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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
England / South West
Rank 195 240 223
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -17
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 30 7 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.14% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 21 7 12
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £35,000 £35,450
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +27.65%

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
4310 4974 5220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 88.28% 88.96% 86.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3523 4169 4381
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Load Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset - 11 £32,500 -
Wiltshire +27 9 £60,000 +84.61%
Devon - 6 £42,500 -
Bristol +5 4 - - 1
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 44 (83.02%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (81.13%) ISTQB
2 43 (81.13%) ISEB
2 43 (81.13%) BDD
3 42 (79.25%) Cucumber
4 33 (62.26%) Software Testing
5 32 (60.38%) Microsoft
5 32 (60.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 32 (60.38%) Waterfall
5 32 (60.38%) Test Automation
6 31 (58.49%) Test Management
6 31 (58.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 31 (58.49%) SpecFlow
6 31 (58.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (47.17%) Performance Testing
7 25 (47.17%) Security Testing
8 24 (45.28%) Line Management
9 14 (26.42%) QA
9 14 (26.42%) Selenium
10 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (24.53%) SQL
11 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (20.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
12 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
12 11 (20.75%) Appium
12 11 (20.75%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (20.75%) Gatling
12 11 (20.75%) The Grinder
12 11 (20.75%) Mobile App

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 42 (79.25%) Cucumber
2 31 (58.49%) SpecFlow
2 31 (58.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (26.42%) Selenium
4 11 (20.75%) Appium
4 11 (20.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (20.75%) Calabash
4 11 (20.75%) Gatling
4 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
4 11 (20.75%) The Grinder
5 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.77%) JIRA
5 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Advertising
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Analyst
2 26 (49.06%) Test Analyst
3 21 (39.62%) Senior Analyst
3 21 (39.62%) Senior Test Analyst
4 11 (20.75%) Test Manager
5 6 (11.32%) DBA
5 6 (11.32%) SQL DBA
6 5 (9.43%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Applications Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior DBA
8 3 (5.66%) Senior SQL DBA
8 3 (5.66%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (3.77%) Administrator
9 2 (3.77%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Systems Test Analyst
10 1 (1.89%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 1 (1.89%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.89%) RESTful
1 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (1.89%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (83.02%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (81.13%) BDD
3 33 (62.26%) Software Testing
4 32 (60.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 32 (60.38%) Test Automation
4 32 (60.38%) Waterfall
5 31 (58.49%) Test Management
6 25 (47.17%) Performance Testing
6 25 (47.17%) Security Testing
7 24 (45.28%) Line Management
8 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (20.75%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (20.75%) Regression Testing
10 11 (20.75%) Scrum
11 10 (18.87%) Exploratory Testing
12 9 (16.98%) Business Analysis
12 9 (16.98%) Problem Management
12 9 (16.98%) Project Management
12 9 (16.98%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) C#
3 7 (13.21%) Java
4 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.89%) Perl
5 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (81.13%) ISEB
1 43 (81.13%) ISTQB
2 31 (58.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
4 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.77%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Perfmon
2 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (60.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.89%) RedGate