The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Tester
Rank 236 251 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 3 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.046% 0.056% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.059% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Average salary £25,500 £27,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Functional Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6172 6782 7061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.23% 95.53% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4915 5486 5934
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Tester in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Functional Tester
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Functional Tester Salary Trend in the North West

Functional Tester
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Tester across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Functional Tester Salary Histogram in the North West

Functional Tester
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Merseyside - 2 £22,398 - 1
Manchester - 1 £32,500 -
Functional Tester
England

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) WebCenter
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Process Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Process Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
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