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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 792 826 815
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -11
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 102 54 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.050% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.063% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 81 46 74
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £23,750 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +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
92437 86019 92024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.56% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 73692 70342 78027
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -3 101 £40,000 +6.66% 8
London -10 30 £62,500 +38.88% 2
South East -5 26 £40,000 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire -24 15 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -16 11 £35,000 - 1
Leeds - 11 £35,000 - 1
Manchester +3 10 £35,000 +79.48% 1
West Sussex -2 10 £40,000 +25.00%
North West -3 10 £35,000 +79.48% 2
East of England -6 10 £102,500 +208.27%
Crawley - 10 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 7 £28,500 - 2
Norfolk - 6 £105,000 -
Berkshire - 6 £72,500 -
Basingstoke - 6 £28,500 - 1
Norwich - 6 £105,000 -
Slough - 4 £72,500 -
East Midlands - 4 £35,000 -
City of London +9 3 £52,500 +40.00%
Surrey +2 3 £37,500 -
South West -6 2 £24,000 -52.00%
Hertfordshire -7 2 £32,500 -13.33%
Bedfordshire -8 2 £39,750 +27.20%
North Yorkshire -13 2 £36,250 +11.53%
South Yorkshire - 2 £41,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £37,050 -
St Albans - 2 £32,500 -
Weybridge - 2 £37,500 -
Reading - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £41,000 -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 86 (36.91%) ISEB
2 70 (30.04%) Test Scripting
3 66 (28.33%) QA
4 55 (23.61%) SQL
5 51 (21.89%) HP Quality Center
6 49 (21.03%) JIRA
7 44 (18.88%) HP
8 40 (17.17%) Java
8 40 (17.17%) ISTQB
9 38 (16.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 38 (16.31%) Telecoms
10 35 (15.02%) Software Testing
11 34 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (14.16%) QuickTest Pro
13 31 (13.30%) Finance
13 31 (13.30%) JavaScript
14 30 (12.88%) Test Management
14 30 (12.88%) TDD
15 29 (12.45%) HTML
16 28 (12.02%) Test Automation
16 28 (12.02%) Jenkins
16 28 (12.02%) Automation Testing
17 26 (11.16%) Open Source
17 26 (11.16%) Eclipse
17 26 (11.16%) Regression Testing
18 25 (10.73%) Subversion
19 24 (10.30%) Business Analysis
19 24 (10.30%) MVC
20 23 (9.87%) IntelliJ
20 23 (9.87%) Solaris

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 23 (9.87%) Apache
1 23 (9.87%) Tomcat
1 23 (9.87%) Alfresco
1 23 (9.87%) Liferay
2 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.43%) WorkSite
Applications
1 8 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.43%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (0.43%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.44%) GitHub
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.43%) SMS
1 1 (0.43%) SMPP
1 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
1 1 (0.43%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.87%) MongoDB
2 19 (8.15%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.15%) Big Data
5 4 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.86%) MySQL
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (21.03%) JIRA
2 33 (14.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 28 (12.02%) Jenkins
4 26 (11.16%) Eclipse
5 25 (10.73%) Subversion
6 23 (9.87%) IntelliJ
6 23 (9.87%) Gradle
7 21 (9.01%) Selenium
8 11 (4.72%) TestDirector
9 9 (3.86%) Visual Studio
9 9 (3.86%) LoadRunner
10 8 (3.43%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.72%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.72%) Hudson
11 4 (1.72%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.72%) JMeter
12 3 (1.29%) MSI
12 3 (1.29%) AdminStudio
12 3 (1.29%) JDeveloper
General
1 38 (16.31%) Telecoms
2 31 (13.30%) Finance
3 23 (9.87%) Billing
4 9 (3.86%) Marketing
5 8 (3.43%) Banking
6 7 (3.00%) Games
7 6 (2.58%) Retail
8 5 (2.15%) Law
9 4 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.86%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Front Office
11 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (24.89%) Analyst
2 55 (23.61%) Consultant
3 52 (22.32%) Test Analyst
4 34 (14.59%) Test Consultant
5 30 (12.88%) Tester
6 24 (10.30%) Developer
7 22 (9.44%) Senior Test Consultant
7 22 (9.44%) Senior Consultant
8 19 (8.15%) OSS Consultant
9 12 (5.15%) Test Leader
9 12 (5.15%) Test Manager
10 11 (4.72%) Support Engineer
11 10 (4.29%) QA Analyst
12 9 (3.86%) QA Engineer
12 9 (3.86%) Software Tester
12 9 (3.86%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.86%) Test Engineer
13 7 (3.00%) Team Leader
13 7 (3.00%) Project Manager
14 6 (2.58%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.45%) HTML
2 23 (9.87%) J2EE
2 23 (9.87%) Servlets
2 23 (9.87%) Struts
2 23 (9.87%) XML
2 23 (9.87%) XSLT
2 23 (9.87%) XHTML
2 23 (9.87%) Spring
2 23 (9.87%) Velocity
2 23 (9.87%) JSR 168
3 14 (6.01%) .NET
4 6 (2.58%) Web Services
4 6 (2.58%) CSS
5 5 (2.15%) SOAP
6 3 (1.29%) REST
7 2 (0.86%) RESTful
8 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.43%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.16%) Open Source
2 10 (4.29%) Replication
3 7 (3.00%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.58%) Online Games
5 5 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.86%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.86%) iSeries
7 2 (0.86%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.43%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.43%) Wiki
8 1 (0.43%) NHS
8 1 (0.43%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.43%) Equities
8 1 (0.43%) IVR
8 1 (0.43%) Derivative
8 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.87%) Solaris
2 20 (8.58%) Windows
3 4 (1.72%) UNIX
3 4 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (30.04%) Test Scripting
2 38 (16.31%) User Acceptance Testing
3 35 (15.02%) Software Testing
4 34 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (12.88%) Test Management
5 30 (12.88%) TDD
6 28 (12.02%) Test Automation
6 28 (12.02%) Automation Testing
7 26 (11.16%) Regression Testing
8 24 (10.30%) MVC
8 24 (10.30%) Business Analysis
9 23 (9.87%) Pair Programming
9 23 (9.87%) Automated Testing
9 23 (9.87%) Test Strategy
10 22 (9.44%) Web Application Development
10 22 (9.44%) Extreme Programming
10 22 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (9.01%) E-Commerce
12 20 (8.58%) Manual Testing
13 18 (7.73%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 55 (23.61%) SQL
2 40 (17.17%) Java
3 31 (13.30%) JavaScript
4 23 (9.87%) Groovy
4 23 (9.87%) Scala
5 12 (5.15%) C
5 12 (5.15%) C#
6 6 (2.58%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.58%) VB
7 3 (1.29%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.29%) Ruby
7 3 (1.29%) VBScript
7 3 (1.29%) Perl
8 1 (0.43%) PHP
8 1 (0.43%) Python
8 1 (0.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 86 (36.91%) ISEB
2 40 (17.17%) ISTQB
3 18 (7.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (6.87%) Security Cleared
5 15 (6.44%) Degree
6 13 (5.58%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (28.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 51 (21.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (18.88%) HP
2 23 (9.87%) GigaSpaces
3 19 (8.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.58%) Oracle
5 5 (2.15%) Capita
6 3 (1.29%) Citrix
6 3 (1.29%) SAP
6 3 (1.29%) AppSense
7 2 (0.86%) IBM
7 2 (0.86%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.43%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.43%) StatPro
8 1 (0.43%) Charles River
8 1 (0.43%) Murex
8 1 (0.43%) Sophis
8 1 (0.43%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.43%) SimCorp
8 1 (0.43%) Zend
8 1 (0.43%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.43%) BI-SAM
London
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus, Pension Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Accenture
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum depending on level and experience
Posted: 26 days ago
Prescot
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago