Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 44 52
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4,477 4,019 4,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.46% 5.88% 5.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.05% 6.43% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3,367 3,200 3,646
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £35,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 63,529 62,498 74,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.66% 91.44% 91.14%
Number of salaries quoted 51,317 51,841 64,382
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £35,750 £34,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 May 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 24 May 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 -6 814 £60,250 +4.78% 180
West London +7 161 £50,000 -9.09% 83
East London +44 85 £50,000 -16.67% 58
South London +2 78 £55,000 +15.79% 22
North London -20 5 £60,000 +4.35% 4
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 2,729 (60.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1,893 (42.28%) Java
3 1,661 (37.10%) QA
4 1,527 (34.11%) Selenium
5 1,398 (31.23%) Finance
6 1,263 (28.21%) SQL
7 1,220 (27.25%) TDD
8 1,211 (27.05%) JavaScript
9 1,143 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
10 1,134 (25.33%) C#
11 1,107 (24.73%) BDD
12 972 (21.71%) Git (software)
13 933 (20.84%) Scrum
14 842 (18.81%) Cucumber
15 782 (17.47%) Jenkins
16 755 (16.86%) HTML
17 740 (16.53%) Amazon AWS
18 735 (16.42%) DevOps
19 711 (15.88%) Python
20 647 (14.45%) .NET
20 647 (14.45%) CSS
21 645 (14.41%) Linux
22 642 (14.34%) Node.js
23 634 (14.16%) Software Engineering
24 614 (13.71%) JIRA
25 581 (12.98%) Banking
26 558 (12.46%) AngularJS
27 545 (12.17%) WebDriver
28 538 (12.02%) REST
29 537 (11.99%) 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
1 195 (4.36%) Confluence
2 143 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
3 118 (2.64%) Tomcat
4 110 (2.46%) Apache Spark
5 100 (2.23%) Apache
6 88 (1.97%) Ethereum
7 75 (1.68%) CMS
8 67 (1.50%) nginx
9 56 (1.25%) Mule
10 47 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
11 38 (0.85%) Jetty
12 35 (0.78%) IIS
13 29 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 29 (0.65%) SharePoint
14 25 (0.56%) OpenStack
14 25 (0.56%) WordPress
15 24 (0.54%) Apache Solr
15 24 (0.54%) Drupal
16 23 (0.51%) EPiServer
17 19 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
2 11 (0.25%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.13%) Mingle
6 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.11%) GIMP
7 3 (0.067%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.067%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.067%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.067%) Revit
7 3 (0.067%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.022%) LibreOffice
Business Applications
1 112 (2.50%) Distributed Ledger
2 21 (0.47%) Magento
3 19 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.13%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.067%) Primavera
8 3 (0.067%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.067%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.045%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.045%) Endur
9 2 (0.045%) LatentZero
9 2 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.045%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.022%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.022%) Postilion
10 1 (0.022%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 740 (16.53%) Amazon AWS
2 382 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 285 (6.37%) GitHub
4 129 (2.88%) Slack
5 124 (2.77%) SaaS
6 115 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
7 104 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
8 98 (2.19%) IaaS
9 93 (2.08%) Amazon S3
10 90 (2.01%) npm
10 90 (2.01%) PaaS
11 84 (1.88%) Serverless
12 80 (1.79%) Sauce Labs
13 54 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 51 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
15 48 (1.07%) BrowserStack
16 47 (1.05%) Trello
17 44 (0.98%) Office 365
18 43 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
19 36 (0.80%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 194 (4.33%) HTTP
2 78 (1.74%) Internet
3 64 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 32 (0.71%) DNS
5 31 (0.69%) SMS
6 21 (0.47%) SSL
7 14 (0.31%) VPN
8 13 (0.29%) Broadband
9 12 (0.27%) SMTP
9 12 (0.27%) SSH
9 12 (0.27%) Wireless
10 11 (0.25%) Firewall
10 11 (0.25%) Value-Added Service
11 9 (0.20%) Intranet
11 9 (0.20%) LTE
12 7 (0.16%) 3G
12 7 (0.16%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
13 6 (0.13%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.13%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 441 (9.85%) NoSQL
3 346 (7.73%) MySQL
4 269 (6.01%) Blockchain
5 257 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
6 207 (4.62%) Big Data
7 190 (4.24%) Redis
8 189 (4.22%) Relational Database
9 168 (3.75%) MongoDB
10 127 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
11 112 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
12 102 (2.28%) Hadoop
13 87 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 87 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 57 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 47 (1.05%) RDBMS
16 45 (1.01%) Apache Hive
16 45 (1.01%) Neo4j
17 43 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 38 (0.85%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,527 (34.11%) Selenium
2 972 (21.71%) Git (software)
3 842 (18.81%) Cucumber
4 782 (17.47%) Jenkins
5 614 (13.71%) JIRA
6 545 (12.17%) WebDriver
7 324 (7.24%) JUnit
8 299 (6.68%) SpecFlow
9 297 (6.63%) Maven
10 280 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 227 (5.07%) SoapUI
12 222 (4.96%) JMeter
13 204 (4.56%) Appium
14 193 (4.31%) TeamCity
15 182 (4.07%) Subversion
16 148 (3.31%) NUnit
17 139 (3.10%) Jasmine
18 136 (3.04%) Visual Studio
19 133 (2.97%) Mocha
20 124 (2.77%) Protractor
General
1 1,398 (31.23%) Finance
2 581 (12.98%) Banking
3 294 (6.57%) Retail
4 232 (5.18%) Games
5 229 (5.12%) Telecoms
6 155 (3.46%) Investment Banking
7 153 (3.42%) Front Office
8 115 (2.57%) Financial Institution
9 94 (2.10%) Marketing
10 62 (1.38%) Law
10 62 (1.38%) Legal
11 48 (1.07%) Advertising
12 33 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 31 (0.69%) Publishing
14 27 (0.60%) Electronics
15 16 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.29%) Back Office
17 11 (0.25%) Automotive
17 11 (0.25%) Multimedia
17 11 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1,657 (37.01%) Developer
2 504 (11.26%) Tester
3 472 (10.54%) QA Engineer
4 446 (9.96%) Java Developer
5 382 (8.53%) Analyst
6 367 (8.20%) Test Engineer
7 335 (7.48%) Senior Developer
8 330 (7.37%) Automation Tester
9 315 (7.04%) Developer in Test
10 265 (5.92%) Test Analyst
11 234 (5.23%) Software Engineer
12 228 (5.09%) Test Automation Engineer
13 223 (4.98%) Software Developer
14 210 (4.69%) C# Developer
15 209 (4.67%) JavaScript Developer
16 182 (4.07%) QA Tester
17 180 (4.02%) Node.js Developer
17 180 (4.02%) QA Automation Engineer
18 165 (3.69%) Architect
19 164 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 755 (16.86%) HTML
2 647 (14.45%) .NET
2 647 (14.45%) CSS
3 642 (14.34%) Node.js
4 558 (12.46%) AngularJS
5 538 (12.02%) REST
6 508 (11.35%) Web Services
7 434 (9.69%) RESTful
8 393 (8.78%) React
9 367 (8.20%) HTML5
10 315 (7.04%) Spring
11 274 (6.12%) jQuery
12 240 (5.36%) CSS3
12 240 (5.36%) XML
13 211 (4.71%) ASP.NET
14 198 (4.42%) JSON
15 197 (4.40%) Redux
16 167 (3.73%) SOAP
17 151 (3.37%) Gherkin
18 144 (3.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 446 (9.96%) Fintech
2 430 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
3 347 (7.75%) Mobile App
4 311 (6.95%) Computer Science
5 274 (6.12%) User Experience
6 244 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
7 127 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
8 111 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
9 105 (2.35%) Algorithms
9 105 (2.35%) Equities
10 94 (2.10%) Hedge funds
11 90 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 88 (1.97%) Data Structures
13 85 (1.90%) Bitcoin
14 69 (1.54%) Fixed Income
15 68 (1.52%) Management Information System
16 63 (1.41%) Derivative
17 62 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
18 57 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
19 49 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 645 (14.41%) Linux
2 406 (9.07%) Windows
3 298 (6.66%) Apple iOS
4 254 (5.67%) Android
5 205 (4.58%) Unix
6 67 (1.50%) VMS
7 41 (0.92%) Nucleus RTOS
8 28 (0.63%) Windows Phone
9 23 (0.51%) Windows Server
10 21 (0.47%) Windows 10
11 16 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.34%) CoreOS
13 13 (0.29%) CentOS
14 11 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.13%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.089%) AIX
18 4 (0.089%) Windows 7
19 3 (0.067%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,729 (60.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1,220 (27.25%) TDD
3 1,143 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
4 1,107 (24.73%) BDD
5 933 (20.84%) Scrum
6 735 (16.42%) DevOps
7 634 (14.16%) Software Engineering
8 537 (11.99%) SDLC
9 520 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
10 489 (10.92%) Microservices
11 437 (9.76%) Unit Testing
12 426 (9.52%) Test Scripting
13 419 (9.36%) OO
14 391 (8.73%) Manual Testing
15 348 (7.77%) SDET
16 347 (7.75%) Regression Testing
17 346 (7.73%) Kanban
18 345 (7.71%) Continuous Delivery
19 344 (7.68%) Mentoring
20 343 (7.66%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,893 (42.28%) Java
2 1,263 (28.21%) SQL
3 1,211 (27.05%) JavaScript
4 1,134 (25.33%) C#
5 711 (15.88%) Python
6 389 (8.69%) Ruby
7 268 (5.99%) ES6
8 253 (5.65%) PHP
9 246 (5.49%) C++
10 203 (4.53%) Scala
11 192 (4.29%) Java 8
12 164 (3.66%) C
13 156 (3.48%) Bash Shell
14 151 (3.37%) PowerShell
15 135 (3.02%) Groovy
16 123 (2.75%) T-SQL
17 108 (2.41%) Go
18 104 (2.32%) Perl
19 101 (2.26%) TypeScript
20 90 (2.01%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 418 (9.34%) Degree
2 182 (4.07%) ISTQB
3 154 (3.44%) ISEB
4 148 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 92 (2.05%) Security Cleared
6 79 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 57 (1.27%) SC Cleared
8 27 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (0.45%) CISSP
10 15 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (0.31%) SANS
12 13 (0.29%) AWS Certification
12 13 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.29%) PhD
13 12 (0.27%) CompTIA Security+
13 12 (0.27%) GIAC
13 12 (0.27%) MCSE
13 12 (0.27%) SSCP
14 10 (0.22%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,661 (37.10%) QA
2 25 (0.56%) WCAG
3 18 (0.40%) GCP
4 16 (0.36%) MiFID
5 9 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.20%) GDPR
6 8 (0.18%) EMIR
7 7 (0.16%) PSD2
8 6 (0.13%) ISO 9000
8 6 (0.13%) PMO
8 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.089%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.067%) SLA
11 3 (0.067%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.045%) COBIT
12 2 (0.045%) COSO
12 2 (0.045%) HL7
System Software
1 484 (10.81%) Docker
2 76 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
3 37 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 26 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.38%) Firmware
6 12 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.22%) oVirt
7 10 (0.22%) RHEV
7 10 (0.22%) vSphere
8 6 (0.13%) iptables
8 6 (0.13%) KVM
9 5 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.089%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.067%) HDFS
11 3 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.067%) Xen
12 2 (0.045%) vCloud
13 1 (0.022%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.022%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 232 (5.18%) Ansible
2 221 (4.94%) Puppet
3 208 (4.65%) Kubernetes
4 152 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
5 106 (2.37%) Terraform
6 100 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
7 56 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
8 44 (0.98%) Salt
9 39 (0.87%) HP ALM
10 26 (0.58%) Kibana
10 26 (0.58%) Oozie
10 26 (0.58%) Prometheus
11 25 (0.56%) Nagios
12 21 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
13 19 (0.42%) HAProxy
14 18 (0.40%) Icinga
15 16 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
16 15 (0.34%) ZABBIX
17 13 (0.29%) logstash
18 12 (0.27%) Grafana
Vendors
1 368 (8.22%) Microsoft
2 219 (4.89%) Oracle
3 127 (2.84%) Google
4 96 (2.14%) Splunk
5 93 (2.08%) HP
6 74 (1.65%) SAP
7 71 (1.59%) AppDynamics
8 51 (1.14%) Capita
8 51 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 49 (1.09%) Tableau
10 43 (0.96%) VMware
11 41 (0.92%) IBM
12 40 (0.89%) Siebel
13 39 (0.87%) Sybase
14 35 (0.78%) New Relic
15 34 (0.76%) Sitecore
16 31 (0.69%) WorldPay
17 29 (0.65%) Apple
17 29 (0.65%) MuleSoft
18 27 (0.60%) Atlassian