Period
to 24 November 2017

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

Functional Testing
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 326 337 254
Rank change year-on-year +11 -83 +85
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 225 269 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.77% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.88% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 183 227 485
South East median annual salary £40,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.76% +8.52%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,650 £29,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £58,150
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%

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 26983 30553 37260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.47% 87.40% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 22199 25337 30803
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +33 130 £45,000 - 5
Berkshire +39 67 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Surrey +30 58 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Buckinghamshire +30 46 £38,500 +10.00% 2
Hampshire -38 24 £35,000 -22.22%
Oxfordshire -14 19 £50,000 +2.04% 2
West Sussex -7 6 £36,750 +3.52%
East Sussex -17 4 £47,500 +5.56%
Kent +22 3 £32,250 -28.33% 1
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 160 (71.11%) Test Automation
2 127 (56.44%) QA
3 109 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (36.00%) Selenium
5 78 (34.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 76 (33.78%) ISTQB
7 70 (31.11%) Java
8 69 (30.67%) Regression Testing
8 69 (30.67%) Test Scripting
9 61 (27.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 59 (26.22%) Degree
10 59 (26.22%) Test Strategy
11 57 (25.33%) C#
12 55 (24.44%) SQL
12 55 (24.44%) Scrum
13 53 (23.56%) Software Testing
14 52 (23.11%) Finance
15 50 (22.22%) TDD
16 48 (21.33%) Windows
17 44 (19.56%) Manual Testing
18 43 (19.11%) Test Management
18 43 (19.11%) BDD
19 42 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
20 41 (18.22%) Mentoring
20 41 (18.22%) SDLC
21 40 (17.78%) Computer Science
22 38 (16.89%) HP
23 36 (16.00%) Integration Testing
24 35 (15.56%) WebDriver
24 35 (15.56%) LoadRunner

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 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.33%) Apache
4 2 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.89%) GemFire
5 1 (0.44%) Confluence
5 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (9.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.78%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (6.22%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (4.00%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.89%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.44%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.22%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.78%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (0.89%) GitHub
4 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.00%) VoIP
2 7 (3.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (2.22%) Internet
4 1 (0.44%) ATM
4 1 (0.44%) DSL
4 1 (0.44%) Firewall
4 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.67%) MySQL
3 14 (6.22%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.00%) SQLPlus
5 8 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.22%) GIS
7 4 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.89%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.89%) Big Data
8 2 (0.89%) HBase
9 1 (0.44%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 81 (36.00%) Selenium
2 35 (15.56%) LoadRunner
2 35 (15.56%) WebDriver
3 32 (14.22%) HP UFT
4 28 (12.44%) Jenkins
5 26 (11.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (8.89%) JIRA
7 18 (8.00%) JUnit
8 17 (7.56%) Cucumber
9 14 (6.22%) JMeter
9 14 (6.22%) SoapUI
9 14 (6.22%) Subversion
10 10 (4.44%) Git (software)
11 9 (4.00%) eggPlant
11 9 (4.00%) LoadUI
11 9 (4.00%) NUnit
11 9 (4.00%) TestNG
11 9 (4.00%) Toad
12 8 (3.56%) InstallShield
12 8 (3.56%) Protractor
General
1 52 (23.11%) Finance
2 12 (5.33%) Legal
3 11 (4.89%) Aerospace
4 10 (4.44%) Automotive
4 10 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.00%) Publishing
6 4 (1.78%) Billing
6 4 (1.78%) Digital Economy
7 3 (1.33%) Retail
8 2 (0.89%) Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 79 (35.11%) Analyst
2 55 (24.44%) Test Analyst
3 39 (17.33%) Test Engineer
4 37 (16.44%) Developer
5 28 (12.44%) Tester
6 23 (10.22%) QA Analyst
6 23 (10.22%) Test Automation Engineer
7 12 (5.33%) QA Automation Analyst
7 12 (5.33%) Senior Tester
8 11 (4.89%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (4.89%) Automation Tester
8 11 (4.89%) QA Test Analyst
9 10 (4.44%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.44%) Consultant
9 10 (4.44%) QA Engineer
9 10 (4.44%) Software Developer
9 10 (4.44%) Team Leader
9 10 (4.44%) Test Manager
10 9 (4.00%) QA Tester
10 9 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.67%) Web Services
2 31 (13.78%) .NET
3 27 (12.00%) HTML
4 25 (11.11%) CSS
5 19 (8.44%) SOAP
6 17 (7.56%) WCF
7 16 (7.11%) AngularJS
8 15 (6.67%) jQuery
9 13 (5.78%) XML
10 11 (4.89%) .NET Framework
11 10 (4.44%) ASP.NET
11 10 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (4.44%) LAMP
12 9 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 9 (4.00%) Entity Framework
12 9 (4.00%) LINQ
12 9 (4.00%) LINQ to SQL
13 8 (3.56%) WPF
14 7 (3.11%) JSON
14 7 (3.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (17.78%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.56%) Algorithms
5 7 (3.11%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (3.11%) iPad
5 7 (3.11%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.22%) Animation
7 4 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.78%) Replication
8 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.89%) Fintech
9 2 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.89%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (21.33%) Windows
2 27 (12.00%) Linux
3 19 (8.44%) Unix
4 8 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.56%) Solaris
5 4 (1.78%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.44%) Android
6 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (71.11%) Test Automation
2 109 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (34.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 69 (30.67%) Regression Testing
4 69 (30.67%) Test Scripting
5 61 (27.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 59 (26.22%) Test Strategy
7 55 (24.44%) Scrum
8 53 (23.56%) Software Testing
9 50 (22.22%) TDD
10 44 (19.56%) Manual Testing
11 43 (19.11%) BDD
11 43 (19.11%) Test Management
12 41 (18.22%) Mentoring
12 41 (18.22%) SDLC
13 36 (16.00%) Integration Testing
14 35 (15.56%) Performance Testing
15 32 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (14.22%) Unit Testing
16 30 (13.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 70 (31.11%) Java
2 57 (25.33%) C#
3 55 (24.44%) SQL
4 35 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 31 (13.78%) Python
6 22 (9.78%) C++
7 21 (9.33%) C
8 17 (7.56%) Ruby
9 13 (5.78%) Perl
10 11 (4.89%) VBScript
11 10 (4.44%) PHP
12 9 (4.00%) PowerShell
13 8 (3.56%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.56%) VB
14 5 (2.22%) PHP 5
15 4 (1.78%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.78%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.78%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.89%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (33.78%) ISTQB
2 59 (26.22%) Degree
3 34 (15.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (10.67%) ISEB
5 18 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.44%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.56%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.89%) HP AIS
10 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.44%) MCP
10 1 (0.44%) MySQL Certification
10 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (56.44%) QA
2 4 (1.78%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (3.11%) Docker
2 4 (1.78%) KVM
2 4 (1.78%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.89%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 31 (13.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.44%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 38 (16.89%) HP
2 24 (10.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.56%) SAP
4 10 (4.44%) Sophos
5 8 (3.56%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.11%) Oracle
7 5 (2.22%) Ariba
7 5 (2.22%) Concur
7 5 (2.22%) Telerik
8 4 (1.78%) Cognizant
8 4 (1.78%) DevExpress
8 4 (1.78%) Pega
8 4 (1.78%) Perforce
9 2 (0.89%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.89%) Google
9 2 (0.89%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.89%) Workday
10 1 (0.44%) Capita
10 1 (0.44%) Infor
10 1 (0.44%) RedPrairie