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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank - 200 197
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 0 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.077% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.098% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 1
Average salary - £30,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
4641 4099 3580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.90% 78.56% 75.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3981 3480 3038
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) JMS
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) LoadUI
3 2 (33.33%) jMock
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Spock
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) LoadUI
2 2 (33.33%) jMock
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Spock
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Rational Robot
3 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (16.67%) TestPartner
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) JMS
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
1 2 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Compuware