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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 222 214 213
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 3 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.049% 0.019% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.024% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
Average salary £24,000 £50,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.00% +96.07%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.50%
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
4871 4175 4306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.90% 80.40% 75.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3932 3554 3798
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
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 20 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 20 August 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 -
Dorset - 1 £55,000 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (70.00%) C
1 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (60.00%) CAPA
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (20.00%) Replication
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) TestDirector
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Content Management
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
1 6 (60.00%) Software Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (60.00%) CAPA
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP