Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 423 469 419
Rank change year-on-year +46 -50 -77
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 926 1,001 1,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.63% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.69% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 642 821 928
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 120,616 145,858 153,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.03% 91.74% 92.14%
Number of salaries quoted 95,625 117,021 123,102
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in England

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in England

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in England

Functional Testing
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the England region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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
London +26 350 £60,000 +9.09% 32
South East -5 172 £45,000 - 18
North of England -14 146 £40,000 - 41
South West +24 97 £44,500 +18.67% 19
Midlands +87 90 £45,000 +2.27% 16
Yorkshire -24 79 £42,500 -15.00% 7
East of England +91 69 £43,000 -2.27% 8
North West +16 59 £37,500 +7.14% 31
East Midlands +62 54 £50,000 -4.76% 6
West Midlands +33 36 £40,000 -3.03% 10
North East +24 8 £32,500 - 3
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 598 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 595 (64.25%) Test Automation
3 431 (46.54%) Non-Functional Testing
4 351 (37.90%) Selenium
5 328 (35.42%) QA
6 263 (28.40%) C#
7 261 (28.19%) SQL
8 249 (26.89%) Scrum
9 248 (26.78%) Software Testing
10 241 (26.03%) Java
11 210 (22.68%) Finance
12 203 (21.92%) JavaScript
13 202 (21.81%) JIRA
14 196 (21.17%) BDD
15 194 (20.95%) Test Strategy
16 181 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
16 181 (19.55%) DevOps
17 174 (18.79%) TDD
18 159 (17.17%) Test Scripting
19 152 (16.41%) .NET
20 148 (15.98%) API Testing
21 139 (15.01%) Cucumber
22 136 (14.69%) User Acceptance Testing
23 128 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
24 124 (13.39%) SDLC
24 124 (13.39%) User Stories
25 122 (13.17%) WebDriver
26 120 (12.96%) Regression Testing
26 120 (12.96%) SoapUI
27 117 (12.63%) ISTQB

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 62 (6.70%) Confluence
2 24 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.51%) CMS
4 12 (1.30%) nginx
5 11 (1.19%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.86%) Apache
6 8 (0.86%) WordPress
7 7 (0.76%) Camunda
8 5 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.54%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.43%) Drupal
9 4 (0.43%) IIS
9 4 (0.43%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.22%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.11%) JBoss
11 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.43%) FileZilla
4 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 31 (3.35%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.97%) Misys Midas
4 6 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.54%) Magento
5 5 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.43%) SAP FSCM
6 4 (0.43%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.43%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.22%) Summit
8 1 (0.11%) Demantra
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 99 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.21%) Office 365
4 37 (4.00%) G Suite
5 24 (2.59%) SaaS
5 24 (2.59%) Serverless
6 11 (1.19%) Azure Functions
7 10 (1.08%) Amazon S3
7 10 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (1.08%) PaaS
8 9 (0.97%) GitHub
9 8 (0.86%) npm
9 8 (0.86%) Tricentis Tosca
10 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Flow
10 7 (0.76%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.30%) SMS
2 6 (0.65%) DNS
2 6 (0.65%) MPLS
2 6 (0.65%) SNMP
3 4 (0.43%) SSL
3 4 (0.43%) Unicast
4 3 (0.32%) HTTP
4 3 (0.32%) Hyperconnected
5 2 (0.22%) ATM
5 2 (0.22%) Broadband
5 2 (0.22%) Internet
6 1 (0.11%) 2G
6 1 (0.11%) 3G
6 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.11%) FTP
6 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.11%) PBX
6 1 (0.11%) SSH
6 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.18%) MySQL
3 28 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 27 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (2.16%) Big Data
6 15 (1.62%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.51%) Redis
8 13 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (1.40%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.40%) SQLite
9 12 (1.30%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.97%) Apache Hive
13 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.65%) Snowflake Schema
14 6 (0.65%) SQL Server 2017
15 5 (0.54%) Blockchain
15 5 (0.54%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 351 (37.90%) Selenium
2 202 (21.81%) JIRA
3 139 (15.01%) Cucumber
4 122 (13.17%) WebDriver
5 120 (12.96%) SoapUI
6 104 (11.23%) Jenkins
7 93 (10.04%) Git (software)
8 72 (7.78%) JMeter
9 59 (6.37%) SpecFlow
10 49 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 46 (4.97%) JUnit
12 40 (4.32%) Visual Studio
13 37 (4.00%) Appium
13 37 (4.00%) TeamCity
14 27 (2.92%) HP UFT
15 25 (2.70%) JBehave
16 23 (2.48%) LoadRunner
16 23 (2.48%) Protractor
17 22 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
18 21 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 210 (22.68%) Finance
2 69 (7.45%) Banking
3 61 (6.59%) Retail
4 41 (4.43%) Public Sector
5 32 (3.46%) Marketing
6 22 (2.38%) Financial Institution
7 21 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.62%) General Ledger
10 14 (1.51%) Electronics
11 11 (1.19%) Law
12 10 (1.08%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.97%) Military
14 7 (0.76%) Games
14 7 (0.76%) Legal
15 6 (0.65%) Avionics
16 5 (0.54%) Back Office
16 5 (0.54%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.32%) Advertising
18 2 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 228 (24.62%) Analyst
2 185 (19.98%) Test Analyst
3 159 (17.17%) Developer
4 122 (13.17%) Test Engineer
5 112 (12.10%) Tester
6 88 (9.50%) QA Engineer
7 77 (8.32%) Test Manager
8 74 (7.99%) Test Automation Engineer
9 64 (6.91%) Test Leader
10 56 (6.05%) Automation Test Analyst
11 54 (5.83%) Automation Tester
12 45 (4.86%) Software Developer
13 38 (4.10%) C# Developer
14 36 (3.89%) Senior Developer
15 33 (3.56%) Agile Test Manager
16 29 (3.13%) QA Tester
17 28 (3.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 24 (2.59%) C# Software Developer
18 24 (2.59%) JavaScript Developer
19 23 (2.48%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (16.41%) .NET
2 114 (12.31%) HTML
3 94 (10.15%) CSS
4 83 (8.96%) Web Services
5 74 (7.99%) REST
6 69 (7.45%) XML
7 64 (6.91%) AngularJS
8 57 (6.16%) JSON
9 56 (6.05%) HTML5
10 55 (5.94%) SOAP
11 47 (5.08%) RESTful
12 45 (4.86%) React
13 42 (4.54%) Node.js
14 32 (3.46%) Gherkin
15 26 (2.81%) CSS3
16 23 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web API
16 23 (2.48%) Sass
16 23 (2.48%) WPF
17 20 (2.16%) jQuery
17 20 (2.16%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.21%) Mobile App
2 67 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.94%) User Experience
4 38 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.97%) Public Cloud
9 9 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
9 9 (0.97%) SWIFT
10 8 (0.86%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.86%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.86%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.54%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.43%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.43%) Life Science
12 4 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 72 (7.78%) Linux
2 42 (4.54%) Windows
3 17 (1.84%) Android
3 17 (1.84%) Unix
4 11 (1.19%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.54%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 595 (64.25%) Test Automation
3 431 (46.54%) Non-Functional Testing
4 249 (26.89%) Scrum
5 248 (26.78%) Software Testing
6 196 (21.17%) BDD
7 194 (20.95%) Test Strategy
8 181 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
8 181 (19.55%) DevOps
9 174 (18.79%) TDD
10 159 (17.17%) Test Scripting
11 148 (15.98%) API Testing
12 136 (14.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 128 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
14 124 (13.39%) SDLC
14 124 (13.39%) User Stories
15 120 (12.96%) Regression Testing
16 110 (11.88%) Waterfall
17 108 (11.66%) Scenario Testing
18 104 (11.23%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 263 (28.40%) C#
2 261 (28.19%) SQL
3 241 (26.03%) Java
4 203 (21.92%) JavaScript
5 104 (11.23%) Python
6 37 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 34 (3.67%) Ruby
8 29 (3.13%) PHP
8 29 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 24 (2.59%) TypeScript
10 22 (2.38%) ES6
10 22 (2.38%) Go
11 16 (1.73%) Scala
12 14 (1.51%) Groovy
13 12 (1.30%) C++
14 11 (1.19%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.19%) VB.NET
14 11 (1.19%) VBA
15 10 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (12.63%) ISTQB
2 94 (10.15%) Degree
3 87 (9.40%) ISEB
4 62 (6.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 21 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (2.05%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.76%) HND
9 5 (0.54%) CEH
9 5 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.54%) MCSA
9 5 (0.54%) MCSE
9 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.32%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.32%) HNC
12 2 (0.22%) CSQA
12 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (35.42%) QA
2 10 (1.08%) ISO 8583
3 9 (0.97%) GDPR
3 9 (0.97%) ISO 20022
3 9 (0.97%) SEPA
4 8 (0.86%) COSHH
4 8 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.43%) SLA
6 3 (0.32%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) JTAG
7 1 (0.11%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 46 (4.97%) Docker
2 7 (0.76%) HDFS
3 6 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.54%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.43%) Firmware
6 1 (0.11%) Squid
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (2.92%) Kubernetes
2 23 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (2.27%) Ansible
3 21 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.84%) Puppet
5 11 (1.19%) Terraform
6 7 (0.76%) HP ALM
7 6 (0.65%) Grafana
8 3 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.22%) Control-M
9 2 (0.22%) Rancher
10 1 (0.11%) Packer
10 1 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 113 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 51 (5.51%) Google
3 46 (4.97%) WorldPay
4 45 (4.86%) Oracle
5 29 (3.13%) SAP
6 28 (3.02%) HP
7 9 (0.97%) FIS
7 9 (0.97%) Nintex
7 9 (0.97%) Remedy
8 7 (0.76%) IBM
8 7 (0.76%) Informatica
8 7 (0.76%) OpenText
9 6 (0.65%) VMware
10 5 (0.54%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.54%) Perforce
10 5 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.43%) Arista
11 4 (0.43%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 4 (0.43%) Juniper
11 4 (0.43%) Zend