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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 793 811 819
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +8
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 114 58 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.053% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.068% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 80 49 72
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 £32,350 £24,500 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,050 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+15.77% +6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93957 85653 91299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.79% 77.44%
Number of salaries quoted 75631 70015 77736
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -
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 29 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 29 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 +12 112 £40,000 +6.66% 6
London -19 41 £55,000 +22.22% 1
South East +20 23 £40,000 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire -33 13 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -29 11 £35,000 - 1
Leeds - 11 £35,000 - 1
North West +6 10 £35,000 +84.21% 1
Manchester +17 9 £35,000 +84.21% 1
West Sussex 0 9 £40,000 +25.00%
East of England -2 9 £105,000 +208.82%
Crawley - 9 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 7 £70,000 -
Norfolk - 7 £105,000 -
City of London -11 6 £50,000 +21.21%
Hampshire - 6 - - 1
Norwich - 6 £105,000 -
Slough - 5 £70,000 -
Basingstoke - 5 - -
Tyne and Wear -3 4 £37,050 +34.72%
North East -6 4 £37,050 +34.72%
South West - 4 £27,500 -
West Midlands +2 3 £26,000 +9.47%
East Midlands - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £24,000 -
Gateshead - 3 £37,050 -
Birmingham +8 2 £28,750 -37.83%
Reading - 2 - -
Middlesbrough - 2 £36,250 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £36,250 -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 74 (29.02%) ISEB
2 70 (27.45%) QA
3 63 (24.71%) Test Scripting
4 60 (23.53%) SQL
5 51 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 49 (19.22%) HP Quality Center
7 48 (18.82%) JIRA
8 46 (18.04%) Java
9 45 (17.65%) HP
10 42 (16.47%) Business Analysis
11 41 (16.08%) User Acceptance Testing
12 39 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (15.29%) ISTQB
13 38 (14.90%) JavaScript
14 37 (14.51%) Billing
15 35 (13.73%) TDD
15 35 (13.73%) Test Management
15 35 (13.73%) HTML
16 34 (13.33%) Finance
17 33 (12.94%) Open Source
17 33 (12.94%) Technical Architecture
18 32 (12.55%) Jenkins
19 31 (12.16%) QuickTest Pro
19 31 (12.16%) Eclipse
20 30 (11.76%) XML
20 30 (11.76%) Test Automation
21 29 (11.37%) Subversion
21 29 (11.37%) MVC
22 28 (10.98%) XSLT
22 28 (10.98%) Solaris

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 28 (10.98%) Apache
1 28 (10.98%) Tomcat
1 28 (10.98%) Alfresco
1 28 (10.98%) Liferay
2 3 (1.18%) 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 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.75%) 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 27 (10.59%) 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 28 (10.98%) MongoDB
2 20 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.75%) Big Data
5 5 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.39%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 48 (18.82%) JIRA
2 32 (12.55%) Jenkins
3 31 (12.16%) Eclipse
3 31 (12.16%) QuickTest Pro
4 29 (11.37%) Subversion
5 28 (10.98%) IntelliJ
6 27 (10.59%) Gradle
7 19 (7.45%) Selenium
8 11 (4.31%) TestDirector
9 9 (3.53%) LoadRunner
10 8 (3.14%) Visual Studio
11 7 (2.75%) WebDriver
12 6 (2.35%) MSI
12 6 (2.35%) AdminStudio
13 4 (1.57%) JMeter
13 4 (1.57%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.18%) Hudson
14 3 (1.18%) Cucumber
14 3 (1.18%) Ranorex
14 3 (1.18%) JDeveloper
General
1 51 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 37 (14.51%) Billing
3 34 (13.33%) Finance
4 10 (3.92%) Law
4 10 (3.92%) Marketing
5 8 (3.14%) Banking
6 7 (2.75%) Retail
7 6 (2.35%) Games
8 3 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.18%) 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 71 (27.84%) Analyst
2 57 (22.35%) Test Analyst
3 52 (20.39%) Consultant
4 35 (13.73%) Tester
5 28 (10.98%) Developer
5 28 (10.98%) OSS Consultant
6 23 (9.02%) Test Consultant
7 11 (4.31%) Test Manager
7 11 (4.31%) Senior Consultant
7 11 (4.31%) Senior Test Consultant
7 11 (4.31%) QA Analyst
8 10 (3.92%) Test Leader
8 10 (3.92%) Support Engineer
8 10 (3.92%) QA Engineer
8 10 (3.92%) Test Engineer
9 9 (3.53%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.14%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.14%) Java Developer
11 7 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (2.75%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.73%) HTML
2 30 (11.76%) XML
3 28 (10.98%) XSLT
3 28 (10.98%) XHTML
3 28 (10.98%) Spring
3 28 (10.98%) J2EE
3 28 (10.98%) Servlets
3 28 (10.98%) Struts
3 28 (10.98%) Velocity
3 28 (10.98%) JSR 168
4 16 (6.27%) .NET
5 8 (3.14%) CSS
6 6 (2.35%) Web Services
7 5 (1.96%) SOAP
8 3 (1.18%) REST
8 3 (1.18%) 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 33 (12.94%) Open Source
2 12 (4.71%) Replication
3 8 (3.14%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.96%) Online Games
6 3 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.78%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.78%) iSeries
7 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.39%) Wiki
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 28 (10.98%) Solaris
2 22 (8.63%) Windows
3 7 (2.75%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.96%) UNIX
6 1 (0.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.71%) Test Scripting
2 42 (16.47%) Business Analysis
3 41 (16.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 39 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (13.73%) Test Management
5 35 (13.73%) TDD
6 33 (12.94%) Technical Architecture
7 30 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 29 (11.37%) MVC
9 28 (10.98%) Automation Testing
10 27 (10.59%) Software Testing
10 27 (10.59%) Pair Programming
11 26 (10.20%) Extreme Programming
11 26 (10.20%) Web Application Development
12 25 (9.80%) Regression Testing
13 24 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (9.02%) Test Strategy
15 22 (8.63%) E-Commerce
16 20 (7.84%) Automated Testing
17 19 (7.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 60 (23.53%) SQL
2 46 (18.04%) Java
3 38 (14.90%) JavaScript
4 28 (10.98%) Groovy
4 28 (10.98%) Scala
5 16 (6.27%) C#
6 9 (3.53%) C
7 7 (2.75%) VBScript
7 7 (2.75%) VB
8 6 (2.35%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.18%) Ruby
9 3 (1.18%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.18%) COBOL
9 3 (1.18%) Perl
10 1 (0.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 74 (29.02%) ISEB
2 39 (15.29%) ISTQB
3 20 (7.84%) Degree
4 19 (7.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.71%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (27.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (19.22%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (17.65%) HP
2 28 (10.98%) GigaSpaces
3 21 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.92%) Oracle
5 8 (3.14%) Citrix
6 6 (2.35%) AppSense
7 5 (1.96%) IBM
7 5 (1.96%) Capita
8 4 (1.57%) SAP
8 4 (1.57%) Siebel
9 3 (1.18%) 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
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