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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Tester
Rank 863 899 878
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 10 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.017% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.018% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 9 18 7
Average salary £25,500 £30,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,259 £25,000 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £37,600 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 May 2015 within the UK.

Functional Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Functional Tester
Top 10 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 29 May 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 +37 10 £25,500 -15.00% 1
North West +18 5 £25,500 +2.00%
Merseyside - 5 £25,500 -
Liverpool - 5 £25,500 -
North Yorkshire +11 3 £31,500 +5.00%
Yorkshire +7 3 £31,500 +5.00%
Harrogate -5 3 £31,500 +5.00%
South East - 2 £30,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £30,000 -

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 33 (91.67%) Functional Testing
2 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (55.56%) SDLC
4 19 (52.78%) Degree
5 18 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 15 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
7 13 (36.11%) BDD
7 13 (36.11%) TDD
7 13 (36.11%) ISEB
8 12 (33.33%) Manual Testing
9 10 (27.78%) Integration Testing
9 10 (27.78%) SOA
9 10 (27.78%) DevOps
10 8 (22.22%) Finance
10 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
11 7 (19.44%) Scrum
11 7 (19.44%) SQL
12 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
13 5 (13.89%) QA
14 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
14 4 (11.11%) VBScript
14 4 (11.11%) CRM
14 4 (11.11%) IBM
14 4 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
14 4 (11.11%) WebCenter
14 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
15 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
15 3 (8.33%) Retail

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (2.78%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium
3 2 (5.56%) Ranorex
3 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.78%) JMeter
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) WebCenter
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Android
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
1 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (91.67%) Functional Testing
2 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (55.56%) SDLC
4 18 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 15 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
6 13 (36.11%) BDD
6 13 (36.11%) TDD
7 12 (33.33%) Manual Testing
8 10 (27.78%) Integration Testing
8 10 (27.78%) SOA
8 10 (27.78%) DevOps
9 7 (19.44%) Scrum
10 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 4 (11.11%) CRM
12 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
13 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
13 2 (5.56%) Load Testing
13 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (5.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) VBScript
3 2 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) Degree
2 13 (36.11%) ISEB
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) IBM
2 2 (5.56%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) hybris
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago