Period
to 20 May 2018

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

Functional Testing
England > South East
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 333 334
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 -66
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 256 234 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 0.80% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.91% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 229 202 265
South East median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £29,300
90th Percentile £67,500 £56,925 £56,250
England median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% - -

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 26,957 25,749 33,271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.72% 87.73% 88.25%
Number of salaries quoted 22,301 21,182 28,043
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018. 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 -15 109 £50,000 +33.33% 16
Berkshire +7 67 £50,000 +25.00% 10
West Sussex +44 45 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Surrey +16 41 £52,500 +40.00% 7
Hampshire -20 41 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Oxfordshire -27 24 £42,500 +18.06% 3
East Sussex -6 18 £39,750 +22.31% 2
Buckinghamshire -25 18 £41,500 +16.08% 3
Kent -15 3 £24,500 -38.36%
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 South East region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 169 (66.02%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 116 (45.31%) QA
4 96 (37.50%) Java
5 92 (35.94%) C#
6 87 (33.98%) Regression Testing
7 78 (30.47%) Scrum
7 78 (30.47%) TDD
8 74 (28.91%) Selenium
8 74 (28.91%) Finance
9 63 (24.61%) SQL
10 62 (24.22%) Kanban
11 61 (23.83%) JavaScript
12 60 (23.44%) Python
13 58 (22.66%) Problem-Solving
14 57 (22.27%) Non-Functional Testing
15 55 (21.48%) AngularJS
16 53 (20.70%) WebDriver
17 49 (19.14%) SDLC
18 48 (18.75%) Integration Testing
19 46 (17.97%) C++
20 45 (17.58%) Performance Testing
21 43 (16.80%) Degree
21 43 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
22 42 (16.41%) Mobile App
22 42 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
22 42 (16.41%) Web Services
23 41 (16.02%) React
24 38 (14.84%) Technical Architecture
25 37 (14.45%) Microservices

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 19 (7.42%) Confluence
2 4 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.17%) CICS
3 3 (1.17%) IIS
4 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (5.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.56%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (2.73%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.17%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.39%) Demantra
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 42 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.73%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.56%) SaaS
5 2 (0.78%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (0.78%) GitHub
6 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.73%) Internet
2 6 (2.34%) ATM
3 5 (1.95%) VoIP
4 2 (0.78%) HTTP
4 2 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.39%) SMTP
5 1 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.45%) Big Data
2 26 (10.16%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.08%) MySQL
4 9 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.52%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.73%) DB2
5 7 (2.73%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.56%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.56%) Power BI
7 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.17%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.39%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 74 (28.91%) Selenium
2 53 (20.70%) WebDriver
3 35 (13.67%) JIRA
4 25 (9.77%) Cucumber
5 23 (8.98%) HP UFT
6 22 (8.59%) Jenkins
7 16 (6.25%) JMeter
8 13 (5.08%) Protractor
9 10 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (3.52%) Subversion
11 8 (3.13%) Git (software)
11 8 (3.13%) SoapUI
12 7 (2.73%) Maven
12 7 (2.73%) SpecFlow
13 6 (2.34%) JUnit
14 4 (1.56%) CircleCI
14 4 (1.56%) NUnit
14 4 (1.56%) PHPUnit
15 3 (1.17%) GitLab
15 3 (1.17%) TestRail
General
1 74 (28.91%) Finance
2 12 (4.69%) Electronics
3 7 (2.73%) Banking
4 6 (2.34%) Advertising
5 4 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.56%) Automotive
6 2 (0.78%) Games
6 2 (0.78%) Local Government
6 2 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (30.47%) Analyst
2 53 (20.70%) Tester
3 49 (19.14%) Test Analyst
4 44 (17.19%) Developer
5 39 (15.23%) QA Analyst
6 32 (12.50%) QA Tester
7 31 (12.11%) Test Engineer
8 29 (11.33%) Automation Tester
9 28 (10.94%) QA Engineer
10 24 (9.38%) QA Automation Tester
11 20 (7.81%) QA Automation Analyst
11 20 (7.81%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (7.03%) Software Developer
13 17 (6.64%) QA Test Analyst
14 16 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
15 15 (5.86%) Development Manager
15 15 (5.86%) Selenium Tester
15 15 (5.86%) Senior Tester
16 14 (5.47%) QA Test Engineer
16 14 (5.47%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (21.48%) AngularJS
2 42 (16.41%) Web Services
3 41 (16.02%) React
4 31 (12.11%) Django
5 24 (9.38%) HTML
6 23 (8.98%) .NET
7 19 (7.42%) CSS
8 15 (5.86%) REST
9 13 (5.08%) JSON
10 10 (3.91%) XML
11 9 (3.52%) .NET Framework
11 9 (3.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (3.52%) LAMP
11 9 (3.52%) SOAP
12 8 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (3.13%) Backbone.js
12 8 (3.13%) Ember.js
12 8 (3.13%) Entity Framework
12 8 (3.13%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (16.41%) Mobile App
3 27 (10.55%) Computer Science
4 21 (8.20%) User Experience
5 17 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.91%) Mainframe
7 9 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (3.13%) Animation
9 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.17%) Fintech
10 3 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.17%) Renewable Energy
10 3 (1.17%) VSAM
11 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.39%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.98%) Windows
2 16 (6.25%) Linux
3 8 (3.13%) Unix
4 4 (1.56%) Android
5 3 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.78%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (66.02%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 87 (33.98%) Regression Testing
4 78 (30.47%) Scrum
4 78 (30.47%) TDD
5 62 (24.22%) Kanban
6 58 (22.66%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (22.27%) Non-Functional Testing
8 49 (19.14%) SDLC
9 48 (18.75%) Integration Testing
10 45 (17.58%) Performance Testing
11 38 (14.84%) Technical Architecture
12 37 (14.45%) Machine Learning
12 37 (14.45%) Microservices
12 37 (14.45%) Test Strategy
13 36 (14.06%) System Integration Testing
13 36 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
14 35 (13.67%) Data Security
15 34 (13.28%) API Development
16 33 (12.89%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 96 (37.50%) Java
2 92 (35.94%) C#
3 63 (24.61%) SQL
4 61 (23.83%) JavaScript
5 60 (23.44%) Python
6 46 (17.97%) C++
7 37 (14.45%) Scala
8 36 (14.06%) Go
9 16 (6.25%) T-SQL
10 14 (5.47%) PHP
11 12 (4.69%) Ruby
12 10 (3.91%) COBOL
13 8 (3.13%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.95%) Perl
15 3 (1.17%) JCL
16 2 (0.78%) C
16 2 (0.78%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.78%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (16.80%) Degree
2 33 (12.89%) ISTQB
3 28 (10.94%) ISEB
4 21 (8.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (4.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.30%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.73%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.34%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.39%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (45.31%) QA
2 36 (14.06%) GDPR
3 5 (1.95%) SLA
4 4 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.56%) ECSS
5 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.78%) MISRA
5 2 (0.78%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.95%) Docker
1 5 (1.95%) KVM
1 5 (1.95%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 31 (12.11%) HP
2 20 (7.81%) SAP
3 16 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.47%) Oracle
5 10 (3.91%) Sophos
6 5 (1.95%) Capita
6 5 (1.95%) Perforce
7 4 (1.56%) EMC
7 4 (1.56%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.39%) Google
8 1 (0.39%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.39%) RedGate
8 1 (0.39%) Sage
8 1 (0.39%) Splunk