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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 245 258 247
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 16 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.22% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 20
Average salary £38,000 £41,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.87% +26.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,400 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
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
5957 6563 6376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.21% 77.99% 76.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4895 5387 5479
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 0 6 £35,000 -22.22%
Cambridgeshire +13 5 £55,000 +57.14%
Essex -1 5 £38,000 -8.43%
Functional Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
2 10 (34.48%) ISEB
2 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
3 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Windows
3 8 (27.59%) Degree
4 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
4 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
4 7 (24.14%) Regression Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Management
4 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
5 6 (20.69%) Linux
5 6 (20.69%) SAP
6 5 (17.24%) ABAP
6 5 (17.24%) SAP BW
6 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (17.24%) HP
6 5 (17.24%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (17.24%) MSTest
6 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
7 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
7 4 (13.79%) System Testing
7 4 (13.79%) QA
7 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
7 4 (13.79%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DECT
1 1 (3.45%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MSTest
2 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 3 (10.34%) Subversion
3 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (17.24%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Test Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) ABAP Developer
3 5 (17.24%) SAP Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Programme Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Test Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Programme Test Manager
5 3 (10.34%) QA Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Junior
6 1 (3.45%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) NHS
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
2 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
3 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Regression Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Management
4 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
7 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
7 4 (13.79%) System Testing
7 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) ERP
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) ABAP
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) C++
3 3 (10.34%) C
3 3 (10.34%) Ruby
4 2 (6.90%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) ISEB
2 8 (27.59%) Degree
3 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) SAP
2 5 (17.24%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) IBM