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

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 306 306 257
Rank change year-on-year
0 -49
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 150 164 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 0.79% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.93% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 124 136 147
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
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
16479 17566 17087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.50% 84.09% 83.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13947 14175 13434
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 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
Buckinghamshire +23 31 £38,750 +1.97% 8
Surrey -26 29 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Oxfordshire +12 25 £37,500 +10.29% 3
Hampshire +18 22 £42,500 +30.76% 2
West Sussex +5 13 £32,500 -16.12% 1
Berkshire -52 12 £24,500 -49.22%
Kent - 9 £30,000 -
East Sussex - 7 £47,500 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 237 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (41.46%) QA
3 161 (36.67%) Selenium
4 132 (30.07%) Java
5 121 (27.56%) SQL
6 119 (27.11%) TDD
7 113 (25.74%) Automated Testing
7 113 (25.74%) Software Testing
8 111 (25.28%) Regression Testing
9 108 (24.60%) C#
10 102 (23.23%) Unit Testing
11 94 (21.41%) SDLC
12 93 (21.18%) JavaScript
12 93 (21.18%) HP
13 92 (20.96%) HP Quality Center
14 89 (20.27%) Waterfall
15 88 (20.05%) Test Scripting
15 88 (20.05%) ISTQB
16 86 (19.59%) PHP
16 86 (19.59%) Web Services
17 84 (19.13%) ISEB
17 84 (19.13%) Finance
18 83 (18.91%) Non-Functional Testing
19 82 (18.68%) Test Automation
20 81 (18.45%) Manual Testing
20 81 (18.45%) SQL Server
21 76 (17.31%) Performance Testing
22 73 (16.63%) Degree
23 69 (15.72%) Integration Testing
24 64 (14.58%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 21 (4.78%) ColdFusion
1 21 (4.78%) IIS
2 13 (2.96%) Confluence
2 13 (2.96%) ExpressionEngine
3 12 (2.73%) Node.js
4 8 (1.82%) Apache
5 7 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.37%) JBoss
7 5 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.68%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.46%) CMS
9 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.46%) WordPress
10 1 (0.23%) Mule
10 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.64%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) Mingle
3 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.46%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.46%) GitHub
2 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.78%) Internet
2 20 (4.56%) VoIP
3 7 (1.59%) DNS
4 6 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.14%) HTTP
5 5 (1.14%) VPN
6 4 (0.91%) Firewall
6 4 (0.91%) SNMP
6 4 (0.91%) VLAN
7 3 (0.68%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (0.68%) SMTP
8 2 (0.46%) MVNO
9 1 (0.23%) DHCP
9 1 (0.23%) DWDM
9 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.23%) LDAP
9 1 (0.23%) PBX
9 1 (0.23%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (18.45%) SQL Server
2 55 (12.53%) MySQL
3 32 (7.29%) NoSQL
4 28 (6.38%) Relational Database
5 20 (4.56%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.19%) RDBMS
7 10 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.59%) DB2
9 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 161 (36.67%) Selenium
2 53 (12.07%) Jenkins
3 45 (10.25%) HP UFT
4 43 (9.79%) WebDriver
5 41 (9.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (8.88%) JMeter
7 35 (7.97%) NUnit
8 34 (7.74%) Visual Studio
9 33 (7.52%) MSTest
10 31 (7.06%) JIRA
10 31 (7.06%) PHPUnit
11 30 (6.83%) LoadRunner
11 30 (6.83%) SoapUI
12 24 (5.47%) Protractor
13 22 (5.01%) JUnit
14 19 (4.33%) Maven
15 18 (4.10%) Eclipse
16 15 (3.42%) Subversion
17 13 (2.96%) Bugzilla
17 13 (2.96%) TestComplete
General
1 84 (19.13%) Finance
2 27 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.28%) Back Office
3 10 (2.28%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.14%) Automotive
4 5 (1.14%) Banking
4 5 (1.14%) Multimedia
5 4 (0.91%) Aerospace
5 4 (0.91%) Electronics
6 3 (0.68%) Front Office
6 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.46%) Advertising
7 2 (0.46%) Law
7 2 (0.46%) Legal
7 2 (0.46%) Military
7 2 (0.46%) Retail
