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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 240 227 246
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 25 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.18% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 25 12 7
Average salary £40,000 £22,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.77% -15.09%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +4.28%
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
6314 5375 5648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.93% 80.32% 79.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5295 4512 4866
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 £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Lancashire - 13 £40,000 -
Manchester -6 12 £41,000 +36.66% 2
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (93.33%) SQL
2 34 (56.67%) .NET
2 34 (56.67%) SQL Server
3 28 (46.67%) QA
4 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (40.00%) Automated Testing
7 20 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (33.33%) CSS
7 20 (33.33%) HTML
7 20 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 19 (31.67%) SOAP
8 19 (31.67%) MVC
8 19 (31.67%) Mentoring
9 17 (28.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (28.33%) Parallel Computing
9 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (28.33%) WCF
9 17 (28.33%) .NET Framework
9 17 (28.33%) jQuery
9 17 (28.33%) Multithreading
9 17 (28.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (28.33%) ADO.NET
9 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET
9 17 (28.33%) C#
9 17 (28.33%) T-SQL
9 17 (28.33%) XML
9 17 (28.33%) XSL
10 14 (23.33%) SMTP
10 14 (23.33%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (6.67%) SAS
2 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.33%) Amazon EC2
1 14 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (23.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.33%) SMTP
1 14 (23.33%) DNS
1 14 (23.33%) Firewall
1 14 (23.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (56.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (28.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 17 (28.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.33%) Big Data
4 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.33%) MySQL
7 1 (1.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) JMeter
2 3 (5.00%) Subversion
3 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.33%) Hudson
3 2 (3.33%) Selenium
3 2 (3.33%) TestComplete
3 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (3.33%) Retail
1 2 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Electronics
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 19 (31.67%) Developer
3 17 (28.33%) Software Developer
4 14 (23.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) QA Leader
7 6 (10.00%) Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
9 4 (6.67%) Test Leader
10 3 (5.00%) Tester
10 3 (5.00%) Software Tester
11 2 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
11 2 (3.33%) Lead Java Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Technical Leader
11 2 (3.33%) Technical Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (56.67%) .NET
2 20 (33.33%) CSS
2 20 (33.33%) HTML
3 19 (31.67%) SOAP
4 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (28.33%) WCF
4 17 (28.33%) .NET Framework
4 17 (28.33%) jQuery
4 17 (28.33%) ADO.NET
4 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET
4 17 (28.33%) XML
4 17 (28.33%) XSL
5 3 (5.00%) Web Services
6 2 (3.33%) MyBatis
6 2 (3.33%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.33%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.33%) Spring
6 2 (3.33%) JSP
7 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) DTV
3 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Windows
1 1 (1.67%) Linux
1 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 19 (31.67%) MVC
3 19 (31.67%) Mentoring
4 17 (28.33%) Parallel Computing
4 17 (28.33%) Multithreading
5 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
6 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Performance Testing
8 10 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Project Planning
9 6 (10.00%) Scrum
9 6 (10.00%) TDD
10 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
10 5 (8.33%) Analytics
11 4 (6.67%) Data Analytics
11 4 (6.67%) BDD
11 4 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 56 (93.33%) SQL
2 20 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 17 (28.33%) C#
3 17 (28.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) ISEB
2 10 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (46.67%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.67%) SAP
3 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
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Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago