Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 353 352 333
Rank change year-on-year -1 -19 -95
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 198 202 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 0.70% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.78% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 184 166 242
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,075
90th Percentile £58,375 £55,625 £59,825
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 26,149 26,007 31,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.80% 89.50% 89.24%
Number of salaries quoted 21,570 21,443 26,131
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
West Sussex +60 63 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Thames Valley -52 46 £45,750 +14.38% 12
Hampshire -8 44 £42,500 +21.43% 6
Surrey 0 28 £50,000 +33.33% 8
Berkshire -44 28 £47,500 +11.92% 6
East Sussex -7 19 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 14 £41,500 +12.16% 2
Oxfordshire -6 4 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 142 (71.72%) Test Automation
2 122 (61.62%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (59.09%) QA
4 88 (44.44%) Selenium
5 64 (32.32%) Regression Testing
5 64 (32.32%) Finance
5 64 (32.32%) Java
6 56 (28.28%) Non-Functional Testing
7 55 (27.78%) C#
7 55 (27.78%) WebDriver
8 54 (27.27%) Scrum
9 53 (26.77%) Performance Testing
10 52 (26.26%) User Experience
11 48 (24.24%) Degree
12 47 (23.74%) System Integration Testing
12 47 (23.74%) Acceptance Criteria
13 46 (23.23%) Test Strategy
14 44 (22.22%) SQL
14 44 (22.22%) JIRA
15 37 (18.69%) Integration Testing
15 37 (18.69%) Problem-Solving
16 35 (17.68%) Waterfall
16 35 (17.68%) JMeter
17 34 (17.17%) SAP
18 31 (15.66%) .NET
18 31 (15.66%) User Acceptance Testing
19 30 (15.15%) TDD
20 29 (14.65%) Confluence
20 29 (14.65%) Oracle
21 28 (14.14%) BDD

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 29 (14.65%) Confluence
2 4 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.01%) TIBCO iProcess
1 2 (1.01%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.51%) Demantra
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle ASCP
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) Serverless
2 2 (1.01%) GitHub
2 2 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.53%) HTTP
2 4 (2.02%) Internet
3 3 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.01%) ATM
4 2 (1.01%) PPP
5 1 (0.51%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.01%) Power BI
4 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) DB2
5 1 (0.51%) MS Access
5 1 (0.51%) MySQL
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.51%) Redis
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 88 (44.44%) Selenium
2 55 (27.78%) WebDriver
3 44 (22.22%) JIRA
4 35 (17.68%) JMeter
5 26 (13.13%) HP UFT
6 24 (12.12%) Cucumber
7 15 (7.58%) Jenkins
8 11 (5.56%) SoapUI
9 10 (5.05%) JUnit
10 9 (4.55%) jMock
10 9 (4.55%) TestNG
10 9 (4.55%) TestPartner
11 8 (4.04%) Git (software)
12 7 (3.54%) SpecFlow
13 4 (2.02%) Mercurial
13 4 (2.02%) NUnit
14 3 (1.52%) Ant
14 3 (1.52%) LoadRunner
14 3 (1.52%) Maven
14 3 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 64 (32.32%) Finance
2 7 (3.54%) Automotive
3 5 (2.53%) Banking
3 5 (2.53%) Electronics
4 3 (1.52%) Law
5 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.51%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Military
6 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (35.35%) Analyst
2 45 (22.73%) Tester
3 37 (18.69%) Test Analyst
4 36 (18.18%) Automation Tester
5 33 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
5 33 (16.67%) QA Tester
6 31 (15.66%) Senior Analyst
7 27 (13.64%) QA Analyst
8 24 (12.12%) QA Engineer
9 23 (11.62%) Senior Automation Tester
9 23 (11.62%) Senior Tester
10 22 (11.11%) Developer
10 22 (11.11%) QA Automation Analyst
10 22 (11.11%) Senior QA Analyst
10 22 (11.11%) Senior QA Tester
11 20 (10.10%) Test Engineer
12 15 (7.58%) Test Leader
13 11 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
13 11 (5.56%) Software Developer
13 11 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.66%) .NET
2 22 (11.11%) HTML
3 21 (10.61%) CSS
4 20 (10.10%) REST
5 16 (8.08%) Web Services
6 13 (6.57%) AngularJS
7 10 (5.05%) Hibernate
7 10 (5.05%) Spring
8 9 (4.55%) Java EE
8 9 (4.55%) Node.js
8 9 (4.55%) React
9 8 (4.04%) XML
10 5 (2.53%) CGI
11 4 (2.02%) Gherkin
11 4 (2.02%) JSON
12 3 (1.52%) CSS3
12 3 (1.52%) HTML5
12 3 (1.52%) LESS
12 3 (1.52%) RxJS
12 3 (1.52%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 52 (26.26%) User Experience
2 18 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.08%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.52%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.01%) Industry 4.0
6 2 (1.01%) Life Science
6 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.51%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.51%) FMCG
7 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.51%) PKI
7 1 (0.51%) Robotics
7 1 (0.51%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.56%) Linux
2 5 (2.53%) Windows
3 4 (2.02%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (2.02%) VxWorks
4 3 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.01%) Unix
6 1 (0.51%) Android
6 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (71.72%) Test Automation
2 122 (61.62%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (32.32%) Regression Testing
4 56 (28.28%) Non-Functional Testing
5 54 (27.27%) Scrum
6 53 (26.77%) Performance Testing
7 47 (23.74%) Acceptance Criteria
7 47 (23.74%) System Integration Testing
8 46 (23.23%) Test Strategy
9 37 (18.69%) Integration Testing
9 37 (18.69%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (17.68%) Waterfall
11 31 (15.66%) User Acceptance Testing
12 30 (15.15%) TDD
13 28 (14.14%) BDD
14 27 (13.64%) Cross-Browser Testing
15 26 (13.13%) Exploratory Testing
16 25 (12.63%) Kanban
16 25 (12.63%) Test Scripting
17 24 (12.12%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (32.32%) Java
2 55 (27.78%) C#
3 44 (22.22%) SQL
4 20 (10.10%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.56%) C++
6 9 (4.55%) Groovy
7 6 (3.03%) C
8 5 (2.53%) PHP
8 5 (2.53%) Python
9 4 (2.02%) Embedded C
9 4 (2.02%) Embedded C++
9 4 (2.02%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.52%) Ada
10 3 (1.52%) Go
11 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.01%) XPath
12 1 (0.51%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.51%) Ruby
12 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (24.24%) Degree
2 26 (13.13%) ISEB
3 24 (12.12%) ISTQB
4 12 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.01%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (59.09%) QA
2 4 (2.02%) MISRA
2 4 (2.02%) MISRA C
2 4 (2.02%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.02%) Docker
2 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.52%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.51%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (17.17%) SAP
2 29 (14.65%) Oracle
3 25 (12.63%) HP
3 25 (12.63%) TIBCO
4 3 (1.52%) IBM
4 3 (1.52%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.52%) VMware
5 2 (1.01%) Workday
6 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco
6 1 (0.51%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.51%) Lumension
6 1 (0.51%) NetApp
6 1 (0.51%) Sage
6 1 (0.51%) Unisys
6 1 (0.51%) Wonderware