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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 193 211 200
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 66 53 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.95% 0.74% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.89% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 53 33 49
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £32,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £66,000 £42,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
5941 5986 5664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 85.16% 83.24% 82.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4807 4789 4562
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,950 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 +27 32 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 23 £39,500 -16.84% 3
Suffolk -7 6 £24,750 -17.50%
Norfolk - 3 £54,000 - 2
Essex -15 2 £40,000 -28.88%
Functional Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 65 (53.28%) QA
2 61 (50.00%) SQL
3 54 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (40.16%) Software Testing
5 41 (33.61%) Test Automation
6 37 (30.33%) Regression Testing
7 36 (29.51%) Scrum
7 36 (29.51%) Selenium
8 33 (27.05%) Non-Functional Testing
8 33 (27.05%) HP UFT
9 31 (25.41%) Java
10 30 (24.59%) Finance
11 29 (23.77%) ISEB
12 25 (20.49%) Unix
13 24 (19.67%) Automated Testing
13 24 (19.67%) HP Quality Center
14 23 (18.85%) .NET
15 22 (18.03%) Test Strategy
15 22 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (17.21%) Manual Testing
16 21 (17.21%) ISTQB
17 19 (15.57%) TDD
17 19 (15.57%) Performance Testing
18 18 (14.75%) PL/SQL
18 18 (14.75%) JIRA
19 17 (13.93%) MS Office
19 17 (13.93%) MS Excel
19 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
20 16 (13.11%) Oracle
20 16 (13.11%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (13.93%) MS Excel
1 17 (13.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.38%) PuTTY
1 9 (7.38%) SSH
1 9 (7.38%) Telnet
2 4 (3.28%) 802.15
2 4 (3.28%) ZigBee
3 3 (2.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 36 (29.51%) Selenium
2 33 (27.05%) HP UFT
3 18 (14.75%) JIRA
4 14 (11.48%) Cucumber
5 11 (9.02%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.38%) Toad
7 3 (2.46%) QADirector
7 3 (2.46%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (2.46%) Subversion
7 3 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.46%) TestDirector
7 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.82%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.82%) Capybara
8 1 (0.82%) JMeter
8 1 (0.82%) NUnit
8 1 (0.82%) RSpec
8 1 (0.82%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.82%) XMLSpy
General
1 30 (24.59%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (0.82%) Electronics
4 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (45.90%) Analyst
2 44 (36.07%) Test Analyst
3 31 (25.41%) Test Engineer
4 19 (15.57%) Tester
5 18 (14.75%) QA Analyst
6 13 (10.66%) QA Engineer
6 13 (10.66%) QA Test Engineer
7 12 (9.84%) Automation Engineer
7 12 (9.84%) Test Automation Engineer
8 11 (9.02%) QA Tester
8 11 (9.02%) Software Test Engineer
9 10 (8.20%) Automation Analyst
9 10 (8.20%) Automation Test Analyst
9 10 (8.20%) QA Automation Engineer
9 10 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (8.20%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (6.56%) QA Leader
11 7 (5.74%) Automation Test Lead
11 7 (5.74%) Project Leader
11 7 (5.74%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.85%) .NET
2 13 (10.66%) Web Services
2 13 (10.66%) XML
3 9 (7.38%) HTML
4 5 (4.10%) J2EE
5 4 (3.28%) 802.1X
6 3 (2.46%) CSS
6 3 (2.46%) RESTful
7 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.82%) Middleware
8 1 (0.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.56%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.74%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.92%) Data Integration
4 6 (4.92%) User Experience
5 5 (4.10%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.10%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.10%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.28%) Fintech
7 3 (2.46%) Statistics
8 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.49%) Unix
2 11 (9.02%) Android
2 11 (9.02%) Apple iOS
2 11 (9.02%) Windows
3 7 (5.74%) Linux
3 7 (5.74%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (40.16%) Software Testing
3 41 (33.61%) Test Automation
4 37 (30.33%) Regression Testing
5 36 (29.51%) Scrum
6 33 (27.05%) Non-Functional Testing
7 24 (19.67%) Automated Testing
8 22 (18.03%) Test Strategy
9 21 (17.21%) Manual Testing
10 19 (15.57%) Performance Testing
10 19 (15.57%) TDD
11 16 (13.11%) Test Management
12 15 (12.30%) Test Scripting
13 12 (9.84%) Agile Testing
13 12 (9.84%) BDD
14 11 (9.02%) Data Modelling
14 11 (9.02%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (9.02%) Waterfall
15 10 (8.20%) SDLC
15 10 (8.20%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 61 (50.00%) SQL
2 31 (25.41%) Java
3 18 (14.75%) PL/SQL
4 15 (12.30%) C#
5 12 (9.84%) Python
6 11 (9.02%) Ruby
7 6 (4.92%) Delphi
8 5 (4.10%) C
8 5 (4.10%) Embedded C
8 5 (4.10%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.82%) C++
9 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (23.77%) ISEB
2 21 (17.21%) ISTQB
3 15 (12.30%) Degree
4 12 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (53.28%) QA
2 3 (2.46%) ISO 8583
2 3 (2.46%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.82%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (4.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (19.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.11%) Oracle
3 13 (10.66%) HP
3 13 (10.66%) IBM
4 9 (7.38%) WorldPay
5 6 (4.92%) Telerik
6 3 (2.46%) FINEOS
6 3 (2.46%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.82%) Rally
7 1 (0.82%) SAP
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