The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 234 241 216
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 21 15 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.26% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 24
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £41,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +1.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5832 5767 5337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.28% 78.26% 74.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4738 4743 4670
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Load Testing
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +13 12 £30,000 -14.28%
Cheshire -1 5 £30,000 - 1
Merseyside -15 4 £40,500 +65.30% 1
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 26 (72.22%) QA
2 25 (69.44%) SQL
3 22 (61.11%) ISEB
4 18 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 16 (44.44%) .NET
6 14 (38.89%) ISTQB
6 14 (38.89%) Test Automation
7 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (27.78%) Agile Testing
10 9 (25.00%) C#
10 9 (25.00%) Java
10 9 (25.00%) Web Services
11 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
11 8 (22.22%) VB
12 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
12 7 (19.44%) HTML
12 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
12 7 (19.44%) Web Testing
12 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (19.44%) Subversion
12 7 (19.44%) Unit Testing
13 6 (16.67%) Degree
13 6 (16.67%) TDD
13 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
13 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (16.67%) Scrum
13 6 (16.67%) CSS
14 5 (13.89%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) DB2
2 3 (8.33%) MySQL
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Subversion
2 5 (13.89%) TestDirector
3 4 (11.11%) Selenium
3 4 (11.11%) NUnit
4 3 (8.33%) Hudson
4 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.78%) QALoad
5 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.78%) JMeter
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) QA Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Software Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Release Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Lead Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Applications Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Leader
6 3 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) .NET
2 9 (25.00%) Web Services
3 7 (19.44%) HTML
4 6 (16.67%) CSS
5 4 (11.11%) Middleware
6 3 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 3 (8.33%) Spring
6 3 (8.33%) Spring MVC
6 3 (8.33%) JSP
6 3 (8.33%) SOAP
7 1 (2.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
3 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 14 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.78%) Agile Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 7 (19.44%) Unit Testing
6 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
6 7 (19.44%) Web Testing
7 6 (16.67%) TDD
7 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.67%) Scrum
8 4 (11.11%) Use Case
8 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 4 (11.11%) Change Control
8 4 (11.11%) Project Management
8 4 (11.11%) Change Management
8 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (11.11%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) C#
2 9 (25.00%) Java
3 8 (22.22%) VB
4 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (61.11%) ISEB
2 14 (38.89%) ISTQB
3 6 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (72.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 4 (11.11%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) ATG
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