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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 125 119 144
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +25
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 2 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% 0.12% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.15% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Average salary £32,500 £22,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.72% -2.22%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
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
1642 1373 1850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.65% 80.96% 83.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1437 1084 1604
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Use Case
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Software Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware