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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 163 192 210
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +18
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 70 63 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.24% 0.98% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.12% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 64 51 26
Median salary £38,750 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £37,554
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
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
4893 5632 6020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.49% 87.64% 85.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4482 4848
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 6 May 2016.

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 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 55 £48,750 +39.28% 5
Cheshire +31 9 £29,000 -27.50% 1
Lancashire -4 4 £38,750 +25.00%
Merseyside +2 3 £37,500 +47.05%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 87 (64.93%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (47.76%) Test Scripting
3 48 (35.82%) SQL
4 43 (32.09%) QA
5 39 (29.10%) ISTQB
6 38 (28.36%) JIRA
6 38 (28.36%) Selenium
7 34 (25.37%) ISEB
7 34 (25.37%) Automated Testing
8 33 (24.63%) Finance
8 33 (24.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 30 (22.39%) SDLC
10 29 (21.64%) Test Automation
11 26 (19.40%) Non-Functional Testing
12 25 (18.66%) Regression Testing
13 24 (17.91%) Java
13 24 (17.91%) Integration Testing
14 23 (17.16%) Cucumber
14 23 (17.16%) Software Delivery
15 22 (16.42%) BDD
15 22 (16.42%) Degree
16 21 (15.67%) Process Improvement
16 21 (15.67%) Workflow
16 21 (15.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (14.18%) Defect Management
19 18 (13.43%) Project Management
19 18 (13.43%) Waterfall
20 17 (12.69%) Web Services
20 17 (12.69%) Scrum

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 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.75%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.73%) Demantra
2 5 (3.73%) Oracle ASCP
2 5 (3.73%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (3.73%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (3.73%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (3.73%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (2.99%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (2.99%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 4 (2.99%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (2.99%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (2.99%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.99%) GitHub
3 3 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.49%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.24%) PuTTY
1 3 (2.24%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.46%) Oracle Database
1 10 (7.46%) Oracle Reports
1 10 (7.46%) SQL Server
1 10 (7.46%) SQLPlus
2 9 (6.72%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.24%) MySQL
6 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) Power BI
7 1 (0.75%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (28.36%) JIRA
1 38 (28.36%) Selenium
2 23 (17.16%) Cucumber
3 12 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (8.21%) WebDriver
5 10 (7.46%) Jenkins
5 10 (7.46%) JUnit
5 10 (7.46%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (5.97%) SoapUI
7 7 (5.22%) JMeter
8 6 (4.48%) Git (software)
8 6 (4.48%) Maven
8 6 (4.48%) Toad
9 5 (3.73%) Bugzilla
9 5 (3.73%) FitNesse
9 5 (3.73%) HP UFT
9 5 (3.73%) NUnit
9 5 (3.73%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.99%) Grunt
10 4 (2.99%) Mercurial
General
1 33 (24.63%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) General Ledger
2 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.49%) Legal
3 2 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (0.75%) Billing
4 1 (0.75%) Games
4 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (52.24%) Analyst
2 53 (39.55%) Tester
3 48 (35.82%) Test Analyst
4 23 (17.16%) QA Analyst
4 23 (17.16%) QA Test Analyst
5 21 (15.67%) QA Tester
6 20 (14.93%) Automation Tester
7 19 (14.18%) Software Tester
8 16 (11.94%) Test Leader
9 14 (10.45%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (9.70%) QA Engineer
10 13 (9.70%) Test Engineer
11 11 (8.21%) Developer
11 11 (8.21%) Selenium Tester
11 11 (8.21%) Test Manager
12 10 (7.46%) Oracle Analyst
12 10 (7.46%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 9 (6.72%) QA Test Engineer
14 8 (5.97%) Senior Test Analyst
14 8 (5.97%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.69%) Web Services
2 8 (5.97%) XML
3 6 (4.48%) .NET
3 6 (4.48%) REST
4 4 (2.99%) Apache Cordova
4 4 (2.99%) JSON
4 4 (2.99%) Sass
5 2 (1.49%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.49%) Ajax
5 2 (1.49%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.49%) CSS
5 2 (1.49%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.49%) HTML
5 2 (1.49%) HTML5
5 2 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.72%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.99%) Clustering
3 4 (2.99%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.99%) Replication
3 4 (2.99%) User Experience
3 4 (2.99%) Wiki
4 3 (2.24%) iPad
4 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.24%) NHS
5 2 (1.49%) Fintech
6 1 (0.75%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.48%) Android
1 6 (4.48%) Windows
2 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (64.93%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (47.76%) Test Scripting
3 34 (25.37%) Automated Testing
4 33 (24.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (22.39%) SDLC
6 29 (21.64%) Test Automation
7 26 (19.40%) Non-Functional Testing
8 25 (18.66%) Regression Testing
9 24 (17.91%) Integration Testing
10 23 (17.16%) Software Delivery
11 22 (16.42%) BDD
12 21 (15.67%) Process Improvement
12 21 (15.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (15.67%) Workflow
13 19 (14.18%) Defect Management
14 18 (13.43%) Project Management
14 18 (13.43%) Waterfall
15 17 (12.69%) Scrum
16 16 (11.94%) Migration
16 16 (11.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (35.82%) SQL
2 24 (17.91%) Java
3 12 (8.96%) PL/SQL
4 9 (6.72%) C#
4 9 (6.72%) Ruby
5 8 (5.97%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.22%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.24%) PHP
8 1 (0.75%) VB
8 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (29.10%) ISTQB
2 34 (25.37%) ISEB
3 22 (16.42%) Degree
4 11 (8.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.48%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (32.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (10.45%) HP
2 10 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.46%) Oracle
3 6 (4.48%) Telerik
4 2 (1.49%) New Relic
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