Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 324 328 299
Rank change year-on-year +4 -29 +61
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 243 251 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.81% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.93% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 206 209 384
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,850 £29,750
90th Percentile £66,875 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 27,580 27,075 36,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.64% 87.19% 87.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22,801 22,160 30,353
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +32 141 £50,000 +33.33% 15
Berkshire +25 79 £50,000 +14.29% 12
Surrey +28 47 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Buckinghamshire +7 33 £39,250 +4.67% 2
Oxfordshire -20 30 £45,000 +25.00% 1
Hampshire -64 26 £35,000 -17.65% 8
West Sussex +13 23 £40,750 +14.79% 7
Kent +5 5 £28,500 -28.30% 1
East Sussex -23 1 £37,000 +13.85%
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 150 (61.73%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (58.44%) Test Automation
3 111 (45.68%) QA
4 89 (36.63%) Java
5 76 (31.28%) C#
6 74 (30.45%) TDD
7 68 (27.98%) Regression Testing
8 65 (26.75%) Scrum
9 64 (26.34%) Analytical Skills
10 61 (25.10%) Python
11 60 (24.69%) Selenium
11 60 (24.69%) Degree
11 60 (24.69%) SDLC
12 58 (23.87%) JavaScript
13 57 (23.46%) SQL
14 55 (22.63%) Non-Functional Testing
15 52 (21.40%) Finance
16 51 (20.99%) Web Services
17 48 (19.75%) AngularJS
17 48 (19.75%) Integration Testing
18 47 (19.34%) User Acceptance Testing
19 45 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
20 44 (18.11%) SQL Server
20 44 (18.11%) Computer Science
21 42 (17.28%) ISTQB
22 39 (16.05%) Amazon AWS
23 38 (15.64%) Test Scripting
23 38 (15.64%) Computer Science Degree
24 37 (15.23%) Test Strategy
25 36 (14.81%) Performance Testing

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 6 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.06%) Confluence
3 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.23%) Apache
5 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.82%) GemFire
6 1 (0.41%) CICS
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.65%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.41%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.06%) SAP HR
1 5 (2.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.23%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.05%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.12%) SuccessFactors
3 9 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.65%) SaaS
4 4 (1.65%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.82%) GitHub
6 2 (0.82%) PaaS
7 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.41%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.53%) Internet
2 9 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (2.06%) VoIP
4 4 (1.65%) ATM
5 2 (0.82%) HTTP
6 1 (0.41%) Firewall
6 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.41%) Intranet
6 1 (0.41%) SMTP
6 1 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.11%) SQL Server
2 28 (11.52%) Big Data
2 28 (11.52%) MySQL
3 12 (4.94%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.06%) GIS
5 5 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.65%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.65%) DB2
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.82%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.82%) HBase
8 2 (0.82%) Power BI
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 60 (24.69%) Selenium
2 35 (14.40%) WebDriver
3 28 (11.52%) Jenkins
4 25 (10.29%) Cucumber
4 25 (10.29%) JIRA
4 25 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (9.05%) Subversion
6 19 (7.82%) JMeter
7 15 (6.17%) Git (software)
7 15 (6.17%) Protractor
8 13 (5.35%) LoadRunner
9 12 (4.94%) HP UFT
10 11 (4.53%) Maven
10 11 (4.53%) SoapUI
11 8 (3.29%) Eclipse
11 8 (3.29%) JUnit
12 5 (2.06%) Gradle
12 5 (2.06%) IntelliJ
12 5 (2.06%) PHPUnit
13 4 (1.65%) TestLink
General
1 52 (21.40%) Finance
2 6 (2.47%) Aerospace
3 5 (2.06%) Automotive
3 5 (2.06%) Electronics
3 5 (2.06%) Retail
4 4 (1.65%) Advertising
4 4 (1.65%) Billing
4 4 (1.65%) Digital Economy
4 4 (1.65%) Legal
5 2 (0.82%) Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Military
6 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (28.40%) Analyst
2 53 (21.81%) Developer
3 38 (15.64%) Test Analyst
4 36 (14.81%) Tester
5 31 (12.76%) Test Engineer
6 25 (10.29%) QA Analyst
7 24 (9.88%) QA Engineer
7 24 (9.88%) Software Developer
8 18 (7.41%) Automation Tester
8 18 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
9 16 (6.58%) Consultant
10 15 (6.17%) QA Tester
11 13 (5.35%) .NET Developer
11 13 (5.35%) Java Developer
11 13 (5.35%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 13 (5.35%) Selenium Tester
12 12 (4.94%) Test Leader
13 11 (4.53%) Automation Test Analyst
13 11 (4.53%) C# Developer
14 10 (4.12%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (20.99%) Web Services
2 48 (19.75%) AngularJS
3 35 (14.40%) HTML
3 35 (14.40%) React
4 34 (13.99%) .NET
5 32 (13.17%) CSS
6 23 (9.47%) jQuery
7 22 (9.05%) Django
8 20 (8.23%) WCF
9 18 (7.41%) SOAP
10 17 (7.00%) .NET Framework
10 17 (7.00%) ASP.NET
10 17 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (7.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 17 (7.00%) Entity Framework
10 17 (7.00%) LINQ
10 17 (7.00%) LINQ to SQL
11 16 (6.58%) JSON
12 14 (5.76%) Ember.js
12 14 (5.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (26.34%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (18.11%) Computer Science
3 32 (13.17%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.76%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (5.35%) Animation
6 8 (3.29%) Cyberattack
6 8 (3.29%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.88%) N-Tier
8 6 (2.47%) User Experience
9 5 (2.06%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.65%) Fintech
11 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.41%) Renewable Energy
13 1 (0.41%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.99%) Windows
2 23 (9.47%) Linux
3 10 (4.12%) Unix
4 3 (1.23%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (61.73%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (58.44%) Test Automation
3 74 (30.45%) TDD
4 68 (27.98%) Regression Testing
5 65 (26.75%) Scrum
6 60 (24.69%) SDLC
7 55 (22.63%) Non-Functional Testing
8 48 (19.75%) Integration Testing
9 47 (19.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 45 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (15.64%) Test Scripting
12 37 (15.23%) Test Strategy
13 36 (14.81%) Kanban
13 36 (14.81%) Manual Testing
13 36 (14.81%) Performance Testing
13 36 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
14 31 (12.76%) Microservices
15 28 (11.52%) Acceptance Criteria
15 28 (11.52%) Software Testing
16 27 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 89 (36.63%) Java
2 76 (31.28%) C#
3 61 (25.10%) Python
4 58 (23.87%) JavaScript
5 57 (23.46%) SQL
6 35 (14.40%) C++
7 26 (10.70%) Go
7 26 (10.70%) Scala
8 18 (7.41%) T-SQL
9 17 (7.00%) PowerShell
10 16 (6.58%) PHP
11 10 (4.12%) Perl
11 10 (4.12%) Ruby
12 7 (2.88%) VBScript
13 5 (2.06%) COBOL
13 5 (2.06%) PHP 5
13 5 (2.06%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.23%) C
15 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.41%) JCL
Qualifications
1 60 (24.69%) Degree
2 42 (17.28%) ISTQB
3 38 (15.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (9.88%) ISEB
5 11 (4.53%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.53%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.65%) Master's Degree
10 3 (1.23%) HP AIS
11 1 (0.41%) MySQL Certification
11 1 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (45.68%) QA
2 27 (11.11%) GDPR
3 4 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) ECSS
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.94%) Docker
2 9 (3.70%) KVM
2 9 (3.70%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.82%) HDFS
3 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (5.35%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.41%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.23%) Sophos
3 19 (7.82%) HP
4 12 (4.94%) Oracle
4 12 (4.94%) SAP
5 9 (3.70%) Perforce
6 5 (2.06%) Ariba
6 5 (2.06%) Concur
7 4 (1.65%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.65%) Telerik
8 2 (0.82%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.82%) Google
8 2 (0.82%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.82%) Workday
9 1 (0.41%) Capita
9 1 (0.41%) EMC
9 1 (0.41%) RedGate
9 1 (0.41%) Remedy
9 1 (0.41%) Zend