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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Tester
Rank 910 917 914
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 20 38 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.036% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.038% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 18 36 33
Average salary £39,000 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.64% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,050 £45,000 £47,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016 within the UK.

Functional Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Functional Tester
Top 12 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 13 February 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
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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 20 £39,000 +0.64% 2
London +28 8 £44,000 +10.00% 2
West Midlands - 6 £30,000 -
City of London - 4 £44,000 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £25,000 -
North West +33 1 £47,500 +46.15%
Manchester +22 1 £47,500 +46.15%
North Yorkshire +16 1 £35,000 +16.66%
York +11 1 £35,000 +16.66%
South East 0 1 £35,500 +5.18%
Yorkshire -13 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Kent - 1 £35,500 -

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 40 (56.34%) Functional Testing
2 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (33.80%) System Integration Testing
3 24 (33.80%) ISTQB
4 21 (29.58%) ISEB
5 18 (25.35%) Non-Functional Testing
6 17 (23.94%) V-Model
6 17 (23.94%) Waterfall
6 17 (23.94%) Software Testing
6 17 (23.94%) Test Scripting
7 16 (22.54%) Regression Testing
8 15 (21.13%) E-Commerce
8 15 (21.13%) QA
8 15 (21.13%) Automated Testing
9 13 (18.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (16.90%) SQL
10 12 (16.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (15.49%) SDLC
11 11 (15.49%) Finance
12 10 (14.08%) Banking
13 9 (12.68%) Degree
13 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
13 9 (12.68%) HP
13 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (12.68%) Markit EDM
14 8 (11.27%) Solvency II
14 8 (11.27%) Data Management
14 8 (11.27%) Performance Testing
15 7 (9.86%) Manual Testing
15 7 (9.86%) Selenium

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (5.63%) CMS
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Selenium
2 5 (7.04%) JIRA
3 4 (5.63%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.63%) NUnit
3 4 (5.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (5.63%) SpecFlow
3 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Banking
3 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.23%) Games
4 3 (4.23%) Publishing
5 2 (2.82%) Law
6 1 (1.41%) International Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) .NET
1 1 (1.41%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Android
2 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (56.34%) Functional Testing
2 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (33.80%) System Integration Testing
4 18 (25.35%) Non-Functional Testing
5 17 (23.94%) Software Testing
5 17 (23.94%) Test Scripting
5 17 (23.94%) V-Model
5 17 (23.94%) Waterfall
6 16 (22.54%) Regression Testing
7 15 (21.13%) Automated Testing
7 15 (21.13%) E-Commerce
8 13 (18.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (15.49%) SDLC
10 8 (11.27%) Data Management
10 8 (11.27%) Performance Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Manual Testing
12 6 (8.45%) Scrum
13 4 (5.63%) Content Management
13 4 (5.63%) Project Management
13 4 (5.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) C#
3 1 (1.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (33.80%) ISTQB
2 21 (29.58%) ISEB
3 12 (16.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (12.68%) Degree
5 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) QA
2 8 (11.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) HP
2 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
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