Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 274 201
Rank change year-on-year +23 -73 +40
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 123 79 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.97% 0.65% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.73% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 94 64 135
North West median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% - +4.90%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £26,550
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £51,900
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11419 10882 11768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.61% 89.31% 89.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9066 9106 9656
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in the North West

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in the North West

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in the North West

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
Manchester -23 50 £48,750 +21.88% 5
Merseyside +51 41 £50,000 - 3
Cheshire -13 20 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Lancashire +10 12 £30,500 -28.24% 2
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 West region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 82 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (47.15%) CSS
3 55 (44.72%) Finance
4 54 (43.90%) HTML
5 53 (43.09%) JavaScript
6 51 (41.46%) Selenium
7 48 (39.02%) SOAP
8 45 (36.59%) REST
9 41 (33.33%) MVC
10 39 (31.71%) TDD
11 38 (30.89%) Software Engineering
11 38 (30.89%) WebDriver
12 37 (30.08%) MySQL
13 36 (29.27%) Test Automation
13 36 (29.27%) Banking
14 35 (28.46%) PHP
15 34 (27.64%) Zend
15 34 (27.64%) CakePHP
15 34 (27.64%) CSS3
15 34 (27.64%) Laravel
15 34 (27.64%) HTML5
15 34 (27.64%) Selenium IDE
15 34 (27.64%) API Development
16 27 (21.95%) Degree
17 26 (21.14%) .NET
18 25 (20.33%) SQL
19 24 (19.51%) QA
20 22 (17.89%) Test Scripting
20 22 (17.89%) React
21 20 (16.26%) Non-Functional Testing

Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.07%) JBoss
1 5 (4.07%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (3.25%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.81%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) SaaS
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.63%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.81%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.45%) Internet
2 4 (3.25%) Broadband
3 3 (2.44%) WebEx
4 2 (1.63%) SSH
5 1 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (30.08%) MySQL
2 14 (11.38%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.88%) Power BI
4 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.44%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.63%) Big Data
7 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.63%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.63%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.81%) Redis
8 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (41.46%) Selenium
2 38 (30.89%) WebDriver
3 34 (27.64%) Selenium IDE
4 18 (14.63%) JIRA
5 17 (13.82%) Git (software)
6 11 (8.94%) SoapUI
7 9 (7.32%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.07%) gulp
8 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (4.07%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (3.25%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.44%) Artifactory
10 3 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.44%) Babel
10 3 (2.44%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (2.44%) Ranorex
10 3 (2.44%) webpack
11 2 (1.63%) FitNesse
General
1 55 (44.72%) Finance
2 36 (29.27%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) Retail
3 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.44%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.44%) Russian Language
5 2 (1.63%) Electronics
5 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Law
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (49.59%) Developer
2 34 (27.64%) MySQL Developer
2 34 (27.64%) PHP Developer
2 34 (27.64%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 25 (20.33%) Agile Developer
3 25 (20.33%) Analyst
4 18 (14.63%) Test Analyst
5 13 (10.57%) Tester
6 12 (9.76%) Lead Developer
7 11 (8.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 11 (8.94%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (7.32%) Automation Tester
8 9 (7.32%) Lead PHP Developer
9 6 (4.88%) QA Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.07%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.07%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Software Tester
10 5 (4.07%) Technical Leader
10 5 (4.07%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (47.15%) CSS
2 54 (43.90%) HTML
3 48 (39.02%) SOAP
4 45 (36.59%) REST
5 34 (27.64%) CakePHP
5 34 (27.64%) CSS3
5 34 (27.64%) HTML5
5 34 (27.64%) Laravel
6 26 (21.14%) .NET
7 22 (17.89%) React
8 18 (14.63%) Web Services
9 17 (13.82%) Sass
10 10 (8.13%) Node.js
11 9 (7.32%) AngularJS
12 6 (4.88%) ASP.NET
13 5 (4.07%) J2EE
13 5 (4.07%) XML
14 4 (3.25%) Ajax
14 4 (3.25%) Hibernate
14 4 (3.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) RIA
2 11 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.32%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (4.07%) Clustering
5 5 (4.07%) W3C
6 2 (1.63%) CMDB
6 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Animation
7 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.32%) Windows
2 5 (4.07%) Linux
3 4 (3.25%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.44%) Android
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (33.33%) MVC
3 39 (31.71%) TDD
4 38 (30.89%) Software Engineering
5 36 (29.27%) Test Automation
6 34 (27.64%) API Development
7 22 (17.89%) Test Scripting
8 20 (16.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 20 (16.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (15.45%) Front End Development
10 12 (9.76%) Regression Testing
11 10 (8.13%) ITIL
12 9 (7.32%) OO
12 9 (7.32%) Scenario Testing
13 8 (6.50%) Business Analysis
13 8 (6.50%) Incident Management
13 8 (6.50%) SDLC
13 8 (6.50%) Test Strategy
14 7 (5.69%) BDD
14 7 (5.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (43.09%) JavaScript
2 35 (28.46%) PHP
3 25 (20.33%) SQL
4 18 (14.63%) Java
5 17 (13.82%) C#
6 13 (10.57%) ES6
7 7 (5.69%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.44%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.44%) Ruby
9 2 (1.63%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.81%) C
10 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (21.95%) Degree
2 12 (9.76%) ISEB
2 12 (9.76%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.63%) HND
7 1 (0.81%) HNC
7 1 (0.81%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.81%) MCPD
7 1 (0.81%) MCTS
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.51%) QA
2 7 (5.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (1.63%) Kibana
2 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (27.64%) Zend
2 10 (8.13%) Oracle
3 5 (4.07%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.44%) Citrix
5 2 (1.63%) Capita
6 1 (0.81%) EMC
6 1 (0.81%) iManage
6 1 (0.81%) LexisNexis