The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 180 169 184
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 13 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.31% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.33% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 12
Average salary £33,000 £28,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -3.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £27,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £33,000 £30,000
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3461 3006 3458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.96% 79.86% 79.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2967 2567 3100
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Load Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Load Testing Salary Trend in Manchester

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Load Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Load Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Load Testing
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bolton +7 7 £33,000 +20.00%
Load Testing
North West

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 35 (87.50%) SQL
2 31 (77.50%) QA
3 28 (70.00%) Automated Testing
4 17 (42.50%) Software Testing
5 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (40.00%) ISEB
6 15 (37.50%) ISTQB
6 15 (37.50%) Test Automation
6 15 (37.50%) Unit Testing
7 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
8 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
9 11 (27.50%) Oracle
9 11 (27.50%) Performance Testing
10 10 (25.00%) .NET
10 10 (25.00%) SaaS
11 8 (20.00%) JMeter
11 8 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (20.00%) DNS
11 8 (20.00%) Internet
11 8 (20.00%) Firewall
11 8 (20.00%) SMTP
11 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
12 7 (17.50%) VMware
12 7 (17.50%) TestDirector
13 6 (15.00%) Project Planning
13 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
14 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
14 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) SaaS
2 8 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) SMTP
1 8 (20.00%) DNS
1 8 (20.00%) Internet
1 8 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) Big Data
3 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) JMeter
2 7 (17.50%) TestDirector
3 2 (5.00%) Ant
3 2 (5.00%) Subversion
3 2 (5.00%) Maven
3 2 (5.00%) JIRA
3 2 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) Sahi
4 1 (2.50%) RSpec
4 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.50%) NUnit
General
1 1 (2.50%) Electronics
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.50%) Retail
1 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Software Engineer
2 14 (35.00%) Test Engineer
2 14 (35.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) QA Leader
4 7 (17.50%) Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
7 4 (10.00%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Tester
9 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
9 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Software Tester
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Tester
10 1 (2.50%) Automation Tester
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) XML
3 2 (5.00%) XSLT
3 2 (5.00%) EDI
3 2 (5.00%) JMS
3 2 (5.00%) UDDI
3 2 (5.00%) WSDL
3 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (5.00%) J2EE
3 2 (5.00%) ADO
3 2 (5.00%) CSS
3 2 (5.00%) SOAP
3 2 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) DTV
1 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Automated Testing
2 17 (42.50%) Software Testing
3 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 15 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Performance Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Project Planning
8 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 5 (12.50%) BDD
9 5 (12.50%) Analytics
10 4 (10.00%) Data Analytics
11 3 (7.50%) Scrum
12 2 (5.00%) OOD
12 2 (5.00%) SOA
12 2 (5.00%) TDD
12 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (87.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) XQuery
2 2 (5.00%) XPath
2 2 (5.00%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) ISEB
2 15 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (77.50%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Oracle
3 7 (17.50%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) SAP