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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 667 681 729
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +48
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 214 214 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 174 152 132
Average salary £37,608 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.51% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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
87595 84426 87603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.73% 82.29% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 72135 67329 74163
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +24 208 £37,608 -12.02% 28
Yorkshire +29 57 £35,000 - 6
London -16 52 £50,000 +2.04% 8
North West +19 48 £33,000 -18.51% 3
Manchester +14 42 £33,000 -24.13% 3
West Yorkshire +28 38 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Leeds +28 31 £35,000 - 3
South East -54 23 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Berkshire -17 17 £50,000 +16.27% 2
City of London +15 15 £51,250 +2.50% 1
East of England -15 13 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Stockport - 11 £32,000 - 1
North Yorkshire +22 10 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Harrogate - 10 £30,000 - 1
South West -4 9 £45,000 - 2
Slough -3 7 £50,000 +16.27%
Lancashire +1 6 £30,000 +57.89%
Cambridge 0 6 £47,500 +72.72%
Cambridgeshire -4 6 £47,500 +18.75%
East Yorkshire - 6 £33,500 -
Reading -8 4 £37,500 - 1
West Midlands -9 4 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Scotland -13 4 £32,500 -15.58%
Birmingham - 4 £37,500 - 1
Hull - 4 £35,000 -
Hampshire -22 3 £45,000 +24.13%
Hertfordshire - 3 £35,000 - 2
Middlesex - 3 - - 1
Essex - 3 £45,000 -
Preston - 3 £37,500 -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 195 (46.54%) ISEB
2 181 (43.20%) Test Scripting
3 158 (37.71%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (29.83%) Finance
5 104 (24.82%) Analytical Skills
6 91 (21.72%) SQL
7 90 (21.48%) Test Automation
8 83 (19.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 79 (18.85%) Regression Testing
10 75 (17.90%) QA
11 74 (17.66%) ISTQB
12 69 (16.47%) Test Management
13 63 (15.04%) HP Quality Center
14 62 (14.80%) Automated Testing
15 61 (14.56%) Integration Testing
16 59 (14.08%) Degree
17 57 (13.60%) QuickTest Pro
18 51 (12.17%) Manual Testing
19 48 (11.46%) Software Testing
19 48 (11.46%) HP
20 46 (10.98%) Windows
21 42 (10.02%) JIRA
21 42 (10.02%) Mentoring
22 41 (9.79%) SQL Server
23 40 (9.55%) Microsoft
24 39 (9.31%) TDD
25 37 (8.83%) Selenium
26 34 (8.11%) Oracle
27 33 (7.88%) Performance Testing
28 32 (7.64%) .NET

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.43%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.72%) Apache
6 2 (0.48%) Alfresco
6 2 (0.48%) Liferay
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.24%) Confluence
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (0.24%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.34%) MS Office
3 3 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.58%) Oracle Financials
2 14 (3.34%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (3.34%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (3.34%) Oracle Payables
2 14 (3.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 13 (3.10%) Oracle Cash Management
3 13 (3.10%) Oracle Assets
3 13 (3.10%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (1.19%) SAP MM
4 5 (1.19%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.95%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.95%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.95%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.95%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.48%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.24%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.24%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.95%) SaaS
2 2 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.72%) LAN
3 2 (0.48%) WAN
3 2 (0.48%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.48%) Wireless
4 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.24%) TETRA
4 1 (0.24%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (4.06%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (1.67%) SSDT
7 7 (1.67%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.72%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.48%) MySQL
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.48%) QlikView
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (13.60%) QuickTest Pro
2 42 (10.02%) JIRA
3 37 (8.83%) Selenium
4 24 (5.73%) Rational Functional Tester
5 20 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (3.58%) NUnit
7 12 (2.86%) WebDriver
8 11 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.63%) FitNesse
9 10 (2.39%) Subversion
10 9 (2.15%) LoadRunner
11 8 (1.91%) Git (software)
12 7 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (1.67%) SilkTest
13 6 (1.43%) QAComplete
13 6 (1.43%) MSTest
14 4 (0.95%) TestDirector
14 4 (0.95%) JMeter
14 4 (0.95%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.95%) Jenkins
General
1 125 (29.83%) Finance
2 26 (6.21%) Banking
3 23 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.58%) Retail
5 10 (2.39%) Games
5 10 (2.39%) Back Office
6 9 (2.15%) Billing
7 8 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.19%) Legal
9 4 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.72%) Electronics
11 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Front Office
12 1 (0.24%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 153 (36.52%) Analyst
2 145 (34.61%) Test Analyst
3 92 (21.96%) Tester
4 78 (18.62%) Consultant
5 54 (12.89%) Test Consultant
6 46 (10.98%) Functional Tester
7 41 (9.79%) Senior Test Consultant
7 41 (9.79%) Senior Consultant
8 37 (8.83%) Functional Analyst
8 37 (8.83%) Functional Test Analyst
9 35 (8.35%) Test Manager
10 28 (6.68%) Test Leader
11 27 (6.44%) Manual Tester
12 23 (5.49%) Manual Test Analyst
13 20 (4.77%) Developer
14 17 (4.06%) Test Engineer
15 16 (3.82%) Support Engineer
16 15 (3.58%) .NET Developer
17 14 (3.34%) Lead Tester
18 13 (3.10%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.64%) .NET
2 22 (5.25%) HTML
2 22 (5.25%) ASP.NET
3 20 (4.77%) WCF
4 15 (3.58%) jQuery
4 15 (3.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 13 (3.10%) NHibernate
5 13 (3.10%) MSMQ
6 12 (2.86%) XML
7 10 (2.39%) JDBC
8 9 (2.15%) Web Services
9 7 (1.67%) LINQ
10 6 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (1.19%) SAP Basis
12 2 (0.48%) XHTML
12 2 (0.48%) Struts
12 2 (0.48%) XSLT
12 2 (0.48%) Servlets
12 2 (0.48%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 104 (24.82%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.58%) Statistics
3 14 (3.34%) Visualisation
4 11 (2.63%) Open Source
4 11 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.39%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.15%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.91%) Online Games
8 7 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.72%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.72%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.72%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.48%) Chip and PIN
10 2 (0.48%) NHS
10 2 (0.48%) IVR
10 2 (0.48%) iPhone
10 2 (0.48%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.98%) Windows
2 16 (3.82%) UNIX
3 12 (2.86%) Linux
4 8 (1.91%) Android
5 5 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.48%) Solaris
7 2 (0.48%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.48%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (43.20%) Test Scripting
2 158 (37.71%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (21.48%) Test Automation
4 83 (19.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 79 (18.85%) Regression Testing
6 69 (16.47%) Test Management
7 62 (14.80%) Automated Testing
8 61 (14.56%) Integration Testing
9 51 (12.17%) Manual Testing
10 48 (11.46%) Software Testing
11 42 (10.02%) Mentoring
12 39 (9.31%) TDD
13 33 (7.88%) Performance Testing
14 31 (7.40%) Test Strategy
15 26 (6.21%) Waterfall
16 23 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (5.25%) Web Testing
18 21 (5.01%) BDD
18 21 (5.01%) Workflow
19 18 (4.30%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (21.72%) SQL
2 29 (6.92%) JavaScript
3 28 (6.68%) C#
3 28 (6.68%) Java
4 15 (3.58%) VB.NET
5 10 (2.39%) C
6 9 (2.15%) C++
7 8 (1.91%) VBA
8 6 (1.43%) Ruby
9 5 (1.19%) ABAP
9 5 (1.19%) VBScript
10 2 (0.48%) Python
10 2 (0.48%) VB
10 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.48%) Perl
10 2 (0.48%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.48%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.48%) Scala
10 2 (0.48%) Groovy
11 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 195 (46.54%) ISEB
2 74 (17.66%) ISTQB
3 59 (14.08%) Degree
4 24 (5.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.06%) Security Cleared
6 11 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.43%) PMP
7 6 (1.43%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.95%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) HNC
9 2 (0.48%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (17.90%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) SLA
2 2 (0.48%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 63 (15.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.72%) SCCM
3 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 48 (11.46%) HP
2 40 (9.55%) Microsoft
3 34 (8.11%) Oracle
4 10 (2.39%) SAP
5 8 (1.91%) Business Objects
5 8 (1.91%) Vermilion
6 6 (1.43%) IBM
7 3 (0.72%) Ariba
8 2 (0.48%) Epicor
8 2 (0.48%) Algorithmics
8 2 (0.48%) VMware
8 2 (0.48%) GigaSpaces
8 2 (0.48%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.24%) Zend
9 1 (0.24%) BT
9 1 (0.24%) Telerik
9 1 (0.24%) Remedy
9 1 (0.24%) Reuters
9 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg
England
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £21216 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Talent International
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum + +benefits + stock options
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
York
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits (Depends on Location)
Posted: 5 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus + extensive package
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London, Watford, Harrow, Edgware, Twickenham,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £35-40,000 + to £10k Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago