Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 244 263
Rank change year-on-year -68 +19 +8
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 44 110 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.37% 0.93% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.05% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 41 90 125
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £52,500 £56,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +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 10,685 10,470 13,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 90.08% 88.62% 90.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8,838 8,311 10,790
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,675 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -42 29 £57,500 +43.75% 8
Buckinghamshire -15 11 £41,500 +15.28% 1
Oxfordshire -20 4 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 28 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (38.64%) Finance
3 17 (38.64%) QA
4 14 (31.82%) Regression Testing
5 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (25.00%) Selenium
6 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (25.00%) Scrum
7 10 (22.73%) Java
7 10 (22.73%) JIRA
7 10 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
9 8 (18.18%) C++
9 8 (18.18%) SAP
10 7 (15.91%) TDD
10 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (15.91%) Kanban
10 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
10 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
10 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (15.91%) Microservices
11 6 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 6 (13.64%) Go
11 6 (13.64%) BDD
11 6 (13.64%) Banking
11 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
11 6 (13.64%) Migration
11 6 (13.64%) .NET
11 6 (13.64%) SQL Server

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 3 (6.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (4.55%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) Serverless
3 2 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Big Data
3 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.82%) Power BI
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Selenium
2 10 (22.73%) JIRA
3 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
4 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 4 (9.09%) Mercurial
5 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.82%) GitLab
5 3 (6.82%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.82%) LoadRunner
5 3 (6.82%) TestRail
6 2 (4.55%) JMeter
6 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.27%) ClearCase
7 1 (2.27%) ClearQuest
7 1 (2.27%) eggPlant
7 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.27%) JBehave
7 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (38.64%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Automotive
4 2 (4.55%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Law
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Team Leader
4 7 (15.91%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Test Leader
4 7 (15.91%) Tester
5 6 (13.64%) Software Tester
5 6 (13.64%) Test Team Leader
6 5 (11.36%) Software Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Automation Tester
7 4 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
7 4 (9.09%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.82%) Power BI Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Python Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 3 (6.82%) Software QA Tester
8 3 (6.82%) SSAS Developer
8 3 (6.82%) SSIS Developer
8 3 (6.82%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
2 5 (11.36%) React
3 4 (9.09%) REST
4 3 (6.82%) CGI
4 3 (6.82%) CSS
4 3 (6.82%) CSS3
4 3 (6.82%) HTML
4 3 (6.82%) HTML5
4 3 (6.82%) LESS
4 3 (6.82%) Node.js
4 3 (6.82%) RxJS
4 3 (6.82%) Sass
4 3 (6.82%) XML
5 2 (4.55%) Django
5 2 (4.55%) Ember.js
5 2 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (4.55%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (4.55%) XSLT
6 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) User Experience
3 4 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.82%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.55%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (2.27%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
1 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.82%) Regression Testing
4 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (25.00%) Scrum
5 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.91%) Kanban
7 7 (15.91%) Microservices
7 7 (15.91%) TDD
7 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
8 6 (13.64%) BDD
8 6 (13.64%) Migration
8 6 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Analytics
9 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (11.36%) SDLC
9 5 (11.36%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) Java
2 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
3 8 (18.18%) C++
4 6 (13.64%) Go
4 6 (13.64%) Python
5 5 (11.36%) SQL
6 4 (9.09%) C#
6 4 (9.09%) Scala
7 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.82%) TypeScript
8 2 (4.55%) XPath
9 1 (2.27%) C
9 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) ISEB
2 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
3 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (38.64%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) SAP
2 3 (6.82%) Capita
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Unisys