Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 440 380 318
Rank change year-on-year -60 -62 +50
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 1,054 1,348 2,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.81% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.90% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 830 1,106 1,675
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,625 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 146,390 149,469 174,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.83% 89.53% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 118,554 124,517 146,231
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,875
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -7 429 £58,500 +14.15% 89
South East -9 208 £45,000 - 34
North of England -79 169 £42,500 +6.25% 51
Midlands -23 118 £42,500 +7.59% 19
North West +50 115 £42,000 +12.00% 23
South West -12 70 £45,000 +28.57% 11
West Midlands -21 68 £37,500 +5.63% 11
East of England -41 61 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Yorkshire -95 53 £42,500 - 26
East Midlands +22 50 £47,500 +15.15% 8
North East -30 1 £40,000 +30.08% 2
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 610 (57.87%) Test Automation
2 558 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 436 (41.37%) QA
4 343 (32.54%) Non-Functional Testing
5 335 (31.78%) Selenium
6 295 (27.99%) Java
7 269 (25.52%) Finance
8 258 (24.48%) Test Scripting
9 256 (24.29%) SQL
10 236 (22.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 229 (21.73%) TDD
12 208 (19.73%) Scrum
13 206 (19.54%) JavaScript
14 179 (16.98%) BDD
15 170 (16.13%) C#
16 168 (15.94%) Degree
17 167 (15.84%) ISTQB
18 160 (15.18%) Regression Testing
18 160 (15.18%) SDLC
19 151 (14.33%) Test Strategy
20 146 (13.85%) Cucumber
21 144 (13.66%) Integration Testing
22 142 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
23 138 (13.09%) WebDriver
24 135 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
25 133 (12.62%) Software Testing
26 132 (12.52%) Scenario Testing
27 130 (12.33%) Web Services
28 129 (12.24%) JIRA
29 128 (12.14%) HTML

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 28 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (1.99%) Confluence
4 13 (1.23%) Apache
5 12 (1.14%) JBoss
6 7 (0.66%) Apache Solr
6 7 (0.66%) nginx
6 7 (0.66%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.57%) CMS
7 6 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.47%) SAS
9 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.28%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.19%) IIS
11 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.38%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.19%) Simulink
7 1 (0.095%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.095%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.095%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (1.14%) Endur
3 8 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.47%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.38%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.38%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.28%) Findur
6 3 (0.28%) Magento
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.19%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.095%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.095%) Minerva
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.095%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.095%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.095%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.095%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 71 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.52%) Google Play
4 13 (1.23%) SaaS
5 11 (1.04%) BlazeMeter
5 11 (1.04%) BrowserStack
6 9 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.85%) GitHub
6 9 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.38%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.28%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.19%) IaaS
10 2 (0.19%) PaaS
11 1 (0.095%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.095%) Office 365
11 1 (0.095%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.42%) Internet
2 12 (1.14%) Broadband
2 12 (1.14%) HTTP
3 9 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (0.57%) VoIP
5 5 (0.47%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.38%) DVB
7 3 (0.28%) ATM
7 3 (0.28%) Firewall
7 3 (0.28%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.19%) AMQP
8 2 (0.19%) FIX Connectivity
8 2 (0.19%) Intranet
8 2 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.19%) SMS
8 2 (0.19%) SSL
8 2 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.19%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.095%) FTP
9 1 (0.095%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (10.25%) MySQL
1 108 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 74 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 54 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (3.42%) NoSQL
6 35 (3.32%) Big Data
7 19 (1.80%) Oracle ODI
8 17 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (1.61%) MongoDB
9 16 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 13 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.14%) JanusGraph
11 12 (1.14%) Neo4j
11 12 (1.14%) Redis
12 11 (1.04%) Blockchain
12 11 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.95%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 335 (31.78%) Selenium
2 146 (13.85%) Cucumber
3 138 (13.09%) WebDriver
4 129 (12.24%) JIRA
5 105 (9.96%) Git (software)
5 105 (9.96%) SoapUI
6 100 (9.49%) Jenkins
7 73 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 63 (5.98%) HP UFT
8 63 (5.98%) JMeter
9 59 (5.60%) SpecFlow
10 58 (5.50%) Subversion
11 53 (5.03%) JUnit
12 49 (4.65%) Maven
13 39 (3.70%) Protractor
14 37 (3.51%) Visual Studio
15 31 (2.94%) LoadRunner
16 27 (2.56%) Appium
17 25 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 25 (2.37%) TeamCity
General
1 269 (25.52%) Finance
2 120 (11.39%) Banking
3 39 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 39 (3.70%) Retail
4 29 (2.75%) Retail Banking
5 20 (1.90%) Marketing
6 17 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.52%) Games
8 15 (1.42%) Law
9 14 (1.33%) Legal
10 12 (1.14%) Polish Language
10 12 (1.14%) Vietnamese Language
11 11 (1.04%) Publishing
12 10 (0.95%) Automotive
13 8 (0.76%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.66%) Electronics
15 5 (0.47%) Advertising
15 5 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.38%) Digital Economy
16 4 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 302 (28.65%) Analyst
2 221 (20.97%) Test Analyst
3 187 (17.74%) Developer
4 179 (16.98%) Tester
5 96 (9.11%) Test Engineer
6 70 (6.64%) QA Analyst
7 57 (5.41%) Automation Tester
7 57 (5.41%) QA Tester
8 56 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
9 54 (5.12%) QA Engineer
10 53 (5.03%) Test Leader
11 50 (4.74%) Senior Test Analyst
12 47 (4.46%) Test Manager
13 43 (4.08%) Software Tester
14 41 (3.89%) Automation Test Analyst
15 39 (3.70%) Java Developer
16 36 (3.42%) Lead Tester
16 36 (3.42%) QA Test Analyst
17 34 (3.23%) Senior Tester
18 33 (3.13%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (12.33%) Web Services
2 128 (12.14%) HTML
3 121 (11.48%) .NET
4 113 (10.72%) CSS
5 107 (10.15%) SOAP
6 64 (6.07%) React
7 60 (5.69%) XML
8 52 (4.93%) AngularJS
9 51 (4.84%) RESTful
10 46 (4.36%) HTML5
11 42 (3.98%) REST
12 37 (3.51%) Spring
13 36 (3.42%) JSON
14 35 (3.32%) Node.js
15 33 (3.13%) jQuery
16 28 (2.66%) WCF
17 25 (2.37%) Gherkin
17 25 (2.37%) LAMP
17 25 (2.37%) Sass
18 23 (2.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 135 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (7.87%) Computer Science
3 82 (7.78%) Mobile App
4 48 (4.55%) User Experience
5 41 (3.89%) Fintech
6 37 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.80%) Virtual Team
9 17 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.23%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.23%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.23%) Photography
10 13 (1.23%) RIA
11 12 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (0.85%) Animation
13 8 (0.76%) Cyberattack
13 8 (0.76%) NHS
14 7 (0.66%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 109 (10.34%) Windows
2 70 (6.64%) Linux
3 59 (5.60%) Unix
4 47 (4.46%) Apple iOS
5 45 (4.27%) Android
6 4 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.19%) Solaris
8 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.095%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (57.87%) Test Automation
2 558 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 343 (32.54%) Non-Functional Testing
4 258 (24.48%) Test Scripting
5 236 (22.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 229 (21.73%) TDD
7 208 (19.73%) Scrum
8 179 (16.98%) BDD
9 160 (15.18%) Regression Testing
9 160 (15.18%) SDLC
10 151 (14.33%) Test Strategy
11 144 (13.66%) Integration Testing
12 142 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
13 133 (12.62%) Software Testing
14 132 (12.52%) Scenario Testing
15 120 (11.39%) Manual Testing
16 104 (9.87%) Mentoring
17 101 (9.58%) Test Management
18 99 (9.39%) Unit Testing
19 96 (9.11%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 295 (27.99%) Java
2 256 (24.29%) SQL
3 206 (19.54%) JavaScript
4 170 (16.13%) C#
5 110 (10.44%) Python
6 60 (5.69%) PHP
7 50 (4.74%) Ruby
8 48 (4.55%) Groovy
9 39 (3.70%) C++
10 36 (3.42%) Scala
11 34 (3.23%) T-SQL
12 32 (3.04%) ES6
13 29 (2.75%) VBScript
14 25 (2.37%) Perl
15 21 (1.99%) C
16 20 (1.90%) Objective-C
17 19 (1.80%) VB.NET
18 18 (1.71%) Go
18 18 (1.71%) VB
19 15 (1.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 168 (15.94%) Degree
2 167 (15.84%) ISTQB
3 119 (11.29%) ISEB
4 57 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 56 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 47 (4.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (3.42%) SC Cleared
8 22 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (1.23%) CEH
9 13 (1.23%) MCSA
9 13 (1.23%) MCSE
10 9 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (0.57%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.28%) HND
13 3 (0.28%) HP AIS
13 3 (0.28%) MCDBA
13 3 (0.28%) MCPD
13 3 (0.28%) MCTS
13 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (41.37%) QA
2 17 (1.61%) GDPR
3 14 (1.33%) ISO 20022
3 14 (1.33%) ISO 8583
4 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.28%) COSO
5 3 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.28%) MiFID
6 1 (0.095%) EMIR
6 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.095%) PMO
6 1 (0.095%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (2.85%) Docker
2 9 (0.85%) KVM
2 9 (0.85%) VirtualBox
3 7 (0.66%) Varnish
4 4 (0.38%) HDFS
4 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.28%) Firmware
6 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.23%) Ansible
4 12 (1.14%) Puppet
5 3 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.28%) Kibana
6 1 (0.095%) logstash
6 1 (0.095%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 105 (9.96%) Microsoft
2 102 (9.68%) Oracle
3 35 (3.32%) HP
4 25 (2.37%) SAP
5 24 (2.28%) Google
6 20 (1.90%) Sophos
7 19 (1.80%) Zend
8 15 (1.42%) Perforce
9 13 (1.23%) Apple
10 12 (1.14%) OpenLink
11 11 (1.04%) Atlassian
11 11 (1.04%) Bloomberg
11 11 (1.04%) IBM
11 11 (1.04%) Reuters
12 8 (0.76%) Capita
13 6 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.57%) Xamarin
14 5 (0.47%) Ariba
14 5 (0.47%) Caplin
14 5 (0.47%) Concur