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

Functional Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 148 198
Rank change year-on-year -1 +50  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 58 103 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.22% 1.67% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.89% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 33 57 12
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +42.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,515 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £49,100 £57,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4292 5449 4295
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 90.00% 88.26% 83.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3504 4384 3593
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Functional Testing in the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +16 25 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Shropshire +7 9 £28,500 -20.83% 1
Birmingham -9 9 £45,500 +39.93% 2
Dudley - 5 £40,000 -
Solihull - 5 £32,500 -
Staffordshire +13 1 £29,500 -15.71% 1
Coventry +11 1 £42,500 - 1
Worcestershire -8 1 £32,500 +4.00%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 66 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 55 (48.25%) QA
4 53 (46.49%) Selenium
5 47 (41.23%) Test Scripting
6 44 (38.60%) Automated Testing
7 40 (35.09%) Finance
8 29 (25.44%) Scrum
9 28 (24.56%) SQL
9 28 (24.56%) SoapUI
10 26 (22.81%) C#
11 25 (21.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (20.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (19.30%) Manual Testing
13 22 (19.30%) Unit Testing
14 21 (18.42%) Java
15 20 (17.54%) Automation Testing
16 19 (16.67%) Regression Testing
17 18 (15.79%) Cucumber
18 17 (14.91%) Software Engineering
19 16 (14.04%) JSON
20 15 (13.16%) Software Delivery
20 15 (13.16%) DSDM
21 14 (12.28%) JavaScript
21 14 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
21 14 (12.28%) WebDriver
22 13 (11.40%) Single Customer View
22 13 (11.40%) SOAP
22 13 (11.40%) Billing
22 13 (11.40%) Workflow

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (7.02%) GlassFish
1 8 (7.02%) JBoss
1 8 (7.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 8 (7.02%) Tomcat
1 8 (7.02%) WildFly
2 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Demantra
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) SaaS
2 2 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) MySQL
2 9 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.51%) OLAP
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (46.49%) Selenium
2 28 (24.56%) SoapUI
3 25 (21.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (15.79%) Cucumber
5 14 (12.28%) WebDriver
6 12 (10.53%) JUnit
6 12 (10.53%) Visual Studio
7 10 (8.77%) Jenkins
8 9 (7.89%) Hudson
8 9 (7.89%) JMeter
9 8 (7.02%) JBehave
9 8 (7.02%) RSpec
9 8 (7.02%) WATIR
10 6 (5.26%) Git (software)
10 6 (5.26%) JIRA
11 5 (4.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 5 (4.39%) Calabash
11 5 (4.39%) Jasmine
11 5 (4.39%) Mocha
11 5 (4.39%) Subversion
General
1 40 (35.09%) Finance
2 13 (11.40%) Billing
3 6 (5.26%) Legal
3 6 (5.26%) Retail
4 5 (4.39%) Automotive
5 4 (3.51%) Back Office
5 4 (3.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (27.19%) Tester
2 27 (23.68%) Test Engineer
3 26 (22.81%) Analyst
4 23 (20.18%) Test Analyst
5 22 (19.30%) Test Automation Engineer
6 21 (18.42%) Software Tester
7 17 (14.91%) QA Automation Engineer
7 17 (14.91%) QA Engineer
7 17 (14.91%) QA Test Engineer
8 9 (7.89%) Automation Tester
9 8 (7.02%) Java Engineer
9 8 (7.02%) Senior Java Engineer
10 7 (6.14%) Automation Test Lead
10 7 (6.14%) Selenium Tester
10 7 (6.14%) Test Leader
11 6 (5.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 6 (5.26%) Senior Software Tester
11 6 (5.26%) Senior Tester
12 5 (4.39%) QA Tester
12 5 (4.39%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) JSON
2 13 (11.40%) SOAP
3 9 (7.89%) Spring
3 9 (7.89%) Web Services
3 9 (7.89%) XML
4 8 (7.02%) Hibernate
4 8 (7.02%) HornetQ
4 8 (7.02%) Java EE
4 8 (7.02%) JAX-RS
4 8 (7.02%) JMS
4 8 (7.02%) RESTEasy
4 8 (7.02%) RESTful
5 7 (6.14%) REST
6 5 (4.39%) JPA
6 5 (4.39%) NativeScript
6 5 (4.39%) Node.js
6 5 (4.39%) React Native
7 4 (3.51%) CSS
7 4 (3.51%) HTML
7 4 (3.51%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.26%) User Experience
2 5 (4.39%) Driving Licence
2 5 (4.39%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 11 (9.65%) Android
3 4 (3.51%) Windows
4 1 (0.88%) Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 47 (41.23%) Test Scripting
4 44 (38.60%) Automated Testing
5 29 (25.44%) Scrum
6 23 (20.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (19.30%) Manual Testing
7 22 (19.30%) Unit Testing
8 20 (17.54%) Automation Testing
9 19 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 17 (14.91%) Software Engineering
11 15 (13.16%) DSDM
11 15 (13.16%) Software Delivery
12 14 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (11.40%) Single Customer View
13 13 (11.40%) Workflow
14 12 (10.53%) Test Strategy
15 11 (9.65%) Software Testing
15 11 (9.65%) Waterfall
16 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.56%) SQL
2 26 (22.81%) C#
3 21 (18.42%) Java
4 14 (12.28%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.65%) Ruby
6 10 (8.77%) C
7 5 (4.39%) Apple Swift
7 5 (4.39%) ECMAScript
7 5 (4.39%) ES6
7 5 (4.39%) Objective-C
7 5 (4.39%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.51%) Embedded C
8 4 (3.51%) PHP
8 4 (3.51%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.63%) Perl
9 3 (2.63%) Python
10 2 (1.75%) C++
11 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (7.02%) ISEB
2 7 (6.14%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (48.25%) QA
2 4 (3.51%) MISRA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.89%) Oracle
3 5 (4.39%) Adobe
3 5 (4.39%) Appcelerator
3 5 (4.39%) Facebook
3 5 (4.39%) Google
3 5 (4.39%) Twitter
4 1 (0.88%) Guidewire
4 1 (0.88%) HP
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