Period
to 27 April 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 27 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
27 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 160 192
Rank change year-on-year +22 +32 -40
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 18 13 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.70% 0.49% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.56% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 34 16 7
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,000 £35,250 £44,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £66,250 £55,500
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £41,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +27.27% -17.50% +3.63%

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 2,223 2,311 3,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.90% 86.95% 90.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,875 1,733 2,911
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +2.06% -3.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £29,750
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 27 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 April 2018, IT jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 15 (83.33%) QA
2 14 (77.78%) Test Automation
3 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (55.56%) Java
4 10 (55.56%) Test Scripting
5 8 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (44.44%) C#
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 7 (38.89%) Web Services
6 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Degree
6 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
6 7 (38.89%) SDLC
6 7 (38.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 6 (33.33%) HP
7 6 (33.33%) Project Management
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (27.78%) Unix
8 5 (27.78%) Windows
8 5 (27.78%) C++
8 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
9 4 (22.22%) BDD
9 4 (22.22%) Agile Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy

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 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (16.67%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Google App Engine
1 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Power BI
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
2 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) Maven
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) Subversion
3 3 (16.67%) GitLab
3 3 (16.67%) Gradle
3 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) JMeter
4 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.56%) Gatling
5 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.56%) IntelliJ
5 1 (5.56%) JIRA
5 1 (5.56%) NetBeans
5 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) QA Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Software Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
4 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (11.11%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) IT Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Power BI Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SSAS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SSIS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) .NET
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) Entity Framework
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) HTML5
3 3 (16.67%) jQuery
3 3 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (16.67%) LINQ
3 3 (16.67%) LINQ to SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Silverlight
3 3 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) N-Tier
3 3 (16.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.56%) Cyberattack
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Unix
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 8 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
5 7 (38.89%) SDLC
6 6 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (33.33%) Project Management
7 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (22.22%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (22.22%) Agile Testing
8 4 (22.22%) BDD
8 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (22.22%) Mathematics
8 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (22.22%) TDD
8 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
9 3 (16.67%) Analytics
9 3 (16.67%) Memory Management
9 3 (16.67%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) C++
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (83.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) DevExpress
3 3 (16.67%) Telerik
4 1 (5.56%) Google