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

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 198 204 189
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 35 52 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.86% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.01% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 31 46 38
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,000 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
4551 5160 5216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.40% 85.35% 85.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3807 4299 4250
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 June 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 June 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
Devon +1 11 £45,000 +80.00%
Dorset +20 10 £32,500 - 1
Gloucestershire -3 6 £41,250 -13.15% 1
Bristol +1 3 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Wiltshire +14 2 £35,000 +8.52% 1
Cornwall - 2 £42,500 - 1
Somerset -9 1 £32,500 +25.00%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 79 (71.82%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (52.73%) Java
3 44 (40.00%) QA
4 40 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
5 39 (35.45%) JUnit
6 37 (33.64%) Selenium
7 36 (32.73%) Scrum
8 32 (29.09%) Software Testing
9 31 (28.18%) SQL
10 30 (27.27%) Relational Database
11 29 (26.36%) XML
12 28 (25.45%) Web Services
12 28 (25.45%) ISEB
13 27 (24.55%) Unix
14 26 (23.64%) Test Scripting
15 25 (22.73%) Oracle
16 24 (21.82%) Test Automation
16 24 (21.82%) Cucumber
17 23 (20.91%) User Acceptance Testing
17 23 (20.91%) Regression Testing
18 22 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (20.00%) User Stories
19 21 (19.09%) Unit Testing
19 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
19 21 (19.09%) Spring
19 21 (19.09%) Maven
20 20 (18.18%) ISTQB
20 20 (18.18%) RDBMS
21 19 (17.27%) Configuration Management
21 19 (17.27%) Analytical Skills

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 7 (6.36%) MQSeries
2 4 (3.64%) Apache
3 3 (2.73%) Confluence
3 3 (2.73%) JBoss
3 3 (2.73%) Mule
3 3 (2.73%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.91%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MS Office
2 2 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.36%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.45%) LAN
2 6 (5.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 20 (18.18%) RDBMS
3 18 (16.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.64%) GIS
5 3 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.82%) MySQL
7 1 (0.91%) Big Data
7 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (35.45%) JUnit
2 37 (33.64%) Selenium
3 24 (21.82%) Cucumber
4 21 (19.09%) Maven
5 15 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (10.00%) JBehave
6 11 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 10 (9.09%) JIRA
7 10 (9.09%) SoapUI
8 9 (8.18%) LoadRunner
9 6 (5.45%) SpecFlow
9 6 (5.45%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.64%) JMeter
10 4 (3.64%) TestNG
11 3 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.73%) ClearQuest
11 3 (2.73%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.73%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (2.73%) Subversion
11 3 (2.73%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (14.55%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Banking
2 7 (6.36%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.91%) Advertising
3 1 (0.91%) Back Office
3 1 (0.91%) Billing
3 1 (0.91%) Electronics
3 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (32.73%) Analyst
2 35 (31.82%) Test Analyst
2 35 (31.82%) Test Engineer
3 22 (20.00%) Tester
4 21 (19.09%) Developer
5 19 (17.27%) Java Developer
6 14 (12.73%) Test Leader
7 13 (11.82%) Test Automation Engineer
8 12 (10.91%) Middleware Engineer
9 11 (10.00%) Java Engineer
9 11 (10.00%) Software Tester
10 8 (7.27%) Web Tester
11 7 (6.36%) Automation Tester
11 7 (6.36%) Software Analyst
11 7 (6.36%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 5 (4.55%) Web Automation Tester
14 4 (3.64%) Agile Tester
14 4 (3.64%) Automation Test Analyst
14 4 (3.64%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.36%) XML
2 28 (25.45%) Web Services
3 21 (19.09%) Spring
4 13 (11.82%) REST
4 13 (11.82%) SOAP
5 12 (10.91%) Middleware
6 6 (5.45%) JDBC
7 4 (3.64%) Angular 2
7 4 (3.64%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.64%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.64%) HTML
7 4 (3.64%) J2EE
7 4 (3.64%) Java EE
8 3 (2.73%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (2.73%) Apache Camel
8 3 (2.73%) Apache CXF
8 3 (2.73%) jQuery
8 3 (2.73%) JSON
8 3 (2.73%) OSGi
8 3 (2.73%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.91%) Virtual Team
3 6 (5.45%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.64%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.82%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.55%) Unix
2 17 (15.45%) Windows
3 8 (7.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (71.82%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
3 36 (32.73%) Scrum
4 32 (29.09%) Software Testing
5 26 (23.64%) Test Scripting
6 24 (21.82%) Test Automation
7 23 (20.91%) Regression Testing
7 23 (20.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (20.00%) User Stories
9 21 (19.09%) Unit Testing
10 19 (17.27%) Configuration Management
11 18 (16.36%) Refactoring
11 18 (16.36%) System Testing
12 17 (15.45%) SOA
13 14 (12.73%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (12.73%) Process Improvement
13 14 (12.73%) QA Automation
14 13 (11.82%) Wireframes
15 12 (10.91%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (52.73%) Java
2 31 (28.18%) SQL
3 12 (10.91%) C++
4 11 (10.00%) Python
5 9 (8.18%) Bash Shell
5 9 (8.18%) Ruby
6 7 (6.36%) C#
6 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.73%) C
7 3 (2.73%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (25.45%) ISEB
2 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
3 20 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 18 (16.36%) DV Cleared
5 17 (15.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (11.82%) Degree
7 12 (10.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.73%) vSphere
2 2 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (22.73%) Oracle
2 17 (15.45%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.82%) HP
4 12 (10.91%) IBM
5 7 (6.36%) Green Hat
5 7 (6.36%) webMethods
6 4 (3.64%) ESRI
7 3 (2.73%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.73%) Citrix
7 3 (2.73%) Remedy
7 3 (2.73%) Sybase
7 3 (2.73%) VMware
8 1 (0.91%) Sage
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