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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 409 413 410
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 33 44 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 31 37 16
Average salary £40,000 £48,500 £45,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.52% +6.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £43,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +26.47%
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
17173 18421 17079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.55% 80.27% 76.84%
Number of salaries quoted 13629 14742 13920
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +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 27 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 27 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 -11 11 £57,500 -4.16%
Surrey +25 7 £38,500 +28.33%
Hampshire -2 7 £36,000 -27.27%
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Oxfordshire +15 1 £20,000 -25.23%
West Sussex +9 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 (51.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 28 (46.67%) SQL
3 26 (43.33%) System Integration Testing
4 25 (41.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 20 (33.33%) QA
5 20 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 17 (28.33%) Configuration Management
6 17 (28.33%) Regression Testing
6 17 (28.33%) Ariba
6 17 (28.33%) Procure-to-pay
7 16 (26.67%) Finance
8 15 (25.00%) Manufacturing
9 14 (23.33%) E-Procurement
9 14 (23.33%) SAP
10 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
10 13 (21.67%) Software Testing
10 13 (21.67%) Test Scripting
11 12 (20.00%) Automation Testing
12 11 (18.33%) Integration Testing
12 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (18.33%) Performance Testing
13 10 (16.67%) .NET
14 9 (15.00%) Oracle
14 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
14 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
14 9 (15.00%) ISEB
14 9 (15.00%) Test Management
15 8 (13.33%) Selenium
15 8 (13.33%) Degree
15 8 (13.33%) TestDirector

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (41.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 8 (13.33%) TestDirector
2 8 (13.33%) Selenium
3 7 (11.67%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.67%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (1.67%) GCC
4 1 (1.67%) JMeter
4 1 (1.67%) SilkTest
4 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (36.67%) Analyst
2 21 (35.00%) Test Analyst
3 17 (28.33%) Consultant
4 9 (15.00%) Tester
5 6 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 5 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Manual Tester
9 2 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Systems Support
9 2 (3.33%) Systems Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Team Leader
9 2 (3.33%) Functional Tester
9 2 (3.33%) Software Team Leader
10 1 (1.67%) Software Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.33%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (43.33%) System Integration Testing
3 17 (28.33%) Procure-to-pay
3 17 (28.33%) Configuration Management
3 17 (28.33%) Regression Testing
4 14 (23.33%) E-Procurement
5 13 (21.67%) Software Testing
5 13 (21.67%) Test Scripting
6 12 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Integration Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Performance Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (15.00%) Test Management
9 8 (13.33%) SDLC
10 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.00%) Project Management
11 5 (8.33%) Scrum
12 4 (6.67%) ETL
12 4 (6.67%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (1.67%) C++
3 1 (1.67%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 9 (15.00%) ISEB
3 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (13.33%) Degree
4 6 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) Ariba
2 14 (23.33%) SAP
3 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.00%) Oracle
5 5 (8.33%) HP
6 4 (6.67%) Progress
7 2 (3.33%) hybris
8 1 (1.67%) Trillium
8 1 (1.67%) IBM
8 1 (1.67%) DataFlux