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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 126 143 161
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +18
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 56 47 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.62% 1.30% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.50% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 51 34 21
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £27,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £38,500 £37,608
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
3070 3127 3422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.63% 86.38% 86.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2597 2568 2831
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
Salford +10 4 £37,500 -1.31%
Stockport +9 2 £30,000 - 2
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 49 (62.03%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.10%) Test Scripting
3 27 (34.18%) QA
4 26 (32.91%) JIRA
5 25 (31.65%) ISEB
5 25 (31.65%) Selenium
5 25 (31.65%) Automated Testing
5 25 (31.65%) SDLC
6 24 (30.38%) SQL
7 22 (27.85%) Test Automation
8 21 (26.58%) Process Improvement
8 21 (26.58%) Integration Testing
9 20 (25.32%) Regression Testing
10 18 (22.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (21.52%) Workflow
11 17 (21.52%) Finance
12 16 (20.25%) TDD
12 16 (20.25%) BDD
13 15 (18.99%) Cucumber
13 15 (18.99%) Defect Management
13 15 (18.99%) ISTQB
14 14 (17.72%) System Integration Testing
15 13 (16.46%) Manual Testing
16 12 (15.19%) Degree
16 12 (15.19%) PL/SQL
16 12 (15.19%) Project Management
16 12 (15.19%) Compatibility Testing
17 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
18 10 (12.66%) SQLPlus
18 10 (12.66%) Oracle Forms

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (5.06%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (6.33%) Demantra
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle ASCP
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) Oracle Database
1 10 (12.66%) Oracle Reports
1 10 (12.66%) SQLPlus
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.27%) Power BI
5 1 (1.27%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (32.91%) JIRA
2 25 (31.65%) Selenium
3 15 (18.99%) Cucumber
4 10 (12.66%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (11.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (7.59%) FitNesse
6 6 (7.59%) HP UFT
7 5 (6.33%) Bugzilla
7 5 (6.33%) TeamCity
8 4 (5.06%) Appium
8 4 (5.06%) Gerrit
8 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
8 4 (5.06%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.06%) JMeter
8 4 (5.06%) Mercurial
8 4 (5.06%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.80%) NUnit
9 3 (3.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (3.80%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (21.52%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) General Ledger
2 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.53%) Legal
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (49.37%) Analyst
2 26 (32.91%) Tester
3 20 (25.32%) Test Analyst
4 17 (21.52%) QA Tester
5 15 (18.99%) Automation Tester
5 15 (18.99%) Software Tester
6 14 (17.72%) Test Leader
7 12 (15.19%) QA Analyst
7 12 (15.19%) QA Test Analyst
8 11 (13.92%) Test Manager
9 10 (12.66%) Oracle Analyst
10 8 (10.13%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (8.86%) Business Systems Analyst
11 7 (8.86%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (7.59%) Agile Test Analyst
12 6 (7.59%) QA Engineer
12 6 (7.59%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (7.59%) Senior Oracle Analyst
12 6 (7.59%) Software Analyst
12 6 (7.59%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) Web Services
2 4 (5.06%) .NET
3 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.53%) Ajax
3 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.53%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.53%) REST
3 2 (2.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.80%) iPad
1 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.53%) Clustering
2 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.53%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.53%) Replication
3 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.27%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.86%) Windows
2 2 (2.53%) Android
2 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (62.03%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.10%) Test Scripting
3 25 (31.65%) Automated Testing
3 25 (31.65%) SDLC
4 22 (27.85%) Test Automation
5 21 (26.58%) Integration Testing
5 21 (26.58%) Process Improvement
6 20 (25.32%) Regression Testing
7 18 (22.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (21.52%) Workflow
9 16 (20.25%) BDD
9 16 (20.25%) TDD
10 15 (18.99%) Defect Management
11 14 (17.72%) System Integration Testing
12 13 (16.46%) Manual Testing
13 12 (15.19%) Compatibility Testing
13 12 (15.19%) Project Management
14 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (11.39%) Root Cause Analysis
16 8 (10.13%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.38%) SQL
2 12 (15.19%) PL/SQL
3 8 (10.13%) C#
3 8 (10.13%) Java
4 4 (5.06%) Ruby
5 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.27%) VB
6 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (31.65%) ISEB
2 15 (18.99%) ISTQB
3 12 (15.19%) Degree
4 2 (2.53%) HND
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (34.18%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Oracle
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.80%) HP
4 2 (2.53%) Telerik
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