Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 253 227
Rank change year-on-year -10 -26 +74
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 61 97 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.60% 0.83% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.93% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 53 94 160
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +10.53% -7.32%
10th Percentile £40,500 £37,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,125 £73,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +27.45% +2.00% -4.76%

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9226 10451 15034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.11% 89.42% 89.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8328 9526 13028
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in the City of London

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in the City of London

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 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 City of London region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 32 (52.46%) QA
2 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (37.70%) Test Automation
3 23 (37.70%) Non-Functional Testing
4 22 (36.07%) Java
5 17 (27.87%) JavaScript
5 17 (27.87%) Banking
6 16 (26.23%) SQL
7 15 (24.59%) Oracle
7 15 (24.59%) Finance
7 15 (24.59%) OO
7 15 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (24.59%) Test Strategy
8 14 (22.95%) Software Testing
8 14 (22.95%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (22.95%) Python
9 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
9 13 (21.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (19.67%) MySQL
10 12 (19.67%) Analytics
11 10 (16.39%) RESTful
11 10 (16.39%) Regression Testing
11 10 (16.39%) Degree
12 9 (14.75%) Integration Testing
12 9 (14.75%) Release Management
12 9 (14.75%) TDD
12 9 (14.75%) BDD
12 9 (14.75%) NoSQL
12 9 (14.75%) SoapUI
13 8 (13.11%) Selenium

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 7 (11.48%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.28%) Apache
3 1 (1.64%) Gunicorn
3 1 (1.64%) nginx
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) Tornado
3 1 (1.64%) uWSGI
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) GitHub
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.28%) SaaS
3 1 (1.64%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) DVB
1 4 (6.56%) Internet
1 4 (6.56%) Wireshark
2 2 (3.28%) Broadband
2 2 (3.28%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (3.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
3 12 (19.67%) MySQL
4 9 (14.75%) NoSQL
5 7 (11.48%) RDBMS
5 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.28%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.28%) Big Data
6 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.28%) Presto
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (1.64%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) SoapUI
2 8 (13.11%) Selenium
3 7 (11.48%) WebDriver
4 6 (9.84%) JIRA
5 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.20%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.56%) CircleCI
6 4 (6.56%) MSTest
7 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.92%) Jasmine
7 3 (4.92%) JBehave
7 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.92%) jMock
7 3 (4.92%) JUnit
7 3 (4.92%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (3.28%) Gatling
8 2 (3.28%) Gradle
8 2 (3.28%) Mercurial
8 2 (3.28%) Moq
8 2 (3.28%) PHPUnit
General
1 17 (27.87%) Banking
2 15 (24.59%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Advertising
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Developer
2 15 (24.59%) Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Senior Developer
4 8 (13.11%) Test Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Games Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Java Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Java Games Developer
5 7 (11.48%) QA Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Tester
6 6 (9.84%) Java Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) QA Leader
7 5 (8.20%) Python Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Senior Python Developer
8 4 (6.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Manual Tester
8 4 (6.56%) PHP Developer
8 4 (6.56%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) RESTful
2 7 (11.48%) HTML
2 7 (11.48%) Web Services
3 6 (9.84%) SOAP
4 5 (8.20%) CSS
4 5 (8.20%) Django
4 5 (8.20%) Flask
5 4 (6.56%) D-Bus
5 4 (6.56%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (6.56%) Sass
5 4 (6.56%) Symfony
6 3 (4.92%) .NET
6 3 (4.92%) Node.js
6 3 (4.92%) XML
7 2 (3.28%) Ajax
7 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.28%) HTML5
7 2 (3.28%) jQuery
7 2 (3.28%) LAMP
7 2 (3.28%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (6.56%) BBC
2 4 (6.56%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (6.56%) IPTV
2 4 (6.56%) STB
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) User Experience
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) BYOD
4 2 (3.28%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Fintech
4 2 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Unix
2 5 (8.20%) Linux
3 4 (6.56%) Android
3 4 (6.56%) Windows
4 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.70%) Non-Functional Testing
2 23 (37.70%) Test Automation
3 15 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (24.59%) OO
3 15 (24.59%) Test Strategy
4 14 (22.95%) Software Testing
5 13 (21.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (19.67%) Analytics
7 10 (16.39%) Regression Testing
8 9 (14.75%) BDD
8 9 (14.75%) Integration Testing
8 9 (14.75%) Release Management
8 9 (14.75%) TDD
9 8 (13.11%) OOP
10 7 (11.48%) Mentoring
10 7 (11.48%) Open Source
10 7 (11.48%) Software Engineering
11 6 (9.84%) API Testing
11 6 (9.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) Java
2 17 (27.87%) JavaScript
3 16 (26.23%) SQL
4 14 (22.95%) Python
5 4 (6.56%) Perl
5 4 (6.56%) PHP
5 4 (6.56%) PHP 7
5 4 (6.56%) Ruby
6 3 (4.92%) C
6 3 (4.92%) C++
6 3 (4.92%) Lua
7 2 (3.28%) C#
7 2 (3.28%) ES6
7 2 (3.28%) Groovy
8 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Degree
2 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.28%) ISEB
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (52.46%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Docker
2 2 (3.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Ansible
2 2 (3.28%) Puppet
3 1 (1.64%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.64%) Kibana
3 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.64%) logstash
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Oracle
2 4 (6.56%) Arqiva
2 4 (6.56%) BT
3 3 (4.92%) Caplin
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.28%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) Reuters
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com