The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 245 233 281
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +48
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 6 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.079% 0.22% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.099% 0.29% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 4
Average salary £38,750 £35,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Functional Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6050 5578 6941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 79.56% 77.93% 75.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4818 4726 5886
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 East of England

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Functional Testing Salary Trend in the East of England

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in the East of England

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
Hertfordshire -9 2 £32,500 -13.33%
Bedfordshire -10 2 £39,750 +22.30%
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £40,000 +39.13%
Essex -4 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 12 (44.44%) QA
2 10 (37.04%) Test Management
3 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 9 (33.33%) Validation
4 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) Release Management
4 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (25.93%) Performance Engineering
5 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Degree
6 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
8 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
9 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 3 (11.11%) SAP
9 3 (11.11%) MS Office
9 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.11%) ISEB
9 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Banking
10 2 (7.41%) Retail
10 2 (7.41%) Logistics
10 2 (7.41%) Wireless
10 2 (7.41%) TETRA

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Wireless
1 2 (7.41%) TETRA
2 1 (3.70%) DECT
2 1 (3.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 7
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
3 1 (3.70%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (3.70%) MSTest
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) PVCS
3 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.70%) MSI
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) CruiseControl
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Head of Testing
1 5 (18.52%) Functional Consultant
1 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Test Consultant
1 5 (18.52%) Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Lead Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Change and Configuration Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Test Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Functional Test Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) MSMQ
1 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Test Management
2 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 9 (33.33%) Validation
3 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Release Management
3 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (25.93%) Performance Engineering
5 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
8 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Logistics
9 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
9 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
9 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Python
1 2 (7.41%) Perl
2 1 (3.70%) TTCN
2 1 (3.70%) VB
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) C++
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 6 (22.22%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) HP