Period
to 20 June 2018

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

Functional Testing
England > North East
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 89 107
Rank change year-on-year -27 +18 +7
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 8 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.47% 1.40% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 1.55% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 9
North East median annual salary £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.99% +11.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £28,375 £27,050 £27,500
90th Percentile £46,625 £40,125 £39,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +10.47% -1.15% +1.33%

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,537 1,099 1,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.22% 90.68% 87.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,278 986 1,094
North East median annual salary £40,000 £36,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.84% -2.00% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £23,325
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in the North East

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in the North East

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the North East over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in the North East

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the North East region over the 6 months to 20 June 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
Tyne and Wear -31 7 £32,500 -3.70%
Northumberland - 1 £42,500 - 1
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 North East region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (75.00%) SDLC
3 5 (62.50%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (25.00%) User Stories
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 1 (12.50%) JMeter
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
6 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (12.50%) C
6 1 (12.50%) C++

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) MSTest
3 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
3 1 (12.50%) RIATest
3 1 (12.50%) Robot Framework
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Software Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Software Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Software Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
3 2 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) React
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (75.00%) SDLC
2 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (62.50%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) User Stories
6 1 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) Component Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
1 1 (12.50%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft