The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 157 189 218
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +29
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 73 59 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 0.96% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.08% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 63 48 22
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,750 £39,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4767 5445 5857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.91% 88.26% 85.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4043 4349 4707
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Functional Testing Salary Trend in the North West

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 61 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Cheshire +23 6 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Lancashire +3 4 £40,000 +29.03% 2
Merseyside +6 1 £37,500 +47.05%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 89 (65.93%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (49.63%) Test Scripting
3 46 (34.07%) SQL
4 42 (31.11%) ISTQB
5 35 (25.93%) ISEB
5 35 (25.93%) Finance
6 34 (25.19%) QA
6 34 (25.19%) Selenium
7 33 (24.44%) JIRA
7 33 (24.44%) Integration Testing
7 33 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 30 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 30 (22.22%) SDLC
9 29 (21.48%) Non-Functional Testing
9 29 (21.48%) Automated Testing
10 26 (19.26%) Regression Testing
11 25 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (18.52%) BDD
12 24 (17.78%) Process Improvement
13 22 (16.30%) Cucumber
13 22 (16.30%) Project Management
13 22 (16.30%) System Integration Testing
14 21 (15.56%) Software Delivery
14 21 (15.56%) Java
14 21 (15.56%) Workflow
15 20 (14.81%) Defect Management
16 19 (14.07%) Waterfall
16 19 (14.07%) TDD
17 17 (12.59%) Scrum
17 17 (12.59%) Web Services

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.93%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (5.19%) Demantra
2 7 (5.19%) Oracle ASCP
3 5 (3.70%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (3.70%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (3.70%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.70%) GitHub
2 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.48%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) HTTP
1 1 (0.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) Oracle Database
1 12 (8.89%) Oracle Reports
1 12 (8.89%) SQLPlus
2 9 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.93%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (25.19%) Selenium
2 33 (24.44%) JIRA
3 22 (16.30%) Cucumber
4 12 (8.89%) Jenkins
4 12 (8.89%) Oracle Forms
5 11 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (7.41%) JUnit
7 8 (5.93%) Git (software)
7 8 (5.93%) SoapUI
8 7 (5.19%) WebDriver
9 6 (4.44%) HP UFT
9 6 (4.44%) Maven
9 6 (4.44%) Toad
10 5 (3.70%) FitNesse
10 5 (3.70%) Jasmine
10 5 (3.70%) JMeter
11 4 (2.96%) Gerrit
11 4 (2.96%) Grunt
11 4 (2.96%) Mercurial
11 4 (2.96%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (25.93%) Finance
2 6 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.44%) Retail
3 5 (3.70%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.48%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Billing
5 1 (0.74%) Games
5 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (48.15%) Analyst
2 47 (34.81%) Tester
3 41 (30.37%) Test Analyst
4 21 (15.56%) Test Leader
5 19 (14.07%) Automation Tester
5 19 (14.07%) Software Tester
6 15 (11.11%) QA Analyst
6 15 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
6 15 (11.11%) QA Tester
7 14 (10.37%) Test Manager
8 12 (8.89%) Developer
8 12 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (8.15%) Oracle Analyst
9 11 (8.15%) Test Engineer
10 9 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
11 8 (5.93%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (5.93%) Business Systems Analyst
11 8 (5.93%) QA Engineer
11 8 (5.93%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 8 (5.93%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.59%) Web Services
2 9 (6.67%) XML
3 7 (5.19%) .NET
3 7 (5.19%) REST
4 5 (3.70%) JSON
5 4 (2.96%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.96%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (2.96%) CSS
5 4 (2.96%) HTML
5 4 (2.96%) Material Design
5 4 (2.96%) Sass
6 3 (2.22%) HTML5
7 2 (1.48%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.48%) Ajax
7 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.48%) Dropwizard
7 2 (1.48%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.48%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.48%) SOAP
8 1 (0.74%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.96%) Clustering
2 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.96%) Data Integration
2 4 (2.96%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.96%) Replication
2 4 (2.96%) User Experience
2 4 (2.96%) Wiki
3 3 (2.22%) iPad
3 3 (2.22%) NHS
4 2 (1.48%) Fintech
4 2 (1.48%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.74%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.74%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.19%) Android
1 7 (5.19%) Windows
2 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.22%) Unix
3 2 (1.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (65.93%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (49.63%) Test Scripting
3 33 (24.44%) Integration Testing
3 33 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (22.22%) SDLC
4 30 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 29 (21.48%) Automated Testing
5 29 (21.48%) Non-Functional Testing
6 26 (19.26%) Regression Testing
7 25 (18.52%) BDD
7 25 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (17.78%) Process Improvement
9 22 (16.30%) Project Management
9 22 (16.30%) System Integration Testing
10 21 (15.56%) Software Delivery
10 21 (15.56%) Workflow
11 20 (14.81%) Defect Management
12 19 (14.07%) TDD
12 19 (14.07%) Waterfall
13 17 (12.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (34.07%) SQL
2 21 (15.56%) Java
3 14 (10.37%) PL/SQL
4 10 (7.41%) C#
4 10 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.44%) Ruby
5 6 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.48%) VB
7 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (31.11%) ISTQB
2 35 (25.93%) ISEB
3 15 (11.11%) Degree
4 10 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (25.19%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (8.89%) Oracle
2 11 (8.15%) HP
3 9 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.96%) Telerik
5 2 (1.48%) New Relic
6 1 (0.74%) Alterian
6 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.74%) SOASTA, Inc
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