Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 367 307
Rank change year-on-year -44 -60 +48
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 1240 1463 2183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.83% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.93% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 899 1188 1800
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 151516 157743 182536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.35% 88.74%
Number of salaries quoted 120527 132311 151934
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
London -14 535 £60,000 +9.09% 32
South East -9 228 £42,470 -5.62% 9
North of England -47 206 £42,500 +10.39% 17
North West +50 131 £50,000 +33.33% 13
Midlands -33 131 £45,000 +25.00% 6
South West +30 86 £42,500 +25.00% 3
East Midlands +48 69 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire -109 63 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands -54 62 £41,500 +23.48% 3
East of England -29 48 £37,500 -6.25% 6
North East +1 12 £38,750 +29.17%
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 703 (56.69%) Test Automation
2 607 (48.95%) Agile Software Development
3 546 (44.03%) QA
4 385 (31.05%) Selenium
5 375 (30.24%) Finance
6 360 (29.03%) Non-Functional Testing
7 298 (24.03%) SQL
8 297 (23.95%) Java
9 293 (23.63%) Test Scripting
10 247 (19.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 235 (18.95%) Test Strategy
11 235 (18.95%) JavaScript
11 235 (18.95%) TDD
12 233 (18.79%) ISTQB
13 221 (17.82%) Degree
14 218 (17.58%) Banking
15 210 (16.94%) Regression Testing
16 208 (16.77%) Scrum
17 195 (15.73%) Scenario Testing
18 190 (15.32%) Software Testing
19 188 (15.16%) BDD
20 186 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
21 183 (14.76%) C#
22 163 (13.15%) SDLC
23 161 (12.98%) HTML
24 159 (12.82%) Windows
25 149 (12.02%) SOAP
26 148 (11.94%) .NET
26 148 (11.94%) WebDriver
27 146 (11.77%) Integration Testing

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 38 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
2 28 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.94%) Confluence
4 19 (1.53%) Apache
5 11 (0.89%) CMS
5 11 (0.89%) JBoss
5 11 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.73%) nginx
8 7 (0.56%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.56%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (0.48%) SAS
10 5 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (0.40%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.24%) WildFly
Applications
1 37 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.081%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.081%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.081%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 24 (1.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.81%) SAP SD
3 9 (0.73%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.48%) Endur
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.24%) Findur
7 3 (0.24%) Magento
7 3 (0.24%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.37%) BrowserStack
4 14 (1.13%) SaaS
5 13 (1.05%) Google Play
6 12 (0.97%) BlazeMeter
7 11 (0.89%) GitHub
8 7 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
9 5 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.24%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.16%) npm
11 2 (0.16%) Office 365
11 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.16%) PaaS
12 1 (0.081%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.081%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.15%) Internet
2 17 (1.37%) HTTP
3 14 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.81%) VoIP
5 9 (0.73%) Broadband
5 9 (0.73%) DNS
5 9 (0.73%) SSL
6 7 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (0.40%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.32%) DVB
8 4 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.24%) SMS
9 3 (0.24%) WebEx
10 2 (0.16%) Firewall
10 2 (0.16%) FIX Connectivity
10 2 (0.16%) Intranet
10 2 (0.16%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.081%) 3G
11 1 (0.081%) DSL
11 1 (0.081%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (10.16%) MySQL
2 92 (7.42%) SQL Server
3 78 (6.29%) Relational Database
4 50 (4.03%) NoSQL
5 48 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (2.50%) Big Data
8 27 (2.18%) MongoDB
9 23 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
10 21 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (1.05%) Redis
13 13 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.97%) Neo4j
14 12 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.89%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.89%) SQLPlus
16 7 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 385 (31.05%) Selenium
2 148 (11.94%) WebDriver
3 146 (11.77%) JIRA
4 145 (11.69%) Cucumber
5 118 (9.52%) Git (software)
6 112 (9.03%) SoapUI
7 104 (8.39%) Jenkins
8 99 (7.98%) HP UFT
9 66 (5.32%) JUnit
10 61 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 59 (4.76%) JMeter
12 58 (4.68%) LoadRunner
13 54 (4.35%) SpecFlow
14 45 (3.63%) Visual Studio
15 44 (3.55%) Subversion
16 40 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
17 37 (2.98%) TeamCity
18 33 (2.66%) Rational Functional Tester
19 32 (2.58%) Maven
20 29 (2.34%) Protractor
General
1 375 (30.24%) Finance
2 218 (17.58%) Banking
3 98 (7.90%) Investment Banking
4 80 (6.45%) Retail Banking
5 43 (3.47%) Retail
6 27 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.02%) Games
8 24 (1.94%) Law
9 18 (1.45%) Marketing
10 17 (1.37%) Polish Language
11 16 (1.29%) Legal
12 15 (1.21%) Publishing
13 14 (1.13%) Aerospace
13 14 (1.13%) Automotive
14 12 (0.97%) Vietnamese Language
15 7 (0.56%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.48%) Front Office
17 5 (0.40%) Billing
18 4 (0.32%) Digital Economy
19 3 (0.24%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 343 (27.66%) Analyst
2 279 (22.50%) Test Analyst
3 235 (18.95%) Developer
4 191 (15.40%) Tester
5 114 (9.19%) Test Engineer
6 75 (6.05%) QA Analyst
7 69 (5.56%) Test Leader
8 65 (5.24%) Automation Tester
9 60 (4.84%) QA Tester
10 55 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
11 51 (4.11%) QA Test Analyst
12 50 (4.03%) Automation Test Analyst
12 50 (4.03%) PHP Developer
13 49 (3.95%) QA Leader
13 49 (3.95%) Software Tester
14 48 (3.87%) QA Engineer
14 48 (3.87%) Test Manager
15 47 (3.79%) Senior Test Analyst
16 43 (3.47%) Consultant
16 43 (3.47%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (12.98%) HTML
2 149 (12.02%) SOAP
3 148 (11.94%) .NET
4 144 (11.61%) CSS
5 117 (9.44%) Web Services
6 79 (6.37%) REST
7 78 (6.29%) HTML5
7 78 (6.29%) XML
8 69 (5.56%) React
9 61 (4.92%) AngularJS
10 58 (4.68%) RESTful
11 50 (4.03%) CSS3
12 45 (3.63%) Node.js
13 41 (3.31%) JSON
14 37 (2.98%) Laravel
15 35 (2.82%) Spring
16 33 (2.66%) CakePHP
16 33 (2.66%) Sass
17 31 (2.50%) Gherkin
18 30 (2.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 186 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (9.03%) Computer Science
3 74 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 61 (4.92%) User Experience
5 55 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
6 46 (3.71%) Management Information System
7 40 (3.23%) Fintech
8 26 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.77%) Fixed Income
10 17 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.05%) RIA
12 12 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.97%) Photography
12 12 (0.97%) Virtual Team
13 11 (0.89%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (0.89%) Online Gambling
14 7 (0.56%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.56%) iPad
14 7 (0.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 159 (12.82%) Windows
2 84 (6.77%) Linux
3 77 (6.21%) Unix
4 51 (4.11%) Android
5 48 (3.87%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.65%) Solaris
7 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.081%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.081%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.081%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (56.69%) Test Automation
2 607 (48.95%) Agile Software Development
3 360 (29.03%) Non-Functional Testing
4 293 (23.63%) Test Scripting
5 247 (19.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 235 (18.95%) TDD
6 235 (18.95%) Test Strategy
7 210 (16.94%) Regression Testing
8 208 (16.77%) Scrum
9 195 (15.73%) Scenario Testing
10 190 (15.32%) Software Testing
11 188 (15.16%) BDD
12 163 (13.15%) SDLC
13 146 (11.77%) Integration Testing
14 143 (11.53%) Test Management
15 142 (11.45%) Project Management
16 129 (10.40%) Mentoring
17 128 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
18 122 (9.84%) Unit Testing
19 120 (9.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 298 (24.03%) SQL
2 297 (23.95%) Java
3 235 (18.95%) JavaScript
4 183 (14.76%) C#
5 104 (8.39%) Python
6 71 (5.73%) PHP
7 58 (4.68%) Ruby
8 36 (2.90%) Groovy
9 35 (2.82%) C
10 34 (2.74%) C++
11 33 (2.66%) ES6
11 33 (2.66%) VBScript
12 27 (2.18%) Perl
13 26 (2.10%) T-SQL
14 25 (2.02%) Scala
15 21 (1.69%) PL/SQL
16 20 (1.61%) VB.NET
17 19 (1.53%) Objective-C
18 14 (1.13%) TypeScript
19 13 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 233 (18.79%) ISTQB
2 221 (17.82%) Degree
3 139 (11.21%) ISEB
4 77 (6.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 73 (5.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 59 (4.76%) Security Cleared
7 36 (2.90%) SC Cleared
8 16 (1.29%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.89%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (0.56%) CEH
12 7 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.56%) MCSA
12 7 (0.56%) MCSE
13 5 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.40%) SAP Certification
14 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.24%) HND
15 3 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 546 (44.03%) QA
2 13 (1.05%) ISO 20022
2 13 (1.05%) ISO 8583
3 10 (0.81%) MiFID
4 8 (0.65%) SLA
5 6 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.32%) PMO
7 3 (0.24%) COSO
7 3 (0.24%) EMIR
7 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.081%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (2.26%) Docker
2 7 (0.56%) Varnish
3 4 (0.32%) HDFS
3 4 (0.32%) KVM
3 4 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.32%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.32%) Xen
4 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.081%) GFS2
5 1 (0.081%) NFS
Systems Management
1 81 (6.53%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.85%) Ansible
3 18 (1.45%) Puppet
4 17 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.56%) Kibana
5 7 (0.56%) logstash
6 3 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.081%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.081%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.081%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 111 (8.95%) Oracle
2 101 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 70 (5.65%) HP
4 38 (3.06%) SAP
5 36 (2.90%) Zend
6 22 (1.77%) Cognizant
7 19 (1.53%) Murex
8 18 (1.45%) Google
9 11 (0.89%) Apple
10 10 (0.81%) Sophos
11 8 (0.65%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.65%) Bloomberg
11 8 (0.65%) Capita
11 8 (0.65%) IBM
11 8 (0.65%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.48%) OpenLink
12 6 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.48%) SOASTA, Inc
12 6 (0.48%) Telerik
13 5 (0.40%) Ariba