The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 68 60
Rank change year-on-year +24 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 2 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 0.61% 0.16% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.18% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 4
Median salary £27,500 £39,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.48% -22.00%  
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 Slough with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Slough
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 274 544 500
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 83.54% 85.53% 86.96%
Number of salaries quoted 244 454 423
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +21.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Slough

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in Slough

Functional Testing
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 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 Slough region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) XHTML
1 4 (100.00%) Ajax
1 4 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
1 4 (100.00%) User Experience
1 4 (100.00%) CSS3
1 4 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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:

Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Tester
1 4 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Junior
2 2 (50.00%) Junior Manual Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Junior QA Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Junior Software Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Junior Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Tester
2 2 (50.00%) QA Manual Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Software QA Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Ajax
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) CSS3
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
1 4 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA