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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 166 205
Rank change year-on-year -38 +39  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 65 62 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.95% 1.10% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.25% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 45 51 48
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6144 4965 5737
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.01% 88.17% 89.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4975 4193 4673
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,050
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 West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 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
Manchester -50 31 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Merseyside - 15 £50,000 - 2
Cheshire -22 14 £34,000 +13.33% 3
Lancashire +9 5 £24,500 -38.75% 2
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 74 (74.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (36.36%) Finance
3 27 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 26 (26.26%) Test Scripting
4 26 (26.26%) SQL
5 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
6 23 (23.23%) QA
6 23 (23.23%) Selenium
6 23 (23.23%) Non-Functional Testing
7 21 (21.21%) HTML
7 21 (21.21%) CSS
8 18 (18.18%) SOAP
8 18 (18.18%) Java
8 18 (18.18%) TDD
8 18 (18.18%) Degree
9 17 (17.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (17.17%) REST
9 17 (17.17%) C#
10 15 (15.15%) ISEB
10 15 (15.15%) PHP
10 15 (15.15%) MySQL
10 15 (15.15%) WebDriver
11 14 (14.14%) Process Improvement
11 14 (14.14%) Test Strategy
11 14 (14.14%) Banking
11 14 (14.14%) Software Engineering
11 14 (14.14%) MVC
11 14 (14.14%) Mentoring
12 13 (13.13%) API Development
12 13 (13.13%) HTML5

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 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.03%) Confluence
4 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.01%) CMS
4 1 (1.01%) Mule
4 1 (1.01%) nginx
4 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.01%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (8.08%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (5.05%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (5.05%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (1.01%) Demantra
6 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) SaaS
2 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) Internet
1 3 (3.03%) WebEx
2 2 (2.02%) HTTP
2 2 (2.02%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.15%) MySQL
2 9 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (6.06%) SQLPlus
4 5 (5.05%) Power BI
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.02%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.01%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (23.23%) Selenium
2 15 (15.15%) WebDriver
3 12 (12.12%) Selenium IDE
4 11 (11.11%) JIRA
5 9 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 6 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (5.05%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.05%) gulp
7 5 (5.05%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.04%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.03%) Babel
9 3 (3.03%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.03%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.03%) Vagrant
9 3 (3.03%) webpack
10 2 (2.02%) Grunt
10 2 (2.02%) JMeter
10 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.01%) Hudson
11 1 (1.01%) NUnit
General
1 36 (36.36%) Finance
2 14 (14.14%) Banking
3 6 (6.06%) Advertising
3 6 (6.06%) Legal
4 5 (5.05%) General Ledger
5 3 (3.03%) Retail
6 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.02%) Marketing
7 1 (1.01%) Electronics
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (30.30%) Analyst
2 22 (22.22%) Developer
2 22 (22.22%) Tester
3 16 (16.16%) Test Analyst
4 14 (14.14%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (13.13%) PHP Developer
5 13 (13.13%) Software Tester
6 12 (12.12%) MySQL Developer
6 12 (12.12%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 9 (9.09%) Lead Developer
7 9 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
7 9 (9.09%) QA Tester
8 8 (8.08%) Senior Tester
8 8 (8.08%) Test Leader
8 8 (8.08%) Test Manager
9 7 (7.07%) Automation Tester
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Oracle Analyst
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (6.06%) Lead PHP Developer
10 6 (6.06%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.21%) CSS
1 21 (21.21%) HTML
2 18 (18.18%) SOAP
3 17 (17.17%) REST
4 13 (13.13%) HTML5
5 12 (12.12%) CakePHP
5 12 (12.12%) CSS3
5 12 (12.12%) Laravel
6 9 (9.09%) Web Services
7 7 (7.07%) Node.js
7 7 (7.07%) React
8 6 (6.06%) .NET
8 6 (6.06%) AngularJS
9 5 (5.05%) Sass
10 4 (4.04%) XML
11 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET
11 3 (3.03%) JSON
12 2 (2.02%) Ajax
13 1 (1.01%) JPA
13 1 (1.01%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.07%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.05%) W3C
5 3 (3.03%) Clustering
5 3 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.02%) CMDB
6 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.01%) Animation
7 1 (1.01%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.07%) Windows
2 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.03%) Android
3 3 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (74.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 26 (26.26%) Test Scripting
4 23 (23.23%) Non-Functional Testing
5 18 (18.18%) TDD
6 17 (17.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (14.14%) Mentoring
7 14 (14.14%) MVC
7 14 (14.14%) Process Improvement
7 14 (14.14%) Software Engineering
7 14 (14.14%) Test Strategy
8 13 (13.13%) API Development
9 12 (12.12%) Unit Testing
10 11 (11.11%) Waterfall
11 10 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (9.09%) Scrum
12 9 (9.09%) SDLC
13 8 (8.08%) Business Analysis
13 8 (8.08%) Scenario Testing
13 8 (8.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.26%) SQL
2 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 18 (18.18%) Java
4 17 (17.17%) C#
5 15 (15.15%) PHP
6 6 (6.06%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.06%) Ruby
7 5 (5.05%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.02%) Scala
8 2 (2.02%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.01%) Groovy
9 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.01%) Python
9 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (18.18%) Degree
2 15 (15.15%) ISEB
3 9 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (8.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (23.23%) QA
2 6 (6.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.01%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (12.12%) Zend
2 9 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.03%) Citrix
5 2 (2.02%) IDERA
5 2 (2.02%) RedGate
5 2 (2.02%) Tableau
6 1 (1.01%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.01%) HP
6 1 (1.01%) IBM
6 1 (1.01%) Sitecore
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