The first table below looks at the demand for Load Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 16 April 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 702 692 661
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -31
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 236 198 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 182 169 221
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,300 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +1.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98637 89146 96305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.36% 78.84% 76.59%
Number of salaries quoted 79209 73162 81821
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Load Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Load Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Load Testing within the UK.

Load Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Load Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Load Testing over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 within the UK.

Load Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Load Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -2 230 £45,000 +5.88% 22
London -17 119 £47,500 -5.00% 10
South East -19 35 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Leeds -10 34 £35,000 -7.89% 3
West Yorkshire -20 34 £35,000 -7.89% 3
Yorkshire -44 34 £35,000 -7.89% 3
City of London -4 24 £47,500 -5.00% 3
North West +6 22 £30,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire +9 16 £42,500 -37.03%
Manchester +8 13 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Surrey -9 11 £40,250 -6.93%
Milton Keynes +19 9 £42,500 -37.03%
East of England -7 8 £75,000 +57.89% 3
South West +2 7 £32,500 +30.00% 2
Marlow - 7 £34,000 -
Guildford -5 6 £40,250 -2.42%
Cheshire +2 5 £30,000 - 1
Bolton -5 5 £23,500 -
Leatherhead -17 5 - -
Brighton - 5 £32,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £28,500 -
East Sussex - 5 £32,000 -
Essex - 5 £75,000 -
Leicestershire - 4 £28,000 -
Warrington - 4 £30,000 - 1
Bristol - 4 £32,500 -
Guernsey - 4 £53,000 -
Leicester - 4 £28,000 -
Channel Islands - 4 £53,000 -
Merseyside -13 3 £40,000 +63.26% 1

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 176 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (40.46%) QA
3 147 (37.40%) SQL
4 125 (31.81%) .NET
5 106 (26.97%) Selenium
6 100 (25.45%) C#
7 97 (24.68%) ISEB
8 95 (24.17%) Test Automation
9 94 (23.92%) Scrum
10 87 (22.14%) Java
11 84 (21.37%) E-Commerce
12 82 (20.87%) Automated Testing
13 78 (19.85%) ISTQB
14 76 (19.34%) Performance Testing
14 76 (19.34%) SQL Server
15 75 (19.08%) Degree
16 72 (18.32%) TDD
17 70 (17.81%) Web Services
18 68 (17.30%) Continuous Integration
19 65 (16.54%) Visual Studio
20 60 (15.27%) Oracle
20 60 (15.27%) Microsoft
21 59 (15.01%) FitNesse
22 55 (13.99%) Software Testing
22 55 (13.99%) Linux
23 52 (13.23%) Test Scripting
24 49 (12.47%) System Testing
24 49 (12.47%) Integration Testing
24 49 (12.47%) Finance
25 48 (12.21%) Windows

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 46 (11.70%) IIS
2 29 (7.38%) Apache
3 27 (6.87%) Tomcat
4 15 (3.82%) WebLogic
5 14 (3.56%) WebSphere
6 13 (3.31%) Confluence
7 12 (3.05%) Drupal
8 11 (2.80%) Apache Solr
9 10 (2.54%) SharePoint
10 9 (2.29%) CMS
11 8 (2.04%) WordPress
12 7 (1.78%) WebLogic Portal
12 7 (1.78%) nginx
13 6 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (1.27%) Node.js
15 4 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
17 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
17 2 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 22 (5.60%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.02%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.85%) SaaS
2 12 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.53%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.53%) CloudFront
5 4 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.51%) Route 53
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.36%) Internet
2 12 (3.05%) HTTP
3 9 (2.29%) Wireshark
4 7 (1.78%) AMQP
5 6 (1.53%) DNS
6 5 (1.27%) OpenVPN
7 4 (1.02%) Network Security
7 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.76%) Intranet
9 2 (0.51%) ICMP
9 2 (0.51%) POP3
9 2 (0.51%) SMTP
9 2 (0.51%) FTP
10 1 (0.25%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.25%) SNMP
10 1 (0.25%) VPN
10 1 (0.25%) LAN
10 1 (0.25%) WAN
10 1 (0.25%) SAN
10 1 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (19.34%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.65%) Relational Database
3 33 (8.40%) MySQL
4 13 (3.31%) RDBMS
5 12 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.29%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.78%) Redis
8 7 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.78%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.53%) SSDT
9 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.02%) DB2
11 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.51%) Jackrabbit
12 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 106 (26.97%) Selenium
2 65 (16.54%) Visual Studio
3 59 (15.01%) FitNesse
4 47 (11.96%) NUnit
5 41 (10.43%) Git (software)
6 40 (10.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (9.92%) SoapUI
8 36 (9.16%) WebDriver
9 34 (8.65%) SpecFlow
10 31 (7.89%) JIRA
10 31 (7.89%) Subversion
11 27 (6.87%) Jenkins
12 18 (4.58%) CruiseControl
12 18 (4.58%) QuickTest Pro
13 17 (4.33%) LoadRunner
14 16 (4.07%) Hudson
15 13 (3.31%) JMeter
16 11 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (2.80%) Cucumber
17 10 (2.54%) MSBuild
General
1 49 (12.47%) Finance
2 44 (11.20%) Retail
3 40 (10.18%) Marketing
4 22 (5.60%) Back Office
5 21 (5.34%) Games
6 9 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.53%) Publishing
8 5 (1.27%) Banking
9 4 (1.02%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.02%) Advertising
10 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.51%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 91 (23.16%) Developer
2 75 (19.08%) Analyst
3 67 (17.05%) Test Analyst
4 59 (15.01%) Tester
5 43 (10.94%) Test Engineer
6 30 (7.63%) QA Engineer
7 29 (7.38%) Test Manager
8 24 (6.11%) Software Tester
9 21 (5.34%) Architect
10 20 (5.09%) Senior Test Analyst
10 20 (5.09%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (4.33%) Java Developer
12 16 (4.07%) Non-Functional Tester
12 16 (4.07%) Test Leader
13 15 (3.82%) Administrator
13 15 (3.82%) Lead Test Analyst
13 15 (3.82%) Senior QA Engineer
14 14 (3.56%) Automation Test Analyst
14 14 (3.56%) Automation Analyst
15 13 (3.31%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (31.81%) .NET
2 70 (17.81%) Web Services
3 47 (11.96%) XML
4 46 (11.70%) SOAP
5 32 (8.14%) HTML
6 28 (7.12%) CSS
7 27 (6.87%) .NET Framework
8 24 (6.11%) J2EE
9 21 (5.34%) Spring
10 20 (5.09%) MSMQ
10 20 (5.09%) ASP.NET
11 16 (4.07%) WCF
12 15 (3.82%) HTML5
13 12 (3.05%) CSS3
13 12 (3.05%) RESTful
14 11 (2.80%) Hibernate
14 11 (2.80%) JSON
15 9 (2.29%) Gherkin
15 9 (2.29%) JSP
15 9 (2.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.16%) Computer Science
2 19 (4.83%) Open Source
3 18 (4.58%) Statistics
4 14 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.80%) Online Games
6 9 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.78%) Symmetrix
7 7 (1.78%) Clustering
7 7 (1.78%) IVR
7 7 (1.78%) RIA
8 4 (1.02%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.02%) DTV
8 4 (1.02%) NHS
8 4 (1.02%) Firmware
9 3 (0.76%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.76%) Replication
9 3 (0.76%) iSeries
9 3 (0.76%) Spread Betting
9 3 (0.76%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.99%) Linux
2 48 (12.21%) Windows
3 29 (7.38%) Apple iOS
4 24 (6.11%) UNIX
5 20 (5.09%) Android
6 11 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.29%) Solaris
7 9 (2.29%) CentOS
8 5 (1.27%) Debian
8 5 (1.27%) OpenBSD
9 4 (1.02%) SELinux
9 4 (1.02%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.51%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (24.17%) Test Automation
3 94 (23.92%) Scrum
4 84 (21.37%) E-Commerce
5 82 (20.87%) Automated Testing
6 76 (19.34%) Performance Testing
7 72 (18.32%) TDD
8 68 (17.30%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (13.99%) Software Testing
10 52 (13.23%) Test Scripting
11 49 (12.47%) System Testing
11 49 (12.47%) Integration Testing
12 42 (10.69%) Regression Testing
13 41 (10.43%) Automation Testing
14 40 (10.18%) Manual Testing
15 38 (9.67%) Test Strategy
16 33 (8.40%) Configuration Management
17 30 (7.63%) Capacity Planning
17 30 (7.63%) BDD
18 29 (7.38%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (37.40%) SQL
2 100 (25.45%) C#
3 87 (22.14%) Java
4 38 (9.67%) JavaScript
5 32 (8.14%) PHP
6 26 (6.62%) VB
7 21 (5.34%) Python
8 20 (5.09%) Ruby
9 13 (3.31%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.80%) C++
10 11 (2.80%) Perl
10 11 (2.80%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.54%) C
12 8 (2.04%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.53%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.76%) Lua
15 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.25%) Groovy
15 1 (0.25%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 97 (24.68%) ISEB
2 78 (19.85%) ISTQB
3 75 (19.08%) Degree
4 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.51%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.51%) MCSE
5 2 (0.51%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.25%) CCEA
6 1 (0.25%) PMP
6 1 (0.25%) RHCE
6 1 (0.25%) HND
6 1 (0.25%) CCEE
6 1 (0.25%) CCIA
6 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (40.46%) QA
2 9 (2.29%) ISO 9001
2 9 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (2.29%) Varnish
2 7 (1.78%) Postfix
3 6 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (1.27%) NFS
4 5 (1.27%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.51%) XenApp
5 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.51%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) vCloud
6 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.56%) Puppet
3 7 (1.78%) Capistrano
4 6 (1.53%) Data Guard
4 6 (1.53%) Cacti
4 6 (1.53%) Nagios
4 6 (1.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (1.27%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.02%) ZABBIX
6 4 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.51%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.25%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 60 (15.27%) Oracle
1 60 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.07%) Red Hat
3 15 (3.82%) VMware
4 14 (3.56%) HP
5 11 (2.80%) Apple
5 11 (2.80%) JBoss
5 11 (2.80%) ATG
6 10 (2.54%) Endeca
6 10 (2.54%) Hitachi
7 9 (2.29%) Cisco
7 9 (2.29%) Citrix
7 9 (2.29%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.78%) IBM
8 7 (1.78%) EMC
8 7 (1.78%) hybris
8 7 (1.78%) F5
9 4 (1.02%) Splunk
10 3 (0.76%) Twitter
10 3 (0.76%) Adobe
City, London
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich
Polkadotfrog
Salary: £15,000 - £20,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
iKonnect
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Gate Hampton Ltd
Salary: From £40 to £65,000 per annum + bens and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Talent Spa
Salary: Up to £50k pa depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum £90-£100k + EXECUTIVE BENS
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Zetman
Salary: From £75,000 to £99,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London Victoria
Dollar Financial Group
Salary: £50-60,000 + bonus + company benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Stevenage
Jagger Talent Commercial Recruiters
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Interquest - Korus Group - Chester
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Training,
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Neon Recruitment
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Central London / West End
Towers Watson
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol, Chippenham, Gloucester, Bath, Swindon,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £35-50,000 + Bens
Posted: 30+ days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to £46k
Posted: 30+ days ago