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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / South West
Rank 180 196 206
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 51 50 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 0.89% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.00% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 33 33 30
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
4359 4992 5262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 88.13% 89.08% 86.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3562 4209 4416
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Gloucestershire +9 18 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Bristol -3 12 £32,500 -23.52%
Somerset +11 7 £41,500 +10.66% 2
Devon +2 7 £33,500 -10.66% 2
Wiltshire +22 5 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Dorset +8 2 £40,000 +17.64%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 44 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.67%) SQL
3 34 (40.48%) Selenium
4 32 (38.10%) Test Scripting
5 29 (34.52%) ISTQB
6 28 (33.33%) ISEB
7 25 (29.76%) Software Testing
8 24 (28.57%) QA
9 22 (26.19%) Java
10 20 (23.81%) C#
10 20 (23.81%) Regression Testing
10 20 (23.81%) Finance
11 19 (22.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (21.43%) SoapUI
12 18 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
13 15 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (17.86%) Degree
14 14 (16.67%) JIRA
14 14 (16.67%) Python
14 14 (16.67%) SDLC
14 14 (16.67%) Test Management
14 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
15 13 (15.48%) SOAP
15 13 (15.48%) XML
15 13 (15.48%) Linux
16 12 (14.29%) DV Cleared
17 11 (13.10%) HP Quality Center
17 11 (13.10%) Automated Testing
18 10 (11.90%) JSON

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 2 (2.38%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.19%) Apache
2 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.19%) CMS
2 1 (1.19%) SAS
2 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Internet
1 2 (2.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) MySQL
3 4 (4.76%) Big Data
3 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.38%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.19%) Power BI
6 1 (1.19%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 34 (40.48%) Selenium
2 18 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 14 (16.67%) JIRA
4 9 (10.71%) Cucumber
4 9 (10.71%) LoadRunner
5 8 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 7 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 6 (7.14%) JUnit
8 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
8 5 (5.95%) TestNG
9 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (4.76%) TestDirector
10 3 (3.57%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.57%) Spock
11 2 (2.38%) WinRunner
11 2 (2.38%) Zephyr
12 1 (1.19%) Ranorex
12 1 (1.19%) Redmine
12 1 (1.19%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (23.81%) Finance
2 8 (9.52%) Back Office
3 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
3 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.57%) Advertising
4 3 (3.57%) Billing
5 2 (2.38%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.19%) Electronics
6 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (51.19%) Analyst
2 39 (46.43%) Test Analyst
3 12 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) Software Analyst
4 10 (11.90%) Software Test Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Developer
5 8 (9.52%) QA Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Test Manager
5 8 (9.52%) Tester
6 6 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Product Developer
8 4 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.48%) SOAP
1 13 (15.48%) XML
2 10 (11.90%) JSON
3 8 (9.52%) REST
4 5 (5.95%) LAMP
4 5 (5.95%) Symfony
5 4 (4.76%) Angular 2
5 4 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.76%) CakePHP
5 4 (4.76%) RxJS
5 4 (4.76%) Web Services
6 3 (3.57%) .NET
6 3 (3.57%) CSS
6 3 (3.57%) HTML
6 3 (3.57%) XML Messaging
7 2 (2.38%) CSS3
7 2 (2.38%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.90%) Mobile App
3 9 (10.71%) Mathematics
4 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.57%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.19%) iPad
7 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Linux
2 5 (5.95%) Unix
3 3 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 25 (29.76%) Software Testing
4 20 (23.81%) Regression Testing
5 19 (22.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (16.67%) SDLC
7 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 14 (16.67%) Test Management
8 11 (13.10%) Automated Testing
9 9 (10.71%) Manual Testing
9 9 (10.71%) Test Strategy
10 8 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (9.52%) Test Planning
11 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.33%) Defect Management
11 7 (8.33%) Waterfall
12 6 (7.14%) People Management
12 6 (7.14%) Time Management
13 5 (5.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.67%) SQL
2 22 (26.19%) Java
3 20 (23.81%) C#
4 14 (16.67%) Python
5 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 6 (7.14%) C++
8 5 (5.95%) PHP
9 4 (4.76%) C
10 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.38%) VBScript
12 1 (1.19%) Perl
12 1 (1.19%) Ruby
12 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (34.52%) ISTQB
2 28 (33.33%) ISEB
3 15 (17.86%) Degree
4 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 12 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 7 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.19%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (10.71%) HP
2 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) Nokia
4 3 (3.57%) SOASTA, Inc
4 3 (3.57%) Tableau
5 2 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (1.19%) EMC
6 1 (1.19%) Panasonic
6 1 (1.19%) Zend
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
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Salary: competitive benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
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Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
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Posted: 16 days ago