The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Tester
Rank 173 193 180
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 1 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.030% 0.025% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.026% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 6
Average salary £47,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.15% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Functional Tester
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3179 3807 3579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.19% 96.36% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2635 3267 3119
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Tester in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Functional Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Functional Tester Salary Trend in Manchester

Functional Tester
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (76.47%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) TDD
2 4 (23.53%) NUnit
2 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 4 (23.53%) BDD
2 4 (23.53%) High Availability
2 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
2 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (23.53%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
1 4 (23.53%) NUnit
1 4 (23.53%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
1 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
1 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
2 4 (23.53%) BDD
2 4 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
2 4 (23.53%) High Availability
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB