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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 207 222 247
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +25
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 53 23 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.41% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 39 22 16
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £19,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,608 £47,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
6266 5621 6111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.51% 80.62% 79.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5393 4701 5369
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,456 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 +21 49 £35,000 -5.40% 2
Lancashire -1 4 £30,000 +57.89% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 42 (60.87%) Test Scripting
2 41 (59.42%) ISEB
3 32 (46.38%) Finance
4 30 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (23.19%) Windows
5 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
5 16 (23.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (21.74%) MongoDB
6 15 (21.74%) TDD
6 15 (21.74%) NUnit
6 15 (21.74%) NHibernate
6 15 (21.74%) WCF
6 15 (21.74%) jQuery
6 15 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (21.74%) ASP.NET
6 15 (21.74%) C#
6 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 15 (21.74%) VB.NET
6 15 (21.74%) .NET
6 15 (21.74%) MSMQ
6 15 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 13 (18.84%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (15.94%) Test Management
9 10 (14.49%) Integration Testing
9 10 (14.49%) Regression Testing
10 9 (13.04%) Oracle
10 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (7.25%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 13 (18.84%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Receivables
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
1 16 (23.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (21.74%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) NUnit
2 4 (5.80%) QAComplete
3 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.45%) Selenium
General
1 32 (46.38%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Analyst
1 23 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 20 (28.99%) Consultant
2 20 (28.99%) Test Consultant
3 19 (27.54%) Senior Test Consultant
3 19 (27.54%) Senior Consultant
4 15 (21.74%) Developer
4 15 (21.74%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Oracle Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.80%) Tester
7 2 (2.90%) Lead Tester
7 2 (2.90%) Senior Tester
8 1 (1.45%) Defect Manager
8 1 (1.45%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (1.45%) Environment Manager
8 1 (1.45%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.45%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) .NET
1 15 (21.74%) ASP.NET
1 15 (21.74%) MSMQ
1 15 (21.74%) NHibernate
1 15 (21.74%) WCF
1 15 (21.74%) jQuery
1 15 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
1 15 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 30 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Windows
2 1 (1.45%) Android
2 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (60.87%) Test Scripting
2 15 (21.74%) TDD
2 15 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (15.94%) Test Management
4 10 (14.49%) Integration Testing
4 10 (14.49%) Regression Testing
5 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.25%) Automated Testing
7 5 (7.25%) DSDM
7 5 (7.25%) Coaching
7 5 (7.25%) Manual Testing
8 4 (5.80%) Test Automation
9 2 (2.90%) ITIL
9 2 (2.90%) E-business
9 2 (2.90%) PRINCE
10 1 (1.45%) Service Management
10 1 (1.45%) Migration
10 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) C#
1 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
1 15 (21.74%) VB.NET
2 2 (2.90%) SQL
3 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (59.42%) ISEB
2 3 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) HP
3 1 (1.45%) VMware
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
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