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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 244 271 261
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -10
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 11 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.15% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 11
Average salary £36,500 £42,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.09% +29.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £35,250 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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 6755 6645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 79.83% 78.36% 76.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4837 5542 5721
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +3 6 £35,000 -22.22%
Essex +2 3 £32,500 -28.57%
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £55,000 +34.14%
Functional Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Windows
3 8 (33.33%) ISEB
3 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Linux
5 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Test Management
6 5 (20.83%) Degree
6 5 (20.83%) MSTest
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
6 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
7 4 (16.67%) UNIX
7 4 (16.67%) SQL
7 4 (16.67%) Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (12.50%) NHS
8 3 (12.50%) HP
8 3 (12.50%) ERP
8 3 (12.50%) C

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) DECT
1 1 (4.17%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MSTest
2 3 (12.50%) Subversion
3 2 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Test Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Functional Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Database Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) NHS
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Test Management
5 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) ERP
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.50%) Scrum
8 2 (8.33%) Validation
8 2 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Ruby
2 3 (12.50%) C
2 3 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) TTCN
3 1 (4.17%) ABAP
3 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISEB
2 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle