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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 167 167 176
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 16 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.41% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16 12 16
Average salary £33,000 £27,500 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £23,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £28,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -13.75%
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
3196 3085 3432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.68% 82.18% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2765 2693 3025
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +10 8 £33,000 +26.92%
Load Testing
North West

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 19 (79.17%) SQL
2 16 (66.67%) ISEB
2 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) QA
3 15 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 14 (58.33%) Software Testing
4 14 (58.33%) Automated Testing
5 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
6 12 (50.00%) Unit Testing
7 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
8 10 (41.67%) Oracle
9 8 (33.33%) TestDirector
9 8 (33.33%) VMware
9 8 (33.33%) Automation Testing
10 6 (25.00%) SaaS
10 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 5 (20.83%) .NET
11 5 (20.83%) Windows
11 5 (20.83%) TDD
12 4 (16.67%) Degree
12 4 (16.67%) Firewall
12 4 (16.67%) JMeter
12 4 (16.67%) SOA
12 4 (16.67%) Internet
12 4 (16.67%) SMTP
12 4 (16.67%) DNS
12 4 (16.67%) BDD
12 4 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) SaaS
2 4 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
1 4 (16.67%) Internet
1 4 (16.67%) SMTP
1 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) TestDirector
2 4 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (8.33%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (8.33%) Subversion
3 2 (8.33%) Maven
3 2 (8.33%) Ant
4 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) Sahi
4 1 (4.17%) RSpec
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.17%) NUnit
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Test Engineer
1 11 (45.83%) Software Test Engineer
1 11 (45.83%) Software Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Tester
2 4 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Junior
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Tester
5 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) XSLT
3 2 (8.33%) UDDI
3 2 (8.33%) EDI
3 2 (8.33%) JMS
3 2 (8.33%) J2EE
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) ADO
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
3 2 (8.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.50%) Android
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) Software Testing
2 14 (58.33%) Automated Testing
3 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
4 12 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (33.33%) Automation Testing
7 5 (20.83%) TDD
8 4 (16.67%) SOA
8 4 (16.67%) BDD
9 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 2 (8.33%) Logistics
10 2 (8.33%) OOD
10 2 (8.33%) Project Management
10 2 (8.33%) Software Architecture
10 2 (8.33%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) XPath
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) ISEB
2 15 (62.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle
3 8 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
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