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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 309 313 321
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 9 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.078% 0.069% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.084% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 19
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,968 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,750 £85,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
9404 9579 10185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.91% 82.14% 80.85%
Number of salaries quoted 7851 8365 9297
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
2 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Linux
4 5 (23.81%) JUnit
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
4 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
5 4 (19.05%) Checkstyle
5 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
5 4 (19.05%) Selenium
5 4 (19.05%) jMock
5 4 (19.05%) REST
5 4 (19.05%) FindBugs
5 4 (19.05%) LoadUI
5 4 (19.05%) Confluence
5 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
5 4 (19.05%) BDD
5 4 (19.05%) JMS
5 4 (19.05%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) Middleware
5 4 (19.05%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (19.05%) Confluence
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) JUnit
1 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
2 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 4 (19.05%) Checkstyle
2 4 (19.05%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) jMock
2 4 (19.05%) FindBugs
2 4 (19.05%) LoadUI
2 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
2 4 (19.05%) JMeter
3 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
4 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.76%) DbUnit
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Billing
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Advertising
4 1 (4.76%) Law
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) OSS Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Functional Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) REST
1 4 (19.05%) JMS
1 4 (19.05%) Middleware
1 4 (19.05%) SOAP
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (9.52%) Apache Flex
4 1 (4.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Equities
2 1 (4.76%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
2 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) BDD
5 4 (19.05%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) CRM
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) People Management
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Test Management
7 2 (9.52%) Release Management
7 2 (9.52%) Fault Management
7 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) SOA
7 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) VB6
4 1 (4.76%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) HP
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Sitecore
3 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) Interwoven