The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England / East Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 150 165
Rank change year-on-year +11 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 17 24 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.63% 0.74% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.83% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16 23 20
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +31.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2363 2885 3272
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 88.04% 88.42% 86.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1983 2310 2725
Median salary £44,317 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.27% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in the East Midlands

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in the East Midlands

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Nottinghamshire +5 12 £55,000 +18.91% 1
Northamptonshire +1 4 £29,000 -47.27% 2
Leicestershire +14 1 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 34 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 26 (72.22%) QA
3 24 (66.67%) Selenium
4 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (44.44%) Scenario Testing
6 15 (41.67%) Scrum
7 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 11 (30.56%) Retail
8 11 (30.56%) Windows
9 10 (27.78%) OO
9 10 (27.78%) C#
9 10 (27.78%) Project Management
9 10 (27.78%) Open Source
9 10 (27.78%) SDLC
10 9 (25.00%) Mobile App
10 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
11 8 (22.22%) Software Testing
11 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
11 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
11 8 (22.22%) Finance
11 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (22.22%) Kanban
11 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
12 7 (19.44%) Exploratory Testing
12 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
12 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
13 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
13 6 (16.67%) RAD
13 6 (16.67%) Java
13 6 (16.67%) SQL

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Big Data
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
4 5 (13.89%) HP UFT
4 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
5 4 (11.11%) Calabash
5 4 (11.11%) Capybara
5 4 (11.11%) JIRA
5 4 (11.11%) Protractor
6 2 (5.56%) Ranorex
General
1 11 (30.56%) Retail
2 8 (22.22%) Finance
3 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
4 5 (13.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 17 (47.22%) QA Leader
3 16 (44.44%) Test Analyst
4 11 (30.56%) QA Analyst
5 9 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 8 (22.22%) QA Engineer
7 7 (19.44%) QA Team Leader
7 7 (19.44%) Team Leader
7 7 (19.44%) Tester
8 6 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
9 5 (13.89%) QA Test Engineer
9 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
10 4 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
10 4 (11.11%) Functional QA Engineer
10 4 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (11.11%) QA Tester
10 4 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (8.33%) Software Analyst
11 3 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
11 3 (8.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (13.89%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.56%) Photography
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (44.44%) Scenario Testing
4 15 (41.67%) Scrum
5 10 (27.78%) OO
5 10 (27.78%) Open Source
5 10 (27.78%) Project Management
5 10 (27.78%) SDLC
6 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (22.22%) Kanban
7 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 8 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (16.67%) BDD
9 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (16.67%) RAD
10 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) C#
2 6 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) Perl
3 4 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.89%) Degree
3 3 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (72.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
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