The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank 886 862 853
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 10 7 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.006% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.007% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 26
Average salary £30,000 £44,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +20.54%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.83%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110132 102981 111649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.41% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 90172 85675 95884
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%

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 16 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 11 July 2014. 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 -12 10 £30,000 -36.84%
North Yorkshire - 5 £30,000 -
Yorkshire - 5 £30,000 -
Harrogate - 5 £30,000 -
York - 4 £30,000 -
North West +7 3 £25,000 +8.69%
Lancashire - 3 £25,000 -
Preston - 3 £25,000 -
Weybridge - 1 £30,000 -
Woking - 1 £30,000 -
Plymouth - 1 £30,000 -
Chertsey - 1 £30,000 -
Devon - 1 £30,000 -
South East - 1 £30,000 -
South West - 1 £30,000 -
Surrey - 1 £30,000 -

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) Finance
3 19 (38.00%) Degree
4 14 (28.00%) Performance Testing
4 14 (28.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (16.00%) ISTQB
7 7 (14.00%) Banking
8 6 (12.00%) QA
9 5 (10.00%) Selenium
9 5 (10.00%) SQL
9 5 (10.00%) ISEB
9 5 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.00%) JIRA
10 4 (8.00%) HP
10 4 (8.00%) Manual Testing
11 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (6.00%) WPF
11 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
11 3 (6.00%) Test Management
11 3 (6.00%) NFC
11 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
11 3 (6.00%) MVC
11 3 (6.00%) XAML
11 3 (6.00%) C#
11 3 (6.00%) .NET
11 3 (6.00%) SQL Server

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.00%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) NFC
2 1 (2.00%) SMS
2 1 (2.00%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Selenium
2 4 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (8.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) JMeter
3 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
General
1 20 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) .NET
1 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (6.00%) WPF
1 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.00%) Java ME
2 2 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
1 2 (4.00%) Android
1 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) Test Scripting
2 14 (28.00%) Performance Testing
3 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (8.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (6.00%) Test Management
5 3 (6.00%) MVC
5 3 (6.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.00%) TDD
6 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.00%) Project Management
6 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (2.00%) Analytics
6 1 (2.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) XAML
2 3 (6.00%) C#
3 2 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Degree
2 8 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) HP
2 1 (2.00%) Omniture
2 1 (2.00%) Google
2 1 (2.00%) Hitwise
2 1 (2.00%) IBM
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) Adobe