Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 453 412 368
Rank change year-on-year -41 -44 -63
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 1,051 1,364 1,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.78% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.85% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 851 969 1,274
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 149,712 160,336 174,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.56% 90.86%
Number of salaries quoted 119,082 126,510 145,216
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 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 -38 964 £47,500 +5.56% 200
UK excluding London -38 603 £42,500 +6.25% 150
London -24 429 £60,000 - 71
South East -2 196 £45,000 +12.50% 35
North of England -11 170 £39,500 -7.06% 41
Yorkshire +38 95 £42,500 +13.33% 17
North West -41 69 £36,000 -28.00% 21
East of England +52 62 £40,000 +3.23% 15
South West -21 60 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Scotland -1 50 £40,625 -24.42% 14
Midlands -49 48 £43,750 -2.78% 18
East Midlands -34 28 £52,500 +5.00% 9
West Midlands -20 19 £40,000 - 9
Wales -12 17 £36,250 -3.33% 5
North East -17 6 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Isle of Man +2 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 719 (68.41%) Test Automation
2 661 (62.89%) Agile Software Development
3 450 (42.82%) Selenium
4 429 (40.82%) QA
5 370 (35.20%) Java
6 344 (32.73%) Non-Functional Testing
7 262 (24.93%) C#
8 257 (24.45%) SQL
9 245 (23.31%) Finance
10 239 (22.74%) Test Strategy
11 238 (22.65%) Scrum
12 229 (21.79%) BDD
13 223 (21.22%) JavaScript
14 215 (20.46%) JIRA
15 201 (19.12%) Software Testing
16 194 (18.46%) Cucumber
17 186 (17.70%) Performance Testing
18 184 (17.51%) WebDriver
19 180 (17.13%) Test Scripting
20 178 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
21 173 (16.46%) Jenkins
22 172 (16.37%) TDD
23 170 (16.18%) Regression Testing
24 156 (14.84%) ISTQB
25 141 (13.42%) Degree
25 141 (13.42%) SDLC
26 132 (12.56%) Python
27 130 (12.37%) Waterfall
28 129 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
29 124 (11.80%) Manual 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 97 (9.23%) Confluence
2 12 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.67%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.38%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.38%) CMS
4 4 (0.38%) IIS
5 3 (0.29%) Amazon Alexa
5 3 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.19%) Apache
6 2 (0.19%) Mendix
6 2 (0.19%) nginx
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.095%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.095%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.095%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.48%) Fireworks
3 5 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.095%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.38%) Demantra
3 4 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.38%) Oracle ASCP
4 3 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.19%) Global One
5 2 (0.19%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP IBP
5 2 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.19%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.095%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.095%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.095%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.66%) GitHub
4 14 (1.33%) Office 365
4 14 (1.33%) Serverless
5 13 (1.24%) BlazeMeter
5 13 (1.24%) BrowserStack
5 13 (1.24%) G Suite
5 13 (1.24%) Google Analytics
5 13 (1.24%) SaaS
5 13 (1.24%) Slack
6 9 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.67%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.57%) npm
9 4 (0.38%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.43%) HTTP
2 10 (0.95%) SSL
3 9 (0.86%) Ethernet
3 9 (0.86%) Internet
3 9 (0.86%) IPsec
3 9 (0.86%) IPv4
3 9 (0.86%) IPv6
3 9 (0.86%) SNMP
3 9 (0.86%) SSH
3 9 (0.86%) VLAN
3 9 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (0.67%) LAN
4 7 (0.67%) WAN
5 6 (0.57%) Network Security
6 5 (0.48%) SMS
7 4 (0.38%) FTP
8 3 (0.29%) Broadband
8 3 (0.29%) DNS
8 3 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.19%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.14%) MySQL
3 41 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (3.71%) Relational Database
5 29 (2.76%) Blockchain
6 23 (2.19%) MongoDB
7 22 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (1.90%) Big Data
9 15 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (0.95%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (0.86%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.67%) KDB
14 7 (0.67%) Power BI
15 6 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 450 (42.82%) Selenium
2 215 (20.46%) JIRA
3 194 (18.46%) Cucumber
4 184 (17.51%) WebDriver
5 173 (16.46%) Jenkins
6 111 (10.56%) JMeter
7 110 (10.47%) Git (software)
8 99 (9.42%) SoapUI
9 87 (8.28%) SpecFlow
10 75 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 69 (6.57%) Appium
12 65 (6.18%) HP UFT
13 57 (5.42%) Visual Studio
14 54 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
15 48 (4.57%) JBehave
15 48 (4.57%) JUnit
16 46 (4.38%) Maven
17 37 (3.52%) Gatling
18 31 (2.95%) NUnit
19 29 (2.76%) Zephyr
General
1 245 (23.31%) Finance
2 71 (6.76%) Banking
3 49 (4.66%) Retail
4 32 (3.04%) Marketing
5 24 (2.28%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.62%) Games
7 15 (1.43%) Law
8 12 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.05%) Electronics
9 11 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.86%) Automotive
10 9 (0.86%) Front Office
10 9 (0.86%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.57%) Back Office
12 6 (0.57%) Billing
13 4 (0.38%) Advertising
13 4 (0.38%) Legal
13 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 290 (27.59%) Analyst
2 201 (19.12%) Tester
3 198 (18.84%) Test Analyst
4 185 (17.60%) Developer
5 119 (11.32%) Automation Tester
6 111 (10.56%) Test Engineer
7 85 (8.09%) Test Leader
8 79 (7.52%) QA Engineer
9 73 (6.95%) Test Automation Engineer
10 61 (5.80%) QA Analyst
11 53 (5.04%) Software Tester
12 51 (4.85%) Automation Test Analyst
13 50 (4.76%) QA Tester
14 49 (4.66%) Developer in Test
15 46 (4.38%) Test Manager
16 45 (4.28%) Software Developer
17 44 (4.19%) QA Automation Tester
18 43 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
19 38 (3.62%) Java Developer
20 35 (3.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (11.70%) Web Services
2 117 (11.13%) HTML
3 112 (10.66%) .NET
4 93 (8.85%) CSS
5 88 (8.37%) RESTful
6 81 (7.71%) SOAP
7 78 (7.42%) XML
8 75 (7.14%) Gherkin
9 70 (6.66%) AngularJS
10 57 (5.42%) REST
11 52 (4.95%) JSON
12 40 (3.81%) Node.js
13 35 (3.33%) HTML5
14 32 (3.04%) React
15 31 (2.95%) Spring
16 27 (2.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 24 (2.28%) Sass
18 22 (2.09%) Behat
19 21 (2.00%) jQuery
20 18 (1.71%) Pthreads
Miscellaneous
1 100 (9.51%) User Experience
2 82 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (5.80%) Mobile App
4 58 (5.52%) Computer Science
5 40 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
6 36 (3.43%) Fintech
7 33 (3.14%) Virtual Team
8 22 (2.09%) Bitcoin
9 20 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
10 19 (1.81%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (1.43%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.24%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (1.05%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.05%) Hedge funds
15 9 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
17 7 (0.67%) NHS
18 6 (0.57%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 88 (8.37%) Linux
2 68 (6.47%) Windows
3 29 (2.76%) Unix
4 22 (2.09%) Android
5 19 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.57%) Mac OS X
6 6 (0.57%) VMS
6 6 (0.57%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.38%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.095%) AIX
9 1 (0.095%) Solaris
9 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (68.41%) Test Automation
2 661 (62.89%) Agile Software Development
3 344 (32.73%) Non-Functional Testing
4 239 (22.74%) Test Strategy
5 238 (22.65%) Scrum
6 229 (21.79%) BDD
7 201 (19.12%) Software Testing
8 186 (17.70%) Performance Testing
9 180 (17.13%) Test Scripting
10 178 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
11 172 (16.37%) TDD
12 170 (16.18%) Regression Testing
13 141 (13.42%) SDLC
14 130 (12.37%) Waterfall
15 129 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
16 124 (11.80%) Manual Testing
16 124 (11.80%) User Acceptance Testing
17 105 (9.99%) Acceptance Criteria
18 98 (9.32%) DevOps
18 98 (9.32%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 370 (35.20%) Java
2 262 (24.93%) C#
3 257 (24.45%) SQL
4 223 (21.22%) JavaScript
5 132 (12.56%) Python
6 48 (4.57%) C++
6 48 (4.57%) Ruby
7 39 (3.71%) C
8 33 (3.14%) Groovy
9 21 (2.00%) PHP
9 21 (2.00%) T-SQL
10 20 (1.90%) ES6
11 17 (1.62%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.52%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.24%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.95%) Go
14 10 (0.95%) Java 8
15 8 (0.76%) Apple Swift
15 8 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 156 (14.84%) ISTQB
2 141 (13.42%) Degree
3 86 (8.18%) ISEB
4 52 (4.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 48 (4.57%) Security Cleared
6 39 (3.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 35 (3.33%) SC Cleared
8 12 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.76%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.38%) CEH
11 4 (0.38%) MCSA
11 4 (0.38%) MCSE
11 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.19%) ICAEW
12 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.095%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 429 (40.82%) QA
2 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.48%) SLA
3 4 (0.38%) GDPR
3 4 (0.38%) MISRA
3 4 (0.38%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.19%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.19%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.095%) MiFID
5 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.095%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (3.71%) Docker
2 7 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.38%) Firmware
5 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.29%) HDFS
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.095%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 29 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (2.00%) HP ALM
3 9 (0.86%) Ansible
3 9 (0.86%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.86%) Puppet
4 6 (0.57%) HP Fortify
5 4 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.29%) Oozie
7 2 (0.19%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.095%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.095%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.095%) Kibana
8 1 (0.095%) logstash
8 1 (0.095%) Nagios
8 1 (0.095%) OpenView
8 1 (0.095%) SCCM
8 1 (0.095%) SCOM
Vendors
1 80 (7.61%) Oracle
2 79 (7.52%) Microsoft
3 58 (5.52%) SAP
4 55 (5.23%) HP
5 42 (4.00%) Google
6 27 (2.57%) TIBCO
7 17 (1.62%) IBM
8 11 (1.05%) Atlassian
9 9 (0.86%) AppDynamics
9 9 (0.86%) Dynatrace
9 9 (0.86%) EMC
9 9 (0.86%) New Relic
10 8 (0.76%) Cognizant
10 8 (0.76%) WorldPay
11 7 (0.67%) Cisco
11 7 (0.67%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.67%) Xamarin
12 6 (0.57%) Juniper
12 6 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.48%) Micro Focus