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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 719 692 711
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +19
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 164 220 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 137 166 130
Average salary £38,500 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.44% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £26,000 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%

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
89248 96221 87010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.53% 81.95% 79.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72491 78159 71532
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 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 -13 162 £38,500 -14.44% 16
London +4 54 £50,000 +5.26% 9
South East -6 35 £40,000 -16.66%
Yorkshire +19 20 £35,000 +4.47% 3
North West +10 20 £32,000 -14.66% 1
City of London +42 17 £45,000 -5.26% 2
East of England +13 16 £38,000 -7.87%
Manchester +22 14 £37,500 - 1
Reading +1 12 £57,500 +15.00%
Berkshire -4 12 £57,500 -4.16%
West Yorkshire +21 10 £35,000 +4.47%
Leeds +12 8 £45,000 +34.32%
Hampshire -4 8 £37,250 -23.19%
Surrey +26 7 £38,500 +28.33%
Hertfordshire 0 6 £35,000 -22.22%
Southampton -2 6 £33,000 -31.95%
Buckinghamshire -4 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Stockport - 6 £38,500 -
Cambridgeshire +13 5 £55,000 +57.14%
Essex -1 5 £38,000 -8.43%
Merseyside - 5 £25,500 -
Chelmsford - 5 £38,000 -
Harrogate - 4 £31,500 -
Huntingdon - 4 £55,000 -
Liverpool - 4 £25,500 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £31,500 - 1
East Midlands +8 3 £45,500 +18.18%
West Midlands -14 3 £35,000 +44.32%
South Yorkshire - 3 £31,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £45,500 -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 159 (41.30%) ISEB
2 150 (38.96%) Test Scripting
3 148 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (36.88%) QA
5 134 (34.81%) Finance
6 111 (28.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 108 (28.05%) ISTQB
8 106 (27.53%) SQL
9 92 (23.90%) Regression Testing
9 92 (23.90%) Integration Testing
10 87 (22.60%) Manual Testing
10 87 (22.60%) Test Automation
11 83 (21.56%) QuickTest Pro
12 76 (19.74%) Automated Testing
13 70 (18.18%) Degree
14 63 (16.36%) Selenium
15 62 (16.10%) Test Management
16 61 (15.84%) Software Testing
17 57 (14.81%) Performance Testing
18 53 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
18 53 (13.77%) Oracle
19 52 (13.51%) Microsoft
20 48 (12.47%) HP Quality Center
21 43 (11.17%) SQL Server
22 41 (10.65%) Java
22 41 (10.65%) MS Excel
23 37 (9.61%) TDD
24 35 (9.09%) JIRA
24 35 (9.09%) HP
24 35 (9.09%) Windows

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (1.82%) WebLogic
2 6 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle BPEL
4 3 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.52%) Confluence
5 2 (0.52%) SAS
6 1 (0.26%) CMS
6 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 41 (10.65%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.60%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.52%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.90%) Oracle Financials
2 14 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (3.38%) Oracle Payables
3 13 (3.38%) Oracle Receivables
3 13 (3.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (2.60%) Oracle General Ledger
4 10 (2.60%) Oracle Cash Management
4 10 (2.60%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (1.30%) SAP CRM
5 5 (1.30%) SAP CO
5 5 (1.30%) SAP HR
5 5 (1.30%) SAP SD
5 5 (1.30%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.30%) SAP MM
6 4 (1.04%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (1.04%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.52%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.26%) TETRA
2 1 (0.26%) DECT
2 1 (0.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.12%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
6 8 (2.08%) SSDT
7 6 (1.56%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.30%) SAP BW
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.78%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.52%) QlikView
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.26%) MySQL
12 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 83 (21.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 63 (16.36%) Selenium
3 35 (9.09%) JIRA
4 29 (7.53%) Rational Functional Tester
5 25 (6.49%) LoadRunner
6 22 (5.71%) Cucumber
7 16 (4.16%) WebDriver
8 15 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (3.38%) Subversion
10 12 (3.12%) FitNesse
11 11 (2.86%) WinRunner
12 10 (2.60%) TeamCity
13 9 (2.34%) JUnit
13 9 (2.34%) JMeter
14 8 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (2.08%) Git (software)
14 8 (2.08%) TestDirector
15 7 (1.82%) SoapUI
16 5 (1.30%) Bugzilla
16 5 (1.30%) NUnit
General
1 134 (34.81%) Finance
2 22 (5.71%) Banking
3 20 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.42%) Games
