The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 117 132 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 6 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.31% 0.094% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.12% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £32,500 £21,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £43,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +22.85%
Load Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1602 1712 1734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.86% 80.38% 81.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1342 1469 1546
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Load Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Load Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Load Testing across the Birmingham region.

Load Testing Salary Trend in Birmingham

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Load Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Load Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing.

1 8 (88.89%) HP UFT
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) QA
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 6 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) J2EE
3 5 (55.56%) WebLogic
3 5 (55.56%) CSS
3 5 (55.56%) OO
3 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
3 5 (55.56%) N-Tier
3 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) WebSphere
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
3 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) User Stories
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 3 (33.33%) FitNesse
5 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 3 (33.33%) C
6 1 (11.11%) JMeter

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) WebLogic
1 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
1 5 (55.56%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) HP UFT
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (33.33%) FitNesse
4 1 (11.11%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (11.11%) LoadUI
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) QA Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) J2EE
1 5 (55.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) N-Tier
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 5 (55.56%) OO
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP