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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 236 225 245
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 16 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 14
Average salary £33,000 £28,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -1.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £22,150 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £32,100 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
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
6063 5433 6355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.93% 81.00% 80.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5217 4517 5597
Average salary £40,000 £38,625 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -13 13 £33,000 +15.78% 2
Cheshire +1 2 £32,500 +47.72%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 52 (88.14%) SQL
2 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (54.24%) QA
4 31 (52.54%) Microsoft
5 28 (47.46%) SQL Server
5 28 (47.46%) Automated Testing
6 27 (45.76%) .NET
7 19 (32.20%) HTML
7 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
7 19 (32.20%) CSS
7 19 (32.20%) SOAP
7 19 (32.20%) XML
7 19 (32.20%) Mentoring
8 18 (30.51%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (28.81%) C#
9 17 (28.81%) T-SQL
9 17 (28.81%) ADO.NET
9 17 (28.81%) ASP.NET
9 17 (28.81%) XSL
9 17 (28.81%) MVC
9 17 (28.81%) Software Testing
9 17 (28.81%) .NET Framework
9 17 (28.81%) WCF
9 17 (28.81%) jQuery
9 17 (28.81%) Multithreading
9 17 (28.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (28.81%) Parallel Computing
9 17 (28.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (28.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (27.12%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.78%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) SaaS
2 7 (11.86%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) SMTP
1 7 (11.86%) DNS
1 7 (11.86%) Internet
1 7 (11.86%) Firewall
2 2 (3.39%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) LAN
3 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (47.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (28.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (28.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.47%) Big Data
4 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) TestDirector
1 7 (11.86%) JMeter
2 2 (3.39%) Ant
2 2 (3.39%) Subversion
2 2 (3.39%) Maven
2 2 (3.39%) JIRA
2 2 (3.39%) Selenium
3 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.69%) Sahi
3 1 (1.69%) RSpec
3 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.69%) NUnit
General
1 1 (1.69%) Electronics
1 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.69%) Finance
1 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.69%) Retail
1 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Developer
2 19 (32.20%) Software Developer
2 19 (32.20%) Software Engineer
3 16 (27.12%) Software Test Engineer
3 16 (27.12%) Test Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) QA Leader
4 7 (11.86%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Lead Test Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.08%) .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.08%) Tester
9 2 (3.39%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.69%) Senior Tester
10 1 (1.69%) Senior Software Tester
10 1 (1.69%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.76%) .NET
2 19 (32.20%) XML
2 19 (32.20%) CSS
2 19 (32.20%) SOAP
2 19 (32.20%) HTML
3 17 (28.81%) XSL
3 17 (28.81%) ADO.NET
3 17 (28.81%) ASP.NET
3 17 (28.81%) .NET Framework
3 17 (28.81%) WCF
3 17 (28.81%) jQuery
3 17 (28.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.08%) Web Services
5 2 (3.39%) J2EE
5 2 (3.39%) ADO
5 2 (3.39%) XSLT
5 2 (3.39%) EDI
5 2 (3.39%) JMS
5 2 (3.39%) UDDI
5 2 (3.39%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.69%) DTV
2 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (47.46%) Automated Testing
3 19 (32.20%) Mentoring
4 17 (28.81%) MVC
4 17 (28.81%) Software Testing
4 17 (28.81%) Multithreading
4 17 (28.81%) Parallel Computing
5 16 (27.12%) Test Automation
6 15 (25.42%) Unit Testing
7 14 (23.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (20.34%) Performance Testing
9 8 (13.56%) Automation Testing
10 7 (11.86%) Software Engineering
11 6 (10.17%) Project Planning
12 5 (8.47%) BDD
12 5 (8.47%) Integration Testing
12 5 (8.47%) Manual Testing
12 5 (8.47%) Analytics
13 4 (6.78%) Data Analytics
14 3 (5.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 52 (88.14%) SQL
2 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
3 17 (28.81%) T-SQL
3 17 (28.81%) C#
4 3 (5.08%) Java
5 2 (3.39%) XQuery
5 2 (3.39%) XPath
6 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) ISEB
2 15 (25.42%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.78%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (54.24%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.39%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 31 (52.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.64%) Oracle
3 9 (15.25%) VMware
4 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 2 (3.39%) Citrix
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
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