The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 673 655 598
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -57
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 233 211 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 203 150 260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,950 £28,478
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93065 86613 92507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.38% 77.74%
Number of salaries quoted 74277 70760 78574
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
England +8 223 £45,000 -1.09% 15
London -45 76 £47,500 -13.63% 5
South East +31 56 £47,500 +3.26% 4
North West +24 44 £40,000 +42.85%
Manchester +20 34 £40,250 +43.75%
Surrey +18 32 £50,000 +8.69% 2
Yorkshire -58 18 £60,000 +73.91%
East of England +5 15 £40,000 +5.26% 1
West Yorkshire -48 14 £60,000 +63.26%
Leeds -46 13 £60,000 +66.66%
Leatherhead - 12 £57,500 -
City of London -10 11 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Guildford +14 9 £50,000 +6.95% 1
Bolton - 9 £27,500 -
Lancashire - 8 £40,000 -
Cambridge -1 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Cambridgeshire -3 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £41,250 +65.00% 1
South West -5 6 £40,000 +81.81% 4
Milton Keynes -5 6 £41,250 +65.00% 1
Oxford - 5 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £52,500 -
Luton - 5 £52,500 -
Hampshire - 5 £45,000 -
Wales +1 4 £30,565 -38.87% 1
South Wales -4 4 £30,565 -38.87%
Kent - 4 £51,250 - 1
East Sussex - 4 £32,000 -
Cardiff - 4 £30,565 -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 221 (46.92%) SQL
2 205 (43.52%) QA
3 162 (34.39%) Java
4 161 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
5 132 (28.03%) Scrum
6 129 (27.39%) Degree
7 119 (25.27%) Automated Testing
8 112 (23.78%) Selenium
9 111 (23.57%) .NET
10 105 (22.29%) Web Services
11 103 (21.87%) JavaScript
12 97 (20.59%) Performance Testing
13 94 (19.96%) XML
13 94 (19.96%) Linux
14 92 (19.53%) SQL Server
14 92 (19.53%) Continuous Integration
15 91 (19.32%) Test Scripting
16 89 (18.90%) Test Automation
17 84 (17.83%) Microsoft
18 82 (17.41%) ISEB
19 80 (16.99%) MySQL
20 75 (15.92%) Open Source
21 72 (15.29%) C#
22 71 (15.07%) TDD
23 66 (14.01%) ISTQB
24 64 (13.59%) PHP
24 64 (13.59%) Internet
25 62 (13.16%) Software Testing
26 61 (12.95%) E-Commerce
27 60 (12.74%) Apache

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 60 (12.74%) Apache
2 59 (12.53%) Tomcat
3 51 (10.83%) WebSphere
4 43 (9.13%) WebLogic
5 32 (6.79%) WebLogic Portal
6 26 (5.52%) IIS
7 13 (2.76%) CMS
7 13 (2.76%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (2.55%) nginx
8 12 (2.55%) Apache Solr
8 12 (2.55%) Drupal
9 9 (1.91%) WordPress
10 8 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.06%) Confluence
11 5 (1.06%) CICS
12 4 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.85%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.85%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.85%) SAS
12 4 (0.85%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.77%) SaaS
2 29 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.06%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.06%) CloudFront
5 4 (0.85%) Rackspace Cloud
5 4 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.85%) Trello
6 2 (0.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 64 (13.59%) Internet
2 53 (11.25%) HTTP
3 34 (7.22%) AMQP
4 21 (4.46%) DNS
5 18 (3.82%) SMTP
6 17 (3.61%) TCP/IP
7 16 (3.40%) Firewall
8 6 (1.27%) Network Security
9 4 (0.85%) OpenVPN
9 4 (0.85%) ICMP
9 4 (0.85%) POP3
9 4 (0.85%) SAN
10 2 (0.42%) RTP
10 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.21%) SSL
11 1 (0.21%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 80 (16.99%) MySQL
3 41 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.25%) Oracle Database
4 20 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (2.76%) DB2
6 13 (2.76%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.34%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.12%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.49%) SSDT
10 7 (1.49%) Big Data
11 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.06%) OLTP
12 5 (1.06%) MarkLogic
13 4 (0.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 112 (23.78%) Selenium
2 49 (10.40%) Visual Studio
2 49 (10.40%) SoapUI
2 49 (10.40%) Jenkins
3 48 (10.19%) JMeter
3 48 (10.19%) JIRA
4 41 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (8.49%) WebDriver
6 37 (7.86%) Subversion
7 33 (7.01%) LoadRunner
8 32 (6.79%) FitNesse
9 29 (6.16%) Git (software)
10 20 (4.25%) NUnit
11 19 (4.03%) JUnit
12 17 (3.61%) TeamCity
12 17 (3.61%) Hudson
13 15 (3.18%) Eclipse
14 14 (2.97%) QuickTest Pro
15 10 (2.12%) Cucumber
16 8 (1.70%) MSBuild
General
1 54 (11.46%) Finance
2 42 (8.92%) Retail
3 22 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.82%) Marketing
5 17 (3.61%) Games
6 10 (2.12%) Banking
7 9 (1.91%) Back Office
8 8 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.06%) Legal
10 5 (1.06%) Publishing
11 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.85%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.64%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.64%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) Electronics
13 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 91 (19.32%) Developer
2 80 (16.99%) Analyst
3 65 (13.80%) Test Analyst
4 64 (13.59%) Tester
5 50 (10.62%) Architect
6 49 (10.40%) Test Engineer
7 42 (8.92%) QA Engineer
8 35 (7.43%) Test Manager
9 34 (7.22%) Software Engineer
9 34 (7.22%) Solutions Architect
10 29 (6.16%) Administrator
10 29 (6.16%) Test Leader
11 25 (5.31%) Performance Tester
12 24 (5.10%) Java Developer
13 22 (4.67%) Lead Developer
14 20 (4.25%) Systems Administrator
15 19 (4.03%) Linux Administrator
15 19 (4.03%) Senior QA Engineer
16 18 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
17 16 (3.40%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (23.57%) .NET
2 105 (22.29%) Web Services
3 94 (19.96%) XML
4 51 (10.83%) J2EE
5 49 (10.40%) HTML
6 48 (10.19%) SOAP
7 47 (9.98%) LAMP
8 41 (8.70%) CSS
9 36 (7.64%) RabbitMQ
10 34 (7.22%) ActiveMQ
11 30 (6.37%) ASP.NET
12 26 (5.52%) Spring
13 19 (4.03%) .NET Framework
14 18 (3.82%) WCF
15 17 (3.61%) Hibernate
16 15 (3.18%) JSP
16 15 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (3.18%) REST
17 13 (2.76%) RESTful
17 13 (2.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.92%) Open Source
2 60 (12.74%) Computer Science
3 35 (7.43%) RIA
4 32 (6.79%) Symmetrix
4 32 (6.79%) Clustering
5 23 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.76%) Replication
7 7 (1.49%) DTV
8 6 (1.27%) NHS
8 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.27%) Online Games
8 6 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (1.06%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.85%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.85%) IVR
10 4 (0.85%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.85%) Statistics
10 4 (0.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (19.96%) Linux
2 50 (10.62%) Windows
3 34 (7.22%) Solaris
4 19 (4.03%) UNIX
5 14 (2.97%) Debian
5 14 (2.97%) OpenBSD
6 13 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.55%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.70%) Android
8 8 (1.70%) CentOS
9 7 (1.49%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.06%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.06%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.06%) FreeBSD
11 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.64%) SELinux
12 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.21%) VMS
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (28.03%) Scrum
3 119 (25.27%) Automated Testing
4 97 (20.59%) Performance Testing
5 92 (19.53%) Continuous Integration
6 91 (19.32%) Test Scripting
7 89 (18.90%) Test Automation
8 71 (15.07%) TDD
9 62 (13.16%) Software Testing
10 61 (12.95%) E-Commerce
11 59 (12.53%) Test Strategy
12 56 (11.89%) User Acceptance Testing
13 50 (10.62%) Project Management
14 46 (9.77%) Integration Testing
15 41 (8.70%) Regression Testing
16 40 (8.49%) UML
17 38 (8.07%) Content Management
18 37 (7.86%) Configuration Management
18 37 (7.86%) System Testing
18 37 (7.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 221 (46.92%) SQL
2 162 (34.39%) Java
3 103 (21.87%) JavaScript
4 72 (15.29%) C#
5 64 (13.59%) PHP
6 57 (12.10%) Ruby
7 48 (10.19%) Python
8 35 (7.43%) T-SQL
9 31 (6.58%) C++
10 28 (5.94%) Perl
11 21 (4.46%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.55%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.34%) Scala
14 8 (1.70%) C
15 5 (1.06%) VB
16 3 (0.64%) AspectJ
17 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
18 1 (0.21%) Groovy
18 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 129 (27.39%) Degree
2 82 (17.41%) ISEB
3 66 (14.01%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.91%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.85%) MCITP
7 4 (0.85%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.21%) HND
8 1 (0.21%) PMP
8 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (43.52%) QA
2 5 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.34%) Varnish
2 7 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.27%) Postfix
3 6 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.85%) NFS
4 4 (0.85%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.42%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.42%) Sendmail
6 2 (0.42%) Kamailio
6 2 (0.42%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.21%) KVM
7 1 (0.21%) XenApp
7 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (5.10%) Puppet
2 19 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.70%) Capistrano
4 8 (1.70%) Nagios
5 6 (1.27%) Data Guard
5 6 (1.27%) ZABBIX
5 6 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (1.06%) Cacti
7 4 (0.85%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.85%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.64%) Salt
9 1 (0.21%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 84 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 56 (11.89%) Oracle
3 42 (8.92%) Cisco
4 32 (6.79%) EMC
4 32 (6.79%) F5
5 20 (4.25%) IBM
6 18 (3.82%) Red Hat
7 16 (3.40%) HP
8 14 (2.97%) JBoss
9 11 (2.34%) ATG
10 10 (2.12%) hybris
11 9 (1.91%) Endeca
12 8 (1.70%) VMware
12 8 (1.70%) Citrix
13 7 (1.49%) Rackspace
14 6 (1.27%) TIBCO
15 4 (0.85%) Lotus
16 3 (0.64%) Business Objects
16 3 (0.64%) Splunk
17 2 (0.42%) Facebook
Tyneside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: Up to £35, 000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sidcup, Kent
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonuses + Much more benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
CPS Group
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Sidcup
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago