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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 175 177 166
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 11 19 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.46% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.55% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 12
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -13.58%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
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
3344 3479 3067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.83% 84.20% 79.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2799 2814 2651
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 September 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 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) C#
3 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 7 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (28.57%) SDLC
5 6 (28.57%) .NET
5 6 (28.57%) ISEB
5 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
6 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 5 (23.81%) Compatibility Testing
6 5 (23.81%) DSDM
7 4 (19.05%) QA
7 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
7 4 (19.05%) Coaching
8 3 (14.29%) Line Management
8 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (14.29%) SQL
8 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
8 3 (14.29%) MVC
8 3 (14.29%) NUnit

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) NUnit
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) QAComplete
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) Functional Test Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
1 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (4.76%) MSMQ
4 1 (4.76%) NHibernate
4 1 (4.76%) WCF
4 1 (4.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 7 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (33.33%) TDD
3 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 6 (28.57%) SDLC
4 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Compatibility Testing
5 5 (23.81%) DSDM
6 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
6 4 (19.05%) Coaching
7 3 (14.29%) Line Management
7 3 (14.29%) MVC
7 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 2 (9.52%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Trillium
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) DataFlux
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago