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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 167 165 175
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 28 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.67% 0.38% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.48% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 6
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% -10.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £19,000 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £37,608 £47,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3511 2926 3058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.26% 78.63% 80.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2940 2456 2703
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 2014.

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Functional Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 27 (69.23%) ISEB
1 27 (69.23%) Test Scripting
1 27 (69.23%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (48.72%) Finance
3 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 12 (30.77%) WCF
3 12 (30.77%) jQuery
3 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (30.77%) MongoDB
3 12 (30.77%) TDD
3 12 (30.77%) NUnit
3 12 (30.77%) NHibernate
3 12 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (30.77%) C#
3 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 12 (30.77%) VB.NET
3 12 (30.77%) .NET
3 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 12 (30.77%) Windows
3 12 (30.77%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.56%) Mentoring

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 12 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 12 (30.77%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) NUnit
General
1 19 (48.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Consultant
1 19 (48.72%) Test Consultant
2 16 (41.03%) Senior Consultant
2 16 (41.03%) Senior Test Consultant
3 12 (30.77%) Developer
3 12 (30.77%) .NET Developer
4 8 (20.51%) Analyst
4 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Junior
5 1 (2.56%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) .NET
1 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
1 12 (30.77%) MSMQ
1 12 (30.77%) NHibernate
1 12 (30.77%) WCF
1 12 (30.77%) jQuery
1 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
1 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 27 (69.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Test Scripting
2 12 (30.77%) TDD
3 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) C#
1 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
1 12 (30.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (69.23%) ISEB
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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