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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 176 183
Rank change year-on-year -33 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 38 64 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 1.11% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.27% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 26 60 57
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £41,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  

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 5547 5046 5851
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.28% 87.91% 88.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4623 4195 4701
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -33 28 £40,000 -13.51% 2
Cheshire -10 6 £34,000 +21.42% 2
Lancashire -10 4 £45,500 +21.33%
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 48 (67.61%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.07%) Test Scripting
3 25 (35.21%) QA
4 24 (33.80%) Finance
5 20 (28.17%) SQL
6 19 (26.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 17 (23.94%) Process Improvement
7 17 (23.94%) Selenium
8 16 (22.54%) Test Strategy
8 16 (22.54%) Waterfall
8 16 (22.54%) Oracle
9 15 (21.13%) Degree
9 15 (21.13%) ISEB
10 14 (19.72%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (19.72%) JIRA
10 14 (19.72%) Automated Testing
11 13 (18.31%) Manual Testing
11 13 (18.31%) V-Model
12 12 (16.90%) Test Automation
12 12 (16.90%) Cucumber
12 12 (16.90%) SDLC
12 12 (16.90%) Scrum
12 12 (16.90%) Java
13 11 (15.49%) Oracle EBS
13 11 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
15 9 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (12.68%) Defect Management
16 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database
16 8 (11.27%) Integration 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 (7.04%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.41%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) nginx
3 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (11.27%) Demantra
2 8 (11.27%) Oracle ASCP
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.72%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database
2 8 (11.27%) SQLPlus
3 3 (4.23%) MySQL
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.82%) Power BI
4 2 (2.82%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.41%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.41%) MS Access
5 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Selenium
2 14 (19.72%) JIRA
3 12 (16.90%) Cucumber
4 8 (11.27%) HP UFT
4 8 (11.27%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (9.86%) FitNesse
6 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.23%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.41%) Redmine
8 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Legal
3 6 (8.45%) Marketing
4 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.23%) Advertising
5 3 (4.23%) General Ledger
5 3 (4.23%) Retail
6 2 (2.82%) Electronics
6 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (40.85%) Analyst
2 27 (38.03%) Tester
3 16 (22.54%) Software Tester
4 14 (19.72%) Test Analyst
5 13 (18.31%) QA Tester
6 12 (16.90%) Oracle Analyst
6 12 (16.90%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (15.49%) Automation Tester
7 11 (15.49%) Consultant
7 11 (15.49%) Test Consultant
8 9 (12.68%) QA Analyst
8 9 (12.68%) Test Manager
9 8 (11.27%) QA Test Analyst
9 8 (11.27%) Software QA Tester
10 7 (9.86%) QA Automation Tester
10 7 (9.86%) Senior Oracle Analyst
10 7 (9.86%) Senior Tester
11 6 (8.45%) Functional Analyst
11 6 (8.45%) Senior Consultant
11 6 (8.45%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) Web Services
2 5 (7.04%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) CSS
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.41%) Ajax
4 1 (1.41%) jQuery
4 1 (1.41%) JSON
4 1 (1.41%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.41%) LESS
4 1 (1.41%) Sass
4 1 (1.41%) Twig
4 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.63%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) iPad
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Android
2 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.41%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (67.61%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.07%) Test Scripting
3 19 (26.76%) Non-Functional Testing
4 17 (23.94%) Process Improvement
5 16 (22.54%) Test Strategy
5 16 (22.54%) Waterfall
6 14 (19.72%) Automated Testing
7 13 (18.31%) Manual Testing
7 13 (18.31%) V-Model
8 12 (16.90%) Scrum
8 12 (16.90%) SDLC
8 12 (16.90%) Test Automation
9 11 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
11 9 (12.68%) Defect Management
11 9 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (11.27%) Integration Testing
13 7 (9.86%) Automation Testing
13 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
13 7 (9.86%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) SQL
2 12 (16.90%) Java
3 8 (11.27%) C#
3 8 (11.27%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.23%) C
4 3 (4.23%) C++
5 2 (2.82%) Perl
5 2 (2.82%) Python
5 2 (2.82%) Ruby
5 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Degree
1 15 (21.13%) ISEB
2 8 (11.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (35.21%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) SDET
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Oracle
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.82%) IDERA
3 2 (2.82%) RedGate
3 2 (2.82%) SAP
3 2 (2.82%) Tableau
4 1 (1.41%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.41%) HP
4 1 (1.41%) IBM
4 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
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