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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank - - 129
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 0 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Average salary - - £26,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £36,625 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +4.64%
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
1628 1309 1627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.44% 82.48% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1315 1053 1381
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center