The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 221 213 210
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 5 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.082% 0.019% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.024% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 5
Average salary £40,000 £22,000 £30,826
Average salary % change year-on-year
+81.81% -28.63%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4908 4149 4286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.37% 79.21% 77.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3998 3577 3795
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,646 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Load Testing
England

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
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 25 July 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 - 3 £40,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -
Devon - 1 - - 2
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (75.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Web Services
3 6 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 6 (50.00%) ISEB
3 6 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 4 (33.33%) JMeter
5 4 (33.33%) IBM
5 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 4 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) Spring
5 4 (33.33%) JSF
5 4 (33.33%) Ajax
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) Spring Web Flow
5 4 (33.33%) JPA
5 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) FitNesse
6 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (33.33%) JMeter
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) FitNesse
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (8.33%) Subversion
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA
5 1 (8.33%) Ranorex
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 4 (33.33%) Spring
2 4 (33.33%) JSF
2 4 (33.33%) Ajax
2 4 (33.33%) Spring Web Flow
2 4 (33.33%) JPA
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) SWIFT
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) AspectJ
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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