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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / South East
Rank 254 304 262
Rank change year-on-year +50 -42  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 149 154 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.01% 0.80% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.92% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 128 124 172
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -18.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,950 £52,500 £56,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -2.59%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12756 16734 17417
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.17% 87.12% 85.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10432 14121 13921
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +63 39 £40,000 +3.89% 5
Hampshire +34 30 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Oxfordshire +12 24 £36,000 +25.21% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 17 £37,500 - 3
Kent +34 15 £37,500 +5.63%
Surrey +20 14 £37,500 -6.25% 4
East Sussex +8 9 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 109 (44.49%) QA
2 106 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (34.69%) Regression Testing
4 74 (30.20%) Non-Functional Testing
5 72 (29.39%) Selenium
6 65 (26.53%) Test Strategy
7 64 (26.12%) SQL
8 63 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 56 (22.86%) Windows
10 53 (21.63%) Test Scripting
11 50 (20.41%) JavaScript
12 49 (20.00%) Finance
12 49 (20.00%) ISTQB
13 48 (19.59%) Java
14 46 (18.78%) ISEB
15 42 (17.14%) SDLC
16 41 (16.73%) Test Automation
17 39 (15.92%) Software Testing
17 39 (15.92%) Performance Testing
17 39 (15.92%) System Testing
18 38 (15.51%) Linux
19 37 (15.10%) SQL Server
19 37 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
20 36 (14.69%) Microsoft
21 34 (13.88%) Integration Testing
22 32 (13.06%) HTML
23 31 (12.65%) Web Services
24 30 (12.24%) CSS
25 28 (11.43%) Degree
25 28 (11.43%) TDD

Functional Testing
Top Related 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 5 (2.04%) IIS
2 4 (1.63%) JBoss
2 4 (1.63%) WildFly
3 1 (0.41%) Confluence
3 1 (0.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 22 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.04%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.82%) BPCS
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.41%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.08%) VoIP
2 9 (3.67%) 4G
3 7 (2.86%) ATM
4 6 (2.45%) HTTP
5 5 (2.04%) Wireless
6 4 (1.63%) 3G
6 4 (1.63%) MPLS
6 4 (1.63%) MVNO
6 4 (1.63%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.08%) Oracle Database
2 10 (4.08%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.63%) MySQL
5 3 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.41%) Big Data
7 1 (0.41%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.41%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 72 (29.39%) Selenium
2 24 (9.80%) Jenkins
3 21 (8.57%) HP UFT
4 20 (8.16%) JIRA
4 20 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (8.16%) WebDriver
5 18 (7.35%) JUnit
6 17 (6.94%) JMeter
7 12 (4.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (4.49%) Git (software)
9 10 (4.08%) Cucumber
9 10 (4.08%) Maven
10 9 (3.67%) Rational DOORS
10 9 (3.67%) Selenium IDE
10 9 (3.67%) WATIR
11 6 (2.45%) InstallShield
11 6 (2.45%) LoadUI
11 6 (2.45%) NeoLoad
11 6 (2.45%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.45%) Vagrant
General
1 49 (20.00%) Finance
2 15 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.86%) Automotive
4 6 (2.45%) Aerospace
4 6 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.63%) Banking
5 4 (1.63%) Retail
6 3 (1.22%) Legal
7 2 (0.82%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (31.02%) Analyst
2 51 (20.82%) Test Analyst
3 41 (16.73%) Test Engineer
3 41 (16.73%) Tester
4 38 (15.51%) Developer
5 22 (8.98%) QA Engineer
6 20 (8.16%) QA Analyst
6 20 (8.16%) Test Manager
7 18 (7.35%) QA Tester
8 16 (6.53%) Senior Tester
9 15 (6.12%) C# Developer
10 14 (5.71%) QA Test Engineer
11 13 (5.31%) QA Test Analyst
11 13 (5.31%) Support Analyst
12 12 (4.90%) Java Engineer
13 11 (4.49%) Automation Test Analyst
13 11 (4.49%) QA Automation Engineer
13 11 (4.49%) Test Automation Engineer
14 10 (4.08%) Java Developer
14 10 (4.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.06%) HTML
2 31 (12.65%) Web Services
3 30 (12.24%) CSS
4 27 (11.02%) XML
5 25 (10.20%) .NET
6 14 (5.71%) Gherkin
6 14 (5.71%) SOAP
6 14 (5.71%) XHTML
7 12 (4.90%) ASP.NET
8 11 (4.49%) AngularJS
9 10 (4.08%) XSLT
10 8 (3.27%) Middleware
11 6 (2.45%) HTML5
11 6 (2.45%) JSON
11 6 (2.45%) LESS
11 6 (2.45%) Sass
11 6 (2.45%) Twig
11 6 (2.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (2.04%) 802.1X
13 4 (1.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.45%) Replication
6 5 (2.04%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.04%) User Experience
7 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.41%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.41%) IVR
7 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 56 (22.86%) Windows
2 38 (15.51%) Linux
3 17 (6.94%) Unix
4 16 (6.53%) Solaris
5 11 (4.49%) Windows Server
6 10 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.22%) Android
8 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (34.69%) Regression Testing
3 74 (30.20%) Non-Functional Testing
4 65 (26.53%) Test Strategy
5 63 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 53 (21.63%) Test Scripting
7 42 (17.14%) SDLC
8 41 (16.73%) Test Automation
9 39 (15.92%) Performance Testing
9 39 (15.92%) Software Testing
9 39 (15.92%) System Testing
10 37 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (13.88%) Integration Testing
12 28 (11.43%) TDD
12 28 (11.43%) User Stories
13 27 (11.02%) System Integration Testing
14 26 (10.61%) Waterfall
15 25 (10.20%) Automated Testing
16 22 (8.98%) Manual Testing
17 21 (8.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (26.12%) SQL
2 50 (20.41%) JavaScript
3 48 (19.59%) Java
4 24 (9.80%) C#
5 22 (8.98%) PHP
6 14 (5.71%) C++
6 14 (5.71%) Ruby
6 14 (5.71%) VB
7 11 (4.49%) Python
7 11 (4.49%) VBScript
8 10 (4.08%) ECMAScript
8 10 (4.08%) Perl
8 10 (4.08%) VB.NET
9 9 (3.67%) C
10 5 (2.04%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.63%) HQL
12 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 46 (18.78%) ISEB
3 28 (11.43%) Degree
4 14 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) HND
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (44.49%) QA
2 8 (3.27%) SDET
3 6 (2.45%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (7.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.22%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 36 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.02%) HP
3 20 (8.16%) Oracle
4 16 (6.53%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.67%) Telerik
6 4 (1.63%) BroadSoft
6 4 (1.63%) Ericsson
6 4 (1.63%) SAP
7 3 (1.22%) Sage
8 2 (0.82%) Epicor
8 2 (0.82%) IFS
8 2 (0.82%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.41%) Capita
9 1 (0.41%) Remedy
9 1 (0.41%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.41%) VMware
9 1 (0.41%) Workday
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