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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 135 202 198
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -4
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 113 28 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.82% 0.52% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 0.62% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 54 25 22
Median salary £57,500 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+76.92% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £22,500 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £54,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
5438 4546 4406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.60% 84.86% 84.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4227 3778 3678
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +48 66 £60,000 +26.31% 3
Birmingham +8 21 £41,500 +18.57% 1
Worcestershire -5 6 £47,500 +106.52%
Solihull +11 5 £33,500 +18.58% 1
Coventry - 4 £47,500 - 2
Staffordshire -5 1 £35,000 +16.66%
Shropshire -17 1 £36,000 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 102 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (46.20%) Unit Testing
3 82 (44.57%) RESTful
4 78 (42.39%) Scrum
5 74 (40.22%) SQL
6 70 (38.04%) Degree
7 67 (36.41%) Java
7 67 (36.41%) QA
8 63 (34.24%) JUnit
8 63 (34.24%) MySQL
9 62 (33.70%) Oracle
9 62 (33.70%) JBoss
9 62 (33.70%) JMS
9 62 (33.70%) SOA
9 62 (33.70%) PostgreSQL
9 62 (33.70%) Hibernate
9 62 (33.70%) Software Engineering
9 62 (33.70%) Java EE
9 62 (33.70%) Mathematics
9 62 (33.70%) GlassFish
9 62 (33.70%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (33.70%) JBehave
9 62 (33.70%) Dependency Injection
9 62 (33.70%) Hudson
9 62 (33.70%) JAX-RS
9 62 (33.70%) Jenkins
9 62 (33.70%) HornetQ
9 62 (33.70%) WildFly
10 59 (32.07%) RESTEasy
10 59 (32.07%) JPA

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 62 (33.70%) GlassFish
1 62 (33.70%) JBoss
1 62 (33.70%) WildFly
2 41 (22.28%) Apache Spark
3 20 (10.87%) Node.js
4 3 (1.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (10.87%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.09%) MS Project
3 1 (0.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (8.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (34.24%) MySQL
2 62 (33.70%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (22.28%) Apache Cassandra
3 41 (22.28%) Big Data
3 41 (22.28%) Hadoop
3 41 (22.28%) MongoDB
3 41 (22.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (34.24%) JUnit
2 62 (33.70%) Hudson
2 62 (33.70%) JBehave
2 62 (33.70%) Jenkins
3 45 (24.46%) Selenium
4 22 (11.96%) Cucumber
5 20 (10.87%) Grunt
5 20 (10.87%) Jasmine
6 19 (10.33%) RSpec
7 18 (9.78%) JIRA
7 18 (9.78%) WATIR
8 17 (9.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (7.61%) SoapUI
9 14 (7.61%) TestDirector
10 11 (5.98%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (1.63%) HP UFT
11 3 (1.63%) NUnit
11 3 (1.63%) Selenium IDE
12 1 (0.54%) Concordion
12 1 (0.54%) TestPartner
General
1 52 (28.26%) Retail
2 26 (14.13%) Finance
3 21 (11.41%) Billing
4 18 (9.78%) Back Office
5 4 (2.17%) Local Government
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 82 (44.57%) Developer
2 69 (37.50%) Senior Developer
3 62 (33.70%) Java Developer
4 49 (26.63%) Senior Java Developer
5 35 (19.02%) Test Manager
6 34 (18.48%) Analyst
7 28 (15.22%) Test Analyst
8 23 (12.50%) Tester
9 20 (10.87%) JavaScript Developer
9 20 (10.87%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 18 (9.78%) Software Analyst
11 16 (8.70%) Lead Developer
11 16 (8.70%) Lead Java Developer
11 16 (8.70%) QA Manager
11 16 (8.70%) QA Test Manager
11 16 (8.70%) QA Tester
11 16 (8.70%) Service Manager
11 16 (8.70%) Test Validation Manager
12 14 (7.61%) Automation Tester
12 14 (7.61%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (44.57%) RESTful
2 62 (33.70%) Hibernate
2 62 (33.70%) HornetQ
2 62 (33.70%) Java EE
2 62 (33.70%) JAX-RS
2 62 (33.70%) JMS
3 59 (32.07%) JPA
3 59 (32.07%) RESTEasy
3 59 (32.07%) Spring
4 23 (12.50%) jQuery
5 20 (10.87%) AngularJS
5 20 (10.87%) CSS3
5 20 (10.87%) D3.js
5 20 (10.87%) Ember.js
5 20 (10.87%) HTML
5 20 (10.87%) HTML5
5 20 (10.87%) KnockoutJS
5 20 (10.87%) OOCSS
5 20 (10.87%) React
5 20 (10.87%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 62 (33.70%) Mathematics
2 49 (26.63%) Mobile App
3 41 (22.28%) Artificial Intelligence
4 31 (16.85%) Data Centre
5 21 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (10.87%) iPhone
7 16 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (8.70%) Smart Meter
8 7 (3.80%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.28%) Android
1 41 (22.28%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.17%) Linux
3 3 (1.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (46.20%) Unit Testing
3 78 (42.39%) Scrum
4 62 (33.70%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (33.70%) Dependency Injection
4 62 (33.70%) SOA
4 62 (33.70%) Software Engineering
5 46 (25.00%) DSDM
5 46 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 46 (25.00%) TDD
6 41 (22.28%) Analytics
6 41 (22.28%) Kanban
6 41 (22.28%) Predictive Analytics
7 39 (21.20%) Non-Functional Testing
8 37 (20.11%) Test Automation
9 36 (19.57%) Automated Testing
10 35 (19.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (18.48%) Mentoring
11 34 (18.48%) Test Strategy
12 28 (15.22%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (40.22%) SQL
2 67 (36.41%) Java
3 42 (22.83%) Python
4 41 (22.28%) Clojure
4 41 (22.28%) Scala
5 20 (10.87%) JavaScript
6 18 (9.78%) Ruby
7 15 (8.15%) C
8 10 (5.43%) C#
9 8 (4.35%) PHP
10 1 (0.54%) C++
10 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (38.04%) Degree
2 22 (11.96%) ISEB
3 7 (3.80%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (36.41%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.54%) TickIT
System Software
1 13 (7.07%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (8.70%) Puppet
2 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 62 (33.70%) Oracle
2 41 (22.28%) Facebook
2 41 (22.28%) Twitter
3 20 (10.87%) Adobe
4 17 (9.24%) Microsoft
5 11 (5.98%) Appcelerator
6 2 (1.09%) HP
7 1 (0.54%) IBM
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