The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 78 114
Rank change year-on-year -11 +36  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 6 22 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.55% 1.67% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.96% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 8
Median salary £34,000 £28,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -25.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 946 1121 1575
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.19% 85.31% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 752 938 1194
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Cheshire

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in Cheshire

Functional Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Chester +6 5 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Functional Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Advertising
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Business Development
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) OOD
5 1 (16.67%) ETL
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) HP

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (50.00%) Advertising
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Tester
3 1 (16.67%) ETL Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Applications Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Business Development
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) OOD
4 1 (16.67%) OWASP
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
Chester, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago