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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 233 227 224
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 14 20 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.33% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.38% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 3
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -
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
4979 5212 4546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.61% 86.56% 84.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4393 3849
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
Wiltshire - 5 £32,500 -
Somerset -3 4 £28,250 -8.87%
Devon 0 2 £42,500 -
Bristol -1 2 £35,000 -12.50%
Gloucestershire -8 1 £35,000 +9.37%
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) Linux
3 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
3 10 (47.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 9 (42.86%) C#
4 9 (42.86%) .NET
5 8 (38.10%) ISEB
5 8 (38.10%) QA
5 8 (38.10%) Scrum
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 6 (28.57%) Client/Server
7 6 (28.57%) Unix
7 6 (28.57%) FitNesse
7 6 (28.57%) Degree
7 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
7 6 (28.57%) SDLC
7 6 (28.57%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (23.81%) API Integration
8 5 (23.81%) Ansible
8 5 (23.81%) DevOps
8 5 (23.81%) Apache Solr
8 5 (23.81%) Puppet
8 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (23.81%) Digital Media

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (23.81%) Apache
1 5 (23.81%) Apache Solr
1 5 (23.81%) Drupal
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Changepoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) MySQL
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) FitNesse
2 5 (23.81%) JMeter
2 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.52%) NUnit
3 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Manual Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) DBA
4 2 (9.52%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) LAMP
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) COM+
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) WSDL
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
3 1 (4.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 5 (23.81%) Digital Media
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Scrum
5 6 (28.57%) SDLC
5 6 (28.57%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (23.81%) API Integration
6 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
6 5 (23.81%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Coaching
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.52%) ETL
8 2 (9.52%) High Availability
8 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
9 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) PHP
4 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) ISEB
2 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) ISO 14001
2 2 (9.52%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Ansible
1 5 (23.81%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) Perfmon
3 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Red Gate
3 1 (4.76%) HP