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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 272 206 280
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +74
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 186 315 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 1.46% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.72% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 144 266 171
Median salary £39,500 £45,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.22% +26.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +12.67%
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
16509 18294 20019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.52% 84.52% 83.86%
Number of salaries quoted 13909 14421 15916
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -54 55 £38,750 -13.88% 1
Buckinghamshire +42 27 £37,500 - 6
Berkshire -14 27 £47,500 +1.06% 5
West Sussex -4 26 £40,000 -20.00%
Hampshire -10 21 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Oxfordshire +2 17 £37,500 -21.05% 1
East Sussex +4 10 £40,000 -17.94%
Kent -12 3 £35,500 +23.47%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 169 (50.45%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (45.67%) QA
3 114 (34.03%) Selenium
4 105 (31.34%) ISTQB
4 105 (31.34%) Regression Testing
5 100 (29.85%) Finance
5 100 (29.85%) Software Testing
6 99 (29.55%) ISEB
7 92 (27.46%) Automated Testing
8 89 (26.57%) Degree
9 87 (25.97%) SDLC
10 86 (25.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 83 (24.78%) C#
12 77 (22.99%) Java
13 76 (22.69%) SQL
14 74 (22.09%) TDD
15 72 (21.49%) HP Quality Center
15 72 (21.49%) Waterfall
16 68 (20.30%) Integration Testing
17 65 (19.40%) Test Automation
17 65 (19.40%) HP
18 62 (18.51%) Test Strategy
18 62 (18.51%) Non-Functional Testing
19 60 (17.91%) Unit Testing
20 59 (17.61%) Manual Testing
21 58 (17.31%) Test Scripting
22 53 (15.82%) Performance Testing
22 53 (15.82%) System Integration Testing
23 51 (15.22%) JavaScript
24 50 (14.93%) SQL Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (7.46%) IIS
2 14 (4.18%) CICS
3 12 (3.58%) ColdFusion
4 11 (3.28%) Confluence
4 11 (3.28%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.69%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.09%) CMS
7 5 (1.49%) Node.js
8 2 (0.60%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.60%) WordPress
9 1 (0.30%) Apache
9 1 (0.30%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (8.36%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) Mingle
3 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.60%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (0.60%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.60%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.30%) Force.com
2 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.97%) Firewall
2 16 (4.78%) VoIP
3 15 (4.48%) Internet
4 13 (3.88%) VLAN
5 11 (3.28%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.99%) DNS
7 4 (1.19%) ATM
8 3 (0.90%) 4G
8 3 (0.90%) 802.15
8 3 (0.90%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.90%) IPsec
8 3 (0.90%) Wireless
9 2 (0.60%) GSM
9 2 (0.60%) LTE
9 2 (0.60%) UMTS
9 2 (0.60%) VPN
10 1 (0.30%) DWDM
10 1 (0.30%) HTTP
10 1 (0.30%) SAN
10 1 (0.30%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.78%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.58%) MySQL
4 11 (3.28%) DB2
4 11 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.09%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.79%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.79%) Qlik Sense
7 4 (1.19%) Big Data
7 4 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.90%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.60%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.60%) HBase
9 2 (0.60%) Power BI
9 2 (0.60%) QlikView
10 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 114 (34.03%) Selenium
2 41 (12.24%) WebDriver
3 40 (11.94%) HP UFT
4 35 (10.45%) Jenkins
4 35 (10.45%) JMeter
5 26 (7.76%) SoapUI
6 25 (7.46%) JIRA
6 25 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (6.87%) LoadRunner
8 20 (5.97%) JUnit
9 17 (5.07%) NUnit
9 17 (5.07%) Visual Studio
10 13 (3.88%) InstallShield
10 13 (3.88%) MSTest
11 12 (3.58%) Bugzilla
12 11 (3.28%) Eclipse
12 11 (3.28%) Ranorex
12 11 (3.28%) Testopia
13 10 (2.99%) Cucumber
13 10 (2.99%) Selenium IDE
General
1 100 (29.85%) Finance
2 30 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.58%) Back Office
4 9 (2.69%) Banking
5 6 (1.79%) Electronics
5 6 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.49%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.49%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.90%) Advertising
8 3 (0.90%) Automotive
9 2 (0.60%) Law
9 2 (0.60%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Retail
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (27.16%) Analyst
2 86 (25.67%) Tester
3 83 (24.78%) Test Analyst
4 61 (18.21%) Test Engineer
5 59 (17.61%) QA Engineer
6 41 (12.24%) QA Tester
7 40 (11.94%) Developer
8 29 (8.66%) QA Analyst
9 28 (8.36%) QA Test Engineer
10 27 (8.06%) QA Test Analyst
11 23 (6.87%) Automation Tester
11 23 (6.87%) Software Test Engineer
12 18 (5.37%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (5.37%) Senior Test Analyst
12 18 (5.37%) Systems Tester
12 18 (5.37%) Test Manager
12 18 (5.37%) Web Tester
13 16 (4.78%) Automation Test Analyst
13 16 (4.78%) C# Developer
14 15 (4.48%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (13.73%) Web Services
2 39 (11.64%) XML
3 36 (10.75%) HTML
4 35 (10.45%) .NET
5 15 (4.48%) CSS
6 12 (3.58%) SOAP
6 12 (3.58%) WCF
7 11 (3.28%) Ajax
7 11 (3.28%) ASP.NET
7 11 (3.28%) LAMP
8 10 (2.99%) HTML5
9 7 (2.09%) Spring
10 6 (1.79%) XHTML
11 5 (1.49%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.49%) Java EE
11 5 (1.49%) jQuery
11 5 (1.49%) WPF
12 4 (1.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 4 (1.19%) REST
12 4 (1.19%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 23 (6.87%) Mainframe
4 14 (4.18%) VSAM
5 11 (3.28%) CESG
6 9 (2.69%) Social Media
7 6 (1.79%) AS400
7 6 (1.79%) iSeries
8 5 (1.49%) Cybercrime
8 5 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.49%) User Experience
9 4 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.19%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.19%) PKI
9 4 (1.19%) Wiki
10 3 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (0.90%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.90%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.43%) Windows
2 32 (9.55%) Linux
3 24 (7.16%) Unix
4 13 (3.88%) Solaris
5 12 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.28%) Windows Server
6 11 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.39%) Android
7 8 (2.39%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (50.45%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (31.34%) Regression Testing
3 100 (29.85%) Software Testing
4 92 (27.46%) Automated Testing
5 87 (25.97%) SDLC
6 86 (25.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 74 (22.09%) TDD
8 72 (21.49%) Waterfall
9 68 (20.30%) Integration Testing
10 65 (19.40%) Test Automation
11 62 (18.51%) Non-Functional Testing
11 62 (18.51%) Test Strategy
12 60 (17.91%) Unit Testing
13 59 (17.61%) Manual Testing
14 58 (17.31%) Test Scripting
15 53 (15.82%) Performance Testing
15 53 (15.82%) System Integration Testing
16 38 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (11.34%) Defect Management
17 36 (10.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 83 (24.78%) C#
2 77 (22.99%) Java
3 76 (22.69%) SQL
4 51 (15.22%) JavaScript
5 33 (9.85%) Ruby
6 29 (8.66%) PHP
7 28 (8.36%) Perl
8 27 (8.06%) Python
9 25 (7.46%) C
10 22 (6.57%) COBOL
11 19 (5.67%) C++
12 16 (4.78%) Groovy
13 14 (4.18%) JCL
13 14 (4.18%) VBScript
14 12 (3.58%) T-SQL
15 11 (3.28%) VB
16 4 (1.19%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.90%) Assembly Language
17 3 (0.90%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (31.34%) ISTQB
2 99 (29.55%) ISEB
3 89 (26.57%) Degree
4 34 (10.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (5.07%) SC Cleared
5 17 (5.07%) Security Cleared
6 16 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (3.28%) CCNA
7 11 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.28%) MCITP
7 11 (3.28%) MCSA
7 11 (3.28%) MCSE
7 11 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.60%) MySQL Certification
10 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) HP AIS
10 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.30%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (45.67%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
1 11 (3.28%) XenApp
2 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 72 (21.49%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 11 (3.28%) vMotion
3 9 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.69%) Puppet
4 3 (0.90%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.60%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 65 (19.40%) HP
2 31 (9.25%) Microsoft
3 26 (7.76%) Oracle
4 13 (3.88%) Red Hat
4 13 (3.88%) VMware
5 11 (3.28%) Citrix
6 8 (2.39%) Rally
7 7 (2.09%) IBM
8 4 (1.19%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.90%) CA
9 3 (0.90%) EMC
9 3 (0.90%) Pega
9 3 (0.90%) Xilinx
10 2 (0.60%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.60%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.60%) SAP
10 2 (0.60%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.60%) Zend
11 1 (0.30%) Ciena
11 1 (0.30%) Telerik
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