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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / North West
Rank 209 165 153
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -12
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 37 66 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 1.19% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.36% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 26 58 75
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £28,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £42,500 £38,800
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
5293 4861 5955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.93% 87.40% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4448 4044 5100
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -24 23 £38,750 +13.97% 4
Lancashire -9 9 £45,500 +13.75%
Merseyside -19 4 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Cheshire -5 1 £27,500 -8.33%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 40 (65.57%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.90%) Test Scripting
3 23 (37.70%) QA
4 21 (34.43%) Finance
4 21 (34.43%) Selenium
5 19 (31.15%) Manual Testing
6 18 (29.51%) Automated Testing
7 17 (27.87%) ISEB
7 17 (27.87%) SQL
7 17 (27.87%) Oracle
8 16 (26.23%) JIRA
9 15 (24.59%) Test Automation
9 15 (24.59%) Process Improvement
9 15 (24.59%) Cucumber
10 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
11 12 (19.67%) Degree
11 12 (19.67%) Scrum
11 12 (19.67%) SDLC
12 11 (18.03%) Defect Management
12 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
12 11 (18.03%) Web Services
12 11 (18.03%) Windows
12 11 (18.03%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (18.03%) V-Model
13 10 (16.39%) FitNesse
13 10 (16.39%) RAD
13 10 (16.39%) .NET
13 10 (16.39%) HP UFT
14 9 (14.75%) Oracle Database
14 9 (14.75%) Oracle EBS

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 (6.56%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) HipChat
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (13.11%) Demantra
2 8 (13.11%) Oracle ASCP
3 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle Database
3 6 (9.84%) SQLPlus
4 2 (3.28%) Big Data
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.64%) MySQL
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (34.43%) Selenium
2 16 (26.23%) JIRA
3 15 (24.59%) Cucumber
4 10 (16.39%) FitNesse
4 10 (16.39%) HP UFT
5 6 (9.84%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.56%) TestComplete
6 4 (6.56%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.64%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.64%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.64%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (34.43%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.56%) Legal
3 4 (6.56%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 34 (55.74%) Tester
2 25 (40.98%) Software Tester
3 23 (37.70%) Analyst
4 18 (29.51%) Automation Tester
5 15 (24.59%) QA Tester
6 12 (19.67%) Test Analyst
7 11 (18.03%) Software QA Tester
8 10 (16.39%) QA Automation Tester
9 9 (14.75%) Consultant
9 9 (14.75%) Oracle Analyst
9 9 (14.75%) Test Consultant
10 7 (11.48%) QA Analyst
10 7 (11.48%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (9.84%) Functional Analyst
11 6 (9.84%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (9.84%) Senior Software Tester
11 6 (9.84%) Senior Tester
12 5 (8.20%) Senior Oracle Analyst
13 4 (6.56%) Oracle Support Analyst
13 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) Web Services
2 10 (16.39%) .NET
3 4 (6.56%) SOAP
4 2 (3.28%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.28%) XML
5 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.64%) Ajax
5 1 (1.64%) CSS
5 1 (1.64%) HTML
5 1 (1.64%) jQuery
5 1 (1.64%) JSON
5 1 (1.64%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.64%) LESS
5 1 (1.64%) Middleware
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.64%) Sass
5 1 (1.64%) Twig
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.28%) iPad
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (65.57%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.90%) Test Scripting
3 19 (31.15%) Manual Testing
4 18 (29.51%) Automated Testing
5 15 (24.59%) Process Improvement
5 15 (24.59%) Test Automation
6 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
7 12 (19.67%) Scrum
7 12 (19.67%) SDLC
8 11 (18.03%) Defect Management
8 11 (18.03%) V-Model
8 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
9 10 (16.39%) RAD
10 8 (13.11%) Automation Testing
11 7 (11.48%) Integration Testing
11 7 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (9.84%) BDD
12 6 (9.84%) Business Development
13 5 (8.20%) Business Analysis
13 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) SQL
2 7 (11.48%) PL/SQL
3 6 (9.84%) Java
4 4 (6.56%) C#
4 4 (6.56%) VBScript
5 3 (4.92%) C
5 3 (4.92%) C++
6 2 (3.28%) Perl
6 2 (3.28%) Python
6 2 (3.28%) Ruby
7 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) ISEB
2 12 (19.67%) Degree
3 7 (11.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (37.70%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SDET
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) SAP
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) RedGate
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