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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 199 198
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 53 36 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.00% 0.69% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.78% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 49 34 46
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +23.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4783 4634 5167
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.38% 88.38% 86.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16720 16208 16022
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,250 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +12 15 £42,500 +30.76%
Gloucestershire +10 15 £32,500 -21.21% 2
Bristol -14 10 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Wiltshire +10 9 £37,500 +7.14%
Cornwall -4 2 £25,000 -41.17%
Devon -5 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Dorset -9 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 75 (69.44%) Test Automation
2 65 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (50.00%) Selenium
4 43 (39.81%) Non-Functional Testing
5 35 (32.41%) SQL
5 35 (32.41%) Cucumber
6 34 (31.48%) ISTQB
7 33 (30.56%) Finance
8 32 (29.63%) ISEB
9 30 (27.78%) SoapUI
10 29 (26.85%) Java
11 28 (25.93%) QA
12 27 (25.00%) JUnit
12 27 (25.00%) C#
12 27 (25.00%) Scrum
13 25 (23.15%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (20.37%) JSON
14 22 (20.37%) Scenario Testing
15 21 (19.44%) JavaScript
16 20 (18.52%) XML
16 20 (18.52%) Software Testing
17 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
18 18 (16.67%) JIRA
19 16 (14.81%) Unix
19 16 (14.81%) Test Scripting
20 15 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (13.89%) CSS
20 15 (13.89%) SOAP
20 15 (13.89%) OO
20 15 (13.89%) HTML

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 1 (0.93%) FileNet
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) HTTP
1 1 (0.93%) Internet
1 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.11%) MySQL
3 3 (2.78%) Big Data
3 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 54 (50.00%) Selenium
2 35 (32.41%) Cucumber
3 30 (27.78%) SoapUI
4 27 (25.00%) JUnit
5 18 (16.67%) JIRA
6 13 (12.04%) JBehave
7 11 (10.19%) LoadRunner
7 11 (10.19%) TestNG
8 8 (7.41%) SpecFlow
8 8 (7.41%) XMLUnit
9 7 (6.48%) WebDriver
10 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.63%) Git (software)
11 5 (4.63%) LoadUI
11 5 (4.63%) NUnit
12 4 (3.70%) Jenkins
12 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (2.78%) Spock
14 2 (1.85%) MSTest
15 1 (0.93%) Concordion
General
1 33 (30.56%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Games
3 7 (6.48%) Back Office
3 7 (6.48%) Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Retail
4 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.85%) Advertising
5 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (44.44%) Analyst
2 38 (35.19%) Test Analyst
3 23 (21.30%) Test Engineer
4 18 (16.67%) Developer
5 15 (13.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 14 (12.96%) Software Analyst
6 14 (12.96%) Software Test Analyst
7 13 (12.04%) Tester
8 11 (10.19%) QA Analyst
9 9 (8.33%) PHP Developer
9 9 (8.33%) PHP Web Developer
9 9 (8.33%) Web Developer
10 8 (7.41%) Functional Analyst
10 8 (7.41%) Functional Test Analyst
11 6 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (4.63%) Java Engineer
12 5 (4.63%) Software Test Engineer
13 4 (3.70%) Banking Analyst
13 4 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.37%) JSON
2 20 (18.52%) XML
3 15 (13.89%) CSS
3 15 (13.89%) HTML
3 15 (13.89%) SOAP
4 14 (12.96%) jQuery
5 12 (11.11%) LAMP
6 10 (9.26%) .NET
7 9 (8.33%) Ajax
7 9 (8.33%) REST
8 8 (7.41%) Gherkin
9 6 (5.56%) Web Services
10 5 (4.63%) CSS3
10 5 (4.63%) HTML5
11 4 (3.70%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.70%) Apache Cordova
11 4 (3.70%) React Native
11 4 (3.70%) XML Messaging
12 3 (2.78%) CakePHP
12 3 (2.78%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.81%) Unix
2 13 (12.04%) Windows
3 4 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (69.44%) Test Automation
2 65 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (39.81%) Non-Functional Testing
4 27 (25.00%) Scrum
5 25 (23.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (20.37%) Scenario Testing
7 20 (18.52%) Software Testing
8 16 (14.81%) Test Scripting
9 15 (13.89%) OO
10 14 (12.96%) BDD
10 14 (12.96%) Test Strategy
11 13 (12.04%) Exploratory Testing
11 13 (12.04%) QA Automation
11 13 (12.04%) Web Development
12 12 (11.11%) User Stories
13 11 (10.19%) OpenUP
13 11 (10.19%) Unit Testing
14 10 (9.26%) Manual Testing
14 10 (9.26%) Waterfall
15 8 (7.41%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (32.41%) SQL
2 29 (26.85%) Java
3 27 (25.00%) C#
4 21 (19.44%) JavaScript
5 12 (11.11%) PHP
6 11 (10.19%) C++
7 7 (6.48%) Python
8 1 (0.93%) C
8 1 (0.93%) ECMAScript
8 1 (0.93%) ES6
8 1 (0.93%) VB
8 1 (0.93%) VB6
8 1 (0.93%) VBA
8 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (31.48%) ISTQB
2 32 (29.63%) ISEB
3 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
4 14 (12.96%) DV Cleared
5 8 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (4.63%) Degree
7 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (25.93%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (12.96%) Oracle
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.70%) Cognizant
4 3 (2.78%) Nokia
4 3 (2.78%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (1.85%) HP
6 1 (0.93%) Capita
6 1 (0.93%) Civica
6 1 (0.93%) Northgate
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
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