The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank - - 206
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 0 0 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £24,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Functional Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5997 5024 5316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.21% 95.28% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5028 4376 4693
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Tester in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Functional Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Functional Tester across the South West region.

Functional Tester Salary Trend in the South West

Functional Tester
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft