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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 238 222 211
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 8 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.15% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.18% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 1
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+19.71% -5.33%
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
5152 5070 4218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.28% 82.52% 82.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4319 4105 3613
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 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
Wiltshire -1 4 £32,500 -13.33%
Somerset - 4 £40,000 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (90.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Selenium
3 8 (72.73%) QA
3 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 6 (54.55%) JUnit
4 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
5 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) JMeter
5 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (36.36%) Java
6 4 (36.36%) Oracle
6 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
6 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
6 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (36.36%) System Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Time Management
7 3 (27.27%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (27.27%) Software Architecture
7 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
7 3 (27.27%) Test Management
7 3 (27.27%) Wealth Management
7 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
7 3 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
3 2 (18.18%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) JUnit
3 5 (45.45%) JMeter
4 3 (27.27%) SilkTest
4 3 (27.27%) HP UFT
4 3 (27.27%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
1 10 (90.91%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) SOAP
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
1 3 (27.27%) XML
1 3 (27.27%) XBRL
2 1 (9.09%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (36.36%) System Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
5 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) SOA
6 3 (27.27%) Wealth Management
6 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Software Architecture
6 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
6 3 (27.27%) Test Management
6 3 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Time Management
7 2 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) SAP