The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 675 703 674
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -29
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 215 169 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 174 136 154
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +12.30%
Load Testing
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88128 83117 82657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.27% 81.64% 79.48%
Number of salaries quoted 72764 68505 70448
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Load Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Load Testing Salary Trend in England

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Load Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 20 November 2014.

Load Testing Salary Histogram in England

Load Testing
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 20 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 94 £47,500 -9.52% 3
South East +29 67 £50,000 +5.26% 5
North West -9 17 £40,000 +39.13% 4
South West -11 12 £31,250 -10.71% 2
Yorkshire -45 10 £36,500 +7.35% 1
East Midlands +24 9 £47,500 +46.15% 1
East of England -38 7 £33,000 -9.58% 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Load Testing
UK

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 260 (59.50%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (51.72%) SQL
3 194 (44.39%) QA
4 146 (33.41%) Java
5 131 (29.98%) Test Automation
6 110 (25.17%) JavaScript
6 110 (25.17%) SQL Server
7 107 (24.49%) Selenium
8 106 (24.26%) Continuous Integration
9 101 (23.11%) Automated Testing
10 98 (22.43%) Microsoft
11 97 (22.20%) Test Scripting
12 93 (21.28%) Web Services
13 92 (21.05%) .NET
14 90 (20.59%) JIRA
15 89 (20.37%) Scrum
16 87 (19.91%) C#
17 86 (19.68%) XML
18 84 (19.22%) Performance Testing
19 76 (17.39%) JMeter
20 73 (16.70%) ISEB
20 73 (16.70%) Degree
21 70 (16.02%) Software Testing
21 70 (16.02%) User Acceptance Testing
22 69 (15.79%) WebDriver
23 67 (15.33%) TDD
24 65 (14.87%) HTML
25 62 (14.19%) SOAP
26 61 (13.96%) MySQL
27 60 (13.73%) ISTQB

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 29 (6.64%) Tomcat
2 27 (6.18%) WebSphere
3 24 (5.49%) Apache
4 23 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 19 (4.35%) IIS
6 14 (3.20%) WebLogic Portal
7 13 (2.97%) JBoss
8 12 (2.75%) CMS
9 9 (2.06%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.83%) Confluence
11 7 (1.60%) nginx
12 6 (1.37%) Apache Solr
12 6 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.92%) Lotus Domino
14 4 (0.92%) SAS
14 4 (0.92%) Drupal
14 4 (0.92%) WordPress
15 3 (0.69%) Lync
Applications
1 35 (8.01%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.03%) SaaS
2 21 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.92%) Rackspace Cloud
4 4 (0.92%) Trello
5 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.46%) GitHub
7 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.23%) Route 53
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.70%) Internet
2 37 (8.47%) HTTP
3 18 (4.12%) SMTP
4 16 (3.66%) DNS
5 15 (3.43%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.20%) Firewall
6 14 (3.20%) AMQP
7 5 (1.14%) Network Security
8 4 (0.92%) ICMP
8 4 (0.92%) POP3
8 4 (0.92%) LDAP
9 3 (0.69%) SAN
10 2 (0.46%) DHCP
10 2 (0.46%) FTP
10 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.46%) SSL
10 2 (0.46%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.23%) RTP
11 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (25.17%) SQL Server
2 61 (13.96%) MySQL
3 47 (10.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (4.58%) Relational Database
6 18 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (3.20%) SSDT
8 12 (2.75%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (2.52%) Oracle Database
10 10 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 10 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (2.06%) MarkLogic
11 9 (2.06%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.60%) Big Data
12 7 (1.60%) OLTP
12 7 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 107 (24.49%) Selenium
2 90 (20.59%) JIRA
3 76 (17.39%) JMeter
4 69 (15.79%) WebDriver
5 60 (13.73%) Jenkins
6 55 (12.59%) SoapUI
7 48 (10.98%) Visual Studio
8 40 (9.15%) LoadRunner
9 36 (8.24%) TeamCity
10 34 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (6.86%) Subversion
12 28 (6.41%) Git (software)
13 26 (5.95%) NUnit
14 24 (5.49%) FitNesse
15 19 (4.35%) JUnit
15 19 (4.35%) Cucumber
16 16 (3.66%) QuickTest Pro
17 15 (3.43%) SpecFlow
18 14 (3.20%) Bugzilla
19 11 (2.52%) Eclipse
General
1 50 (11.44%) Finance
2 36 (8.24%) Retail
3 17 (3.89%) Marketing
4 16 (3.66%) Games
5 14 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.29%) Banking
7 9 (2.06%) Back Office
8 6 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.14%) Legal
10 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.46%) Law
12 2 (0.46%) Advertising
12 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.23%) International Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Publishing
13 1 (0.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 99 (22.65%) Developer
2 70 (16.02%) Test Engineer
3 62 (14.19%) Tester
4 58 (13.27%) Analyst
5 47 (10.76%) Test Analyst
6 45 (10.30%) Software Engineer
7 44 (10.07%) QA Engineer
8 27 (6.18%) Test Manager
8 27 (6.18%) Test Leader
9 24 (5.49%) Software Test Engineer
10 23 (5.26%) Software Developer
10 23 (5.26%) Performance Tester
11 21 (4.81%) Architect
12 20 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
12 20 (4.58%) DBA
13 19 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
14 17 (3.89%) SQL Developer
15 16 (3.66%) SQL DBA
15 16 (3.66%) Senior Test Analyst
15 16 (3.66%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (21.28%) Web Services
2 92 (21.05%) .NET
3 86 (19.68%) XML
4 65 (14.87%) HTML
5 62 (14.19%) SOAP
6 56 (12.81%) CSS
7 46 (10.53%) LAMP
8 40 (9.15%) WCF
9 34 (7.78%) J2EE
10 33 (7.55%) ASP.NET
10 33 (7.55%) jQuery
11 29 (6.64%) .NET Framework
12 26 (5.95%) REST
13 19 (4.35%) Spring
14 18 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (3.89%) ADO.NET
15 17 (3.89%) XSL
16 16 (3.66%) ActiveMQ
17 15 (3.43%) Hibernate
17 15 (3.43%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.04%) Open Source
2 43 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (8.47%) Computer Science
4 22 (5.03%) Mobile App
5 21 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (3.89%) RIA
7 14 (3.20%) Symmetrix
7 14 (3.20%) Clustering
7 14 (3.20%) User Experience
8 13 (2.97%) Replication
9 11 (2.52%) Online Games
10 10 (2.29%) Data Structures
11 9 (2.06%) Mathematics
12 8 (1.83%) Statistics
13 5 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (1.14%) EPoS
13 5 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
13 5 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
14 4 (0.92%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.69%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 54 (12.36%) Windows
2 50 (11.44%) Linux
3 14 (3.20%) Solaris
4 11 (2.52%) UNIX
5 7 (1.60%) Android
5 7 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.14%) FreeBSD
7 4 (0.92%) Debian
7 4 (0.92%) OpenBSD
7 4 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.92%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.69%) CentOS
8 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (59.50%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (29.98%) Test Automation
3 106 (24.26%) Continuous Integration
4 101 (23.11%) Automated Testing
5 97 (22.20%) Test Scripting
6 89 (20.37%) Scrum
7 84 (19.22%) Performance Testing
8 70 (16.02%) User Acceptance Testing
8 70 (16.02%) Software Testing
9 67 (15.33%) TDD
10 58 (13.27%) Test Strategy
11 56 (12.81%) E-Commerce
12 51 (11.67%) Mentoring
13 46 (10.53%) MVC
14 45 (10.30%) Manual Testing
15 44 (10.07%) Integration Testing
16 40 (9.15%) Regression Testing
17 39 (8.92%) Workflow
17 39 (8.92%) Security Testing
18 38 (8.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 226 (51.72%) SQL
2 146 (33.41%) Java
3 110 (25.17%) JavaScript
4 87 (19.91%) C#
5 53 (12.13%) PHP
6 46 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 38 (8.70%) Ruby
8 32 (7.32%) Python
9 28 (6.41%) C++
10 15 (3.43%) Perl
10 15 (3.43%) Scala
11 8 (1.83%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.92%) C
14 3 (0.69%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.69%) XQuery
14 3 (0.69%) AspectJ
14 3 (0.69%) XPath
15 1 (0.23%) Groovy
15 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (16.70%) ISEB
1 73 (16.70%) Degree
2 60 (13.73%) ISTQB
3 17 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.29%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.92%) MCITP
7 4 (0.92%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (44.39%) QA
2 6 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.92%) Varnish
3 3 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.69%) vSphere
4 2 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.23%) Dovecot
5 1 (0.23%) Kamailio
5 1 (0.23%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (2.06%) Puppet
1 9 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.92%) HAProxy
3 4 (0.92%) Nagios
3 4 (0.92%) Capistrano
3 4 (0.92%) ZABBIX
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.69%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.46%) Salt
6 1 (0.23%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 98 (22.43%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.70%) Oracle
3 24 (5.49%) Cisco
4 17 (3.89%) IBM
5 16 (3.66%) F5
6 14 (3.20%) HP
6 14 (3.20%) EMC
7 12 (2.75%) VMware
8 8 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.60%) Rackspace
10 4 (0.92%) Lotus
11 3 (0.69%) NetApp
11 3 (0.69%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.69%) Google
11 3 (0.69%) Canoo
11 3 (0.69%) hybris
12 2 (0.46%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.46%) Facebook
12 2 (0.46%) Twitter
12 2 (0.46%) ATG
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