Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 438 389 321
Rank change year-on-year -49 -68 +42
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 1,166 1,405 2,089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.80% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.89% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 895 1,125 1,726
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%

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 155,871 157,999 183,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.87% 89.53% 88.86%
Number of salaries quoted 125,016 130,615 152,469
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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 -66 1,060 £45,500 +7.06% 209
UK excluding London -73 675 £42,500 +6.25% 148
London -1 441 £60,000 +16.50% 79
South East -6 204 £45,000 - 29
North of England -72 162 £42,500 +6.25% 52
Midlands -19 120 £42,500 +6.25% 18
North West +46 113 £42,000 +12.00% 24
South West +10 72 £45,000 +28.57% 14
West Midlands -37 66 £40,000 +12.68% 11
East of England -52 60 £37,500 +7.14% 17
East Midlands +26 54 £47,500 +15.15% 7
Yorkshire -99 47 £42,500 - 26
Scotland -58 30 £35,500 -11.25% 3
Wales +27 25 £34,000 +4.62% 10
Northern Ireland -15 8 £38,000 -24.00% 5
North East -30 2 £43,750 +42.28% 2
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 670 (57.46%) Test Automation
2 607 (52.06%) Agile Software Development
3 473 (40.57%) QA
4 373 (31.99%) Non-Functional Testing
5 371 (31.82%) Selenium
6 320 (27.44%) Java
7 297 (25.47%) Finance
8 296 (25.39%) Test Scripting
9 280 (24.01%) SQL
10 264 (22.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 238 (20.41%) TDD
12 222 (19.04%) JavaScript
13 211 (18.10%) Scrum
14 199 (17.07%) BDD
15 190 (16.30%) C#
16 185 (15.87%) Degree
17 174 (14.92%) ISTQB
17 174 (14.92%) SDLC
18 166 (14.24%) Cucumber
18 166 (14.24%) Regression Testing
19 165 (14.15%) Test Strategy
20 156 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
21 152 (13.04%) Integration Testing
22 151 (12.95%) Scenario Testing
23 150 (12.86%) Software Testing
24 147 (12.61%) WebDriver
25 145 (12.44%) JIRA
26 140 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
27 137 (11.75%) Banking
28 136 (11.66%) Git (software)

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 28 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.80%) Confluence
4 12 (1.03%) Apache
4 12 (1.03%) JBoss
5 9 (0.77%) CMS
6 8 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.60%) Apache Solr
7 7 (0.60%) nginx
8 6 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (0.51%) SAS
9 5 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.26%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 24 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.17%) Simulink
7 1 (0.086%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.086%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.086%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.46%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (1.03%) Endur
5 6 (0.51%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.51%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.34%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.26%) Findur
7 3 (0.26%) Magento
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.17%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.086%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.086%) Minerva
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.086%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.086%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.086%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.086%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 70 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.89%) GitHub
4 16 (1.37%) Google Play
4 16 (1.37%) SaaS
5 15 (1.29%) BrowserStack
6 14 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (1.11%) BlazeMeter
8 9 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
9 8 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.43%) npm
10 5 (0.43%) Sauce Labs
11 4 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.34%) PaaS
12 3 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.26%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.26%) IaaS
13 1 (0.086%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.086%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.09%) Internet
2 14 (1.20%) HTTP
3 12 (1.03%) Broadband
4 9 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (0.77%) Wireshark
5 7 (0.60%) PuTTY
6 6 (0.51%) VoIP
7 4 (0.34%) DVB
7 4 (0.34%) tcpdump
8 3 (0.26%) ATM
8 3 (0.26%) Firewall
8 3 (0.26%) SMS
8 3 (0.26%) SSL
8 3 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.17%) AMQP
9 2 (0.17%) DNS
9 2 (0.17%) FTP
9 2 (0.17%) Intranet
9 2 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (9.35%) MySQL
2 108 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 76 (6.52%) Relational Database
4 55 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
5 43 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (3.43%) NoSQL
7 37 (3.17%) Big Data
8 19 (1.63%) Oracle ODI
9 17 (1.46%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (1.03%) JanusGraph
13 12 (1.03%) Neo4j
13 12 (1.03%) Redis
14 11 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.86%) Blockchain
15 10 (0.86%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 371 (31.82%) Selenium
2 166 (14.24%) Cucumber
3 147 (12.61%) WebDriver
4 145 (12.44%) JIRA
5 136 (11.66%) Git (software)
6 122 (10.46%) Jenkins
7 115 (9.86%) SoapUI
8 87 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 76 (6.52%) JMeter
10 75 (6.43%) SpecFlow
11 70 (6.00%) HP UFT
12 67 (5.75%) Maven
13 57 (4.89%) Subversion
14 55 (4.72%) JUnit
15 54 (4.63%) Protractor
16 53 (4.55%) Visual Studio
17 42 (3.60%) TeamCity
18 37 (3.17%) LoadRunner
19 29 (2.49%) Appium
20 26 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 297 (25.47%) Finance
2 137 (11.75%) Banking
3 46 (3.95%) Investment Banking
4 42 (3.60%) Retail
5 31 (2.66%) Retail Banking
6 21 (1.80%) Marketing
7 18 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.46%) Law
9 16 (1.37%) Games
10 14 (1.20%) Legal
11 12 (1.03%) General Ledger
11 12 (1.03%) Polish Language
11 12 (1.03%) Publishing
11 12 (1.03%) Vietnamese Language
12 9 (0.77%) Automotive
13 8 (0.69%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.60%) Electronics
15 6 (0.51%) Advertising
16 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 330 (28.30%) Analyst
2 248 (21.27%) Test Analyst
3 209 (17.92%) Tester
4 199 (17.07%) Developer
5 114 (9.78%) Test Engineer
6 75 (6.43%) QA Analyst
7 71 (6.09%) Automation Tester
8 67 (5.75%) QA Tester
9 64 (5.49%) Senior Analyst
10 58 (4.97%) Senior Test Analyst
11 55 (4.72%) Test Leader
12 54 (4.63%) QA Engineer
13 50 (4.29%) Software Tester
14 47 (4.03%) Automation Test Analyst
14 47 (4.03%) Consultant
14 47 (4.03%) Test Manager
15 43 (3.69%) Java Developer
16 41 (3.52%) QA Test Analyst
17 40 (3.43%) Software Test Engineer
18 37 (3.17%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (11.58%) .NET
1 135 (11.58%) HTML
2 129 (11.06%) Web Services
3 118 (10.12%) CSS
4 107 (9.18%) SOAP
5 64 (5.49%) React
6 60 (5.15%) AngularJS
6 60 (5.15%) XML
7 53 (4.55%) RESTful
8 50 (4.29%) HTML5
9 41 (3.52%) REST
10 39 (3.34%) Gherkin
11 35 (3.00%) JSON
11 35 (3.00%) Node.js
12 34 (2.92%) Spring
13 30 (2.57%) jQuery
13 30 (2.57%) Sass
14 26 (2.23%) WCF
15 25 (2.14%) CSS3
16 24 (2.06%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 81 (6.95%) Mobile App
4 59 (5.06%) User Experience
5 46 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
6 41 (3.52%) Fintech
7 26 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.63%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.37%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.37%) Photography
10 13 (1.11%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.11%) RIA
11 11 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (0.69%) Cyberattack
12 8 (0.69%) NHS
13 7 (0.60%) Animation
13 7 (0.60%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 108 (9.26%) Windows
2 76 (6.52%) Linux
3 66 (5.66%) Unix
4 49 (4.20%) Apple iOS
5 47 (4.03%) Android
6 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.17%) Solaris
8 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.17%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.086%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.086%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.086%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.086%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (57.46%) Test Automation
2 607 (52.06%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (31.99%) Non-Functional Testing
4 296 (25.39%) Test Scripting
5 264 (22.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 238 (20.41%) TDD
7 211 (18.10%) Scrum
8 199 (17.07%) BDD
9 174 (14.92%) SDLC
10 166 (14.24%) Regression Testing
11 165 (14.15%) Test Strategy
12 156 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
13 152 (13.04%) Integration Testing
14 151 (12.95%) Scenario Testing
15 150 (12.86%) Software Testing
16 127 (10.89%) Manual Testing
17 112 (9.61%) Mentoring
18 111 (9.52%) Test Management
19 107 (9.18%) Performance Testing
20 101 (8.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 320 (27.44%) Java
2 280 (24.01%) SQL
3 222 (19.04%) JavaScript
4 190 (16.30%) C#
5 118 (10.12%) Python
6 62 (5.32%) PHP
7 55 (4.72%) Ruby
8 49 (4.20%) Groovy
9 48 (4.12%) C++
10 36 (3.09%) Scala
11 32 (2.74%) C
11 32 (2.74%) ES6
12 28 (2.40%) T-SQL
12 28 (2.40%) VBScript
13 26 (2.23%) Perl
14 21 (1.80%) Objective-C
15 19 (1.63%) Go
15 19 (1.63%) VB.NET
16 18 (1.54%) VB
17 14 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 185 (15.87%) Degree
2 174 (14.92%) ISTQB
3 116 (9.95%) ISEB
4 62 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 57 (4.89%) Security Cleared
6 53 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 37 (3.17%) SC Cleared
8 24 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (1.72%) MBA
10 13 (1.11%) CEH
10 13 (1.11%) MCSA
10 13 (1.11%) MCSE
11 10 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (0.60%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.26%) MCPD
14 3 (0.26%) MCTS
14 3 (0.26%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.26%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 473 (40.57%) QA
2 17 (1.46%) GDPR
3 14 (1.20%) ISO 20022
3 14 (1.20%) ISO 8583
4 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.43%) MiFID
5 3 (0.26%) COSO
5 3 (0.26%) EMIR
6 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.086%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.086%) PMO
6 1 (0.086%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (2.57%) Docker
2 9 (0.77%) VirtualBox
3 8 (0.69%) KVM
4 7 (0.60%) Varnish
5 5 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.34%) HDFS
7 3 (0.26%) Firmware
7 3 (0.26%) Xen
8 2 (0.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 72 (6.17%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.37%) Ansible
3 15 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.20%) Puppet
5 4 (0.34%) Kibana
6 3 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.17%) logstash
8 1 (0.086%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 131 (11.23%) Microsoft
2 112 (9.61%) Oracle
3 49 (4.20%) HP
4 29 (2.49%) SAP
5 25 (2.14%) Google
6 19 (1.63%) Zend
7 18 (1.54%) Sophos
8 17 (1.46%) CA
8 17 (1.46%) Workday
9 14 (1.20%) IBM
10 13 (1.11%) Apple
10 13 (1.11%) Perforce
11 12 (1.03%) OpenLink
12 11 (0.94%) Bloomberg
12 11 (0.94%) Reuters
13 10 (0.86%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.69%) Capita
15 6 (0.51%) Xamarin
16 5 (0.43%) Caplin
16 5 (0.43%) Concur