Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 428 452 379
Rank change year-on-year +24 -73 -56
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 956 1,054 1,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.64% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.70% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 775 834 1,083
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -

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 129,396 150,094 151,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.70% 91.82% 91.35%
Number of salaries quoted 103,027 122,089 126,369
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +49 417 £62,500 +4.17% 68
South East -15 168 £45,000 - 21
North of England +22 160 £37,500 -10.71% 45
Yorkshire +63 85 £36,000 -15.29% 15
Midlands +8 82 £45,000 +5.88% 31
South West +14 73 £50,000 +11.11% 26
North West -18 71 £40,000 -4.76% 28
East of England +27 57 £37,500 - 14
East Midlands +20 49 £50,000 +8.11% 13
West Midlands +10 32 £40,000 +6.67% 18
North East +15 6 £62,500 +56.25% 2
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 620 (64.85%) Test Automation
2 574 (60.04%) Agile Software Development
3 402 (42.05%) Selenium
4 379 (39.64%) QA
5 357 (37.34%) Non-Functional Testing
6 341 (35.67%) Java
7 325 (34.00%) C#
8 260 (27.20%) SQL
9 217 (22.70%) Software Testing
10 213 (22.28%) BDD
11 205 (21.44%) JIRA
12 204 (21.34%) JavaScript
13 197 (20.61%) Scrum
14 186 (19.46%) Finance
15 180 (18.83%) Cucumber
16 175 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
17 168 (17.57%) Test Scripting
18 156 (16.32%) TDD
19 155 (16.21%) Jenkins
20 150 (15.69%) Regression Testing
21 145 (15.17%) Test Strategy
22 142 (14.85%) ISTQB
23 133 (13.91%) WebDriver
24 129 (13.49%) Test Management
24 129 (13.49%) Performance Testing
25 127 (13.28%) .NET
26 121 (12.66%) User Stories
27 120 (12.55%) SDLC
28 117 (12.24%) SoapUI
29 113 (11.82%) Python

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 92 (9.62%) Confluence
2 31 (3.24%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.15%) CMS
4 7 (0.73%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.52%) Apache
7 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.31%) Drupal
8 3 (0.31%) JBoss
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.31%) WordPress
9 2 (0.21%) IIS
9 2 (0.21%) nginx
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.21%) SAS
9 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.10%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.05%) Misys Midas
1 10 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.63%) Demantra
2 6 (0.63%) Magento
2 6 (0.63%) Oracle ASCP
2 6 (0.63%) Oracle SCM
3 5 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.21%) Global One
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.21%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 68 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.62%) Serverless
4 20 (2.09%) GitHub
4 20 (2.09%) Office 365
5 18 (1.88%) G Suite
6 15 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 15 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (1.15%) BrowserStack
9 10 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 10 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
9 10 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
9 10 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.84%) BlazeMeter
11 7 (0.73%) SaaS
12 6 (0.63%) npm
13 5 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.46%) HTTP
2 13 (1.36%) Internet
3 5 (0.52%) Broadband
3 5 (0.52%) OpenVPN
4 4 (0.42%) SSL
5 3 (0.31%) DNS
5 3 (0.31%) Intranet
5 3 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.31%) VoIP
6 2 (0.21%) ATM
6 2 (0.21%) DHCP
6 2 (0.21%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.21%) FTP
6 2 (0.21%) PPP
6 2 (0.21%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.10%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.10%) IPv4
7 1 (0.10%) IPv6
7 1 (0.10%) SNMP
7 1 (0.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.75%) MySQL
3 30 (3.14%) MongoDB
3 30 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 29 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (2.72%) Big Data
6 22 (2.30%) NoSQL
7 19 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.46%) Blockchain
8 14 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 12 (1.26%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.05%) Power BI
13 9 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (0.84%) MS Access
14 8 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.73%) KDB
15 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 402 (42.05%) Selenium
2 205 (21.44%) JIRA
3 180 (18.83%) Cucumber
4 155 (16.21%) Jenkins
5 133 (13.91%) WebDriver
6 117 (12.24%) SoapUI
7 97 (10.15%) JMeter
8 90 (9.41%) Git (software)
9 77 (8.05%) SpecFlow
10 74 (7.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 70 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 59 (6.17%) JUnit
13 53 (5.54%) JBehave
14 51 (5.33%) Appium
15 50 (5.23%) HP UFT
16 41 (4.29%) Visual Studio
17 40 (4.18%) Zephyr
18 33 (3.45%) Maven
19 32 (3.35%) NUnit
20 31 (3.24%) Calabash
General
1 186 (19.46%) Finance
2 46 (4.81%) Retail
3 39 (4.08%) Banking
4 25 (2.62%) Marketing
5 23 (2.41%) Law
6 16 (1.67%) Games
7 14 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.26%) General Ledger
9 10 (1.05%) Front Office
9 10 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.94%) Electronics
11 7 (0.73%) Legal
12 5 (0.52%) Automotive
