The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 156 178 153
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 15 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.43% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.16% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 4
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
Functional Testing
West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3091 3214 2301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 87.91% 85.89% 82.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2402 2574 1835
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Functional Testing Salary Trend in Leeds

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 47 (100.00%) ISEB
2 38 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (78.72%) Integration Testing
4 33 (70.21%) Test Automation
5 24 (51.06%) Test Scripting
5 24 (51.06%) Regression Testing
6 23 (48.94%) Automated Testing
7 22 (46.81%) Compatibility Testing
8 19 (40.43%) Service Delivery
9 16 (34.04%) Manual Testing
10 15 (31.91%) Degree
10 15 (31.91%) BDD
10 15 (31.91%) TDD
11 14 (29.79%) SOA
11 14 (29.79%) SQL
11 14 (29.79%) DevOps
12 12 (25.53%) UNIX
13 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
13 7 (14.89%) Finance
14 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (10.64%) System Testing
15 5 (10.64%) Java
16 4 (8.51%) C#
17 3 (6.38%) QA
17 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
18 2 (4.26%) Test Management
18 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
18 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
18 2 (4.26%) JIRA
18 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
2 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Analyst
1 21 (44.68%) Test Analyst
2 16 (34.04%) Tester
2 16 (34.04%) Functional Tester
3 14 (29.79%) Functional Test Analyst
3 14 (29.79%) Functional Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Test Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.13%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.13%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.13%) QA Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) UNIX
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (78.72%) Integration Testing
3 33 (70.21%) Test Automation
4 24 (51.06%) Test Scripting
4 24 (51.06%) Regression Testing
5 23 (48.94%) Automated Testing
6 22 (46.81%) Compatibility Testing
7 19 (40.43%) Service Delivery
8 16 (34.04%) Manual Testing
9 15 (31.91%) BDD
9 15 (31.91%) TDD
10 14 (29.79%) SOA
10 14 (29.79%) DevOps
11 5 (10.64%) System Testing
12 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
13 2 (4.26%) Test Management
13 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 1 (2.13%) Performance Testing
14 1 (2.13%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) Java
3 4 (8.51%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) ISEB
2 15 (31.91%) Degree
3 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.13%) HP