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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / North West
Rank 204 170 182
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +12
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 43 66 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 1.17% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.32% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 30 64 65
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £28,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £52,500 £38,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
5437 4983 6108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.35% 88.23% 87.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4509 4153 5093
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -23 28 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Lancashire -5 9 £45,500 +21.33% 1
Merseyside -9 3 £27,500 -15.38%
Cheshire -11 3 £30,000 +7.14% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 48 (71.64%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) Test Scripting
3 24 (35.82%) QA
4 21 (31.34%) Finance
4 21 (31.34%) Selenium
5 20 (29.85%) SQL
6 19 (28.36%) Process Improvement
7 17 (25.37%) Automated Testing
8 16 (23.88%) ISEB
8 16 (23.88%) Non-Functional Testing
8 16 (23.88%) Manual Testing
9 15 (22.39%) Test Automation
9 15 (22.39%) Degree
10 14 (20.90%) JIRA
10 14 (20.90%) Oracle
10 14 (20.90%) Cucumber
10 14 (20.90%) Waterfall
11 13 (19.40%) V-Model
11 13 (19.40%) SDLC
11 13 (19.40%) Scrum
12 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
12 12 (17.91%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (16.42%) Defect Management
14 10 (14.93%) Oracle EBS
14 10 (14.93%) HP UFT
14 10 (14.93%) Windows
14 10 (14.93%) Java
15 9 (13.43%) .NET
15 9 (13.43%) Web Services
15 9 (13.43%) RAD

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 4 (5.97%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.49%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (11.94%) Demantra
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle ASCP
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle Database
2 7 (10.45%) SQLPlus
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.48%) MySQL
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.99%) Power BI
5 2 (2.99%) PowerPivot
5 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.49%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.49%) MS Access
6 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (31.34%) Selenium
2 14 (20.90%) Cucumber
2 14 (20.90%) JIRA
3 10 (14.93%) HP UFT
4 9 (13.43%) FitNesse
5 7 (10.45%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (7.46%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.99%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.49%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Legal
3 5 (7.46%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.97%) Marketing
5 2 (2.99%) Electronics
5 2 (2.99%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
6 1 (1.49%) Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (47.76%) Tester
2 22 (32.84%) Software Tester
3 21 (31.34%) Analyst
4 16 (23.88%) Automation Tester
5 14 (20.90%) QA Tester
6 11 (16.42%) Consultant
6 11 (16.42%) Test Consultant
7 10 (14.93%) Oracle Analyst
7 10 (14.93%) Software QA Tester
7 10 (14.93%) Test Analyst
8 9 (13.43%) QA Automation Tester
9 7 (10.45%) QA Analyst
9 7 (10.45%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (10.45%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (10.45%) Senior Tester
9 7 (10.45%) Test Manager
10 6 (8.96%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (8.96%) Senior Software Tester
10 6 (8.96%) Senior Test Consultant
11 5 (7.46%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) .NET
1 9 (13.43%) Web Services
2 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.49%) Ajax
2 1 (1.49%) CSS
2 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.49%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) jQuery
2 1 (1.49%) JSON
2 1 (1.49%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.49%) LESS
2 1 (1.49%) Sass
2 1 (1.49%) Twig
2 1 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.97%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) iPad
4 1 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.93%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Unix
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (71.64%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) Test Scripting
3 19 (28.36%) Process Improvement
4 17 (25.37%) Automated Testing
5 16 (23.88%) Manual Testing
5 16 (23.88%) Non-Functional Testing
6 15 (22.39%) Test Automation
7 14 (20.90%) Waterfall
8 13 (19.40%) Scrum
8 13 (19.40%) SDLC
8 13 (19.40%) V-Model
9 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
10 11 (16.42%) Defect Management
11 9 (13.43%) RAD
12 8 (11.94%) BDD
12 8 (11.94%) Integration Testing
13 7 (10.45%) Automation Testing
13 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
13 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (8.96%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) SQL
2 10 (14.93%) Java
3 8 (11.94%) C#
4 7 (10.45%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.48%) C
5 3 (4.48%) C++
5 3 (4.48%) VBScript
6 2 (2.99%) Perl
6 2 (2.99%) Python
6 2 (2.99%) Ruby
6 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) ISEB
2 15 (22.39%) Degree
3 7 (10.45%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (35.82%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SDET
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Oracle
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.48%) RedGate
4 2 (2.99%) IDERA
4 2 (2.99%) SAP
4 2 (2.99%) Tableau
5 1 (1.49%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
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