Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England > South West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 237 275
Rank change year-on-year -32 +38 -39
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 60 95 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.58% 0.94% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.03% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 46 89 51
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £22,500 £28,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.97%

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 9,495 9,261 9,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.11% 91.49% 90.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7,753 7,662 8,140
South West median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,025
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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
Bristol +11 19 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Wiltshire -8 15 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Gloucestershire +1 14 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Somerset +19 5 £25,000 -41.18% 2
Devon +19 5 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Dorset -38 2 £35,500 +9.23% 1
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 West region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 37 (61.67%) Test Automation
2 35 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (40.00%) QA
4 22 (36.67%) Selenium
4 22 (36.67%) Finance
5 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 20 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 20 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 19 (31.67%) Linux
7 16 (26.67%) Scrum
7 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (26.67%) BDD
8 14 (23.33%) WebDriver
8 14 (23.33%) Python
8 14 (23.33%) Windows
8 14 (23.33%) C
8 14 (23.33%) JavaScript
9 13 (21.67%) Software Testing
10 12 (20.00%) C#
10 12 (20.00%) Java
11 11 (18.33%) Regression Testing
11 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (18.33%) JIRA
11 11 (18.33%) TDD
11 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
11 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
11 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
11 11 (18.33%) Process Improvement
12 10 (16.67%) Waterfall

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 6 (10.00%) Confluence
2 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) Apache
3 2 (3.33%) CMS
3 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) G Suite
1 6 (10.00%) Office 365
1 6 (10.00%) Slack
2 4 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) Ethernet
1 9 (15.00%) IPsec
1 9 (15.00%) IPv4
1 9 (15.00%) IPv6
1 9 (15.00%) SNMP
1 9 (15.00%) SSH
1 9 (15.00%) SSL
1 9 (15.00%) VLAN
1 9 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) MySQL
2 4 (6.67%) MS Access
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (36.67%) Selenium
2 14 (23.33%) WebDriver
3 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
3 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
3 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
3 11 (18.33%) JIRA
4 8 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (13.33%) GitLab
4 8 (13.33%) JBehave
4 8 (13.33%) Maven
4 8 (13.33%) SpecFlow
5 5 (8.33%) JMeter
6 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
6 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.67%) Xcode
7 3 (5.00%) FitNesse
7 3 (5.00%) LabVIEW
8 2 (3.33%) Fiddler
9 1 (1.67%) TestNG
General
1 22 (36.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.67%) Automotive
4 1 (1.67%) Avionics
4 1 (1.67%) Billing
4 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Test Engineer
2 14 (23.33%) Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Tester
4 11 (18.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Test Analyst
6 9 (15.00%) Automation Tester
7 8 (13.33%) Test Leader
8 6 (10.00%) Developer
8 6 (10.00%) Test and Validation Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Validation Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Verification Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) QA Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) Security Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (6.67%) Data Analyst
10 4 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
10 4 (6.67%) Junior Developer
10 4 (6.67%) Technical Leader
10 4 (6.67%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) JSON
2 5 (8.33%) XML
3 4 (6.67%) Ajax
3 4 (6.67%) jQuery
3 4 (6.67%) SOAP
4 2 (3.33%) CSS
4 2 (3.33%) HTML
4 2 (3.33%) RESTful
4 2 (3.33%) Spring
4 2 (3.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.67%) .NET
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.67%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 4 (6.67%) e-Learning
2 4 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Fintech
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.67%) Linux
2 14 (23.33%) Windows
3 6 (10.00%) Unix
4 4 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) Test Automation
2 35 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 20 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 16 (26.67%) BDD
4 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (26.67%) Scrum
5 13 (21.67%) Software Testing
6 11 (18.33%) Process Improvement
6 11 (18.33%) Regression Testing
6 11 (18.33%) TDD
6 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
7 10 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 9 (15.00%) DevOps
8 9 (15.00%) Test Planning
8 9 (15.00%) Validation
9 8 (13.33%) SDET
9 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 8 (13.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) C
1 14 (23.33%) JavaScript
1 14 (23.33%) Python
2 12 (20.00%) C#
2 12 (20.00%) Java
3 10 (16.67%) SQL
4 9 (15.00%) Shell Script
5 8 (13.33%) Ruby
6 4 (6.67%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 8 (13.33%) ISEB
4 4 (6.67%) CEH
4 4 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) MCSA
4 4 (6.67%) MCSE
4 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (6.67%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) EMC
2 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.00%) Cisco
3 6 (10.00%) Google
3 6 (10.00%) Juniper
4 4 (6.67%) ServiceNow
5 3 (5.00%) Agilent
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle
7 1 (1.67%) HP