The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
North West / Cheshire
Rank 88 76 117
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +41
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 3 28 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.30% 2.15% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 2.54% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 27 11
Median salary £30,000 £28,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,800 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £52,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
878 1102 1641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.62% 84.77% 89.67%
Number of salaries quoted 690 961 1321
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Functional Testing Salary Trend in Cheshire

Functional Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +2 3 £30,000 -20.00%
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (20.00%) RedGate
4 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) B2B
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) ETL Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) B2B
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) RedGate