Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England > South East
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 338 344 316
Rank change year-on-year +6 -28 -82
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 221 208 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 0.71% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.80% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 205 176 281
South East median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £31,975 £31,125 £29,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £50,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 26,696 26,130 32,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.60% 89.06% 89.05%
Number of salaries quoted 22,043 21,621 27,627
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 August 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 18 August 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
Hampshire +15 60 £43,750 +9.38% 6
Thames Valley -42 59 £50,000 +25.00% 10
West Sussex +66 53 £45,000 +23.29% 4
Berkshire -20 36 £65,000 +62.50% 6
Surrey -11 27 £50,000 +38.89% 3
East Sussex +2 26 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Buckinghamshire -22 14 £41,500 +18.57% 4
Oxfordshire -6 9 £50,000 +17.65%
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 153 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (65.16%) Test Automation
3 108 (48.87%) QA
4 82 (37.10%) Finance
5 79 (35.75%) Regression Testing
6 77 (34.84%) Selenium
7 72 (32.58%) Java
8 66 (29.86%) Non-Functional Testing
9 64 (28.96%) Scrum
10 54 (24.43%) C#
11 52 (23.53%) WebDriver
11 52 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
12 51 (23.08%) Performance Testing
13 49 (22.17%) Degree
14 48 (21.72%) Test Strategy
15 47 (21.27%) Integration Testing
16 46 (20.81%) TDD
16 46 (20.81%) Acceptance Criteria
17 43 (19.46%) Problem-Solving
18 41 (18.55%) Kanban
18 41 (18.55%) SQL
18 41 (18.55%) SAP
19 40 (18.10%) JavaScript
20 39 (17.65%) JIRA
20 39 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
21 38 (17.19%) Waterfall
21 38 (17.19%) User Experience
22 32 (14.48%) HP
23 31 (14.03%) SDLC
23 31 (14.03%) HP UFT

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 28 (12.67%) Confluence
2 4 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.36%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.90%) CICS
4 2 (0.90%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.36%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.90%) SAP HCM
1 2 (0.90%) SAP HR
1 2 (0.90%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (0.45%) Demantra
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle ASCP
2 1 (0.45%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.81%) GitHub
2 4 (1.81%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.36%) Serverless
4 2 (0.90%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.81%) Internet
2 3 (1.36%) ATM
2 3 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.45%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.98%) Big Data
2 8 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.17%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.26%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.26%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.81%) DB2
5 4 (1.81%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.36%) Power BI
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.45%) MySQL
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.45%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 77 (34.84%) Selenium
2 52 (23.53%) WebDriver
3 39 (17.65%) JIRA
4 31 (14.03%) HP UFT
5 25 (11.31%) Cucumber
6 18 (8.14%) Jenkins
7 16 (7.24%) JMeter
8 12 (5.43%) JUnit
9 10 (4.52%) Git (software)
10 9 (4.07%) TestPartner
11 8 (3.62%) SpecFlow
12 7 (3.17%) Protractor
12 7 (3.17%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.26%) jMock
13 5 (2.26%) TestNG
14 4 (1.81%) Bitbucket
14 4 (1.81%) CircleCI
14 4 (1.81%) Mercurial
14 4 (1.81%) NUnit
14 4 (1.81%) PHPUnit
General
1 82 (37.10%) Finance
2 10 (4.52%) Banking
3 9 (4.07%) Electronics
4 4 (1.81%) Automotive
5 3 (1.36%) Games
6 2 (0.90%) Advertising
6 2 (0.90%) Law
6 2 (0.90%) Local Government
6 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (38.46%) Analyst
2 55 (24.89%) Test Analyst
3 48 (21.72%) Tester
4 36 (16.29%) Automation Tester
5 35 (15.84%) QA Tester
5 35 (15.84%) Senior Analyst
6 33 (14.93%) Developer
6 33 (14.93%) QA Analyst
7 32 (14.48%) QA Automation Tester
8 26 (11.76%) QA Automation Analyst
8 26 (11.76%) Senior Automation Tester
8 26 (11.76%) Senior Tester
9 25 (11.31%) Senior QA Analyst
9 25 (11.31%) Senior QA Tester
10 21 (9.50%) Test Engineer
11 19 (8.60%) Test Leader
12 18 (8.14%) Senior Test Analyst
13 12 (5.43%) Java Developer
13 12 (5.43%) QA Engineer
13 12 (5.43%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.57%) .NET
2 26 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 24 (10.86%) Web Services
4 18 (8.14%) React
5 17 (7.69%) REST
6 14 (6.33%) HTML
7 11 (4.98%) CSS
8 9 (4.07%) Django
8 9 (4.07%) Node.js
8 9 (4.07%) Spring
9 8 (3.62%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.17%) LAMP
10 7 (3.17%) XML
11 6 (2.71%) Gherkin
12 5 (2.26%) Java EE
13 4 (1.81%) CGI
13 4 (1.81%) CSS3
13 4 (1.81%) HTML5
13 4 (1.81%) JSON
14 3 (1.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.19%) User Experience
2 20 (9.05%) Mobile App
3 19 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.79%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.79%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.71%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.36%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.90%) Industry 4.0
8 2 (0.90%) Life Science
8 2 (0.90%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (0.90%) VSAM
9 1 (0.45%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.45%) Fintech
9 1 (0.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.43%) Linux
2 4 (1.81%) Android
2 4 (1.81%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (1.81%) Unix
2 4 (1.81%) VxWorks
3 3 (1.36%) Windows
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (65.16%) Test Automation
3 79 (35.75%) Regression Testing
4 66 (29.86%) Non-Functional Testing
5 64 (28.96%) Scrum
6 52 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
7 51 (23.08%) Performance Testing
8 48 (21.72%) Test Strategy
9 47 (21.27%) Integration Testing
10 46 (20.81%) Acceptance Criteria
10 46 (20.81%) TDD
11 43 (19.46%) Problem-Solving
12 41 (18.55%) Kanban
13 39 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 38 (17.19%) Waterfall
15 31 (14.03%) SDLC
16 29 (13.12%) Exploratory Testing
17 28 (12.67%) Unit Testing
18 26 (11.76%) Stress Testing
19 25 (11.31%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 72 (32.58%) Java
2 54 (24.43%) C#
3 41 (18.55%) SQL
4 40 (18.10%) JavaScript
5 23 (10.41%) C++
6 20 (9.05%) Python
7 13 (5.88%) Go
7 13 (5.88%) PHP
8 11 (4.98%) Scala
9 8 (3.62%) Ruby
10 6 (2.71%) COBOL
11 5 (2.26%) C
11 5 (2.26%) Groovy
12 4 (1.81%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.81%) Embedded C++
12 4 (1.81%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.36%) Ada
13 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.90%) JCL
Qualifications
1 49 (22.17%) Degree
2 26 (11.76%) ISEB
3 25 (11.31%) ISTQB
4 14 (6.33%) Security Cleared
5 13 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (3.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.26%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.36%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (48.87%) QA
2 9 (4.07%) GDPR
3 8 (3.62%) SLA
4 4 (1.81%) MISRA
4 4 (1.81%) MISRA C
5 3 (1.36%) ECSS
5 3 (1.36%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.36%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 41 (18.55%) SAP
2 32 (14.48%) HP
3 29 (13.12%) Oracle
4 23 (10.41%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.26%) Capita
6 4 (1.81%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.36%) EMC
7 3 (1.36%) IBM
8 1 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.45%) Sage
8 1 (0.45%) Splunk
8 1 (0.45%) Unisys
8 1 (0.45%) VMware
8 1 (0.45%) Workday