Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 295 245 272
Rank change year-on-year -50 +27 +17
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 45 127 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.40% 1.06% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 1.19% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 41 105 112
Thames Valley median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £28,522 £31,000 £30,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £56,250 £53,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 10,116 10,705 13,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 91.03% 88.96% 89.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8,236 8,543 10,434
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 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
Berkshire -33 24 £47,500 - 5
Buckinghamshire -12 16 £37,500 -2.60% 8
Oxfordshire -2 5 £50,000 - 6
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 30 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (46.67%) QA
4 18 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 13 (28.89%) Finance
5 13 (28.89%) Scrum
5 13 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 12 (26.67%) Java
6 12 (26.67%) BDD
6 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
7 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (22.22%) Selenium
9 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
10 8 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (15.56%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (15.56%) Degree
11 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
12 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
12 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
12 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
12 6 (13.33%) WebDriver
12 6 (13.33%) SDLC
13 5 (11.11%) User Experience
13 5 (11.11%) Analytics
13 5 (11.11%) DevOps
13 5 (11.11%) REST
13 5 (11.11%) C#

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 (8.89%) Confluence
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (4.44%) Demantra
1 2 (4.44%) Magento
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle ASCP
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 2 (4.44%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Serverless
2 2 (4.44%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) Power BI
3 1 (2.22%) Redis
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
2 10 (22.22%) Selenium
3 6 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 5 (11.11%) JIRA
5 4 (8.89%) GitLab
5 4 (8.89%) Mercurial
6 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
6 3 (6.67%) JMeter
6 3 (6.67%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
8 1 (2.22%) ClearQuest
8 1 (2.22%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.22%) Maven
8 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Automotive
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Billing
4 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Tester
5 4 (8.89%) SOC Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.89%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (6.67%) Python Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (4.44%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Python Developer
7 2 (4.44%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) REST
1 5 (11.11%) XML
2 4 (8.89%) CGI
2 4 (8.89%) Node.js
3 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.67%) CSS
3 3 (6.67%) CSS3
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) HTML5
3 3 (6.67%) LESS
3 3 (6.67%) React
3 3 (6.67%) RxJS
3 3 (6.67%) Sass
4 2 (4.44%) Behat
4 2 (4.44%) Ember.js
4 2 (4.44%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (4.44%) SOAP
4 2 (4.44%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (4.44%) XSLT
5 1 (2.22%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (11.11%) User Experience
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Robotics
5 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 13 (28.89%) Scrum
4 13 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (26.67%) BDD
5 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
8 7 (15.56%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
9 6 (13.33%) SDLC
10 5 (11.11%) Analytics
10 5 (11.11%) DevOps
10 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 5 (11.11%) TDD
11 4 (8.89%) OO
11 4 (8.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) Java
2 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.11%) C#
3 5 (11.11%) Python
4 4 (8.89%) C++
5 3 (6.67%) Go
5 3 (6.67%) SQL
5 3 (6.67%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.44%) XPath
7 1 (2.22%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) ISEB
5 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (46.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Docker
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) SAP
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) HP
3 2 (4.44%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.22%) Unisys