Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 142 159
Rank change year-on-year -6 +17 +2
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 22 7 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.73% 0.31% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.35% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 21 7 16
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -18.75%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £49,000 £50,625
North West median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +33.33% - +7.14%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2679 1974 2898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.62% 87.23% 88.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2023 1676 2452
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,900 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Knutsford - 5 £51,250 - 2
Macclesfield - 5 £35,000 -
Warrington +1 4 £38,500 +28.33%
Chester -6 1 £52,500 +50.00%
Crewe - 1 £41,500 -
Functional Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 17 (77.27%) Test Automation
2 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (59.09%) SQL
4 11 (50.00%) Selenium
5 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 10 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
6 8 (36.36%) QA
6 8 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (31.82%) JIRA
7 7 (31.82%) Finance
8 6 (27.27%) SOAP
8 6 (27.27%) Web Services
8 6 (27.27%) Internet
8 6 (27.27%) Gherkin
8 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
8 6 (27.27%) REST
8 6 (27.27%) SDLC
9 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (22.73%) User Stories
9 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
9 5 (22.73%) Open Source
9 5 (22.73%) .NET
9 5 (22.73%) Windows
10 4 (18.18%) Release Management
10 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
11 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
11 3 (13.64%) Ranorex
11 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server

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 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) WebEx
3 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Selenium
2 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 7 (31.82%) JIRA
4 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
5 3 (13.64%) Ranorex
5 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
7 1 (4.55%) Appium
7 1 (4.55%) Calabash
7 1 (4.55%) Capybara
7 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (4.55%) Protractor
7 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Tester
3 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Automation Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Software Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Manual Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Service Transition Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Transition Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Developer in Test
7 1 (4.55%) iOS Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Service Transition Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Gherkin
1 6 (27.27%) REST
1 6 (27.27%) SOAP
1 6 (27.27%) Web Services
2 5 (22.73%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.55%) Core Data
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.09%) CMDB
2 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Test Automation
2 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 8 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (27.27%) SDLC
6 5 (22.73%) Open Source
6 5 (22.73%) User Stories
7 4 (18.18%) Release Management
8 3 (13.64%) Change Management
8 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
8 3 (13.64%) ITIL
8 3 (13.64%) MVC
8 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
8 3 (13.64%) Validation
9 2 (9.09%) B2C
9 2 (9.09%) BDD
9 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
9 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle