Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 239 279
Rank change year-on-year +50 +40 -70
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 67 72 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.07% 0.83% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.94% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 62 63 57
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £49,750 £61,250
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.78% +10.50%

Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5384 7647 9613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.35% 88.32% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4199 5833 7498
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +68 52 £47,500 +5.56%
Newbury -15 6 £52,500 +16.67%
Maidenhead +18 3 £60,000 +33.33%
Windsor - 2 £35,000 -
Slough +1 1 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 48 (71.64%) Test Automation
2 42 (62.69%) QA
3 35 (52.24%) Java
4 32 (47.76%) SQL
4 32 (47.76%) LoadRunner
4 32 (47.76%) ISTQB
4 32 (47.76%) Degree
4 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (47.76%) Test Scripting
5 31 (46.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 30 (44.78%) Test Strategy
6 30 (44.78%) Regression Testing
7 29 (43.28%) Test Management
8 28 (41.79%) SDLC
9 27 (40.30%) HP
9 27 (40.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 27 (40.30%) Computer Science
10 24 (35.82%) Software Testing
11 23 (34.33%) Scrum
11 23 (34.33%) Scenario Testing
12 22 (32.84%) HP UFT
13 21 (31.34%) Microsoft Excel
13 21 (31.34%) C#
13 21 (31.34%) HP Quality Center
14 20 (29.85%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (29.85%) Selenium
15 19 (28.36%) Project Management
15 19 (28.36%) Non-Functional Testing
15 19 (28.36%) Performance Testing
16 18 (26.87%) WebDriver

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.49%) Apache
2 1 (1.49%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (31.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (5.97%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (20.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (13.43%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.49%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.49%) DSL
2 1 (1.49%) Firewall
2 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.49%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
1 9 (13.43%) SQLPlus
2 5 (7.46%) GIS
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (47.76%) LoadRunner
2 22 (32.84%) HP UFT
3 20 (29.85%) Selenium
4 18 (26.87%) WebDriver
5 10 (14.93%) SoapUI
6 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
6 9 (13.43%) eggPlant
6 9 (13.43%) JIRA
6 9 (13.43%) JUnit
6 9 (13.43%) LoadUI
6 9 (13.43%) TestNG
6 9 (13.43%) Toad
7 8 (11.94%) JMeter
7 8 (11.94%) Subversion
8 6 (8.96%) Jenkins
8 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
10 4 (5.97%) Maven
10 4 (5.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (4.48%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Publishing
3 4 (5.97%) Digital Economy
4 3 (4.48%) Retail
5 2 (2.99%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (41.79%) Analyst
2 18 (26.87%) Test Analyst
3 10 (14.93%) Consultant
4 9 (13.43%) SAP Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) SAP Test Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Senior Tester
4 9 (13.43%) Tester
5 7 (10.45%) SOC Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Financial Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) QA Consultant
6 6 (8.96%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Team Leader
7 5 (7.46%) QA Manager
7 5 (7.46%) QA Test Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Software Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Test Leader
7 5 (7.46%) Test Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (5.97%) QC Manager
8 4 (5.97%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) Web Services
2 14 (20.90%) SOAP
3 10 (14.93%) .NET
4 6 (8.96%) HTML
5 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (7.46%) CGI
5 5 (7.46%) CSS
5 5 (7.46%) jQuery
6 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (5.97%) Entity Framework
6 4 (5.97%) HTML5
6 4 (5.97%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (5.97%) LINQ
6 4 (5.97%) LINQ to SQL
6 4 (5.97%) Silverlight
6 4 (5.97%) WCF
7 2 (2.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (40.30%) Computer Science
2 20 (29.85%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (13.43%) Mobile App
4 7 (10.45%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (10.45%) N-Tier
5 4 (5.97%) Algorithms
6 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Unix
3 1 (1.49%) Android
3 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (71.64%) Test Automation
2 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.76%) Test Scripting
3 31 (46.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (44.78%) Regression Testing
4 30 (44.78%) Test Strategy
5 29 (43.28%) Test Management
6 28 (41.79%) SDLC
7 24 (35.82%) Software Testing
8 23 (34.33%) Scenario Testing
8 23 (34.33%) Scrum
9 19 (28.36%) Non-Functional Testing
9 19 (28.36%) Performance Testing
9 19 (28.36%) Project Management
10 17 (25.37%) Mathematics
11 16 (23.88%) TDD
12 15 (22.39%) Manual Testing
13 14 (20.90%) BDD
13 14 (20.90%) Integration Testing
13 14 (20.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (52.24%) Java
2 32 (47.76%) SQL
3 21 (31.34%) C#
4 9 (13.43%) C
4 9 (13.43%) PL/SQL
4 9 (13.43%) VB
5 7 (10.45%) VBScript
6 5 (7.46%) C++
6 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (47.76%) Degree
1 32 (47.76%) ISTQB
2 27 (40.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
4 9 (13.43%) DV Cleared
4 9 (13.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (5.97%) ISEB
8 1 (1.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (62.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (31.34%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (40.30%) HP
2 15 (22.39%) SAP
3 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.46%) Ariba
4 5 (7.46%) Concur
5 4 (5.97%) DevExpress
5 4 (5.97%) Telerik
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle
7 1 (1.49%) IBM
7 1 (1.49%) Workday