The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 207 240 248
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +8
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 35 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.14% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 35 5 6
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +77.77%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5698 5700 5697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 80.90% 77.91% 76.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4534 4846 5017
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Load Testing
England

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 July 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 July 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 +20 28 £39,500 +16.17% 2
Lancashire - 4 £40,000 -
Merseyside +1 3 £29,000 -27.50%
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 49 (85.96%) SQL
2 39 (68.42%) QA
3 25 (43.86%) .NET
4 21 (36.84%) Software Testing
4 21 (36.84%) Automated Testing
5 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 19 (33.33%) ISEB
6 17 (29.82%) Test Automation
7 15 (26.32%) HTML
7 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
7 15 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (24.56%) CSS
9 13 (22.81%) Scrum
10 12 (21.05%) Web Services
10 12 (21.05%) ISTQB
10 12 (21.05%) TDD
11 11 (19.30%) Subversion
11 11 (19.30%) Java
12 10 (17.54%) MVC
12 10 (17.54%) JMeter
12 10 (17.54%) SOAP
12 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
12 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (15.79%) Unit Testing
13 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
13 9 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (15.79%) SaaS
13 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.02%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) SMTP
1 9 (15.79%) DNS
1 9 (15.79%) Internet
1 9 (15.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.53%) MySQL
4 5 (8.77%) DB2
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.02%) Big Data
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Subversion
2 10 (17.54%) JMeter
3 6 (10.53%) Selenium
3 6 (10.53%) Eclipse
3 6 (10.53%) Hudson
3 6 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.02%) NUnit
5 3 (5.26%) TestDirector
5 3 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (3.51%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Software Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Test Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) .NET Software Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Technical Developer
5 6 (10.53%) QA Leader
5 6 (10.53%) Technical Leader
5 6 (10.53%) Lead Java Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Lead Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Release Manager
6 5 (8.77%) QA Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Applications Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Lead Test Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.86%) .NET
2 15 (26.32%) HTML
3 14 (24.56%) CSS
4 12 (21.05%) Web Services
5 10 (17.54%) SOAP
6 6 (10.53%) JSP
6 6 (10.53%) Spring MVC
6 6 (10.53%) Hibernate
6 6 (10.53%) Spring
6 6 (10.53%) MyBatis
7 5 (8.77%) Middleware
8 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
8 4 (7.02%) WCF
8 4 (7.02%) jQuery
8 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (7.02%) ADO.NET
8 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
8 4 (7.02%) XML
8 4 (7.02%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
1 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Software Testing
1 21 (36.84%) Automated Testing
2 17 (29.82%) Test Automation
3 13 (22.81%) Scrum
4 12 (21.05%) TDD
5 10 (17.54%) MVC
5 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
6 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Unit Testing
7 8 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Security Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
9 6 (10.53%) DevOps
10 5 (8.77%) Change Control
10 5 (8.77%) Test Scripting
10 5 (8.77%) Waterfall
10 5 (8.77%) Project Management
10 5 (8.77%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (85.96%) SQL
2 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 11 (19.30%) Java
4 6 (10.53%) C#
5 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (33.33%) ISEB
2 12 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 8 (14.04%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (68.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
2 5 (8.77%) TIBCO
3 3 (5.26%) VMware
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) SAP
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