Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 443 384 336
Rank change year-on-year -59 -48 -28
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 1,063 1,391 1,849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.83% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.91% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 875 1,029 1,471
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 146,801 152,519 171,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.64% 90.73% 90.03%
Number of salaries quoted 118,100 123,356 144,576
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -62 431 £56,500 -1.74% 58
South East +7 248 £45,000 +20.00% 22
North of England -42 185 £42,500 - 31
Yorkshire -1 93 £50,000 +17.65% 10
North West -28 83 £35,250 -21.67% 18
South West -25 73 £40,000 - 13
East of England -7 64 £42,500 -5.56% 14
Midlands -55 60 £42,500 +6.25% 21
West Midlands -16 33 £40,000 - 13
East Midlands -24 27 £51,250 +13.89% 8
North East -34 9 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 706 (66.42%) Test Automation
2 634 (59.64%) Agile Software Development
3 440 (41.39%) QA
4 366 (34.43%) Selenium
5 352 (33.11%) Java
6 322 (30.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 285 (26.81%) Finance
8 253 (23.80%) SQL
9 244 (22.95%) C#
10 222 (20.88%) Regression Testing
11 219 (20.60%) JavaScript
12 217 (20.41%) Scrum
13 214 (20.13%) BDD
14 210 (19.76%) Test Strategy
15 207 (19.47%) TDD
16 186 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
17 182 (17.12%) JIRA
18 170 (15.99%) Performance Testing
19 168 (15.80%) WebDriver
20 167 (15.71%) Cucumber
21 166 (15.62%) Test Scripting
22 157 (14.77%) SDLC
23 147 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
24 145 (13.64%) Software Testing
25 135 (12.70%) Degree
25 135 (12.70%) Jenkins
25 135 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
26 131 (12.32%) Waterfall
27 130 (12.23%) Python
28 126 (11.85%) Git (software)

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 67 (6.30%) Confluence
2 14 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 9 (0.85%) SAS
4 8 (0.75%) Apache Spark
4 8 (0.75%) JBoss
5 6 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.47%) IIS
6 5 (0.47%) WildFly
7 4 (0.38%) Apache
7 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.38%) CMS
7 4 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.28%) CICS
8 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.28%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.47%) Fireworks
4 5 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.38%) OrCAD
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.47%) Demantra
3 5 (0.47%) Oracle ASCP
4 4 (0.38%) Endur
4 4 (0.38%) Findur
5 3 (0.28%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.28%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.094%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 76 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.45%) GitHub
4 18 (1.69%) BrowserStack
5 13 (1.22%) BlazeMeter
6 9 (0.85%) SaaS
7 8 (0.75%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.56%) Serverless
9 5 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.47%) npm
9 5 (0.47%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.19%) Google Play
12 2 (0.19%) PaaS
12 2 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.69%) Internet
2 16 (1.51%) HTTP
3 13 (1.22%) Ethernet
3 13 (1.22%) IPsec
3 13 (1.22%) IPv4
3 13 (1.22%) IPv6
3 13 (1.22%) SNMP
3 13 (1.22%) SSH
3 13 (1.22%) SSL
3 13 (1.22%) VLAN
3 13 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (0.56%) Network Security
5 5 (0.47%) Broadband
6 4 (0.38%) ATM
6 4 (0.38%) SMS
7 3 (0.28%) VoIP
8 2 (0.19%) AMQP
8 2 (0.19%) FTP
8 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.094%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.17%) MySQL
3 39 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (3.57%) Big Data
5 33 (3.10%) Blockchain
6 32 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (2.73%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.41%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
10 11 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.94%) DB2
12 9 (0.85%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.85%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (0.56%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 366 (34.43%) Selenium
2 182 (17.12%) JIRA
3 168 (15.80%) WebDriver
4 167 (15.71%) Cucumber
5 135 (12.70%) Jenkins
6 126 (11.85%) Git (software)
7 88 (8.28%) SpecFlow
8 71 (6.68%) JMeter
9 66 (6.21%) SoapUI
10 62 (5.83%) HP UFT
11 61 (5.74%) Maven
12 60 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 49 (4.61%) Appium
14 46 (4.33%) Visual Studio
15 41 (3.86%) Gatling
16 36 (3.39%) Protractor
17 35 (3.29%) JBehave
18 34 (3.20%) JUnit
19 32 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 31 (2.92%) TeamCity
General
1 285 (26.81%) Finance
2 82 (7.71%) Banking
3 51 (4.80%) Retail
4 22 (2.07%) Marketing
5 21 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.41%) Law
7 12 (1.13%) Front Office
7 12 (1.13%) Legal
7 12 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.03%) Electronics
9 10 (0.94%) Automotive
10 9 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.85%) Games
10 9 (0.85%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.66%) Advertising
11 7 (0.66%) Billing
11 7 (0.66%) Polish Language
12 6 (0.56%) Back Office
13 5 (0.47%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.47%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 290 (27.28%) Analyst
2 205 (19.29%) Test Analyst
3 197 (18.53%) Developer
4 160 (15.05%) Tester
5 109 (10.25%) Test Engineer
6 84 (7.90%) Test Leader
7 83 (7.81%) Test Manager
8 81 (7.62%) QA Analyst
9 79 (7.43%) Automation Tester
10 74 (6.96%) QA Engineer
11 68 (6.40%) Automation Test Analyst
12 66 (6.21%) Senior Analyst
13 60 (5.64%) Java Developer
14 57 (5.36%) Developer in Test
14 57 (5.36%) Test Automation Engineer
15 56 (5.27%) QA Tester
16 45 (4.23%) Senior Test Analyst
16 45 (4.23%) Software Developer
17 43 (4.05%) QA Automation Analyst
17 43 (4.05%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (11.76%) Web Services
2 101 (9.50%) .NET
3 99 (9.31%) HTML
4 90 (8.47%) AngularJS
4 90 (8.47%) RESTful
5 89 (8.37%) CSS
6 44 (4.14%) Gherkin
6 44 (4.14%) React
7 42 (3.95%) XML
8 36 (3.39%) REST
8 36 (3.39%) Spring
9 35 (3.29%) SOAP
10 33 (3.10%) JSON
11 28 (2.63%) Sass
12 27 (2.54%) Node.js
13 23 (2.16%) Hibernate
13 23 (2.16%) jQuery
14 20 (1.88%) Middleware
15 19 (1.79%) Django
15 19 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 85 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (7.90%) Mobile App
3 77 (7.24%) User Experience
4 63 (5.93%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (3.29%) Virtual Team
7 30 (2.82%) Fintech
8 20 (1.88%) Bitcoin
8 20 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (1.32%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.32%) Mainframe
12 12 (1.13%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.03%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.03%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.75%) NHS
15 7 (0.66%) Fixed Income
15 7 (0.66%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 81 (7.62%) Linux
2 78 (7.34%) Windows
3 35 (3.29%) Unix
4 27 (2.54%) Android
5 21 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.38%) VMS
7 4 (0.38%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.28%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.094%) Solaris
9 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (66.42%) Test Automation
2 634 (59.64%) Agile Software Development
3 322 (30.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 222 (20.88%) Regression Testing
5 217 (20.41%) Scrum
6 214 (20.13%) BDD
7 210 (19.76%) Test Strategy
8 207 (19.47%) TDD
9 186 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 170 (15.99%) Performance Testing
11 166 (15.62%) Test Scripting
12 157 (14.77%) SDLC
13 147 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
14 145 (13.64%) Software Testing
15 135 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
16 131 (12.32%) Waterfall
17 116 (10.91%) Integration Testing
18 104 (9.78%) Acceptance Criteria
19 103 (9.69%) Manual Testing
20 101 (9.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 352 (33.11%) Java
2 253 (23.80%) SQL
3 244 (22.95%) C#
4 219 (20.60%) JavaScript
5 130 (12.23%) Python
6 72 (6.77%) C++
7 48 (4.52%) Ruby
8 46 (4.33%) C
9 29 (2.73%) T-SQL
10 28 (2.63%) PHP
11 25 (2.35%) Scala
12 23 (2.16%) Go
13 22 (2.07%) Shell Script
14 21 (1.98%) Groovy
14 21 (1.98%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.79%) Apple Swift
15 19 (1.79%) Objective-C
16 14 (1.32%) ES6
17 12 (1.13%) Java 8
18 11 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 135 (12.70%) Degree
2 125 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 99 (9.31%) ISEB
4 48 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 44 (4.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 35 (3.29%) Security Cleared
7 19 (1.79%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.75%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 4 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 4 (0.38%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.094%) MCSE
12 1 (0.094%) PhD
12 1 (0.094%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.094%) PMP
12 1 (0.094%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 440 (41.39%) QA
2 20 (1.88%) GDPR
3 12 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.85%) SLA
5 6 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.38%) ECSS
6 4 (0.38%) MISRA
6 4 (0.38%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.19%) EMIR
7 2 (0.19%) MiFID
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
8 1 (0.094%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.094%) GCP
8 1 (0.094%) WCAG
System Software
1 48 (4.52%) Docker
2 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.38%) Firmware
3 4 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.28%) HDFS
5 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.094%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 41 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.60%) HP ALM
3 11 (1.03%) Ansible
4 10 (0.94%) Puppet
5 8 (0.75%) HP Fortify
6 5 (0.47%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.28%) Marathon
9 2 (0.19%) Oozie
10 1 (0.094%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.094%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.094%) Kibana
10 1 (0.094%) logstash
10 1 (0.094%) Nagios
10 1 (0.094%) OpenView
10 1 (0.094%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.094%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 88 (8.28%) Oracle
2 77 (7.24%) Microsoft
3 70 (6.59%) HP
4 48 (4.52%) SAP
5 18 (1.69%) EMC
5 18 (1.69%) Google
5 18 (1.69%) TIBCO
6 17 (1.60%) Capita
7 15 (1.41%) Xamarin
8 12 (1.13%) IBM
9 10 (0.94%) Cisco
9 10 (0.94%) Juniper
9 10 (0.94%) Perforce
10 9 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.66%) WorldPay
12 5 (0.47%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.47%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.47%) FIS
12 5 (0.47%) New Relic
13 4 (0.38%) ServiceNow