The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Functional Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Tester
Rank 907 965 987
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 4 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.015% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.015% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 13
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £54,000 £40,800
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £45,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +50.00%

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
94446 105603 113036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79450 87181 92036
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Functional Tester in the job title.

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Tester over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 within the UK.

Functional Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Functional Tester
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
England +23 4 £42,500 -5.55% 1
London +35 2 £53,750 +14.36%
Yorkshire +34 1 £30,000 -33.33%
South East +13 1 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Reading - 1 £35,000 -
Thirsk - 1 £30,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £35,000 -

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Functional Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Functional Tester in the job title.

1 18 (85.71%) QA
2 17 (80.95%) Functional Testing
3 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (52.38%) Selenium
5 10 (47.62%) Regression Testing
5 10 (47.62%) Java
6 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
6 8 (38.10%) Automation Testing
7 7 (33.33%) JIRA
7 7 (33.33%) Finance
7 7 (33.33%) SQL
8 6 (28.57%) Unix
8 6 (28.57%) Linux
8 6 (28.57%) HP
8 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
9 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (23.81%) QA Automation
9 5 (23.81%) Migration
9 5 (23.81%) Scrum
9 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
9 5 (23.81%) Python
9 5 (23.81%) Derivative
9 5 (23.81%) Banking
9 5 (23.81%) Data Management
9 5 (23.81%) Pair Programming
9 5 (23.81%) Time Management
10 4 (19.05%) TestComplete
10 4 (19.05%) Law
10 4 (19.05%) WebDriver

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (4.76%) CMS
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Selenium
2 7 (33.33%) JIRA
3 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (19.05%) TestComplete
4 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.76%) NUnit
5 1 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Law
4 1 (4.76%) Games
4 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (23.81%) Derivative
2 2 (9.52%) iPad
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
1 6 (28.57%) Unix
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Functional Testing
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) Regression Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Automation Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
5 5 (23.81%) Data Management
5 5 (23.81%) Migration
5 5 (23.81%) Pair Programming
5 5 (23.81%) QA Automation
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Time Management
6 4 (19.05%) Open Source
7 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
8 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Project Management
8 2 (9.52%) SDLC
8 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) Python
3 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (85.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Sitecore
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