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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / South West
Rank 172 182 207
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +25
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 56 70 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.11% 1.22% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.38% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 34 46 26
Median salary £38,750 £41,250 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.06% +11.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,764 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £48,750 £47,500
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
4507 5089 5198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 89.09% 88.70% 87.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3684 4198 4356
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 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,100 £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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +3 23 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Devon +5 9 £33,500 -10.66%
Bristol -19 9 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Somerset - 8 £42,500 -
Wiltshire +28 7 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 45 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (47.25%) SQL
3 41 (45.05%) Selenium
4 35 (38.46%) ISTQB
5 32 (35.16%) Test Scripting
6 30 (32.97%) Java
7 29 (31.87%) Finance
8 28 (30.77%) ISEB
8 28 (30.77%) SoapUI
9 26 (28.57%) QA
10 24 (26.37%) Software Testing
11 23 (25.27%) Non-Functional Testing
12 20 (21.98%) C#
13 18 (19.78%) SOAP
13 18 (19.78%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (18.68%) XML
14 17 (18.68%) Automated Testing
15 16 (17.58%) Python
15 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
15 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
16 15 (16.48%) JSON
16 15 (16.48%) JIRA
16 15 (16.48%) Regression Testing
17 14 (15.38%) Cucumber
18 13 (14.29%) DV Cleared
19 11 (12.09%) Degree
19 11 (12.09%) Test Management
19 11 (12.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 11 (12.09%) LoadRunner
19 11 (12.09%) JavaScript

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 (2.20%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.10%) CMS
2 1 (1.10%) FileNet
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.10%) SAS
2 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.20%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.40%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) Internet
1 2 (2.20%) Intranet
2 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.49%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.40%) Big Data
4 4 (4.40%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.40%) MySQL
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.20%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.10%) DB2
7 1 (1.10%) Power BI
7 1 (1.10%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 41 (45.05%) Selenium
2 28 (30.77%) SoapUI
3 15 (16.48%) JIRA
4 14 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 11 (12.09%) LoadRunner
6 9 (9.89%) JUnit
7 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 7 (7.69%) TestNG
8 6 (6.59%) Spock
8 6 (6.59%) WebDriver
9 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
10 4 (4.40%) HP UFT
10 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (4.40%) TestDirector
11 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.20%) WinRunner
11 2 (2.20%) Zephyr
12 1 (1.10%) Ranorex
12 1 (1.10%) Rational Functional Tester
12 1 (1.10%) TestRail
General
1 29 (31.87%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Back Office
3 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.49%) Retail
5 4 (4.40%) Banking
6 3 (3.30%) Advertising
6 3 (3.30%) Billing
7 2 (2.20%) Electronics
7 2 (2.20%) Marketing
7 2 (2.20%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (52.75%) Analyst
2 42 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 19 (20.88%) Test Engineer
4 13 (14.29%) Tester
5 12 (13.19%) Software Analyst
5 12 (13.19%) Software Test Analyst
6 10 (10.99%) QA Analyst
7 9 (9.89%) Software Test Engineer
8 8 (8.79%) Developer
9 6 (6.59%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) SQL Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.40%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (4.40%) Product Developer
11 4 (4.40%) QA Test Analyst
12 3 (3.30%) Senior Test Analyst
12 3 (3.30%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.78%) SOAP
2 17 (18.68%) XML
3 15 (16.48%) JSON
4 8 (8.79%) REST
5 6 (6.59%) Web Services
5 6 (6.59%) XML Messaging
6 4 (4.40%) Angular 2
6 4 (4.40%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.40%) CakePHP
6 4 (4.40%) LAMP
6 4 (4.40%) RxJS
6 4 (4.40%) Symfony
7 3 (3.30%) .NET
7 3 (3.30%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.20%) CSS
8 2 (2.20%) CSS3
8 2 (2.20%) HTML
9 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.30%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.99%) Linux
2 7 (7.69%) Unix
3 2 (2.20%) Windows
4 1 (1.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.16%) Test Scripting
3 24 (26.37%) Software Testing
4 23 (25.27%) Non-Functional Testing
5 18 (19.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (18.68%) Automated Testing
7 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
8 15 (16.48%) Regression Testing
9 11 (12.09%) Test Management
10 10 (10.99%) SDLC
11 9 (9.89%) Automation Testing
12 8 (8.79%) BDD
12 8 (8.79%) Test Strategy
12 8 (8.79%) Wealth Management
13 7 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
13 7 (7.69%) Manual Testing
13 7 (7.69%) Mathematics
13 7 (7.69%) OpenUP
13 7 (7.69%) User Stories
14 6 (6.59%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (47.25%) SQL
2 30 (32.97%) Java
3 20 (21.98%) C#
4 16 (17.58%) Python
5 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.79%) C++
7 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.40%) C
8 4 (4.40%) PHP
9 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.30%) VBScript
10 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.10%) Perl
11 1 (1.10%) Ruby
11 1 (1.10%) VB
11 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.10%) VB6
11 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 28 (30.77%) ISEB
3 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
4 13 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 11 (12.09%) Degree
5 11 (12.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Oracle
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.79%) HP
4 4 (4.40%) Nokia
5 3 (3.30%) SAP
5 3 (3.30%) SOASTA, Inc
5 3 (3.30%) Tableau
6 1 (1.10%) EMC
6 1 (1.10%) Panasonic
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