The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 254 247 210
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -37
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 1 9 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.014% 0.12% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.16% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 25
Average salary £50,000 £38,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% -22.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -21.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5832 5767 5337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.28% 78.26% 74.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4738 4743 4670
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Functional Testing
England

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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 1 £50,000 -39.39%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (66.67%) CRM
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) ERP
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Billing
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VBA
4 1 (16.67%) RUP

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Functional Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) OSS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) CRM
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) RUP
4 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian