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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 155 166 179
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +13
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 40 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.96% 0.35% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.44% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 33 13 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 £19,200 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £37,608 £47,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
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
3499 2936 2982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.03% 78.54% 79.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2930 2476 2637
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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 - 1 £30,500 - 1
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 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 37 (68.52%) Test Scripting
2 34 (62.96%) ISEB
3 31 (57.41%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (46.30%) Finance
5 14 (25.93%) Windows
5 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
5 14 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (24.07%) MongoDB
6 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 13 (24.07%) NHibernate
6 13 (24.07%) WCF
6 13 (24.07%) jQuery
6 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET
6 13 (24.07%) C#
6 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
6 13 (24.07%) VB.NET
6 13 (24.07%) .NET
6 13 (24.07%) MSMQ
6 13 (24.07%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (24.07%) TDD
6 13 (24.07%) NUnit
7 7 (12.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (12.96%) Test Management
8 6 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Oracle
10 4 (7.41%) Retail
10 4 (7.41%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (7.41%) QAComplete

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 13 (24.07%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
1 14 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (24.07%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) NUnit
2 4 (7.41%) QAComplete
3 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.85%) Selenium
General
1 25 (46.30%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Consultant
1 21 (38.89%) Test Consultant
2 18 (33.33%) Senior Test Consultant
2 18 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
3 13 (24.07%) Test Analyst
3 13 (24.07%) .NET Developer
3 13 (24.07%) Developer
3 13 (24.07%) Analyst
4 2 (3.70%) Tester
5 1 (1.85%) Junior
5 1 (1.85%) Test Manager
5 1 (1.85%) Defect Manager
5 1 (1.85%) Environment Manager
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (1.85%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (1.85%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (1.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) .NET
1 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET
1 13 (24.07%) MSMQ
1 13 (24.07%) NHibernate
1 13 (24.07%) WCF
1 13 (24.07%) jQuery
1 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC
1 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 31 (57.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Android
2 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (68.52%) Test Scripting
2 13 (24.07%) TDD
3 7 (12.96%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (12.96%) Test Management
4 6 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 6 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.70%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.70%) E-business
6 2 (3.70%) PRINCE
6 2 (3.70%) ITIL
6 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.85%) Web Testing
7 1 (1.85%) Performance Testing
7 1 (1.85%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.85%) DSDM
7 1 (1.85%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.85%) Service Management
7 1 (1.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) C#
1 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
1 13 (24.07%) VB.NET
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (62.96%) ISEB
2 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) VMware
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