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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 705 707 709
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 199 236 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 159 199 123
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,100 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
92198 99056 90547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.20% 82.02% 80.15%
Number of salaries quoted 74623 79502 74331
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +8 194 £37,500 -12.79% 15
London -40 54 £47,500 - 9
Yorkshire +42 41 £35,000 -8.49% 3
South East -24 38 £40,000 -6.97% 1
North West +21 29 £35,000 -6.66%
Manchester +20 25 £35,000 -6.66%
West Yorkshire +26 24 £35,000 -12.50%
Leeds +17 17 £35,000 -12.50%
City of London +32 16 £47,500 +15.85%
Berkshire -12 12 £57,500 +33.72%
East of England +27 11 £36,500 -13.09%
Hampshire +1 11 £39,250 -7.64%
Surrey +20 10 £38,500 +28.33%
West Midlands -14 9 £35,000 +75.00%
Stockport - 9 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire +30 8 £31,500 -13.69% 1
Sheffield +6 8 £33,750 - 1
South Yorkshire -1 8 £33,750 - 1
Birmingham - 8 £35,000 -
Reading -5 7 £57,500 +53.33%
Southampton -5 7 £36,000 -15.29%
Harrogate - 7 £31,500 -
Hertfordshire +3 6 £35,000 -22.22%
Halifax - 5 £35,000 -
Epsom - 5 £38,500 -
South West -10 4 £42,500 +46.55%
Scotland +17 3 £42,250 +5.62% 1
Essex +2 3 £32,500 -28.57%
Buckinghamshire -7 3 £37,500 +3.44%
Lancashire - 3 £35,000 -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 193 (46.06%) ISEB
2 180 (42.96%) Test Scripting
3 168 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (34.84%) Finance
5 130 (31.03%) QA
6 115 (27.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 111 (26.49%) ISTQB
8 109 (26.01%) SQL
9 105 (25.06%) Regression Testing
10 98 (23.39%) Integration Testing
11 96 (22.91%) Manual Testing
11 96 (22.91%) Test Automation
12 83 (19.81%) Automated Testing
13 77 (18.38%) QuickTest Pro
14 72 (17.18%) Degree
15 68 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
16 63 (15.04%) Test Management
16 63 (15.04%) Software Testing
17 57 (13.60%) Oracle
18 52 (12.41%) Selenium
19 50 (11.93%) Performance Testing
19 50 (11.93%) HP Quality Center
20 45 (10.74%) Mentoring
20 45 (10.74%) Microsoft
21 43 (10.26%) SQL Server
22 40 (9.55%) TDD
23 39 (9.31%) Java
23 39 (9.31%) HP
24 38 (9.07%) Windows
25 36 (8.59%) C#

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (1.91%) WebLogic
2 7 (1.67%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle BPEL
5 2 (0.48%) Confluence
5 2 (0.48%) SAS
5 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.86%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (4.53%) Oracle Financials
2 18 (4.30%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (4.06%) Oracle Payables
3 17 (4.06%) Oracle Receivables
3 17 (4.06%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (3.34%) Oracle Cash Management
4 14 (3.34%) Oracle Assets
4 14 (3.34%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (1.19%) SAP HR
5 5 (1.19%) SAP SD
5 5 (1.19%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.19%) SAP MM
5 5 (1.19%) SAP CRM
5 5 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (1.19%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.95%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.72%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.48%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.72%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.24%) Internet
2 1 (0.24%) TETRA
2 1 (0.24%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.15%) Oracle ODI
4 9 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.91%) SSDT
6 7 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.67%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.19%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.48%) QlikView
11 1 (0.24%) MySQL
11 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 77 (18.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 52 (12.41%) Selenium
3 31 (7.40%) JIRA
4 29 (6.92%) Rational Functional Tester
5 21 (5.01%) LoadRunner
6 20 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (4.53%) Cucumber
8 12 (2.86%) FitNesse
9 11 (2.63%) Subversion
10 10 (2.39%) TestDirector
10 10 (2.39%) WebDriver
11 9 (2.15%) NUnit
12 8 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (1.91%) Git (software)
12 8 (1.91%) QAComplete
13 7 (1.67%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.67%) WinRunner
13 7 (1.67%) JUnit
14 6 (1.43%) SoapUI
15 5 (1.19%) MSTest
General
1 146 (34.84%) Finance
2 25 (5.97%) Banking
3 16 (3.82%) Games
4 15 (3.58%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.58%) Retail
5 12 (2.86%) Legal
