Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 85 80
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 0
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 12 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.36% 0.33% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 0.37% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 10
Lancashire median annual salary £30,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.24% +21.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £41,250 £26,200
90th Percentile £50,000 £44,950 £40,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +33.33% - +7.14%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 754 811 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.58% 88.34% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 607 727 699
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,450
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,852 £46,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Lancashire

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in Lancashire

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Lancashire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in Lancashire

Functional Testing
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Preston 0 8 £29,000 -31.76%
Poulton-le-Fylde - 3 £32,500 -
Lancaster - 1 £30,500 - 1
Functional Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 11 (91.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Degree
3 8 (66.67%) Finance
3 8 (66.67%) SOAP
3 8 (66.67%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) Clustering
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
5 5 (41.67%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
5 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
5 5 (41.67%) .NET
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
5 5 (41.67%) C#
5 5 (41.67%) PRINCE
5 5 (41.67%) Project Management
5 5 (41.67%) XML
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL
5 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (41.67%) SLA
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL V2
5 5 (41.67%) High Availability
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (41.67%) Power BI

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Power BI
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Technical Leader
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 1 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Coordinator
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Lead
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) SOAP
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (41.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (41.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (41.67%) High Availability
3 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL V2
3 5 (41.67%) PRINCE
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Management
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
7 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) SLA
2 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) EMC
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft