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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 81 123
Rank change year-on-year -22 +42  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 14 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.97% 0.52% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.61% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 5
Median salary £34,000 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,850 £52,500 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,875
% change year-on-year - -2.14%  

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 1267 814 1559
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.68% 85.41% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 928 700 1232
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram 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 25 June 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 - 5 £34,000 - 2
Knutsford - 3 - -
Warrington -12 2 £40,500 +35.00%
Crewe - 1 £41,500 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Functional Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
4 9 (47.37%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) QA
6 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (36.84%) ISEB
7 6 (31.58%) Advertising
7 6 (31.58%) Migration
7 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
7 6 (31.58%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
8 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
8 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 4 (21.05%) Validation
9 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
9 3 (15.79%) Citrix
9 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (15.79%) Internet
9 3 (15.79%) SOAP
9 3 (15.79%) Web Services
9 3 (15.79%) ITIL
9 3 (15.79%) Windows
9 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
9 3 (15.79%) Change Management
9 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
9 3 (15.79%) Release Management
9 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
9 3 (15.79%) WebEx

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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
1 3 (15.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
1 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Appium
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Advertising
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (31.58%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (21.05%) Tester
6 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Service Transition Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Transition Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Applications Tester
7 1 (5.26%) ETL Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Service Transition Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Software QA Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) Core Data
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) CMDB
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
3 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
4 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 6 (31.58%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Validation
6 3 (15.79%) Change Management
6 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Release Management
6 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Modis International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago