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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 186 216
Rank change year-on-year +5 +30  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 54 75 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.07% 1.27% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.43% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 37 54 19
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,591 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  

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 4558 5229 5269
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.08% 88.73% 87.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3768 4275 4385
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Gloucestershire +7 25 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Somerset +4 13 £42,500 +9.67% 2
Wiltshire +26 7 £32,500 -13.33%
Devon -6 6 £28,591 -26.21%
Bristol -26 3 £50,000 +58.73% 3
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 47 (50.54%) Selenium
2 42 (45.16%) SQL
3 41 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (35.48%) Java
4 33 (35.48%) Finance
5 31 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 31 (33.33%) ISEB
6 30 (32.26%) Non-Functional Testing
7 29 (31.18%) SoapUI
8 28 (30.11%) QA
9 25 (26.88%) Test Scripting
9 25 (26.88%) C#
10 23 (24.73%) Cucumber
11 22 (23.66%) XML
12 21 (22.58%) JSON
12 21 (22.58%) Software Testing
12 21 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (21.51%) Test Automation
14 18 (19.35%) Automated Testing
15 17 (18.28%) JIRA
15 17 (18.28%) SOAP
15 17 (18.28%) JUnit
15 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
16 13 (13.98%) DV Cleared
16 13 (13.98%) LoadRunner
16 13 (13.98%) Oracle
16 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
17 12 (12.90%) Scrum
17 12 (12.90%) SQL Server
18 10 (10.75%) C++

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 2 (2.15%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.08%) FileNet
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.08%) SAS
2 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.15%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) Internet
2 2 (2.15%) Intranet
3 1 (1.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) MySQL
3 6 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.30%) Big Data
5 4 (4.30%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.15%) SAP BW
8 1 (1.08%) DB2
8 1 (1.08%) Power BI
8 1 (1.08%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 47 (50.54%) Selenium
2 29 (31.18%) SoapUI
3 23 (24.73%) Cucumber
4 17 (18.28%) JIRA
4 17 (18.28%) JUnit
5 13 (13.98%) LoadRunner
6 10 (10.75%) TestNG
7 8 (8.60%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.60%) WebDriver
8 6 (6.45%) Git (software)
9 4 (4.30%) JBehave
9 4 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.23%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.23%) Spock
10 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.23%) XMLUnit
11 2 (2.15%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.15%) TestDirector
11 2 (2.15%) WinRunner
11 2 (2.15%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (35.48%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.45%) Back Office
4 5 (5.38%) Banking
4 5 (5.38%) Retail
5 4 (4.30%) Advertising
5 4 (4.30%) Games
6 3 (3.23%) Billing
7 2 (2.15%) Electronics
7 2 (2.15%) Marketing
7 2 (2.15%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (46.24%) Analyst
2 37 (39.78%) Test Analyst
3 17 (18.28%) Test Engineer
3 17 (18.28%) Tester
4 13 (13.98%) Developer
4 13 (13.98%) Software Analyst
4 13 (13.98%) Software Test Analyst
5 11 (11.83%) QA Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Software Test Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) SQL Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Automation Tester
7 5 (5.38%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.30%) PHP Developer
8 4 (4.30%) PHP Web Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Product Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.66%) XML
2 21 (22.58%) JSON
3 17 (18.28%) SOAP
4 9 (9.68%) REST
5 8 (8.60%) LAMP
6 7 (7.53%) CSS
6 7 (7.53%) HTML
7 6 (6.45%) Web Services
7 6 (6.45%) XML Messaging
8 5 (5.38%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.38%) jQuery
9 4 (4.30%) .NET
9 4 (4.30%) Ajax
9 4 (4.30%) Angular 2
9 4 (4.30%) CakePHP
9 4 (4.30%) Gherkin
9 4 (4.30%) RxJS
9 4 (4.30%) Symfony
10 3 (3.23%) CSS3
11 2 (2.15%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) Unix
2 8 (8.60%) Linux
3 5 (5.38%) Windows
4 1 (1.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.26%) Non-Functional Testing
3 25 (26.88%) Test Scripting
4 21 (22.58%) Software Testing
4 21 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (21.51%) Test Automation
6 18 (19.35%) Automated Testing
7 12 (12.90%) Scrum
8 10 (10.75%) OpenUP
8 10 (10.75%) Regression Testing
8 10 (10.75%) User Stories
9 9 (9.68%) Automation Testing
9 9 (9.68%) BDD
9 9 (9.68%) Web Development
10 8 (8.60%) Manual Testing
10 8 (8.60%) Wealth Management
11 7 (7.53%) Test Strategy
12 6 (6.45%) QA Automation
12 6 (6.45%) Test Management
12 6 (6.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (45.16%) SQL
2 33 (35.48%) Java
3 25 (26.88%) C#
4 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.75%) C++
5 10 (10.75%) Python
6 8 (8.60%) PHP
7 3 (3.23%) C
7 3 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.23%) VBScript
8 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.08%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.08%) ES6
9 1 (1.08%) VB
9 1 (1.08%) VB6
9 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (33.33%) ISEB
1 31 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.98%) DV Cleared
4 8 (8.60%) Degree
4 8 (8.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (30.11%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.08%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Oracle
2 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.45%) HP
4 4 (4.30%) Nokia
4 4 (4.30%) SOASTA, Inc
5 3 (3.23%) SAP
5 3 (3.23%) Tableau
6 1 (1.08%) EMC
6 1 (1.08%) Panasonic
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago