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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 226 226 251
Rank change year-on-year
0 +25
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 22 16 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 18
Average salary £33,000 £28,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.85% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £34,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
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
5690 5407 6394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.55% 81.91% 80.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4890 4537 5535
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 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Manchester -10 15 £33,000 +20.00%
Merseyside +18 5 £23,000 -38.66%
Cheshire -2 2 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 37 (84.09%) SQL
2 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 22 (50.00%) .NET
5 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
5 19 (43.18%) HTML
5 19 (43.18%) QA
6 18 (40.91%) Automated Testing
6 18 (40.91%) XML
7 16 (36.36%) CSS
7 16 (36.36%) C#
7 16 (36.36%) ISEB
8 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
8 15 (34.09%) SOAP
8 15 (34.09%) ISTQB
9 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
9 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
9 14 (31.82%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (29.55%) Mentoring
10 13 (29.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (29.55%) Multithreading
10 13 (29.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (29.55%) Parallel Computing
10 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (29.55%) .NET Framework
10 13 (29.55%) WCF
10 13 (29.55%) jQuery
10 13 (29.55%) ADO.NET
10 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET
10 13 (29.55%) XSL

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) SaaS
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) SMTP
1 4 (9.09%) DNS
1 4 (9.09%) Internet
1 4 (9.09%) Firewall
2 3 (6.82%) HTTP
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (29.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (29.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.82%) VLDB
4 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) TestDirector
2 4 (9.09%) JMeter
3 2 (4.55%) Ant
3 2 (4.55%) Subversion
3 2 (4.55%) Maven
3 2 (4.55%) JIRA
3 2 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.27%) Sahi
4 1 (2.27%) RSpec
4 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.27%) NUnit
General
1 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
1 2 (4.55%) Banking
1 2 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) Software Developer
3 13 (29.55%) Software Engineer
3 13 (29.55%) Software Test Engineer
3 13 (29.55%) Test Engineer
4 9 (20.45%) Tester
5 6 (13.64%) Software Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Tester
8 1 (2.27%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Senior QA Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Functional Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (50.00%) .NET
2 19 (43.18%) HTML
3 18 (40.91%) XML
4 16 (36.36%) CSS
5 15 (34.09%) SOAP
6 13 (29.55%) XSL
6 13 (29.55%) ADO.NET
6 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET
6 13 (29.55%) .NET Framework
6 13 (29.55%) WCF
6 13 (29.55%) jQuery
6 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (6.82%) Web Services
8 2 (4.55%) J2EE
8 2 (4.55%) ADO
8 2 (4.55%) XSLT
8 2 (4.55%) EDI
8 2 (4.55%) JMS
8 2 (4.55%) UDDI
8 2 (4.55%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) UNIX
3 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Android
3 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) Automated Testing
3 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
3 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
4 13 (29.55%) Parallel Computing
4 13 (29.55%) Multithreading
4 13 (29.55%) MVC
4 13 (29.55%) Mentoring
5 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (27.27%) Unit Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.09%) TDD
9 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.82%) SOA
10 3 (6.82%) Manual Testing
10 3 (6.82%) BDD
11 2 (4.55%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (84.09%) SQL
2 16 (36.36%) C#
3 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
4 13 (29.55%) T-SQL
5 6 (13.64%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) C
7 3 (6.82%) C++
7 3 (6.82%) VB
7 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.55%) XPath
8 2 (4.55%) XQuery
9 1 (2.27%) VBScript
9 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) ISEB
2 15 (34.09%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.09%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (43.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.55%) Terminal Server
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) Oracle
2 10 (22.73%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) Citrix
3 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.27%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) HP
Warrington, Cheshire, Manchester
D4 Digital
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 22 hours ago