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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 238 218 194
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -24
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 3 2 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.047% 0.038% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.046% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 9
Average salary £24,000 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5183 4377 4125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.57% 82.17% 75.60%
Number of salaries quoted 4257 3804 3595
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
Bristol - 2 £24,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 8 (53.33%) SQL
1 8 (53.33%) Banking
1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) Retail
2 7 (46.67%) Retail Banking
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Use Case
3 5 (33.33%) C
3 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) CAPA
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Replication
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (53.33%) Banking
2 7 (46.67%) Retail
2 7 (46.67%) Retail Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Functional Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Functional Test Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Tester
4 5 (33.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) Use Case
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) CAPA
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) C
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) HP