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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 174 144 135
Rank change year-on-year -30 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 25 38 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.64% 1.13% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.25% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 14 35 35
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £60,000 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3557 3032 3291
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.56% 89.89% 88.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2999 2504 2714
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Cheadle - 5 £40,000 -
Salford -11 1 - -
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
3 17 (36.17%) Finance
4 16 (34.04%) Process Improvement
5 15 (31.91%) QA
6 14 (29.79%) Oracle
6 14 (29.79%) Oracle Reports
6 14 (29.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 13 (27.66%) Degree
8 12 (25.53%) Selenium
8 12 (25.53%) SQL
9 11 (23.40%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (23.40%) Test Automation
9 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
10 10 (21.28%) SDLC
10 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
10 10 (21.28%) JIRA
10 10 (21.28%) Scrum
10 10 (21.28%) ISEB
11 9 (19.15%) Java
11 9 (19.15%) Defect Management
11 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
12 8 (17.02%) Demantra
12 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
12 8 (17.02%) PL/SQL
12 8 (17.02%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (17.02%) HP UFT
12 8 (17.02%) SQLPlus
12 8 (17.02%) Oracle ASCP
12 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related 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 5 (10.64%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
3 1 (2.13%) nginx
3 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (17.02%) Demantra
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle ASCP
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
2 8 (17.02%) SQLPlus
3 3 (6.38%) MySQL
4 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.26%) Power BI
4 2 (4.26%) PowerPivot
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.13%) MS Access
5 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Selenium
2 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
3 10 (21.28%) JIRA
4 8 (17.02%) HP UFT
4 8 (17.02%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (14.89%) FitNesse
6 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
8 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Legal
3 3 (6.38%) General Ledger
3 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Tester
2 18 (38.30%) Analyst
3 13 (27.66%) Software Tester
4 12 (25.53%) Oracle Analyst
5 11 (23.40%) Automation Tester
5 11 (23.40%) QA Tester
6 8 (17.02%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (14.89%) QA Automation Tester
7 7 (14.89%) Senior Oracle Analyst
7 7 (14.89%) Senior Tester
7 7 (14.89%) Software QA Tester
7 7 (14.89%) Test Manager
8 6 (12.77%) Functional Analyst
8 6 (12.77%) Senior Software Tester
9 5 (10.64%) Oracle Support Analyst
9 5 (10.64%) QA Analyst
9 5 (10.64%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (10.64%) Support Analyst
9 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
10 4 (8.51%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) Web Services
2 4 (8.51%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) Ajax
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) jQuery
3 1 (2.13%) JSON
3 1 (2.13%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.13%) LESS
3 1 (2.13%) Sass
3 1 (2.13%) Twig
3 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
3 16 (34.04%) Process Improvement
4 14 (29.79%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (23.40%) Test Automation
6 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
6 10 (21.28%) Scrum
6 10 (21.28%) SDLC
7 9 (19.15%) Defect Management
7 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
8 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
9 7 (14.89%) RAD
9 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.77%) Case Management
10 6 (12.77%) ERP
10 6 (12.77%) V-Model
10 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 9 (19.15%) Java
3 8 (17.02%) PL/SQL
4 7 (14.89%) C#
5 2 (4.26%) C
5 2 (4.26%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) Perl
5 2 (4.26%) Python
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby
5 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Degree
2 10 (21.28%) ISEB
3 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SDET
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) IDERA
3 2 (4.26%) RedGate
3 2 (4.26%) Tableau
4 1 (2.13%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago