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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 125 201 177
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -24
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 120 24 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.92% 0.44% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 0.53% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 58 22 26
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
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
5456 4520 4155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.38% 83.64% 84.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4290 3773 3449
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
Warwickshire +45 59 £57,500 +21.05% 5
Birmingham +5 28 £52,500 +50.00% 3
Coventry - 6 £46,250 - 2
Solihull +18 5 £33,500 +39.58%
Worcestershire - 4 £31,250 -
Staffordshire +4 1 £35,000 +12.00%
Shropshire -14 1 £36,000 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 87 (54.04%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (42.24%) Unit Testing
3 64 (39.75%) RESTful
4 60 (37.27%) QA
5 59 (36.65%) Scrum
6 56 (34.78%) SQL
7 52 (32.30%) Degree
8 47 (29.19%) Java
9 45 (27.95%) MySQL
9 45 (27.95%) JUnit
10 44 (27.33%) Oracle
10 44 (27.33%) JBoss
10 44 (27.33%) JMS
10 44 (27.33%) SOA
10 44 (27.33%) PostgreSQL
10 44 (27.33%) Hibernate
10 44 (27.33%) Mathematics
10 44 (27.33%) Java EE
10 44 (27.33%) Spring
10 44 (27.33%) Software Engineering
10 44 (27.33%) JPA
10 44 (27.33%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (27.33%) GlassFish
10 44 (27.33%) JBehave
10 44 (27.33%) Dependency Injection
10 44 (27.33%) Hudson
10 44 (27.33%) JAX-RS
10 44 (27.33%) Jenkins
10 44 (27.33%) RESTEasy
10 44 (27.33%) HornetQ

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 44 (27.33%) GlassFish
1 44 (27.33%) JBoss
1 44 (27.33%) WildFly
2 30 (18.63%) Apache Spark
3 20 (12.42%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (12.42%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.24%) MS Project
3 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (9.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (27.95%) MySQL
2 44 (27.33%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (18.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 30 (18.63%) Big Data
3 30 (18.63%) Hadoop
3 30 (18.63%) MongoDB
3 30 (18.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (27.95%) JUnit
2 44 (27.33%) Hudson
2 44 (27.33%) JBehave
2 44 (27.33%) Jenkins
3 26 (16.15%) Selenium
4 20 (12.42%) Grunt
4 20 (12.42%) Jasmine
5 15 (9.32%) Cucumber
5 15 (9.32%) RSpec
6 14 (8.70%) WATIR
7 11 (6.83%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 11 (6.83%) JIRA
8 9 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (3.73%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.73%) TestDirector
10 3 (1.86%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.24%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.62%) Concordion
12 1 (0.62%) TestComplete
12 1 (0.62%) TestPartner
General
1 41 (25.47%) Retail
2 19 (11.80%) Finance
3 14 (8.70%) Billing
4 6 (3.73%) Back Office
5 4 (2.48%) Local Government
6 2 (1.24%) Electronics
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 64 (39.75%) Developer
2 55 (34.16%) Senior Developer
3 44 (27.33%) Java Developer
4 35 (21.74%) Analyst
4 35 (21.74%) Senior Java Developer
5 34 (21.12%) Test Manager
6 29 (18.01%) Test Analyst
7 20 (12.42%) JavaScript Developer
7 20 (12.42%) QA Manager
7 20 (12.42%) QA Test Manager
7 20 (12.42%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 18 (11.18%) Software Analyst
9 16 (9.94%) Service Manager
9 16 (9.94%) Test Validation Manager
10 15 (9.32%) Tester
11 14 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
12 13 (8.07%) Test Engineer
13 12 (7.45%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (7.45%) Senior Test Analyst
14 11 (6.83%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (39.75%) RESTful
2 44 (27.33%) Hibernate
2 44 (27.33%) HornetQ
2 44 (27.33%) Java EE
2 44 (27.33%) JAX-RS
2 44 (27.33%) JMS
2 44 (27.33%) JPA
2 44 (27.33%) RESTEasy
2 44 (27.33%) Spring
3 20 (12.42%) AngularJS
3 20 (12.42%) CSS
3 20 (12.42%) CSS3
3 20 (12.42%) Ember.js
3 20 (12.42%) HTML
3 20 (12.42%) HTML5
3 20 (12.42%) jQuery
3 20 (12.42%) KnockoutJS
3 20 (12.42%) OOCSS
3 20 (12.42%) React
3 20 (12.42%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 44 (27.33%) Mathematics
2 39 (24.22%) Mobile App
3 31 (19.25%) Data Centre
4 30 (18.63%) Artificial Intelligence
5 21 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (12.42%) iPhone
7 17 (10.56%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (5.59%) Smart Meter
9 8 (4.97%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.62%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.25%) Android
1 31 (19.25%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.11%) Windows
3 2 (1.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (54.04%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (42.24%) Unit Testing
3 59 (36.65%) Scrum
4 44 (27.33%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (27.33%) Dependency Injection
4 44 (27.33%) SOA
4 44 (27.33%) Software Engineering
5 40 (24.84%) Automated Testing
6 38 (23.60%) Non-Functional Testing
7 37 (22.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 35 (21.74%) DSDM
8 35 (21.74%) Software Delivery
8 35 (21.74%) TDD
9 34 (21.12%) Test Strategy
10 30 (18.63%) Analytics
10 30 (18.63%) Kanban
10 30 (18.63%) Predictive Analytics
11 28 (17.39%) Mentoring
11 28 (17.39%) Test Automation
12 27 (16.77%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (34.78%) SQL
2 47 (29.19%) Java
3 32 (19.88%) Python
4 30 (18.63%) Clojure
4 30 (18.63%) Scala
5 20 (12.42%) JavaScript
6 15 (9.32%) C
7 14 (8.70%) Ruby
8 12 (7.45%) C#
9 9 (5.59%) PHP
10 2 (1.24%) C++
10 2 (1.24%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (32.30%) Degree
2 21 (13.04%) ISEB
3 5 (3.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.24%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (37.27%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.24%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (5.59%) Docker
2 2 (1.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (5.59%) Puppet
2 2 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (27.33%) Oracle
2 30 (18.63%) Facebook
2 30 (18.63%) Twitter
3 20 (12.42%) Adobe
4 18 (11.18%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.83%) Appcelerator
6 2 (1.24%) HP
7 1 (0.62%) IBM
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick
First Utility
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Posted: 19 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38602.00 per annum + 40d Hol+Pension+Health/Life
Posted: 26 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago