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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 663 654 719
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +65
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 226 246 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 180 188 128
Average salary £37,500 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.79% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -1.23%

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
88683 88197 85657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.84% 82.39% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72219 69978 71435
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +24 218 £37,500 -12.79% 25
London -6 67 £47,500 -3.06% 8
Yorkshire +40 55 £35,000 +20.68% 8
North West +13 38 £35,000 -13.58% 4
West Yorkshire +28 35 £35,000 +32.07% 2
Manchester +21 33 £35,000 -13.58% 3
South East -56 28 £43,750 +2.94% 1
Leeds - 27 £35,000 - 1
City of London +19 18 £47,500 - 4
Berkshire -11 18 £55,000 +27.90%
East of England -8 13 £37,500 -3.84% 1
North Yorkshire +21 10 £30,000 -16.08% 2
West Midlands -20 9 £35,000 +75.00%
Harrogate - 9 £30,000 - 1
Birmingham - 9 £35,000 -
South Yorkshire -6 8 £33,750 -41.30% 3
Sheffield -15 8 £33,750 -41.30% 3
Stockport - 8 £33,000 - 1
South West 0 7 £42,500 +46.55%
Slough -8 6 £52,500 +22.09%
Halifax - 6 £35,000 - 1
Scotland +11 5 £37,250 -3.24% 1
Cambridge +3 5 £47,500 +72.72%
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £47,500 +18.75%
Essex -6 5 £45,000 +15.38%
Hampshire -9 5 £40,000 -5.88%
Reading -12 5 £47,500 +26.66%
Lancashire - 5 £35,000 -
Surrey 0 4 £38,500 - 1
Preston - 4 £36,250 -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 218 (48.44%) ISEB
2 197 (43.78%) Test Scripting
3 179 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (33.11%) Finance
5 107 (23.78%) Analytical Skills
6 106 (23.56%) SQL
7 102 (22.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 101 (22.44%) QA
9 99 (22.00%) Test Automation
9 99 (22.00%) ISTQB
10 93 (20.67%) Regression Testing
11 79 (17.56%) Integration Testing
11 79 (17.56%) Manual Testing
12 78 (17.33%) Automated Testing
13 71 (15.78%) Test Management
14 69 (15.33%) QuickTest Pro
15 68 (15.11%) Degree
16 64 (14.22%) HP Quality Center
17 53 (11.78%) Software Testing
18 49 (10.89%) HP
18 49 (10.89%) Windows
19 47 (10.44%) Oracle
19 47 (10.44%) Selenium
20 44 (9.78%) Mentoring
20 44 (9.78%) SQL Server
20 44 (9.78%) JIRA
20 44 (9.78%) TDD
21 43 (9.56%) Performance Testing
22 42 (9.33%) Microsoft
23 35 (7.78%) .NET

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 7 (1.56%) SharePoint
1 7 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (1.56%) WebLogic
2 6 (1.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle BPEL
5 2 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.56%) MS Office
3 3 (0.67%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 18 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
2 17 (3.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (3.78%) Oracle Payables
2 17 (3.78%) Oracle Receivables
3 14 (3.11%) Oracle Cash Management
3 14 (3.11%) Oracle Assets
3 14 (3.11%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (1.11%) SAP HR
4 5 (1.11%) SAP SD
4 5 (1.11%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.11%) SAP MM
4 5 (1.11%) SAP CRM
4 5 (1.11%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (1.11%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.44%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.22%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.22%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.44%) Wireless
2 2 (0.44%) LAN
2 2 (0.44%) WAN
2 2 (0.44%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.22%) DECT
3 1 (0.22%) TETRA
3 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.11%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (1.78%) SSDT
7 7 (1.56%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.89%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.44%) MySQL
10 2 (0.44%) QlikView
10 2 (0.44%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 69 (15.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 47 (10.44%) Selenium
3 44 (9.78%) JIRA
4 32 (7.11%) Rational Functional Tester
5 20 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (3.78%) Cucumber
7 16 (3.56%) LoadRunner
8 14 (3.11%) NUnit
8 14 (3.11%) WebDriver
9 13 (2.89%) FitNesse
10 10 (2.22%) Git (software)
11 9 (2.00%) Subversion
12 8 (1.78%) TestDirector
12 8 (1.78%) SilkTest
12 8 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (1.56%) QAComplete
14 6 (1.33%) MSTest
14 6 (1.33%) SoapUI
15 5 (1.11%) JMeter
15 5 (1.11%) JUnit
General
1 149 (33.11%) Finance
2 29 (6.44%) Banking
3 18 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.33%) Retail
5 14 (3.11%) Games
6 12 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.22%) Back Office
8 8 (1.78%) Legal
9 6 (1.33%) Billing
10 4 (0.89%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.67%) Polish Language
11 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.67%) Electronics
12 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.44%) Front Office
13 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 183 (40.67%) Analyst
2 173 (38.44%) Test Analyst
3 96 (21.33%) Tester
4 70 (15.56%) Consultant
5 49 (10.89%) Functional Tester
6 44 (9.78%) Test Consultant
7 39 (8.67%) Functional Analyst
7 39 (8.67%) Functional Test Analyst
8 37 (8.22%) Test Manager
9 31 (6.89%) Test Leader
10 30 (6.67%) Senior Test Consultant
10 30 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
11 22 (4.89%) Manual Test Analyst
12 20 (4.44%) Manual Tester
13 17 (3.78%) Developer
13 17 (3.78%) Lead Tester
14 16 (3.56%) Senior Tester
15 15 (3.33%) .NET Developer
16 14 (3.11%) Support Engineer
16 14 (3.11%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.78%) .NET
2 23 (5.11%) ASP.NET
3 20 (4.44%) HTML
3 20 (4.44%) WCF
4 15 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (3.11%) jQuery
6 12 (2.67%) NHibernate
6 12 (2.67%) XML
6 12 (2.67%) MSMQ
6 12 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 10 (2.22%) Web Services
7 10 (2.22%) JDBC
8 8 (1.78%) LINQ
9 6 (1.33%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (1.11%) SAP Basis
11 4 (0.89%) SOAP
11 4 (0.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 3 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.67%) RESTful
13 2 (0.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 107 (23.78%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.33%) Statistics
3 14 (3.11%) Visualisation
4 13 (2.89%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.89%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.22%) Online Games
6 8 (1.78%) Open Source
7 6 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.11%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.89%) iPhone
10 3 (0.67%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.67%) NHS
10 3 (0.67%) Online Gambling
11 2 (0.44%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.44%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.44%) Equities
11 2 (0.44%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.22%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.22%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 49 (10.89%) Windows
2 21 (4.67%) UNIX
3 13 (2.89%) Linux
4 11 (2.44%) Android
5 7 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.11%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.44%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.44%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (43.78%) Test Scripting
2 179 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (22.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 99 (22.00%) Test Automation
5 93 (20.67%) Regression Testing
6 79 (17.56%) Manual Testing
6 79 (17.56%) Integration Testing
7 78 (17.33%) Automated Testing
8 71 (15.78%) Test Management
9 53 (11.78%) Software Testing
10 44 (9.78%) TDD
10 44 (9.78%) Mentoring
11 43 (9.56%) Performance Testing
12 29 (6.44%) Test Strategy
13 27 (6.00%) BDD
14 26 (5.78%) Waterfall
15 22 (4.89%) Web Testing
16 21 (4.67%) Compatibility Testing
16 21 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (4.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 106 (23.56%) SQL
2 35 (7.78%) C#
2 35 (7.78%) Java
3 29 (6.44%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.11%) VB.NET
5 11 (2.44%) C++
6 9 (2.00%) VBScript
7 8 (1.78%) VBA
7 8 (1.78%) Ruby
8 7 (1.56%) C
9 5 (1.11%) ABAP
10 2 (0.44%) VB
10 2 (0.44%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.44%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.44%) Perl
11 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.22%) Python
11 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 218 (48.44%) ISEB
2 99 (22.00%) ISTQB
3 68 (15.11%) Degree
4 28 (6.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 11 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.56%) VCP4
8 6 (1.33%) PMP
8 6 (1.33%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.89%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.44%) HNC
11 2 (0.44%) HND
12 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (22.44%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) ISO 9000
2 2 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 64 (14.22%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.11%) SCCM
3 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 49 (10.89%) HP
2 47 (10.44%) Oracle
3 42 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (2.89%) SAP
5 11 (2.44%) IBM
6 8 (1.78%) Business Objects
6 8 (1.78%) Vermilion
7 6 (1.33%) Ariba
8 3 (0.67%) BT
8 3 (0.67%) Telerik
9 2 (0.44%) Algorithmics
9 2 (0.44%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.44%) VMware
9 2 (0.44%) Epicor
10 1 (0.22%) Reuters
10 1 (0.22%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.22%) Remedy
10 1 (0.22%) Murex
10 1 (0.22%) Calypso
10 1 (0.22%) Google
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + extensive package
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + 13.5% Pens, Hols, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TRG
Salary: £25000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Simcyp ( A Certa Company)
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
York
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Yorkshire
TRG
Salary: 25000-40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago