Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 221 260
Rank change year-on-year -42 +39 +49
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 62 125 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 1.09% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.22% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 53 74 45
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £33,608 £32,258
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.48% +4.19% -30.25%
10th Percentile £24,900 £22,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £50,950 £43,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8911 10210 9576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.90% 89.18% 87.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7215 7983 7897
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £64,700
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Birmingham +16 26 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Warwickshire -25 14 £30,000 -16.67%
Staffordshire +20 8 £40,000 +25.00%
Coventry 0 8 - - 2
Wolverhampton -3 2 £28,500 +7.55%
Worcestershire -20 1 £26,000 -17.46%
Walsall - 1 £41,500 -
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 45 (72.58%) Test Automation
2 29 (46.77%) Selenium
3 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (45.16%) C#
4 20 (32.26%) Java
4 20 (32.26%) Unit Testing
5 19 (30.65%) QA
5 19 (30.65%) ISTQB
5 19 (30.65%) TDD
6 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
7 16 (25.81%) BDD
7 16 (25.81%) SQL
7 16 (25.81%) JUnit
8 15 (24.19%) Finance
8 15 (24.19%) Scrum
8 15 (24.19%) Mentoring
9 14 (22.58%) Scala
9 14 (22.58%) Regression Testing
10 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
10 13 (20.97%) Degree
10 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
11 12 (19.35%) Web Testing
11 12 (19.35%) Test Strategy
11 12 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
12 11 (17.74%) ISEB
12 11 (17.74%) RPG
12 11 (17.74%) E-Commerce
12 11 (17.74%) Manual Testing
12 11 (17.74%) Groovy

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 4 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.84%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.84%) GlassFish
2 3 (4.84%) JBoss
2 3 (4.84%) WildFly
3 2 (3.23%) Confluence
4 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.06%) DB2
2 5 (8.06%) MySQL
2 5 (8.06%) OLAP
2 5 (8.06%) Semantic Layer
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.84%) Big Data
3 3 (4.84%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (46.77%) Selenium
2 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
3 16 (25.81%) JUnit
4 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
5 11 (17.74%) Protractor
6 9 (14.52%) HP UFT
6 9 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (12.90%) WebDriver
8 5 (8.06%) JIRA
8 5 (8.06%) Ranorex
8 5 (8.06%) SpecFlow
8 5 (8.06%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.84%) Appium
9 3 (4.84%) eCATT
9 3 (4.84%) Hudson
9 3 (4.84%) JBehave
9 3 (4.84%) JMeter
9 3 (4.84%) LoadRunner
9 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.23%) MSTest
General
1 15 (24.19%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Games
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Test Analyst
3 18 (29.03%) Tester
4 10 (16.13%) Developer
5 9 (14.52%) Software Tester
6 8 (12.90%) QA Tester
7 7 (11.29%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (9.68%) Head of Testing
9 5 (8.06%) Architect
9 5 (8.06%) Automation Test Lead
9 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 5 (8.06%) Lead Architect
9 5 (8.06%) Test Architect
9 5 (8.06%) Test Automation Architect
10 4 (6.45%) Automation Tester
10 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (6.45%) Software Analyst
10 4 (6.45%) Software QA Tester
11 3 (4.84%) QA Automation Tester
11 3 (4.84%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) .NET
2 5 (8.06%) MDX
2 5 (8.06%) Node.js
2 5 (8.06%) WPF
3 4 (6.45%) SOAP
3 4 (6.45%) Spring
4 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.84%) HornetQ
4 3 (4.84%) Java EE
4 3 (4.84%) JAX-RS
4 3 (4.84%) JMS
4 3 (4.84%) RESTEasy
4 3 (4.84%) RESTful
4 3 (4.84%) Spring Boot
4 3 (4.84%) Web Services
4 3 (4.84%) WireMock
5 2 (3.23%) REST
6 1 (1.61%) Core Data
6 1 (1.61%) jQuery
6 1 (1.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Mobile App
2 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.06%) Client/Server
3 5 (8.06%) iSeries
4 3 (4.84%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) Fintech
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (72.58%) Test Automation
2 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.26%) Unit Testing
4 19 (30.65%) TDD
5 16 (25.81%) BDD
6 15 (24.19%) Mentoring
6 15 (24.19%) Scrum
7 14 (22.58%) Regression Testing
8 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
8 12 (19.35%) Test Strategy
8 12 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (19.35%) Web Testing
9 11 (17.74%) E-Commerce
9 11 (17.74%) Manual Testing
10 10 (16.13%) API Testing
11 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
12 8 (12.90%) Defect Tracking
13 7 (11.29%) QA Automation
13 7 (11.29%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.16%) C#
2 20 (32.26%) Java
3 16 (25.81%) SQL
4 14 (22.58%) Scala
5 11 (17.74%) Groovy
5 11 (17.74%) RPG
6 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.06%) Delphi
7 5 (8.06%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.84%) Python
9 2 (3.23%) Ruby
9 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.61%) PHP
10 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.61%) VB
10 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) ISTQB
2 13 (20.97%) Degree
3 11 (17.74%) ISEB
4 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (4.84%) SAP Certification
6 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.65%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.13%) HP
3 5 (8.06%) IBM
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle
4 3 (4.84%) SAP
5 2 (3.23%) New Relic
6 1 (1.61%) Yardi