Period
to 17 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England > South West
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 246 261 231
Rank change year-on-year +15 -30 -3
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 79 78 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.80% 0.73% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.79% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 62 84 85
South West median annual salary £44,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.88% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,790
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £45,000
England median annual salary £48,250 £47,500 £43,875
% change year-on-year +1.58% +8.26% +3.24%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,021 9,867 9,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.60% 92.03% 92.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7,058 8,119 7,874
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in the South West

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the South West.

Salary trend for Functional Testing in the South West

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in the South West

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 June 2019. 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
Bristol +22 27 £50,000 +21.21% 1
Wiltshire 0 25 £46,500 +16.25%
Dorset +8 11 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Somerset -11 7 £41,250 -8.33%
Devon - 6 £31,000 - 2
Gloucestershire -31 2 £53,750 +34.38%
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 49 (62.03%) Test Automation
2 43 (54.43%) Non-Functional Testing
3 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (31.65%) QA
5 23 (29.11%) C#
5 23 (29.11%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (29.11%) Software Testing
5 23 (29.11%) ISTQB
6 21 (26.58%) Scrum
7 20 (25.32%) Test Scripting
7 20 (25.32%) Waterfall
8 18 (22.78%) JavaScript
9 17 (21.52%) ISEB
9 17 (21.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (18.99%) TDD
10 15 (18.99%) DevOps
11 14 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (17.72%) Selenium
11 14 (17.72%) Test Management
12 13 (16.46%) SQL
12 13 (16.46%) Java
12 13 (16.46%) .NET
12 13 (16.46%) Linux
13 12 (15.19%) HTML
13 12 (15.19%) Finance
13 12 (15.19%) Exploratory Testing
13 12 (15.19%) HTML5
14 11 (13.92%) Test Strategy
14 11 (13.92%) SpecFlow
14 11 (13.92%) Regression Testing

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (11.39%) nginx
2 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.53%) GitHub
3 2 (2.53%) Office 365
3 2 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) SMS
2 1 (1.27%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) MySQL
2 5 (6.33%) Redis
2 5 (6.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (17.72%) Selenium
2 11 (13.92%) SpecFlow
3 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
4 8 (10.13%) Protractor
5 4 (5.06%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.53%) Codeception
7 2 (2.53%) JIRA
7 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.53%) Xdebug
8 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.27%) GitLab
8 1 (1.27%) JBehave
8 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.27%) Maven
8 1 (1.27%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (15.19%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Aerospace
2 6 (7.59%) Avionics
2 6 (7.59%) Military
3 4 (5.06%) Electronics
3 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.06%) Marketing
3 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (36.71%) Analyst
2 24 (30.38%) Test Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Test Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) Developer
5 10 (12.66%) PHP Developer
6 9 (11.39%) Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (11.39%) Test Manager
7 6 (7.59%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Tester
8 4 (5.06%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Lead Tester
8 4 (5.06%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Technical Leader
8 4 (5.06%) Technical Tester
9 3 (3.80%) Manual Test Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Software Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.53%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.53%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) .NET
2 12 (15.19%) HTML
2 12 (15.19%) HTML5
3 10 (12.66%) REST
3 10 (12.66%) Web Services
4 9 (11.39%) CSS
4 9 (11.39%) CSS3
5 6 (7.59%) LEMP Stack
6 5 (6.33%) WPF
7 3 (3.80%) GraphQL
7 3 (3.80%) Protocol Buffers
8 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.53%) jQuery
8 2 (2.53%) LESS
8 2 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (2.53%) React
8 2 (2.53%) RequireJS
8 2 (2.53%) Sass
8 2 (2.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.53%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) User Experience
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) Linux
2 2 (2.53%) Windows
3 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (62.03%) Test Automation
2 43 (54.43%) Non-Functional Testing
3 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (29.11%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (29.11%) Software Testing
5 21 (26.58%) Scrum
6 20 (25.32%) Test Scripting
6 20 (25.32%) Waterfall
7 17 (21.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (18.99%) DevOps
8 15 (18.99%) TDD
9 14 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (17.72%) Test Management
10 12 (15.19%) Exploratory Testing
11 11 (13.92%) Regression Testing
11 11 (13.92%) Test Strategy
11 11 (13.92%) Unit Testing
12 10 (12.66%) Integration Testing
12 10 (12.66%) OO
12 10 (12.66%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.11%) C#
2 18 (22.78%) JavaScript
3 13 (16.46%) Java
3 13 (16.46%) SQL
4 11 (13.92%) PHP
5 9 (11.39%) Ruby
6 8 (10.13%) TypeScript
7 7 (8.86%) Go
8 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.27%) C++
9 1 (1.27%) Python
9 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (29.11%) ISTQB
2 17 (21.52%) ISEB
3 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.59%) MCSA
4 6 (7.59%) MCSE
4 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.06%) CEH
5 4 (5.06%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.53%) Degree
7 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (31.65%) QA
2 6 (7.59%) COSHH
3 2 (2.53%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Docker
2 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Grafana
2 2 (2.53%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.33%) SAP
3 3 (3.80%) HP
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle
4 2 (2.53%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.27%) Coverity
5 1 (1.27%) Google