The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 409 407 421
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 35 53 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 32 46 14
Average salary £40,000 £43,000 £45,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% -5.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £29,250 £25,950
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17297 18816 17386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.34% 79.92% 77.17%
Number of salaries quoted 13587 14965 14077
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the South East region.

Functional Testing Salary Trend in the South East

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in the South East

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Berkshire -14 11 £57,500 +33.72%
Hampshire 0 10 £38,500 -20.61%
Surrey +30 9 £38,500 +28.33%
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £37,500 +7.14%
Oxfordshire +11 1 £20,000 -14.89% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 31 (52.54%) SQL
2 29 (49.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (44.07%) QuickTest Pro
4 22 (37.29%) ISTQB
5 20 (33.90%) QA
6 18 (30.51%) Regression Testing
7 15 (25.42%) Finance
8 14 (23.73%) Ariba
8 14 (23.73%) Configuration Management
8 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
8 14 (23.73%) Procure-to-pay
9 13 (22.03%) Software Testing
9 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
10 12 (20.34%) Manufacturing
10 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (20.34%) Integration Testing
10 12 (20.34%) Test Management
10 12 (20.34%) Automation Testing
11 11 (18.64%) Performance Testing
11 11 (18.64%) E-Procurement
11 11 (18.64%) ISEB
11 11 (18.64%) SAP
12 10 (16.95%) .NET
12 10 (16.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (15.25%) TestDirector
13 9 (15.25%) Oracle
13 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
13 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
14 8 (13.56%) LoadRunner
14 8 (13.56%) HP

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) Data Mining
2 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (44.07%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (15.25%) TestDirector
3 8 (13.56%) LoadRunner
4 7 (11.86%) Selenium
4 7 (11.86%) WinRunner
5 2 (3.39%) JIRA
6 1 (1.69%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (1.69%) SilkTest
6 1 (1.69%) JMeter
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Analyst
2 21 (35.59%) Test Analyst
3 14 (23.73%) Consultant
4 9 (15.25%) Tester
5 6 (10.17%) Test Manager
6 5 (8.47%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Systems Support
9 2 (3.39%) Manual Tester
9 2 (3.39%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (3.39%) Team Leader
9 2 (3.39%) Technical Tester
9 2 (3.39%) Software Team Leader
9 2 (3.39%) Systems Support Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.39%) UNIX
4 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (49.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (30.51%) Regression Testing
3 14 (23.73%) Configuration Management
3 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
3 14 (23.73%) Procure-to-pay
4 13 (22.03%) Software Testing
5 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (20.34%) Integration Testing
5 12 (20.34%) Test Management
5 12 (20.34%) Automation Testing
6 11 (18.64%) Performance Testing
6 11 (18.64%) E-Procurement
7 6 (10.17%) Project Management
7 6 (10.17%) ETL
7 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.17%) Logistics
7 6 (10.17%) V-Model
7 6 (10.17%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.47%) System Testing
9 4 (6.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (52.54%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) C#
3 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (37.29%) ISTQB
2 11 (18.64%) ISEB
3 10 (16.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (11.86%) Degree
5 6 (10.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
7 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (33.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) Ariba
2 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.64%) SAP
4 9 (15.25%) Oracle
5 8 (13.56%) HP
6 3 (5.08%) Progress
7 1 (1.69%) hybris
7 1 (1.69%) DataFlux
7 1 (1.69%) IBM
7 1 (1.69%) Trillium
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago