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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 75 114 105
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -9
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 26 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.00% 0.65% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 0.74% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 25 12 4
Average salary £28,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.84% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £22,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Functional Testing
North West

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
1088 1628 1322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.50% 87.81% 83.20%
Number of salaries quoted 952 1338 994
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £62,115
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Functional Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
Chester +1 4 £31,750 -15.33%
Warrington +8 3 £60,000 +118.18% 2
Ellesmere Port - 2 £40,000 - 1
Northwich - 2 £52,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £42,500 -
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 37 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) Test Scripting
3 23 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 22 (47.83%) Java
4 22 (47.83%) SQL
5 19 (41.30%) .NET
6 18 (39.13%) Finance
6 18 (39.13%) ISTQB
7 17 (36.96%) Validation
8 15 (32.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (32.61%) Software Delivery
9 14 (30.43%) User Experience
9 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (30.43%) Performance Testing
9 14 (30.43%) Waterfall
9 14 (30.43%) Migration
9 14 (30.43%) Software Testing
9 14 (30.43%) XML
9 14 (30.43%) HP UFT
9 14 (30.43%) ISEB
10 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
10 13 (28.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (26.09%) Windows
11 12 (26.09%) ETL
12 11 (23.91%) CMS
12 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (23.91%) Defect Management
12 11 (23.91%) MSTest

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (23.91%) CMS
2 10 (21.74%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) GitHub
2 2 (4.35%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) HP UFT
2 13 (28.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (23.91%) MSTest
4 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 8 (17.39%) JUnit
4 8 (17.39%) Selenium
5 6 (13.04%) SoapUI
6 4 (8.70%) Grunt
6 4 (8.70%) Jasmine
6 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.70%) JIRA
6 4 (8.70%) Maven
6 4 (8.70%) SilkTest
6 4 (8.70%) Toad
7 2 (4.35%) Android Studio
7 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.35%) JBuilder
7 2 (4.35%) RSpec
7 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (60.87%) Analyst
1 28 (60.87%) Test Analyst
2 18 (39.13%) Tester
3 12 (26.09%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (26.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 12 (26.09%) SQL Analyst
4 11 (23.91%) Functional Analyst
4 11 (23.91%) Functional Test Analyst
5 10 (21.74%) Senior Web Analyst
5 10 (21.74%) Web Analyst
5 10 (21.74%) Web Applications Analyst
5 10 (21.74%) Web Test Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Software Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Test Automation Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Test Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) .NET
2 14 (30.43%) XML
3 8 (17.39%) Web Services
4 4 (8.70%) Apache Cordova
4 4 (8.70%) JSON
4 4 (8.70%) REST
4 4 (8.70%) Sass
5 2 (4.35%) CSS
5 2 (4.35%) HTML
5 2 (4.35%) HTML5
5 2 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (30.43%) User Experience
2 4 (8.70%) Wiki
3 2 (4.35%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) Test Scripting
3 23 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 17 (36.96%) Validation
5 15 (32.61%) Software Delivery
5 15 (32.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (30.43%) Migration
6 14 (30.43%) Performance Testing
6 14 (30.43%) Software Testing
6 14 (30.43%) Waterfall
7 12 (26.09%) ETL
8 11 (23.91%) Defect Management
9 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
10 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
12 4 (8.70%) BDD
12 4 (8.70%) Business Development
12 4 (8.70%) Coaching
12 4 (8.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) Java
1 22 (47.83%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.70%) C
3 4 (8.70%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) ISTQB
2 14 (30.43%) ISEB
3 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.52%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) HP
1 4 (8.70%) IBM
1 4 (8.70%) Micro Focus
2 2 (4.35%) New Relic
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + car + bonus + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Spirit Data Capture
Salary: Competitive + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago