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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 169 195 222
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +27
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 63 55 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 0.86% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.98% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 52 50 28
Median salary £46,250 £38,000 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.71% +6.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £38,326
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,875 £37,275
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +9.65%
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
4807 5635 6033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.83% 88.34% 85.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4064 4583 4815
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,500 £60,000
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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +12 52 £47,500 +21.01% 5
Cheshire +43 5 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Lancashire +11 2 £40,000 +25.00%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 79 (61.72%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (45.31%) Test Scripting
3 41 (32.03%) SQL
4 39 (30.47%) Integration Testing
5 35 (27.34%) ISTQB
6 30 (23.44%) Finance
7 28 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (21.88%) ISEB
8 27 (21.09%) Selenium
8 27 (21.09%) SDLC
9 26 (20.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (20.31%) Project Management
10 25 (19.53%) Test Automation
10 25 (19.53%) Non-Functional Testing
11 24 (18.75%) Process Improvement
11 24 (18.75%) Regression Testing
11 24 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
12 23 (17.97%) BDD
13 22 (17.19%) JIRA
13 22 (17.19%) Automated Testing
14 21 (16.41%) QA
15 20 (15.63%) Cucumber
16 19 (14.84%) Workflow
17 18 (14.06%) TDD
17 18 (14.06%) Java
18 17 (13.28%) PL/SQL
18 17 (13.28%) Scrum
18 17 (13.28%) Compatibility Testing
19 16 (12.50%) Waterfall
19 16 (12.50%) Oracle Database

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 5 (3.91%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.56%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (9.38%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (8.59%) Demantra
2 11 (8.59%) Oracle ASCP
3 5 (3.91%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (3.91%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (3.91%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (3.91%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (3.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 4 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) GitHub
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.56%) Heroku
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) HTTP
1 3 (2.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 16 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 16 (12.50%) SQLPlus
2 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (21.09%) Selenium
2 22 (17.19%) JIRA
3 20 (15.63%) Cucumber
4 16 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
5 13 (10.16%) Jenkins
6 11 (8.59%) Git (software)
7 8 (6.25%) JUnit
7 8 (6.25%) WebDriver
8 7 (5.47%) Jasmine
8 7 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.91%) HP UFT
9 5 (3.91%) JMeter
9 5 (3.91%) RSpec
9 5 (3.91%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.91%) Vagrant
10 4 (3.13%) Gerrit
10 4 (3.13%) Grunt
10 4 (3.13%) Maven
10 4 (3.13%) Mercurial
10 4 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 30 (23.44%) Finance
2 11 (8.59%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.47%) Retail
4 5 (3.91%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (44.53%) Analyst
2 35 (27.34%) Tester
3 27 (21.09%) Test Analyst
4 23 (17.97%) Test Leader
5 14 (10.94%) Automation Tester
5 14 (10.94%) Developer
5 14 (10.94%) Oracle Analyst
5 14 (10.94%) Software Tester
6 13 (10.16%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (10.16%) Test Manager
7 9 (7.03%) Business Systems Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) QA Tester
7 9 (7.03%) Systems Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) Test Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Senior Oracle Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) QA Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (4.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 6 (4.69%) Selenium Tester
11 5 (3.91%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.94%) Web Services
2 9 (7.03%) REST
3 8 (6.25%) XML
4 7 (5.47%) .NET
4 7 (5.47%) AngularJS
4 7 (5.47%) JSON
5 6 (4.69%) CSS
5 6 (4.69%) HTML
6 5 (3.91%) Dropwizard
7 4 (3.13%) Apache Cordova
7 4 (3.13%) Material Design
7 4 (3.13%) Sass
8 3 (2.34%) HTML5
8 3 (2.34%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.34%) RESTEasy
9 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.56%) Ajax
9 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.56%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.13%) Clustering
2 4 (3.13%) Data Integration
2 4 (3.13%) NHS
2 4 (3.13%) Replication
2 4 (3.13%) User Experience
2 4 (3.13%) Wiki
3 3 (2.34%) iPad
3 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.56%) Fintech
4 2 (1.56%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.78%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.47%) Android
2 6 (4.69%) Unix
2 6 (4.69%) Windows
3 5 (3.91%) Linux
4 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (61.72%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (45.31%) Test Scripting
3 39 (30.47%) Integration Testing
4 28 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (21.09%) SDLC
6 26 (20.31%) Project Management
6 26 (20.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (19.53%) Non-Functional Testing
7 25 (19.53%) Test Automation
8 24 (18.75%) Process Improvement
8 24 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 24 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
9 23 (17.97%) BDD
10 22 (17.19%) Automated Testing
11 19 (14.84%) Workflow
12 18 (14.06%) TDD
13 17 (13.28%) Compatibility Testing
13 17 (13.28%) Scrum
14 16 (12.50%) Waterfall
15 15 (11.72%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.03%) SQL
2 18 (14.06%) Java
3 17 (13.28%) PL/SQL
4 11 (8.59%) C#
5 10 (7.81%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.69%) Ruby
6 6 (4.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.56%) VB
8 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (27.34%) ISTQB
2 28 (21.88%) ISEB
3 10 (7.81%) Degree
4 6 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) Puppet
2 2 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (12.50%) Oracle
2 10 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.91%) HP
4 2 (1.56%) New Relic
5 1 (0.78%) Alterian
5 1 (0.78%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.78%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.78%) Telerik
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