The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 29 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 5 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.70% 2.52% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 2.90% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 4
Median salary £34,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.33% -  
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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 119 138 150
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 88.15% 86.79% 87.72%
Number of salaries quoted 109 120 105
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Chester region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Advertising
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) Business Development
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) QA

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (60.00%) Advertising
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Tester
4 1 (20.00%) ETL Tester
4 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
Chester, Cheshire
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