Functional Testing
UK

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 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 602 456 398
Rank change year-on-year -146 -58 +113
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 218 737 1,188
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.66% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.69% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 168 384 465
10th Percentile £37,125 £37,475 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,250 £44,528 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +11.68%
75th Percentile £62,500 £75,000 £71,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £93,375 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,165 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -6.35% +10.53% +11.76%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,123 106,355 132,929
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.77% 95.54% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 51,353 64,510 81,734
10th Percentile £29,500 £34,500 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.80% +8.42%

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 24 February 2024.

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 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England -104 206 £52,500 -4.55% 83
UK excluding London -80 137 £49,165 -6.35% 50
Work from Home +8 113 £52,500 -4.55% 28
London -17 73 £57,500 -7.26% 28
South East +40 41 £50,750 +1.50% 14
Midlands +59 32 £49,329 +9.62% 6
North of England +5 31 £47,500 -17.39% 9
West Midlands +74 27 £40,000 -11.11% 5
North West +50 22 £47,500 -17.39% 5
South West -18 17 £42,289 -6.02% 11
East of England +11 11 £62,500 - 8
Yorkshire +45 8 £46,279 -28.80% 4
East Midlands +5 5 £49,329 -29.53% 1
Scotland -33 3 £41,667 -7.41%
Wales +11 2 £33,000 - 1
North East -10 1 - -

Functional Testing
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.38%) Apache Spark
1 3 (1.38%) WordPress
2 2 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (0.92%) Confluence
3 1 (0.46%) Appian
3 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.46%) IIS
3 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Endur
2 1 (0.46%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.46%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 52 (23.85%) Azure
2 38 (17.43%) Azure DevOps
3 27 (12.39%) AWS
4 16 (7.34%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (2.75%) GitHub
6 5 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.83%) GCP
7 4 (1.83%) GitHub Actions
7 4 (1.83%) PaaS
8 3 (1.38%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.38%) SaaS
8 3 (1.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.92%) BigCommerce
9 2 (0.92%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.92%) IaaS
9 2 (0.92%) Serverless
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.05%) VoIP
2 5 (2.29%) Internet
2 5 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.83%) Wireless
4 3 (1.38%) Firewall
4 3 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.92%) HTTP
6 1 (0.46%) DNS
6 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.46%) RS-232
6 1 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.29%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.83%) Data Lake
4 4 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.38%) Big Data
5 3 (1.38%) Power BI
6 2 (0.92%) Redis
7 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.46%) Delta Lake
7 1 (0.46%) MySQL
7 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.46%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 31 (14.22%) JIRA
2 18 (8.26%) Selenium
3 15 (6.88%) Cucumber
4 13 (5.96%) Git
4 13 (5.96%) Postman
5 8 (3.67%) SpecFlow
6 6 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.29%) JMeter
8 4 (1.83%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.83%) Subversion
9 3 (1.38%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.92%) GitLab
10 2 (0.92%) Grunt
10 2 (0.92%) gulp
10 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.92%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.92%) NUnit
10 2 (0.92%) REST Assured
10 2 (0.92%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.92%) TestComplete
General
1 42 (19.27%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (18.81%) Social Skills
3 30 (13.76%) Public Sector
4 28 (12.84%) Finance
5 19 (8.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 18 (8.26%) Police
7 11 (5.05%) Telecoms
8 10 (4.59%) Electronics
8 10 (4.59%) Legal
8 10 (4.59%) Manufacturing
9 9 (4.13%) Banking
10 7 (3.21%) Marketing
11 6 (2.75%) Aerospace
11 6 (2.75%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.83%) Law
13 3 (1.38%) Aviation
13 3 (1.38%) Local Government
13 3 (1.38%) Military
13 3 (1.38%) Publishing
14 2 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (26.61%) Analyst
2 53 (24.31%) Senior
3 52 (23.85%) Test Analyst
4 35 (16.06%) Developer
5 23 (10.55%) Senior Developer
6 20 (9.17%) Tester
7 17 (7.80%) QA Engineer
8 14 (6.42%) .NET Developer
9 11 (5.05%) Test Engineer
10 10 (4.59%) Test Manager
11 9 (4.13%) C++ Developer
11 9 (4.13%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (4.13%) Senior C++ Developer
12 8 (3.67%) Lead
12 8 (3.67%) QA Tester
12 8 (3.67%) Senior Test Analyst
13 7 (3.21%) Agile Tester
14 6 (2.75%) Applications Engineer
14 6 (2.75%) Test Automation Engineer
14 6 (2.75%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.47%) .NET
2 12 (5.50%) Spring Boot
3 11 (5.05%) FreeSWITCH
4 10 (4.59%) React
4 10 (4.59%) Spring
5 9 (4.13%) CSS
5 9 (4.13%) HTML
5 9 (4.13%) Kafka
5 9 (4.13%) MSMQ
5 9 (4.13%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (3.67%) Web Services
7 7 (3.21%) WCF
8 6 (2.75%) Node.js
9 5 (2.29%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.83%) ADO
10 4 (1.83%) EDI
10 4 (1.83%) YAML
11 3 (1.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.51%) Product Ownership
2 19 (8.72%) Distributed Systems
3 17 (7.80%) Algorithms
3 17 (7.80%) Data Structures
4 16 (7.34%) Blockchain
4 16 (7.34%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (5.96%) Management Information System
5 13 (5.96%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (5.05%) Video\Live Streaming
7 7 (3.21%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.29%) Cloud Native
8 5 (2.29%) IoT
9 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.83%) Onboarding
9 4 (1.83%) PMI
9 4 (1.83%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.38%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.38%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.76%) Linux
2 16 (7.34%) Alpine Linux
2 16 (7.34%) CentOS
2 16 (7.34%) Debian
3 10 (4.59%) Unix
4 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (47.71%) Agile
2 101 (46.33%) Software Testing
3 98 (44.95%) Test Automation
4 78 (35.78%) Non-Functional Testing
5 66 (30.28%) DevOps
6 57 (26.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 53 (24.31%) Scrum
8 52 (23.85%) Regression Testing
9 46 (21.10%) Test Strategy
10 43 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (18.35%) CI/CD
12 34 (15.60%) TDD
13 26 (11.93%) Performance Testing
13 26 (11.93%) Test Scripting
13 26 (11.93%) User Experience
14 25 (11.47%) Computer Science
14 25 (11.47%) Software Engineering
15 22 (10.09%) Defect Management
15 22 (10.09%) Mentoring
16 21 (9.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.89%) C#
2 37 (16.97%) Python
3 31 (14.22%) SQL
4 26 (11.93%) JavaScript
5 25 (11.47%) Java
6 12 (5.50%) PHP
7 11 (5.05%) C++
8 7 (3.21%) C
9 5 (2.29%) Embedded C
9 5 (2.29%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.83%) VB
11 3 (1.38%) Scala
12 2 (0.92%) Go
12 2 (0.92%) Lua
12 2 (0.92%) Ruby
12 2 (0.92%) Rust
13 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (23.85%) Degree
2 28 (12.84%) ISTQB
3 24 (11.01%) ISEB
4 18 (8.26%) Azure Certification
5 17 (7.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (7.34%) MCSA
6 16 (7.34%) MCSE
6 16 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (4.59%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (3.21%) Master's Degree
10 6 (2.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (2.75%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (2.29%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.83%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (32.11%) QA
2 7 (3.21%) GDPR
3 4 (1.83%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.92%) NCSC
5 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (13.76%) Docker
2 12 (5.50%) Firmware
3 11 (5.05%) OpenSIPS
4 10 (4.59%) Embedded Firmware
5 4 (1.83%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (11.93%) Kubernetes
2 19 (8.72%) Terraform
3 3 (1.38%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.92%) Ansible
4 2 (0.92%) Grafana
4 2 (0.92%) Kibana
4 2 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.46%) Progress Chef
Vendors
1 21 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.26%) Red Hat
3 16 (7.34%) IBM
4 10 (4.59%) Salesforce
5 6 (2.75%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.29%) Adobe
6 5 (2.29%) Google
7 4 (1.83%) Databricks
7 4 (1.83%) UiPath
8 3 (1.38%) HP
8 3 (1.38%) Splunk
8 3 (1.38%) Spotify
9 2 (0.92%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.92%) HubSpot
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle
9 2 (0.92%) Pega
9 2 (0.92%) VMware
10 1 (0.46%) OpenLink
10 1 (0.46%) OpenText
10 1 (0.46%) SAP