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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 292 329 316
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -13
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 15 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.095% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.12% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 4
Average salary £47,500 £41,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.85% +5.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £37,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,100 £47,500 £71,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.89%
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
8977 10428 9652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.30% 82.83% 80.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7551 8692 8425
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 15 (48.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (41.94%) ISEB
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (35.48%) Java
4 11 (35.48%) Finance
5 10 (32.26%) SQL
6 9 (29.03%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Integration Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Selenium
7 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
7 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
7 8 (25.81%) JIRA
8 7 (22.58%) Oracle
8 7 (22.58%) WebLogic
8 7 (22.58%) QA
8 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
8 7 (22.58%) Automation Testing
9 6 (19.35%) WorldPay
9 6 (19.35%) TDD
9 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
9 6 (19.35%) C#
9 6 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
9 6 (19.35%) HTML
9 6 (19.35%) IBM
10 5 (16.13%) Back Office
10 5 (16.13%) Legal
10 5 (16.13%) Workflow
10 5 (16.13%) Crystal Reports

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (22.58%) WebLogic
2 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) JIRA
1 8 (25.81%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
3 6 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (16.13%) Rational Functional Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
5 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.23%) Calabash
6 1 (3.23%) Appium
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Legal
2 5 (16.13%) Back Office
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Retail
3 4 (12.90%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.45%) Billing
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Tester
2 8 (25.81%) Test Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Implementation Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Software Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Software Implementation Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) Automation Specialist
5 4 (12.90%) Test Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
6 3 (9.68%) QA Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Systems Tester
7 2 (6.45%) OSS Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) HTML
2 5 (16.13%) JDBC
3 2 (6.45%) RESTful
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) Ajax
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
1 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.68%) NHS
3 2 (6.45%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.23%) Statistics
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Online Games
4 1 (3.23%) iPhone
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Solaris
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Integration Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Automation Testing
6 6 (19.35%) TDD
7 5 (16.13%) Asset Management
7 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Workflow
7 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.13%) Performance Management
7 5 (16.13%) BDD
7 5 (16.13%) People Management
8 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 6 (19.35%) C#
4 5 (16.13%) C++
4 5 (16.13%) VBScript
4 5 (16.13%) VBA
5 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) ISEB
2 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
3 5 (16.13%) Degree
4 4 (12.90%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) WorldPay
2 6 (19.35%) IBM
3 5 (16.13%) Vermilion
3 5 (16.13%) Business Objects
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) DevExpress