The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 290 324 311
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -13
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 16 12 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.099% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.12% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 24
Average salary £51,250 £50,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £45,250 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +8.95%
Load Testing
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
8992 9925 9608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.41% 81.87% 80.34%
Number of salaries quoted 7710 8519 8740
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Load Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Load Testing Salary Trend in the City of London

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Load Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Load Testing Salary Histogram in the City of London

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 17 (73.91%) Java
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (52.17%) QA
3 12 (52.17%) Selenium
4 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
4 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
4 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 9 (39.13%) Open Source
5 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
5 8 (34.78%) Performance Testing
5 8 (34.78%) TDD
5 8 (34.78%) HTTP
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
6 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
7 6 (26.09%) RUP
7 6 (26.09%) DevOps
8 5 (21.74%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (21.74%) C#
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) BDD
8 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
8 5 (21.74%) RESTful
8 5 (21.74%) Jasmine
8 5 (21.74%) Capybara
8 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
8 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
8 5 (21.74%) WATIR
8 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.35%) JBoss
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) HTTP
2 4 (17.39%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) Essbase
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Selenium
2 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
2 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
3 5 (21.74%) Jasmine
3 5 (21.74%) Capybara
3 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
3 5 (21.74%) WATIR
3 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
3 5 (21.74%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
4 4 (17.39%) JIRA
4 4 (17.39%) JMeter
4 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
5 3 (13.04%) JUnit
5 3 (13.04%) Facilita Forecast
6 2 (8.70%) LoadUI
6 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Workshop
7 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) QA Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Senior QA Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Test Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Test Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) QA Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.35%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) RESTful
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) JDBC
3 3 (13.04%) JSP
3 3 (13.04%) Servlets
4 1 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) JMS
4 1 (4.35%) JSON
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
4 1 (4.35%) WPF
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Open Source
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) iPad
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) Social Media
4 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.35%) Derivative
4 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) UNIX
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
2 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
3 8 (34.78%) Performance Testing
3 8 (34.78%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) RUP
4 6 (26.09%) DevOps
5 5 (21.74%) BDD
5 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (13.04%) Stress Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Bug Management
7 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Ruby
3 5 (21.74%) C#
4 4 (17.39%) Scala
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.70%) C++
7 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (4.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Temenos
3 1 (4.35%) NetApp
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat