Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England > South East
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 355 350 363
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 -86
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 179 218 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.70% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.78% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 162 176 205
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £31,375 £31,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,500 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%

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 25,691 27,829 30,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.00% 89.87% 89.44%
Number of salaries quoted 21,060 22,902 25,228
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +30 50 £45,000 +22.45% 1
Thames Valley -50 49 £46,500 +3.33% 19
Surrey +14 37 £44,000 +3.53% 5
Hampshire +19 35 £42,500 +21.43% 10
Berkshire -34 23 £47,500 - 7
Buckinghamshire -3 21 £35,000 -9.09% 9
East Sussex +10 8 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Oxfordshire -4 5 £50,000 - 4
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 120 (67.04%) Test Automation
2 110 (61.45%) QA
3 94 (52.51%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (41.34%) Selenium
5 69 (38.55%) C#
6 62 (34.64%) Regression Testing
7 60 (33.52%) Java
8 58 (32.40%) Scrum
9 48 (26.82%) SQL
9 48 (26.82%) WebDriver
10 47 (26.26%) Finance
11 44 (24.58%) User Experience
12 42 (23.46%) Problem-Solving
12 42 (23.46%) Performance Testing
13 40 (22.35%) Degree
14 39 (21.79%) System Integration Testing
15 38 (21.23%) JIRA
16 37 (20.67%) Acceptance Criteria
17 36 (20.11%) Test Strategy
18 35 (19.55%) JMeter
19 33 (18.44%) Integration Testing
20 31 (17.32%) User Acceptance Testing
20 31 (17.32%) Non-Functional Testing
21 29 (16.20%) TDD
21 29 (16.20%) .NET
22 27 (15.08%) HTML
22 27 (15.08%) BDD
23 26 (14.53%) Confluence
23 26 (14.53%) Cross-Browser Testing
23 26 (14.53%) Test Scripting

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 26 (14.53%) Confluence
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.68%) Demantra
2 3 (1.68%) Magento
2 3 (1.68%) Oracle ASCP
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (1.12%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.68%) Serverless
2 2 (1.12%) SaaS
2 2 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.79%) HTTP
2 4 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (1.68%) ATM
4 2 (1.12%) PPP
5 1 (0.56%) DNS
5 1 (0.56%) Internet
5 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.47%) MS Access
3 7 (3.91%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.56%) DB2
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) MySQL
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.56%) Redis
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 74 (41.34%) Selenium
2 48 (26.82%) WebDriver
3 38 (21.23%) JIRA
4 35 (19.55%) JMeter
5 21 (11.73%) HP UFT
6 17 (9.50%) Jenkins
7 16 (8.94%) Cucumber
8 10 (5.59%) JUnit
8 10 (5.59%) SoapUI
8 10 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (5.03%) jMock
9 9 (5.03%) TestNG
10 8 (4.47%) Visual Studio
11 7 (3.91%) Git (software)
12 5 (2.79%) TestPartner
13 4 (2.23%) Maven
13 4 (2.23%) Mercurial
14 3 (1.68%) GitLab
14 3 (1.68%) Gradle
14 3 (1.68%) Hudson
General
1 47 (26.26%) Finance
2 6 (3.35%) Automotive
3 3 (1.68%) Electronics
3 3 (1.68%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.12%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.12%) Law
4 2 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Billing
5 1 (0.56%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Military
5 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (34.64%) Analyst
2 41 (22.91%) Tester
3 33 (18.44%) Test Analyst
4 29 (16.20%) Automation Tester
4 29 (16.20%) QA Tester
5 25 (13.97%) QA Automation Tester
6 23 (12.85%) Developer
6 23 (12.85%) Senior Analyst
7 20 (11.17%) QA Engineer
8 18 (10.06%) QA Analyst
8 18 (10.06%) Senior Automation Tester
8 18 (10.06%) Senior Tester
9 17 (9.50%) QA Automation Analyst
9 17 (9.50%) Senior QA Analyst
9 17 (9.50%) Senior QA Tester
10 14 (7.82%) Test Engineer
11 12 (6.70%) Test Leader
12 11 (6.15%) Junior
12 11 (6.15%) Software Developer
13 10 (5.59%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.20%) .NET
2 27 (15.08%) HTML
3 25 (13.97%) CSS
4 14 (7.82%) AngularJS
4 14 (7.82%) REST
5 13 (7.26%) Web Services
6 11 (6.15%) HTML5
7 10 (5.59%) .NET Framework
7 10 (5.59%) Hibernate
7 10 (5.59%) Spring
8 9 (5.03%) Java EE
9 7 (3.91%) .NET Core
9 7 (3.91%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 7 (3.91%) Entity Framework
9 7 (3.91%) jQuery
9 7 (3.91%) React
10 6 (3.35%) Node.js
11 5 (2.79%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 44 (24.58%) User Experience
2 22 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.59%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.68%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.12%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.56%) BBC
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) FMCG
7 1 (0.56%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.56%) Life Science
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) Robotics
7 1 (0.56%) SCADA
7 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.91%) Linux
2 6 (3.35%) Windows
3 1 (0.56%) Android
3 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.56%) Unix
3 1 (0.56%) VxWorks
3 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (67.04%) Test Automation
2 94 (52.51%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (34.64%) Regression Testing
4 58 (32.40%) Scrum
5 42 (23.46%) Performance Testing
5 42 (23.46%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (21.79%) System Integration Testing
7 37 (20.67%) Acceptance Criteria
8 36 (20.11%) Test Strategy
9 33 (18.44%) Integration Testing
10 31 (17.32%) Non-Functional Testing
10 31 (17.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (16.20%) TDD
12 27 (15.08%) BDD
13 26 (14.53%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 26 (14.53%) Test Scripting
14 25 (13.97%) SDLC
14 25 (13.97%) Unit Testing
15 22 (12.29%) Waterfall
16 20 (11.17%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (38.55%) C#
2 60 (33.52%) Java
3 48 (26.82%) SQL
4 21 (11.73%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.03%) Groovy
6 8 (4.47%) C++
7 7 (3.91%) Python
8 4 (2.23%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.68%) C
9 3 (1.68%) PHP
9 3 (1.68%) VB
10 2 (1.12%) Ada
10 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.12%) Go
10 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.56%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.56%) COBOL
11 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.56%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 40 (22.35%) Degree
2 25 (13.97%) ISEB
3 24 (13.41%) ISTQB
4 11 (6.15%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (3.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (3.91%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.12%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (61.45%) QA
2 5 (2.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) MISRA
3 1 (0.56%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.68%) Docker
3 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.68%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (13.41%) Oracle
2 21 (11.73%) SAP
3 20 (11.17%) HP
4 15 (8.38%) TIBCO
5 12 (6.70%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.79%) VMware
7 2 (1.12%) IBM
7 2 (1.12%) Workday
8 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.56%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.56%) Lumension
8 1 (0.56%) NetApp
8 1 (0.56%) Unisys
8 1 (0.56%) Wonderware