The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 790 823 817
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -6
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 115 56 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.051% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.065% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 80 47 71
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 £30,900 £24,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,050 £32,000 £30,250
% change year-on-year
+15.77% +5.78%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94231 85648 91265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.41% 78.72% 77.39%
Number of salaries quoted 75933 70032 77735
Average salary £47,500 £46,250 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +30 113 £40,000 +6.66% 10
London -33 41 £55,000 +22.22% 3
South East +8 24 £40,000 +25.00% 4
Yorkshire -28 12 £35,000 - 1
East of England -1 10 £103,750 +205.14% 1
West Yorkshire -23 10 £35,000 - 1
Leeds - 10 £35,000 - 1
North West +6 9 £35,000 +84.21% 1
West Sussex +1 9 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Crawley - 9 £40,000 -
Manchester +3 8 £35,000 +84.21% 1
Berkshire - 7 £70,000 -
Hampshire - 7 - - 1
Norfolk - 7 £105,000 -
City of London -16 6 £50,000 +11.11%
Norwich - 6 £105,000 -
Basingstoke - 6 - -
Slough - 5 £70,000 -
South West - 5 £24,000 -
Tyne and Wear +4 4 £37,050 +34.72%
North East +4 4 £37,050 +34.72%
Bristol - 4 £24,000 -
West Midlands -8 3 £26,000 +9.47%
Gateshead - 3 £37,050 -
Leicestershire - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
Birmingham +1 2 £28,750 -37.83%
Reading - 2 - -
Middlesbrough - 2 £36,250 -
Midlands - 2 - -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 73 (28.40%) ISEB
2 71 (27.63%) QA
3 62 (24.12%) Test Scripting
3 62 (24.12%) SQL
4 50 (19.46%) Telecoms
5 49 (19.07%) JIRA
6 48 (18.68%) HP Quality Center
6 48 (18.68%) Java
7 45 (17.51%) HP
8 42 (16.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 42 (16.34%) Business Analysis
9 40 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (15.18%) ISTQB
10 39 (15.18%) JavaScript
11 37 (14.40%) Billing
12 36 (14.01%) TDD
12 36 (14.01%) HTML
13 35 (13.62%) Finance
13 35 (13.62%) Test Management
14 34 (13.23%) Open Source
15 33 (12.84%) Technical Architecture
15 33 (12.84%) Jenkins
16 32 (12.45%) Eclipse
17 31 (12.06%) XML
17 31 (12.06%) QuickTest Pro
18 30 (11.67%) MVC
18 30 (11.67%) Software Testing
18 30 (11.67%) Subversion
18 30 (11.67%) Test Automation
19 29 (11.28%) Liferay

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 29 (11.28%) Apache
1 29 (11.28%) Tomcat
1 29 (11.28%) Alfresco
1 29 (11.28%) Liferay
2 3 (1.17%) WorkSite
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.39%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (0.39%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.89%) GitHub
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.39%) SMS
1 1 (0.39%) SMPP
1 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
1 1 (0.39%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.28%) MongoDB
2 21 (8.17%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.72%) Big Data
5 5 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.17%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.39%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 49 (19.07%) JIRA
2 33 (12.84%) Jenkins
3 32 (12.45%) Eclipse
4 31 (12.06%) QuickTest Pro
5 30 (11.67%) Subversion
6 29 (11.28%) IntelliJ
7 28 (10.89%) Gradle
8 19 (7.39%) Selenium
9 11 (4.28%) TestDirector
10 9 (3.50%) LoadRunner
11 8 (3.11%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.72%) WebDriver
13 6 (2.33%) MSI
13 6 (2.33%) AdminStudio
14 4 (1.56%) JMeter
14 4 (1.56%) SoapUI
15 3 (1.17%) Hudson
15 3 (1.17%) Cucumber
15 3 (1.17%) Ranorex
15 3 (1.17%) JDeveloper
General
1 50 (19.46%) Telecoms
2 37 (14.40%) Billing
3 35 (13.62%) Finance
4 10 (3.89%) Law
4 10 (3.89%) Marketing
5 8 (3.11%) Banking
6 7 (2.72%) Retail
7 6 (2.33%) Games
8 3 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.17%) Legal
9 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.78%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 73 (28.40%) Analyst
2 59 (22.96%) Test Analyst
3 50 (19.46%) Consultant
4 35 (13.62%) Tester
5 29 (11.28%) Developer
6 28 (10.89%) OSS Consultant
7 21 (8.17%) Test Consultant
8 11 (4.28%) Test Engineer
8 11 (4.28%) Test Leader
8 11 (4.28%) QA Analyst
9 10 (3.89%) QA Engineer
9 10 (3.89%) Test Manager
9 10 (3.89%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.50%) Senior Consultant
10 9 (3.50%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.50%) Senior Test Consultant
11 8 (3.11%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.11%) Java Developer
12 7 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.72%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.01%) HTML
2 31 (12.06%) XML
3 29 (11.28%) XSLT
3 29 (11.28%) XHTML
3 29 (11.28%) Spring
3 29 (11.28%) J2EE
3 29 (11.28%) Servlets
3 29 (11.28%) Struts
3 29 (11.28%) Velocity
3 29 (11.28%) JSR 168
4 18 (7.00%) .NET
5 8 (3.11%) CSS
6 6 (2.33%) Web Services
7 5 (1.95%) SOAP
8 3 (1.17%) REST
8 3 (1.17%) jQuery
9 2 (0.78%) RESTful
9 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.39%) Ajax
10 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.23%) Open Source
2 12 (4.67%) Replication
3 9 (3.50%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.72%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.95%) Online Games
6 3 (1.17%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.17%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.78%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.78%) iSeries
7 2 (0.78%) Wiki
7 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.39%) NHS
8 1 (0.39%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.39%) Equities
8 1 (0.39%) Economics
8 1 (0.39%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.28%) Solaris
2 22 (8.56%) Windows
3 7 (2.72%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.95%) UNIX
6 2 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (24.12%) Test Scripting
2 42 (16.34%) User Acceptance Testing
2 42 (16.34%) Business Analysis
3 40 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (14.01%) TDD
5 35 (13.62%) Test Management
6 33 (12.84%) Technical Architecture
7 30 (11.67%) Software Testing
7 30 (11.67%) MVC
7 30 (11.67%) Test Automation
8 29 (11.28%) Automation Testing
9 28 (10.89%) Pair Programming
10 27 (10.51%) Extreme Programming
10 27 (10.51%) Web Application Development
11 26 (10.12%) Regression Testing
12 25 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (8.95%) Test Strategy
14 22 (8.56%) E-Commerce
15 21 (8.17%) Automated Testing
16 20 (7.78%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (24.12%) SQL
2 48 (18.68%) Java
3 39 (15.18%) JavaScript
4 29 (11.28%) Groovy
4 29 (11.28%) Scala
5 16 (6.23%) C#
6 9 (3.50%) C
7 7 (2.72%) VBScript
7 7 (2.72%) VB
8 6 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.17%) Ruby
9 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.17%) COBOL
9 3 (1.17%) Perl
10 1 (0.39%) VBA
10 1 (0.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 73 (28.40%) ISEB
2 39 (15.18%) ISTQB
3 21 (8.17%) Degree
4 20 (7.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (5.84%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (27.63%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 48 (18.68%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (17.51%) HP
2 29 (11.28%) GigaSpaces
3 21 (8.17%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.89%) Oracle
5 8 (3.11%) Citrix
6 6 (2.33%) AppSense
7 5 (1.95%) IBM
7 5 (1.95%) Capita
8 4 (1.56%) SAP
8 4 (1.56%) Siebel
9 3 (1.17%) Interwoven
10 2 (0.78%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.39%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.39%) StatPro
11 1 (0.39%) Charles River
11 1 (0.39%) Murex
11 1 (0.39%) thinkFolio
11 1 (0.39%) BI-SAM
11 1 (0.39%) Sophis
11 1 (0.39%) GoldenSource
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago