Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Functional Testing
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 279 226
Rank change year-on-year +31 -53 +48
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 86 67 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.83% 0.62% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.70% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 91 53 103
South West median annual salary £42,500 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.00% +20.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £51,100 £53,750
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 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 9252 9636 10507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.50% 88.85% 88.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7614 8032 8826
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
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 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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
Gloucestershire +41 29 £50,000 +69.49%
Wiltshire +19 23 £52,500 -1.36%
Bristol -10 20 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Somerset +5 15 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Dorset -9 4 £32,500 -4.41%
Devon +11 2 £35,000 -0.71%
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 60 (69.77%) Test Automation
2 59 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (59.30%) Non-Functional Testing
4 39 (45.35%) Test Scripting
5 35 (40.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 33 (38.37%) ISTQB
7 31 (36.05%) Selenium
8 28 (32.56%) Test Strategy
9 27 (31.40%) Scrum
10 25 (29.07%) Software Testing
11 24 (27.91%) Manual Testing
12 22 (25.58%) ISEB
12 22 (25.58%) C#
13 21 (24.42%) SQL
13 21 (24.42%) Scenario Testing
14 20 (23.26%) .NET
15 18 (20.93%) QA
15 18 (20.93%) Defect Management
15 18 (20.93%) Waterfall
16 17 (19.77%) SoapUI
17 16 (18.60%) Test Management
18 15 (17.44%) Java
18 15 (17.44%) Finance
19 14 (16.28%) SOAP
19 14 (16.28%) Test Planning
20 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
20 13 (15.12%) Risk Management
20 13 (15.12%) Integration Testing
21 12 (13.95%) TDD
21 12 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management

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 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.33%) Confluence
3 1 (1.16%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.16%) Office 365
3 1 (1.16%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) MySQL
3 4 (4.65%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (36.05%) Selenium
2 17 (19.77%) SoapUI
3 11 (12.79%) Cucumber
4 9 (10.47%) JIRA
5 7 (8.14%) LoadRunner
5 7 (8.14%) SpecFlow
5 7 (8.14%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.98%) JMeter
6 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio
6 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.81%) NUnit
8 4 (4.65%) HP UFT
8 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.49%) JUnit
10 2 (2.33%) JBehave
10 2 (2.33%) XMLUnit
11 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.16%) MSTest
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Investment Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Law
4 4 (4.65%) Games
5 1 (1.16%) Back Office
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (47.67%) Analyst
2 38 (44.19%) Test Analyst
3 13 (15.12%) Test Leader
4 11 (12.79%) Tester
5 10 (11.63%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Developer
6 8 (9.30%) Functional Analyst
6 8 (9.30%) Functional Test Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Lead Tester
7 7 (8.14%) Technical Leader
7 7 (8.14%) Technical Tester
8 6 (6.98%) Banking Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Development Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) QA Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Software Development Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Team Leader
8 6 (6.98%) Test Development Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.26%) .NET
2 14 (16.28%) SOAP
3 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.65%) CSS
4 4 (4.65%) HTML
4 4 (4.65%) jQuery
4 4 (4.65%) JSON
4 4 (4.65%) XML
5 3 (3.49%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.33%) Ajax
6 2 (2.33%) CSS3
6 2 (2.33%) HTML5
6 2 (2.33%) LAMP
6 2 (2.33%) REST
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Graph
7 1 (1.16%) React Native
7 1 (1.16%) Sass
7 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.30%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.65%) Photography
4 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.33%) Fintech
6 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) Linux
2 4 (4.65%) Windows
3 3 (3.49%) Unix
4 1 (1.16%) Android
4 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (69.77%) Test Automation
2 59 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (59.30%) Non-Functional Testing
4 39 (45.35%) Test Scripting
5 35 (40.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (32.56%) Test Strategy
7 27 (31.40%) Scrum
8 25 (29.07%) Software Testing
9 24 (27.91%) Manual Testing
10 21 (24.42%) Scenario Testing
11 18 (20.93%) Defect Management
11 18 (20.93%) Waterfall
12 16 (18.60%) Test Management
13 14 (16.28%) Test Planning
14 13 (15.12%) Integration Testing
14 13 (15.12%) Risk Management
15 12 (13.95%) SDLC
15 12 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (13.95%) TDD
16 10 (11.63%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.58%) C#
2 21 (24.42%) SQL
3 15 (17.44%) Java
4 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.33%) PHP
6 1 (1.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (38.37%) ISTQB
2 22 (25.58%) ISEB
3 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
4 10 (11.63%) Degree
4 10 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (8.14%) CEH
5 7 (8.14%) MCSA
5 7 (8.14%) MCSE
5 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.93%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) Cognizant
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle
3 2 (2.33%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.16%) Google
4 1 (1.16%) HP
4 1 (1.16%) Xamarin