Period
to 22 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 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 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 275 215 251
Rank change year-on-year -60 +36 +41
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 61 140 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.60% 1.10% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.23% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 49 125 115
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £27,762 £31,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,750 £67,500 £58,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 Thames Valley with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,346 11,370 11,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 91.50% 89.58% 89.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7,456 9,141 9,328
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in the Thames Valley

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the Thames Valley.

Salary trend for Functional Testing in the Thames Valley

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in the Thames Valley

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 22 February 2019. 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
Buckinghamshire +20 32 £45,000 +16.88% 3
Berkshire -39 22 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Oxfordshire +9 7 £59,250 +31.67%
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 37 (60.66%) Test Automation
2 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (42.62%) QA
3 24 (39.34%) Regression Testing
4 23 (37.70%) SQL Server
5 19 (31.15%) C#
6 16 (26.23%) Unit Testing
7 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
7 13 (21.31%) Integration Testing
7 13 (21.31%) Selenium
7 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
7 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
8 12 (19.67%) MSTest
8 12 (19.67%) BDD
8 12 (19.67%) .NET Framework
8 12 (19.67%) WCF
8 12 (19.67%) WPF
8 12 (19.67%) NUnit
8 12 (19.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (19.67%) .NET
8 12 (19.67%) Visual Studio
8 12 (19.67%) VC++
9 11 (18.03%) Java
9 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (18.03%) Degree
9 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
10 10 (16.39%) Scrum
10 10 (16.39%) Oracle
10 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
11 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 4 (6.56%) IIS
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.64%) Confluence
3 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Demantra
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle ASCP
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.92%) Magento
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (37.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.56%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.56%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Redis
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Selenium
2 12 (19.67%) MSTest
2 12 (19.67%) NUnit
2 12 (19.67%) Visual Studio
3 8 (13.11%) WebDriver
4 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
4 7 (11.48%) JMeter
5 6 (9.84%) Cucumber
6 5 (8.20%) HP UFT
6 5 (8.20%) JIRA
7 4 (6.56%) TestRail
8 2 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.64%) Appium
9 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.64%) Calabash
9 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.64%) Maven
9 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.64%) TestNG
General
1 5 (8.20%) Retail
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Back Office
3 3 (4.92%) Front Office
3 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Automotive
4 1 (1.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Analyst
2 13 (21.31%) Tester
3 12 (19.67%) C# Developer
3 12 (19.67%) C# Software Developer
3 12 (19.67%) Developer
3 12 (19.67%) Software Developer
4 8 (13.11%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Test Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Test Manager
6 5 (8.20%) QA Tester
7 4 (6.56%) Automation Tester
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Oracle Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Functional Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) SOC Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Software QA Tester
10 1 (1.64%) Junior QA Tester
10 1 (1.64%) Senior Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) .NET
1 12 (19.67%) .NET Framework
1 12 (19.67%) WCF
1 12 (19.67%) WPF
2 5 (8.20%) Web Services
3 4 (6.56%) XML
4 3 (4.92%) Behat
4 3 (4.92%) REST
4 3 (4.92%) SOAP
5 1 (1.64%) CGI
5 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.64%) HTML
5 1 (1.64%) J2EE
5 1 (1.64%) Node.js
5 1 (1.64%) Spring
5 1 (1.64%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.64%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (60.66%) Test Automation
2 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (39.34%) Regression Testing
4 16 (26.23%) Unit Testing
5 13 (21.31%) Integration Testing
5 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
5 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
6 12 (19.67%) BDD
7 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (16.39%) Scrum
8 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
9 9 (14.75%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (13.11%) Scenario Testing
11 7 (11.48%) Acceptance Criteria
11 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (11.48%) Performance Testing
11 7 (11.48%) System Testing
11 7 (11.48%) TDD
12 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) C#
2 12 (19.67%) VC++
3 11 (18.03%) Java
4 8 (13.11%) SQL
5 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.20%) Python
5 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) Ruby
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Degree
1 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.20%) ISEB
2 5 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.64%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (42.62%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.39%) Oracle
3 9 (14.75%) HP
4 4 (6.56%) Cognos
4 4 (6.56%) Remedy
4 4 (6.56%) SAP
4 4 (6.56%) VMware
5 2 (3.28%) New Relic
6 1 (1.64%) Atlassian