The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 237 233 215
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 9 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.11% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.14% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 1
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +81.81%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £44,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +25.71%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5154 5029 4167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.15% 82.52% 82.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4309 4075 3568
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Load Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Load Testing Salary Trend in the South West

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Load Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Load Testing Salary Histogram in the South West

Load Testing
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Gloucestershire -18 4 £37,500 -6.25%
Wiltshire +3 2 £36,250 -9.37%
Dorset - 2 £55,000 -
Somerset +3 1 £32,500 +4.00%
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 21 (87.50%) Performance Testing
2 17 (70.83%) SQL
3 15 (62.50%) C#
3 15 (62.50%) .NET
3 15 (62.50%) Finance
4 14 (58.33%) .NET Framework
4 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
4 14 (58.33%) Web Services
4 14 (58.33%) XML
4 14 (58.33%) WSDL
4 14 (58.33%) XML Schema
4 14 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (54.17%) Mentoring
5 13 (54.17%) Coaching
6 12 (50.00%) T-SQL
7 11 (45.83%) VB
7 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
7 11 (45.83%) PHP
7 11 (45.83%) C++
7 11 (45.83%) HTML
7 11 (45.83%) XSL
7 11 (45.83%) XSLT
7 11 (45.83%) IIS
7 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
7 11 (45.83%) COM+
7 11 (45.83%) XHTML
7 11 (45.83%) MVC
7 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (45.83%) Changepoint

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 11 (45.83%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2000
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) FitNesse
2 2 (8.33%) TestComplete
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.17%) JMeter
3 1 (4.17%) OpenSTA
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 13 (54.17%) Software Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Graduate
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Graduate Software Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Graduate Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Junior Software Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Junior Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Junior
5 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (62.50%) .NET
2 14 (58.33%) Web Services
2 14 (58.33%) XML
2 14 (58.33%) WSDL
2 14 (58.33%) XML Schema
2 14 (58.33%) .NET Framework
3 11 (45.83%) LINQ
3 11 (45.83%) HTML
3 11 (45.83%) XSL
3 11 (45.83%) XSLT
3 11 (45.83%) XHTML
3 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
3 11 (45.83%) COM+
4 1 (4.17%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET
4 1 (4.17%) OAuth
4 1 (4.17%) RESTful
4 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.17%) BBC
1 1 (4.17%) Tandem
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Performance Testing
2 13 (54.17%) Mentoring
2 13 (54.17%) Coaching
3 11 (45.83%) MVC
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Line Management
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Refactoring
7 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.17%) TDD
7 1 (4.17%) Pair Programming
7 1 (4.17%) Data Management
7 1 (4.17%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) SQL
2 15 (62.50%) C#
3 12 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 11 (45.83%) VB
4 11 (45.83%) VB6
4 11 (45.83%) C++
4 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 11 (45.83%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) HP