Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 125 126
Rank change year-on-year +29 +1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 24 37 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.68% 1.73% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.89% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 54 16 10
Gloucestershire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £33,575 £26,750 £31,875
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £57,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +11.11%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,284 1,953 1,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 89.85% 91.35% 90.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,040 1,606 1,306
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Gloucestershire

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Gloucestershire.

Salary trend for Functional Testing in Gloucestershire

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in Gloucestershire

Functional Testing
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Cirencester +4 15 £51,250 +34.87%
Gloucester +19 8 £50,000 +25.00%
Cheltenham +3 4 £50,000 -
Functional Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (62.50%) Test Strategy
5 11 (45.83%) Acceptance Criteria
6 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
6 10 (41.67%) ISTQB
6 10 (41.67%) Selenium
6 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Scrum
7 8 (33.33%) ISEB
7 8 (33.33%) QA
7 8 (33.33%) Coaching
8 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
9 6 (25.00%) Test Management
9 6 (25.00%) Agile Testing
9 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
9 6 (25.00%) SQL
10 5 (20.83%) Web Services
10 5 (20.83%) Virtual Team
10 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (20.83%) People Management
11 4 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
11 4 (16.67%) User Stories
11 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
11 4 (16.67%) BDD
11 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Google App Engine
2 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (8.33%) IPsec
1 2 (8.33%) IPv4
1 2 (8.33%) IPv6
1 2 (8.33%) SNMP
1 2 (8.33%) SSH
1 2 (8.33%) SSL
1 2 (8.33%) VLAN
1 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
3 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (16.67%) JMeter
3 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 4 (16.67%) NUnit
3 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 4 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (12.50%) GitLab
4 3 (12.50%) Gradle
4 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.50%) Maven
5 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 5 (20.83%) Programme Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Programme Test Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Test Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Test Programme Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test and Validation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Validation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (62.50%) Test Strategy
4 15 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (45.83%) Acceptance Criteria
6 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
6 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
7 8 (33.33%) Coaching
7 8 (33.33%) Scrum
8 6 (25.00%) Agile Testing
8 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 6 (25.00%) Test Management
9 5 (20.83%) People Management
9 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (16.67%) BDD
10 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 4 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
10 4 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) C
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 8 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco
1 2 (8.33%) EMC
1 2 (8.33%) Juniper
2 1 (4.17%) Google