Period
to 25 September 2017

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

Functional Testing
England > North East
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 107 116
Rank change year-on-year +20 +9 -27
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 16 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.38% 0.73% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 0.85% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 6
North East median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -23.86%
10th Percentile £31,700 £27,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £43,625 £33,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1012 1287 1340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.32% 85.80% 86.73%
Number of salaries quoted 852 1129 1122
North East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £23,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £63,350 £55,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 25 September 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 6 months to 25 September 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
Tyne and Wear +30 13 £35,000 +9.80%
Durham -7 3 £33,500 +11.67%
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (68.75%) Regression Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (37.50%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle
4 6 (37.50%) Cognizant
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Banking
5 5 (31.25%) QA
5 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) HTML5 Canvas
7 3 (18.75%) User Stories
7 3 (18.75%) HTML5
7 3 (18.75%) System Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Selenium
7 3 (18.75%) HTML
7 3 (18.75%) CSS
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) MySQL
7 3 (18.75%) Apache Cordova
7 3 (18.75%) SDLC
7 3 (18.75%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (12.50%) REST
8 2 (12.50%) Service Design

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SMS
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Ranorex
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Functional Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Functional Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) QA Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Lead Developer
5 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) Apache Cordova
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) HTML5
2 3 (18.75%) HTML5 Canvas
3 2 (12.50%) JSON
3 2 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) XML Messaging
4 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Regression Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) System Testing
5 3 (18.75%) User Stories
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) ERP
6 2 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Service Design
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Usability Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cognizant
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft