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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 282 320 315
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -5
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 20 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.059% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.071% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 15
Average salary £52,500 £44,263 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.61% -11.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £37,673 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £50,853 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+19.71% -5.33%
Functional Testing
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
8165 9829 9913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 84.82% 83.13% 82.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7000 8160 8736
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Functional Testing Salary Trend in the City of London

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in the City of London

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 26 (74.29%) Selenium
2 25 (71.43%) HP UFT
3 23 (65.71%) Finance
4 22 (62.86%) Automated Testing
5 20 (57.14%) Test Management
6 15 (42.86%) ISEB
6 15 (42.86%) Java
6 15 (42.86%) Oracle
7 13 (37.14%) WinRunner
7 13 (37.14%) LoadRunner
7 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (37.14%) JMeter
7 13 (37.14%) WebDriver
8 12 (34.29%) Rational Functional Tester
8 12 (34.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (31.43%) ISTQB
10 9 (25.71%) Banking
10 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
11 8 (22.86%) WorldPay
11 8 (22.86%) IBM
11 8 (22.86%) WebLogic
11 8 (22.86%) SOAP
11 8 (22.86%) Tomcat
12 7 (20.00%) Web Services
12 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (20.00%) JIRA
12 7 (20.00%) QA
13 6 (17.14%) Load Testing
13 6 (17.14%) Time Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 8 (22.86%) WebLogic
1 8 (22.86%) Tomcat
2 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
1 6 (17.14%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (74.29%) Selenium
2 25 (71.43%) HP UFT
3 13 (37.14%) LoadRunner
3 13 (37.14%) JMeter
3 13 (37.14%) WinRunner
3 13 (37.14%) WebDriver
4 12 (34.29%) Rational Functional Tester
5 7 (20.00%) JIRA
6 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
6 6 (17.14%) Cucumber
6 6 (17.14%) SilkTest
7 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.86%) JSUnit
8 1 (2.86%) Bugzilla
General
1 23 (65.71%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Banking
3 5 (14.29%) Legal
4 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Test Leader
2 9 (25.71%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Test Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Automation Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) SOAP
2 7 (20.00%) Web Services
3 6 (17.14%) XML
3 6 (17.14%) XBRL
3 6 (17.14%) HTML
3 6 (17.14%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) UNIX
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Automated Testing
2 20 (57.14%) Test Management
3 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (34.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
6 6 (17.14%) Software Architecture
6 6 (17.14%) Load Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
6 6 (17.14%) BDD
6 6 (17.14%) Automation Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Wealth Management
6 6 (17.14%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (17.14%) TDD
6 6 (17.14%) SOA
6 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
6 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (17.14%) Time Management
6 6 (17.14%) People Management
6 6 (17.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) VBScript
3 6 (17.14%) VB.NET
3 6 (17.14%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) ISEB
2 11 (31.43%) ISTQB
3 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (14.29%) Degree
5 4 (11.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Oracle
2 8 (22.86%) IBM
2 8 (22.86%) WorldPay
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) HP