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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
UK
Rank 336 325 313
Rank change year-on-year -11 -12  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 741 986 1041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.96% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.08% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 571 749 809
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -2.59%  

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75650 91140 91950
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.04% 88.53% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 62160 75461 74357
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in the UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 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 -10 697 £42,500 +6.25% 80
London -14 240 £52,500 - 26
South East +51 150 £37,500 - 19
Yorkshire +25 77 £42,500 +30.76% 6
West Yorkshire +39 66 £42,500 +25.92% 5
East of England +19 65 £45,000 +13.92% 4
Leeds +35 57 £42,500 +13.33% 3
West Midlands -16 56 £40,000 -20.00% 6
South West -4 54 £36,500 -8.75% 6
Berkshire +59 39 £40,000 +2.56% 5
North West -47 35 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Hampshire +39 30 £40,000 +3.22% 4
City of London +22 27 £67,500 +27.35% 6
Hertfordshire +8 26 £45,000 +12.50%
Gloucestershire +6 26 £40,000 -11.11%
Manchester -32 25 £40,000 - 3
Warwickshire +16 24 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Oxfordshire +6 24 £36,000 +20.00% 3
Warwick +29 23 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Scotland +17 21 £37,500 - 1
Oxford +14 20 £36,000 +44.00% 2
Watford -5 20 £50,000 +38.88%
East Midlands -12 19 £37,500 - 3
Edinburgh +13 18 £42,500 -7.10%
Buckinghamshire +1 17 £37,500 - 3
Bedfordshire +33 16 £45,000 - 2
Kent +34 15 £37,500 +5.63%
Surrey +8 15 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Gloucester +7 12 £40,000 -20.00%
Norfolk +1 12 £35,000 +7.69%

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 836 (57.10%) Agile Software Development
2 663 (45.29%) QA
3 526 (35.93%) Selenium
4 470 (32.10%) SQL
5 390 (26.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 388 (26.50%) Finance
7 374 (25.55%) Java
8 366 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 329 (22.47%) ISTQB
10 325 (22.20%) Test Scripting
11 319 (21.79%) Test Strategy
12 318 (21.72%) ISEB
13 314 (21.45%) Regression Testing
14 303 (20.70%) Scrum
15 297 (20.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 257 (17.55%) Software Testing
17 228 (15.57%) C#
18 221 (15.10%) Cucumber
19 220 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
20 216 (14.75%) Automated Testing
21 208 (14.21%) TDD
22 206 (14.07%) JavaScript
23 187 (12.77%) SDLC
24 183 (12.50%) Waterfall
25 182 (12.43%) JIRA
26 176 (12.02%) Windows
27 168 (11.48%) Manual Testing
28 165 (11.27%) Automation Testing
29 160 (10.93%) Performance Testing
30 159 (10.86%) .NET

Functional Testing
Top Related 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 29 (1.98%) Confluence
2 22 (1.50%) Tomcat
3 16 (1.09%) SAS
4 15 (1.02%) JBoss
5 13 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (0.82%) Apache
6 12 (0.82%) Apache Pig
7 11 (0.75%) WildFly
8 10 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.55%) IIS
9 8 (0.55%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.48%) GlassFish
10 7 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.41%) CMS
12 5 (0.34%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.34%) nginx
13 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.20%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 104 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.43%) MS Office
3 11 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.20%) MS Project
7 1 (0.068%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.068%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 19 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.75%) Demantra
2 11 (0.75%) Oracle ASCP
3 5 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.02%) SaaS
3 14 (0.96%) GitHub
4 12 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.27%) Trello
6 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.068%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.068%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.25%) HTTP
2 19 (1.30%) HTTPS
3 15 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.96%) DNS
5 13 (0.89%) Internet
6 11 (0.75%) DHCP
6 11 (0.75%) VoIP
7 9 (0.61%) 4G
7 9 (0.61%) ADSL
7 9 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (0.61%) FTP
7 9 (0.61%) LAN
7 9 (0.61%) VPN
7 9 (0.61%) WAN
7 9 (0.61%) WLAN
8 8 (0.55%) ATM
9 5 (0.34%) Wireless
10 4 (0.27%) 3G
10 4 (0.27%) Intranet
10 4 (0.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 92 (6.28%) Relational Database
3 53 (3.62%) MySQL
4 49 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (2.19%) Oracle Database
6 29 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (1.50%) Big Data
8 19 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
9 18 (1.23%) RDBMS
9 18 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (1.16%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.09%) CouchDB
11 16 (1.09%) NoSQL
11 16 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
12 13 (0.89%) Data Mining
12 13 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.89%) SQLPlus
13 12 (0.82%) Apache Hive
13 12 (0.82%) Redis
14 10 (0.68%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 526 (35.93%) Selenium
2 221 (15.10%) Cucumber
3 182 (12.43%) JIRA
4 145 (9.90%) Git (software)
5 138 (9.43%) WebDriver
6 125 (8.54%) SoapUI
7 120 (8.20%) Jenkins
8 117 (7.99%) HP UFT
9 96 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 95 (6.49%) JUnit
11 54 (3.69%) LoadRunner
12 49 (3.35%) JMeter
12 49 (3.35%) Maven
13 47 (3.21%) Visual Studio
14 42 (2.87%) TestNG
15 36 (2.46%) Grunt
16 32 (2.19%) gulp
17 31 (2.12%) Subversion
18 28 (1.91%) TeamCity
19 26 (1.78%) Appium
General
1 388 (26.50%) Finance
2 109 (7.45%) Banking
3 78 (5.33%) Legal
4 68 (4.64%) Retail
5 36 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.91%) Back Office
7 25 (1.71%) Automotive
7 25 (1.71%) Games
8 20 (1.37%) Electronics
8 20 (1.37%) Law
9 19 (1.30%) Advertising
9 19 (1.30%) Marketing
10 18 (1.23%) Publishing
11 17 (1.16%) Billing
12 15 (1.02%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
14 12 (0.82%) Polish Language
15 9 (0.61%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.55%) Front Office
17 6 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 472 (32.24%) Analyst
2 319 (21.79%) Test Analyst
3 239 (16.33%) Test Engineer
4 226 (15.44%) Tester
5 191 (13.05%) Developer
6 109 (7.45%) QA Engineer
7 107 (7.31%) QA Analyst
8 100 (6.83%) Test Manager
9 97 (6.63%) Test Automation Engineer
10 78 (5.33%) Software Tester
11 76 (5.19%) Senior Test Engineer
12 75 (5.12%) QA Test Analyst
13 69 (4.71%) QA Tester
14 67 (4.58%) Test Leader
15 63 (4.30%) Business Analyst
16 59 (4.03%) Senior Developer
17 58 (3.96%) Senior Analyst
18 56 (3.83%) Consultant
19 54 (3.69%) Automation Tester
20 52 (3.55%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (10.86%) .NET
2 135 (9.22%) HTML
3 130 (8.88%) Web Services
4 124 (8.47%) CSS
5 114 (7.79%) XML
6 104 (7.10%) SOAP
7 66 (4.51%) AngularJS
7 66 (4.51%) JSON
8 64 (4.37%) RESTful
9 55 (3.76%) REST
10 51 (3.48%) Gherkin
11 42 (2.87%) Sass
12 37 (2.53%) Ajax
12 37 (2.53%) LESS
13 34 (2.32%) ASP.NET
14 33 (2.25%) Spring
15 31 (2.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 30 (2.05%) HTML5
17 29 (1.98%) Hibernate
18 25 (1.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 127 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 79 (5.40%) Mobile App
4 75 (5.12%) User Experience
5 31 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 29 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.50%) Fintech
8 15 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (0.96%) N-Tier
10 13 (0.89%) Driving Licence
11 12 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.68%) Photography
13 9 (0.61%) Online Gambling
14 8 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.48%) Derivative
15 7 (0.48%) NHS
16 6 (0.41%) Online Games
16 6 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 176 (12.02%) Windows
2 122 (8.33%) Linux
3 88 (6.01%) Unix
4 65 (4.44%) Android
5 58 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 34 (2.32%) Windows Server
7 28 (1.91%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.23%) Solaris
9 18 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.16%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.61%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.14%) AIX
14 2 (0.14%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 836 (57.10%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (26.64%) Non-Functional Testing
3 366 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 325 (22.20%) Test Scripting
5 319 (21.79%) Test Strategy
6 314 (21.45%) Regression Testing
7 303 (20.70%) Scrum
8 297 (20.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 257 (17.55%) Software Testing
10 220 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
11 216 (14.75%) Automated Testing
12 208 (14.21%) TDD
13 187 (12.77%) SDLC
14 183 (12.50%) Waterfall
15 168 (11.48%) Manual Testing
16 165 (11.27%) Automation Testing
17 160 (10.93%) Performance Testing
18 158 (10.79%) BDD
19 131 (8.95%) Mentoring
20 116 (7.92%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 470 (32.10%) SQL
2 374 (25.55%) Java
3 228 (15.57%) C#
4 206 (14.07%) JavaScript
5 105 (7.17%) Python
6 68 (4.64%) PHP
7 61 (4.17%) Ruby
8 50 (3.42%) C++
9 39 (2.66%) C
10 30 (2.05%) VBScript
11 27 (1.84%) Perl
12 26 (1.78%) T-SQL
13 25 (1.71%) VB
14 24 (1.64%) PL/SQL
15 23 (1.57%) VB.NET
16 20 (1.37%) Objective-C
17 19 (1.30%) TypeScript
18 18 (1.23%) ECMAScript
18 18 (1.23%) Shell Script
19 14 (0.96%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 329 (22.47%) ISTQB
2 318 (21.72%) ISEB
3 143 (9.77%) Degree
4 89 (6.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 60 (4.10%) Security Cleared
6 28 (1.91%) DV Cleared
7 19 (1.30%) SC Cleared
8 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.55%) HND
9 8 (0.55%) MCP
9 8 (0.55%) MCSA
10 5 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.27%) CCNA
11 4 (0.27%) CCNP
11 4 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.27%) MCITP
11 4 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 663 (45.29%) QA
2 23 (1.57%) SDET
3 9 (0.61%) PMO
4 5 (0.34%) HL7
5 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.27%) MISRA
5 4 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.20%) SLA
7 2 (0.14%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.14%) EMIR
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.14%) UCITS
8 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (1.23%) Docker
2 17 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.41%) XenApp
6 4 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.14%) GFS2
7 2 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 69 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (1.71%) SCCM
3 14 (0.96%) Ansible
4 12 (0.82%) Ambari
5 9 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (0.61%) Rancher
6 5 (0.34%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 4 (0.27%) Puppet
8 3 (0.20%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.20%) Kibana
8 3 (0.20%) logstash
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.20%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.068%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.068%) Icinga
10 1 (0.068%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.068%) Nagios
10 1 (0.068%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 157 (10.72%) Oracle
2 154 (10.52%) Microsoft
3 81 (5.53%) HP
4 29 (1.98%) IBM
5 22 (1.50%) Google
5 22 (1.50%) SAP
6 18 (1.23%) Citrix
6 18 (1.23%) Red Hat
7 16 (1.09%) AppSense
7 16 (1.09%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.02%) Apple
8 15 (1.02%) LexisNexis
9 13 (0.89%) Actimize
10 12 (0.82%) VMware
11 11 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.68%) Telerik
13 9 (0.61%) Cisco
13 9 (0.61%) Dell
13 9 (0.61%) Intel Security
13 9 (0.61%) ServiceNow
Darlington, County Durham
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
South Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/c
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
BJSS Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Pension, Life assurance, Training
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
JM
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £401 - £60000 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Great Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IC Resources
Salary: attractive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Downing LLP
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum generous benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago