The median annual salary for a Functional Tester was - in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Tester
England / North West
Rank - 237 259
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.018% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.018% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Median salary - £47,500 £25,898
Median salary % change year-on-year - +83.41%  
UK excluding London median salary £27,500 £35,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year -21.42% +2.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5942 5517 6390
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.73% 97.04% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4951 4631 5150
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Functional Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Functional Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Tester in the North West

Functional Tester
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Functional Tester in the North West

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Functional Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Functional Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Jasmine

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA