The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank 854 867 850
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 23 11 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.011% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.011% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 22 10 18
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Functional Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99690 97976 104297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.56% 94.72% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 83416 81352 90186
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Functional Tester Salary Histogram 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 26 November 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 -19 20 £30,000 -14.28% 3
London - 2 £57,500 -
South East - 1 £45,500 -
Functional Tester
UK

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 30 (96.77%) Functional Testing
2 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (83.87%) Degree
3 20 (64.52%) Test Scripting
4 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.90%) OOP
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) Scrum
6 3 (9.68%) TDD
6 3 (9.68%) SOA
6 3 (9.68%) SQL
6 3 (9.68%) ISEB
6 3 (9.68%) Finance
6 3 (9.68%) BDD
6 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Test Management
6 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (6.45%) Release Management
7 2 (6.45%) Fault Management
7 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
7 2 (6.45%) MS Office

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JMeter
1 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Derivative
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Functional Testing
2 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (64.52%) Test Scripting
4 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
4 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) Scrum
5 4 (12.90%) OOP
5 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Test Management
6 3 (9.68%) BDD
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) SOA
6 3 (9.68%) TDD
7 2 (6.45%) Content Management
7 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VBScript
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (83.87%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.45%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Remedy
East Riding
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: competitive based on experience
Posted: 5 days ago