The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 727 726 723
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 175 214 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 149 143 139
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £66,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,750 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +13.97%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93605 97685 87746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.58% 82.72% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 76475 79074 72329
Average salary £50,000 £48,558 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.96% +6.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Functional Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the UK.

Functional Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram

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

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -20 166 £45,000 -5.26% 22
London -6 66 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South East 0 29 £53,000 +11.57% 6
Yorkshire +14 23 £35,000 - 3
City of London +42 20 £45,000 -5.26% 2
East of England +9 19 £38,000 -62.92% 1
North West -2 12 £37,500 - 5
Sheffield - 11 £31,000 - 2
South Yorkshire - 11 £31,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £37,500 - 5
Reading -2 10 £57,500 +29.57%
Berkshire -10 10 £57,500 +15.00%
West Yorkshire +4 9 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Leeds +4 8 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Essex +2 8 £38,000 +4.10%
Chelmsford - 8 £38,000 -
Manchester -2 7 £41,750 +11.33% 5
Hertfordshire +9 6 £38,750 - 1
Hampshire -15 6 £50,000 -0.99% 1
Edinburgh +11 5 £37,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 5 £55,000 +83.33%
Scotland +6 5 £37,500 - 1
South West -10 5 £32,000 +3.22% 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £28,750 - 1
Southampton -2 4 £53,000 +4.95%
Liverpool - 4 £25,500 -
Huntingdon - 4 £55,000 -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Merseyside - 4 £25,500 -
West Sussex +3 3 £35,000 -12.50%

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Functional Testing also 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 that cited Functional Testing.

1 149 (38.90%) QA
2 142 (37.08%) ISEB
3 138 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (34.99%) Finance
5 132 (34.46%) Test Scripting
6 111 (28.98%) ISTQB
6 111 (28.98%) User Acceptance Testing
7 97 (25.33%) SQL
8 91 (23.76%) HP UFT
9 86 (22.45%) Regression Testing
10 83 (21.67%) Manual Testing
11 81 (21.15%) Automated Testing
12 80 (20.89%) Selenium
12 80 (20.89%) Test Automation
13 77 (20.10%) Integration Testing
14 73 (19.06%) SDLC
15 68 (17.75%) System Integration Testing
16 61 (15.93%) Degree
16 61 (15.93%) Test Management
17 57 (14.88%) Performance Testing
18 56 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
19 55 (14.36%) Software Testing
19 55 (14.36%) Microsoft
20 53 (13.84%) Oracle
21 49 (12.79%) Java
22 48 (12.53%) MS Excel
23 44 (11.49%) JIRA
24 39 (10.18%) HP Quality Center
25 38 (9.92%) SQL Server
26 36 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Functional Testing also 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 that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (2.61%) WebLogic
2 9 (2.35%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.04%) Confluence
3 4 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle BPEL
5 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.52%) SAS
5 2 (0.52%) CMS
6 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.26%) IIS
6 1 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 48 (12.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.83%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.52%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.35%) Oracle Financials
1 9 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.09%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (2.09%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (2.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.31%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (1.31%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (1.31%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.04%) thinkFolio
4 4 (1.04%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.78%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.78%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.78%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.78%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.78%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.78%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.52%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.26%) Internet
2 1 (0.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.79%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (4.18%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.92%) Oracle ODI
5 11 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.09%) SAP BW
7 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.04%) SSDT
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.78%) MySQL
9 3 (0.78%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.52%) Informix
10 2 (0.52%) OLTP
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 91 (23.76%) HP UFT
2 80 (20.89%) Selenium
3 44 (11.49%) JIRA
4 31 (8.09%) Rational Functional Tester
5 30 (7.83%) LoadRunner
5 30 (7.83%) Cucumber
6 26 (6.79%) WebDriver
7 20 (5.22%) JMeter
8 19 (4.96%) WinRunner
9 18 (4.70%) Subversion
10 14 (3.66%) JUnit
11 13 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (3.13%) TeamCity
13 11 (2.87%) Git (software)
13 11 (2.87%) MSI
13 11 (2.87%) InstallShield
14 10 (2.61%) Visual Studio
15 9 (2.35%) SoapUI
16 8 (2.09%) TestDirector
17 7 (1.83%) Bugzilla
General
1 134 (34.99%) Finance
2 25 (6.53%) Games
3 22 (5.74%) Banking
4 20 (5.22%) Manufacturing
5 19 (4.96%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.66%) Retail
7 12 (3.13%) Polish Language
8 11 (2.87%) Legal
9 8 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.31%) Back Office
11 4 (1.04%) Front Office
11 4 (1.04%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.78%) Electronics
12 3 (0.78%) Publishing
13 2 (0.52%) Advertising
13 2 (0.52%) Billing
13 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.52%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 140 (36.55%) Analyst
2 131 (34.20%) Test Analyst
3 65 (16.97%) Tester
4 49 (12.79%) Test Manager
5 44 (11.49%) Consultant
6 29 (7.57%) Test Leader
7 22 (5.74%) Functional Tester
8 21 (5.48%) Test Consultant
8 21 (5.48%) Test Engineer
9 19 (4.96%) QA Engineer
10 16 (4.18%) Functional Analyst
10 16 (4.18%) Functional Test Analyst
11 15 (3.92%) Software Test Analyst
11 15 (3.92%) Agile Test Analyst
12 14 (3.66%) Programme Test Manager
12 14 (3.66%) QA Analyst
12 14 (3.66%) Programme Manager
12 14 (3.66%) Developer
13 13 (3.39%) Applications Specialist
13 13 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.53%) .NET
2 12 (3.13%) HTML
2 12 (3.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 11 (2.87%) Web Services
3 11 (2.87%) XML
3 11 (2.87%) Gherkin
4 10 (2.61%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.35%) SOAP
6 8 (2.09%) CSS
7 4 (1.04%) WCF
7 4 (1.04%) LINQ
7 4 (1.04%) WebCenter
8 3 (0.78%) HTML5
8 3 (0.78%) CSS3
8 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (0.78%) jQuery
8 3 (0.78%) Spring
8 3 (0.78%) Ajax
9 2 (0.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.57%) Computer Science
3 18 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.13%) Online Gambling
5 9 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.09%) Online Games
7 5 (1.31%) iPhone
7 5 (1.31%) NHS
8 4 (1.04%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.52%) Equities
9 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.52%) PMI
9 2 (0.52%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.52%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.26%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.26%) iPad
10 1 (0.26%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.05%) Windows
2 21 (5.48%) UNIX
3 14 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (3.66%) Windows 7
4 13 (3.39%) Linux
5 8 (2.09%) Android
6 5 (1.31%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (34.46%) Test Scripting
3 111 (28.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 86 (22.45%) Regression Testing
5 83 (21.67%) Manual Testing
6 81 (21.15%) Automated Testing
7 80 (20.89%) Test Automation
8 77 (20.10%) Integration Testing
9 73 (19.06%) SDLC
10 68 (17.75%) System Integration Testing
11 61 (15.93%) Test Management
12 57 (14.88%) Performance Testing
13 55 (14.36%) Software Testing
14 36 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 35 (9.14%) Scrum
15 35 (9.14%) TDD
16 31 (8.09%) Configuration Management
17 29 (7.57%) Non-Functional Testing
18 28 (7.31%) Test Strategy
18 28 (7.31%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 97 (25.33%) SQL
2 49 (12.79%) Java
3 31 (8.09%) C#
4 24 (6.27%) VBScript
5 22 (5.74%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.39%) C++
7 11 (2.87%) Ruby
7 11 (2.87%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.35%) ABAP
9 4 (1.04%) C
9 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.78%) PHP
11 2 (0.52%) VB
11 2 (0.52%) Python
11 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.26%) Groovy
12 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.26%) VBA
12 1 (0.26%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 142 (37.08%) ISEB
2 111 (28.98%) ISTQB
3 61 (15.93%) Degree
4 25 (6.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 15 (3.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (2.61%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.57%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.26%) HNC
10 1 (0.26%) PMP
10 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (38.90%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (2.87%) Active Directory
1 11 (2.87%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.52%) Firmware
3 1 (0.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 39 (10.18%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.66%) SCCM
3 3 (0.78%) Puppet
4 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 55 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 53 (13.84%) Oracle
3 31 (8.09%) SAP
4 28 (7.31%) HP
5 19 (4.96%) Ariba
6 18 (4.70%) IBM
7 8 (2.09%) WorldPay
8 4 (1.04%) Progress
8 4 (1.04%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.04%) Charles River
8 4 (1.04%) Telerik
8 4 (1.04%) SimCorp
9 3 (0.78%) BT
10 2 (0.52%) VMware
10 2 (0.52%) Google
10 2 (0.52%) DataFlux
10 2 (0.52%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.52%) Trillium
10 2 (0.52%) hybris
11 1 (0.26%) Vermilion
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £3000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, PMI
Posted: 3 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000- £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
set2recruit
Posted: 4 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesham, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £49000 - £61000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
TRG
Salary: 25000-32000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Energon Global
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago