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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 119 - 113
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.22% - 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% - 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Average salary £17,500 - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+27.14% -7.89%
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
1441 1332 1277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.00% 79.95% 74.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1179 1152 1054
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Web Testing
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (25.00%) LoadUI
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (25.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
1 3 (75.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Web Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP