The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 210 192 219
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +27
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 14 31 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.26% 0.58% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.74% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 8 27 2
Average salary £55,000 £43,000 £45,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.90% -5.70%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -1.23%
Functional Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4353 4203 3881
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.99% 78.37% 76.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3203 3060 3008
Average salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.47% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Berkshire region.

Functional Testing Salary Trend in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough -7 4 £52,500 +22.09%
Reading -18 3 £57,500 +53.33%
Bracknell - 3 £55,000 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 11 (52.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (38.10%) Test Management
4 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (38.10%) ISEB
5 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 7 (33.33%) SQL
5 7 (33.33%) Data Mining
5 7 (33.33%) ETL
5 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 7 (33.33%) V-Model
5 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 7 (33.33%) Logistics
5 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Procure-to-pay
6 6 (28.57%) QA
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 6 (28.57%) Windows
6 6 (28.57%) Ariba
6 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
7 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (19.05%) HP
7 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
7 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 3 (14.29%) SCCM

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Software Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Tester
3 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Support
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Software Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Test Management
2 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 7 (33.33%) ETL
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (33.33%) V-Model
3 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 7 (33.33%) Logistics
3 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Procure-to-pay
4 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 3 (14.29%) System Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Network Management
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) E-Procurement
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 11 (52.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (38.10%) ISEB
4 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 6 (28.57%) Ariba
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle