Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 148 141
Rank change year-on-year +23 -7 +28
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 36 23 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.30% 0.79% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.92% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 22 20 62
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £40,000 £55,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,321 2,513 3,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.58% 86.33% 85.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,798 2,117 2,769
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,675 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Buckinghamshire

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in Buckinghamshire

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in Buckinghamshire

Functional Testing
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
Milton Keynes +10 16 £45,000 +50.00%
High Wycombe +18 10 £50,000 -
Aylesbury -14 7 £35,000 - 2
Newport Pagnell - 2 £38,500 -
Marlow - 1 £38,500 -
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 26 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 16 (44.44%) QA
3 13 (36.11%) Selenium
4 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 11 (30.56%) Finance
5 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (30.56%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (27.78%) Integration Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Test Management
7 9 (25.00%) C#
7 9 (25.00%) SQL
8 8 (22.22%) ISEB
8 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
8 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
9 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
9 7 (19.44%) Degree
9 7 (19.44%) HTML
9 7 (19.44%) Java
9 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
9 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
10 6 (16.67%) NUnit
10 6 (16.67%) Subversion
10 6 (16.67%) Oracle
10 6 (16.67%) JIRA
10 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (16.67%) WCF
10 6 (16.67%) WPF
10 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
3 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (16.67%) JIRA
3 6 (16.67%) MSTest
3 6 (16.67%) NUnit
3 6 (16.67%) Subversion
3 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (13.89%) Protractor
5 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 4 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 4 (11.11%) Maven
5 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.56%) GoogleTest
7 2 (5.56%) Mercurial
7 2 (5.56%) Robot Framework
8 1 (2.78%) Mocha
8 1 (2.78%) NeoLoad
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.78%) Military
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
1 12 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Tester
3 8 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) C# Application Developer
4 6 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 6 (16.67%) C# Web Applications Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 6 (16.67%) Web Applications Developer
5 5 (13.89%) QA Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) QA Tester
6 4 (11.11%) Technical Tester
7 3 (8.33%) Audio Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Hardware Test Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) HTML
2 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 6 (16.67%) WCF
2 6 (16.67%) WPF
3 4 (11.11%) XML
3 4 (11.11%) XML Messaging
4 3 (8.33%) CSS
5 2 (5.56%) Ember.js
5 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
5 2 (5.56%) Qt
5 2 (5.56%) Spring
6 1 (2.78%) RESTful
6 1 (2.78%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Mac OS
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Integration Testing
4 9 (25.00%) Test Management
5 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
6 6 (16.67%) SDLC
6 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 5 (13.89%) BDD
8 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 4 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.11%) Time Management
8 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Coaching
9 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) C#
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.89%) VBScript
4 4 (11.11%) C
4 4 (11.11%) C++
4 4 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISEB
1 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 7 (19.44%) Degree
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (8.33%) HP AIS
5 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) Google
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) Capita
4 1 (2.78%) Remedy