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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 218 238 237
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -1
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 26 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 16
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £37,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.89%
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
5434 5796 5790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.79% 82.47% 79.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4341 4675 4783
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 April 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Manchester +19 22 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Lancashire - 2 £32,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £26,500 - 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 40 (53.33%) ISEB
2 39 (52.00%) Finance
3 37 (49.33%) Test Scripting
4 27 (36.00%) QA
5 25 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (32.00%) Manual Testing
7 21 (28.00%) Test Management
8 20 (26.67%) Integration Testing
8 20 (26.67%) Mentoring
8 20 (26.67%) Regression Testing
9 18 (24.00%) Automated Testing
9 18 (24.00%) Oracle
10 17 (22.67%) DSDM
10 17 (22.67%) Coaching
11 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (21.33%) Oracle Financials
12 15 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
13 14 (18.67%) Oracle Payables
13 14 (18.67%) Oracle Receivables
13 14 (18.67%) Oracle Cash Management
13 14 (18.67%) Oracle Assets
13 14 (18.67%) Oracle General Ledger
13 14 (18.67%) Oracle EBS R12
14 12 (16.00%) ISTQB
15 10 (13.33%) TDD
15 10 (13.33%) Windows
16 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
16 9 (12.00%) C#
16 9 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 (1.33%) SAS
1 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 16 (21.33%) Oracle Financials
2 15 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (18.67%) Oracle General Ledger
3 14 (18.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (18.67%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (18.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 14 (18.67%) Oracle Cash Management
3 14 (18.67%) Oracle Assets
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) NUnit
2 4 (5.33%) QAComplete
3 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.33%) Calabash
4 1 (1.33%) Appium
4 1 (1.33%) Selenium
4 1 (1.33%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.33%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 39 (52.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.67%) Banking
2 2 (2.67%) Retail
2 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (46.67%) Analyst
1 35 (46.67%) Test Analyst
2 17 (22.67%) Tester
2 17 (22.67%) Test Leader
3 14 (18.67%) Oracle Analyst
4 11 (14.67%) Senior Tester
4 11 (14.67%) Lead Tester
5 8 (10.67%) .NET Developer
5 8 (10.67%) Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) Test Consultant
8 2 (2.67%) Functional Tester
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Test Consultant
9 1 (1.33%) Defect Manager
9 1 (1.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 1 (1.33%) Graduate
9 1 (1.33%) Functional Test Analyst
9 1 (1.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) .NET
1 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET
1 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 6 (8.00%) MSMQ
2 6 (8.00%) NHibernate
2 6 (8.00%) WCF
2 6 (8.00%) jQuery
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.33%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) iPhone
4 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) Android
2 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (49.33%) Test Scripting
2 25 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (32.00%) Manual Testing
4 21 (28.00%) Test Management
5 20 (26.67%) Integration Testing
5 20 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 20 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 18 (24.00%) Automated Testing
7 17 (22.67%) DSDM
7 17 (22.67%) Coaching
8 10 (13.33%) TDD
9 6 (8.00%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.33%) Performance Testing
11 3 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (4.00%) Line Management
12 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
12 2 (2.67%) MVC
12 2 (2.67%) ITIL
12 2 (2.67%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.00%) C#
2 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.00%) VB.NET
4 5 (6.67%) SQL
5 2 (2.67%) Ruby
6 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.33%) Python
6 1 (1.33%) VBScript
6 1 (1.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (53.33%) ISEB
2 12 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (36.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Oracle
2 4 (5.33%) HP
3 1 (1.33%) VMware
3 1 (1.33%) DataFlux
3 1 (1.33%) Trillium
3 1 (1.33%) IBM
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
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