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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 701 727 677
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -50
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 198 154 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 156 140 143
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
93506 88688 89250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.05% 81.54% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 75545 72933 75228
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014 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 24 October 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
(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 +23 185 £35,000 -10.25% 30
London +8 43 £62,500 +13.63% 11
Yorkshire -18 43 £30,000 -14.28% 9
South East +12 40 £40,000 +14.28% 2
North West -5 36 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Manchester +17 34 £35,000 -5.40% 3
West Yorkshire -26 22 £35,000 - 6
Leeds -9 21 £35,000 - 6
City of London +29 14 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Hampshire -1 14 £33,500 -21.17%
East Midlands +8 13 £35,000 -1.40%
North Yorkshire -4 12 £30,000 +14.28% 1
Harrogate - 12 £30,000 - 1
West Sussex +6 11 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Crawley +4 9 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Newport - 9 - -
Sheffield - 9 £36,000 - 2
South Yorkshire - 9 £36,000 - 2
South Wales - 9 - -
Wales - 9 - -
Slough - 6 £37,000 -
Berkshire - 6 £37,000 -
Basingstoke +16 4 £28,500 -3.38%
Oxfordshire +13 3 £24,000 -38.46% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 3 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -18 3 - - 1
South West -20 3 £24,000 -52.00% 2
North East -20 3 - - 1
East of England -40 3 £42,000 +20.00%
Nottinghamshire +1 2 £35,000 +12.90%

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 155 (37.71%) Test Scripting
2 137 (33.33%) ISEB
3 130 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (27.74%) Analytical Skills
5 93 (22.63%) HP Quality Center
6 88 (21.41%) Finance
7 75 (18.25%) SQL
7 75 (18.25%) Test Automation
8 65 (15.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 64 (15.57%) ISTQB
9 64 (15.57%) HP
9 64 (15.57%) QuickTest Pro
10 60 (14.60%) JIRA
11 57 (13.87%) Test Management
12 56 (13.63%) QA
13 55 (13.38%) Selenium
14 54 (13.14%) TDD
15 52 (12.65%) Java
16 46 (11.19%) JavaScript
17 41 (9.98%) Regression Testing
18 39 (9.49%) Automated Testing
19 37 (9.00%) Windows
20 36 (8.76%) Software Testing
20 36 (8.76%) Security Cleared
21 34 (8.27%) Telecoms
22 33 (8.03%) Degree
22 33 (8.03%) Test Strategy
23 32 (7.79%) SC Cleared
23 32 (7.79%) Retail
24 31 (7.54%) SQL Server

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 15 (3.65%) Apache
2 13 (3.16%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.68%) Alfresco
4 11 (2.68%) Liferay
5 6 (1.46%) Confluence
6 3 (0.73%) Drupal
7 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.49%) IIS
8 1 (0.24%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.19%) MS Office
3 2 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.95%) SAP SD
1 8 (1.95%) SAP MM
2 5 (1.22%) SAP PP
2 5 (1.22%) SAP WM
2 5 (1.22%) SAP APO
3 4 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.73%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.73%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.73%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.73%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.49%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.24%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.24%) Minerva
6 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.24%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.24%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.68%) GitHub
2 5 (1.22%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.92%) Internet
2 4 (0.97%) Wireless
2 4 (0.97%) LAN
3 3 (0.73%) SMS
3 3 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.49%) WAN
4 2 (0.49%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.49%) TETRA
4 2 (0.49%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.24%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.24%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.08%) MongoDB
3 16 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.22%) MySQL
6 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.73%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.73%) Big Data
7 3 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.49%) OLAP
8 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.49%) SSDT
8 2 (0.49%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 64 (15.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 60 (14.60%) JIRA
3 55 (13.38%) Selenium
4 29 (7.06%) SoapUI
5 26 (6.33%) JMeter
6 25 (6.08%) Cucumber
7 24 (5.84%) JUnit
8 23 (5.60%) LoadUI
9 21 (5.11%) WebDriver
10 20 (4.87%) jMock
11 19 (4.62%) Spock
12 15 (3.65%) Rational Functional Tester
12 15 (3.65%) Subversion
13 14 (3.41%) LoadRunner
14 12 (2.92%) Git (software)
14 12 (2.92%) NUnit
15 11 (2.68%) Gradle
15 11 (2.68%) Jenkins
15 11 (2.68%) Eclipse
15 11 (2.68%) IntelliJ
General
1 88 (21.41%) Finance
2 34 (8.27%) Telecoms
3 32 (7.79%) Retail
4 26 (6.33%) Banking
5 15 (3.65%) Billing
6 8 (1.95%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.70%) Games
8 5 (1.22%) Back Office
9 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.97%) Marketing
10 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.73%) Law
10 3 (0.73%) Electronics
11 2 (0.49%) Front Office
11 2 (0.49%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 155 (37.71%) Analyst
2 142 (34.55%) Test Analyst
3 90 (21.90%) Consultant
4 65 (15.82%) Test Consultant
5 53 (12.90%) Tester
6 46 (11.19%) Senior Consultant
6 46 (11.19%) Senior Test Consultant
7 37 (9.00%) Test Manager
8 31 (7.54%) Functional Analyst
8 31 (7.54%) Functional Test Analyst
9 25 (6.08%) Developer
10 24 (5.84%) Test Leader
11 20 (4.87%) Functional Tester
11 20 (4.87%) Manual Tester
12 18 (4.38%) Support Engineer
12 18 (4.38%) Test Engineer
13 13 (3.16%) Team Leader
14 12 (2.92%) QA Analyst
14 12 (2.92%) .NET Developer
14 12 (2.92%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.33%) .NET
2 21 (5.11%) HTML
3 20 (4.87%) SOAP
4 18 (4.38%) JMS
4 18 (4.38%) Middleware
4 18 (4.38%) REST
5 14 (3.41%) WCF
5 14 (3.41%) XML
5 14 (3.41%) ASP.NET
6 13 (3.16%) jQuery
7 12 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 12 (2.92%) NHibernate
7 12 (2.92%) MSMQ
8 11 (2.68%) XHTML
8 11 (2.68%) XSLT
8 11 (2.68%) Spring
8 11 (2.68%) J2EE
8 11 (2.68%) Struts
8 11 (2.68%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 114 (27.74%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.35%) Open Source
3 14 (3.41%) Statistics
3 14 (3.41%) Visualisation
4 9 (2.19%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.70%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.70%) Chip and PIN
6 5 (1.22%) Online Games
6 5 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.97%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.97%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.73%) Replication
9 2 (0.49%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.49%) IVR
9 2 (0.49%) Derivative
9 2 (0.49%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.49%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.00%) Windows
2 25 (6.08%) Linux
3 11 (2.68%) Solaris
4 6 (1.46%) UNIX
5 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.49%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.49%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (37.71%) Test Scripting
2 130 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (18.25%) Test Automation
4 65 (15.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 57 (13.87%) Test Management
6 54 (13.14%) TDD
7 41 (9.98%) Regression Testing
8 39 (9.49%) Automated Testing
9 36 (8.76%) Software Testing
10 33 (8.03%) Test Strategy
11 30 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (6.81%) BDD
13 26 (6.33%) Waterfall
14 22 (5.35%) Automation Testing
15 21 (5.11%) Business Analysis
15 21 (5.11%) Workflow
16 20 (4.87%) E-Commerce
17 19 (4.62%) Performance Testing
18 18 (4.38%) Web Testing
18 18 (4.38%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (18.25%) SQL
2 52 (12.65%) Java
3 46 (11.19%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.11%) C#
5 16 (3.89%) VB.NET
6 11 (2.68%) C
6 11 (2.68%) Groovy
6 11 (2.68%) Scala
7 5 (1.22%) C++
8 4 (0.97%) Perl
8 4 (0.97%) PHP
8 4 (0.97%) VB
9 3 (0.73%) VBScript
9 3 (0.73%) VBA
9 3 (0.73%) Python
10 2 (0.49%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.49%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 137 (33.33%) ISEB
2 64 (15.57%) ISTQB
3 36 (8.76%) Security Cleared
4 33 (8.03%) Degree
5 32 (7.79%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.73%) HND
8 1 (0.24%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (13.63%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (0.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 93 (22.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 64 (15.57%) HP
2 27 (6.57%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.14%) Oracle
4 11 (2.68%) GigaSpaces
5 10 (2.43%) SAP
6 7 (1.70%) IBM
7 5 (1.22%) Capita
8 3 (0.73%) Vermilion
8 3 (0.73%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.49%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.49%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.49%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.49%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.49%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.24%) Reuters
10 1 (0.24%) Murex
10 1 (0.24%) BI-SAM
10 1 (0.24%) Zend
10 1 (0.24%) StatPro
10 1 (0.24%) Remedy
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum TO £40K
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: TO £35000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £39000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Owen Jenkins IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum X2 Annual Bonuses, Pension, Healthca
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: competitive based on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TRG
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TRG
Salary: 30000-40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens and bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago