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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 141 200
Rank change year-on-year -53 +59  
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 35 103 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.68% 1.66% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.87% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 32 46 29
Median salary £40,750 £57,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.13% +76.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 4568 5517 4995
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.30% 88.65% 87.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3790 4286 4129
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -40 13 £50,000 -16.66% 2
Birmingham +6 10 £40,000 +6.34% 4
Staffordshire +19 4 £37,000 +9.62% 1
Shropshire +9 3 £25,500 -29.16%
Wolverhampton +10 2 £28,500 +7.54%
Coventry -8 2 £40,000 -21.95% 1
Walsall - 1 £41,500 -
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (72.53%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (67.03%) Test Automation
3 47 (51.65%) Selenium
4 40 (43.96%) Scrum
5 38 (41.76%) QA
6 37 (40.66%) Non-Functional Testing
7 32 (35.16%) SQL
8 27 (29.67%) Unit Testing
9 26 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 26 (28.57%) Java
10 24 (26.37%) Software Delivery
11 23 (25.27%) DSDM
12 22 (24.18%) Software Engineering
13 21 (23.08%) JUnit
14 20 (21.98%) Cucumber
15 19 (20.88%) Single Customer View
15 19 (20.88%) Jenkins
15 19 (20.88%) Oracle
15 19 (20.88%) C#
15 19 (20.88%) Finance
15 19 (20.88%) Billing
15 19 (20.88%) Manual Testing
16 18 (19.78%) Java EE
16 18 (19.78%) TDD
16 18 (19.78%) MySQL
16 18 (19.78%) SOA
16 18 (19.78%) Hudson
16 18 (19.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 17 (18.68%) JAX-RS
17 17 (18.68%) Dependency Injection

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 18 (19.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (18.68%) GlassFish
2 17 (18.68%) JBoss
2 17 (18.68%) WildFly
3 7 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.30%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.78%) MySQL
2 17 (18.68%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.30%) Big Data
4 3 (3.30%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.30%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 47 (51.65%) Selenium
2 21 (23.08%) JUnit
3 20 (21.98%) Cucumber
4 19 (20.88%) Jenkins
5 18 (19.78%) Hudson
6 17 (18.68%) JBehave
7 16 (17.58%) SoapUI
8 15 (16.48%) WebDriver
9 14 (15.38%) RSpec
9 14 (15.38%) WATIR
10 12 (13.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
11 7 (7.69%) Grunt
11 7 (7.69%) gulp
11 7 (7.69%) JMeter
11 7 (7.69%) Visual Studio
12 6 (6.59%) Appium
12 6 (6.59%) JIRA
13 5 (5.49%) Calabash
13 5 (5.49%) UI Automator
General
1 19 (20.88%) Billing
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Retail
3 5 (5.49%) Legal
4 4 (4.40%) Electronics
5 1 (1.10%) Automotive
5 1 (1.10%) Back Office
5 1 (1.10%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (34.07%) Tester
2 24 (26.37%) Software Tester
3 16 (17.58%) Analyst
4 15 (16.48%) Test Analyst
5 14 (15.38%) Java Engineer
5 14 (15.38%) Senior Java Engineer
6 12 (13.19%) Automation Tester
7 11 (12.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 11 (12.09%) Test Engineer
8 10 (10.99%) Selenium Tester
9 9 (9.89%) QA Automation Engineer
9 9 (9.89%) QA Engineer
9 9 (9.89%) QA Test Engineer
9 9 (9.89%) QA Tester
10 8 (8.79%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 8 (8.79%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (8.79%) Software Engineer
11 6 (6.59%) Automation Test Lead
11 6 (6.59%) Developer
11 6 (6.59%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.78%) Java EE
2 17 (18.68%) Hibernate
2 17 (18.68%) HornetQ
2 17 (18.68%) JAX-RS
2 17 (18.68%) JMS
2 17 (18.68%) RESTEasy
2 17 (18.68%) RESTful
2 17 (18.68%) Spring
3 15 (16.48%) JSON
4 11 (12.09%) SOAP
5 8 (8.79%) XML
6 6 (6.59%) REST
7 5 (5.49%) JPA
7 5 (5.49%) NativeScript
7 5 (5.49%) Node.js
7 5 (5.49%) React Native
7 5 (5.49%) Web Services
8 3 (3.30%) Spring Boot
8 3 (3.30%) WireMock
9 2 (2.20%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.49%) User Experience
4 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.48%) Apple iOS
2 14 (15.38%) Android
3 4 (4.40%) Windows
4 2 (2.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (72.53%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (67.03%) Test Automation
3 40 (43.96%) Scrum
4 37 (40.66%) Non-Functional Testing
5 27 (29.67%) Unit Testing
6 26 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 24 (26.37%) Software Delivery
8 23 (25.27%) DSDM
9 22 (24.18%) Software Engineering
10 19 (20.88%) Manual Testing
10 19 (20.88%) Single Customer View
11 18 (19.78%) SOA
11 18 (19.78%) TDD
12 17 (18.68%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (18.68%) Dependency Injection
13 15 (16.48%) Regression Testing
14 14 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (15.38%) Microservices
14 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
14 14 (15.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.16%) SQL
2 26 (28.57%) Java
3 19 (20.88%) C#
4 15 (16.48%) Ruby
5 10 (10.99%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.69%) ES6
7 6 (6.59%) Objective-C
8 5 (5.49%) Apple Swift
8 5 (5.49%) ECMAScript
8 5 (5.49%) TypeScript
9 4 (4.40%) C
10 3 (3.30%) Scala
11 2 (2.20%) PHP
12 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.10%) Perl
12 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.30%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) ISEB
3 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.20%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (41.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (20.88%) Oracle
2 5 (5.49%) Adobe
2 5 (5.49%) Appcelerator
2 5 (5.49%) Facebook
2 5 (5.49%) Google
2 5 (5.49%) Twitter
3 3 (3.30%) HP
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.20%) SAP
5 1 (1.10%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.10%) Yardi
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