Period
to 24 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 416 453 388
Rank change year-on-year +37 -65 -37
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 1,056 1,142 1,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.66% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.72% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 799 908 1,065
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,675 £27,790
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +6.67%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 133,252 158,348 154,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.83% 91.49%
Number of salaries quoted 104,246 127,450 127,097
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £27,790
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in the UK

Functional Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in the UK

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in the UK

Functional Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 24 May 2019. 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 +28 961 £50,000 +5.26% 38
UK excluding London +14 643 £43,500 +2.35% 29
London +61 395 £60,000 +9.09% 12
South East -22 194 £45,000 - 6
North of England -19 119 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Midlands +66 114 £45,000 +5.88% 4
South West +34 83 £50,000 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +88 78 £50,000 +17.65% 3
North West -8 59 £41,750 +12.84% 6
East of England +72 54 £42,750 -2.84% 3
Yorkshire -33 54 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Scotland +9 47 £40,000 -1.23% 2
West Midlands -2 36 £40,000 +5.14% 1
Wales +15 26 £32,500 -0.76% 1
North East +22 8 £34,186 +5.19% 1
Northern Ireland -23 6 £40,000 +12.68%

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 673 (63.73%) Test Automation
2 663 (62.78%) Agile Software Development
3 475 (44.98%) Non-Functional Testing
4 391 (37.03%) QA
5 388 (36.74%) Selenium
6 338 (32.01%) C#
7 321 (30.40%) SQL
8 308 (29.17%) Java
9 275 (26.04%) Software Testing
10 253 (23.96%) Scrum
11 244 (23.11%) Finance
12 228 (21.59%) Continuous Integration
13 217 (20.55%) JavaScript
14 206 (19.51%) Test Scripting
15 205 (19.41%) Test Strategy
16 204 (19.32%) BDD
17 188 (17.80%) JIRA
18 187 (17.71%) TDD
18 187 (17.71%) .NET
19 168 (15.91%) Regression Testing
20 167 (15.81%) ISTQB
20 167 (15.81%) DevOps
21 158 (14.96%) Cucumber
22 156 (14.77%) Jenkins
23 149 (14.11%) User Acceptance Testing
24 148 (14.02%) SDLC
25 139 (13.16%) User Stories
26 125 (11.84%) Microsoft
27 123 (11.65%) WebDriver
27 123 (11.65%) Scenario Testing

Functional Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 81 (7.67%) Confluence
2 34 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.85%) CMS
4 8 (0.76%) nginx
4 8 (0.76%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.66%) Camunda
6 6 (0.57%) IIS
7 5 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.38%) JBoss
8 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.28%) Apache
9 3 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.28%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.28%) WordPress
10 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.19%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.095%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.095%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 18 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.28%) FileZilla
4 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.095%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.095%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.095%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 16 (1.52%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.95%) Misys Midas
3 8 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.57%) Magento
5 5 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.38%) SAP FSCM
6 4 (0.38%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.38%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.095%) Postilion
9 1 (0.095%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 119 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.79%) Serverless
4 28 (2.65%) SaaS
5 27 (2.56%) Office 365
6 25 (2.37%) G Suite
7 23 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
8 20 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
9 16 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
10 15 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 15 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (1.23%) Azure Functions
12 13 (1.23%) Power Platform
13 11 (1.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 10 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.95%) GitHub
14 10 (0.95%) PaaS
15 9 (0.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.33%) Internet
2 12 (1.14%) SMS
3 10 (0.95%) DNS
3 10 (0.95%) MPLS
3 10 (0.95%) SNMP
4 6 (0.57%) HTTP
5 4 (0.38%) Unicast
6 2 (0.19%) ATM
6 2 (0.19%) Intranet
6 2 (0.19%) Network Security
6 2 (0.19%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.095%) 2G
7 1 (0.095%) 4G
7 1 (0.095%) Broadband
7 1 (0.095%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.095%) FTP
7 1 (0.095%) Softphone
7 1 (0.095%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.095%) VoIP
7 1 (0.095%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 50 (4.73%) MySQL
3 36 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 33 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 31 (2.94%) Big Data
7 23 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (2.08%) MongoDB
9 20 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 14 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
11 11 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.76%) Redis
14 7 (0.66%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.57%) Power BI
15 6 (0.57%) SQLite
16 5 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
16 5 (0.47%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.47%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 388 (36.74%) Selenium
2 188 (17.80%) JIRA
3 158 (14.96%) Cucumber
4 156 (14.77%) Jenkins
5 123 (11.65%) WebDriver
6 122 (11.55%) SoapUI
7 103 (9.75%) Git (software)
7 103 (9.75%) SpecFlow
8 60 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 51 (4.83%) JUnit
10 48 (4.55%) JMeter
11 45 (4.26%) TeamCity
12 43 (4.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 41 (3.88%) JBehave
13 41 (3.88%) Visual Studio
14 37 (3.50%) Appium
15 36 (3.41%) NUnit
16 35 (3.31%) Subversion
17 28 (2.65%) HP UFT
17 28 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 244 (23.11%) Finance
2 65 (6.16%) Banking
3 63 (5.97%) Retail
4 31 (2.94%) Marketing
5 22 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.52%) Law
8 14 (1.33%) Electronics
8 14 (1.33%) General Ledger
8 14 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.04%) Legal
10 10 (0.95%) Advertising
10 10 (0.95%) Aerospace
11 9 (0.85%) Back Office
11 9 (0.85%) Military
12 8 (0.76%) Front Office
13 6 (0.57%) Avionics
13 6 (0.57%) Games
14 2 (0.19%) Automotive
15 1 (0.095%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 255 (24.15%) Analyst
2 223 (21.12%) Test Analyst
3 177 (16.76%) Developer
4 158 (14.96%) Test Engineer
5 131 (12.41%) Tester
6 102 (9.66%) QA Engineer
7 89 (8.43%) Test Automation Engineer
8 81 (7.67%) Test Manager
9 69 (6.53%) Automation Tester
10 63 (5.97%) C# Developer
11 56 (5.30%) Software Developer
12 55 (5.21%) Automation Test Analyst
13 54 (5.11%) Test Leader
14 53 (5.02%) Architect
15 49 (4.64%) QA Tester
16 43 (4.07%) Software Test Engineer
17 41 (3.88%) C# Software Developer
18 36 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
19 32 (3.03%) QA Automation Engineer
20 31 (2.94%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (17.71%) .NET
2 113 (10.70%) HTML
3 99 (9.38%) Web Services
4 88 (8.33%) XML
5 83 (7.86%) JSON
6 81 (7.67%) CSS
7 76 (7.20%) SOAP
8 74 (7.01%) REST
9 66 (6.25%) HTML5
10 59 (5.59%) Node.js
11 54 (5.11%) AngularJS
12 52 (4.92%) RESTful
13 43 (4.07%) .NET Framework
13 43 (4.07%) Gherkin
14 42 (3.98%) React
15 33 (3.13%) Spring
16 32 (3.03%) WPF
17 29 (2.75%) Redux
18 27 (2.56%) Sass
19 22 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 66 (6.25%) Fintech
4 53 (5.02%) User Experience
5 39 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (1.23%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.04%) SWIFT
11 10 (0.95%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (0.85%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.76%) Internet of Things
13 8 (0.76%) Life Science
14 7 (0.66%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.66%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.66%) Over-the-Top Content
14 7 (0.66%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 65 (6.16%) Windows
2 63 (5.97%) Linux
3 24 (2.27%) Unix
4 15 (1.42%) Android
5 8 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.38%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.095%) Solaris
9 1 (0.095%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (63.73%) Test Automation
2 663 (62.78%) Agile Software Development
3 475 (44.98%) Non-Functional Testing
4 275 (26.04%) Software Testing
5 253 (23.96%) Scrum
6 228 (21.59%) Continuous Integration
7 206 (19.51%) Test Scripting
8 205 (19.41%) Test Strategy
9 204 (19.32%) BDD
10 187 (17.71%) TDD
11 168 (15.91%) Regression Testing
12 167 (15.81%) DevOps
13 149 (14.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 148 (14.02%) SDLC
15 139 (13.16%) User Stories
16 123 (11.65%) Scenario Testing
17 121 (11.46%) Waterfall
18 119 (11.27%) API Testing
19 116 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
20 115 (10.89%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 338 (32.01%) C#
2 321 (30.40%) SQL
3 308 (29.17%) Java
4 217 (20.55%) JavaScript
5 108 (10.23%) Python
6 52 (4.92%) PowerShell
7 40 (3.79%) Ruby
8 30 (2.84%) T-SQL
9 29 (2.75%) TypeScript
10 26 (2.46%) ES6
11 23 (2.18%) PHP
12 19 (1.80%) Go
13 17 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.52%) VC++
15 14 (1.33%) Scala
16 13 (1.23%) C++
16 13 (1.23%) VBA
17 12 (1.14%) C
18 11 (1.04%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 167 (15.81%) ISTQB
2 113 (10.70%) ISEB
3 93 (8.81%) Degree
4 70 (6.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 24 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.95%) MCSA
9 10 (0.95%) MCSE
9 10 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.66%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.66%) HND
11 4 (0.38%) CEH
12 3 (0.28%) HNC
12 3 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.095%) CREST Certified
14 1 (0.095%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 391 (37.03%) QA
2 11 (1.04%) GDPR
2 11 (1.04%) ISO 8583
2 11 (1.04%) SEPA
3 10 (0.95%) ISO 20022
4 8 (0.76%) COSHH
4 8 (0.76%) SLA
5 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.28%) PMO
6 1 (0.095%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.095%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.095%) GxP
6 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.095%) JTAG
6 1 (0.095%) MiFID
6 1 (0.095%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.095%) TickIT
System Software
1 48 (4.55%) Docker
2 6 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.28%) Firmware
5 2 (0.19%) Squid
6 1 (0.095%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.80%) Ansible
4 17 (1.61%) HP ALM
5 15 (1.42%) Puppet
6 14 (1.33%) Kubernetes
7 10 (0.95%) Terraform
8 5 (0.47%) CA Service Virtualization
9 4 (0.38%) Grafana
10 1 (0.095%) Consul
Vendors
1 125 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 56 (5.30%) Oracle
3 45 (4.26%) Google
4 40 (3.79%) WorldPay
5 35 (3.31%) HP
6 30 (2.84%) SAP
7 10 (0.95%) FIS
8 8 (0.76%) Perfecto Mobile
9 7 (0.66%) Nintex
9 7 (0.66%) OpenText
9 7 (0.66%) Remedy
10 6 (0.57%) VMware
11 5 (0.47%) CA
11 5 (0.47%) Cognos
11 5 (0.47%) IBM
11 5 (0.47%) Perforce
12 4 (0.38%) Arista
12 4 (0.38%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.38%) Juniper
13 3 (0.28%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud