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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 149 140 139
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 27 59 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.82% 1.50% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.77% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 26 40 41
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,050 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
2917 3340 3156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.12% 84.71% 84.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2372 2854 2734
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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
Stockport -4 5 £31,500 -4.54% 3
Salford 0 3 £37,500 -1.31%
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 68 (74.73%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (67.03%) QA
3 50 (54.95%) Selenium
4 48 (52.75%) Test Scripting
5 41 (45.05%) Automated Testing
6 40 (43.96%) SQL
7 36 (39.56%) JIRA
8 33 (36.26%) SDLC
9 29 (31.87%) C#
9 29 (31.87%) Manual Testing
10 28 (30.77%) Test Automation
10 28 (30.77%) ISEB
11 26 (28.57%) Windows
11 26 (28.57%) Finance
12 25 (27.47%) Degree
12 25 (27.47%) Defect Management
13 24 (26.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (26.37%) HP UFT
14 23 (25.27%) Regression Testing
15 22 (24.18%) Java
16 20 (21.98%) Scrum
16 20 (21.98%) TDD
16 20 (21.98%) Cucumber
17 19 (20.88%) Web Services
18 18 (19.78%) QA Automation
19 17 (18.68%) BDD
19 17 (18.68%) NUnit
19 17 (18.68%) Performance Testing
19 17 (18.68%) HP
20 16 (17.58%) Software Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 2 (2.20%) CMS
1 2 (2.20%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) Internet
1 2 (2.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.10%) Power BI
4 1 (1.10%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (54.95%) Selenium
2 36 (39.56%) JIRA
3 24 (26.37%) HP UFT
4 20 (21.98%) Cucumber
5 17 (18.68%) NUnit
6 11 (12.09%) FitNesse
7 8 (8.79%) JUnit
7 8 (8.79%) Visual Studio
7 8 (8.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (8.79%) WebDriver
8 7 (7.69%) Bugzilla
8 7 (7.69%) SpecFlow
8 7 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (6.59%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (6.59%) TeamCity
10 5 (5.49%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (3.30%) Appium
12 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
12 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
12 2 (2.20%) Mercurial
General
1 26 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Retail
3 3 (3.30%) Legal
4 2 (2.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (57.14%) Tester
2 37 (40.66%) QA Tester
3 33 (36.26%) Analyst
4 29 (31.87%) Test Analyst
5 25 (27.47%) Software Tester
6 20 (21.98%) Automated Tester
7 18 (19.78%) QA Analyst
7 18 (19.78%) QA Test Analyst
8 17 (18.68%) QA Engineer
9 14 (15.38%) Automation Tester
10 11 (12.09%) Automation Engineer
10 11 (12.09%) QA Automation Engineer
10 11 (12.09%) Software QA Tester
11 10 (10.99%) Test Engineer
12 9 (9.89%) QA Automation Tester
12 9 (9.89%) Test Leader
13 7 (7.69%) Software Analyst
13 7 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
14 6 (6.59%) Agile Tester
14 6 (6.59%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.88%) Web Services
2 13 (14.29%) .NET
3 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.49%) XML
4 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 2 (2.20%) jQuery
5 2 (2.20%) MSMQ
5 2 (2.20%) NHibernate
5 2 (2.20%) WCF
6 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Computer Science
1 8 (8.79%) iPhone
2 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.10%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (5.49%) Android
2 5 (5.49%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (74.73%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (52.75%) Test Scripting
3 41 (45.05%) Automated Testing
4 33 (36.26%) SDLC
5 29 (31.87%) Manual Testing
6 28 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 25 (27.47%) Defect Management
8 24 (26.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (25.27%) Regression Testing
10 20 (21.98%) Scrum
10 20 (21.98%) TDD
11 18 (19.78%) QA Automation
12 17 (18.68%) BDD
12 17 (18.68%) Performance Testing
13 16 (17.58%) Process Improvement
13 16 (17.58%) Software Testing
14 14 (15.38%) High Availability
15 11 (12.09%) RAD
16 10 (10.99%) Workflow
17 9 (9.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.96%) SQL
2 29 (31.87%) C#
3 22 (24.18%) Java
4 8 (8.79%) PHP
4 8 (8.79%) Python
4 8 (8.79%) Scala
5 5 (5.49%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.30%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.20%) Ruby
8 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (30.77%) ISEB
2 25 (27.47%) Degree
3 11 (12.09%) ISTQB
4 8 (8.79%) HND
5 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (67.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (16.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (18.68%) HP
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.59%) Telerik
4 4 (4.40%) Siebel
5 2 (2.20%) OpenText
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle
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Posted: Yesterday
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