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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 416 417 434
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 23 41 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.18% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.22% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 21 31 10
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +34.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
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
17218 18309 17003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.88% 80.64% 76.77%
Number of salaries quoted 13977 14392 13857
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +1 7 £57,500 +21.05%
Buckinghamshire - 7 £40,000 -
Hampshire -1 4 £62,500 +26.26%
West Sussex -5 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Oxfordshire +9 2 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 32 (52.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 30 (49.18%) SQL
3 25 (40.98%) System Integration Testing
4 24 (39.34%) HP UFT
5 19 (31.15%) Regression Testing
6 18 (29.51%) Performance Testing
7 17 (27.87%) ISTQB
7 17 (27.87%) Manufacturing
7 17 (27.87%) Ariba
7 17 (27.87%) Configuration Management
7 17 (27.87%) SAP
7 17 (27.87%) Procure-to-pay
8 16 (26.23%) E-Procurement
8 16 (26.23%) QA
8 16 (26.23%) Finance
9 14 (22.95%) Software Testing
9 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
10 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
11 11 (18.03%) Selenium
11 11 (18.03%) SDLC
12 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
12 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
12 10 (16.39%) Degree
12 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (14.75%) .NET
13 9 (14.75%) Oracle
13 9 (14.75%) ISEB
13 9 (14.75%) Automation Testing
14 8 (13.11%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.64%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.64%) JBoss
1 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.64%) SAS
1 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (39.34%) HP UFT
2 11 (18.03%) Selenium
3 8 (13.11%) LoadRunner
3 8 (13.11%) TestDirector
4 7 (11.48%) WinRunner
5 3 (4.92%) SilkTest
5 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.28%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (3.28%) GCC
7 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.64%) JIRA
7 1 (1.64%) WATIR
7 1 (1.64%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.64%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.64%) JUnit
7 1 (1.64%) JMeter
General
1 17 (27.87%) Manufacturing
2 16 (26.23%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Analyst
1 21 (34.43%) Test Analyst
2 17 (27.87%) Consultant
3 11 (18.03%) Tester
4 8 (13.11%) Test Manager
5 5 (8.20%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Functional Tester
7 3 (4.92%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (4.92%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.92%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.28%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (3.28%) Firmware Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Lead Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Software Team Leader
9 1 (1.64%) Software Test Manager
9 1 (1.64%) Programme Test Manager
9 1 (1.64%) Functional Test Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Manual Test Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) DTV
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) UNIX
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (52.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (40.98%) System Integration Testing
3 19 (31.15%) Regression Testing
4 18 (29.51%) Performance Testing
5 17 (27.87%) Configuration Management
5 17 (27.87%) Procure-to-pay
6 16 (26.23%) E-Procurement
7 14 (22.95%) Software Testing
8 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
9 11 (18.03%) SDLC
10 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (14.75%) Automation Testing
12 8 (13.11%) Test Management
13 7 (11.48%) Integration Testing
13 7 (11.48%) Scrum
13 7 (11.48%) Project Management
14 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
15 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
16 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) C
2 3 (4.92%) Java
3 2 (3.28%) C#
3 2 (3.28%) C++
3 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) ISTQB
2 10 (16.39%) Degree
3 9 (14.75%) ISEB
4 7 (11.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.23%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) SAP
1 17 (27.87%) Ariba
2 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.75%) Oracle
4 4 (6.56%) Progress
5 2 (3.28%) HP
5 2 (3.28%) hybris
6 1 (1.64%) Telerik
6 1 (1.64%) DataFlux
6 1 (1.64%) Trillium
6 1 (1.64%) IBM
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