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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 405 395 419
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +24
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 33 32 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 23 21 19
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £28,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £49,100
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -10.25%
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
17258 16862 17844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.11% 79.63% 77.54%
Number of salaries quoted 13775 13395 15357
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
(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 +16 13 £52,500 +22.09%
Hampshire -13 10 £33,500 -6.94%
West Sussex +6 9 £40,000 +14.28%
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £45,500 +27.27%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 34 (46.58%) SQL
2 33 (45.21%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (42.47%) HP
4 30 (41.10%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (41.10%) Test Management
5 28 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (34.25%) JIRA
7 22 (30.14%) ISTQB
7 22 (30.14%) Test Automation
8 21 (28.77%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (26.03%) ISEB
10 18 (24.66%) Workflow
10 18 (24.66%) Workflow Management
11 15 (20.55%) Windows
11 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
11 15 (20.55%) Selenium
12 14 (19.18%) QA
13 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
13 11 (15.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (13.70%) Software Testing
14 10 (13.70%) Test Scripting
15 9 (12.33%) Automated Testing
15 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
16 8 (10.96%) Software Engineering
16 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
17 7 (9.59%) Regression Testing
17 7 (9.59%) Telecoms
17 7 (9.59%) Billing
17 7 (9.59%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (4.11%) Apache
1 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
1 3 (4.11%) Alfresco
1 3 (4.11%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) GitHub
2 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.74%) Wireless
2 2 (2.74%) LAN
2 2 (2.74%) WAN
2 2 (2.74%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) Data Mining
2 5 (6.85%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.11%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.74%) MySQL
5 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 30 (41.10%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (34.25%) JIRA
3 15 (20.55%) Selenium
4 7 (9.59%) WebDriver
4 7 (9.59%) Subversion
5 5 (6.85%) SilkTest
5 5 (6.85%) Rational Functional Tester
5 5 (6.85%) TestDirector
6 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.11%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.11%) IntelliJ
7 3 (4.11%) Gradle
7 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.74%) PVCS
8 2 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (2.74%) Bugzilla
8 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.74%) MSTest
9 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (9.59%) Telecoms
1 7 (9.59%) Billing
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Retail
3 2 (2.74%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (30.14%) Analyst
1 22 (30.14%) Support Engineer
2 21 (28.77%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Tester
4 7 (9.59%) Software Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Test Leader
5 5 (6.85%) Functional Test Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Test Manager
5 5 (6.85%) Functional Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Software Tester
6 4 (5.48%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Developer
7 3 (4.11%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Tester
8 2 (2.74%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Systems Support Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Billing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) .NET
2 3 (4.11%) J2EE
2 3 (4.11%) Servlets
2 3 (4.11%) Struts
2 3 (4.11%) Web Services
2 3 (4.11%) XML
2 3 (4.11%) XSLT
2 3 (4.11%) XHTML
2 3 (4.11%) Spring
2 3 (4.11%) Velocity
2 3 (4.11%) JSR 168
2 3 (4.11%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) Symfony
3 1 (1.37%) Backbone.js
3 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.59%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.85%) Visualisation
3 5 (6.85%) Statistics
4 4 (5.48%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (4.11%) Open Source
6 2 (2.74%) IVR
6 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.74%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Solaris
2 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
2 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.74%) Windows CE
3 2 (2.74%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (1.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) Test Management
2 28 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (30.14%) Test Automation
4 18 (24.66%) Workflow Management
4 18 (24.66%) Workflow
5 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
6 10 (13.70%) Test Scripting
6 10 (13.70%) Software Testing
7 9 (12.33%) Automated Testing
8 8 (10.96%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Regression Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Automation Testing
10 6 (8.22%) Test Planning
10 6 (8.22%) V-Model
10 6 (8.22%) ETL
10 6 (8.22%) Logistics
10 6 (8.22%) Integration Testing
10 6 (8.22%) Web Testing
10 6 (8.22%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (46.58%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) Java
3 4 (5.48%) C
4 3 (4.11%) C#
4 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.11%) Groovy
4 3 (4.11%) Scala
5 2 (2.74%) C++
5 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.74%) Embedded C
5 2 (2.74%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.37%) Python
6 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (30.14%) ISTQB
2 19 (26.03%) ISEB
3 11 (15.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.48%) Degree
7 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.18%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (45.21%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (42.47%) HP
2 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.11%) GigaSpaces
4 1 (1.37%) Zend
4 1 (1.37%) Remedy