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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 398 424 423
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -1
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 39 17 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.080% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.10% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 33 16 29
Average salary £40,000 £32,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.70%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
17208 16702 17637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.80% 78.57% 77.86%
Number of salaries quoted 13313 13676 14903
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 1 October 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 1 October 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
West Sussex -2 11 £40,000 +25.00% 2
Hampshire +3 9 £31,000 -31.11% 1
Berkshire - 9 £37,000 -
Oxfordshire 0 4 £24,000 -14.28% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 2 £37,750 +0.66%
Surrey -6 2 £37,500 -
Kent - 2 £42,500 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (50.62%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (40.74%) HP
3 28 (34.57%) JIRA
4 27 (33.33%) Test Management
5 26 (32.10%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (32.10%) SQL
6 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (27.16%) Test Automation
8 21 (25.93%) SC Cleared
8 21 (25.93%) Security Cleared
9 18 (22.22%) Selenium
10 17 (20.99%) ISTQB
10 17 (20.99%) ISEB
11 16 (19.75%) QA
11 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (18.52%) Workflow Management
12 15 (18.52%) Java
12 15 (18.52%) Workflow
12 15 (18.52%) Finance
13 14 (17.28%) Windows
14 13 (16.05%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (13.58%) Automated Testing
15 11 (13.58%) TDD
15 11 (13.58%) TestDirector
16 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
16 10 (12.35%) Retail
16 10 (12.35%) Subversion
16 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
17 9 (11.11%) Web Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (9.88%) Apache
1 8 (9.88%) Tomcat
1 8 (9.88%) Alfresco
1 8 (9.88%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) GitHub
2 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.47%) MySQL
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 28 (34.57%) JIRA
2 26 (32.10%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (22.22%) Selenium
4 11 (13.58%) TestDirector
5 10 (12.35%) Subversion
6 8 (9.88%) Gradle
6 8 (9.88%) Jenkins
6 8 (9.88%) Eclipse
6 8 (9.88%) IntelliJ
7 7 (8.64%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.70%) SilkTest
8 3 (3.70%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.70%) JMeter
8 3 (3.70%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.47%) MSTest
9 2 (2.47%) LoadUI
9 2 (2.47%) Spock
General
1 15 (18.52%) Finance
2 10 (12.35%) Retail
3 7 (8.64%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (39.51%) Analyst
2 30 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 15 (18.52%) Test Leader
3 15 (18.52%) Support Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 8 (9.88%) Developer
5 8 (9.88%) Functional Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) Functional Test Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) Tester
7 4 (4.94%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Software Tester
7 4 (4.94%) QA Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) QA Leader
9 2 (2.47%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Consultant
9 2 (2.47%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.47%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) HTML
2 8 (9.88%) J2EE
2 8 (9.88%) Servlets
2 8 (9.88%) XHTML
2 8 (9.88%) Struts
2 8 (9.88%) XML
2 8 (9.88%) XSLT
2 8 (9.88%) Velocity
2 8 (9.88%) JSR 168
2 8 (9.88%) Spring
3 4 (4.94%) .NET
4 3 (3.70%) SOAP
5 2 (2.47%) REST
5 2 (2.47%) Middleware
5 2 (2.47%) JMS
6 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.23%) Symfony
6 1 (1.23%) CSS
6 1 (1.23%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.88%) Open Source
3 7 (8.64%) Chip and PIN
3 7 (8.64%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.70%) Statistics
4 3 (3.70%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.47%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.47%) IVR
6 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.28%) Windows
2 8 (9.88%) Solaris
3 3 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.33%) Test Management
2 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (27.16%) Test Automation
4 15 (18.52%) Workflow Management
4 15 (18.52%) Workflow
5 13 (16.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (13.58%) Automated Testing
6 11 (13.58%) TDD
7 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
7 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
8 9 (11.11%) Web Testing
9 8 (9.88%) Web Application Development
9 8 (9.88%) MVC
9 8 (9.88%) Extreme Programming
9 8 (9.88%) Pair Programming
9 8 (9.88%) Software Testing
10 7 (8.64%) Manual Testing
10 7 (8.64%) Usability Testing
11 5 (6.17%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.10%) SQL
2 15 (18.52%) Java
3 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.88%) Groovy
4 8 (9.88%) Scala
5 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.47%) C
7 1 (1.23%) C#
7 1 (1.23%) PHP
7 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (25.93%) SC Cleared
1 21 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.99%) ISTQB
2 17 (20.99%) ISEB
3 4 (4.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 41 (50.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (40.74%) HP
2 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.88%) GigaSpaces
3 1 (1.23%) Zend
3 1 (1.23%) Remedy
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Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Sussex
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Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Titchfield, Hampshire
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 22 days ago