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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 242 233 248
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 7 19 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.32% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6 17 11
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £55,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+16.43% -3.94%
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
5491 5894 5978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.67% 82.54% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4402 4769 4929
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 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
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 2015.

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 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 +16 4 £23,000 -42.50%
Manchester -3 3 £32,500 +8.33%
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) SQL
3 15 (57.69%) Automated Testing
3 15 (57.69%) QA
4 14 (53.85%) ISEB
5 13 (50.00%) ISTQB
6 12 (46.15%) Windows
7 11 (42.31%) Software Testing
7 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
8 10 (38.46%) Oracle
8 10 (38.46%) VMware
9 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
9 9 (34.62%) Unit Testing
10 8 (30.77%) Automation Testing
10 8 (30.77%) TestDirector
10 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
10 8 (30.77%) Java
11 7 (26.92%) HTML
11 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
12 6 (23.08%) .NET
12 6 (23.08%) XML
13 5 (19.23%) C++
13 5 (19.23%) C
13 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
13 5 (19.23%) UNIX
13 5 (19.23%) TDD
13 5 (19.23%) Degree
14 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (15.38%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (7.69%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
1 2 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) VLDB
2 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) TestDirector
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) Ant
3 2 (7.69%) Subversion
3 2 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.85%) JMeter
4 1 (3.85%) NUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) Sahi
4 1 (3.85%) RSpec
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.85%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (3.85%) LoadUI
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Software Engineer
1 10 (38.46%) Tester
1 10 (38.46%) Test Engineer
1 10 (38.46%) Software Test Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Software Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Tester
5 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Functional Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Junior
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) HTML
2 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) XML
3 3 (11.54%) CSS
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 2 (7.69%) SOAP
4 2 (7.69%) J2EE
4 2 (7.69%) ADO
4 2 (7.69%) XSLT
4 2 (7.69%) EDI
4 2 (7.69%) JMS
4 2 (7.69%) UDDI
4 2 (7.69%) WSDL
4 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 2 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) UNIX
3 3 (11.54%) Android
3 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) Automated Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Software Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
4 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Unit Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Automation Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
7 5 (19.23%) TDD
7 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
8 4 (15.38%) BDD
8 4 (15.38%) SOA
9 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
9 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
9 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Logistics
10 2 (7.69%) OOD
10 2 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) C
3 5 (19.23%) C++
4 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 4 (15.38%) C#
4 4 (15.38%) VB
4 4 (15.38%) VB.NET
5 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.69%) XQuery
6 2 (7.69%) XPath
7 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) ISEB
2 13 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (19.23%) Degree
4 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (57.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) Terminal Server
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
1 10 (38.46%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
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