The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 693 707 652
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -55
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 179 147 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 151 134 163
Average salary £37,000 £40,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.07% +0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Functional Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87806 81031 86649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.09% 81.19% 79.25%
Number of salaries quoted 70747 67265 73911
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Functional Testing Salary Trend in England

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in England

Functional Testing
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 Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
London -50 51 £50,000 -9.09% 4
South East +10 42 £37,375 +16.79% 8
Yorkshire -8 34 £35,000 +2.94% 4
North West -12 23 £35,000 -2.77% 3
East Midlands +2 8 £35,000 -12.50%
South West -21 7 £30,750 -38.50%
North East -2 6 - -
East of England -34 6 £38,750 +10.71%
West Midlands -13 1 £35,000 -
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 136 (34.69%) Test Scripting
2 124 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (28.83%) ISEB
4 98 (25.00%) Finance
5 96 (24.49%) HP Quality Center
6 79 (20.15%) Analytical Skills
7 73 (18.62%) QA
8 70 (17.86%) Test Automation
9 68 (17.35%) SQL
10 67 (17.09%) ISTQB
11 64 (16.33%) QuickTest Pro
12 60 (15.31%) User Acceptance Testing
13 58 (14.80%) HP
14 56 (14.29%) JavaScript
14 56 (14.29%) TDD
15 55 (14.03%) JIRA
16 54 (13.78%) Test Management
17 50 (12.76%) Selenium
17 50 (12.76%) Software Testing
18 48 (12.24%) Java
19 44 (11.22%) Regression Testing
20 41 (10.46%) Telecoms
21 40 (10.20%) Security Cleared
22 38 (9.69%) Windows
23 37 (9.44%) SQL Server
23 37 (9.44%) SC Cleared
24 36 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
24 36 (9.18%) Automated Testing
25 33 (8.42%) .NET
26 31 (7.91%) Business Analysis

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 20 (5.10%) Apache
2 16 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 16 (4.08%) Alfresco
2 16 (4.08%) Liferay
3 12 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.28%) Confluence
5 3 (0.77%) Drupal
6 2 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.26%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.32%) SAP SD
1 13 (3.32%) SAP MM
2 8 (2.04%) SAP FI
2 8 (2.04%) SAP HR
2 8 (2.04%) SAP CRM
2 8 (2.04%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (2.04%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.28%) SAP APO
3 5 (1.28%) SAP PP
3 5 (1.28%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.26%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.08%) GitHub
2 3 (0.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.06%) Internet
2 5 (1.28%) 3G
3 3 (0.77%) SMS
4 2 (0.51%) LAN
4 2 (0.51%) Wireless
4 2 (0.51%) TETRA
4 2 (0.51%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.26%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.26%) DECT
5 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.28%) DB2
6 5 (1.28%) MySQL
6 5 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.28%) Big Data
6 5 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.51%) OLAP
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.51%) SSDT
9 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 64 (16.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 55 (14.03%) JIRA
3 50 (12.76%) Selenium
4 27 (6.89%) SoapUI
5 24 (6.12%) JMeter
6 23 (5.87%) JUnit
6 23 (5.87%) Cucumber
7 22 (5.61%) LoadUI
8 19 (4.85%) Subversion
8 19 (4.85%) jMock
9 17 (4.34%) WebDriver
9 17 (4.34%) LoadRunner
9 17 (4.34%) Jenkins
10 16 (4.08%) Gradle
10 16 (4.08%) Eclipse
10 16 (4.08%) IntelliJ
11 14 (3.57%) TestDirector
12 12 (3.06%) NUnit
13 9 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.79%) Git (software)
General
1 98 (25.00%) Finance
2 41 (10.46%) Telecoms
3 30 (7.65%) Banking
3 30 (7.65%) Retail
4 25 (6.38%) Billing
5 9 (2.30%) Games
5 9 (2.30%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.04%) Marketing
7 5 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.77%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 145 (36.99%) Analyst
2 134 (34.18%) Test Analyst
3 84 (21.43%) Consultant
4 51 (13.01%) Tester
4 51 (13.01%) Test Consultant
5 33 (8.42%) Functional Analyst
5 33 (8.42%) Functional Test Analyst
6 31 (7.91%) Senior Test Consultant
6 31 (7.91%) Senior Consultant
7 30 (7.65%) Test Manager
8 29 (7.40%) Developer
8 29 (7.40%) Test Leader
9 23 (5.87%) Test Engineer
10 16 (4.08%) QA Analyst
10 16 (4.08%) OSS Consultant
11 15 (3.83%) Manual Tester
12 14 (3.57%) Functional Tester
13 13 (3.32%) Support Engineer
13 13 (3.32%) QA Engineer
13 13 (3.32%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.42%) .NET
2 28 (7.14%) HTML
3 21 (5.36%) SOAP
4 20 (5.10%) XML
5 19 (4.85%) REST
6 18 (4.59%) JMS
6 18 (4.59%) Middleware
7 17 (4.34%) ASP.NET
8 16 (4.08%) J2EE
8 16 (4.08%) Struts
8 16 (4.08%) Servlets
8 16 (4.08%) Spring
8 16 (4.08%) XSLT
8 16 (4.08%) XHTML
8 16 (4.08%) Velocity
8 16 (4.08%) JSR 168
8 16 (4.08%) WCF
9 13 (3.32%) jQuery
9 13 (3.32%) MSMQ
10 12 (3.06%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 79 (20.15%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.89%) Open Source
3 9 (2.30%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.30%) Chip and PIN
3 9 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.79%) Replication
4 7 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.79%) Online Games
5 5 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.02%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.51%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.51%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.51%) IVR
7 2 (0.51%) Derivative
7 2 (0.51%) Statistics
8 1 (0.26%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.69%) Windows
2 25 (6.38%) Linux
3 16 (4.08%) Solaris
4 6 (1.53%) UNIX
5 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (34.69%) Test Scripting
2 124 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (17.86%) Test Automation
4 60 (15.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 56 (14.29%) TDD
6 54 (13.78%) Test Management
7 50 (12.76%) Software Testing
8 44 (11.22%) Regression Testing
9 36 (9.18%) Automated Testing
9 36 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (7.91%) Business Analysis
11 29 (7.40%) Test Strategy
12 28 (7.14%) Automation Testing
13 24 (6.12%) Waterfall
13 24 (6.12%) BDD
14 22 (5.61%) Manual Testing
14 22 (5.61%) Integration Testing
15 21 (5.36%) Web Testing
15 21 (5.36%) Performance Testing
16 20 (5.10%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 68 (17.35%) SQL
2 56 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 48 (12.24%) Java
4 26 (6.63%) C#
5 17 (4.34%) VB.NET
6 16 (4.08%) Groovy
6 16 (4.08%) Scala
7 10 (2.55%) C
8 5 (1.28%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.28%) VB
9 4 (1.02%) Perl
9 4 (1.02%) PHP
10 3 (0.77%) Python
11 2 (0.51%) VB6
12 1 (0.26%) Ruby
12 1 (0.26%) VBScript
12 1 (0.26%) TTCN
12 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 113 (28.83%) ISEB
2 67 (17.09%) ISTQB
3 40 (10.20%) Security Cleared
4 37 (9.44%) SC Cleared
5 27 (6.89%) Degree
6 18 (4.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (18.62%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 96 (24.49%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (14.80%) HP
2 29 (7.40%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.08%) SAP
3 16 (4.08%) GigaSpaces
4 15 (3.83%) Oracle
5 5 (1.28%) Capita
6 4 (1.02%) IBM
7 2 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.51%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.51%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.26%) Zend
8 1 (0.26%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.26%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.26%) Compuware
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