Period
to 25 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England > South East
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 327 312 330
Rank change year-on-year -15 +18 +1
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 194 269 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.86% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.95% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 161 227 208
South East median annual salary £44,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.37% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £28,522 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 24,219 28,268 27,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.31% 90.07% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 19,808 23,348 22,468
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,250
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.52% +3.68%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in the South East

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in the South East

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in the South East

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the South East region over the 6 months to 25 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -31 74 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Surrey +40 59 £41,000 -21.90% 1
Buckinghamshire +32 39 £41,500 +5.73% 2
Berkshire -29 26 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Hampshire +9 20 £40,000 +20.30% 1
West Sussex -33 19 £45,000 -
East Sussex +34 14 £50,000 -13.04%
Oxfordshire +9 9 £51,250 +20.59%
Sussex - 5 - -
Isle of Wight - 2 £38,750 -
Kent +19 1 £31,500 +10.53%
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 124 (63.92%) Test Automation
2 99 (51.03%) C#
3 95 (48.97%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (43.81%) QA
5 79 (40.72%) Selenium
6 69 (35.57%) SQL
7 63 (32.47%) Scrum
8 59 (30.41%) Regression Testing
9 58 (29.90%) .NET
10 56 (28.87%) SQL Server
11 55 (28.35%) Unit Testing
12 52 (26.80%) Microsoft
13 51 (26.29%) TDD
14 47 (24.23%) Non-Functional Testing
15 37 (19.07%) .NET Framework
15 37 (19.07%) Integration Testing
16 36 (18.56%) Test Scripting
17 35 (18.04%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (18.04%) Software Testing
17 35 (18.04%) Java
18 34 (17.53%) WebDriver
18 34 (17.53%) System Integration Testing
18 34 (17.53%) Problem-Solving
19 33 (17.01%) HTML
19 33 (17.01%) Visual Studio
20 32 (16.49%) JavaScript
20 32 (16.49%) User Acceptance Testing
20 32 (16.49%) Test Strategy
21 30 (15.46%) JIRA
22 28 (14.43%) Web Services

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (7.22%) Confluence
2 5 (2.58%) IIS
3 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Magento
2 3 (1.55%) Demantra
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle ASCP
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.03%) SaaS
2 2 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.12%) DNS
1 8 (4.12%) Internet
1 8 (4.12%) MPLS
1 8 (4.12%) SNMP
2 5 (2.58%) SMS
3 2 (1.03%) HTTP
3 2 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.52%) ATM
4 1 (0.52%) FTP
4 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (28.87%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (8.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (4.12%) MS Access
5 5 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.58%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (2.58%) Snowflake Schema
6 4 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.52%) Redis
8 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 79 (40.72%) Selenium
2 34 (17.53%) WebDriver
3 33 (17.01%) Visual Studio
4 30 (15.46%) JIRA
5 23 (11.86%) Jenkins
6 21 (10.82%) JMeter
7 19 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (9.28%) SpecFlow
9 16 (8.25%) Cucumber
9 16 (8.25%) MSTest
9 16 (8.25%) NUnit
10 14 (7.22%) Ant
10 14 (7.22%) TestNG
11 13 (6.70%) Git (software)
12 12 (6.19%) HP UFT
12 12 (6.19%) Maven
12 12 (6.19%) SoapUI
13 11 (5.67%) Gradle
13 11 (5.67%) Hudson
14 8 (4.12%) Subversion
General
1 25 (12.89%) Finance
2 6 (3.09%) Retail
3 4 (2.06%) Back Office
3 4 (2.06%) Front Office
3 4 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.55%) Law
5 2 (1.03%) Electronics
5 2 (1.03%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.52%) Automotive
6 1 (0.52%) Billing
6 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 40 (20.62%) Developer
2 34 (17.53%) Test Engineer
3 32 (16.49%) Tester
4 31 (15.98%) C# Developer
5 26 (13.40%) Analyst
6 19 (9.79%) C# Software Developer
6 19 (9.79%) Software Developer
7 18 (9.28%) Junior
8 17 (8.76%) Automation Tester
8 17 (8.76%) QA Engineer
9 14 (7.22%) Automation Engineer
9 14 (7.22%) QA Tester
9 14 (7.22%) Software Test Engineer
10 13 (6.70%) Junior Developer
10 13 (6.70%) Test Manager
11 12 (6.19%) .NET Developer
12 11 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (5.67%) Test Automation Engineer
12 11 (5.67%) Test Leader
13 10 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (29.90%) .NET
2 37 (19.07%) .NET Framework
3 33 (17.01%) HTML
4 28 (14.43%) Web Services
5 26 (13.40%) CSS
6 20 (10.31%) AngularJS
7 18 (9.28%) HTML5
7 18 (9.28%) WPF
7 18 (9.28%) XML
8 16 (8.25%) .NET Core
8 16 (8.25%) ASP.NET
8 16 (8.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (8.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 16 (8.25%) Entity Framework
8 16 (8.25%) jQuery
8 16 (8.25%) WCF
9 8 (4.12%) JSON
10 6 (3.09%) REST
10 6 (3.09%) Spring
11 4 (2.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.31%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.73%) User Experience
4 11 (5.67%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.12%) Internet of Things
6 7 (3.61%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.03%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.52%) BBC
9 1 (0.52%) FMCG
9 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.52%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.52%) SCADA
9 1 (0.52%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.52%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.22%) Windows
2 5 (2.58%) Linux
3 3 (1.55%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.52%) Android
4 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (63.92%) Test Automation
2 95 (48.97%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (32.47%) Scrum
4 59 (30.41%) Regression Testing
5 55 (28.35%) Unit Testing
6 51 (26.29%) TDD
7 47 (24.23%) Non-Functional Testing
8 37 (19.07%) Integration Testing
9 36 (18.56%) Test Scripting
10 35 (18.04%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (18.04%) Software Testing
11 34 (17.53%) Problem-Solving
11 34 (17.53%) System Integration Testing
12 32 (16.49%) Test Strategy
12 32 (16.49%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (14.43%) BDD
14 26 (13.40%) User Stories
15 23 (11.86%) Security Testing
16 22 (11.34%) OO
16 22 (11.34%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 99 (51.03%) C#
2 69 (35.57%) SQL
3 35 (18.04%) Java
4 32 (16.49%) JavaScript
5 16 (8.25%) VC++
6 12 (6.19%) Python
7 8 (4.12%) PowerShell
8 7 (3.61%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.06%) PHP
9 4 (2.06%) Ruby
10 3 (1.55%) Groovy
10 3 (1.55%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.55%) XPath
11 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.03%) C++
11 2 (1.03%) VB
12 1 (0.52%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.52%) R
12 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (12.37%) ISTQB
2 22 (11.34%) Degree
3 21 (10.82%) ISEB
4 6 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.58%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.58%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.03%) HND
8 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (43.81%) QA
2 5 (2.58%) SLA
3 2 (1.03%) GDPR
3 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.03%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 52 (26.80%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.25%) HP
3 11 (5.67%) Oracle
4 7 (3.61%) SAP
5 6 (3.09%) VMware
6 5 (2.58%) Cognos
6 5 (2.58%) Remedy
7 2 (1.03%) New Relic
7 2 (1.03%) Telstra
8 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.52%) EMC
8 1 (0.52%) Wonderware