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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 309 318 322
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 3 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.026% 0.058% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.072% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 11
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
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
9484 9722 10291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.02% 80.94% 78.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7865 8554 9393
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) HP
3 4 (30.77%) ISEB
3 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
3 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) Billing
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) VBScript
4 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) Eclipse
4 3 (23.08%) JDeveloper
4 3 (23.08%) JMeter
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 3 (23.08%) Open Source
4 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) WorkSite
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
2 3 (23.08%) JMeter
2 3 (23.08%) Eclipse
2 3 (23.08%) JDeveloper
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (15.38%) Subversion
3 2 (15.38%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
4 1 (7.69%) DbUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (23.08%) Billing
2 2 (15.38%) Polish Language
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
4 2 (15.38%) OSS Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
1 2 (15.38%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Equities
2 1 (7.69%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
1 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Interwoven