Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 394 406 448
Rank change year-on-year +12 +42 -81
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 865 1,116 1,154
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.75% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.81% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 693 906 943
Median annual salary £47,500 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.04% +10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,375 £30,208
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +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 109,130 137,649 162,347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.23% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 86,484 108,399 132,335
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in the UK

Functional Testing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Functional Testing.

Salary trend for Functional Testing in the UK

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Functional Testing over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in the UK

Functional Testing
Top 17 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 29 March 2020. 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 +27 805 £48,120 -3.76% 112
UK excluding London +24 566 £42,500 -5.56% 89
London -7 282 £60,000 - 36
North of England +127 213 £45,000 +16.88% 25
South East +23 148 £42,500 -3.41% 19
Yorkshire +89 108 £44,000 +23.94% 10
North West +87 101 £45,000 +12.50% 13
South West +17 60 £47,500 -5.00% 12
Midlands -8 60 £45,000 - 9
West Midlands +47 46 £40,000 - 6
East of England +46 41 £52,500 +32.91% 11
Work from Home +30 37 £42,500 -33.07% 17
Scotland -2 24 £39,000 -2.50% 5
Wales -17 15 £30,000 -17.24% 7
East Midlands -35 14 £48,750 -7.14% 3
Northern Ireland +19 9 £37,500 -6.25% 2
North East +3 4 £40,750 -24.19% 2

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 552 (63.82%) Agile Software Development
2 544 (62.89%) Test Automation
3 289 (33.41%) QA
4 285 (32.95%) Non-Functional Testing
5 246 (28.44%) Selenium
6 237 (27.40%) Software Testing
7 210 (24.28%) SQL
8 201 (23.24%) Java
9 187 (21.62%) JavaScript
10 182 (21.04%) JIRA
11 178 (20.58%) Scrum
12 168 (19.42%) Test Strategy
13 159 (18.38%) Regression Testing
14 158 (18.27%) DevOps
15 151 (17.46%) C#
16 145 (16.76%) User Acceptance Testing
17 143 (16.53%) BDD
18 128 (14.80%) Test Scripting
19 127 (14.68%) Integration Testing
19 127 (14.68%) Finance
20 110 (12.72%) Defect Management
20 110 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
21 107 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
22 105 (12.14%) API Testing
23 104 (12.02%) Performance Testing
24 103 (11.91%) TDD
25 100 (11.56%) Continuous Delivery
26 99 (11.45%) Cucumber
27 97 (11.21%) Jenkins
28 96 (11.10%) 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 48 (5.55%) Confluence
2 15 (1.73%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.04%) Apache
5 7 (0.81%) CMS
5 7 (0.81%) IIS
6 5 (0.58%) WordPress
7 3 (0.35%) JBoss
8 2 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.23%) Moodle
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.12%) Drupal
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
9 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.12%) ThingWorx
9 1 (0.12%) WildFly
Applications
1 45 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.35%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.23%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 45 (5.20%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.58%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.58%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.23%) SAP FS
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 74 (8.55%) AWS
2 68 (7.86%) Azure
3 21 (2.43%) BrowserStack
4 19 (2.20%) Serverless
5 16 (1.85%) SaaS
6 13 (1.50%) GitHub
7 11 (1.27%) Sauce Labs
8 10 (1.16%) BlazeMeter
9 9 (1.04%) GCP
10 8 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.92%) npm
11 7 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
11 7 (0.81%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.58%) Office 365
12 5 (0.58%) Tricentis Tosca
13 4 (0.46%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.46%) IaaS
13 4 (0.46%) PaaS
13 4 (0.46%) ZenHub
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.86%) VoIP
2 10 (1.16%) DNS
2 10 (1.16%) MPLS
2 10 (1.16%) SNMP
3 8 (0.92%) Intranet
4 7 (0.81%) Extranet
5 6 (0.69%) Internet
6 4 (0.46%) LAN
6 4 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.35%) HTTP
7 3 (0.35%) SSL
7 3 (0.35%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.23%) Skype
8 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.86%) MySQL
3 24 (2.77%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.66%) NoSQL
5 17 (1.97%) MongoDB
6 16 (1.85%) Big Data
7 12 (1.39%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.39%) RDBMS
8 11 (1.27%) Data Mining
8 11 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.16%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (0.81%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.69%) DB2
13 5 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.58%) Neo4j
13 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 246 (28.44%) Selenium
2 182 (21.04%) JIRA
3 99 (11.45%) Cucumber
4 97 (11.21%) Jenkins
5 86 (9.94%) Git (software)
6 79 (9.13%) Postman
6 79 (9.13%) WebDriver
7 78 (9.02%) SoapUI
8 57 (6.59%) SpecFlow
9 55 (6.36%) JMeter
10 44 (5.09%) Visual Studio
11 31 (3.58%) Protractor
12 30 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (2.77%) HP UFT
13 24 (2.77%) JBehave
14 23 (2.66%) Appium
15 18 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (1.85%) Gatling
16 16 (1.85%) TeamCity
17 15 (1.73%) Bitbucket
General
1 127 (14.68%) Finance
2 77 (8.90%) Banking
3 24 (2.77%) Marketing
4 23 (2.66%) Public Sector
5 22 (2.54%) Games
6 21 (2.43%) Retail
7 15 (1.73%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.27%) Legal
9 11 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.04%) Back Office
11 8 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.81%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.69%) Electronics
14 4 (0.46%) Front Office
14 4 (0.46%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.46%) Law
15 2 (0.23%) Automotive
15 2 (0.23%) Billing
16 1 (0.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 251 (29.02%) Analyst
2 171 (19.77%) Test Analyst
3 145 (16.76%) Developer
4 133 (15.38%) Tester
5 83 (9.60%) Test Engineer
6 77 (8.90%) Test Leader
7 75 (8.67%) QA Engineer
8 71 (8.21%) Senior Analyst
9 60 (6.94%) Senior Test Analyst
10 56 (6.47%) Test Manager
11 48 (5.55%) Automation Tester
12 47 (5.43%) QA Tester
13 39 (4.51%) Automation Test Analyst
14 37 (4.28%) QA Analyst
14 37 (4.28%) Senior Developer
15 36 (4.16%) Software Tester
16 32 (3.70%) Agile Test Manager
16 32 (3.70%) Business Analyst
16 32 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
17 31 (3.58%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (9.36%) HTML
1 81 (9.36%) Web Services
2 79 (9.13%) .NET
3 73 (8.44%) CSS
4 66 (7.63%) REST
5 52 (6.01%) Node.js
6 48 (5.55%) AngularJS
7 41 (4.74%) React
8 33 (3.82%) RESTful
9 32 (3.70%) HTML5
10 30 (3.47%) SOAP
11 25 (2.89%) XML
12 22 (2.54%) LAMP
13 19 (2.20%) CSS3
14 18 (2.08%) Gherkin
15 17 (1.97%) .NET Framework
15 17 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (1.97%) Sass
16 14 (1.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (1.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (6.94%) Mobile App
3 49 (5.66%) User Experience
4 24 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.97%) Cloud Native
5 17 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.39%) Derivative
8 12 (1.39%) Renewable Energy
9 11 (1.27%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.27%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.92%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.92%) e-Learning
11 7 (0.81%) NHS
12 6 (0.69%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.69%) OTC Derivatives
13 5 (0.58%) AS400
13 5 (0.58%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 42 (4.86%) Windows
2 37 (4.28%) Linux
3 24 (2.77%) Apple iOS
4 22 (2.54%) Android
5 20 (2.31%) Unix
6 9 (1.04%) CentOS
6 9 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.04%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (63.82%) Agile Software Development
2 544 (62.89%) Test Automation
3 285 (32.95%) Non-Functional Testing
4 237 (27.40%) Software Testing
5 178 (20.58%) Scrum
6 168 (19.42%) Test Strategy
7 159 (18.38%) Regression Testing
8 158 (18.27%) DevOps
9 145 (16.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 143 (16.53%) BDD
11 128 (14.80%) Test Scripting
12 127 (14.68%) Integration Testing
13 110 (12.72%) Defect Management
13 110 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
14 107 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
15 105 (12.14%) API Testing
16 104 (12.02%) Performance Testing
17 103 (11.91%) TDD
18 100 (11.56%) Continuous Delivery
19 96 (11.10%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 210 (24.28%) SQL
2 201 (23.24%) Java
3 187 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 151 (17.46%) C#
5 85 (9.83%) Python
6 46 (5.32%) PHP
7 37 (4.28%) Ruby
8 19 (2.20%) Scala
8 19 (2.20%) TypeScript
9 15 (1.73%) ES6
10 12 (1.39%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.16%) Groovy
11 10 (1.16%) VBScript
12 9 (1.04%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.92%) C++
14 7 (0.81%) Apple Swift
14 7 (0.81%) Go
14 7 (0.81%) PHP 7
15 5 (0.58%) ES7
15 5 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 88 (10.17%) ISTQB
2 78 (9.02%) Degree
3 69 (7.98%) ISEB
4 29 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (2.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (2.20%) Security Cleared
7 17 (1.97%) SC Cleared
8 11 (1.27%) CBAP
8 11 (1.27%) IIBA
9 10 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (1.04%) CEH
10 9 (1.04%) MCSA
10 9 (1.04%) MCSE
11 8 (0.92%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.35%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (33.41%) QA
2 8 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.23%) GDPR
5 2 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (3.35%) Docker
2 10 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.81%) HDFS
4 2 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (1.73%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.27%) HP ALM
3 9 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.04%) SCCM
3 9 (1.04%) SCOM
4 4 (0.46%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.46%) Terraform
5 3 (0.35%) Puppet
6 2 (0.23%) Ansible
6 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.12%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 77 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.55%) WorldPay
3 44 (5.09%) FIS
4 37 (4.28%) Oracle
5 23 (2.66%) SAP
6 18 (2.08%) HP
7 11 (1.27%) Google
8 10 (1.16%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.16%) Zend
9 8 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.92%) Sun
10 5 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (0.58%) Murex
10 5 (0.58%) Workday
11 4 (0.46%) Cognizant
11 4 (0.46%) IBM
11 4 (0.46%) Micro Focus
11 4 (0.46%) Optimizely
11 4 (0.46%) Qualys
11 4 (0.46%) Sparx