Period
to 20 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Functional Tester was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Tester
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1181 1253 1280
Rank change year-on-year +72 +27 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 12 23 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.011% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.012% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 6 20 43
UK median annual salary £44,000 £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.39% +4.38% +33.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year -5.71% +3.70% +12.50%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 170014 195855 213983
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.02% 96.50% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 138687 164501 175450
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Functional Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Functional Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Tester in the UK

Functional Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Functional Tester in the UK

Functional Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Tester over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Functional Tester in the UK

Functional Tester
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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
England +62 9 £30,250 -28.82% 2
London +52 6 £65,000 +18.18% 2
UK excluding London +70 5 £33,000 -5.71%
South East +91 2 £27,500 -21.99%
Scotland +7 2 £55,000 +34.15%
Yorkshire +32 1 £33,000 +24.53%
North of England -6 1 £33,000 +24.53%

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, Functional Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Functional Tester in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) XHTML
5 2 (16.67%) Games
5 2 (16.67%) Advertising
5 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) HTML5
5 2 (16.67%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) CSS3
5 2 (16.67%) User Experience
5 2 (16.67%) Microservices
5 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) Ajax
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management

Functional Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (8.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Advertising
2 2 (16.67%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Ajax
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) CSS3
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) HTML5
1 2 (16.67%) jQuery
1 2 (16.67%) XHTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) CGI
2 1 (8.33%) WPF
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) Microservices
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) ERP
6 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MBA
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
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