The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 225 203 214
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +11
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 2 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.035% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.041% 0.14% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 4
Average salary £47,000 £36,250 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.65% +26.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £24,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,400 £50,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,179 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +12.29%
Functional Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4872 4276 4317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.19% 79.75% 78.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3986 3551 3640
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the West Midlands region.

Functional Testing Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Functional Testing Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 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
(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
Birmingham -25 1 £70,000 +86.66%
Staffordshire - 1 £24,000 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 9 (75.00%) ISEB
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
1 9 (75.00%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Banking
6 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (8.33%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) .NET
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) System Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (8.33%) JIRA
6 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) QA