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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 231 210 211
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 6 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.019% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.024% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 6
Average salary £40,000 £29,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% -42.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £29,000 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £29,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -1.23%
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
4927 4231 4043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.34% 81.52% 78.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4120 3552 3568
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 March 2015. 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 -5 3 £36,500 +25.86%
Gloucestershire - 1 £42,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £42,500 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (50.00%) SAP Basis
4 5 (50.00%) ABAP
4 5 (50.00%) MS Office
4 5 (50.00%) SAP
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (50.00%) Legal
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) UNIX
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) ISEB
7 1 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) JIRA
7 1 (10.00%) Selenium
7 1 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (10.00%) Test Management
7 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (50.00%) Legal
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Programmer
2 4 (40.00%) ABAP Programmer
2 4 (40.00%) SAP Programmer
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) ABAP
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) SAP