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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +4.28%
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
455 504 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 80.96% 79.87% 77.83%
Number of salaries quoted 374 446 435
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Line Management
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) EAI
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
1 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Release Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Line Management
2 2 (50.00%) EAI
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) TIBCO