The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 203 188 192
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 37 60 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.68% 1.03% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.19% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 32 53 32
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,625
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,050
% change year-on-year
- +7.96%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4711 5030 5234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 86.73% 86.13% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3931 4250 4276
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West 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 West

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Functional Testing Salary Trend in the South West

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in the South West

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Dorset +23 13 £33,250 +2.30% 1
Devon +5 8 £45,000 +80.00% 1
Wiltshire +14 4 £52,861 +62.65% 2
Somerset -14 4 £32,500 +25.00% 1
Gloucestershire -4 3 £30,000 -35.13% 3
Bristol -11 2 £38,750 -18.42% 3
Cornwall - 2 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 West region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 70 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (43.00%) Java
3 36 (36.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 34 (34.00%) Selenium
5 33 (33.00%) QA
5 33 (33.00%) JUnit
6 28 (28.00%) Scrum
7 27 (27.00%) SQL
7 27 (27.00%) Web Services
8 25 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 23 (23.00%) Test Scripting
10 22 (22.00%) ISEB
11 21 (21.00%) Relational Database
12 20 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (20.00%) XML
13 19 (19.00%) ISTQB
13 19 (19.00%) Spring
13 19 (19.00%) Maven
14 18 (18.00%) Regression Testing
14 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
14 18 (18.00%) Cucumber
15 17 (17.00%) Unit Testing
15 17 (17.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (17.00%) Test Automation
15 17 (17.00%) User Stories
15 17 (17.00%) RDBMS
15 17 (17.00%) Refactoring
16 15 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (15.00%) Security Cleared
16 15 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (2.00%) Confluence
2 2 (2.00%) JBoss
2 2 (2.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.00%) Mule
2 2 (2.00%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Office
2 2 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.00%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) LAN
1 5 (5.00%) WAN
2 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.00%) Relational Database
2 17 (17.00%) RDBMS
3 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.00%) GIS
5 3 (3.00%) MySQL
6 1 (1.00%) Big Data
6 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (34.00%) Selenium
2 33 (33.00%) JUnit
3 19 (19.00%) Maven
4 18 (18.00%) Cucumber
5 15 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (11.00%) Visual Studio
7 10 (10.00%) JIRA
7 10 (10.00%) SoapUI
8 8 (8.00%) LoadRunner
9 7 (7.00%) JBehave
9 7 (7.00%) WebDriver
10 5 (5.00%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.00%) JMeter
12 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
12 3 (3.00%) Rational Functional Tester
12 3 (3.00%) TestNG
13 2 (2.00%) Geb
13 2 (2.00%) Gradle
13 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
13 2 (2.00%) Spock
General
1 9 (9.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.00%) Back Office
3 3 (3.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
5 1 (1.00%) Billing
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (31.00%) Analyst
2 30 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 24 (24.00%) Test Engineer
4 20 (20.00%) Developer
5 19 (19.00%) Tester
6 18 (18.00%) Java Developer
7 13 (13.00%) Test Leader
8 10 (10.00%) Software Tester
8 10 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (8.00%) Web Tester
10 7 (7.00%) Automation Tester
10 7 (7.00%) Java Engineer
10 7 (7.00%) Middleware Engineer
10 7 (7.00%) Test Manager
11 6 (6.00%) Software Analyst
11 6 (6.00%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 5 (5.00%) Web Automation Tester
13 4 (4.00%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (27.00%) Web Services
2 20 (20.00%) XML
3 19 (19.00%) Spring
4 12 (12.00%) REST
4 12 (12.00%) SOAP
5 7 (7.00%) Middleware
6 5 (5.00%) JDBC
7 4 (4.00%) Angular 2
7 4 (4.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.00%) Hibernate
7 4 (4.00%) J2EE
8 3 (3.00%) CSS
8 3 (3.00%) Java EE
9 2 (2.00%) Apache CXF
9 2 (2.00%) EJB
9 2 (2.00%) HTML
9 2 (2.00%) JMS
9 2 (2.00%) jQuery
9 2 (2.00%) JSON
9 2 (2.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.00%) Virtual Team
3 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.00%) iPad
6 1 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Unix
2 9 (9.00%) Windows
3 7 (7.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (36.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 28 (28.00%) Scrum
4 25 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 23 (23.00%) Test Scripting
6 20 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (18.00%) Regression Testing
8 17 (17.00%) Refactoring
8 17 (17.00%) Test Automation
8 17 (17.00%) Unit Testing
8 17 (17.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (17.00%) User Stories
9 13 (13.00%) Configuration Management
9 13 (13.00%) Manual Testing
9 13 (13.00%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (13.00%) Process Improvement
10 12 (12.00%) SOA
10 12 (12.00%) Wireframes
11 11 (11.00%) Exploratory Testing
12 10 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 43 (43.00%) Java
2 27 (27.00%) SQL
3 11 (11.00%) Python
4 10 (10.00%) C++
5 8 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 8 (8.00%) C#
5 8 (8.00%) Ruby
6 4 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.00%) C
7 3 (3.00%) Perl
8 1 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (22.00%) ISEB
2 19 (19.00%) ISTQB
3 15 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (14.00%) DV Cleared
5 11 (11.00%) Degree
5 11 (11.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.00%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (33.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.00%) Oracle
3 7 (7.00%) IBM
4 6 (6.00%) HP
5 4 (4.00%) ESRI
6 2 (2.00%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.00%) Green Hat
6 2 (2.00%) webMethods
7 1 (1.00%) Sage
7 1 (1.00%) Zend
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