12 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.42%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.21%) Advertising
14 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.21%) Back Office
15 1 (0.10%) Military
15 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 271 (28.35%) Analyst
2 212 (22.18%) Test Analyst
3 155 (16.21%) Tester
4 154 (16.11%) Developer
5 105 (10.98%) Test Engineer
6 94 (9.83%) QA Engineer
7 83 (8.68%) Automation Tester
8 69 (7.22%) Test Automation Engineer
9 53 (5.54%) Architect
10 51 (5.33%) Automation Test Analyst
10 51 (5.33%) QA Tester
10 51 (5.33%) Software Tester
11 49 (5.13%) Test Leader
12 45 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
13 43 (4.50%) C# Developer
13 43 (4.50%) Software Developer
14 42 (4.39%) QA Automation Tester
14 42 (4.39%) Test Manager
15 41 (4.29%) Developer in Test
16 36 (3.77%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (13.28%) .NET
2 106 (11.09%) HTML
2 106 (11.09%) Web Services
3 85 (8.89%) SOAP
4 79 (8.26%) CSS
4 79 (8.26%) XML
5 72 (7.53%) Gherkin
5 72 (7.53%) JSON
6 60 (6.28%) RESTful
7 57 (5.96%) REST
8 51 (5.33%) HTML5
9 46 (4.81%) AngularJS
10 39 (4.08%) Node.js
11 34 (3.56%) Behat
12 32 (3.35%) .NET Framework
13 31 (3.24%) Spring
14 27 (2.82%) React
15 24 (2.51%) jQuery
15 24 (2.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (2.09%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.49%) User Experience
3 48 (5.02%) Mobile App
4 44 (4.60%) Fintech
5 43 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (3.66%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (1.46%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.15%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.05%) Bitcoin
10 10 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.05%) SWIFT
11 9 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
11 9 (0.94%) Clustering
12 8 (0.84%) Online Games
12 8 (0.84%) Over-the-Top Content
12 8 (0.84%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.63%) Equities
14 5 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 66 (6.90%) Linux
2 62 (6.49%) Windows
3 16 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 15 (1.57%) Android
5 14 (1.46%) Unix
6 4 (0.42%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.31%) VMS
8 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.10%) CentOS
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (64.85%) Test Automation
2 574 (60.04%) Agile Software Development
3 357 (37.34%) Non-Functional Testing
4 217 (22.70%) Software Testing
5 213 (22.28%) BDD
6 197 (20.61%) Scrum
7 175 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
8 168 (17.57%) Test Scripting
9 156 (16.32%) TDD
10 150 (15.69%) Regression Testing
11 145 (15.17%) Test Strategy
12 129 (13.49%) Performance Testing
12 129 (13.49%) Test Management
13 121 (12.66%) User Stories
14 120 (12.55%) SDLC
15 111 (11.61%) DevOps
15 111 (11.61%) Scenario Testing
15 111 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 107 (11.19%) Manual Testing
17 102 (10.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 341 (35.67%) Java
2 325 (34.00%) C#
3 260 (27.20%) SQL
4 204 (21.34%) JavaScript
5 113 (11.82%) Python
6 42 (4.39%) Ruby
7 31 (3.24%) C
8 28 (2.93%) PowerShell
9 27 (2.82%) C++
10 23 (2.41%) Groovy
11 19 (1.99%) TypeScript
12 15 (1.57%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.15%) PHP
14 10 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.05%) ES6
14 10 (1.05%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.73%) Go
15 7 (0.73%) VB
15 7 (0.73%) VC++
16 6 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 142 (14.85%) ISTQB
2 96 (10.04%) ISEB
3 95 (9.94%) Degree
4 62 (6.49%) Security Cleared
5 53 (5.54%) SC Cleared
6 38 (3.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (1.99%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.05%) MCSA
8 10 (1.05%) MCSE
8 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.63%) CEH
9 6 (0.63%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.21%) HNC
11 2 (0.21%) HND
11 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 379 (39.64%) QA
2 11 (1.15%) SLA
3 10 (1.05%) ISO 20022
3 10 (1.05%) ISO 8583
4 6 (0.63%) GDPR
5 5 (0.52%) SEPA
6 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.10%) GAAP
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (2.20%) Docker
2 9 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.63%) Oracle Clusterware
3 6 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.52%) Squid
5 4 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.10%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 38 (3.97%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (3.03%) HP ALM
3 7 (0.73%) Ansible
4 6 (0.63%) Terraform
5 4 (0.42%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.21%) Consul
7 2 (0.21%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.21%) SCCM
7 2 (0.21%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.10%) Oozie
8 1 (0.10%) Packer
8 1 (0.10%) Puppet
8 1 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 88 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 76 (7.95%) Oracle
3 50 (5.23%) HP
4 44 (4.60%) Google
5 25 (2.62%) WorldPay
6 21 (2.20%) SAP
7 10 (1.05%) FIS
7 10 (1.05%) TIBCO
8 9 (0.94%) Xamarin
9 8 (0.84%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.63%) VMware
11 5 (0.52%) AppDynamics
11 5 (0.52%) Dynatrace
11 5 (0.52%) New Relic
11 5 (0.52%) Splunk
12 4 (0.42%) IBM
12 4 (0.42%) Workday
13 3 (0.31%) AlienVault
13 3 (0.31%) Green Hat
13 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com