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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 51 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 6 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.24% 0.49% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.56% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 4
Average salary £23,000 £40,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.50% +63.26%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
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
423 539 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 87.22% 88.36% 80.24%
Number of salaries quoted 345 467 347
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 March 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 +18 6 £23,000 -42.50%
Load Testing
North West

Load Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 5 (83.33%) Regression Testing
1 5 (83.33%) UNIX
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) C
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) Performance Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VB
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 4 (66.67%) VLDB
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) VLDB
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Tester
2 5 (83.33%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) UNIX
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Regression Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Performance Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) C
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VB
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) HP