The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 64 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 5 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.84% 0.43% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.50% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Functional Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
506 601 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 85.33% 86.35% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 441 521 359
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,433 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the North East region.

Functional Testing Salary Trend in the North East

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 11 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
Tyne and Wear +6 5 £30,000 -25.00%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the North East 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 14 (77.78%) Selenium
2 12 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 11 (61.11%) Manual Testing
3 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 11 (61.11%) Test Management
4 10 (55.56%) N-Tier
4 10 (55.56%) .NET
4 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET
4 10 (55.56%) CSS
4 10 (55.56%) C#
4 10 (55.56%) HTML
4 10 (55.56%) Java
4 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 10 (55.56%) Automated Testing
4 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 10 (55.56%) Performance Testing
4 10 (55.56%) Security Testing
4 10 (55.56%) Firebug
5 9 (50.00%) JIRA
6 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
6 7 (38.89%) Bugzilla
6 7 (38.89%) ISEB
7 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (27.78%) QA
9 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
9 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (16.67%) Banking
9 3 (16.67%) Finance
9 3 (16.67%) Marketing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the North East 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) Selenium
2 10 (55.56%) Firebug
3 9 (50.00%) JIRA
4 7 (38.89%) Bugzilla
5 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Banking
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
1 11 (61.11%) Test Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Web Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Automated Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) UAT Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Manual Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Manual Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) .NET
1 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET
1 10 (55.56%) CSS
1 10 (55.56%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 11 (61.11%) Manual Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Test Management
3 10 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Performance Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Security Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) API Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Load Testing
6 2 (11.11%) QA Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) V-Model
6 2 (11.11%) Workflow
7 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
1 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
1 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Cognizant
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle