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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 219 209 210
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 19 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.14% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 8
Average salary £33,750 £33,750 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.67%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
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
4860 4151 4108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.28% 81.52% 78.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4061 3483 3618
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £56,500
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 6 March 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 6 March 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 - 11 £32,500 -
Devon +5 7 - -
Bristol -8 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 16 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 12 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 12 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 11 (39.29%) ISEB
5 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (35.71%) Mentoring
6 9 (32.14%) Coaching
6 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
6 9 (32.14%) Finance
6 9 (32.14%) C#
6 9 (32.14%) .NET
6 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
7 8 (28.57%) IIS
7 8 (28.57%) Web Services
7 8 (28.57%) XML
7 8 (28.57%) HTML
7 8 (28.57%) WSDL
7 8 (28.57%) XML Schema
7 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 8 (28.57%) .NET Framework
7 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (28.57%) Changepoint
7 8 (28.57%) Statistics
8 7 (25.00%) LINQ
8 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 8 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
1 1 (3.57%) Network Security
1 1 (3.57%) NAS
1 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (3.57%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (3.57%) Selenium
5 1 (3.57%) AppScan
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
1 13 (46.43%) Test Analyst
2 11 (39.29%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (39.29%) Senior Test Analyst
2 11 (39.29%) Developer
3 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
4 4 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.57%) IT Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Tester
6 1 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 8 (28.57%) Web Services
2 8 (28.57%) XML
2 8 (28.57%) WSDL
2 8 (28.57%) XML Schema
2 8 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 8 (28.57%) HTML
3 7 (25.00%) LINQ
3 7 (25.00%) XSL
3 7 (25.00%) XSLT
3 7 (25.00%) XHTML
3 7 (25.00%) ADO.NET
3 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (25.00%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Statistics
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) Mentoring
4 9 (32.14%) Coaching
5 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 7 (25.00%) People Management
6 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.00%) MVC
7 4 (14.29%) Test Management
7 4 (14.29%) Line Management
7 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.71%) Cyber Security
9 1 (3.57%) Automation Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (3.57%) Straight-Through Processing
9 1 (3.57%) System Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
9 1 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) C#
3 7 (25.00%) C++
3 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.00%) PHP
3 7 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (25.00%) VB
3 7 (25.00%) VB6
3 7 (25.00%) C
4 4 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 11 (39.29%) ISEB
3 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) MCP
6 1 (3.57%) MCSE
6 1 (3.57%) MCSA
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.57%) MCTS
6 1 (3.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.57%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) McAfee
2 1 (3.57%) VMware
2 1 (3.57%) F5
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) IBM