Period
to 20 November 2017

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

Functional Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 235 154
Rank change year-on-year -4 -81 +38
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 56 53 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.70% 0.72% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.79% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 39 43 108
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £60,250 £59,250 £52,500
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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7244 6711 6781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.07% 91.13% 91.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5997 5750 5623
Manchester median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £60,000
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 Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Manchester

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in Manchester

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in Manchester

Functional Testing
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 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
Salford - 8 £37,500 -
Stockport - 2 £37,500 -
Cheadle - 2 £24,750 -
Oldham - 1 - -
Functional Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) CSS
3 23 (41.07%) React
4 21 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 20 (35.71%) HTML
5 20 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 20 (35.71%) Degree
6 19 (33.93%) Front End Development
7 17 (30.36%) Git (software)
7 17 (30.36%) Sass
7 17 (30.36%) Java
8 16 (28.57%) .NET
9 13 (23.21%) Internet
9 13 (23.21%) RIA
9 13 (23.21%) ES6
10 12 (21.43%) Web Services
11 11 (19.64%) Non-Functional Testing
12 10 (17.86%) Node.js
12 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
12 10 (17.86%) Oracle
13 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
13 9 (16.07%) Selenium
13 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
14 8 (14.29%) C#
14 8 (14.29%) J2EE
14 8 (14.29%) OO
14 8 (14.29%) JBoss
15 7 (12.50%) Broadband
15 7 (12.50%) JSP
15 7 (12.50%) Telecoms

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 8 (14.29%) JBoss
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.79%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.36%) Google Play
2 3 (5.36%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) Internet
2 7 (12.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) MySQL
3 2 (3.57%) Big Data
3 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.57%) Power BI
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.07%) Selenium
3 6 (10.71%) gulp
4 5 (8.93%) JIRA
5 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 4 (7.14%) webpack
6 3 (5.36%) Artifactory
6 3 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.36%) Babel
6 3 (5.36%) CocoaPods
6 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.57%) Grunt
7 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.93%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) Finance
4 2 (3.57%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.79%) Automotive
5 1 (1.79%) Law
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (55.36%) Developer
2 12 (21.43%) JavaScript Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Test Manager
6 5 (8.93%) Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Tester
7 4 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Lead Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.36%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.36%) iOS Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Junior
8 3 (5.36%) Objective-C Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Principal Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Principal Software Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.86%) CSS
2 23 (41.07%) React
3 20 (35.71%) HTML
4 17 (30.36%) Sass
5 16 (28.57%) .NET
6 12 (21.43%) Web Services
7 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
7 10 (17.86%) Node.js
8 8 (14.29%) J2EE
9 7 (12.50%) Ajax
9 7 (12.50%) Hibernate
9 7 (12.50%) JSP
10 3 (5.36%) NativeScript
10 3 (5.36%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (5.36%) REST
10 3 (5.36%) Spring
11 2 (3.57%) Angular 2
12 1 (1.79%) Express
12 1 (1.79%) HTML5
12 1 (1.79%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) RIA
2 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (8.93%) W3C
5 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.79%) Animation
6 1 (1.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.36%) Android
2 3 (5.36%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 19 (33.93%) Front End Development
4 11 (19.64%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
6 8 (14.29%) OO
7 7 (12.50%) Service Management
7 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 7 (12.50%) Workflow
8 6 (10.71%) DevOps
8 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
9 5 (8.93%) BDD
9 5 (8.93%) Functional Programming
9 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.93%) SDLC
9 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (7.14%) MVC
10 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 17 (30.36%) Java
3 13 (23.21%) ES6
4 8 (14.29%) C#
5 5 (8.93%) SQL
6 3 (5.36%) Apple Swift
6 3 (5.36%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.57%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.79%) PHP
8 1 (1.79%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (7.14%) ISEB
2 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.36%) HND
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.57%) MCDBA
4 2 (3.57%) MCPD
4 2 (3.57%) MCTS
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.79%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle
2 3 (5.36%) Google
2 3 (5.36%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.57%) Alibaba
3 2 (3.57%) Capita
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) iManage
4 1 (1.79%) LexisNexis