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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 238 234 208
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 7 5 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.084% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.10% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 18
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -13.75%
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
5232 4870 4417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.61% 82.08% 77.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4316 4124 3883
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,325 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 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
Gloucestershire - 4 £40,000 - 1
Somerset - 3 £31,000 -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Performance Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (40.00%) ISEB
5 7 (35.00%) Java
5 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (35.00%) Line Management
5 7 (35.00%) Security Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Test Management
6 5 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (20.00%) HTML
7 4 (20.00%) CSS
7 4 (20.00%) Web Services
7 4 (20.00%) XML
7 4 (20.00%) IBM
7 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
7 4 (20.00%) Eclipse
7 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 4 (20.00%) Scrum
7 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
7 4 (20.00%) Spring
7 4 (20.00%) JSF
7 4 (20.00%) Ajax
7 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (5.00%) Network Security
1 1 (5.00%) NAS
1 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (5.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) IT Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
1 4 (20.00%) CSS
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
1 4 (20.00%) XML
1 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (20.00%) Spring
1 4 (20.00%) JSF
1 4 (20.00%) Ajax
1 4 (20.00%) Spring Web Flow
1 4 (20.00%) JPA
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Performance Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (35.00%) Security Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Test Management
4 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Line Management
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Cyber Security
6 2 (10.00%) ETL
7 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.00%) CRM
7 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) AspectJ
5 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) ISEB
1 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.00%) MCTS
3 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) F5
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
Exeter, Devon, South West
Met Office
Salary: £26,988 per annum and up to £30,194 for exceptional candidates
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago