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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Tester
Rank 867 870 863
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 16 26 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.023% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.025% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 16 25 6
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £22,100 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £34,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
97732 105813 99744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.58% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80689 86627 83952
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,988
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 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
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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 -2 11 £32,500 +8.33%
North West +15 3 £25,500 -5.55% 1
South East - 1 £30,000 - 1
South West - 1 £42,500 -
Functional Tester
UK

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 42 (93.33%) Functional Testing
2 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (66.67%) Degree
4 22 (48.89%) Test Automation
5 17 (37.78%) TDD
5 17 (37.78%) ISEB
5 17 (37.78%) BDD
6 16 (35.56%) Manual Testing
7 14 (31.11%) Integration Testing
7 14 (31.11%) SOA
7 14 (31.11%) DevOps
8 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
9 9 (20.00%) Scrum
10 8 (17.78%) Finance
11 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing
11 7 (15.56%) SQL
12 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 5 (11.11%) OOP
12 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (8.89%) VBScript
13 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
13 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
13 4 (8.89%) QA
14 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (6.67%) Retail
14 3 (6.67%) HP
14 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
14 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
14 3 (6.67%) Ranorex

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (2.22%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.67%) Ranorex
3 2 (4.44%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) Selenium
3 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.22%) JMeter
4 1 (2.22%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) SOAP
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
1 2 (4.44%) Android
1 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (93.33%) Functional Testing
2 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (48.89%) Test Automation
4 17 (37.78%) TDD
4 17 (37.78%) BDD
5 16 (35.56%) Manual Testing
6 14 (31.11%) DevOps
6 14 (31.11%) Integration Testing
6 14 (31.11%) SOA
7 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
8 9 (20.00%) Scrum
9 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.11%) OOP
10 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 2 (4.44%) Automation Testing
11 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (4.44%) Test Management
11 2 (4.44%) Software Testing
11 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) VBScript
3 2 (4.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (66.67%) Degree
2 17 (37.78%) ISEB
3 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.22%) hybris
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) IBM
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