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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 233 152 171
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +19
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 32 88 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 1.46% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.67% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 23 73 82
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,800 £52,500 £42,450
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
5518 5285 6412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.16% 87.51% 86.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4629 4323 5492
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,091 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -44 23 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Lancashire -11 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Cheshire 0 2 £35,000 +7.69%
Merseyside -30 2 - - 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (39.39%) Selenium
3 25 (37.88%) QA
4 23 (34.85%) Finance
5 22 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 20 (30.30%) Automated Testing
6 20 (30.30%) SQL
6 20 (30.30%) ISEB
7 18 (27.27%) Oracle
8 17 (25.76%) Test Automation
8 17 (25.76%) Manual Testing
9 15 (22.73%) JIRA
10 14 (21.21%) .NET
10 14 (21.21%) Cucumber
11 13 (19.70%) Process Improvement
11 13 (19.70%) Degree
12 12 (18.18%) Integration Testing
12 12 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database
13 11 (16.67%) SDLC
13 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
13 11 (16.67%) Scrum
14 10 (15.15%) ISTQB
14 10 (15.15%) Windows
14 10 (15.15%) Web Services
14 10 (15.15%) PL/SQL
14 10 (15.15%) Oracle EBS
14 10 (15.15%) Validation
14 10 (15.15%) Defect Management
15 9 (13.64%) Demantra

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 3 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (13.64%) Demantra
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle ASCP
3 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle SCM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database
1 12 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (13.64%) SQLPlus
3 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.03%) Big Data
6 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.52%) Power BI
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (39.39%) Selenium
2 15 (22.73%) JIRA
3 14 (21.21%) Cucumber
4 9 (13.64%) FitNesse
4 9 (13.64%) HP UFT
4 9 (13.64%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (13.64%) WebDriver
5 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.06%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.06%) TestComplete
7 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.03%) Appium
8 2 (3.03%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.52%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.52%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.52%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 8 (12.12%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.58%) Marketing
4 4 (6.06%) Retail
5 3 (4.55%) Electronics
6 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.52%) Banking
7 1 (1.52%) Games
7 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.52%) Legal
7 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (46.97%) Analyst
2 28 (42.42%) Tester
3 19 (28.79%) Software Tester
4 18 (27.27%) Automation Tester
5 15 (22.73%) Test Analyst
6 13 (19.70%) QA Tester
7 10 (15.15%) Oracle Analyst
8 9 (13.64%) QA Automation Tester
8 9 (13.64%) Software QA Tester
9 8 (12.12%) QA Analyst
9 8 (12.12%) QA Test Analyst
9 8 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (7.58%) Consultant
10 5 (7.58%) Functional Analyst
10 5 (7.58%) Senior Oracle Analyst
10 5 (7.58%) Test Consultant
11 4 (6.06%) Oracle Support Analyst
11 4 (6.06%) QA Consultant
11 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
12 3 (4.55%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) .NET
2 10 (15.15%) Web Services
3 4 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 4 (6.06%) SOAP
4 2 (3.03%) XML
5 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.52%) Middleware
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.55%) NHS
3 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) CESG
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.52%) iPad
4 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Windows
2 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 20 (30.30%) Automated Testing
4 17 (25.76%) Manual Testing
4 17 (25.76%) Test Automation
5 13 (19.70%) Process Improvement
6 12 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 11 (16.67%) Scrum
7 11 (16.67%) SDLC
7 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 10 (15.15%) Defect Management
8 10 (15.15%) Validation
9 9 (13.64%) RAD
10 8 (12.12%) BDD
10 8 (12.12%) Project Management
10 8 (12.12%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.61%) Automation Testing
11 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
11 7 (10.61%) V-Model
11 7 (10.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) PL/SQL
3 9 (13.64%) C#
4 4 (6.06%) Java
4 4 (6.06%) VBScript
5 3 (4.55%) C
5 3 (4.55%) C++
6 2 (3.03%) Perl
6 2 (3.03%) Python
6 2 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) R
7 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (30.30%) ISEB
2 13 (19.70%) Degree
3 10 (15.15%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (37.88%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SDET
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Oracle
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) RedGate
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