Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England > South West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 263 279
Rank change year-on-year +20 +16 -55
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 80 80 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.80% 0.78% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.86% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 66 87 51
South West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57% -17.65%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £56,998
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.00%

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 9,287 9,352 9,843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.64% 91.32% 91.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,363 7,679 8,193
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
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 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 14 December 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 14 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
Wiltshire -6 26 £49,000 -6.67% 5
Bristol +22 24 £52,500 +16.67% 9
Gloucestershire +2 14 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Devon +14 8 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Somerset +10 7 £31,500 -25.88% 4
Dorset +2 1 £33,500 +3.08% 2
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 West region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 57 (71.25%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (62.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 41 (51.25%) Test Automation
4 28 (35.00%) ISEB
5 27 (33.75%) ISTQB
5 27 (33.75%) Selenium
6 26 (32.50%) QA
7 25 (31.25%) C#
7 25 (31.25%) Scrum
8 23 (28.75%) SC Cleared
8 23 (28.75%) Security Cleared
9 22 (27.50%) Waterfall
9 22 (27.50%) Finance
10 20 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 20 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (25.00%) Test Strategy
11 19 (23.75%) BDD
11 19 (23.75%) Process Improvement
11 19 (23.75%) SQL
12 18 (22.50%) Java
12 18 (22.50%) Ruby
13 17 (21.25%) Test Planning
14 16 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 16 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
14 16 (20.00%) SpecFlow
14 16 (20.00%) V-Model
14 16 (20.00%) OpenUP
14 16 (20.00%) Unified Process
14 16 (20.00%) Integration 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 (11.25%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (11.25%) Office 365
4 7 (8.75%) G Suite
5 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Ethernet
1 3 (3.75%) IPsec
1 3 (3.75%) IPv4
1 3 (3.75%) IPv6
1 3 (3.75%) Network Security
1 3 (3.75%) SNMP
1 3 (3.75%) SSH
1 3 (3.75%) SSL
1 3 (3.75%) VLAN
1 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.25%) MS Access
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (33.75%) Selenium
2 16 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 15 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 10 (12.50%) JIRA
5 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
6 7 (8.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (8.75%) GitLab
6 7 (8.75%) JBehave
6 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
6 7 (8.75%) Maven
6 7 (8.75%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.00%) Eclipse
7 4 (5.00%) Protractor
7 4 (5.00%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (5.00%) Xcode
8 3 (3.75%) Codeception
8 3 (3.75%) FitNesse
8 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (27.50%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Electronics
3 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Analyst
2 23 (28.75%) Test Analyst
3 20 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 18 (22.50%) Tester
5 13 (16.25%) Test Automation Engineer
6 12 (15.00%) Automation Tester
6 12 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (10.00%) Test Manager
8 7 (8.75%) Test Leader
9 6 (7.50%) QA Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) Lead Tester
10 4 (5.00%) Technical Leader
10 4 (5.00%) Technical Tester
10 4 (5.00%) Trainer
11 3 (3.75%) Developer
11 3 (3.75%) Software Analyst
11 3 (3.75%) Test and Validation Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) Validation Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) Web Services
2 5 (6.25%) .NET
2 5 (6.25%) jQuery
3 4 (5.00%) REST
3 4 (5.00%) SOAP
4 3 (3.75%) XML
5 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.50%) GraphQL
5 2 (2.50%) HTML
5 2 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (2.50%) LESS
5 2 (2.50%) Redux
5 2 (2.50%) RESTful
6 1 (1.25%) Ajax
6 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) e-Learning
2 4 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.75%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.25%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.25%) Linux
2 11 (13.75%) Windows
3 6 (7.50%) Unix
4 4 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (71.25%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (62.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 41 (51.25%) Test Automation
4 25 (31.25%) Scrum
5 22 (27.50%) Waterfall
6 20 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 20 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (23.75%) BDD
7 19 (23.75%) Process Improvement
8 17 (21.25%) Test Planning
9 16 (20.00%) DSDM
9 16 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 16 (20.00%) OpenUP
9 16 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 16 (20.00%) RAD
9 16 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 16 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
9 16 (20.00%) Unified Process
9 16 (20.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.25%) C#
2 20 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 19 (23.75%) SQL
4 18 (22.50%) Java
4 18 (22.50%) Ruby
5 10 (12.50%) Python
6 8 (10.00%) C
6 8 (10.00%) TypeScript
7 5 (6.25%) Assembly Language
8 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) ISEB
2 27 (33.75%) ISTQB
3 23 (28.75%) SC Cleared
3 23 (28.75%) Security Cleared
4 12 (15.00%) DV Cleared
5 9 (11.25%) MCSA
5 9 (11.25%) MCSE
5 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.25%) CEH
7 1 (1.25%) Degree
7 1 (1.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (32.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) GDPR
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) Google
3 3 (3.75%) Cisco
3 3 (3.75%) EMC
3 3 (3.75%) Juniper
3 3 (3.75%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.25%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow