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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 235 217 242
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +25
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 3 21 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.049% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.38% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1 19 8
Average salary £36,500 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.97% +17.14%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £43,750 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-5.14% +15.13%
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
5153 5567 5777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.57% 82.41% 79.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4115 4473 4870
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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
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 22 May 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
Merseyside +6 1 - -
Manchester +5 1 - - 1
Cheshire -4 1 £36,500 +21.66% 1
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 9 (45.00%) QA
3 9 (45.00%) ISEB
4 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (35.00%) .NET
5 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (30.00%) Java
6 6 (30.00%) Degree
6 6 (30.00%) VMware
7 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (25.00%) C
7 5 (25.00%) C#
7 5 (25.00%) C++
7 5 (25.00%) HTML
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle
7 5 (25.00%) UNIX
7 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (20.00%) BDD
8 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 4 (20.00%) XML
8 4 (20.00%) VB
8 4 (20.00%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) VLDB
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
1 3 (15.00%) Retail
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Software Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Functional Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
4 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) UNIX
3 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (15.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Use Case
7 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) C
3 5 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (20.00%) VB
4 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.00%) VBScript
6 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) ISEB
2 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Terminal Server
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) SAP
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Test-Direct
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago