The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 56 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 6 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.18% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 1
Average salary £30,000 £19,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.89% -20.83%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%
Functional Testing
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
441 370 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 86.47% 83.71% 76.86%
Number of salaries quoted 382 313 325
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Functional Testing Salary Trend in Lancashire

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Functional Testing
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Preston - 3 £37,500 -
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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.

General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP