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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 61 70
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 5 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.13% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.48% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 2
Median salary £24,500 £40,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.75% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 380 421 507
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 85.78% 90.73% 87.56%
Number of salaries quoted 322 337 415
Median salary £35,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -3 5 £24,500 -38.75% 1
Functional Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) V-Model
3 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL V2
4 3 (30.00%) High Availability
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Clustering
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (30.00%) SOAP
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) SLA
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE

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 (20.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Power BI
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Test Consultant
1 5 (50.00%) Test Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Lead
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
1 3 (30.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) V-Model
3 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) High Availability
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL V2
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
2 2 (20.00%) QA
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
ROQ
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago