The first table below looks at the demand for Load Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 541 528 555
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +27
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 121 83 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 77 77 105
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +1.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40605 37072 44333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 81.82% 81.57% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 33285 30911 38113
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £36,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Load Testing
Salary Trend in London

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

Load Testing Salary Trend in London

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Load Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Load Testing Salary Histogram in London

Load Testing
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -13 25 £48,750 -2.50% 5
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 128 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (47.39%) QA
3 71 (33.65%) E-Commerce
4 70 (33.18%) SQL
5 69 (32.70%) .NET
6 65 (30.81%) Selenium
7 63 (29.86%) C#
8 60 (28.44%) TDD
8 60 (28.44%) Scrum
9 55 (26.07%) Automated Testing
9 55 (26.07%) Continuous Integration
10 54 (25.59%) Test Automation
11 51 (24.17%) Oracle
12 47 (22.27%) Java
12 47 (22.27%) IIS
12 47 (22.27%) Visual Studio
13 45 (21.33%) FitNesse
14 42 (19.91%) NUnit
15 41 (19.43%) SQL Server
16 40 (18.96%) Web Services
17 39 (18.48%) Marketing
17 39 (18.48%) Performance Testing
18 38 (18.01%) Retail
19 37 (17.54%) Microsoft
20 36 (17.06%) Git (software)
21 34 (16.11%) WebDriver
21 34 (16.11%) SOAP
22 33 (15.64%) Windows
23 32 (15.17%) Linux
23 32 (15.17%) Degree

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the 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 47 (22.27%) IIS
2 18 (8.53%) Apache
3 14 (6.64%) Tomcat
4 12 (5.69%) Drupal
5 11 (5.21%) Apache Solr
6 8 (3.79%) WordPress
6 8 (3.79%) CMS
7 7 (3.32%) nginx
8 5 (2.37%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.37%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.37%) Node.js
9 4 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.95%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.95%) Confluence
10 2 (0.95%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.47%) Moodle
Applications
1 14 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.64%) SaaS
2 10 (4.74%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.90%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (1.90%) CloudFront
3 4 (1.90%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.11%) Internet
2 5 (2.37%) OpenVPN
3 4 (1.90%) Network Security
3 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.90%) DNS
4 3 (1.42%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.42%) Intranet
5 2 (0.95%) ICMP
5 2 (0.95%) POP3
5 2 (0.95%) SMTP
5 2 (0.95%) FTP
5 2 (0.95%) HTTP
6 1 (0.47%) VLAN
6 1 (0.47%) LAN
6 1 (0.47%) WAN
6 1 (0.47%) VPN
6 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (19.43%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.43%) Relational Database
3 19 (9.00%) MySQL
4 13 (6.16%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.27%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.32%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.32%) Redis
7 6 (2.84%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.95%) Jackrabbit
9 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.47%) Essbase
10 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 65 (30.81%) Selenium
2 47 (22.27%) Visual Studio
3 45 (21.33%) FitNesse
4 42 (19.91%) NUnit
5 36 (17.06%) Git (software)
6 34 (16.11%) WebDriver
7 30 (14.22%) SoapUI
8 27 (12.80%) SpecFlow
9 25 (11.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (10.43%) Subversion
11 19 (9.00%) Jenkins
12 18 (8.53%) CruiseControl
13 13 (6.16%) Hudson
14 8 (3.79%) MSBuild
14 8 (3.79%) Cucumber
14 8 (3.79%) JMeter
14 8 (3.79%) JIRA
15 7 (3.32%) JUnit
15 7 (3.32%) LoadRunner
16 6 (2.84%) WebLOAD
General
1 39 (18.48%) Marketing
2 38 (18.01%) Retail
3 27 (12.80%) Finance
4 20 (9.48%) Back Office
4 20 (9.48%) Games
5 8 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.84%) Publishing
7 4 (1.90%) Advertising
7 4 (1.90%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.90%) Banking
8 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.95%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 62 (29.38%) Developer
2 29 (13.74%) Test Engineer
3 28 (13.27%) QA Engineer
4 26 (12.32%) Tester
5 16 (7.58%) Non-Functional Tester
6 15 (7.11%) Senior QA Engineer
7 14 (6.64%) Test Leader
7 14 (6.64%) Senior Test Engineer
8 13 (6.16%) Analyst
9 11 (5.21%) Java Developer
9 11 (5.21%) Test Manager
9 11 (5.21%) Architect
10 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Specialist
10 10 (4.74%) Test Specialist
11 9 (4.27%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (4.27%) Test Analyst
11 9 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.79%) Administrator
13 7 (3.32%) DBA
13 7 (3.32%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (32.70%) .NET
2 40 (18.96%) Web Services
3 34 (16.11%) SOAP
4 28 (13.27%) XML
5 21 (9.95%) .NET Framework
6 20 (9.48%) MSMQ
7 14 (6.64%) Spring
8 12 (5.69%) RESTful
9 11 (5.21%) JSON
10 10 (4.74%) HTML
10 10 (4.74%) J2EE
10 10 (4.74%) ASP.NET
11 9 (4.27%) REST
11 9 (4.27%) Gherkin
12 8 (3.79%) JMS
13 7 (3.32%) Hibernate
13 7 (3.32%) CSS
13 7 (3.32%) Struts
14 6 (2.84%) Memcached
14 6 (2.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.53%) Statistics
2 11 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.74%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.74%) Online Games
4 6 (2.84%) Open Source
5 4 (1.90%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.42%) Spread Betting
6 3 (1.42%) Replication
6 3 (1.42%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.42%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.95%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.95%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (0.47%) VLE
8 1 (0.47%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.47%) PMI
8 1 (0.47%) iPad
8 1 (0.47%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.47%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.64%) Windows
2 32 (15.17%) Linux
3 17 (8.06%) UNIX
4 9 (4.27%) CentOS
5 8 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.37%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.90%) SELinux
7 4 (1.90%) Android
8 3 (1.42%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.95%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.47%) VMS
10 1 (0.47%) Solaris
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (33.65%) E-Commerce
3 60 (28.44%) TDD
3 60 (28.44%) Scrum
4 55 (26.07%) Automated Testing
4 55 (26.07%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (25.59%) Test Automation
6 39 (18.48%) Performance Testing
7 32 (15.17%) Manual Testing
8 28 (13.27%) Integration Testing
9 25 (11.85%) Capacity Planning
10 24 (11.37%) Release Management
11 23 (10.90%) Regression Testing
11 23 (10.90%) BDD
11 23 (10.90%) Automation Testing
12 22 (10.43%) B2B
12 22 (10.43%) Configuration Management
13 20 (9.48%) Analytics
13 20 (9.48%) System Testing
14 19 (9.00%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 70 (33.18%) SQL
2 63 (29.86%) C#
3 47 (22.27%) Java
4 22 (10.43%) PHP
5 18 (8.53%) VB
6 15 (7.11%) JavaScript
7 12 (5.69%) Ruby
8 10 (4.74%) Python
8 10 (4.74%) C++
9 9 (4.27%) T-SQL
10 7 (3.32%) C
11 5 (2.37%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.37%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.90%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.90%) Perl
13 3 (1.42%) Lua
14 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.47%) Groovy
14 1 (0.47%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 32 (15.17%) Degree
2 27 (12.80%) ISTQB
3 24 (11.37%) ISEB
4 2 (0.95%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.47%) MCSE
5 1 (0.47%) PMP
5 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.47%) CCEA
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.47%) CCEE
5 1 (0.47%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (47.39%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (4.27%) Varnish
2 6 (2.84%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (2.84%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (2.37%) NFS
3 5 (2.37%) VirtualBox
3 5 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.37%) Postfix
4 2 (0.95%) XenApp
4 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (3.79%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.32%) Capistrano
2 7 (3.32%) Puppet
3 6 (2.84%) Cacti
3 6 (2.84%) Data Guard
3 6 (2.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (2.84%) Nagios
4 5 (2.37%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.95%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (24.17%) Oracle
2 37 (17.54%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.69%) Red Hat
4 10 (4.74%) Hitachi
4 10 (4.74%) ATG
4 10 (4.74%) Endeca
5 9 (4.27%) VMware
5 9 (4.27%) JBoss
6 7 (3.32%) hybris
7 4 (1.90%) Splunk
8 3 (1.42%) IBM
8 3 (1.42%) HP
8 3 (1.42%) Twitter
9 2 (0.95%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.95%) Cisco
9 2 (0.95%) Adobe
9 2 (0.95%) Apple
9 2 (0.95%) Citrix
9 2 (0.95%) Lotus
9 2 (0.95%) TOWER Software
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