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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 398 408 416
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 42 18 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.085% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 34 15 28
Average salary £37,375 £32,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.79% -12.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £43,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
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
17582 16505 17534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.90% 78.13% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13562 13492 14845
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - 13 £37,250 -
West Sussex -5 10 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Hampshire 0 8 £28,500 -36.66% 4
Oxfordshire +3 5 £27,000 -13.60%
Surrey +4 4 £30,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +5 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Kent - 1 £42,000 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 41 (49.40%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (37.35%) HP
3 29 (34.94%) JIRA
4 25 (30.12%) QuickTest Pro
5 23 (27.71%) SQL
5 23 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (27.71%) Test Management
6 22 (26.51%) SC Cleared
6 22 (26.51%) Security Cleared
7 20 (24.10%) Test Automation
7 20 (24.10%) ISTQB
7 20 (24.10%) ISEB
8 19 (22.89%) Finance
9 18 (21.69%) QA
10 16 (19.28%) Selenium
10 16 (19.28%) Java
11 15 (18.07%) Windows
11 15 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (15.66%) Workflow Management
13 13 (15.66%) TDD
13 13 (15.66%) TestDirector
13 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
13 13 (15.66%) HTML
13 13 (15.66%) Workflow
14 12 (14.46%) Retail
14 12 (14.46%) Subversion
14 12 (14.46%) Test Scripting
15 11 (13.25%) Web Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (12.05%) Apache
1 10 (12.05%) Tomcat
1 10 (12.05%) Alfresco
1 10 (12.05%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.41%) MySQL
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (34.94%) JIRA
2 25 (30.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (19.28%) Selenium
4 13 (15.66%) TestDirector
5 12 (14.46%) Subversion
6 10 (12.05%) Eclipse
6 10 (12.05%) IntelliJ
6 10 (12.05%) Gradle
6 10 (12.05%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.02%) WebDriver
7 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.82%) Bugzilla
9 3 (3.61%) JMeter
9 3 (3.61%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.41%) LoadUI
10 2 (2.41%) MSTest
10 2 (2.41%) JUnit
10 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (22.89%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Retail
3 7 (8.43%) Billing
3 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (43.37%) Analyst
2 34 (40.96%) Test Analyst
3 14 (16.87%) Test Leader
4 13 (15.66%) Support Engineer
5 10 (12.05%) Developer
5 10 (12.05%) Functional Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Functional Test Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) Test Manager
7 7 (8.43%) QA Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Tester
8 6 (7.23%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Software Tester
10 3 (3.61%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) QA Leader
10 3 (3.61%) Automation Analyst
11 2 (2.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 2 (2.41%) QA Engineer
11 2 (2.41%) Agile Test Analyst
11 2 (2.41%) Billing Analyst
11 2 (2.41%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) HTML
2 10 (12.05%) J2EE
2 10 (12.05%) Struts
2 10 (12.05%) XML
2 10 (12.05%) XSLT
2 10 (12.05%) XHTML
2 10 (12.05%) Servlets
2 10 (12.05%) Spring
2 10 (12.05%) Velocity
2 10 (12.05%) JSR 168
3 6 (7.23%) .NET
4 4 (4.82%) SOAP
5 3 (3.61%) CSS
6 2 (2.41%) JMS
6 2 (2.41%) Middleware
6 2 (2.41%) REST
7 1 (1.20%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.20%) Symfony
7 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.05%) Open Source
3 9 (10.84%) Chip and PIN
4 7 (8.43%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.41%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.41%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.41%) IVR
6 2 (2.41%) Statistics
6 2 (2.41%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.07%) Windows
2 10 (12.05%) Solaris
3 3 (3.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (27.71%) Test Management
2 20 (24.10%) Test Automation
3 15 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (15.66%) TDD
4 13 (15.66%) Workflow Management
4 13 (15.66%) Workflow
5 12 (14.46%) Test Scripting
6 11 (13.25%) Web Testing
7 10 (12.05%) MVC
7 10 (12.05%) E-Commerce
7 10 (12.05%) Software Testing
7 10 (12.05%) Pair Programming
7 10 (12.05%) Extreme Programming
7 10 (12.05%) Web Application Development
8 9 (10.84%) Automated Testing
8 9 (10.84%) Usability Testing
9 8 (9.64%) Manual Testing
10 6 (7.23%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.71%) SQL
2 16 (19.28%) Java
3 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.05%) Groovy
4 10 (12.05%) Scala
5 5 (6.02%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.61%) C#
7 2 (2.41%) C
8 1 (1.20%) PHP
8 1 (1.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (26.51%) SC Cleared
1 22 (26.51%) Security Cleared
2 20 (24.10%) ISEB
2 20 (24.10%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 41 (49.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (37.35%) HP
2 10 (12.05%) GigaSpaces
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.20%) Zend
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Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Titchfield, Hampshire
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 10 days ago