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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 676 723 710
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -13
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 227 184 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 176 135 134
Average salary £35,750 £38,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
- -8.49%

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
91483 89221 91345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.29% 81.86% 79.59%
Number of salaries quoted 75482 71477 77760
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
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 22 December 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 22 December 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
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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 +50 214 £37,000 -1.33% 19
Yorkshire +12 59 £35,000 - 4
North West +23 52 £32,500 -9.72% 3
Manchester +6 48 £34,000 -21.83% 3
London -5 48 £49,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +11 38 £35,000 - 1
South East -4 34 £41,250 +17.85%
Leeds +16 33 £35,000 - 1
City of London +30 20 £43,750 -12.50% 3
North Yorkshire - 13 £30,000 - 2
Harrogate - 13 £30,000 - 1
Berkshire +22 12 £50,000 +16.27%
West Sussex +5 10 £40,000 +14.28%
Hampshire -17 10 £33,500 -6.94%
Crawley +4 8 £40,000 +33.33%
East of England -39 8 £47,500 +35.71%
Stockport - 8 £31,250 - 1
East Midlands +21 6 £35,000 +12.90% 1
South West +2 6 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Slough -2 6 £50,000 +16.27%
Cambridge +1 5 £47,500 +65.21%
Cambridgeshire -6 5 £47,500 +18.75%
Scotland -9 5 £30,000 -29.41% 2
East Yorkshire - 5 £33,500 - 1
Wales - 5 - -
South Wales - 5 - -
Newport - 5 - -
Lancashire +1 4 £30,000 +57.89%
Reading -5 4 £37,500 -
Hull - 4 £35,000 -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 178 (43.00%) ISEB
2 167 (40.34%) Test Scripting
3 147 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
4 111 (26.81%) Analytical Skills
5 102 (24.64%) Finance
6 84 (20.29%) SQL
6 84 (20.29%) Test Automation
7 75 (18.12%) HP Quality Center
8 71 (17.15%) ISTQB
9 67 (16.18%) Test Management
9 67 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 65 (15.70%) Regression Testing
11 62 (14.98%) QuickTest Pro
12 58 (14.01%) HP
13 53 (12.80%) JIRA
14 51 (12.32%) QA
15 47 (11.35%) Degree
16 46 (11.11%) TDD
17 45 (10.87%) Software Testing
17 45 (10.87%) Windows
18 43 (10.39%) Automated Testing
19 40 (9.66%) Selenium
19 40 (9.66%) Integration Testing
20 38 (9.18%) Java
20 38 (9.18%) JavaScript
21 37 (8.94%) SQL Server
21 37 (8.94%) Manual Testing
22 36 (8.70%) Microsoft
23 35 (8.45%) Mentoring
24 29 (7.00%) Test Strategy

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 12 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (1.93%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.45%) Apache
4 4 (0.97%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.97%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.97%) Alfresco
4 4 (0.97%) Liferay
5 3 (0.72%) Drupal
6 2 (0.48%) Confluence
6 2 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.93%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (1.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 7 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (1.69%) Oracle Cash Management
2 7 (1.69%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (1.45%) SAP MM
3 6 (1.45%) SAP SD
4 5 (1.21%) SAP APO
4 5 (1.21%) SAP PP
4 5 (1.21%) SAP WM
5 4 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.24%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.69%) SaaS
2 4 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.97%) Internet
2 4 (0.97%) LAN
3 2 (0.48%) WAN
3 2 (0.48%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.48%) Wireless
4 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.24%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.31%) MongoDB
3 19 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.45%) Data Mining
5 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.21%) SSDT
7 3 (0.72%) MySQL
7 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.24%) OLAP
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 62 (14.98%) QuickTest Pro
2 53 (12.80%) JIRA
3 40 (9.66%) Selenium
4 20 (4.83%) Rational Functional Tester
5 16 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (3.86%) NUnit
6 15 (3.62%) Cucumber
7 14 (3.38%) WebDriver
7 14 (3.38%) JMeter
8 13 (3.14%) SoapUI
9 11 (2.66%) JUnit
10 10 (2.42%) LoadRunner
10 10 (2.42%) LoadUI
11 9 (2.17%) Subversion
11 9 (2.17%) Git (software)
11 9 (2.17%) FitNesse
12 7 (1.69%) jMock
12 7 (1.69%) SilkTest
13 6 (1.45%) Jenkins
13 6 (1.45%) QAComplete
General
1 102 (24.64%) Finance
2 25 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 22 (5.31%) Banking
4 16 (3.86%) Retail
5 11 (2.66%) Billing
6 9 (2.17%) Back Office
7 8 (1.93%) Games
8 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.21%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.97%) Legal
10 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Electronics
11 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.48%) Front Office
12 1 (0.24%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Marketing
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 148 (35.75%) Analyst
2 137 (33.09%) Test Analyst
3 82 (19.81%) Consultant
4 78 (18.84%) Tester
5 61 (14.73%) Test Consultant
6 52 (12.56%) Senior Consultant
6 52 (12.56%) Senior Test Consultant
7 40 (9.66%) Functional Tester
8 39 (9.42%) Functional Test Analyst
8 39 (9.42%) Functional Analyst
9 34 (8.21%) Test Manager
10 31 (7.49%) Test Leader
11 27 (6.52%) Manual Tester
12 23 (5.56%) Developer
13 22 (5.31%) Support Engineer
14 21 (5.07%) Manual Test Analyst
15 16 (3.86%) .NET Developer
15 16 (3.86%) Test Engineer
16 12 (2.90%) Team Leader
16 12 (2.90%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.00%) .NET
2 22 (5.31%) ASP.NET
3 21 (5.07%) WCF
4 20 (4.83%) HTML
5 16 (3.86%) MSMQ
5 16 (3.86%) jQuery
5 16 (3.86%) NHibernate
5 16 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 11 (2.66%) XML
7 9 (2.17%) JDBC
8 7 (1.69%) SOAP
9 6 (1.45%) Middleware
9 6 (1.45%) REST
9 6 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (1.21%) LINQ
10 5 (1.21%) JMS
10 5 (1.21%) Web Services
11 4 (0.97%) Struts
11 4 (0.97%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 111 (26.81%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.38%) Statistics
2 14 (3.38%) Visualisation
2 14 (3.38%) Open Source
3 12 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.69%) Online Games
5 7 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.97%) Chip and PIN
7 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.48%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.48%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.48%) NHS
8 2 (0.48%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.48%) IVR
8 2 (0.48%) Derivative
8 2 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.24%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.87%) Windows
2 16 (3.86%) Linux
3 12 (2.90%) UNIX
4 4 (0.97%) Solaris
5 3 (0.72%) Android
5 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.48%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.48%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (40.34%) Test Scripting
2 147 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (20.29%) Test Automation
4 67 (16.18%) Test Management
4 67 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 65 (15.70%) Regression Testing
6 46 (11.11%) TDD
7 45 (10.87%) Software Testing
8 43 (10.39%) Automated Testing
9 40 (9.66%) Integration Testing
10 37 (8.94%) Manual Testing
11 35 (8.45%) Mentoring
12 29 (7.00%) Test Strategy
13 27 (6.52%) Waterfall
14 26 (6.28%) Workflow
15 25 (6.04%) Performance Testing
16 24 (5.80%) BDD
17 22 (5.31%) Automation Testing
17 22 (5.31%) Web Testing
18 19 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (20.29%) SQL
2 38 (9.18%) Java
2 38 (9.18%) JavaScript
3 26 (6.28%) C#
4 16 (3.86%) VB.NET
5 9 (2.17%) C
6 7 (1.69%) VBA
6 7 (1.69%) C++
7 4 (0.97%) PHP
7 4 (0.97%) VBScript
7 4 (0.97%) ABAP
7 4 (0.97%) Groovy
7 4 (0.97%) Scala
8 2 (0.48%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.48%) Embedded C++
8 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.24%) Perl
9 1 (0.24%) Ruby
9 1 (0.24%) Python
Qualifications
1 178 (43.00%) ISEB
2 71 (17.15%) ISTQB
3 47 (11.35%) Degree
4 20 (4.83%) Security Cleared
5 17 (4.11%) SC Cleared
6 16 (3.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.97%) PMP
7 4 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) HND
10 1 (0.24%) HNC
10 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (12.32%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 75 (18.12%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.72%) SCCM
3 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 58 (14.01%) HP
2 36 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.52%) Oracle
4 10 (2.42%) SAP
5 8 (1.93%) IBM
6 7 (1.69%) Business Objects
6 7 (1.69%) Vermilion
7 4 (0.97%) GigaSpaces
8 2 (0.48%) Algorithmics
8 2 (0.48%) VMware
9 1 (0.24%) Murex
9 1 (0.24%) Calypso
9 1 (0.24%) Zend
9 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.24%) Epicor
9 1 (0.24%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.24%) Reuters
9 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.24%) Remedy
York
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chippenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: US$20000.00 - US$24000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
UK
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £21216 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Goole, North Humberside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
House of Fraser
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bens and bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Aberdeen
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Great 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: 24 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
GE Energy Management
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 26 days ago