The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 241 230 245
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 22 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.18% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 22 12 7
Average salary £40,000 £22,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.77% -15.09%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +4.28%
Load Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6315 5451 5652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.92% 80.32% 79.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5292 4577 4871
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Load Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Load Testing Salary Trend in the North West

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Load Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Load Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

Load Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Lancashire - 13 £40,000 - 1
Manchester -4 9 £41,000 +36.66% 2
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 56 (93.33%) SQL
2 34 (56.67%) .NET
2 34 (56.67%) SQL Server
3 28 (46.67%) QA
4 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (40.00%) Automated Testing
7 20 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (33.33%) CSS
7 20 (33.33%) HTML
7 20 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 19 (31.67%) SOAP
8 19 (31.67%) MVC
8 19 (31.67%) Mentoring
9 17 (28.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (28.33%) Parallel Computing
9 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (28.33%) WCF
9 17 (28.33%) .NET Framework
9 17 (28.33%) jQuery
9 17 (28.33%) Multithreading
9 17 (28.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (28.33%) ADO.NET
9 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET
9 17 (28.33%) C#
9 17 (28.33%) T-SQL
9 17 (28.33%) XML
9 17 (28.33%) XSL
10 14 (23.33%) SMTP
10 14 (23.33%) DNS

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 (6.67%) SAS
2 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.33%) Amazon EC2
1 14 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (23.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.33%) SMTP
1 14 (23.33%) DNS
1 14 (23.33%) Internet
1 14 (23.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (56.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (28.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (28.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.33%) Big Data
4 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.33%) MySQL
7 1 (1.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) JMeter
2 3 (5.00%) Subversion
3 2 (3.33%) Selenium
3 2 (3.33%) TestComplete
3 2 (3.33%) Hudson
3 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (3.33%) Finance
1 2 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (1.67%) Marketing
2 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.67%) Electronics
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 19 (31.67%) Developer
3 17 (28.33%) Software Developer
4 14 (23.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) QA Leader
7 6 (10.00%) Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
9 4 (6.67%) Test Leader
10 3 (5.00%) Software Tester
10 3 (5.00%) Tester
11 2 (3.33%) Technical Leader
11 2 (3.33%) Lead Java Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Java Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Lead Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (56.67%) .NET
2 20 (33.33%) CSS
2 20 (33.33%) HTML
3 19 (31.67%) SOAP
4 17 (28.33%) XML
4 17 (28.33%) XSL
4 17 (28.33%) ADO.NET
4 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET
4 17 (28.33%) .NET Framework
4 17 (28.33%) WCF
4 17 (28.33%) jQuery
4 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (5.00%) Web Services
6 2 (3.33%) JSP
6 2 (3.33%) MyBatis
6 2 (3.33%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.33%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.33%) Spring
7 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Windows
1 1 (1.67%) Linux
1 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 19 (31.67%) MVC
3 19 (31.67%) Mentoring
4 17 (28.33%) Multithreading
4 17 (28.33%) Parallel Computing
5 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
6 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Performance Testing
8 10 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Project Planning
9 6 (10.00%) Scrum
9 6 (10.00%) TDD
10 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
10 5 (8.33%) Analytics
11 4 (6.67%) Data Analytics
11 4 (6.67%) DevOps
11 4 (6.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (93.33%) SQL
2 20 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 17 (28.33%) T-SQL
3 17 (28.33%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) ISEB
2 10 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (46.67%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) SAP
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
Preston, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hofmann Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago