Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 165 190
Rank change year-on-year +45 +25 -24
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 41 9 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.61% 0.30% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 0.34% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 62 9 8
Reading median annual salary £44,250 £65,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.92% +73.33% -22.28%
10th Percentile £31,000 £45,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £67,750 £42,125
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -16.67%

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 2,151 2,662 3,873
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 84.62% 87.65% 86.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,755 1,922 3,100
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £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 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 31 (75.61%) Test Automation
2 29 (70.73%) Degree
2 29 (70.73%) QA
3 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (58.54%) Computer Science
4 24 (58.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (58.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (53.66%) SDLC
6 21 (51.22%) Java
7 18 (43.90%) LoadRunner
7 18 (43.90%) Test Strategy
8 17 (41.46%) Regression Testing
8 17 (41.46%) Scrum
9 16 (39.02%) Test Scripting
9 16 (39.02%) WebDriver
10 15 (36.59%) Selenium
10 15 (36.59%) ISTQB
10 15 (36.59%) Web Services
11 13 (31.71%) Performance Testing
11 13 (31.71%) Mathematics
11 13 (31.71%) BDD
11 13 (31.71%) Test Management
11 13 (31.71%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (29.27%) TDD
13 11 (26.83%) C#
13 11 (26.83%) Project Management
14 10 (24.39%) HP
14 10 (24.39%) SAP
14 10 (24.39%) ERP

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 (9.76%) SharePoint
1 4 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (9.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.76%) InfoPath
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (24.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (12.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) GIS
1 5 (12.20%) SQLPlus
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) LoadRunner
2 16 (39.02%) WebDriver
3 15 (36.59%) Selenium
4 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
4 8 (19.51%) HP UFT
4 8 (19.51%) JMeter
5 7 (17.07%) Subversion
6 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
6 6 (14.63%) JIRA
6 6 (14.63%) Maven
7 5 (12.20%) eggPlant
7 5 (12.20%) JUnit
7 5 (12.20%) LoadUI
7 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
7 5 (12.20%) TestNG
7 5 (12.20%) Toad
8 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (9.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (7.32%) Eclipse
9 3 (7.32%) IntelliJ
General
1 5 (12.20%) Publishing
2 4 (9.76%) Digital Economy
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) SOC Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Test Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) QA Manager
5 5 (12.20%) QA Test Manager
5 5 (12.20%) SAP Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) SAP Test Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Team Leader
5 5 (12.20%) Test Manager
5 5 (12.20%) Test Team Leader
6 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Agile Test Manager
6 4 (9.76%) IT Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) QC Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Quality Manager
6 4 (9.76%) SAP Manager
6 4 (9.76%) SAP Test Manager
6 4 (9.76%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) Web Services
2 8 (19.51%) .NET
2 8 (19.51%) SOAP
3 5 (12.20%) CGI
4 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
4 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (9.76%) CSS
4 4 (9.76%) Entity Framework
4 4 (9.76%) HTML
4 4 (9.76%) HTML5
4 4 (9.76%) jQuery
4 4 (9.76%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (9.76%) LINQ
4 4 (9.76%) LINQ to SQL
4 4 (9.76%) Silverlight
4 4 (9.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (58.54%) Computer Science
2 13 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (19.51%) Cyberattack
3 8 (19.51%) Mobile App
4 7 (17.07%) N-Tier
5 4 (9.76%) Algorithms
6 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (75.61%) Test Automation
2 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (58.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (53.66%) SDLC
5 18 (43.90%) Test Strategy
6 17 (41.46%) Regression Testing
6 17 (41.46%) Scrum
7 16 (39.02%) Test Scripting
8 13 (31.71%) BDD
8 13 (31.71%) Mathematics
8 13 (31.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 13 (31.71%) Performance Testing
8 13 (31.71%) Test Management
9 12 (29.27%) TDD
10 11 (26.83%) Project Management
11 10 (24.39%) ERP
11 10 (24.39%) Integration Testing
11 10 (24.39%) Manual Testing
12 9 (21.95%) Analytics
12 9 (21.95%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (51.22%) Java
2 11 (26.83%) C#
3 9 (21.95%) SQL
4 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.76%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (70.73%) Degree
2 24 (58.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (36.59%) ISTQB
4 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
4 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (7.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (70.73%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Docker
2 2 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) HP
1 10 (24.39%) SAP
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) Ariba
3 5 (12.20%) Concur
4 4 (9.76%) DevExpress
4 4 (9.76%) Telerik
5 1 (2.44%) Google