Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > England
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 393 418 461
Rank change year-on-year +25 +43 -91
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 795 994 1,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.72% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.79% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 643 817 893
Median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £30,550
90th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +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 100,036 126,614 152,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.97% 92.21% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 79,879 100,734 125,642
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,225
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in England

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Functional Testing in England.

Salary trend for Functional Testing in England

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Functional Testing in England over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020. 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 -17 277 £60,000 - 33
North of England +121 211 £45,000 +15.38% 24
South East +11 147 £42,000 -4.55% 16
Yorkshire +88 109 £44,000 +25.71% 11
North West +70 98 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Midlands -8 60 £46,000 +2.22% 9
South West +14 59 £47,500 -5.00% 12
West Midlands +39 45 £42,500 +6.25% 7
East of England +33 40 £52,500 +32.91% 10
East Midlands -33 15 £50,000 -4.76% 2
North East +4 4 £40,750 -24.19% 1
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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.

1 503 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (62.52%) Test Automation
3 271 (34.09%) QA
4 258 (32.45%) Non-Functional Testing
5 222 (27.92%) Selenium
6 219 (27.55%) Software Testing
7 193 (24.28%) SQL
8 188 (23.65%) Java
9 176 (22.14%) JavaScript
10 169 (21.26%) Scrum
11 163 (20.50%) JIRA
12 154 (19.37%) Regression Testing
13 149 (18.74%) Test Strategy
14 147 (18.49%) DevOps
15 144 (18.11%) C#
16 140 (17.61%) User Acceptance Testing
17 138 (17.36%) BDD
18 125 (15.72%) Integration Testing
19 118 (14.84%) Test Scripting
20 110 (13.84%) Finance
21 99 (12.45%) Defect Management
22 98 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
22 98 (12.33%) TDD
23 95 (11.95%) Cucumber
24 94 (11.82%) Continuous Delivery
25 92 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
26 91 (11.45%) Performance Testing
27 90 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
27 90 (11.32%) API Testing
28 88 (11.07%) Mentoring

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 49 (6.16%) Confluence
2 11 (1.38%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.26%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.01%) Apache
4 8 (1.01%) IIS
5 7 (0.88%) CMS
6 4 (0.50%) WordPress
7 3 (0.38%) JBoss
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.25%) Moodle
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.13%) Drupal
9 1 (0.13%) SAS
9 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.13%) WildFly
Applications
1 43 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.38%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.25%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 44 (5.53%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.63%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.25%) SAP FS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle AGIS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 68 (8.55%) AWS
2 67 (8.43%) Azure
3 21 (2.64%) BrowserStack
4 18 (2.26%) Serverless
5 16 (2.01%) SaaS
6 13 (1.64%) GitHub
7 11 (1.38%) Sauce Labs
8 10 (1.26%) BlazeMeter
9 9 (1.13%) GCP
10 7 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (0.88%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.88%) npm
11 6 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.63%) Office 365
13 4 (0.50%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.50%) IaaS
13 4 (0.50%) PaaS
13 4 (0.50%) ZenHub
14 3 (0.38%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.28%) VoIP
2 9 (1.13%) DNS
2 9 (1.13%) MPLS
2 9 (1.13%) SNMP
3 8 (1.01%) Intranet
4 7 (0.88%) Extranet
5 5 (0.63%) Internet
6 4 (0.50%) LAN
6 4 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.38%) HTTP
7 3 (0.38%) SSL
7 3 (0.38%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.25%) Skype
8 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.13%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.16%) MySQL
3 23 (2.89%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.64%) NoSQL
5 16 (2.01%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.51%) Big Data
6 12 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.38%) Data Mining
7 11 (1.38%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (1.01%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (0.88%) Apache Hive
10 7 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.75%) DB2
12 5 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.63%) Neo4j
12 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 222 (27.92%) Selenium
2 163 (20.50%) JIRA
3 95 (11.95%) Cucumber
4 86 (10.82%) Jenkins
5 77 (9.69%) Git (software)
6 75 (9.43%) WebDriver
7 69 (8.68%) Postman
8 66 (8.30%) SoapUI
9 51 (6.42%) SpecFlow
10 45 (5.66%) JMeter
11 41 (5.16%) Visual Studio
12 31 (3.90%) Protractor
13 30 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (2.89%) Appium
14 23 (2.89%) JBehave
15 22 (2.77%) HP UFT
16 17 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
17 15 (1.89%) Bitbucket
17 15 (1.89%) Gatling
17 15 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 110 (13.84%) Finance
2 74 (9.31%) Banking
3 22 (2.77%) Games
3 22 (2.77%) Public Sector
4 20 (2.52%) Marketing
5 18 (2.26%) Retail
6 15 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.38%) Legal
8 10 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.13%) Back Office
10 8 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.75%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.63%) Electronics
13 4 (0.50%) Front Office
13 4 (0.50%) Law
14 2 (0.25%) Automotive
15 1 (0.13%) Advertising
15 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 231 (29.06%) Analyst
2 155 (19.50%) Test Analyst
3 137 (17.23%) Developer
4 123 (15.47%) Tester
5 73 (9.18%) Test Leader
6 69 (8.68%) Test Engineer
7 68 (8.55%) Senior Analyst
8 65 (8.18%) QA Engineer
9 57 (7.17%) Senior Test Analyst
10 52 (6.54%) Test Manager
11 48 (6.04%) QA Tester
12 45 (5.66%) Automation Tester
13 35 (4.40%) Automation Test Analyst
13 35 (4.40%) QA Analyst
14 34 (4.28%) Software Tester
15 33 (4.15%) Senior Developer
16 30 (3.77%) Agile Test Manager
16 30 (3.77%) Business Analyst
16 30 (3.77%) Software Developer
16 30 (3.77%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (10.19%) HTML
2 78 (9.81%) Web Services
3 77 (9.69%) .NET
4 73 (9.18%) CSS
5 60 (7.55%) REST
6 54 (6.79%) Node.js
7 45 (5.66%) AngularJS
8 40 (5.03%) React
9 34 (4.28%) HTML5
10 29 (3.65%) RESTful
11 28 (3.52%) SOAP
12 21 (2.64%) LAMP
12 21 (2.64%) XML
13 20 (2.52%) CSS3
14 17 (2.14%) .NET Framework
14 17 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (2.01%) Sass
16 15 (1.89%) Gherkin
17 14 (1.76%) WCF
18 13 (1.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.42%) Mobile App
2 58 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (6.04%) User Experience
4 22 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.64%) Cloud Native
9 12 (1.51%) Derivative
10 11 (1.38%) N-Tier
10 11 (1.38%) Renewable Energy
10 11 (1.38%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.01%) e-Learning
12 7 (0.88%) NHS
13 6 (0.75%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.75%) OTC Derivatives
14 5 (0.63%) AS400
14 5 (0.63%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 39 (4.91%) Windows
2 30 (3.77%) Linux
3 24 (3.02%) Apple iOS
4 22 (2.77%) Android
5 15 (1.89%) Unix
6 8 (1.01%) CentOS
6 8 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (0.88%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (62.52%) Test Automation
3 258 (32.45%) Non-Functional Testing
4 219 (27.55%) Software Testing
5 169 (21.26%) Scrum
6 154 (19.37%) Regression Testing
7 149 (18.74%) Test Strategy
8 147 (18.49%) DevOps
9 140 (17.61%) User Acceptance Testing
10 138 (17.36%) BDD
11 125 (15.72%) Integration Testing
12 118 (14.84%) Test Scripting
13 99 (12.45%) Defect Management
14 98 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
14 98 (12.33%) TDD
15 94 (11.82%) Continuous Delivery
16 92 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
17 91 (11.45%) Performance Testing
18 90 (11.32%) API Testing
18 90 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 193 (24.28%) SQL
2 188 (23.65%) Java
3 176 (22.14%) JavaScript
4 144 (18.11%) C#
5 76 (9.56%) Python
6 41 (5.16%) PHP
7 33 (4.15%) Ruby
8 19 (2.39%) TypeScript
9 15 (1.89%) ES6
9 15 (1.89%) Scala
10 11 (1.38%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.26%) Groovy
12 9 (1.13%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.13%) VBScript
13 7 (0.88%) Apple Swift
13 7 (0.88%) C++
13 7 (0.88%) PHP 7
14 5 (0.63%) ES7
14 5 (0.63%) Go
14 5 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 79 (9.94%) ISTQB
2 66 (8.30%) Degree
3 63 (7.92%) ISEB
4 29 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (2.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (2.14%) Security Cleared
7 15 (1.89%) SC Cleared
8 11 (1.38%) CBAP
8 11 (1.38%) IIBA
9 9 (1.13%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (1.01%) CEH
10 8 (1.01%) DBS Check
10 8 (1.01%) MCSA
10 8 (1.01%) MCSE
11 4 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.38%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.25%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (34.09%) QA
2 8 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) GDPR
5 2 (0.25%) PMO
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (3.27%) Docker
2 9 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (1.38%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.13%) HP ALM
4 8 (1.01%) SCCM
4 8 (1.01%) SCOM
5 5 (0.63%) Terraform
6 3 (0.38%) Puppet
7 2 (0.25%) Ansible
7 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 75 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 47 (5.91%) WorldPay
3 44 (5.53%) FIS
4 35 (4.40%) Oracle
5 23 (2.89%) SAP
6 17 (2.14%) HP
7 11 (1.38%) Google
8 10 (1.26%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.26%) Zend
9 8 (1.01%) Sun
10 7 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.63%) MicroStrategy
11 5 (0.63%) Murex
11 5 (0.63%) Workday
12 4 (0.50%) Cognizant
12 4 (0.50%) IBM
12 4 (0.50%) Micro Focus
12 4 (0.50%) Optimizely
12 4 (0.50%) Qualys
12 4 (0.50%) Sparx