The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Tester
Rank 899 936 869
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 6 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.010% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 6
Average salary £25,500 £30,000 £50,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -40.88%
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103199 113344 103481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85203 93021 86182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Functional Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the UK.

Functional Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Functional Tester
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
England +45 6 £25,500 -15.00% 5
North West -1 4 £25,500 +2.00%
Liverpool - 4 £25,500 -
Merseyside - 4 £25,500 -
South East +8 2 £30,000 - 4
Milton Keynes - 2 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £30,000 - 4

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title.

1 21 (91.30%) Functional Testing
2 15 (65.22%) SDLC
3 13 (56.52%) Test Automation
4 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (47.83%) Degree
6 10 (43.48%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (39.13%) ISEB
8 8 (34.78%) TDD
8 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
8 8 (34.78%) BDD
9 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
9 7 (30.43%) Finance
10 6 (26.09%) SOA
10 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
10 6 (26.09%) DevOps
11 5 (21.74%) SQL
12 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
12 4 (17.39%) VBScript
12 4 (17.39%) IBM
12 4 (17.39%) CRM
12 4 (17.39%) Scrum
12 4 (17.39%) WebCenter
12 4 (17.39%) QA
12 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
12 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (13.04%) Retail
14 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
14 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
14 2 (8.70%) Windows

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Android
1 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Functional Testing
2 15 (65.22%) SDLC
3 13 (56.52%) Test Automation
4 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (43.48%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (34.78%) BDD
6 8 (34.78%) TDD
7 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
8 6 (26.09%) DevOps
8 6 (26.09%) SOA
9 4 (17.39%) CRM
9 4 (17.39%) Scrum
10 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (8.70%) Workflow
10 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
10 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
10 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
10 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
10 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) VBScript
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Degree
2 9 (39.13%) ISEB
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
4 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) hybris
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