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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 222 238 235
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 12 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 17
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,750 £19,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,608 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,179 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +12.29%
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
5493 5767 6043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.72% 82.72% 80.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4452 4575 5171
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 +8 7 £41,750 +11.33% 8
Merseyside - 4 £25,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £29,000 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 24 (54.55%) ISEB
2 21 (47.73%) Test Scripting
3 20 (45.45%) Finance
3 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (45.45%) QA
4 16 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 15 (34.09%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 11 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 10 (22.73%) Automated Testing
8 10 (22.73%) DSDM
8 10 (22.73%) SDLC
8 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
9 9 (20.45%) Coaching
9 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
10 8 (18.18%) Oracle
10 8 (18.18%) Test Management
11 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
12 6 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (13.64%) Oracle Financials
13 5 (11.36%) Oracle General Ledger
13 5 (11.36%) Oracle EBS R12
13 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
13 5 (11.36%) Oracle Payables
13 5 (11.36%) Oracle Receivables
13 5 (11.36%) Oracle Cash Management
13 5 (11.36%) Oracle Assets
14 4 (9.09%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Assets
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) QAComplete
3 1 (2.27%) Appium
3 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.27%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.27%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (2.27%) Calabash
General
1 20 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
1 17 (38.64%) Test Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Tester
3 9 (20.45%) Test Leader
4 6 (13.64%) Lead Tester
4 6 (13.64%) Senior Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Oracle Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Functional Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Functional Test Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Junior
7 3 (6.82%) Junior Tester
8 2 (4.55%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Graduate
9 1 (2.27%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) WebCenter
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) iPhone
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Android
2 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.55%) UNIX
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Test Scripting
2 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 12 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 11 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 10 (22.73%) DSDM
6 10 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 10 (22.73%) SDLC
6 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
7 9 (20.45%) Coaching
7 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Test Management
9 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
10 4 (9.09%) TDD
10 4 (9.09%) CRM
11 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (6.82%) Line Management
11 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) C#
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) Ruby
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.27%) VBScript
3 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (54.55%) ISEB
2 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.82%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) DataFlux
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Trillium
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