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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 171 172 176
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 9 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 9
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -13.58%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3122 3362 3293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 87.11% 83.40% 80.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2587 2718 2826
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Functional Testing Salary Trend in Manchester

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
3 12 (44.44%) ISEB
4 11 (40.74%) Finance
5 10 (37.04%) Manual Testing
6 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 9 (33.33%) QA
6 9 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 9 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (25.93%) DSDM
8 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 6 (22.22%) C#
8 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 6 (22.22%) SDLC
8 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
8 6 (22.22%) Coaching
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
9 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
9 5 (18.52%) TDD
9 5 (18.52%) Compatibility Testing
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (14.81%) MVC
10 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
10 4 (14.81%) .NET
10 4 (14.81%) Oracle
10 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Assets
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
1 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.41%) QAComplete
2 1 (3.70%) TestComplete
2 1 (3.70%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Test Engineer
1 7 (25.93%) Functional Test Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Test Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Developer
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Lead Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
1 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
3 10 (37.04%) Manual Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 9 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 7 (25.93%) DSDM
6 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 6 (22.22%) SDLC
6 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 6 (22.22%) Coaching
6 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 5 (18.52%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (18.52%) TDD
8 4 (14.81%) MVC
8 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Test Management
9 3 (11.11%) Line Management
9 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) ISEB
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Trillium
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) DataFlux
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Posted: 27 days ago