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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 235 229 221
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 20 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.31% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 17
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,608 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -3.44%
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
5783 6159 5426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.01% 83.58% 79.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4813 4927 4607
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -6 11 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Cheshire - 5 £32,500 -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Lancashire - 1 £26,500 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) ISEB
3 14 (38.89%) .NET
3 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
4 13 (36.11%) SQL
5 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 12 (33.33%) Finance
6 10 (27.78%) QA
6 10 (27.78%) SDLC
7 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
7 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 8 (22.22%) C#
7 8 (22.22%) Java
8 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
8 7 (19.44%) TDD
8 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Integration Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
8 7 (19.44%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 6 (16.67%) Test Management
9 6 (16.67%) HP UFT
9 6 (16.67%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.33%) MSTest
3 3 (8.33%) NUnit
3 3 (8.33%) SilkTest
3 3 (8.33%) JIRA
3 3 (8.33%) Selenium
3 3 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.78%) QAComplete
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
1 12 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Tester
2 7 (19.44%) Test Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Functional Test Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Functional Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Functional Test Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Functional Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.33%) Junior Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Junior
6 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Graduate
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 6 (16.67%) XML
2 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 4 (11.11%) WebCenter
5 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (8.33%) HTML
5 3 (8.33%) SOAP
5 3 (8.33%) Web Services
5 3 (8.33%) XBRL
6 1 (2.78%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.78%) WCF
6 1 (2.78%) jQuery
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 1 (2.78%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 10 (27.78%) SDLC
4 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Integration Testing
5 7 (19.44%) TDD
5 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
5 7 (19.44%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Validation
6 6 (16.67%) Test Management
6 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (13.89%) DSDM
7 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.11%) Coaching
8 4 (11.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) C#
2 8 (22.22%) Java
3 6 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) ISEB
2 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 6 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) IBM
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Trillium
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) DataFlux
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago