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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 219 177 217
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +40
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 34 77 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 1.29% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.48% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 24 58 18
Median salary £33,750 £42,500 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.58% +36.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £53,223 £52,500 £38,100
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
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
4961 5208 5247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.71% 87.40% 84.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4163 4391 4319
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Gloucestershire -4 9 £29,500 -30.99% 2
Somerset -16 8 £30,000 -22.07% 1
Wiltshire +4 5 £53,223 +63.76%
Dorset +5 4 £38,500 +28.33% 1
Devon +6 3 £28,591 +9.96% 1
Cornwall - 3 - -
Bristol -26 1 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 46 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.23%) Software Testing
3 23 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 21 (30.43%) SQL
4 21 (30.43%) ISTQB
4 21 (30.43%) Selenium
4 21 (30.43%) Test Scripting
5 20 (28.99%) Web Services
6 19 (27.54%) Java
7 18 (26.09%) ISEB
8 16 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (21.74%) Regression Testing
10 14 (20.29%) QA
10 14 (20.29%) Test Management
11 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
11 13 (18.84%) Python
12 12 (17.39%) JUnit
12 12 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (15.94%) SOAP
13 11 (15.94%) XML
13 11 (15.94%) SoapUI
13 11 (15.94%) SDLC
14 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
14 10 (14.49%) REST
14 10 (14.49%) Process Improvement
14 10 (14.49%) Security Testing
14 10 (14.49%) Unit Testing
14 10 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (14.49%) SOA

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 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) LAN
1 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) RDBMS
1 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.80%) GIS
3 2 (2.90%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (30.43%) Selenium
2 12 (17.39%) JUnit
3 11 (15.94%) SoapUI
4 10 (14.49%) Maven
4 10 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
6 6 (8.70%) JIRA
7 5 (7.25%) LoadRunner
8 4 (5.80%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (4.35%) Spock
9 3 (4.35%) TestDirector
9 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.45%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.45%) Hudson
11 1 (1.45%) JMeter
11 1 (1.45%) PHPUnit
11 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (8.70%) Back Office
2 2 (2.90%) Advertising
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (34.78%) Analyst
2 23 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 11 (15.94%) Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Tester
4 10 (14.49%) Java Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Test Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Test Manager
6 8 (11.59%) Web Tester
7 7 (10.14%) Automation Tester
7 7 (10.14%) Test Leader
8 5 (7.25%) Software Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Web Automation Tester
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Test Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Java Web Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Web Developer
11 2 (2.90%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.99%) Web Services
2 11 (15.94%) SOAP
2 11 (15.94%) XML
3 10 (14.49%) REST
3 10 (14.49%) Spring
4 4 (5.80%) Angular 2
4 4 (5.80%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.35%) .NET
5 3 (4.35%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.35%) J2EE
6 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.45%) CSS
6 1 (1.45%) HTML
6 1 (1.45%) JDBC
6 1 (1.45%) LAMP
6 1 (1.45%) Symfony
6 1 (1.45%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.80%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.45%) iPad
4 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Unix
3 2 (2.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.23%) Software Testing
3 23 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 21 (30.43%) Test Scripting
5 15 (21.74%) Regression Testing
6 14 (20.29%) Test Management
7 12 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (15.94%) SDLC
9 10 (14.49%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (14.49%) Process Improvement
9 10 (14.49%) Refactoring
9 10 (14.49%) Security Testing
9 10 (14.49%) SOA
9 10 (14.49%) Unit Testing
10 9 (13.04%) Test Strategy
11 8 (11.59%) Configuration Management
11 8 (11.59%) Manual Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Test Automation
12 7 (10.14%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) SQL
2 19 (27.54%) Java
3 13 (18.84%) Python
4 8 (11.59%) Bash Shell
5 6 (8.70%) C#
6 5 (7.25%) C++
6 5 (7.25%) Ruby
7 4 (5.80%) C
7 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.80%) Perl
8 1 (1.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (30.43%) ISTQB
2 18 (26.09%) ISEB
3 10 (14.49%) DV Cleared
3 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
4 9 (13.04%) Degree
5 6 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.45%) MySQL Certification
6 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) HP
3 4 (5.80%) ESRI
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle
5 1 (1.45%) Zend
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