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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank 872 881 856
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 31 10 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.009% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.010% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 25 8 46
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £27,350 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £39,450 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
112468 104615 118208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.70% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 91225 86993 101313
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £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 2014 within the UK.

Functional Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Functional Tester
Top 23 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 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
England -14 25 £30,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 13 £30,000 - 2
North Yorkshire - 8 £30,000 - 1
Harrogate - 8 £30,000 -
York - 8 £30,000 -
Leeds - 5 £34,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £34,000 - 1
West Midlands +19 4 £20,000 -25.92%
North West - 4 £27,000 -
Worcestershire - 4 £20,000 -
Preston - 4 £27,000 -
Lancashire - 4 £27,000 -
Bromsgrove - 4 £20,000 -
East of England -22 3 £47,500 +46.15%
Cambridgeshire +11 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Cambridge +6 1 £40,000 +23.07%
London -46 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £36,500 -
Belfast - 1 £36,500 -
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £47,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £36,500 -

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.93%) Degree
3 18 (32.14%) Finance
4 14 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 13 (23.21%) QA
5 13 (23.21%) ISEB
5 13 (23.21%) Performance Testing
6 12 (21.43%) Banking
7 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
7 10 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
9 8 (14.29%) Selenium
9 8 (14.29%) JIRA
10 7 (12.50%) Java
10 7 (12.50%) SQL
10 7 (12.50%) .NET
11 6 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (10.71%) HP
12 5 (8.93%) Oracle
12 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
12 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
13 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
13 4 (7.14%) Test Management
13 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
13 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
13 4 (7.14%) Games
13 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
13 4 (7.14%) Manual Testing

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (1.79%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.79%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) NFC
2 1 (1.79%) SMPP
2 1 (1.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Selenium
1 8 (14.29%) JIRA
2 6 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (1.79%) MSBuild
General
1 18 (32.14%) Finance
2 12 (21.43%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.36%) WPF
2 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.57%) Java ME
3 2 (3.57%) XML
4 1 (1.79%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Solaris
1 4 (7.14%) UNIX
2 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.57%) Windows Phone
2 2 (3.57%) Android
2 2 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (23.21%) Performance Testing
4 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
5 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Test Management
6 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 4 (7.14%) System Testing
7 3 (5.36%) MVC
7 3 (5.36%) TDD
8 1 (1.79%) Project Management
8 1 (1.79%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.79%) CRM
8 1 (1.79%) ERP
8 1 (1.79%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) Java
1 7 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) C#
3 3 (5.36%) XAML
4 1 (1.79%) VBScript
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (33.93%) Degree
2 13 (23.21%) ISEB
3 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) HP
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) Telerik
4 1 (1.79%) IBM
4 1 (1.79%) Adobe
4 1 (1.79%) Omniture
4 1 (1.79%) Google
4 1 (1.79%) Hitwise
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