Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 176 181
Rank change year-on-year +77 +5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 52 19 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.22% 0.55% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 0.62% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 48 13 34
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +17.65% -12.17%
10th Percentile £31,000 £42,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £64,500 £61,250
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1989 3069 3981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.07% 88.14% 86.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1597 2248 3106
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -2.04%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,350 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Reading

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in Reading

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Reading over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Reading region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 44 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 33 (63.46%) QA
3 32 (61.54%) Java
4 31 (59.62%) LoadRunner
4 31 (59.62%) ISTQB
4 31 (59.62%) Degree
4 31 (59.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (55.77%) Test Scripting
5 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (53.85%) Test Strategy
7 27 (51.92%) Test Management
8 26 (50.00%) Computer Science
8 26 (50.00%) HP
8 26 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (44.23%) Regression Testing
10 22 (42.31%) SQL
10 22 (42.31%) Scenario Testing
11 21 (40.38%) SDLC
11 21 (40.38%) HP UFT
11 21 (40.38%) Scrum
12 20 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
13 19 (36.54%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (36.54%) Non-Functional Testing
14 18 (34.62%) Project Management
14 18 (34.62%) C#
14 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (32.69%) WebDriver
15 17 (32.69%) Performance Testing
15 17 (32.69%) Mathematics
15 17 (32.69%) Selenium

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (7.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (26.92%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (17.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) Relational Database
1 9 (17.31%) SQLPlus
2 5 (9.62%) GIS
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (59.62%) LoadRunner
2 21 (40.38%) HP UFT
3 17 (32.69%) Selenium
3 17 (32.69%) WebDriver
4 9 (17.31%) eggPlant
4 9 (17.31%) JUnit
4 9 (17.31%) LoadUI
4 9 (17.31%) SoapUI
4 9 (17.31%) TestNG
4 9 (17.31%) Toad
5 8 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 8 (15.38%) JMeter
6 7 (13.46%) JIRA
6 7 (13.46%) Subversion
7 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (5.77%) Gatling
8 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.77%) TestLink
8 3 (5.77%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (17.31%) Publishing
2 4 (7.69%) Digital Economy
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Test Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Consultant
3 9 (17.31%) SAP Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) SAP Test Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Senior Tester
3 9 (17.31%) Tester
4 7 (13.46%) SOC Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) QA Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) QA Manager
5 5 (9.62%) QA Test Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Software Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Team Leader
5 5 (9.62%) Test Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Test Team Leader
6 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Developer
6 4 (7.69%) IT Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Quality Manager
6 4 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) Web Services
2 12 (23.08%) SOAP
3 8 (15.38%) .NET
4 5 (9.62%) CGI
5 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (7.69%) CSS
5 4 (7.69%) Entity Framework
5 4 (7.69%) HTML
5 4 (7.69%) HTML5
5 4 (7.69%) jQuery
5 4 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (7.69%) LINQ
5 4 (7.69%) LINQ to SQL
5 4 (7.69%) Silverlight
5 4 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 19 (36.54%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (15.38%) Mobile App
4 7 (13.46%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (13.46%) N-Tier
5 4 (7.69%) Algorithms
6 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 31 (59.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (55.77%) Test Scripting
4 28 (53.85%) Test Strategy
5 27 (51.92%) Test Management
6 23 (44.23%) Regression Testing
7 22 (42.31%) Scenario Testing
8 21 (40.38%) Scrum
8 21 (40.38%) SDLC
9 19 (36.54%) Non-Functional Testing
10 18 (34.62%) Project Management
11 17 (32.69%) Mathematics
11 17 (32.69%) Performance Testing
12 16 (30.77%) TDD
13 15 (28.85%) Software Testing
14 14 (26.92%) BDD
14 14 (26.92%) ERP
15 13 (25.00%) Mentoring
15 13 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) Java
2 22 (42.31%) SQL
3 18 (34.62%) C#
4 9 (17.31%) C
5 8 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 8 (15.38%) VB
6 5 (9.62%) C++
7 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (59.62%) Degree
1 31 (59.62%) ISTQB
2 26 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 9 (17.31%) DV Cleared
4 9 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
6 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (5.77%) ISEB
8 1 (1.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (63.46%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (50.00%) HP
2 14 (26.92%) SAP
3 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.62%) Ariba
4 5 (9.62%) Concur
5 4 (7.69%) DevExpress
5 4 (7.69%) Telerik