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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 160 180 184
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +4
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 25 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.68% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 10
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £37,000 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £41,450 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
3062 3373 3351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.69% 83.80% 80.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2521 2782 2862
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
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 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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Functional Testing
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Stockport - 9 £35,000 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 40 (54.79%) Test Scripting
2 39 (53.42%) Finance
3 34 (46.58%) ISEB
4 25 (34.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (32.88%) Integration Testing
5 24 (32.88%) Test Management
5 24 (32.88%) Regression Testing
6 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (30.14%) Oracle
7 22 (30.14%) Manual Testing
7 22 (30.14%) QA
8 20 (27.40%) Mentoring
9 17 (23.29%) DSDM
9 17 (23.29%) Automated Testing
9 17 (23.29%) Coaching
10 16 (21.92%) Oracle Financials
11 15 (20.55%) Oracle EBS
12 14 (19.18%) Oracle EBS R12
12 14 (19.18%) Oracle General Ledger
12 14 (19.18%) Oracle Payables
12 14 (19.18%) Oracle Receivables
12 14 (19.18%) Oracle Cash Management
12 14 (19.18%) Oracle Assets
13 12 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (15.07%) TDD
15 10 (13.70%) Windows
15 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
15 10 (13.70%) C#
15 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (13.70%) ISTQB

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.37%) SAS
Business Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Oracle Financials
2 15 (20.55%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (19.18%) Oracle General Ledger
3 14 (19.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (19.18%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (19.18%) Oracle Receivables
3 14 (19.18%) Oracle Cash Management
3 14 (19.18%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (5.48%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (9.59%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) QAComplete
2 7 (9.59%) NUnit
3 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.37%) Selenium
4 1 (1.37%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.37%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 39 (53.42%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Retail
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) Analyst
1 29 (39.73%) Test Analyst
2 18 (24.66%) Tester
3 17 (23.29%) Test Leader
4 14 (19.18%) Oracle Analyst
5 11 (15.07%) Senior Tester
5 11 (15.07%) Lead Tester
6 9 (12.33%) Developer
6 9 (12.33%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Test Consultant
9 3 (4.11%) Senior Test Consultant
9 3 (4.11%) Senior Consultant
10 1 (1.37%) Functional Test Analyst
10 1 (1.37%) Functional Tester
10 1 (1.37%) QA Engineer
10 1 (1.37%) Functional Analyst
10 1 (1.37%) Environment Manager
10 1 (1.37%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) .NET
1 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET
1 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 7 (9.59%) MSMQ
2 7 (9.59%) NHibernate
2 7 (9.59%) WCF
2 7 (9.59%) jQuery
3 6 (8.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Android
2 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.37%) UNIX
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.79%) Test Scripting
2 25 (34.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (32.88%) Integration Testing
3 24 (32.88%) Test Management
3 24 (32.88%) Regression Testing
4 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (30.14%) Manual Testing
6 20 (27.40%) Mentoring
7 17 (23.29%) Coaching
7 17 (23.29%) Automated Testing
7 17 (23.29%) DSDM
8 11 (15.07%) TDD
9 7 (9.59%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.48%) Performance Testing
11 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (4.11%) Line Management
12 2 (2.74%) Service Delivery
12 2 (2.74%) E-business
12 2 (2.74%) MVC
12 2 (2.74%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) C#
2 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.59%) VB.NET
4 4 (5.48%) SQL
5 1 (1.37%) VBScript
5 1 (1.37%) Java
5 1 (1.37%) Python
5 1 (1.37%) Ruby
5 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (46.58%) ISEB
2 10 (13.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.11%) Degree
3 3 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.14%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) Oracle
2 1 (1.37%) Trillium
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.37%) VMware
2 1 (1.37%) DataFlux