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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 212 240 245
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +5
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 32 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 15
Average salary £35,000 £40,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.58% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £37,500 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £49,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
5497 5733 5858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.20% 82.85% 79.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4454 4665 4831
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,889 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 March 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 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +23 26 £35,000 -13.58% 3
Lancashire - 5 £35,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £27,500 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 48 (55.81%) Test Scripting
2 47 (54.65%) ISEB
3 45 (52.33%) Finance
4 29 (33.72%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (29.07%) QA
6 24 (27.91%) Test Management
7 23 (26.74%) Integration Testing
7 23 (26.74%) Regression Testing
8 22 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (24.42%) Manual Testing
9 21 (24.42%) Oracle
10 20 (23.26%) Mentoring
11 16 (18.60%) Automated Testing
12 15 (17.44%) Oracle EBS
12 15 (17.44%) Oracle Financials
12 15 (17.44%) DSDM
12 15 (17.44%) Coaching
13 14 (16.28%) Oracle General Ledger
13 14 (16.28%) Oracle EBS R12
13 14 (16.28%) Oracle Payables
13 14 (16.28%) Oracle Receivables
13 14 (16.28%) Oracle Cash Management
13 14 (16.28%) Oracle Assets
14 12 (13.95%) TDD
14 12 (13.95%) Windows
15 11 (12.79%) SQL Server
15 11 (12.79%) ISTQB
15 11 (12.79%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.49%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.16%) SAS
Business Applications
1 15 (17.44%) Oracle Financials
1 15 (17.44%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle General Ledger
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle Payables
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle Receivables
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle Cash Management
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) SQL Server 2008
1 11 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.30%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) NUnit
2 7 (8.14%) QAComplete
3 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.16%) Calabash
4 1 (1.16%) Appium
4 1 (1.16%) Selenium
4 1 (1.16%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.16%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 45 (52.33%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (46.51%) Analyst
1 40 (46.51%) Test Analyst
2 17 (19.77%) Tester
3 15 (17.44%) Test Leader
4 14 (16.28%) Oracle Analyst
5 11 (12.79%) Senior Tester
5 11 (12.79%) Lead Tester
6 10 (11.63%) .NET Developer
6 10 (11.63%) Developer
7 8 (9.30%) Consultant
7 8 (9.30%) Test Consultant
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Test Consultant
9 3 (3.49%) Test Manager
10 1 (1.16%) Senior Analyst
10 1 (1.16%) QA Engineer
10 1 (1.16%) Environment Manager
10 1 (1.16%) Senior Test Analyst
10 1 (1.16%) Functional Tester
10 1 (1.16%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) .NET
1 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET
1 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 8 (9.30%) MSMQ
2 8 (9.30%) NHibernate
2 8 (9.30%) WCF
2 8 (9.30%) jQuery
3 6 (6.98%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.16%) iPhone
3 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Windows
2 4 (4.65%) Android
2 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (55.81%) Test Scripting
2 29 (33.72%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (27.91%) Test Management
4 23 (26.74%) Integration Testing
4 23 (26.74%) Regression Testing
5 22 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (24.42%) Manual Testing
7 20 (23.26%) Mentoring
8 16 (18.60%) Automated Testing
9 15 (17.44%) DSDM
9 15 (17.44%) Coaching
10 12 (13.95%) TDD
11 7 (8.14%) Test Automation
12 4 (4.65%) Performance Testing
13 2 (2.33%) Load Testing
13 2 (2.33%) Service Delivery
13 2 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (2.33%) BDD
13 2 (2.33%) E-business
13 2 (2.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.63%) C#
2 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.30%) VB.NET
4 4 (4.65%) SQL
5 2 (2.33%) Ruby
6 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.16%) Python
6 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (54.65%) ISEB
2 11 (12.79%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.07%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) Oracle
2 6 (6.98%) HP
3 1 (1.16%) VMware
3 1 (1.16%) DataFlux
3 1 (1.16%) Trillium
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
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