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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 70 74
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 5 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.78% 1.08% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.21% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 4
Median salary £33,500 £30,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.66% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £33,600
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £33,750 £57,500
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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 558 578 629
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.60% 89.20% 87.00%
Number of salaries quoted 510 491 543
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £61,215 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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
Durham - 3 £33,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear +4 2 £36,750 +22.50% 2
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 11 (91.67%) QA
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (75.00%) Java
4 7 (58.33%) Web Services
4 7 (58.33%) User Stories
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
5 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Scrum
6 4 (33.33%) .NET
6 4 (33.33%) Process Improvement
6 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
6 4 (33.33%) SDLC
7 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle
7 3 (25.00%) XML
7 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Selenium
8 2 (16.67%) WPF
8 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
8 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Documentum
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) CTI
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (16.67%) Gatling
2 2 (16.67%) JMeter
2 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (16.67%) Xcode
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (16.67%) iPad
1 2 (16.67%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) User Stories
3 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) ERP
6 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (16.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) Genesys
3 1 (8.33%) Siebel
Darlington, County Durham
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago