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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 724 720 711
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 173 213 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.22% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 144 146 157
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%

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
93168 97426 88156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.87% 82.77% 80.95%
Number of salaries quoted 76231 78605 72151
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +4.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +1 164 £45,000 +12.50% 18
London +7 71 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Yorkshire +11 25 £35,000 - 3
South East +11 23 £55,000 +37.50% 4
City of London +25 21 £50,000 - 2
East of England +8 15 £38,000 -46.66%
South Yorkshire - 14 £31,000 - 1
Sheffield - 14 £31,000 - 1
North West -5 12 £41,250 +17.85% 4
West Yorkshire +11 10 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Leeds 0 9 £45,000 +28.57%
Manchester -1 8 £45,000 +28.57% 4
South West -18 8 £32,500 -5.10% 1
Reading -6 7 £57,500 +29.57%
Berkshire -12 7 £57,500 +21.05%
Buckinghamshire - 7 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +14 6 £45,000 +28.57%
Essex -8 6 £38,000 +5.55%
Chelmsford - 6 £38,000 -
Scotland +17 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Edinburgh +5 5 £37,500 -
Wiltshire -9 5 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Huntingdon - 5 £45,000 -
Chippenham - 5 £32,500 - 1
Hampshire -1 4 £62,500 +26.26%
Liverpool - 4 £25,500 -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 £27,500 -
Merseyside - 4 £25,500 -
Hertfordshire +2 3 £42,500 +30.76%

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 137 (37.64%) QA
2 134 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (34.07%) ISEB
4 123 (33.79%) Finance
5 114 (31.32%) Test Scripting
6 109 (29.95%) ISTQB
7 103 (28.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 94 (25.82%) HP UFT
9 91 (25.00%) SQL
10 83 (22.80%) Regression Testing
10 83 (22.80%) Selenium
11 79 (21.70%) Manual Testing
12 78 (21.43%) Test Automation
13 77 (21.15%) Automated Testing
14 70 (19.23%) Integration Testing
15 64 (17.58%) Test Management
16 62 (17.03%) System Integration Testing
16 62 (17.03%) SDLC
17 57 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
18 54 (14.84%) Microsoft
19 53 (14.56%) Oracle
19 53 (14.56%) Degree
20 52 (14.29%) Performance Testing
21 51 (14.01%) Software Testing
22 49 (13.46%) JIRA
22 49 (13.46%) Java
23 47 (12.91%) MS Excel
24 43 (11.81%) HP Quality Center
25 42 (11.54%) Scrum
26 35 (9.62%) SAP

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (2.75%) WebLogic
2 9 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.10%) Confluence
4 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.55%) SAS
5 2 (0.55%) CMS
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.27%) JBoss
6 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 47 (12.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.65%) MS Office
3 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.10%) thinkFolio
3 4 (1.10%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.55%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.55%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.55%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.55%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.55%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.55%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.82%) Wireshark
2 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
5 9 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.20%) SAP BW
6 8 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.82%) MySQL
9 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.55%) SSDT
10 2 (0.55%) Informix
10 2 (0.55%) OLTP
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 94 (25.82%) HP UFT
2 83 (22.80%) Selenium
3 49 (13.46%) JIRA
4 34 (9.34%) LoadRunner
5 30 (8.24%) Cucumber
5 30 (8.24%) Rational Functional Tester
6 25 (6.87%) WebDriver
7 23 (6.32%) JMeter
8 20 (5.49%) WinRunner
9 19 (5.22%) JUnit
10 17 (4.67%) Subversion
11 13 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (3.57%) SoapUI
12 12 (3.30%) Visual Studio
13 11 (3.02%) MSI
13 11 (3.02%) InstallShield
13 11 (3.02%) TeamCity
13 11 (3.02%) Git (software)
14 9 (2.47%) Bugzilla
15 8 (2.20%) TestDirector
General
1 123 (33.79%) Finance
2 23 (6.32%) Games
3 21 (5.77%) Banking
4 18 (4.95%) Manufacturing
5 16 (4.40%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.30%) Retail
7 11 (3.02%) Legal
7 11 (3.02%) Polish Language
8 8 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.10%) Front Office
9 4 (1.10%) Back Office
9 4 (1.10%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.82%) Publishing
10 3 (0.82%) Electronics
11 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.55%) Advertising
11 2 (0.55%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.27%) Marketing
12 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 121 (33.24%) Analyst
2 111 (30.49%) Test Analyst
3 57 (15.66%) Tester
4 52 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 41 (11.26%) Consultant
6 32 (8.79%) Test Leader
7 26 (7.14%) Test Engineer
8 21 (5.77%) Test Consultant
9 19 (5.22%) Functional Tester
10 17 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
10 17 (4.67%) Agile Test Analyst
11 16 (4.40%) QA Engineer
11 16 (4.40%) Senior Test Analyst
12 14 (3.85%) Developer
12 14 (3.85%) Programme Manager
12 14 (3.85%) Programme Test Manager
12 14 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
13 13 (3.57%) Applications Specialist
13 13 (3.57%) Functional Test Engineer
14 11 (3.02%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.97%) .NET
2 13 (3.57%) Gherkin
3 12 (3.30%) SOAP
3 12 (3.30%) Web Services
4 11 (3.02%) XML
4 11 (3.02%) HTML
4 11 (3.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 10 (2.75%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.92%) CSS
7 5 (1.37%) jQuery
8 4 (1.10%) WebCenter
9 3 (0.82%) Spring
9 3 (0.82%) XBRL
9 3 (0.82%) HTML5
9 3 (0.82%) CSS3
9 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.55%) Sass
10 2 (0.55%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.87%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.02%) Online Gambling
5 7 (1.92%) Online Games
5 7 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.37%) PMI
7 4 (1.10%) NHS
8 3 (0.82%) iPhone
9 2 (0.55%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.55%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.55%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.55%) Equities
10 1 (0.27%) DTV
10 1 (0.27%) iPad
10 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.27%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.77%) Windows
2 19 (5.22%) UNIX
3 15 (4.12%) Linux
4 14 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 14 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.10%) Android
6 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (31.32%) Test Scripting
3 103 (28.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 83 (22.80%) Regression Testing
5 79 (21.70%) Manual Testing
6 78 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 77 (21.15%) Automated Testing
8 70 (19.23%) Integration Testing
9 64 (17.58%) Test Management
10 62 (17.03%) System Integration Testing
10 62 (17.03%) SDLC
11 52 (14.29%) Performance Testing
12 51 (14.01%) Software Testing
13 42 (11.54%) Scrum
14 35 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (8.79%) TDD
16 31 (8.52%) Test Strategy
17 30 (8.24%) System Testing
18 28 (7.69%) Configuration Management
19 27 (7.42%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (25.00%) SQL
2 49 (13.46%) Java
3 31 (8.52%) C#
4 23 (6.32%) VBScript
5 19 (5.22%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.30%) C++
7 11 (3.02%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.47%) ABAP
9 8 (2.20%) Ruby
10 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.10%) C
11 3 (0.82%) PHP
11 3 (0.82%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.82%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.55%) Python
12 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.27%) VB
13 1 (0.27%) Delphi
13 1 (0.27%) Groovy
13 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 124 (34.07%) ISEB
2 109 (29.95%) ISTQB
3 53 (14.56%) Degree
4 24 (6.59%) Security Cleared
5 23 (6.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (5.22%) SC Cleared
7 15 (4.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (1.37%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (37.64%) QA
2 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
1 11 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.55%) Firmware
3 1 (0.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 43 (11.81%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.85%) SCCM
3 3 (0.82%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 54 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 53 (14.56%) Oracle
3 35 (9.62%) SAP
4 31 (8.52%) HP
5 17 (4.67%) IBM
5 17 (4.67%) Ariba
6 8 (2.20%) WorldPay
7 4 (1.10%) Progress
7 4 (1.10%) Charles River
7 4 (1.10%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.10%) Telerik
7 4 (1.10%) SimCorp
8 2 (0.55%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.55%) hybris
8 2 (0.55%) Trillium
8 2 (0.55%) BT
8 2 (0.55%) VMware
8 2 (0.55%) Google
8 2 (0.55%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.27%) TIBCO
Epsom, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus + extensive package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus benefits and excellent training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
IT People First
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 4 days ago
York
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Chippenham
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Posted: 21 days ago