6 91 (2.27%) Marketing
7 85 (2.12%) Front Office
8 72 (1.80%) Telecoms
9 57 (1.42%) Investment Banking
10 56 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 53 (1.32%) Advertising
12 51 (1.27%) Back Office
13 50 (1.25%) Financial Institution
14 32 (0.80%) Legal
15 30 (0.75%) Aerospace
16 29 (0.72%) Electronics
17 28 (0.70%) Publishing
18 20 (0.50%) Billing
19 15 (0.37%) Automotive
20 14 (0.35%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,334 (33.34%) Developer
2 516 (12.90%) Test Engineer
3 437 (10.92%) QA Engineer
4 404 (10.10%) Tester
5 331 (8.27%) Analyst
6 323 (8.07%) Java Developer
7 317 (7.92%) Test Automation Engineer
8 277 (6.92%) Developer in Test
9 263 (6.57%) Senior Developer
10 257 (6.42%) Automation Tester
11 254 (6.35%) Test Analyst
12 234 (5.85%) Software Developer
13 187 (4.67%) Software Engineer
14 176 (4.40%) QA Automation Engineer
15 167 (4.17%) C# Developer
16 155 (3.87%) Test Leader
17 151 (3.77%) .NET Developer
18 140 (3.50%) QA Tester
19 137 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
20 131 (3.27%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 678 (16.95%) .NET
2 505 (12.62%) HTML
3 501 (12.52%) REST
4 472 (11.80%) Web Services
5 458 (11.45%) CSS
6 417 (10.42%) AngularJS
7 373 (9.32%) React
8 317 (7.92%) Node.js
9 294 (7.35%) RESTful
10 276 (6.90%) JSON
11 256 (6.40%) XML
12 239 (5.97%) SOAP
13 231 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 210 (5.25%) Spring
15 203 (5.07%) Gherkin
16 201 (5.02%) .NET Framework
17 172 (4.30%) jQuery
18 170 (4.25%) HTML5
19 166 (4.15%) ASP.NET
20 123 (3.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 337 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 316 (7.90%) Fintech
3 296 (7.40%) Mobile App
4 143 (3.57%) User Experience
5 138 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 134 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 117 (2.92%) Management Information System
8 114 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
9 85 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 85 (2.12%) Fixed Income
9 85 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
10 83 (2.07%) Algorithms
11 79 (1.97%) Equities
12 71 (1.77%) Derivative
13 57 (1.42%) Cloud Native
14 53 (1.32%) N-Tier
15 52 (1.30%) Public Cloud
16 50 (1.25%) Virtual Team
17 41 (1.02%) Hedge funds
18 36 (0.90%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 494 (12.35%) Linux
2 275 (6.87%) Windows
3 167 (4.17%) Android
4 152 (3.80%) Unix
5 151 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 32 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 28 (0.70%) Mesosphere
9 24 (0.60%) CentOS
10 14 (0.35%) VMS
11 10 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.17%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.100%) DC/OS
14 4 (0.100%) Debian
14 4 (0.100%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.100%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.075%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.075%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.025%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,505 (62.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,073 (26.82%) Continuous Integration
3 922 (23.04%) BDD
4 910 (22.74%) TDD
5 851 (21.27%) DevOps
6 728 (18.20%) Scrum
7 600 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 597 (14.92%) Microservices
9 441 (11.02%) Manual Testing
10 437 (10.92%) SDLC
11 429 (10.72%) Computer Science
11 429 (10.72%) Test Scripting
12 423 (10.57%) Software Testing
13 410 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
13 410 (10.25%) SDET
14 387 (9.67%) Test Strategy
15 374 (9.35%) Mentoring
16 351 (8.77%) User Stories
17 334 (8.35%) API Testing
18 328 (8.20%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,739 (43.46%) Java
2 1,187 (29.67%) C#
3 1,132 (28.29%) JavaScript
4 1,082 (27.04%) SQL
5 813 (20.32%) Python
6 294 (7.35%) Ruby
7 225 (5.62%) C++
8 196 (4.90%) PowerShell
9 183 (4.57%) PHP
10 162 (4.05%) T-SQL
11 149 (3.72%) C
12 139 (3.47%) Bash Shell
13 137 (3.42%) Go
14 98 (2.45%) Scala
15 81 (2.02%) Java 8
16 69 (1.72%) Shell Script
17 56 (1.40%) VBA
18 50 (1.25%) TypeScript
19 49 (1.22%) Perl
20 47 (1.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 566 (14.15%) Degree
2 216 (5.40%) ISTQB
3 195 (4.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 175 (4.37%) ISEB
5 156 (3.90%) Security Cleared
6 111 (2.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 91 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 29 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.37%) AWS Certification
10 14 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
11 13 (0.32%) CREST Certified
12 12 (0.30%) CISSP
13 11 (0.27%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.17%) CSSLP
16 7 (0.17%) MCSE
16 7 (0.17%) OSCP
16 7 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,540 (38.49%) QA
2 27 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.47%) GDPR
4 14 (0.35%) ISO 20022
4 14 (0.35%) ISO 8583
5 12 (0.30%) SEPA
6 10 (0.25%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.12%) PMO
7 5 (0.12%) WCAG
8 4 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.075%) EMIR
9 3 (0.075%) MiFID
9 3 (0.075%) TickIT
10 2 (0.050%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.025%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.025%) HL7
11 1 (0.025%) SLA
11 1 (0.025%) WAI
System Software
1 385 (9.62%) Docker
2 71 (1.77%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.27%) Firmware
6 10 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.15%) vSphere
8 5 (0.12%) GridGain
8 5 (0.12%) Varnish
9 4 (0.100%) Squid
10 3 (0.075%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.075%) HDFS
10 3 (0.075%) KVM
11 2 (0.050%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.025%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.025%) iptables
12 1 (0.025%) Xen
Systems Management
1 213 (5.32%) Kubernetes
2 201 (5.02%) Ansible
3 175 (4.37%) Puppet
4 151 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 151 (3.77%) Terraform
5 63 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
6 49 (1.22%) Prometheus
7 33 (0.82%) HP ALM
8 31 (0.77%) Consul
9 26 (0.65%) Automic
10 21 (0.52%) Packer
11 17 (0.42%) Kibana
12 13 (0.32%) logstash
13 12 (0.30%) Mesos
14 11 (0.27%) Grafana
14 11 (0.27%) ZABBIX
15 7 (0.17%) Graphite
15 7 (0.17%) Nagios
15 7 (0.17%) Oozie
15 7 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 383 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 276 (6.90%) Oracle
3 166 (4.15%) Google
4 71 (1.77%) HP
5 65 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
6 63 (1.57%) IBM
7 56 (1.40%) Charles River
7 56 (1.40%) SAP
8 48 (1.20%) Splunk
9 45 (1.12%) WorldPay
10 44 (1.10%) Nintex
11 39 (0.97%) New Relic
12 32 (0.80%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 31 (0.77%) Cognizant
14 30 (0.75%) Facebook
15 27 (0.67%) Atlassian
16 26 (0.65%) Adobe
16 26 (0.65%) BT
17 25 (0.62%) Twitter
17 25 (0.62%) VMware