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

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 217 187 198
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +11
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 36 70 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% 1.18% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.36% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 28 58 31
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £27,050 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,223 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year
- +8.84%
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
4843 5143 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.09% 86.50% 85.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4043 4306 4204
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 24 August 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 24 August 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
Dorset +20 11 £34,000 -38.18% 3
Wiltshire +2 6 £53,223 +63.76% 1
Gloucestershire -3 6 £29,250 -31.97% 1
Devon +9 5 £45,000 +73.07%
Somerset -17 3 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Cornwall - 3 - -
Bristol -10 1 £35,000 -30.00% 4
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 51 (66.23%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.06%) Non-Functional Testing
3 26 (33.77%) Java
4 23 (29.87%) Web Services
5 22 (28.57%) Selenium
6 21 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 21 (27.27%) SQL
7 20 (25.97%) QA
8 19 (24.68%) Test Scripting
8 19 (24.68%) JUnit
8 19 (24.68%) ISEB
9 17 (22.08%) Regression Testing
9 17 (22.08%) ISTQB
10 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
11 14 (18.18%) XML
11 14 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (16.88%) Refactoring
12 13 (16.88%) Spring
12 13 (16.88%) Maven
12 13 (16.88%) Scrum
12 13 (16.88%) RDBMS
12 13 (16.88%) Relational Database
12 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (16.88%) Unit Testing
13 12 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (14.29%) DV Cleared
14 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 11 (14.29%) Test Management
14 11 (14.29%) Process Improvement

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 1 (1.30%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) LAN
1 3 (3.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) RDBMS
1 13 (16.88%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.19%) GIS
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (28.57%) Selenium
2 19 (24.68%) JUnit
3 13 (16.88%) Maven
4 12 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (12.99%) SoapUI
5 10 (12.99%) Visual Studio
6 8 (10.39%) Cucumber
7 7 (9.09%) JIRA
7 7 (9.09%) LoadRunner
8 5 (6.49%) WebDriver
9 4 (5.19%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (3.90%) JMeter
10 3 (3.90%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.60%) TestDirector
12 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
12 1 (1.30%) Hudson
12 1 (1.30%) JBehave
12 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.30%) TestNG
General
1 6 (7.79%) Back Office
2 4 (5.19%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Advertising
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Billing
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Analyst
2 25 (32.47%) Test Analyst
3 15 (19.48%) Tester
4 14 (18.18%) Developer
5 13 (16.88%) Java Developer
6 10 (12.99%) Test Engineer
6 10 (12.99%) Test Leader
7 9 (11.69%) Test Manager
8 8 (10.39%) Web Tester
9 7 (9.09%) Automation Tester
10 6 (7.79%) Software Tester
11 5 (6.49%) Software Analyst
11 5 (6.49%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (6.49%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (6.49%) Web Automation Tester
12 4 (5.19%) Automation Test Analyst
13 3 (3.90%) Java Web Developer
13 3 (3.90%) Middleware Engineer
13 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 3 (3.90%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.87%) Web Services
2 14 (18.18%) XML
3 13 (16.88%) Spring
4 10 (12.99%) REST
4 10 (12.99%) SOAP
5 4 (5.19%) Angular 2
5 4 (5.19%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.90%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.90%) J2EE
6 3 (3.90%) JDBC
6 3 (3.90%) Middleware
7 1 (1.30%) .NET
7 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.30%) CSS
7 1 (1.30%) HTML
7 1 (1.30%) Java EE
7 1 (1.30%) LAMP
7 1 (1.30%) Symfony
7 1 (1.30%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Linux
1 5 (6.49%) Unix
2 3 (3.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (66.23%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.06%) Non-Functional Testing
3 21 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 19 (24.68%) Test Scripting
5 17 (22.08%) Regression Testing
6 14 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (16.88%) Refactoring
7 13 (16.88%) Scrum
7 13 (16.88%) Unit Testing
8 11 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 11 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (14.29%) Process Improvement
8 11 (14.29%) Test Management
9 10 (12.99%) Security Testing
9 10 (12.99%) SOA
9 10 (12.99%) User Stories
10 9 (11.69%) Configuration Management
10 9 (11.69%) SDLC
10 9 (11.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) Java
2 21 (27.27%) SQL
3 9 (11.69%) Python
4 8 (10.39%) C++
5 7 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 7 (9.09%) Ruby
6 6 (7.79%) C#
7 4 (5.19%) C
7 4 (5.19%) Perl
8 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (24.68%) ISEB
2 17 (22.08%) ISTQB
3 11 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.99%) Degree
5 6 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (25.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) ESRI
3 3 (3.90%) HP
3 3 (3.90%) IBM
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle
4 1 (1.30%) Sage
4 1 (1.30%) Zend
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