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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 413 355 412
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +57
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 25 63 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.30% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.38% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 18 48 15
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,450 £34,000 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £63,500 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -1.23%
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
16456 16743 15984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.25% 80.58% 78.09%
Number of salaries quoted 13259 13125 13184
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,859
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -18 14 £55,000 +27.90%
Hampshire -25 6 £40,000 -5.88%
Surrey -8 4 £38,500 - 1
Middlesex - 3 - -
West Sussex -4 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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%) SQL
2 26 (43.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (38.33%) Test Management
5 22 (36.67%) ISTQB
6 19 (31.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (31.67%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (30.00%) HP
8 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 14 (23.33%) ISEB
10 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
10 13 (21.67%) QA
11 12 (20.00%) JIRA
11 12 (20.00%) Waterfall
11 12 (20.00%) Windows
11 12 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (18.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (18.33%) Regression Testing
13 10 (16.67%) Workflow
13 10 (16.67%) Workflow Management
14 9 (15.00%) Selenium
14 9 (15.00%) Finance
15 8 (13.33%) TestDirector
15 8 (13.33%) Automation Testing
16 7 (11.67%) V-Model
16 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
16 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
16 7 (11.67%) Integration Testing
16 7 (11.67%) Logistics
16 7 (11.67%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) Wireless
2 2 (3.33%) LAN
2 2 (3.33%) WAN
2 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) Data Mining
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (43.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (20.00%) JIRA
3 9 (15.00%) Selenium
4 8 (13.33%) TestDirector
5 6 (10.00%) SilkTest
5 6 (10.00%) Rational Functional Tester
6 5 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 5 (8.33%) LoadRunner
7 4 (6.67%) WinRunner
8 2 (3.33%) PVCS
8 2 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (3.33%) Subversion
8 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.67%) JMeter
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.33%) Electronics
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Analyst
2 16 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Support Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Test Manager
5 7 (11.67%) Tester
6 6 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Consultant
7 5 (8.33%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Tester
8 3 (5.00%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Systems Support
9 2 (3.33%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Systems Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Embedded C Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Visualisation
2 5 (8.33%) Statistics
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.33%) Windows CE
3 2 (3.33%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.33%) Test Management
3 19 (31.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
5 12 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 11 (18.33%) Regression Testing
7 10 (16.67%) Workflow
7 10 (16.67%) Workflow Management
8 8 (13.33%) Automation Testing
9 7 (11.67%) V-Model
9 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.67%) Integration Testing
9 7 (11.67%) Logistics
9 7 (11.67%) Software Testing
9 7 (11.67%) ETL
10 6 (10.00%) Configuration Management
10 6 (10.00%) Migration
10 6 (10.00%) Test Planning
10 6 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
11 5 (8.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (51.67%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) C#
3 2 (3.33%) C++
3 2 (3.33%) Java
3 2 (3.33%) C
3 2 (3.33%) Embedded C
3 2 (3.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 22 (36.67%) ISTQB
2 14 (23.33%) ISEB
3 11 (18.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.33%) Degree
7 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.00%) VCP4
7 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (31.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) HP
2 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle
3 6 (10.00%) Ariba
4 3 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) Remedy
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