Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 371 306
Rank change year-on-year -34 -65 +68
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 1358 1544 2304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.83% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.92% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1234 1895
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,790 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,440 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.10% +1.27% +8.22%

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 161665 167144 194190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.36% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 127669 138904 159942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -44 1240 £45,000 - 74
UK excluding London -43 773 £42,440 +6.10% 54
London -14 535 £60,000 +9.09% 27
South East -9 228 £42,470 -5.62% 11
North of England -47 206 £42,500 +10.39% 21
North West +50 131 £50,000 +33.33% 16
Midlands -33 131 £45,000 +25.00% 7
South West +30 86 £42,500 +25.00% 3
East Midlands +48 69 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Yorkshire -109 63 £40,000 - 5
West Midlands -54 62 £41,500 +23.48% 3
East of England -29 48 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Scotland -36 43 £52,500 +50.00% 4
Wales +24 26 £34,000 +4.62% 3
North East +1 12 £38,750 +29.17%
Northern Ireland -21 8 £36,000 -28.00%
Isle of Man - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 758 (55.82%) Test Automation
2 653 (48.09%) Agile Software Development
3 575 (42.34%) QA
4 414 (30.49%) Selenium
5 398 (29.31%) Finance
6 387 (28.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 335 (24.67%) Test Scripting
8 333 (24.52%) Java
9 332 (24.45%) SQL
10 275 (20.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 255 (18.78%) TDD
12 253 (18.63%) JavaScript
13 251 (18.48%) ISTQB
14 245 (18.04%) Test Strategy
15 234 (17.23%) Banking
16 232 (17.08%) Degree
17 216 (15.91%) Regression Testing
18 213 (15.68%) Scrum
18 213 (15.68%) Scenario Testing
19 209 (15.39%) BDD
20 207 (15.24%) Software Testing
21 200 (14.73%) C#
22 187 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
23 174 (12.81%) SDLC
24 162 (11.93%) .NET
25 161 (11.86%) HTML
26 160 (11.78%) Windows
27 158 (11.63%) Project Management
27 158 (11.63%) Cucumber
27 158 (11.63%) WebDriver

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 38 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.77%) Confluence
4 19 (1.40%) Apache
5 13 (0.96%) CMS
6 11 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.81%) JBoss
6 11 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.66%) nginx
9 7 (0.52%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.52%) SAS
10 6 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (0.37%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.29%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 37 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.074%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.074%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.074%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.074%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 24 (1.77%) SAP S/4HANA
2 21 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.74%) SAP SD
4 9 (0.66%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.44%) Endur
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.22%) Findur
8 3 (0.22%) Magento
8 3 (0.22%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.62%) GitHub
3 21 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.40%) BrowserStack
5 18 (1.33%) SaaS
6 16 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (1.03%) BlazeMeter
8 13 (0.96%) Google Play
9 9 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.66%) Sauce Labs
10 7 (0.52%) PaaS
11 5 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.22%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.15%) npm
13 2 (0.15%) Office 365
13 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.074%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.95%) Internet
2 18 (1.33%) HTTP
3 15 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.74%) VoIP
4 10 (0.74%) Wireshark
5 9 (0.66%) Broadband
5 9 (0.66%) DNS
5 9 (0.66%) SSL
6 7 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (0.52%) PuTTY
7 5 (0.37%) tcpdump
8 4 (0.29%) DVB
8 4 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.22%) SMS
9 3 (0.22%) WebEx
10 2 (0.15%) Firewall
10 2 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
10 2 (0.15%) Intranet
11 1 (0.074%) 3G
11 1 (0.074%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (10.01%) MySQL
2 106 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 83 (6.11%) Relational Database
4 67 (4.93%) NoSQL
5 57 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (2.28%) Big Data
8 27 (1.99%) MongoDB
9 23 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
10 21 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (1.10%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (0.96%) Redis
15 12 (0.88%) Neo4j
15 12 (0.88%) Power BI
15 12 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.81%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 414 (30.49%) Selenium
2 158 (11.63%) Cucumber
2 158 (11.63%) WebDriver
3 156 (11.49%) JIRA
4 135 (9.94%) Git (software)
5 122 (8.98%) SoapUI
6 119 (8.76%) Jenkins
7 105 (7.73%) HP UFT
8 78 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 69 (5.08%) SpecFlow
10 68 (5.01%) JMeter
11 66 (4.86%) JUnit
12 64 (4.71%) LoadRunner
13 61 (4.49%) Visual Studio
14 48 (3.53%) TeamCity
15 45 (3.31%) Maven
16 44 (3.24%) Subversion
17 42 (3.09%) Protractor
17 42 (3.09%) Selenium IDE
18 34 (2.50%) Appium
General
1 398 (29.31%) Finance
2 234 (17.23%) Banking
3 98 (7.22%) Investment Banking
4 80 (5.89%) Retail Banking
5 53 (3.90%) Retail
6 28 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.84%) Games
8 24 (1.77%) Law
9 21 (1.55%) Marketing
10 17 (1.25%) Polish Language
11 16 (1.18%) Legal
12 15 (1.10%) Publishing
13 14 (1.03%) Aerospace
13 14 (1.03%) Automotive
14 13 (0.96%) General Ledger
15 12 (0.88%) Vietnamese Language
16 7 (0.52%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.52%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.44%) Advertising
17 6 (0.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 375 (27.61%) Analyst
2 309 (22.75%) Test Analyst
3 255 (18.78%) Developer
4 211 (15.54%) Tester
5 134 (9.87%) Test Engineer
6 80 (5.89%) QA Analyst
7 76 (5.60%) Automation Tester
8 70 (5.15%) Test Leader
9 67 (4.93%) QA Tester
10 63 (4.64%) Consultant
11 62 (4.57%) Senior Analyst
12 57 (4.20%) Automation Test Analyst
13 56 (4.12%) Java Developer
14 55 (4.05%) QA Test Analyst
15 54 (3.98%) Senior Test Analyst
16 52 (3.83%) Software Tester
17 51 (3.76%) Software Engineer
17 51 (3.76%) Test Manager
18 50 (3.68%) PHP Developer
19 49 (3.61%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (11.93%) .NET
2 161 (11.86%) HTML
3 154 (11.34%) SOAP
4 149 (10.97%) CSS
5 118 (8.69%) Web Services
6 82 (6.04%) XML
7 79 (5.82%) REST
8 78 (5.74%) HTML5
9 69 (5.08%) React
10 63 (4.64%) RESTful
11 62 (4.57%) AngularJS
12 54 (3.98%) CSS3
13 49 (3.61%) Node.js
14 42 (3.09%) Gherkin
15 41 (3.02%) JSON
16 39 (2.87%) Spring
17 37 (2.72%) Laravel
18 33 (2.43%) CakePHP
18 33 (2.43%) Sass
19 30 (2.21%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 187 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (8.62%) Computer Science
3 75 (5.52%) Mobile App
4 64 (4.71%) User Experience
5 60 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
6 48 (3.53%) Management Information System
7 40 (2.95%) Fintech
8 26 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.62%) Fixed Income
10 19 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 15 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.03%) Photography
13 13 (0.96%) RIA
14 12 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.81%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.81%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (0.81%) Online Gambling
16 8 (0.59%) Driving Licence
16 8 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 160 (11.78%) Windows
2 89 (6.55%) Linux
3 84 (6.19%) Unix
4 54 (3.98%) Android
5 51 (3.76%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.59%) Solaris
7 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.074%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.074%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (55.82%) Test Automation
2 653 (48.09%) Agile Software Development
3 387 (28.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 335 (24.67%) Test Scripting
5 275 (20.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 255 (18.78%) TDD
7 245 (18.04%) Test Strategy
8 216 (15.91%) Regression Testing
9 213 (15.68%) Scenario Testing
9 213 (15.68%) Scrum
10 209 (15.39%) BDD
11 207 (15.24%) Software Testing
12 174 (12.81%) SDLC
13 158 (11.63%) Project Management
14 153 (11.27%) Integration Testing
14 153 (11.27%) Test Management
15 148 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
16 137 (10.09%) Mentoring
17 129 (9.50%) Performance Testing
17 129 (9.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 333 (24.52%) Java
2 332 (24.45%) SQL
3 253 (18.63%) JavaScript
4 200 (14.73%) C#
5 114 (8.39%) Python
6 72 (5.30%) PHP
7 64 (4.71%) Ruby
8 45 (3.31%) C
8 45 (3.31%) C++
9 36 (2.65%) Groovy
10 33 (2.43%) ES6
10 33 (2.43%) Scala
10 33 (2.43%) VBScript
11 29 (2.14%) Perl
12 26 (1.91%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.62%) PL/SQL
14 20 (1.47%) Objective-C
14 20 (1.47%) VB.NET
15 15 (1.10%) TypeScript
16 13 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 251 (18.48%) ISTQB
2 232 (17.08%) Degree
3 142 (10.46%) ISEB
4 90 (6.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 74 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 60 (4.42%) Security Cleared
7 37 (2.72%) SC Cleared
8 20 (1.47%) MBA
9 18 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (1.18%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (0.81%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.52%) CEH
14 7 (0.52%) MCSA
14 7 (0.52%) MCSE
14 7 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.52%) SAP Certification
15 4 (0.29%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 575 (42.34%) QA
2 13 (0.96%) ISO 20022
2 13 (0.96%) ISO 8583
3 10 (0.74%) MiFID
4 8 (0.59%) SLA
5 6 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.29%) PMO
7 3 (0.22%) COSO
7 3 (0.22%) EMIR
7 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.074%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (2.14%) Docker
2 7 (0.52%) Varnish
3 6 (0.44%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.29%) HDFS
4 4 (0.29%) KVM
4 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.29%) Xen
5 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.074%) GFS2
6 1 (0.074%) NFS
Systems Management
1 94 (6.92%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (1.77%) Ansible
3 18 (1.33%) Puppet
4 17 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.52%) Kibana
5 7 (0.52%) logstash
6 3 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.074%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.074%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.074%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 137 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 130 (9.57%) Oracle
3 83 (6.11%) HP
4 41 (3.02%) SAP
5 36 (2.65%) Zend
6 29 (2.14%) Cognizant
7 19 (1.40%) Google
7 19 (1.40%) Murex
8 17 (1.25%) CA
8 17 (1.25%) Workday
9 15 (1.10%) IBM
10 11 (0.81%) Apple
11 10 (0.74%) Sophos
12 8 (0.59%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.59%) Bloomberg
12 8 (0.59%) Capita
12 8 (0.59%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.44%) SOASTA, Inc
13 6 (0.44%) Telerik