Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 444 414 371
Rank change year-on-year -30 -43 -60
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 1,000 1,240 1,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.74% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.80% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 821 899 1,188
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,250 £72,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +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 138,446 154,293 160,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.18% 91.50% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 111,142 122,979 134,729
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 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 20 November 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 +2 439 £60,000 - 65
South East -4 189 £45,000 +5.96% 32
North of England -10 175 £37,500 -11.76% 54
Yorkshire +62 99 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Midlands -24 71 £45,000 - 15
North West -46 70 £37,500 -25.00% 33
South West -16 64 £49,000 +15.29% 23
East of England +44 63 £37,500 - 29
East Midlands -13 41 £52,500 +5.00% 4
West Midlands +1 29 £45,000 +8.43% 11
North East -3 6 £50,000 +29.03% 4
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 669 (66.90%) Test Automation
2 612 (61.20%) Agile Software Development
3 427 (42.70%) Selenium
4 401 (40.10%) QA
5 354 (35.40%) Java
6 337 (33.70%) Non-Functional Testing
7 288 (28.80%) C#
8 251 (25.10%) SQL
9 234 (23.40%) Scrum
10 232 (23.20%) BDD
11 227 (22.70%) JavaScript
12 225 (22.50%) Finance
12 225 (22.50%) JIRA
13 186 (18.60%) Software Testing
14 178 (17.80%) Test Strategy
15 177 (17.70%) Cucumber
15 177 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
15 177 (17.70%) TDD
16 167 (16.70%) WebDriver
16 167 (16.70%) Jenkins
17 163 (16.30%) Performance Testing
17 163 (16.30%) Regression Testing
18 150 (15.00%) Test Scripting
19 144 (14.40%) ISTQB
20 135 (13.50%) Degree
20 135 (13.50%) SDLC
21 123 (12.30%) Manual Testing
22 119 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
23 118 (11.80%) Waterfall
24 117 (11.70%) Test Management

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
1 104 (10.40%) Confluence
2 17 (1.70%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.00%) CMS
4 7 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (0.70%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.40%) Apache
5 4 (0.40%) IIS
6 3 (0.30%) Drupal
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.20%) Mendix
7 2 (0.20%) nginx
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.20%) SAS
7 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.20%) WordPress
8 1 (0.10%) JBoss
8 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.50%) Fireworks
3 5 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.90%) Misys Midas
3 6 (0.60%) Demantra
3 6 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.60%) Oracle ASCP
4 5 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (0.50%) Oracle SCM
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.20%) Global One
7 2 (0.20%) Magento
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
7 2 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.90%) GitHub
4 17 (1.70%) Office 365
5 16 (1.60%) Serverless
6 14 (1.40%) G Suite
7 13 (1.30%) BlazeMeter
7 13 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (1.20%) BrowserStack
9 9 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (0.90%) npm
10 8 (0.80%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.80%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.80%) SaaS
11 7 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.40%) Amazon Alexa
13 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.30%) Dialogflow
14 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.60%) HTTP
2 10 (1.00%) Internet
3 6 (0.60%) SSL
4 4 (0.40%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.40%) FTP
4 4 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (0.40%) OpenVPN
5 3 (0.30%) ATM
5 3 (0.30%) Broadband
5 3 (0.30%) DNS
5 3 (0.30%) IPsec
5 3 (0.30%) IPv4
5 3 (0.30%) IPv6
5 3 (0.30%) Network Security
5 3 (0.30%) SNMP
5 3 (0.30%) SSH
5 3 (0.30%) VLAN
5 3 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.20%) SMS
6 2 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.60%) MySQL
3 36 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 34 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (2.60%) Blockchain
6 25 (2.50%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.40%) Big Data
9 13 (1.30%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.80%) MS Access
12 8 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.70%) KDB
13 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 427 (42.70%) Selenium
2 225 (22.50%) JIRA
3 177 (17.70%) Cucumber
4 167 (16.70%) Jenkins
4 167 (16.70%) WebDriver
5 115 (11.50%) Git (software)
6 112 (11.20%) SoapUI
7 111 (11.10%) JMeter
8 85 (8.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 75 (7.50%) SpecFlow
10 62 (6.20%) HP UFT
10 62 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 57 (5.70%) Appium
12 53 (5.30%) Visual Studio
13 49 (4.90%) JBehave
13 49 (4.90%) JUnit
14 45 (4.50%) Maven
15 40 (4.00%) Zephyr
16 29 (2.90%) GitLab
17 28 (2.80%) Calabash
General
1 225 (22.50%) Finance
2 60 (6.00%) Banking
3 46 (4.60%) Retail
4 30 (3.00%) Marketing
5 19 (1.90%) Games
5 19 (1.90%) Law
6 17 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.00%) Automotive
8 10 (1.00%) General Ledger
9 9 (0.90%) Electronics
9 9 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.70%) Billing
10 7 (0.70%) Front Office
10 7 (0.70%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.40%) Advertising
11 4 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.30%) Back Office
12 3 (0.30%) Legal
12 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 286 (28.60%) Analyst
2 203 (20.30%) Test Analyst
3 175 (17.50%) Tester
4 171 (17.10%) Developer
5 96 (9.60%) Automation Tester
5 96 (9.60%) Test Engineer
6 86 (8.60%) QA Engineer
7 79 (7.90%) Test Leader
8 67 (6.70%) Test Automation Engineer
9 57 (5.70%) Software Tester
10 53 (5.30%) Developer in Test
11 50 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
12 46 (4.60%) QA Analyst
13 45 (4.50%) Software Developer
14 44 (4.40%) Automation Test Analyst
15 42 (4.20%) QA Tester
16 41 (4.10%) Test Manager
17 37 (3.70%) QA Automation Tester
18 32 (3.20%) Architect
18 32 (3.20%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (11.50%) HTML
1 115 (11.50%) Web Services
2 105 (10.50%) .NET
3 95 (9.50%) CSS
4 91 (9.10%) SOAP
5 80 (8.00%) RESTful
6 77 (7.70%) Gherkin
7 73 (7.30%) XML
8 63 (6.30%) AngularJS
9 62 (6.20%) REST
10 46 (4.60%) JSON
11 43 (4.30%) Node.js
12 42 (4.20%) HTML5
13 29 (2.90%) React
14 28 (2.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 27 (2.70%) Behat
16 25 (2.50%) jQuery
17 22 (2.20%) Sass
18 20 (2.00%) Spring
19 17 (1.70%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.90%) User Experience
2 84 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.50%) Mobile App
4 46 (4.60%) Computer Science
5 38 (3.80%) Fintech
5 38 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.90%) Virtual Team
8 17 (1.70%) Bitcoin
8 17 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.30%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.10%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.00%) NHS
12 9 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
12 9 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.90%) Clustering
12 9 (0.90%) SWIFT
13 8 (0.80%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 75 (7.50%) Linux
2 52 (5.20%) Windows
3 20 (2.00%) Unix
4 16 (1.60%) Android
4 16 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.60%) Mac OS X
5 6 (0.60%) VMS
6 4 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.20%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.10%) CentOS
9 1 (0.10%) Solaris
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (66.90%) Test Automation
2 612 (61.20%) Agile Software Development
3 337 (33.70%) Non-Functional Testing
4 234 (23.40%) Scrum
5 232 (23.20%) BDD
6 186 (18.60%) Software Testing
7 178 (17.80%) Test Strategy
8 177 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
8 177 (17.70%) TDD
9 163 (16.30%) Performance Testing
9 163 (16.30%) Regression Testing
10 150 (15.00%) Test Scripting
11 135 (13.50%) SDLC
12 123 (12.30%) Manual Testing
13 119 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 118 (11.80%) Waterfall
15 117 (11.70%) Test Management
16 114 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
17 106 (10.60%) Integration Testing
18 101 (10.10%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 354 (35.40%) Java
2 288 (28.80%) C#
3 251 (25.10%) SQL
4 227 (22.70%) JavaScript
5 117 (11.70%) Python
6 46 (4.60%) Ruby
7 40 (4.00%) C++
8 38 (3.80%) C
9 33 (3.30%) Groovy
10 18 (1.80%) ES6
10 18 (1.80%) PHP
10 18 (1.80%) PowerShell
11 17 (1.70%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.20%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.00%) Go
14 10 (1.00%) TypeScript
15 8 (0.80%) XPath
16 7 (0.70%) Java 8
16 7 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 144 (14.40%) ISTQB
2 135 (13.50%) Degree
3 89 (8.90%) ISEB
4 59 (5.90%) Security Cleared
5 47 (4.70%) SC Cleared
6 42 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (1.80%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.80%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.60%) CEH
10 6 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.50%) MCSA
11 5 (0.50%) MCSE
11 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.20%) HNC
13 2 (0.20%) ICAEW
13 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 401 (40.10%) QA
2 12 (1.20%) SLA
3 9 (0.90%) ISO 20022
3 9 (0.90%) ISO 8583
4 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.40%) SEPA
6 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.20%) MISRA
7 2 (0.20%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.10%) GAAP
8 1 (0.10%) GDPR
8 1 (0.10%) MiFID
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (3.00%) Docker
2 9 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.60%) Oracle Clusterware
4 6 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.40%) Firmware
6 4 (0.40%) Squid
7 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.10%) HDFS
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 40 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (2.50%) HP ALM
3 10 (1.00%) Ansible
4 8 (0.80%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.50%) Puppet
6 4 (0.40%) HP Fortify
6 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.40%) Terraform
7 2 (0.20%) SCCM
7 2 (0.20%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.10%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.10%) Consul
8 1 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.10%) Kibana
8 1 (0.10%) logstash
8 1 (0.10%) Oozie
8 1 (0.10%) OpenView
8 1 (0.10%) Packer
8 1 (0.10%) SCOM
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 84 (8.40%) Oracle
2 83 (8.30%) Microsoft
3 54 (5.40%) HP
4 45 (4.50%) SAP
5 41 (4.10%) Google
6 24 (2.40%) TIBCO
7 11 (1.10%) IBM
8 10 (1.00%) Atlassian
9 9 (0.90%) AppDynamics
9 9 (0.90%) Dynatrace
9 9 (0.90%) FIS
9 9 (0.90%) New Relic
10 8 (0.80%) WorldPay
10 8 (0.80%) Xamarin
11 7 (0.70%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.70%) VMware
12 6 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.50%) Splunk
14 4 (0.40%) Cisco
14 4 (0.40%) Workday