6 11 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.39%) Back Office
8 7 (1.67%) Polish Language
9 5 (1.19%) Front Office
10 4 (0.95%) Billing
10 4 (0.95%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Advertising
12 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.24%) Electronics
13 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 176 (42.00%) Analyst
2 164 (39.14%) Test Analyst
3 98 (23.39%) Tester
4 58 (13.84%) Consultant
5 43 (10.26%) Functional Tester
6 34 (8.11%) Test Leader
7 33 (7.88%) Functional Test Analyst
7 33 (7.88%) Functional Analyst
8 31 (7.40%) Test Consultant
9 30 (7.16%) Test Manager
10 18 (4.30%) Senior Tester
10 18 (4.30%) Lead Tester
11 16 (3.82%) Manual Test Analyst
11 16 (3.82%) QA Engineer
12 15 (3.58%) QA Analyst
13 14 (3.34%) Oracle Analyst
14 13 (3.10%) Developer
14 13 (3.10%) Manual Tester
15 12 (2.86%) Test Engineer
15 12 (2.86%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.59%) .NET
2 19 (4.53%) ASP.NET
3 18 (4.30%) HTML
4 15 (3.58%) WCF
5 14 (3.34%) XML
6 12 (2.86%) Web Services
7 11 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (2.15%) jQuery
9 8 (1.91%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 8 (1.91%) LINQ
10 7 (1.67%) NHibernate
10 7 (1.67%) MSMQ
10 7 (1.67%) JDBC
10 7 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 6 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (1.19%) SOAP
12 5 (1.19%) SAP Basis
13 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (0.72%) RESTful
14 3 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 68 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.15%) Online Games
6 8 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.67%) Open Source
7 7 (1.67%) Online Gambling
8 6 (1.43%) NHS
9 5 (1.19%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.95%) iPhone
11 3 (0.72%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.48%) Equities
13 1 (0.24%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 1 (0.24%) Statistics
13 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
13 1 (0.24%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.24%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.07%) Windows
2 25 (5.97%) UNIX
3 15 (3.58%) Linux
4 11 (2.63%) Android
5 7 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (42.96%) Test Scripting
2 168 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (27.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 105 (25.06%) Regression Testing
5 98 (23.39%) Integration Testing
6 96 (22.91%) Manual Testing
6 96 (22.91%) Test Automation
7 83 (19.81%) Automated Testing
8 63 (15.04%) Software Testing
8 63 (15.04%) Test Management
9 50 (11.93%) Performance Testing
10 45 (10.74%) Mentoring
11 40 (9.55%) TDD
12 28 (6.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (6.68%) Automation Testing
12 28 (6.68%) BDD
13 22 (5.25%) Waterfall
13 22 (5.25%) Test Strategy
13 22 (5.25%) Service Delivery
13 22 (5.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (26.01%) SQL
2 39 (9.31%) Java
3 36 (8.59%) C#
4 28 (6.68%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.30%) VBScript
6 10 (2.39%) Ruby
7 9 (2.15%) VB.NET
7 9 (2.15%) C++
8 6 (1.43%) ABAP
8 6 (1.43%) VBA
9 3 (0.72%) C
10 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.48%) Python
10 2 (0.48%) VB
10 2 (0.48%) Perl
11 1 (0.24%) PHP
11 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.24%) Delphi
11 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.24%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 193 (46.06%) ISEB
2 111 (26.49%) ISTQB
3 72 (17.18%) Degree
4 31 (7.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (3.82%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.39%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.43%) PMP
8 6 (1.43%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.95%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (31.03%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 50 (11.93%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.43%) SCCM
3 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 57 (13.60%) Oracle
2 45 (10.74%) Microsoft
3 39 (9.31%) HP
4 21 (5.01%) SAP
5 12 (2.86%) Ariba
5 12 (2.86%) IBM
6 7 (1.67%) WorldPay
7 6 (1.43%) Vermilion
7 6 (1.43%) Business Objects
8 4 (0.95%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.72%) Charles River
9 3 (0.72%) BT
9 3 (0.72%) Telerik
9 3 (0.72%) SimCorp
10 2 (0.48%) VMware
10 2 (0.48%) Algorithmics
10 2 (0.48%) Progress
10 2 (0.48%) Trillium
10 2 (0.48%) DataFlux
10 2 (0.48%) DevExpress
England
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Ocado
Salary: competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 58k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago