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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 221 208 201
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 1 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.018% 0.055% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.071% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
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
4446 4252 3670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.38% 78.15% 75.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3712 3600 3118
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 19 September 2014. 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 -8 1 £35,000 -24.32%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) JMeter
4 2 (25.00%) Middleware
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) JMS
4 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) LoadUI
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (25.00%) LoadUI
2 2 (25.00%) jMock
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (25.00%) JUnit
2 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) TestPartner
3 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (12.50%) Rational Robot
3 1 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
1 2 (25.00%) JMS
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
1 2 (25.00%) REST
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Compuware