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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 167 178 185
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 66 85 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.17% 1.23% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.44% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 62 66 55
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £23,700 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £38,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
4883 5915 5550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.62% 85.65% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4045 4979 4613
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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
Cheshire +44 27 £28,000 -13.84% 2
Manchester -9 27 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Merseyside -1 13 £32,500 -
Lancashire +13 6 £40,000 +31.14% 2
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 115 (68.86%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (53.89%) Test Scripting
3 84 (50.30%) QA
4 72 (43.11%) SQL
5 71 (42.51%) Selenium
6 56 (33.53%) Automated Testing
7 55 (32.93%) JIRA
8 54 (32.34%) Java
9 51 (30.54%) ISEB
10 48 (28.74%) Finance
11 47 (28.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 43 (25.75%) Software Testing
13 41 (24.55%) Defect Management
14 40 (23.95%) SDLC
15 39 (23.35%) Windows
16 38 (22.75%) Test Automation
16 38 (22.75%) Degree
17 37 (22.16%) ISTQB
17 37 (22.16%) HP UFT
18 36 (21.56%) Manual Testing
18 36 (21.56%) HP Quality Center
19 32 (19.16%) Cucumber
19 32 (19.16%) HP
20 31 (18.56%) Regression Testing
20 31 (18.56%) C#
20 31 (18.56%) Performance Testing
21 30 (17.96%) .NET
22 29 (17.37%) Scrum
22 29 (17.37%) Web Services
23 28 (16.77%) Non-Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (7.78%) CMS
2 10 (5.99%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.20%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (6.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.40%) GitHub
3 2 (1.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.99%) PuTTY
1 5 (2.99%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.20%) Internet
2 2 (1.20%) Intranet
3 1 (0.60%) 3G
3 1 (0.60%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (5.39%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.99%) MySQL
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.60%) Power BI
8 1 (0.60%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (42.51%) Selenium
2 55 (32.93%) JIRA
3 37 (22.16%) HP UFT
4 32 (19.16%) Cucumber
5 20 (11.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (11.98%) WebDriver
6 18 (10.78%) NUnit
7 16 (9.58%) JUnit
8 11 (6.59%) FitNesse
8 11 (6.59%) MSTest
9 10 (5.99%) Visual Studio
10 9 (5.39%) Bugzilla
11 8 (4.79%) JMeter
11 8 (4.79%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (4.19%) Jenkins
12 7 (4.19%) SpecFlow
13 6 (3.59%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (3.59%) SoapUI
13 6 (3.59%) TeamCity
13 6 (3.59%) Toad
General
1 48 (28.74%) Finance
2 5 (2.99%) Retail
3 3 (1.80%) Legal
4 2 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) Billing
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (47.31%) Analyst
1 79 (47.31%) Tester
2 73 (43.71%) Test Analyst
3 42 (25.15%) QA Tester
4 32 (19.16%) Software Tester
5 31 (18.56%) QA Analyst
6 30 (17.96%) QA Test Analyst
7 29 (17.37%) QA Engineer
8 21 (12.57%) Automated Tester
8 21 (12.57%) SQL Analyst
9 20 (11.98%) Senior Analyst
9 20 (11.98%) Senior Test Analyst
10 18 (10.78%) Automation Tester
11 17 (10.18%) Test Engineer
12 15 (8.98%) Automation Engineer
13 13 (7.78%) QA Automation Engineer
14 12 (7.19%) Web Analyst
14 12 (7.19%) Web Test Analyst
15 11 (6.59%) Functional Analyst
15 11 (6.59%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.96%) .NET
2 29 (17.37%) Web Services
3 21 (12.57%) XML
4 5 (2.99%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.40%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (2.40%) JSON
5 4 (2.40%) REST
5 4 (2.40%) Sass
6 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.80%) JTA
7 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 2 (1.20%) CSS
7 2 (1.20%) HTML
7 2 (1.20%) HTML5
7 2 (1.20%) jQuery
7 2 (1.20%) MSMQ
7 2 (1.20%) NHibernate
7 2 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.20%) SOAP
7 2 (1.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.78%) Computer Science
3 14 (8.38%) User Experience
4 8 (4.79%) iPhone
5 4 (2.40%) Wiki
6 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.20%) Fintech
8 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.60%) PKI
8 1 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.35%) Windows
2 9 (5.39%) Android
3 5 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.40%) Unix
5 1 (0.60%) Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (68.86%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (53.89%) Test Scripting
3 56 (33.53%) Automated Testing
4 47 (28.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 43 (25.75%) Software Testing
6 41 (24.55%) Defect Management
7 40 (23.95%) SDLC
8 38 (22.75%) Test Automation
9 36 (21.56%) Manual Testing
10 31 (18.56%) Performance Testing
10 31 (18.56%) Regression Testing
11 29 (17.37%) Scrum
12 28 (16.77%) Non-Functional Testing
13 25 (14.97%) QA Automation
14 23 (13.77%) Software Delivery
15 21 (12.57%) BDD
15 21 (12.57%) Validation
16 20 (11.98%) TDD
17 19 (11.38%) Waterfall
18 18 (10.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 72 (43.11%) SQL
2 54 (32.34%) Java
3 31 (18.56%) C#
4 13 (7.78%) PHP
5 9 (5.39%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.39%) Python
5 9 (5.39%) Ruby
6 8 (4.79%) Scala
7 5 (2.99%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.99%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.20%) C
9 1 (0.60%) Perl
9 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (30.54%) ISEB
2 38 (22.75%) Degree
3 37 (22.16%) ISTQB
4 14 (8.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (7.78%) HND
6 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (50.30%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (21.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (19.16%) HP
2 11 (6.59%) Telerik
3 9 (5.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.40%) IBM
4 4 (2.40%) Siebel
5 2 (1.20%) Micro Focus
5 2 (1.20%) New Relic
5 2 (1.20%) OpenText
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle
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