Period
to 26 April 2018

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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > England
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 462 374 347
Rank change year-on-year -88 -27 -7
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 1,071 1,337 1,844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.84% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.92% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 870 1,078 1,517
England median annual salary £45,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.65% - -
10th Percentile £30,178 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,875 £65,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 150,277 144,840 173,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.80% 90.47% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 122,688 120,263 145,608
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,961
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.25% +3.14%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018. 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 -56 394 £57,000 +8.57% 49
South East 0 263 £45,000 +16.13% 19
North of England -42 188 £42,500 - 37
North West +9 105 £37,500 -6.25% 24
Midlands -61 88 £41,250 +3.13% 14
Yorkshire -59 79 £50,000 +17.65% 9
South West -27 75 £43,500 +8.75% 16
East of England -80 66 £40,000 +14.29% 9
West Midlands -52 55 £35,046 -12.39% 9
East Midlands -9 33 £42,500 - 4
North East -32 4 £37,500 +9.01% 4
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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.

1 668 (62.37%) Test Automation
2 606 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
3 423 (39.50%) QA
4 345 (32.21%) Java
5 336 (31.37%) Selenium
6 332 (31.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 276 (25.77%) SQL
8 250 (23.34%) Finance
9 243 (22.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 236 (22.04%) TDD
11 221 (20.63%) C#
12 220 (20.54%) Test Scripting
13 213 (19.89%) JavaScript
14 207 (19.33%) Scrum
15 205 (19.14%) Regression Testing
16 171 (15.97%) Test Strategy
16 171 (15.97%) BDD
17 168 (15.69%) SDLC
18 159 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
19 150 (14.01%) Cucumber
20 149 (13.91%) WebDriver
21 142 (13.26%) Web Services
22 140 (13.07%) Python
23 139 (12.98%) JIRA
24 133 (12.42%) Integration Testing
24 133 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
25 132 (12.32%) ISTQB
26 125 (11.67%) Software Testing
27 118 (11.02%) Waterfall
28 117 (10.92%) Degree

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 32 (2.99%) Confluence
2 25 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.40%) JBoss
4 14 (1.31%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.84%) SAS
6 7 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.56%) CMS
8 5 (0.47%) Apache
8 5 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.47%) MQSeries
8 5 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.47%) WildFly
9 4 (0.37%) IIS
9 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.28%) CICS
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 30 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.37%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.37%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.093%) Simulink
5 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.12%) Endur
2 8 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.65%) SAP HR
4 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.47%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.37%) Findur
7 3 (0.28%) Demantra
7 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle ASCP
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.093%) Magento
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.093%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.093%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.093%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 82 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.40%) BrowserStack
4 14 (1.31%) GitHub
5 11 (1.03%) BlazeMeter
6 10 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.84%) Google Play
8 8 (0.75%) SaaS
9 7 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.28%) IaaS
11 3 (0.28%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.19%) PaaS
13 1 (0.093%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.59%) HTTP
1 17 (1.59%) Internet
2 11 (1.03%) Broadband
3 8 (0.75%) SSL
4 7 (0.65%) Ethernet
4 7 (0.65%) IPsec
4 7 (0.65%) IPv4
4 7 (0.65%) IPv6
4 7 (0.65%) SNMP
4 7 (0.65%) SSH
4 7 (0.65%) VLAN
4 7 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.56%) ATM
5 6 (0.56%) VoIP
6 4 (0.37%) AMQP
7 3 (0.28%) DVB
7 3 (0.28%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.19%) Firewall
8 2 (0.19%) Network Security
8 2 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 78 (7.28%) MySQL
3 51 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 50 (4.67%) Big Data
4 50 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (2.61%) Blockchain
7 20 (1.87%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.03%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.93%) DB2
11 10 (0.93%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.65%) Power BI
13 7 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 336 (31.37%) Selenium
2 150 (14.01%) Cucumber
3 149 (13.91%) WebDriver
4 139 (12.98%) JIRA
5 104 (9.71%) Git (software)
6 99 (9.24%) Jenkins
7 84 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 77 (7.19%) JMeter
9 76 (7.10%) SoapUI
10 72 (6.72%) SpecFlow
11 64 (5.98%) HP UFT
12 63 (5.88%) Maven
13 58 (5.42%) Subversion
14 50 (4.67%) Protractor
15 35 (3.27%) Appium
15 35 (3.27%) Visual Studio
16 33 (3.08%) JUnit
17 29 (2.71%) Gradle
18 28 (2.61%) TeamCity
19 22 (2.05%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 250 (23.34%) Finance
2 83 (7.75%) Banking
3 57 (5.32%) Retail
4 20 (1.87%) Marketing
5 14 (1.31%) Law
6 13 (1.21%) Electronics
6 13 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.21%) Legal
7 12 (1.12%) Front Office
7 12 (1.12%) Games
7 12 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.03%) Automotive
8 11 (1.03%) Polish Language
9 8 (0.75%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.65%) Advertising
11 6 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.47%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 300 (28.01%) Analyst
2 218 (20.35%) Test Analyst
3 192 (17.93%) Developer
4 177 (16.53%) Tester
5 94 (8.78%) Test Engineer
6 87 (8.12%) QA Analyst
7 78 (7.28%) QA Engineer
7 78 (7.28%) Test Manager
8 70 (6.54%) Automation Test Analyst
9 67 (6.26%) QA Tester
10 65 (6.07%) Senior Analyst
11 64 (5.98%) Automation Tester
12 63 (5.88%) Java Developer
13 57 (5.32%) Senior Test Analyst
14 53 (4.95%) Test Leader
15 49 (4.58%) QA Test Analyst
16 44 (4.11%) Software Developer
17 42 (3.92%) Developer in Test
18 40 (3.73%) Consultant
19 35 (3.27%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (13.26%) Web Services
2 103 (9.62%) HTML
3 93 (8.68%) CSS
4 89 (8.31%) .NET
5 85 (7.94%) AngularJS
6 60 (5.60%) RESTful
7 53 (4.95%) React
8 44 (4.11%) SOAP
9 41 (3.83%) Spring
10 38 (3.55%) Gherkin
11 36 (3.36%) Django
11 36 (3.36%) Hibernate
12 34 (3.17%) JSON
12 34 (3.17%) XML
13 31 (2.89%) jQuery
14 22 (2.05%) REST
15 21 (1.96%) J2EE
15 21 (1.96%) JSP
16 20 (1.87%) HTML5
16 20 (1.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (8.03%) Mobile App
3 63 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 55 (5.14%) User Experience
5 48 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
6 37 (3.45%) Fintech
7 30 (2.80%) Virtual Team
8 19 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (1.31%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (1.21%) Photography
12 12 (1.12%) Mainframe
12 12 (1.12%) NHS
13 11 (1.03%) Animation
13 11 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (0.93%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.93%) Bitcoin
15 7 (0.65%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 88 (8.22%) Windows
2 81 (7.56%) Linux
3 41 (3.83%) Unix
4 31 (2.89%) Android
4 31 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.19%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.093%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.093%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.093%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (62.37%) Test Automation
2 606 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
3 332 (31.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 243 (22.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 236 (22.04%) TDD
6 220 (20.54%) Test Scripting
7 207 (19.33%) Scrum
8 205 (19.14%) Regression Testing
9 171 (15.97%) BDD
9 171 (15.97%) Test Strategy
10 168 (15.69%) SDLC
11 159 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
12 133 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
12 133 (12.42%) Integration Testing
13 125 (11.67%) Software Testing
14 118 (11.02%) Waterfall
15 111 (10.36%) Manual Testing
16 107 (9.99%) Performance Testing
17 98 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
18 96 (8.96%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 345 (32.21%) Java
2 276 (25.77%) SQL
3 221 (20.63%) C#
4 213 (19.89%) JavaScript
5 140 (13.07%) Python
6 74 (6.91%) C++
7 49 (4.58%) Ruby
8 47 (4.39%) PHP
9 46 (4.30%) Scala
10 39 (3.64%) Go
11 38 (3.55%) T-SQL
12 30 (2.80%) C
13 27 (2.52%) Groovy
14 23 (2.15%) Objective-C
15 20 (1.87%) Apple Swift
16 19 (1.77%) Perl
16 19 (1.77%) Shell Script
16 19 (1.77%) VB
17 16 (1.49%) PowerShell
17 16 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 132 (12.32%) ISTQB
2 117 (10.92%) Degree
3 114 (10.64%) ISEB
4 48 (4.48%) Security Cleared
5 44 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 31 (2.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 24 (2.24%) SC Cleared
8 21 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.03%) CEH
9 11 (1.03%) MCSA
9 11 (1.03%) MCSE
10 8 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.65%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.37%) HND
13 4 (0.37%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 4 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 4 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 4 (0.37%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 3 (0.28%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 423 (39.50%) QA
2 37 (3.45%) GDPR
3 9 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.56%) SLA
5 5 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.37%) ECSS
6 4 (0.37%) ISO 20022
6 4 (0.37%) ISO 8583
6 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.19%) EMIR
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
8 1 (0.093%) MiFID
8 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 40 (3.73%) Docker
2 8 (0.75%) KVM
2 8 (0.75%) VirtualBox
3 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.28%) Firmware
5 2 (0.19%) HDFS
6 1 (0.093%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 47 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.12%) HP ALM
3 8 (0.75%) Ansible
4 6 (0.56%) HP Fortify
5 3 (0.28%) Marathon
5 3 (0.28%) Puppet
6 1 (0.093%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.093%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 108 (10.08%) Oracle
2 107 (9.99%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.70%) HP
4 24 (2.24%) Perforce
4 24 (2.24%) SAP
5 17 (1.59%) Google
5 17 (1.59%) Sophos
6 16 (1.49%) Xamarin
7 15 (1.40%) Capita
8 14 (1.31%) EMC
9 12 (1.12%) OpenLink
10 9 (0.84%) IBM
11 8 (0.75%) Bloomberg
11 8 (0.75%) Reuters
11 8 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.65%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.56%) Cisco
13 6 (0.56%) Juniper
14 5 (0.47%) FIS
15 4 (0.37%) Workday