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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 217 236 246
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +10
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 44 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 44 7 8
Average salary £40,000 £22,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.77% -15.09%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £36,625 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +4.64%
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
6211 5443 5765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 79.39% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5049 4615 4953
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Manchester +20 27 £45,000 +100.00% 1
Lancashire - 17 £40,000 -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 60 (89.55%) SQL
2 38 (56.72%) .NET
3 36 (53.73%) SQL Server
4 33 (49.25%) QA
5 29 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (40.30%) Microsoft
7 25 (37.31%) HTML
7 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
8 24 (35.82%) CSS
8 24 (35.82%) Automated Testing
8 24 (35.82%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (31.34%) SOAP
9 21 (31.34%) MVC
10 19 (28.36%) Mentoring
11 17 (25.37%) ADO.NET
11 17 (25.37%) ASP.NET
11 17 (25.37%) C#
11 17 (25.37%) T-SQL
11 17 (25.37%) XML
11 17 (25.37%) XSL
11 17 (25.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (25.37%) Multithreading
11 17 (25.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (25.37%) Parallel Computing
11 17 (25.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (25.37%) .NET Framework
11 17 (25.37%) WCF
11 17 (25.37%) jQuery
12 16 (23.88%) Software Testing
13 15 (22.39%) JMeter

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.97%) Tomcat
1 4 (5.97%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Amazon EC2
1 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (20.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) SMTP
1 14 (20.90%) DNS
1 14 (20.90%) Internet
1 14 (20.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (53.73%) SQL Server
2 17 (25.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (25.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.46%) Big Data
5 4 (5.97%) MySQL
6 3 (4.48%) DB2
6 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (22.39%) JMeter
2 7 (10.45%) Subversion
3 4 (5.97%) Hudson
3 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.97%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.48%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (4.48%) Selenium
5 2 (2.99%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.49%) NUnit
General
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Electronics
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Developer
2 20 (29.85%) Software Engineer
3 17 (25.37%) Software Developer
4 14 (20.90%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (14.93%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 10 (14.93%) Test Engineer
5 10 (14.93%) Software Test Engineer
5 10 (14.93%) .NET Software Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) QA Leader
7 5 (7.46%) Lead Test Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Lead Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.97%) Technical Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Technical Leader
9 3 (4.48%) Lead Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (56.72%) .NET
2 25 (37.31%) HTML
3 24 (35.82%) CSS
4 21 (31.34%) SOAP
5 17 (25.37%) XML
5 17 (25.37%) XSL
5 17 (25.37%) ADO.NET
5 17 (25.37%) ASP.NET
5 17 (25.37%) .NET Framework
5 17 (25.37%) WCF
5 17 (25.37%) jQuery
5 17 (25.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (11.94%) Web Services
7 4 (5.97%) JSP
7 4 (5.97%) MyBatis
7 4 (5.97%) Spring MVC
7 4 (5.97%) Hibernate
7 4 (5.97%) Spring
8 3 (4.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (35.82%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Windows
1 3 (4.48%) Linux
1 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.82%) Automated Testing
3 21 (31.34%) MVC
4 19 (28.36%) Mentoring
5 17 (25.37%) Multithreading
5 17 (25.37%) Parallel Computing
6 16 (23.88%) Software Testing
7 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
8 13 (19.40%) Software Engineering
9 12 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (16.42%) Performance Testing
11 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
11 10 (14.93%) Scrum
12 9 (13.43%) TDD
13 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (8.96%) Security Testing
14 6 (8.96%) Integration Testing
14 6 (8.96%) Project Planning
14 6 (8.96%) DevOps
15 5 (7.46%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 60 (89.55%) SQL
2 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
3 17 (25.37%) T-SQL
3 17 (25.37%) C#
4 7 (10.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) ISEB
2 11 (16.42%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.46%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (49.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (40.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.48%) TIBCO
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) SAP
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