The first table below looks at the demand for the Functional Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank 889 856 847
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 9 6 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.006% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.006% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 21
Average salary £30,000 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.84% +26.66%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £23,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -25.80%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102606 96024 105994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.40% 94.24% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 84657 80426 91603
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Functional Tester
UK

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Functional Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Functional Tester Salary Trend in England

Functional Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
North West +10 3 £25,000 +8.69%
South East - 1 £30,000 -
South West - 1 £30,000 -
Functional Tester
UK

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title.

1 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) Degree
3 16 (45.71%) Finance
4 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
5 8 (22.86%) Performance Testing
5 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
6 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 4 (11.43%) Banking
7 4 (11.43%) ISEB
7 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.57%) NFC
8 3 (8.57%) WPF
8 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (8.57%) C#
8 3 (8.57%) .NET
8 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
8 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
8 3 (8.57%) MVC
8 3 (8.57%) XAML
9 2 (5.71%) SQL
9 2 (5.71%) XML
9 2 (5.71%) Windows
9 2 (5.71%) Java
9 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
9 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
9 2 (5.71%) Java ME
9 2 (5.71%) Selenium
9 2 (5.71%) Windows Phone
9 2 (5.71%) Android
9 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.86%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) NFC
2 1 (2.86%) SMS
2 1 (2.86%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.86%) JMeter
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
1 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
1 3 (8.57%) WPF
1 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (5.71%) Java ME
2 2 (5.71%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
1 2 (5.71%) Android
1 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
3 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Performance Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (8.57%) MVC
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.86%) Functional Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Analytics
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Testing
6 1 (2.86%) TDD
6 1 (2.86%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) C#
1 3 (8.57%) XAML
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) Degree
2 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.43%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) IBM
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.86%) Adobe
1 1 (2.86%) HP
1 1 (2.86%) Omniture
1 1 (2.86%) Google
1 1 (2.86%) Hitwise