The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 41 55
Rank change year-on-year -13 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 11 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.93% 3.33% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 3.94% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 2
Median salary £50,000 £36,000 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.88% -38.46%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

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 advertised in Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 524 457 440
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 91.93% 84.47% 81.33%
Number of salaries quoted 442 380 322
Median salary £50,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.94% +3.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £34,066
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Watford.

Salary trend for Functional Testing in Watford

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Watford over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 across the Watford region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (77.78%) Java
3 26 (72.22%) Unix
3 26 (72.22%) HP UFT
3 26 (72.22%) QA
3 26 (72.22%) Selenium
4 24 (66.67%) Scrum
4 24 (66.67%) Linux
5 22 (61.11%) Python
5 22 (61.11%) C#
6 21 (58.33%) Automation Testing
7 20 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (55.56%) Finance
8 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
9 16 (44.44%) SQL
10 15 (41.67%) TDD
10 15 (41.67%) BDD
10 15 (41.67%) WebDriver
11 14 (38.89%) JIRA
11 14 (38.89%) Shell Script
12 13 (36.11%) Regression Testing
13 12 (33.33%) Integration Testing
13 12 (33.33%) Automated Testing
13 12 (33.33%) Cucumber
14 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
15 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
16 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (22.22%) Gherkin
17 8 (22.22%) Agile Testing
17 8 (22.22%) Hibernate

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 8 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 7 (19.44%) Confluence
3 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.78%) Apache
4 1 (2.78%) Drupal
4 1 (2.78%) JBoss
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
1 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (72.22%) HP UFT
1 26 (72.22%) Selenium
2 15 (41.67%) WebDriver
3 14 (38.89%) JIRA
4 12 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 8 (22.22%) JUnit
5 8 (22.22%) Maven
6 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
6 7 (19.44%) SoapUI
7 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
8 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.78%) JMeter
9 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.78%) The Grinder
General
1 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (66.67%) Analyst
1 24 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 12 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Tester
6 2 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) XML Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Payments Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Gherkin
1 8 (22.22%) Hibernate
1 8 (22.22%) Spring
2 7 (19.44%) RESTful
3 3 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (2.78%) J2EE
4 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Unix
2 24 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) AIX
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (66.67%) Scrum
3 21 (58.33%) Automation Testing
4 20 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
6 15 (41.67%) BDD
6 15 (41.67%) TDD
7 13 (36.11%) Regression Testing
8 12 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 12 (33.33%) Integration Testing
9 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
10 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
11 8 (22.22%) Agile Testing
12 7 (19.44%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (19.44%) Kanban
12 7 (19.44%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (19.44%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
14 5 (13.89%) Continuous Deployment
15 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (77.78%) Java
2 22 (61.11%) C#
2 22 (61.11%) Python
3 16 (44.44%) SQL
4 14 (38.89%) Shell Script
5 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.78%) AWK
6 1 (2.78%) Perl
6 1 (2.78%) PHP
6 1 (2.78%) VB
6 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (72.22%) QA
2 3 (8.33%) PMO
3 1 (2.78%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Atlassian
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.56%) IBM