The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 370 398 424
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +26
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 66 30 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 46 29 25
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,200 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +8.95%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17428 17233 17322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.77% 79.31% 77.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13645 14089 14696
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Load Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Load Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Load Testing across the South East region.

Load Testing Salary Trend in the South East

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Load Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Load Testing Salary Histogram in the South East

Load Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 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
Surrey +20 43 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +14 19 £42,000 +68.00% 2
M4 Corridor - 2 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire +12 1 £55,000 +29.41%
Berkshire +11 1 - -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 67 (57.26%) SQL
2 63 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (48.72%) Java
4 50 (42.74%) Test Automation
5 46 (39.32%) JIRA
6 44 (37.61%) Selenium
7 41 (35.04%) WebDriver
8 38 (32.48%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (31.62%) QA
10 36 (30.77%) MySQL
11 35 (29.91%) Test Scripting
12 33 (28.21%) Jenkins
13 32 (27.35%) PHP
13 32 (27.35%) Web Services
14 31 (26.50%) Workflow
15 30 (25.64%) LAMP
15 30 (25.64%) JavaScript
15 30 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
16 29 (24.79%) Microsoft
17 28 (23.93%) Performance Testing
18 27 (23.08%) Test Strategy
19 26 (22.22%) Software Testing
20 25 (21.37%) Degree
21 24 (20.51%) Computer Science
21 24 (20.51%) SQL Server
22 23 (19.66%) JMeter
22 23 (19.66%) Open Source
23 22 (18.80%) T-SQL
24 21 (17.95%) Performance Tuning
25 19 (16.24%) SoapUI

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 (5.13%) Confluence
2 5 (4.27%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.27%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.27%) JBoss
3 2 (1.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) Apache
4 1 (0.85%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Trello
2 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) HTTP
1 2 (1.71%) Internet
1 2 (1.71%) RTP
1 2 (1.71%) Firewall
1 2 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.85%) LDAP
2 1 (0.85%) DHCP
2 1 (0.85%) Network Security
2 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.85%) DNS
2 1 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (30.77%) MySQL
2 24 (20.51%) SQL Server
3 16 (13.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (10.26%) SSDT
5 7 (5.98%) MarkLogic
5 7 (5.98%) NoSQL
6 6 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (5.13%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.42%) OLTP
8 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (39.32%) JIRA
2 44 (37.61%) Selenium
3 41 (35.04%) WebDriver
4 33 (28.21%) Jenkins
5 23 (19.66%) JMeter
6 19 (16.24%) SoapUI
7 17 (14.53%) Visual Studio
8 13 (11.11%) TeamCity
9 8 (6.84%) NeoLoad
10 7 (5.98%) Git (software)
10 7 (5.98%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (5.98%) LoadRunner
11 5 (4.27%) JUnit
12 4 (3.42%) Maven
12 4 (3.42%) TestComplete
13 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.85%) NUnit
13 1 (0.85%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 5 (4.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.42%) Marketing
3 3 (2.56%) Banking
3 3 (2.56%) Finance
4 2 (1.71%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) International Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 22 (18.80%) Tester
2 17 (14.53%) Performance Tester
3 16 (13.68%) SQL DBA
3 16 (13.68%) Developer
3 16 (13.68%) Analyst
3 16 (13.68%) DBA
4 15 (12.82%) Test Analyst
5 14 (11.97%) QA Engineer
5 14 (11.97%) Agile Test Analyst
6 12 (10.26%) Automation Engineer
6 12 (10.26%) SQL Developer
6 12 (10.26%) SQL Server DBA
7 11 (9.40%) Database Developer
7 11 (9.40%) QA Automation Engineer
7 11 (9.40%) Development DBA
7 11 (9.40%) SQL Server Development DBA
7 11 (9.40%) SQL Database Developer
7 11 (9.40%) Senior QA Engineer
8 10 (8.55%) QA Manager
9 9 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.35%) Web Services
2 30 (25.64%) LAMP
3 12 (10.26%) J2EE
4 9 (7.69%) JMS
5 8 (6.84%) Struts
5 8 (6.84%) XML
5 8 (6.84%) Hibernate
5 8 (6.84%) Spring
5 8 (6.84%) JSP
6 7 (5.98%) REST
7 3 (2.56%) HTML
7 3 (2.56%) .NET
8 2 (1.71%) COM
8 2 (1.71%) FreeSWITCH
8 2 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.85%) CSS3
9 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.85%) CSS
9 1 (0.85%) SOAP
9 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.51%) Computer Science
2 23 (19.66%) Open Source
3 17 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.69%) Replication
5 8 (6.84%) Statistics
6 7 (5.98%) User Experience
7 5 (4.27%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (4.27%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.56%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.71%) Xbox
10 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.11%) Linux
2 10 (8.55%) Windows
3 7 (5.98%) Debian
3 7 (5.98%) OpenBSD
4 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.71%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.85%) Android
6 1 (0.85%) CentOS
6 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (42.74%) Test Automation
3 38 (32.48%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (29.91%) Test Scripting
5 31 (26.50%) Workflow
6 30 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (23.93%) Performance Testing
8 27 (23.08%) Test Strategy
9 26 (22.22%) Software Testing
10 21 (17.95%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (11.97%) MVC
12 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
12 13 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
13 12 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (9.40%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (8.55%) Configuration Management
15 10 (8.55%) Load Balancing
15 10 (8.55%) Scrum
16 9 (7.69%) Data Migration
16 9 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (57.26%) SQL
2 57 (48.72%) Java
3 32 (27.35%) PHP
4 30 (25.64%) JavaScript
5 22 (18.80%) T-SQL
6 19 (16.24%) C#
7 17 (14.53%) Python
8 10 (8.55%) Ruby
8 10 (8.55%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.13%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.71%) C++
11 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (21.37%) Degree
2 15 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (10.26%) ISTQB
4 9 (7.69%) ISEB
5 7 (5.98%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.98%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.42%) MCDBA
6 4 (3.42%) MCITP
7 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (31.62%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.71%) Dovecot
2 2 (1.71%) Kamailio
3 1 (0.85%) KVM
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.84%) Puppet
2 3 (2.56%) Nagios
3 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 29 (24.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.13%) Oracle
3 3 (2.56%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.56%) Citrix
4 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.71%) Cisco
5 1 (0.85%) VMware
5 1 (0.85%) Telerik
5 1 (0.85%) Percona
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