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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 228 227 240
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 26 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.36% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 11
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £19,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,608 £42,450 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
6178 5330 5730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.35% 79.56% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5091 4475 4898
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -2 26 £35,000 -5.40% 3
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 23 (63.89%) ISEB
1 23 (63.89%) Test Scripting
1 23 (63.89%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (47.22%) Finance
3 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 12 (33.33%) WCF
3 12 (33.33%) jQuery
3 12 (33.33%) NHibernate
3 12 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 12 (33.33%) TDD
3 12 (33.33%) NUnit
3 12 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (33.33%) C#
3 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 12 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 12 (33.33%) .NET
3 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 12 (33.33%) Windows
3 12 (33.33%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.78%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 12 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) NUnit
General
1 17 (47.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Consultant
1 18 (50.00%) Test Consultant
2 14 (38.89%) Senior Consultant
2 14 (38.89%) Senior Test Consultant
3 12 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 12 (33.33%) Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Junior
5 1 (2.78%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
1 12 (33.33%) WCF
1 12 (33.33%) jQuery
1 12 (33.33%) NHibernate
1 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 12 (33.33%) .NET
1 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 12 (33.33%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (63.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Test Scripting
2 12 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (2.78%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) C#
1 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 12 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (63.89%) ISEB
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