The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 57 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 1 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.20% 0.64% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.74% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 5
Average salary - £40,500 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +65.30%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
425 543 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 85.86% 86.74% 82.10%
Number of salaries quoted 300 478 301
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,052
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Load Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Load Testing Salary Trend in Merseyside

Load Testing
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
Liverpool +8 1 - -
Load Testing
North West

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
2 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) C
2 5 (71.43%) C++
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 4 (57.14%) VLDB
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) VB
3 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
3 4 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
4 2 (28.57%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) SAP
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) HTTP
5 1 (14.29%) JMeter
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Facilita Forecast
1 1 (14.29%) LoadUI
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Tester
2 5 (71.43%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) C
2 5 (71.43%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) VB
3 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
3 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) SAP