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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 719 723 717
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 174 185 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 129 143 143
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £56,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%

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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -13 165 £45,000 +20.00% 10
London +16 67 £52,500 +5.00% 2
South East -1 24 £55,000 +47.15% 3
Yorkshire +8 22 £35,000 - 2
City of London +38 21 £52,500 +45.73%
North West +6 19 £37,500 +7.14% 1
East of England +2 15 £42,500 -41.17% 1
South Yorkshire +13 14 £31,000 -13.88% 1
Sheffield +6 14 £31,000 -13.88% 1
Manchester -4 11 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Hampshire +9 10 £70,000 +145.61% 1
West Yorkshire 0 8 £45,000 +28.57%
South West -23 8 £32,500 -13.33%
Cambridgeshire +19 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Leeds +7 6 £45,000 +28.57%
Southampton - 6 £70,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £50,000 -
Scotland +5 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Edinburgh -1 5 £37,500 -
West Midlands -1 5 £47,000 +34.28%
Huntingdon - 5 £45,000 -
Wiltshire -4 4 £32,500 -13.33%
Hertfordshire -7 4 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Somerset - 4 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Warrington - 4 £32,750 -
Chippenham - 4 £32,500 -
Cheshire - 4 £32,750 -
East Midlands -4 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Essex -6 3 £38,000 -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 138 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (35.47%) QA
3 115 (35.17%) Finance
4 97 (29.66%) ISEB
5 93 (28.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 90 (27.52%) ISTQB
7 86 (26.30%) Test Scripting
8 85 (25.99%) HP UFT
9 83 (25.38%) SQL
10 78 (23.85%) Selenium
11 71 (21.71%) Test Management
12 70 (21.41%) Test Automation
12 70 (21.41%) Regression Testing
13 65 (19.88%) Automated Testing
14 60 (18.35%) Scrum
15 53 (16.21%) Integration Testing
15 53 (16.21%) SDLC
16 51 (15.60%) Oracle
17 50 (15.29%) Java
17 50 (15.29%) MS Excel
18 49 (14.98%) Microsoft
19 48 (14.68%) JIRA
19 48 (14.68%) Manual Testing
20 47 (14.37%) Performance Testing
20 47 (14.37%) System Integration Testing
20 47 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
21 45 (13.76%) HP Quality Center
21 45 (13.76%) Software Testing
22 41 (12.54%) Degree
23 38 (11.62%) SAP

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (3.36%) WebLogic
2 10 (3.06%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.22%) CMS
5 3 (0.92%) Confluence
6 2 (0.61%) Node.js
6 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.61%) IIS
6 2 (0.61%) JBoss
6 2 (0.61%) SAS
6 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 50 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.36%) MS Office
3 9 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) thinkFolio
1 4 (1.22%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.53%) Wireshark
2 2 (0.61%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.61%) Telnet
2 2 (0.61%) SSH
3 1 (0.31%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (4.28%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.67%) Oracle ODI
5 10 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.45%) SAP BW
8 7 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.92%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.92%) MySQL
11 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.92%) Informix
11 3 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.61%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 85 (25.99%) HP UFT
2 78 (23.85%) Selenium
3 48 (14.68%) JIRA
4 31 (9.48%) Rational Functional Tester
5 26 (7.95%) LoadRunner
6 24 (7.34%) Cucumber
7 23 (7.03%) JMeter
8 21 (6.42%) WebDriver
9 20 (6.12%) JUnit
10 17 (5.20%) Subversion
11 16 (4.89%) WinRunner
12 15 (4.59%) Visual Studio
12 15 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (4.59%) SoapUI
13 11 (3.36%) SilkTest
13 11 (3.36%) MSI
13 11 (3.36%) InstallShield
14 10 (3.06%) Bugzilla
15 9 (2.75%) TeamCity
15 9 (2.75%) Git (software)
General
1 115 (35.17%) Finance
2 24 (7.34%) Banking
3 19 (5.81%) Games
4 17 (5.20%) Manufacturing
4 17 (5.20%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.06%) Retail
6 9 (2.75%) Polish Language
7 8 (2.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (2.14%) Legal
9 4 (1.22%) Front Office
9 4 (1.22%) Back Office
9 4 (1.22%) Electronics
10 3 (0.92%) Publishing
11 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.61%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.61%) Marketing
12 1 (0.31%) Law
12 1 (0.31%) Advertising
12 1 (0.31%) Billing
12 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 90 (27.52%) Analyst
2 79 (24.16%) Test Analyst
3 54 (16.51%) Test Manager
4 37 (11.31%) Consultant
4 37 (11.31%) Tester
5 32 (9.79%) Test Engineer
5 32 (9.79%) Test Leader
6 23 (7.03%) Senior Analyst
7 22 (6.73%) Developer
8 21 (6.42%) Senior Test Analyst
9 20 (6.12%) Test Consultant
10 17 (5.20%) Agile Test Analyst
11 14 (4.28%) Functional Test Engineer
11 14 (4.28%) Programme Test Manager
11 14 (4.28%) Programme Manager
12 13 (3.98%) QA Engineer
13 12 (3.67%) Functional Tester
14 11 (3.36%) Software Test Analyst
14 11 (3.36%) QA Analyst
14 11 (3.36%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.01%) .NET
2 20 (6.12%) Web Services
3 18 (5.50%) XML
3 18 (5.50%) HTML
4 16 (4.89%) SOAP
5 15 (4.59%) Gherkin
6 11 (3.36%) ASP.NET
7 9 (2.75%) CSS
7 9 (2.75%) XBRL
7 9 (2.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 8 (2.45%) jQuery
9 6 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 4 (1.22%) CSS3
11 4 (1.22%) WebCenter
11 4 (1.22%) HTML5
11 4 (1.22%) Spring
12 3 (0.92%) Ajax
12 3 (0.92%) Modernizr
12 3 (0.92%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.73%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.75%) Online Gambling
5 6 (1.83%) PMI
6 4 (1.22%) Online Games
7 3 (0.92%) User Experience
7 3 (0.92%) NHS
7 3 (0.92%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.61%) DTV
8 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.61%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.31%) Life Science
9 1 (0.31%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.31%) iPhone
9 1 (0.31%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.12%) UNIX
1 20 (6.12%) Linux
2 17 (5.20%) Windows
3 12 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (3.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (28.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 86 (26.30%) Test Scripting
4 71 (21.71%) Test Management
5 70 (21.41%) Test Automation
5 70 (21.41%) Regression Testing
6 65 (19.88%) Automated Testing
7 60 (18.35%) Scrum
8 53 (16.21%) Integration Testing
8 53 (16.21%) SDLC
9 48 (14.68%) Manual Testing
10 47 (14.37%) Performance Testing
10 47 (14.37%) System Integration Testing
11 45 (13.76%) Software Testing
12 35 (10.70%) TDD
13 33 (10.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (9.79%) System Testing
15 30 (9.17%) Test Strategy
16 27 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (7.95%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 83 (25.38%) SQL
2 50 (15.29%) Java
3 31 (9.48%) C#
4 19 (5.81%) JavaScript
4 19 (5.81%) VBScript
5 14 (4.28%) C++
6 12 (3.67%) VB.NET
7 11 (3.36%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.45%) ABAP
9 7 (2.14%) C
10 6 (1.83%) Ruby
11 5 (1.53%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.22%) Python
13 3 (0.92%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.92%) PHP
14 2 (0.61%) VB
15 1 (0.31%) Groovy
15 1 (0.31%) Delphi
15 1 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 97 (29.66%) ISEB
2 90 (27.52%) ISTQB
3 41 (12.54%) Degree
4 29 (8.87%) Security Cleared
5 23 (7.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (7.03%) SC Cleared
6 12 (3.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (1.83%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.53%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (35.47%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.36%) Active Directory
1 11 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.61%) HDFS
3 2 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 45 (13.76%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (3.67%) SCCM
3 3 (0.92%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 51 (15.60%) Oracle
2 49 (14.98%) Microsoft
3 38 (11.62%) SAP
4 32 (9.79%) HP
5 15 (4.59%) IBM
6 13 (3.98%) Ariba
7 8 (2.45%) WorldPay
8 4 (1.22%) SimCorp
8 4 (1.22%) Progress
8 4 (1.22%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.22%) Charles River
9 3 (0.92%) VMware
10 2 (0.61%) Telerik
10 2 (0.61%) DataFlux
10 2 (0.61%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.61%) hybris
10 2 (0.61%) Trillium
11 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.31%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.31%) TIBCO
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: DOE
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Sheffield
TRG
Salary: 30000-32000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 21 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
Southampton, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago