Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > London
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 33 37
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2,949 4,243 4,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.86% 6.79% 6.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.28% 7.32% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,266 3,137 3,329
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
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 46,940 57,967 65,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.33% 92.70% 93.57%
Number of salaries quoted 37,637 46,787 53,702
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +0.84%
10th Percentile £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 -4 655 £67,500 +12.50% 155
South London -16 105 £60,000 +14.29% 24
West London -28 90 £55,000 +15.79% 61
East London -14 19 £85,000 +41.67% 42
North London -11 3 £65,000 +36.84% 7
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 1,724 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,243 (42.15%) Java
3 895 (30.35%) QA
4 825 (27.98%) Selenium
5 783 (26.55%) JavaScript
6 780 (26.45%) C#
7 740 (25.09%) Finance
8 724 (24.55%) DevOps
9 721 (24.45%) TDD
10 686 (23.26%) SQL
11 674 (22.86%) AWS
12 670 (22.72%) Python
13 621 (21.06%) BDD
14 593 (20.11%) Software Engineering
15 562 (19.06%) Azure
16 549 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
16 549 (18.62%) Scrum
17 521 (17.67%) Git (software)
18 513 (17.40%) Docker
19 501 (16.99%) Jenkins
20 460 (15.60%) .NET
21 451 (15.29%) Microservices
22 432 (14.65%) JIRA
23 391 (13.26%) Linux
24 372 (12.61%) Cucumber
24 372 (12.61%) REST
25 361 (12.24%) Kubernetes
26 356 (12.07%) HTML
27 352 (11.94%) React
28 328 (11.12%) 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
1 120 (4.07%) Confluence
2 93 (3.15%) Apache
3 83 (2.81%) Apache Spark
4 79 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (1.12%) CMS
5 33 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 27 (0.92%) Apache Airflow
6 27 (0.92%) IIS
7 23 (0.78%) SharePoint
8 21 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (0.44%) SAS
10 12 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (0.37%) Luigi
11 11 (0.37%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.34%) nginx
13 9 (0.31%) EPiServer
14 6 (0.20%) Drupal
14 6 (0.20%) Hyperledger
14 6 (0.20%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.17%) Jetty
Applications
1 33 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.068%) Sketch
6 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.034%) Figma
6 1 (0.034%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.034%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.27%) Magento
3 6 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.10%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.10%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.068%) FastStats
6 2 (0.068%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.068%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.068%) PolarLake
6 2 (0.068%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.034%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.034%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.034%) Eikon
7 1 (0.034%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.034%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.034%) Shopify
7 1 (0.034%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 674 (22.86%) AWS
2 562 (19.06%) Azure
3 157 (5.32%) Serverless
4 136 (4.61%) GCP
5 110 (3.73%) SaaS
6 109 (3.70%) GitHub
7 103 (3.49%) AWS Lambda
8 73 (2.48%) Power Platform
9 62 (2.10%) PaaS
10 51 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
11 45 (1.53%) Amazon ECS
12 44 (1.49%) Amazon Kinesis
13 43 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
14 42 (1.42%) Amazon S3
15 39 (1.32%) BrowserStack
16 35 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
17 32 (1.09%) Datadog
18 26 (0.88%) OpenShift
19 24 (0.81%) Basecamp
20 22 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (1.93%) Internet
2 52 (1.76%) HTTP
3 44 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.75%) DNS
5 17 (0.58%) Wireshark
6 16 (0.54%) Firewall
7 9 (0.31%) FIX Connectivity
7 9 (0.31%) SSL
8 6 (0.20%) AMQP
9 5 (0.17%) Skype
9 5 (0.17%) VoIP
10 4 (0.14%) DHCP
10 4 (0.14%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.10%) Intranet
11 3 (0.10%) Wireless
12 2 (0.068%) IPsec
12 2 (0.068%) IPv4
12 2 (0.068%) IPv6
12 2 (0.068%) VLAN
12 2 (0.068%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 178 (6.04%) NoSQL
3 168 (5.70%) MySQL
4 130 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
5 114 (3.87%) MongoDB
6 103 (3.49%) Big Data
7 77 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
7 77 (2.61%) Relational Database
8 74 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 73 (2.48%) Power BI
10 63 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 50 (1.70%) Redis
12 47 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
13 34 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 34 (1.15%) Hadoop
14 31 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 30 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
16 29 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 26 (0.88%) Cosmos DB
18 22 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 825 (27.98%) Selenium
2 521 (17.67%) Git (software)
3 501 (16.99%) Jenkins
4 432 (14.65%) JIRA
5 372 (12.61%) Cucumber
6 267 (9.05%) WebDriver
7 178 (6.04%) Postman
8 158 (5.36%) JUnit
9 151 (5.12%) TeamCity
10 147 (4.98%) Maven
11 135 (4.58%) SpecFlow
12 132 (4.48%) Appium
13 130 (4.41%) JMeter
14 92 (3.12%) Cypress.io
15 79 (2.68%) Gradle
15 79 (2.68%) SoapUI
16 76 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
17 73 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 63 (2.14%) Bitbucket
19 60 (2.03%) Subversion
General
1 740 (25.09%) Finance
2 260 (8.82%) Banking
3 153 (5.19%) Retail
4 144 (4.88%) Games
5 79 (2.68%) Front Office
6 75 (2.54%) Public Sector
7 60 (2.03%) Marketing
8 52 (1.76%) Legal
9 49 (1.66%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.63%) Telecoms
11 45 (1.53%) Law
12 27 (0.92%) Advertising
13 26 (0.88%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.78%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.44%) Billing
15 13 (0.44%) Publishing
16 12 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.27%) Back Office
17 8 (0.27%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.27%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 919 (31.16%) Developer
2 318 (10.78%) QA Engineer
3 254 (8.61%) Test Engineer
4 252 (8.55%) Software Engineer
5 187 (6.34%) Analyst
6 179 (6.07%) Tester
7 171 (5.80%) Java Developer
8 170 (5.76%) Senior Developer
9 144 (4.88%) Developer in Test
10 140 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
11 131 (4.44%) Software Developer
12 130 (4.41%) Test Automation Engineer
13 123 (4.17%) Test Leader
14 113 (3.83%) Automation Tester
15 98 (3.32%) Test Analyst
16 97 (3.29%) Architect
16 97 (3.29%) Automation Engineer
17 87 (2.95%) Java Engineer
18 84 (2.85%) QA Automation Engineer
18 84 (2.85%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (15.60%) .NET
2 372 (12.61%) REST
3 356 (12.07%) HTML
4 352 (11.94%) React
5 328 (11.12%) Web Services
6 326 (11.05%) CSS
7 314 (10.65%) Node.js
8 300 (10.17%) RESTful
9 252 (8.55%) AngularJS
10 188 (6.38%) Spring
11 179 (6.07%) XML
12 151 (5.12%) JSON
13 139 (4.71%) .NET Framework
14 136 (4.61%) SOAP
15 119 (4.04%) Gherkin
16 114 (3.87%) HTML5
17 113 (3.83%) Redux
18 110 (3.73%) .NET Core
18 110 (3.73%) Spring Boot
19 94 (3.19%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 227 (7.70%) Mobile App
2 220 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 154 (5.22%) User Experience
4 151 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
5 111 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
6 63 (2.14%) Derivative
7 61 (2.07%) Data Structures
8 56 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 49 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 45 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (1.49%) Cloud Native
12 42 (1.42%) Equities
12 42 (1.42%) Fixed Income
12 42 (1.42%) Hedge funds
13 41 (1.39%) Management Information System
14 40 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
15 38 (1.29%) Virtual Team
16 37 (1.25%) Data Centre
17 33 (1.12%) Public Cloud
18 28 (0.95%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 391 (13.26%) Linux
2 205 (6.95%) Android
3 200 (6.78%) Windows
4 191 (6.48%) Apple iOS
5 164 (5.56%) Unix
6 75 (2.54%) Mac OS X
7 23 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 20 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.41%) CentOS
9 12 (0.41%) zOS
10 9 (0.31%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.24%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.14%) Fedora
13 4 (0.14%) Robot Operating System
14 3 (0.10%) Android TV
14 3 (0.10%) Mesosphere
15 2 (0.068%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,724 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
2 724 (24.55%) DevOps
3 721 (24.45%) TDD
4 621 (21.06%) BDD
5 593 (20.11%) Software Engineering
6 549 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
6 549 (18.62%) Scrum
7 451 (15.29%) Microservices
8 304 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
9 296 (10.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 293 (9.94%) Fintech
11 289 (9.80%) Computer Science
12 280 (9.49%) SDLC
13 274 (9.29%) Mentoring
14 271 (9.19%) OO
15 265 (8.99%) API Testing
16 254 (8.61%) SDET
17 237 (8.04%) Manual Testing
18 205 (6.95%) Coaching
19 202 (6.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,243 (42.15%) Java
2 783 (26.55%) JavaScript
3 780 (26.45%) C#
4 686 (23.26%) SQL
5 670 (22.72%) Python
6 234 (7.93%) Ruby
7 163 (5.53%) Java 8
8 158 (5.36%) C++
9 155 (5.26%) TypeScript
10 126 (4.27%) PHP
11 113 (3.83%) Scala
12 110 (3.73%) Bash Shell
13 109 (3.70%) PowerShell
14 105 (3.56%) Go
15 78 (2.64%) Apple Swift
15 78 (2.64%) C
15 78 (2.64%) Kotlin
16 54 (1.83%) Perl
17 53 (1.80%) Objective-C
17 53 (1.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 296 (10.04%) Degree
2 167 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 97 (3.29%) ISTQB
4 55 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 52 (1.76%) ISEB
6 39 (1.32%) SC Cleared
7 24 (0.81%) MCP
8 19 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.44%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.37%) CISSP
12 10 (0.34%) CCNA
13 9 (0.31%) MCSE
13 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.27%) GIAC
14 8 (0.27%) Linux+ Certification
14 8 (0.27%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (0.27%) SANS
14 8 (0.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 895 (30.35%) QA
2 27 (0.92%) GDPR
3 25 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.14%) EMIR
7 2 (0.068%) COBIT
7 2 (0.068%) SLA
7 2 (0.068%) WCAG
8 1 (0.034%) HL7
8 1 (0.034%) JTAG
8 1 (0.034%) MiFID
8 1 (0.034%) PMO
System Software
1 513 (17.40%) Docker
2 30 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.92%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.54%) Firmware
5 15 (0.51%) LXC
6 11 (0.37%) HDFS
7 10 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.20%) GridGain
8 6 (0.20%) NFS
8 6 (0.20%) OpenSSH
9 5 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.17%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.14%) Samba
10 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.14%) Xen
11 2 (0.068%) Snort
12 1 (0.034%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.034%) RACF
12 1 (0.034%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 361 (12.24%) Kubernetes
2 179 (6.07%) Terraform
3 145 (4.92%) Ansible
4 131 (4.44%) Puppet
5 91 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
7 24 (0.81%) Mesos
8 20 (0.68%) Grafana
9 19 (0.64%) Rancher
10 18 (0.61%) HP ALM
10 18 (0.61%) Istio
11 17 (0.58%) Kibana
12 16 (0.54%) Nagios
13 15 (0.51%) Automic
14 14 (0.47%) Packer
15 12 (0.41%) SCOM
16 11 (0.37%) Salt
17 9 (0.31%) Control-M
17 9 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
17 9 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 250 (8.48%) Microsoft
2 154 (5.22%) Oracle
3 94 (3.19%) Google
4 52 (1.76%) HP
5 48 (1.63%) Atlassian
6 40 (1.36%) IBM
7 39 (1.32%) WorldPay
8 37 (1.25%) SAP
9 36 (1.22%) Tableau
10 34 (1.15%) Facebook
10 34 (1.15%) TIBCO
11 32 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
12 31 (1.05%) VMware
13 23 (0.78%) Adobe
13 23 (0.78%) UiPath
14 20 (0.68%) Splunk
15 19 (0.64%) MuleSoft
16 18 (0.61%) Red Hat
17 16 (0.54%) Charles River
17 16 (0.54%) ServiceNow