5 13 (3.38%) Legal
6 10 (2.60%) Polish Language
6 10 (2.60%) Retail
7 8 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.82%) Back Office
9 5 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.04%) Front Office
10 4 (1.04%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.52%) Electronics
11 2 (0.52%) Billing
11 2 (0.52%) Advertising
11 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 152 (39.48%) Analyst
2 142 (36.88%) Test Analyst
3 88 (22.86%) Tester
4 49 (12.73%) Consultant
5 37 (9.61%) Test Manager
6 36 (9.35%) Functional Tester
7 25 (6.49%) Test Leader
8 24 (6.23%) Test Consultant
9 23 (5.97%) Functional Analyst
9 23 (5.97%) Functional Test Analyst
10 18 (4.68%) QA Engineer
11 16 (4.16%) Test Engineer
12 15 (3.90%) Senior Tester
13 14 (3.64%) QA Analyst
14 13 (3.38%) Software Test Analyst
14 13 (3.38%) Developer
15 12 (3.12%) Lead Tester
16 10 (2.60%) Agile Test Analyst
16 10 (2.60%) Manual Test Analyst
16 10 (2.60%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.31%) .NET
2 17 (4.42%) HTML
3 16 (4.16%) ASP.NET
4 15 (3.90%) XML
5 12 (3.12%) Web Services
6 11 (2.86%) WCF
7 10 (2.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 8 (2.08%) LINQ
9 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.56%) CSS
10 6 (1.56%) jQuery
11 5 (1.30%) SOAP
12 4 (1.04%) WebCenter
12 4 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (0.78%) Spring
13 3 (0.78%) Ajax
13 3 (0.78%) NHibernate
13 3 (0.78%) SAP Basis
13 3 (0.78%) MSMQ
13 3 (0.78%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.27%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.60%) Online Gambling
5 9 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.82%) Open Source
7 6 (1.56%) NHS
7 6 (1.56%) Online Games
8 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.30%) iPhone
9 4 (1.04%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.52%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.52%) Equities
11 1 (0.26%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.26%) Statistics
11 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.26%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.09%) Windows
2 24 (6.23%) UNIX
3 16 (4.16%) Linux
4 11 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.60%) Android
6 8 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.78%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (38.96%) Test Scripting
2 148 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (28.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 92 (23.90%) Regression Testing
4 92 (23.90%) Integration Testing
5 87 (22.60%) Manual Testing
5 87 (22.60%) Test Automation
6 76 (19.74%) Automated Testing
7 62 (16.10%) Test Management
8 61 (15.84%) Software Testing
9 57 (14.81%) Performance Testing
10 37 (9.61%) TDD
11 29 (7.53%) Automation Testing
12 28 (7.27%) Configuration Management
13 27 (7.01%) BDD
14 26 (6.75%) Test Strategy
14 26 (6.75%) Mentoring
14 26 (6.75%) Scrum
15 25 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (6.23%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (27.53%) SQL
2 41 (10.65%) Java
3 34 (8.83%) C#
4 26 (6.75%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.19%) VBScript
6 10 (2.60%) C++
6 10 (2.60%) Ruby
7 8 (2.08%) ABAP
8 5 (1.30%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.04%) C
10 3 (0.78%) Python
10 3 (0.78%) PHP
10 3 (0.78%) VBA
11 2 (0.52%) VB
11 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.26%) Perl
12 1 (0.26%) Delphi
12 1 (0.26%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 159 (41.30%) ISEB
2 108 (28.05%) ISTQB
3 70 (18.18%) Degree
4 32 (8.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (4.16%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.56%) PMP
8 6 (1.56%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (1.04%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (36.88%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 48 (12.47%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.86%) SCCM
3 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (13.77%) Oracle
2 52 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 35 (9.09%) HP
4 28 (7.27%) SAP
5 17 (4.42%) Ariba
6 15 (3.90%) IBM
7 6 (1.56%) WorldPay
8 4 (1.04%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.04%) Charles River
8 4 (1.04%) Progress
8 4 (1.04%) SimCorp
9 3 (0.78%) Telerik
9 3 (0.78%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.78%) BT
9 3 (0.78%) Vermilion
10 2 (0.52%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.52%) hybris
10 2 (0.52%) Trillium
10 2 (0.52%) DataFlux
11 1 (0.26%) Google
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 58k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
England
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £32000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Modis International - London
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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
England
Fruition IT
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago