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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 718 724 669
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -55
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 185 153 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 152 140 164
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -

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
93849 86638 91621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.20% 79.06%
Number of salaries quoted 74909 71197 77439
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +14 179 £37,000 -8.07% 18
London -50 51 £50,000 -9.09% 3
South East +10 42 £37,375 +16.79% 7
Yorkshire -8 34 £35,000 +2.94% 4
Manchester +10 23 £35,000 -9.67% 2
North West -12 23 £35,000 -2.77% 3
Leeds -14 17 £35,000 +2.94% 3
West Yorkshire -23 17 £35,000 - 3
Berkshire - 13 £37,250 -
West Sussex -5 10 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Crawley - 10 £40,000 -
City of London +6 9 £55,000 +4.76% 2
North Yorkshire -11 9 £30,000 +14.28% 1
Slough - 9 £37,000 -
East Midlands +2 8 £35,000 -12.50%
Hampshire 0 8 £28,500 -36.66% 4
Sheffield - 8 £36,000 -
South Yorkshire - 8 £36,000 -
South West -21 7 £30,750 -38.50%
Harrogate - 7 £30,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear -1 6 - -
North East -2 6 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 6 - -
East of England -34 6 £38,750 +10.71%
Oxfordshire +3 5 £27,000 -13.60%
Wiltshire - 5 £37,500 -
Basingstoke - 5 £28,500 -
Swindon - 5 £37,500 -
Surrey +4 4 £30,000 - 2
Wales - 4 - - 2

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 139 (34.41%) Test Scripting
2 129 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (28.22%) ISEB
4 98 (24.26%) Finance
5 96 (23.76%) HP Quality Center
6 83 (20.54%) Analytical Skills
7 76 (18.81%) QA
8 70 (17.33%) Test Automation
8 70 (17.33%) SQL
9 68 (16.83%) ISTQB
10 67 (16.58%) QuickTest Pro
11 61 (15.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 58 (14.36%) HP
13 56 (13.86%) JavaScript
13 56 (13.86%) TDD
14 55 (13.61%) JIRA
15 54 (13.37%) Test Management
16 50 (12.38%) Software Testing
16 50 (12.38%) Selenium
17 49 (12.13%) Java
18 44 (10.89%) Regression Testing
19 41 (10.15%) Telecoms
20 40 (9.90%) Security Cleared
21 38 (9.41%) Windows
22 37 (9.16%) SQL Server
22 37 (9.16%) SC Cleared
23 36 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
23 36 (8.91%) Automated Testing
24 33 (8.17%) .NET
25 31 (7.67%) Business Analysis

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (4.95%) Apache
2 16 (3.96%) Tomcat
2 16 (3.96%) Alfresco
2 16 (3.96%) Liferay
3 12 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.24%) Confluence
5 3 (0.74%) Drupal
6 2 (0.50%) IIS
7 1 (0.25%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.22%) SAP SD
1 13 (3.22%) SAP MM
2 8 (1.98%) SAP HR
2 8 (1.98%) SAP CRM
2 8 (1.98%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (1.98%) SAP CO
2 8 (1.98%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.24%) SAP APO
3 5 (1.24%) SAP PP
3 5 (1.24%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.25%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.25%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.25%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.96%) GitHub
2 3 (0.74%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.97%) Internet
2 5 (1.24%) 3G
3 3 (0.74%) SMS
4 2 (0.50%) LAN
4 2 (0.50%) Wireless
4 2 (0.50%) TETRA
4 2 (0.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.25%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.25%) DECT
5 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.93%) MongoDB
3 16 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.24%) DB2
6 5 (1.24%) MySQL
6 5 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.24%) Big Data
6 5 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.50%) OLAP
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.50%) SSDT
9 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 67 (16.58%) QuickTest Pro
2 55 (13.61%) JIRA
3 50 (12.38%) Selenium
4 27 (6.68%) SoapUI
5 24 (5.94%) JMeter
6 23 (5.69%) JUnit
6 23 (5.69%) Cucumber
7 22 (5.45%) LoadUI
8 20 (4.95%) LoadRunner
9 19 (4.70%) Subversion
9 19 (4.70%) jMock
10 17 (4.21%) WebDriver
10 17 (4.21%) Jenkins
11 16 (3.96%) Gradle
11 16 (3.96%) Eclipse
11 16 (3.96%) IntelliJ
12 14 (3.47%) TestDirector
13 12 (2.97%) NUnit
14 9 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (1.98%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 98 (24.26%) Finance
2 41 (10.15%) Telecoms
3 30 (7.43%) Banking
3 30 (7.43%) Retail
4 25 (6.19%) Billing
5 9 (2.23%) Games
5 9 (2.23%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.98%) Marketing
7 5 (1.24%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.74%) Law
10 2 (0.50%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Front Office
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 150 (37.13%) Analyst
2 137 (33.91%) Test Analyst
3 84 (20.79%) Consultant
4 54 (13.37%) Tester
5 51 (12.62%) Test Consultant
6 34 (8.42%) Functional Analyst
6 34 (8.42%) Functional Test Analyst
7 32 (7.92%) Test Manager
8 31 (7.67%) Senior Consultant
8 31 (7.67%) Senior Test Consultant
9 29 (7.18%) Test Leader
9 29 (7.18%) Developer
10 24 (5.94%) Test Engineer
11 16 (3.96%) QA Analyst
11 16 (3.96%) OSS Consultant
12 15 (3.71%) Manual Tester
13 14 (3.47%) Functional Tester
14 13 (3.22%) Support Engineer
14 13 (3.22%) QA Engineer
14 13 (3.22%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.17%) .NET
2 28 (6.93%) HTML
3 21 (5.20%) SOAP
4 20 (4.95%) XML
5 19 (4.70%) REST
6 18 (4.46%) JMS
6 18 (4.46%) Middleware
7 17 (4.21%) ASP.NET
8 16 (3.96%) J2EE
8 16 (3.96%) Struts
8 16 (3.96%) Servlets
8 16 (3.96%) Spring
8 16 (3.96%) XSLT
8 16 (3.96%) XHTML
8 16 (3.96%) Velocity
8 16 (3.96%) JSR 168
8 16 (3.96%) WCF
9 13 (3.22%) jQuery
9 13 (3.22%) MSMQ
10 12 (2.97%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 83 (20.54%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.68%) Open Source
3 9 (2.23%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.23%) Chip and PIN
3 9 (2.23%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.73%) Replication
4 7 (1.73%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.73%) Online Games
5 6 (1.49%) Statistics
5 6 (1.49%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.24%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.24%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.99%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.50%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.50%) IVR
8 2 (0.50%) Derivative
9 1 (0.25%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.41%) Windows
2 25 (6.19%) Linux
3 16 (3.96%) Solaris
4 6 (1.49%) UNIX
5 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (34.41%) Test Scripting
2 129 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (17.33%) Test Automation
4 61 (15.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 56 (13.86%) TDD
6 54 (13.37%) Test Management
7 50 (12.38%) Software Testing
8 44 (10.89%) Regression Testing
9 36 (8.91%) Automated Testing
9 36 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (7.67%) Business Analysis
11 29 (7.18%) Test Strategy
12 28 (6.93%) Automation Testing
13 26 (6.44%) Waterfall
14 24 (5.94%) BDD
15 22 (5.45%) Integration Testing
15 22 (5.45%) Manual Testing
16 21 (5.20%) Web Testing
16 21 (5.20%) Performance Testing
17 20 (4.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 70 (17.33%) SQL
2 56 (13.86%) JavaScript
3 49 (12.13%) Java
4 26 (6.44%) C#
5 17 (4.21%) VB.NET
6 16 (3.96%) Groovy
6 16 (3.96%) Scala
7 10 (2.48%) C
8 5 (1.24%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.24%) VB
9 4 (0.99%) Perl
9 4 (0.99%) PHP
10 3 (0.74%) Python
11 2 (0.50%) VB6
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) VBScript
12 1 (0.25%) TTCN
12 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 114 (28.22%) ISEB
2 68 (16.83%) ISTQB
3 40 (9.90%) Security Cleared
4 37 (9.16%) SC Cleared
5 28 (6.93%) Degree
6 18 (4.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (18.81%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 96 (23.76%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.24%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (14.36%) HP
2 29 (7.18%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.70%) SAP
4 16 (3.96%) GigaSpaces
5 15 (3.71%) Oracle
6 5 (1.24%) Capita
7 4 (0.99%) IBM
8 2 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.50%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.50%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.25%) BI-SAM
9 1 (0.25%) Zend
9 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.25%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.25%) StatPro
9 1 (0.25%) Charles River
9 1 (0.25%) Sophis
9 1 (0.25%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.25%) SimCorp
9 1 (0.25%) Compuware
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