The median annual salary for a Functional Tester was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 862 940 959
Rank change year-on-year +78 +19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 5 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.017% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.018% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 25
Median salary £27,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.92% +2.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £27,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -21.42% +7.69%  

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 84085 99656 107160
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69887 83740 87378
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Functional Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Functional Tester in the job title.

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
Top 6 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 3 months to 27 April 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
England +74 5 £27,500 -29.48% 2
London +62 4 - - 1
South East +55 1 £27,500 -22.53%
Croydon - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £27,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £27,500 -

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 10 (76.92%) QA
2 9 (69.23%) Functional Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) Finance
5 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
6 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 4 (30.77%) Selenium
6 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
6 4 (30.77%) Unix
7 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
8 2 (15.38%) JIRA
8 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
8 2 (15.38%) CSS3
8 2 (15.38%) HTML5
8 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
8 2 (15.38%) Open Source
8 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
8 2 (15.38%) jQuery
8 2 (15.38%) Big Data
8 2 (15.38%) Retail
8 2 (15.38%) Ajax
8 2 (15.38%) Advertising
8 2 (15.38%) Linux
8 2 (15.38%) JMeter
8 2 (15.38%) Workflow

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) JMeter
2 2 (15.38%) NeoLoad
2 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
2 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
2 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
3 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Advertising
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Ajax
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) CSS3
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) HTML5
1 2 (15.38%) jQuery
1 2 (15.38%) XHTML
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Fintech
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Functional Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Open Source
6 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Workflow
7 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (76.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
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