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

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 203 204 202
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 39 42 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.74% 0.71% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.83% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 33 36 27
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £26,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £51,250 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
4579 5060 5134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 86.90% 85.26% 85.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3843 4224 4262
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,909
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.55%
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 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 29 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
Devon +13 10 £45,000 +80.00% 3
Gloucestershire +2 9 £52,500 +10.52%
Bristol -1 8 £29,250 -10.00%
Dorset +17 6 £32,500 - 1
Wiltshire +6 2 £37,500 +17.18% 1
Somerset -6 2 £36,250 +39.42% 2
Cornwall - 2 £42,500 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 (71.30%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (55.65%) Java
3 51 (44.35%) QA
4 42 (36.52%) Non-Functional Testing
5 40 (34.78%) Scrum
5 40 (34.78%) JUnit
6 37 (32.17%) Selenium
7 35 (30.43%) ISEB
7 35 (30.43%) Unix
8 33 (28.70%) Software Testing
9 32 (27.83%) XML
9 32 (27.83%) SQL
9 32 (27.83%) Relational Database
10 31 (26.96%) Test Automation
10 31 (26.96%) Oracle
11 29 (25.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (24.35%) Regression Testing
12 28 (24.35%) Test Scripting
12 28 (24.35%) Cucumber
13 25 (21.74%) Security Cleared
14 24 (20.87%) ISTQB
15 23 (20.00%) Windows
15 23 (20.00%) System Testing
15 23 (20.00%) User Stories
16 22 (19.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 22 (19.13%) Configuration Management
16 22 (19.13%) Finance
17 21 (18.26%) Web Services
17 21 (18.26%) SQL Server
17 21 (18.26%) 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 10 (8.70%) MQSeries
2 5 (4.35%) Apache
3 3 (2.61%) Confluence
3 3 (2.61%) JBoss
3 3 (2.61%) Mule
3 3 (2.61%) Mule ESB
4 2 (1.74%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (8.70%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.22%) LAN
2 6 (5.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (27.83%) Relational Database
2 21 (18.26%) SQL Server
3 19 (16.52%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.74%) Big Data
5 2 (1.74%) GIS
5 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.74%) MySQL
6 1 (0.87%) OLTP
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 40 (34.78%) JUnit
2 37 (32.17%) Selenium
3 28 (24.35%) Cucumber
4 19 (16.52%) Maven
5 15 (13.04%) JBehave
6 11 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (7.83%) JIRA
7 9 (7.83%) LoadRunner
8 7 (6.09%) Visual Studio
8 7 (6.09%) WebDriver
9 6 (5.22%) SoapUI
9 6 (5.22%) SpecFlow
10 5 (4.35%) ClearQuest
10 5 (4.35%) JMeter
11 4 (3.48%) Subversion
11 4 (3.48%) TestNG
12 3 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (2.61%) FishEye
12 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.61%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 22 (19.13%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Banking
3 9 (7.83%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Electronics
5 1 (0.87%) Back Office
5 1 (0.87%) Billing
5 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (36.52%) Test Engineer
2 37 (32.17%) Analyst
2 37 (32.17%) Test Analyst
3 20 (17.39%) Developer
4 18 (15.65%) Tester
5 17 (14.78%) Java Developer
6 16 (13.91%) Test Automation Engineer
6 16 (13.91%) Test Leader
7 14 (12.17%) Java Engineer
7 14 (12.17%) Middleware Engineer
8 12 (10.43%) Software Tester
9 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Software Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (3.48%) Agile Tester
10 4 (3.48%) Java Software Developer
10 4 (3.48%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.61%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (2.61%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.61%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.83%) XML
2 21 (18.26%) Web Services
3 19 (16.52%) Spring
4 15 (13.04%) Middleware
5 9 (7.83%) SOAP
6 8 (6.96%) REST
7 7 (6.09%) HTML
8 6 (5.22%) JDBC
9 4 (3.48%) Java EE
10 3 (2.61%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (2.61%) Apache Camel
10 3 (2.61%) Apache CXF
10 3 (2.61%) CSS
10 3 (2.61%) EJB
10 3 (2.61%) JMS
10 3 (2.61%) jQuery
10 3 (2.61%) JSON
10 3 (2.61%) OSGi
10 3 (2.61%) Spring Integration
11 2 (1.74%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.09%) Client/Server
2 7 (6.09%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.48%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.48%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.61%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (30.43%) Unix
2 23 (20.00%) Windows
3 9 (7.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (71.30%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (36.52%) Non-Functional Testing
3 40 (34.78%) Scrum
4 33 (28.70%) Software Testing
5 31 (26.96%) Test Automation
6 29 (25.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (24.35%) Regression Testing
7 28 (24.35%) Test Scripting
8 23 (20.00%) System Testing
8 23 (20.00%) User Stories
9 22 (19.13%) Configuration Management
10 20 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (17.39%) Unit Testing
11 18 (15.65%) QA Automation
12 16 (13.91%) Refactoring
13 15 (13.04%) Data Management
13 15 (13.04%) OO
14 14 (12.17%) SOA
15 13 (11.30%) Manual Testing
15 13 (11.30%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 64 (55.65%) Java
2 32 (27.83%) SQL
3 12 (10.43%) C++
4 11 (9.57%) Python
5 10 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.83%) Bash Shell
6 9 (7.83%) Ruby
7 7 (6.09%) C#
8 3 (2.61%) C
8 3 (2.61%) Perl
9 1 (0.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (30.43%) ISEB
2 25 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 24 (20.87%) ISTQB
4 22 (19.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (17.39%) DV Cleared
6 16 (13.91%) SC Cleared
7 14 (12.17%) Degree
8 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (44.35%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) vSphere
2 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (26.96%) Oracle
2 17 (14.78%) HP
3 15 (13.04%) IBM
4 13 (11.30%) Microsoft
5 10 (8.70%) Green Hat
5 10 (8.70%) webMethods
6 5 (4.35%) Citrix
6 5 (4.35%) Remedy
6 5 (4.35%) Sybase
6 5 (4.35%) VMware
7 3 (2.61%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.74%) ESRI
9 1 (0.87%) Sage
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