The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank - - 134
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 0 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £26,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -4.10%
Load Testing
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1575 1295 1682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.46% 79.59% 76.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1259 1031 1472
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Load Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Load Testing Salary Trend in Cheshire

Load Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 2 (66.67%) NUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Software Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center