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

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 186 217 210
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -7
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 61 29 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.48% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.56% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 49 18 25
Median salary £40,000 £34,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.78% -14.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £27,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,500 £52,800
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +12.67%
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
4863 5220 4987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.20% 85.93% 85.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4031 4265 4143
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Bristol +9 20 £30,000 -7.69%
Gloucestershire +4 16 £50,000 - 1
Devon - 11 £40,000 - 1
Dorset +13 6 - -
Wiltshire +4 3 £35,000 - 1
Somerset - 3 £37,500 -
Cornwall - 2 £42,500 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 82 (68.91%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (54.62%) Java
3 60 (50.42%) QA
4 44 (36.97%) Scrum
4 44 (36.97%) Non-Functional Testing
5 40 (33.61%) JUnit
6 39 (32.77%) Unix
6 39 (32.77%) ISEB
6 39 (32.77%) Selenium
7 36 (30.25%) Oracle
7 36 (30.25%) Test Automation
8 35 (29.41%) Software Testing
9 34 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 34 (28.57%) XML
9 34 (28.57%) Relational Database
10 33 (27.73%) SQL
10 33 (27.73%) Regression Testing
11 31 (26.05%) Test Scripting
11 31 (26.05%) Cucumber
12 28 (23.53%) System Testing
13 27 (22.69%) Finance
13 27 (22.69%) Windows
14 26 (21.85%) Configuration Management
14 26 (21.85%) ISTQB
15 24 (20.17%) SQL Server
15 24 (20.17%) Security Cleared
15 24 (20.17%) User Stories
15 24 (20.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 23 (19.33%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (18.49%) HP

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 15 (12.61%) MQSeries
2 5 (4.20%) Apache
3 3 (2.52%) Confluence
3 3 (2.52%) JBoss
3 3 (2.52%) Mule
3 3 (2.52%) Mule ESB
4 2 (1.68%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (12.61%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.04%) LAN
2 6 (5.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 24 (20.17%) SQL Server
3 16 (13.45%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.04%) OLTP
5 5 (4.20%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.68%) Big Data
6 2 (1.68%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.84%) GIS
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 40 (33.61%) JUnit
2 39 (32.77%) Selenium
3 31 (26.05%) Cucumber
4 18 (15.13%) JBehave
5 16 (13.45%) Maven
6 10 (8.40%) JIRA
7 9 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (6.72%) LoadRunner
9 7 (5.88%) Subversion
9 7 (5.88%) WebDriver
10 6 (5.04%) SpecFlow
11 5 (4.20%) ClearQuest
11 5 (4.20%) JMeter
11 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio
12 4 (3.36%) SoapUI
12 4 (3.36%) TestNG
13 3 (2.52%) FishEye
13 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
13 3 (2.52%) Gradle
13 3 (2.52%) Mockito
General
1 27 (22.69%) Finance
2 15 (12.61%) Banking
3 9 (7.56%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.04%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.52%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (40.34%) Test Engineer
2 38 (31.93%) Analyst
2 38 (31.93%) Test Analyst
3 19 (15.97%) Test Automation Engineer
4 18 (15.13%) Test Leader
5 17 (14.29%) Developer
5 17 (14.29%) Java Engineer
6 16 (13.45%) Tester
7 14 (11.76%) Java Developer
7 14 (11.76%) Middleware Engineer
8 13 (10.92%) Software Tester
9 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Software Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) Agile Tester
10 4 (3.36%) Functional Test Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Java Software Developer
10 4 (3.36%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.52%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (28.57%) XML
2 20 (16.81%) Middleware
3 16 (13.45%) Spring
3 16 (13.45%) Web Services
4 7 (5.88%) HTML
4 7 (5.88%) SOAP
5 6 (5.04%) JDBC
5 6 (5.04%) REST
6 4 (3.36%) Java EE
7 3 (2.52%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.52%) Apache Camel
7 3 (2.52%) Apache CXF
7 3 (2.52%) CSS
7 3 (2.52%) EJB
7 3 (2.52%) JMS
7 3 (2.52%) jQuery
7 3 (2.52%) JSON
7 3 (2.52%) OSGi
7 3 (2.52%) Spring Integration
8 2 (1.68%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.36%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.36%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.52%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (32.77%) Unix
2 27 (22.69%) Windows
3 9 (7.56%) Linux
4 1 (0.84%) Android
4 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (68.91%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.97%) Non-Functional Testing
2 44 (36.97%) Scrum
3 36 (30.25%) Test Automation
4 35 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 34 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 33 (27.73%) Regression Testing
7 31 (26.05%) Test Scripting
8 28 (23.53%) System Testing
9 26 (21.85%) Configuration Management
10 24 (20.17%) User Stories
11 21 (17.65%) QA Automation
12 20 (16.81%) Data Management
13 18 (15.13%) OO
14 17 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (14.29%) Test Management
14 17 (14.29%) Unit Testing
15 14 (11.76%) Manual Testing
15 14 (11.76%) SOA
16 13 (10.92%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (54.62%) Java
2 33 (27.73%) SQL
3 11 (9.24%) C++
4 10 (8.40%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.40%) Python
5 8 (6.72%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.72%) Ruby
6 7 (5.88%) C#
7 4 (3.36%) XPath
8 2 (1.68%) C
8 2 (1.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (32.77%) ISEB
2 26 (21.85%) ISTQB
3 24 (20.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (20.17%) Security Cleared
4 19 (15.97%) DV Cleared
5 16 (13.45%) SC Cleared
6 14 (11.76%) Degree
7 4 (3.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (50.42%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) vSphere
2 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (30.25%) Oracle
2 22 (18.49%) HP
3 20 (16.81%) IBM
4 15 (12.61%) Green Hat
4 15 (12.61%) webMethods
5 11 (9.24%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.20%) Citrix
6 5 (4.20%) Remedy
6 5 (4.20%) Sybase
6 5 (4.20%) VMware
7 3 (2.52%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.84%) ESRI
8 1 (0.84%) Sage