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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Tester
Rank 874 900 894
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 16 33 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.027% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.029% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 16 27 8
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £23,500 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,500 £39,450
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Tester over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 within the UK.

Functional Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Functional Tester
Top 15 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 24 April 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 +3 16 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Yorkshire -2 11 £32,500 +8.33%
West Yorkshire +15 7 £45,000 +32.35%
Leeds +9 7 £45,000 +32.35%
North Yorkshire +13 4 £31,500 +5.00%
Harrogate -5 4 £31,500 +5.00%
North West +15 3 £25,500 -5.55% 1
Merseyside - 2 £22,398 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £22,398 - 1
Manchester - 1 £32,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £30,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £30,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £42,500 -
South East - 1 £30,000 - 1
South West - 1 £42,500 -

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (93.33%) Functional Testing
2 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (66.67%) Degree
4 22 (48.89%) Test Automation
5 17 (37.78%) TDD
5 17 (37.78%) ISEB
5 17 (37.78%) BDD
6 16 (35.56%) Manual Testing
7 14 (31.11%) Integration Testing
7 14 (31.11%) SOA
7 14 (31.11%) DevOps
8 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
9 9 (20.00%) Scrum
10 8 (17.78%) Finance
11 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing
11 7 (15.56%) SQL
12 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 5 (11.11%) OOP
12 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (8.89%) VBScript
13 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
13 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
13 4 (8.89%) QA
14 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (6.67%) Retail
14 3 (6.67%) HP
14 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
14 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
14 3 (6.67%) Ranorex

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.67%) Ranorex
3 2 (4.44%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) Selenium
3 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.22%) JMeter
4 1 (2.22%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) SOAP
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
1 2 (4.44%) Android
1 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (93.33%) Functional Testing
2 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (48.89%) Test Automation
4 17 (37.78%) TDD
4 17 (37.78%) BDD
5 16 (35.56%) Manual Testing
6 14 (31.11%) DevOps
6 14 (31.11%) Integration Testing
6 14 (31.11%) SOA
7 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
8 9 (20.00%) Scrum
9 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.11%) OOP
10 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 2 (4.44%) Automation Testing
11 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (4.44%) Test Management
11 2 (4.44%) Software Testing
11 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) VBScript
3 2 (4.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (66.67%) Degree
2 17 (37.78%) ISEB
3 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.22%) hybris
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) IBM
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