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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 305 271 205
Rank change year-on-year -34 -66  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 91 183 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.99% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.14% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 73 146 275
Median salary £38,750 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.62% -7.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 12557 16019 18460
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.81% 86.69% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 10374 13429 14775
Median salary £47,500 £46,796 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.50% +3.99%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +7 21 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 20 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Hampshire +11 18 £40,000 +18.51% 1
Surrey +4 14 £36,000 -13.25% 9
Oxfordshire +17 13 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Kent +9 3 £28,500 -36.66% 1
West Sussex -8 2 £36,500 -8.75%
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 155 (64.32%) Test Automation
2 120 (49.79%) QA
3 91 (37.76%) Selenium
4 84 (34.85%) Non-Functional Testing
5 82 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (33.20%) Test Strategy
7 79 (32.78%) Regression Testing
8 77 (31.95%) Test Scripting
9 68 (28.22%) ISTQB
10 62 (25.73%) Software Testing
11 61 (25.31%) Java
12 60 (24.90%) SQL
13 59 (24.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 53 (21.99%) Windows
15 52 (21.58%) Finance
16 49 (20.33%) JavaScript
17 45 (18.67%) HP
18 42 (17.43%) ISEB
19 39 (16.18%) Linux
19 39 (16.18%) C#
20 38 (15.77%) System Testing
21 36 (14.94%) Performance Testing
21 36 (14.94%) Scenario Testing
22 33 (13.69%) Manual Testing
23 32 (13.28%) Degree
24 30 (12.45%) Integration Testing
24 30 (12.45%) C++
24 30 (12.45%) HP UFT
25 29 (12.03%) Software Engineering
25 29 (12.03%) HP Quality Center

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 5 (2.07%) IIS
2 2 (0.83%) Confluence
3 1 (0.41%) CMS
3 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.66%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.83%) BPCS
2 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.41%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.66%) SaaS
2 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.47%) VoIP
2 11 (4.56%) 4G
3 7 (2.90%) Wireless
4 4 (1.66%) 3G
4 4 (1.66%) MPLS
4 4 (1.66%) MVNO
4 4 (1.66%) VoLTE
5 2 (0.83%) ATM
5 2 (0.83%) HTTP
6 1 (0.41%) DNS
6 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.98%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.49%) Oracle9i Database
4 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.66%) MySQL
6 3 (1.24%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 91 (37.76%) Selenium
2 30 (12.45%) HP UFT
3 29 (12.03%) Jenkins
4 22 (9.13%) WebDriver
5 16 (6.64%) JIRA
5 16 (6.64%) LoadRunner
5 16 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (5.81%) InstallShield
6 14 (5.81%) JMeter
7 12 (4.98%) JUnit
8 10 (4.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (3.32%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.32%) NeoLoad
9 8 (3.32%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (2.07%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.66%) Ant
11 4 (1.66%) PHPUnit
11 4 (1.66%) TestComplete
11 4 (1.66%) TestNG
General
1 52 (21.58%) Finance
2 24 (9.96%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.81%) Aerospace
3 14 (5.81%) Automotive
4 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.24%) Banking
5 3 (1.24%) Legal
5 3 (1.24%) Retail
6 2 (0.83%) Back Office
6 2 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 68 (28.22%) Analyst
2 51 (21.16%) Test Analyst
2 51 (21.16%) Test Engineer
3 47 (19.50%) Tester
4 34 (14.11%) Developer
5 27 (11.20%) Test Automation Engineer
6 23 (9.54%) QA Analyst
7 22 (9.13%) QA Engineer
7 22 (9.13%) Senior Tester
8 20 (8.30%) Test Manager
9 18 (7.47%) QA Test Analyst
9 18 (7.47%) QA Tester
10 14 (5.81%) Automation Test Analyst
10 14 (5.81%) QA Automation Engineer
10 14 (5.81%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 14 (5.81%) Software Test Engineer
11 13 (5.39%) Linux Engineer
11 13 (5.39%) QA Test Engineer
12 12 (4.98%) C# Developer
12 12 (4.98%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.79%) .NET
1 26 (10.79%) XML
2 24 (9.96%) HTML
3 22 (9.13%) CSS
4 20 (8.30%) Web Services
5 19 (7.88%) AngularJS
6 10 (4.15%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.73%) SOAP
8 8 (3.32%) Gherkin
8 8 (3.32%) XHTML
9 7 (2.90%) 802.1X
9 7 (2.90%) XSLT
10 6 (2.49%) HTML5
11 5 (2.07%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.66%) CSS3
13 3 (1.24%) CakePHP
13 3 (1.24%) CodeIgniter
13 3 (1.24%) jQuery
13 3 (1.24%) Laravel
13 3 (1.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.56%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.32%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.90%) iPad
5 7 (2.90%) Replication
5 7 (2.90%) Smart Meter
6 6 (2.49%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.24%) User Experience
9 2 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.41%) IVR
10 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (21.99%) Windows
2 39 (16.18%) Linux
3 23 (9.54%) Unix
4 20 (8.30%) Solaris
5 12 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.90%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.49%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.41%) Android
8 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (64.32%) Test Automation
2 84 (34.85%) Non-Functional Testing
3 82 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (33.20%) Test Strategy
5 79 (32.78%) Regression Testing
6 77 (31.95%) Test Scripting
7 62 (25.73%) Software Testing
8 59 (24.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 38 (15.77%) System Testing
10 36 (14.94%) Performance Testing
10 36 (14.94%) Scenario Testing
11 33 (13.69%) Manual Testing
12 30 (12.45%) Integration Testing
13 29 (12.03%) Software Engineering
14 25 (10.37%) Mentoring
14 25 (10.37%) SDLC
14 25 (10.37%) Waterfall
15 24 (9.96%) Test Management
15 24 (9.96%) Time Management
16 22 (9.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (25.31%) Java
2 60 (24.90%) SQL
3 49 (20.33%) JavaScript
4 39 (16.18%) C#
5 30 (12.45%) C++
6 28 (11.62%) C
7 27 (11.20%) Ruby
8 26 (10.79%) Python
9 18 (7.47%) PHP
10 17 (7.05%) VB
11 16 (6.64%) Perl
12 10 (4.15%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.32%) VBScript
14 6 (2.49%) Bash Shell
14 6 (2.49%) ECMAScript
14 6 (2.49%) VB.NET
15 5 (2.07%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 68 (28.22%) ISTQB
2 42 (17.43%) ISEB
3 32 (13.28%) Degree
4 20 (8.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (7.88%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.98%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.07%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.24%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.83%) MCP
10 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.41%) HND
11 1 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (49.79%) QA
2 7 (2.90%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (12.03%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.83%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 45 (18.67%) HP
2 25 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.30%) Red Hat
4 13 (5.39%) Oracle
5 4 (1.66%) BroadSoft
5 4 (1.66%) Cognizant
5 4 (1.66%) Ericsson
5 4 (1.66%) Pega
5 4 (1.66%) SAP
5 4 (1.66%) Telerik
6 3 (1.24%) Sage
7 2 (0.83%) Epicor
7 2 (0.83%) IFS
7 2 (0.83%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.41%) Capita
8 1 (0.41%) hybris
8 1 (0.41%) Remedy
8 1 (0.41%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.41%) VMware
8 1 (0.41%) Workday
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