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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 212 228 238
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 44 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.11% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 44 4 7
Average salary £40,000 £28,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +24.44%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+21.62% +1.36%
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
6064 5518 5716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.65% 77.54% 77.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4808 4678 4990
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,465
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +21 33 £41,000 +46.42% 1
Lancashire - 9 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £29,000 -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (87.50%) SQL
2 37 (57.81%) QA
3 33 (51.56%) .NET
4 29 (45.31%) SQL Server
5 24 (37.50%) Automated Testing
6 19 (29.69%) HTML
6 19 (29.69%) JavaScript
6 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
6 19 (29.69%) Software Testing
6 19 (29.69%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (28.13%) CSS
8 15 (23.44%) ISEB
8 15 (23.44%) JMeter
8 15 (23.44%) Test Automation
9 14 (21.88%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (21.88%) SaaS
9 14 (21.88%) Firewall
9 14 (21.88%) MVC
9 14 (21.88%) Internet
9 14 (21.88%) SMTP
9 14 (21.88%) DNS
9 14 (21.88%) SOAP
10 13 (20.31%) Software Engineering
11 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (18.75%) Scrum
12 11 (17.19%) Web Services
12 11 (17.19%) Performance Testing
12 11 (17.19%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (7.81%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.88%) Amazon EC2
1 14 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (21.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.88%) Firewall
1 14 (21.88%) Internet
1 14 (21.88%) SMTP
1 14 (21.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (45.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.81%) DB2
4 5 (7.81%) MySQL
4 5 (7.81%) Big Data
5 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (23.44%) JMeter
2 10 (15.63%) Subversion
3 5 (7.81%) Eclipse
3 5 (7.81%) Hudson
3 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.25%) Selenium
5 3 (4.69%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (3.13%) TestComplete
6 2 (3.13%) NUnit
7 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Electronics
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (31.25%) Software Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) Developer
2 14 (21.88%) Cloud Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) .NET Software Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) Test Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) Software Test Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 9 (14.06%) Software Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) QA Leader
7 5 (7.81%) Java Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Release Manager
7 5 (7.81%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Lead Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Lead Java Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Lead Test Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Technical Leader
7 5 (7.81%) Technical Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 4 (6.25%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (51.56%) .NET
2 19 (29.69%) HTML
3 18 (28.13%) CSS
4 14 (21.88%) SOAP
5 11 (17.19%) Web Services
6 9 (14.06%) XML
6 9 (14.06%) XSL
6 9 (14.06%) ADO.NET
6 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET
6 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (14.06%) jQuery
6 9 (14.06%) WCF
6 9 (14.06%) .NET Framework
7 5 (7.81%) Hibernate
7 5 (7.81%) Middleware
7 5 (7.81%) JSP
7 5 (7.81%) Spring
7 5 (7.81%) Spring MVC
7 5 (7.81%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.69%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Windows
1 5 (7.81%) Linux
1 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 19 (29.69%) Software Testing
3 15 (23.44%) Test Automation
4 14 (21.88%) MVC
5 13 (20.31%) Software Engineering
6 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (18.75%) Scrum
7 11 (17.19%) Performance Testing
7 11 (17.19%) TDD
8 10 (15.63%) Unit Testing
9 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (14.06%) Multithreading
9 9 (14.06%) Parallel Computing
10 8 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 7 (10.94%) Security Testing
11 7 (10.94%) DevOps
12 6 (9.38%) Project Planning
13 5 (7.81%) Project Management
13 5 (7.81%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (87.50%) SQL
2 19 (29.69%) JavaScript
3 10 (15.63%) Java
4 9 (14.06%) C#
4 9 (14.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) ISEB
2 11 (17.19%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (57.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) Red Hat
2 5 (7.81%) TIBCO
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) SAP