Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Functional Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1164 1165 1213
Rank change year-on-year +1 +48 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Functional Tester 15 15 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.009% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.009% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 66
UK median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -32.58% +32.84%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £52,750 £75,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £26,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -41.67% +50.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 165,167 169,750 201,213
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.48% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 134,266 141,304 168,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,673
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 21 January 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
England +10 10 £37,500 +25.00% 5
UK excluding London +11 9 £35,000 +33.33% 7
South East +16 4 £37,500 +53.06%
London -2 3 £52,500 +61.54% 1
East of England - 3 £35,000 -
Wales - 2 £28,750 - 2

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 11 (73.33%) Functional Testing
2 9 (60.00%) QA
3 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Use Case
5 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 4 (26.67%) SDLC
8 3 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (20.00%) BPMN
8 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
8 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (20.00%) ERP
8 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (20.00%) Validation
8 3 (20.00%) MBA
8 3 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Selenium
8 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Usability Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Kanban

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 3 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) 3G
1 1 (6.67%) 4G
1 1 (6.67%) GPRS
1 1 (6.67%) GSM
1 1 (6.67%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DB2
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Ajax
2 1 (6.67%) Behat
2 1 (6.67%) CSS3
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Currency
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Functional Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Use Case
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) SDLC
7 3 (20.00%) BPMN
7 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (20.00%) ERP
7 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
7 3 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Validation
8 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (20.00%) MBA
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle