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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank 889 872 881
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 15 7 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.007% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 16
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.90%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 21 October 2014 within the UK.

Functional Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Functional Tester
Top 9 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 21 October 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 -8 15 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Yorkshire -20 11 £30,000 -14.28% 3
North Yorkshire - 11 £30,000 - 1
Harrogate - 11 £30,000 - 1
London -9 3 £57,500 +64.28%
City of London +8 2 £57,500 +64.28%
South East - 1 £45,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £45,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £45,500 -

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 17 (70.83%) Test Scripting
3 16 (66.67%) Degree
4 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (16.67%) SQL
5 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Test Management
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.33%) HP
7 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (8.33%) MS Office
7 2 (8.33%) Windows
7 2 (8.33%) Release Management
7 2 (8.33%) Fault Management
7 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (8.33%) Content Management
8 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Banking
8 1 (4.17%) Retail
8 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JMeter
1 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Derivative
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 17 (70.83%) Test Scripting
3 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Test Management
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Release Management
6 2 (8.33%) Fault Management
6 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Content Management
7 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Remedy
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