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
8 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (25.97%) Tester
2 110 (25.06%) Analyst
3 99 (22.55%) Developer
4 88 (20.05%) Test Analyst
5 83 (18.91%) QA Engineer
6 81 (18.45%) Test Engineer
7 56 (12.76%) QA Tester
8 38 (8.66%) C# Developer
8 38 (8.66%) QA Analyst
9 36 (8.20%) Software Tester
10 32 (7.29%) Software Test Engineer
11 28 (6.38%) Web Developer
12 27 (6.15%) Software Analyst
13 25 (5.69%) QA Test Analyst
14 24 (5.47%) QA Test Engineer
14 24 (5.47%) Senior Developer
15 22 (5.01%) Web Tester
16 21 (4.78%) Software Engineer
16 21 (4.78%) Software Test Analyst
16 21 (4.78%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (19.59%) Web Services
2 64 (14.58%) HTML
3 57 (12.98%) CSS
4 44 (10.02%) .NET
5 40 (9.11%) XML
6 31 (7.06%) Symfony
7 30 (6.83%) HTML5
8 26 (5.92%) WCF
9 25 (5.69%) LAMP
9 25 (5.69%) WPF
10 21 (4.78%) jQuery
11 20 (4.56%) Laravel
12 18 (4.10%) SOAP
13 15 (3.42%) RESTful
14 14 (3.19%) CSS3
15 13 (2.96%) CodeIgniter
15 13 (2.96%) Yii
16 8 (1.82%) JDBC
16 8 (1.82%) JSP
17 7 (1.59%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.47%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.96%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.28%) Digital Media
5 9 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.82%) Wiki
7 7 (1.59%) Social Media
8 6 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.68%) Statistics
10 3 (0.68%) User Experience
11 2 (0.46%) AS400
11 2 (0.46%) Derivative
11 2 (0.46%) Economics
11 2 (0.46%) Equities
11 2 (0.46%) iSeries
12 1 (0.23%) CESG
12 1 (0.23%) Chip and PIN
12 1 (0.23%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 57 (12.98%) Linux
2 43 (9.79%) Unix
3 37 (8.43%) Windows
4 12 (2.73%) Solaris
5 8 (1.82%) Android
5 8 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (27.11%) TDD
3 113 (25.74%) Automated Testing
3 113 (25.74%) Software Testing
4 111 (25.28%) Regression Testing
5 102 (23.23%) Unit Testing
6 94 (21.41%) SDLC
7 89 (20.27%) Waterfall
8 88 (20.05%) Test Scripting
9 83 (18.91%) Non-Functional Testing
10 82 (18.68%) Test Automation
11 81 (18.45%) Manual Testing
12 76 (17.31%) Performance Testing
13 69 (15.72%) Integration Testing
14 62 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
14 62 (14.12%) Test Strategy
15 58 (13.21%) System Integration Testing
16 57 (12.98%) BDD
17 55 (12.53%) Software Engineering
18 54 (12.30%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (30.07%) Java
2 121 (27.56%) SQL
3 108 (24.60%) C#
4 93 (21.18%) JavaScript
5 86 (19.59%) PHP
6 45 (10.25%) Ruby
7 37 (8.43%) Python
8 27 (6.15%) Perl
9 25 (5.69%) C
9 25 (5.69%) VB
10 23 (5.24%) C++
11 13 (2.96%) VBScript
12 12 (2.73%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.51%) Groovy
14 7 (1.59%) COBOL
14 7 (1.59%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.37%) ABAP
16 5 (1.14%) PHP 5
17 4 (0.91%) F#
18 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 88 (20.05%) ISTQB
2 84 (19.13%) ISEB
3 73 (16.63%) Degree
4 36 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.05%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.59%) OCA
7 7 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (1.59%) Sun Certification
8 5 (1.14%) MySQL Certification
9 4 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.68%) MCAD
10 3 (0.68%) MCP
10 3 (0.68%) MCSD
11 2 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.23%) HP AIS
12 1 (0.23%) MCITP
12 1 (0.23%) MCSE
12 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (41.46%) QA
2 2 (0.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
1 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 92 (20.96%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (3.19%) Puppet
3 4 (0.91%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.46%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 93 (21.18%) HP
2 64 (14.58%) Oracle
3 28 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 18 (4.10%) Zend
5 12 (2.73%) Red Hat
6 9 (2.05%) SAP
7 7 (1.59%) Pega
7 7 (1.59%) Sun
8 5 (1.14%) Rally
9 4 (0.91%) Huawei
10 3 (0.68%) Informatica
10 3 (0.68%) Telerik
11 2 (0.46%) CA
11 2 (0.46%) Cisco
11 2 (0.46%) IBM
12 1 (0.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 1 (0.23%) Citrix
12 1 (0.23%) EMC
12 1 (0.23%) Ericsson
12 1 (0.23%) Juniper
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