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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 189 207 222
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +15
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 63 40 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.11% 0.68% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.79% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40 30 13
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,900 £35,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
4973 5060 4626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.49% 86.35% 84.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4117 4264 3909
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -2 25 £40,000 +9.58% 4
Dorset +19 14 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Gloucestershire +13 13 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Devon - 4 £37,500 - 1
Wiltshire 0 3 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 101 (73.19%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (52.17%) Java
3 62 (44.93%) QA
3 62 (44.93%) Selenium
4 54 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 54 (39.13%) Oracle
5 49 (35.51%) JUnit
5 49 (35.51%) Non-Functional Testing
6 46 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 46 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 46 (33.33%) Unix
7 44 (31.88%) Scrum
7 44 (31.88%) Finance
8 42 (30.43%) ISEB
9 41 (29.71%) SQL
10 38 (27.54%) Regression Testing
11 37 (26.81%) Relational Database
11 37 (26.81%) Analytical Skills
12 36 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 34 (24.64%) Test Scripting
14 33 (23.91%) Windows
15 32 (23.19%) XML
15 32 (23.19%) SQL Server
16 28 (20.29%) System Testing
17 25 (18.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 24 (17.39%) QA Automation
18 24 (17.39%) HP
18 24 (17.39%) SOAP
19 23 (16.67%) SOA
19 23 (16.67%) Degree

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (12.32%) MQSeries
2 10 (7.25%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.52%) Mule
3 9 (6.52%) Mule ESB
4 7 (5.07%) Apache
5 6 (4.35%) JBoss
6 3 (2.17%) Confluence
7 2 (1.45%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (12.32%) Temenos T24
2 3 (2.17%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.17%) LAN
3 2 (1.45%) WAN
4 1 (0.72%) 2G
4 1 (0.72%) 3G
4 1 (0.72%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.81%) Relational Database
2 32 (23.19%) SQL Server
3 17 (12.32%) RDBMS
4 11 (7.97%) Oracle Database
5 8 (5.80%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (5.80%) OLTP
6 3 (2.17%) MySQL
7 2 (1.45%) Big Data
7 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.72%) GIS
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 62 (44.93%) Selenium
2 49 (35.51%) JUnit
3 46 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 21 (15.22%) JBehave
5 17 (12.32%) Maven
6 16 (11.59%) SoapUI
7 13 (9.42%) Spock
8 12 (8.70%) Mockito
8 12 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (7.97%) JIRA
9 11 (7.97%) Visual Studio
10 8 (5.80%) Geb
10 8 (5.80%) Subversion
11 7 (5.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (5.07%) ClearQuest
11 7 (5.07%) FishEye
12 6 (4.35%) TestDirector
13 5 (3.62%) EasyMock
13 5 (3.62%) WebDriver
14 4 (2.90%) jMock
General
1 44 (31.88%) Finance
2 17 (12.32%) Banking
3 9 (6.52%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.80%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.17%) Back Office
5 3 (2.17%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (35.51%) Test Engineer
2 37 (26.81%) Analyst
2 37 (26.81%) Test Analyst
3 28 (20.29%) Tester
4 23 (16.67%) Java Engineer
5 20 (14.49%) Automation Engineer
5 20 (14.49%) Test Automation Engineer
6 19 (13.77%) Developer
7 15 (10.87%) Java Developer
7 15 (10.87%) Software Tester
8 14 (10.14%) Test Leader
9 11 (7.97%) Automated Tester
10 10 (7.25%) Middleware Engineer
11 9 (6.52%) Senior Developer
12 8 (5.80%) Agile Developer
12 8 (5.80%) Agile Java Developer
12 8 (5.80%) Agile Tester
13 7 (5.07%) Senior Java Developer
13 7 (5.07%) SOA Tester
14 6 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.19%) XML
2 24 (17.39%) SOAP
3 23 (16.67%) REST
4 18 (13.04%) Middleware
4 18 (13.04%) Web Services
5 17 (12.32%) Spring
6 16 (11.59%) Java EE
7 11 (7.97%) Grails
7 11 (7.97%) HTML
8 10 (7.25%) .NET
9 9 (6.52%) Apache Camel
9 9 (6.52%) Spring Integration
10 8 (5.80%) CSS
10 8 (5.80%) JMS
11 7 (5.07%) jQuery
11 7 (5.07%) JSON
12 6 (4.35%) J2EE
12 6 (4.35%) Struts
13 5 (3.62%) Apache CXF
13 5 (3.62%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 37 (26.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.80%) Client/Server
2 8 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.90%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.90%) PMI
5 3 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (33.33%) Unix
2 33 (23.91%) Windows
3 13 (9.42%) Linux
4 1 (0.72%) Android
4 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (73.19%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 49 (35.51%) Non-Functional Testing
4 46 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 44 (31.88%) Scrum
6 38 (27.54%) Regression Testing
7 36 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 34 (24.64%) Test Scripting
9 28 (20.29%) System Testing
10 24 (17.39%) QA Automation
11 23 (16.67%) SOA
12 22 (15.94%) BDD
12 22 (15.94%) Configuration Management
13 21 (15.22%) OO
13 21 (15.22%) Test Management
14 18 (13.04%) Automation Testing
14 18 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (13.04%) Data Management
14 18 (13.04%) Integration Testing
14 18 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (52.17%) Java
2 41 (29.71%) SQL
3 17 (12.32%) Bash Shell
3 17 (12.32%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.52%) Python
5 7 (5.07%) C#
6 6 (4.35%) C++
6 6 (4.35%) Groovy
7 5 (3.62%) XPath
8 4 (2.90%) Ruby
9 2 (1.45%) Perl
9 2 (1.45%) Tcl
10 1 (0.72%) C
10 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (30.43%) ISEB
2 25 (18.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (16.67%) Degree
4 22 (15.94%) Security Cleared
5 20 (14.49%) ISTQB
6 15 (10.87%) DV Cleared
7 13 (9.42%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (2.90%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (44.93%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.80%) vSphere
2 6 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 54 (39.13%) Oracle
2 24 (17.39%) HP
3 18 (13.04%) IBM
4 17 (12.32%) Green Hat
4 17 (12.32%) webMethods
5 16 (11.59%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.80%) Citrix
6 8 (5.80%) Remedy
6 8 (5.80%) Sybase
6 8 (5.80%) VMware
7 3 (2.17%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.72%) ESRI
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