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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England / North East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 81 86
Rank change year-on-year +24 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 13 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.32% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 0.59% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 3
Median salary £35,000 £31,875 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.80% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £48,625 £32,400
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,875
% change year-on-year - -2.14%  

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 514 673 657
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 91.79% 85.08% 84.34%
Number of salaries quoted 451 598 542
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 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 25 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
Tyne and Wear +26 10 £35,000 +9.80% 4
Durham - 3 £33,500 - 1
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North East region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
2 12 (63.16%) Regression Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (52.63%) QA
4 10 (52.63%) Java
5 9 (47.37%) Web Services
6 8 (42.11%) User Stories
7 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
7 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Finance
8 6 (31.58%) Oracle
9 5 (26.32%) SQL
9 5 (26.32%) Project Management
9 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
9 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
9 5 (26.32%) SDLC
10 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Banking
10 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (21.05%) Linux
10 4 (21.05%) Cognizant
10 4 (21.05%) ERP
11 3 (15.79%) Validation
11 3 (15.79%) Selenium
11 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
11 3 (15.79%) System Testing
11 3 (15.79%) Service Design
11 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
12 2 (10.53%) HTML5 Canvas

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 (5.26%) Documentum
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) CTI
2 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Ranorex
2 2 (10.53%) Xcode
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Tester
3 5 (26.32%) QA Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5 Canvas
2 2 (10.53%) JSON
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) WPF
2 2 (10.53%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) XML Messaging
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (10.53%) iPad
1 2 (10.53%) iPhone
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
2 12 (63.16%) Regression Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (42.11%) User Stories
5 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
5 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
6 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Project Management
6 5 (26.32%) SDLC
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (21.05%) ERP
7 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Service Design
8 3 (15.79%) System Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.79%) Validation
9 2 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Cognizant
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) CA
3 1 (5.26%) Genesys
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Siebel
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyne and Wear
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Health care, Life cover
Posted: 4 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Darlington
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago