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 28 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 691 680 633
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -47
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 226 204 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 194 149 227
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,600 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94098 85653 91358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.75% 77.41%
Number of salaries quoted 75770 70033 77761
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 28 July 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 28 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
England +2 217 £47,500 - 30
London -97 72 £47,500 -13.63% 12
South East +44 50 £45,000 -2.17% 7
North West +32 38 £39,750 +16.91% 2
Yorkshire -43 32 £60,000 +58.94%
Manchester +11 31 £39,500 +16.17% 2
West Yorkshire -36 30 £60,000 +57.89%
Leeds -40 29 £60,000 +57.89%
Surrey +5 24 £50,000 +8.69% 6
Guildford +13 14 £47,500 +3.26% 1
East of England -8 11 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Leatherhead - 8 £57,500 - 1
Bolton - 7 £27,500 - 1
Brighton - 7 £32,000 -
East Sussex - 7 £32,000 -
City of London -25 6 £51,250 +2.50% 1
Bedfordshire - 6 £52,500 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £45,000 -
Luton - 6 £52,500 -
South West -9 5 £40,000 +81.81% 4
Hampshire - 5 £45,000 -
Oxford - 5 £45,000 -
South Wales -7 4 £30,565 -38.87%
Scotland -7 4 £29,000 -3.33%
Cardiff -8 4 £30,565 +0.21%
Wales -11 4 £30,565 -38.87%
West Lothian - 4 £29,000 -
Kent - 4 £51,250 -
Lancashire - 4 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £48,750 -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 213 (46.71%) SQL
2 200 (43.86%) QA
3 163 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (32.24%) Java
5 138 (30.26%) Scrum
6 127 (27.85%) Degree
7 117 (25.66%) Automated Testing
8 106 (23.25%) Selenium
8 106 (23.25%) Web Services
9 102 (22.37%) .NET
10 96 (21.05%) XML
10 96 (21.05%) Performance Testing
11 93 (20.39%) JavaScript
12 89 (19.52%) Linux
13 87 (19.08%) ISEB
14 84 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
15 83 (18.20%) SQL Server
16 82 (17.98%) TDD
17 79 (17.32%) Test Scripting
18 78 (17.11%) Test Automation
19 75 (16.45%) MySQL
20 74 (16.23%) Microsoft
21 70 (15.35%) Open Source
22 69 (15.13%) E-Commerce
23 64 (14.04%) ISTQB
24 63 (13.82%) Tomcat
25 62 (13.60%) Computer Science
26 59 (12.94%) Apache
26 59 (12.94%) C#
27 58 (12.72%) Oracle

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 63 (13.82%) Tomcat
2 59 (12.94%) Apache
3 51 (11.18%) WebSphere
4 43 (9.43%) WebLogic
5 32 (7.02%) WebLogic Portal
6 29 (6.36%) IIS
7 15 (3.29%) CMS
8 13 (2.85%) WebSphere Application Server
9 11 (2.41%) nginx
9 11 (2.41%) Apache Solr
9 11 (2.41%) Drupal
10 8 (1.75%) WordPress
11 7 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.10%) CICS
13 4 (0.88%) Lync
13 4 (0.88%) SAS
13 4 (0.88%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.88%) Node.js
Applications
1 23 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.55%) SaaS
2 26 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.10%) CloudFront
4 5 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.10%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.88%) Trello
6 3 (0.66%) Rackspace Cloud
6 3 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 57 (12.50%) Internet
2 42 (9.21%) HTTP
3 34 (7.46%) AMQP
4 17 (3.73%) DNS
5 14 (3.07%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.85%) SMTP
7 11 (2.41%) Firewall
8 5 (1.10%) Network Security
9 4 (0.88%) OpenVPN
9 4 (0.88%) SAN
10 3 (0.66%) Intranet
10 3 (0.66%) ICMP
10 3 (0.66%) POP3
10 3 (0.66%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.22%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.22%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.22%) RTP
11 1 (0.22%) SSL
11 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (18.20%) SQL Server
2 75 (16.45%) MySQL
3 45 (9.87%) Relational Database
4 21 (4.61%) Oracle Database
5 16 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (3.51%) RDBMS
5 16 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (2.85%) DB2
8 10 (2.19%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.54%) Big Data
10 7 (1.54%) SSDT
11 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.32%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.10%) OLTP
13 4 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 106 (23.25%) Selenium
2 49 (10.75%) SoapUI
3 45 (9.87%) Jenkins
4 43 (9.43%) JMeter
5 42 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (8.99%) Visual Studio
7 40 (8.77%) FitNesse
7 40 (8.77%) Subversion
8 36 (7.89%) JIRA
9 33 (7.24%) LoadRunner
10 32 (7.02%) WebDriver
11 28 (6.14%) Git (software)
12 24 (5.26%) NUnit
13 21 (4.61%) Eclipse
14 20 (4.39%) Hudson
15 18 (3.95%) JUnit
16 17 (3.73%) QuickTest Pro
17 10 (2.19%) Cucumber
17 10 (2.19%) TeamCity
18 9 (1.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 55 (12.06%) Finance
2 47 (10.31%) Retail
3 22 (4.82%) Marketing
4 18 (3.95%) Games
5 16 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.41%) Back Office
6 11 (2.41%) Banking
7 8 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.10%) Publishing
10 4 (0.88%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.66%) Legal
11 3 (0.66%) Advertising
11 3 (0.66%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (20.18%) Developer
2 78 (17.11%) Analyst
3 65 (14.25%) Test Analyst
4 63 (13.82%) Tester
5 52 (11.40%) Architect
6 47 (10.31%) Test Engineer
7 40 (8.77%) QA Engineer
8 34 (7.46%) Solutions Architect
9 30 (6.58%) Administrator
9 30 (6.58%) Test Manager
10 27 (5.92%) Test Leader
10 27 (5.92%) Software Engineer
11 24 (5.26%) Lead Developer
12 23 (5.04%) Performance Tester
13 22 (4.82%) Java Developer
14 20 (4.39%) Systems Administrator
14 20 (4.39%) Linux Administrator
15 19 (4.17%) Lead Test Analyst
15 19 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
16 16 (3.51%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (23.25%) Web Services
2 102 (22.37%) .NET
3 96 (21.05%) XML
4 52 (11.40%) SOAP
5 51 (11.18%) J2EE
6 40 (8.77%) LAMP
7 38 (8.33%) HTML
8 35 (7.68%) RabbitMQ
8 35 (7.68%) CSS
9 34 (7.46%) ActiveMQ
10 29 (6.36%) Spring
11 22 (4.82%) ASP.NET
12 21 (4.61%) Hibernate
13 17 (3.73%) .NET Framework
14 15 (3.29%) WCF
14 15 (3.29%) Ajax
15 12 (2.63%) JSP
16 11 (2.41%) JPA
16 11 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (2.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 70 (15.35%) Open Source
2 62 (13.60%) Computer Science
3 35 (7.68%) RIA
4 32 (7.02%) Symmetrix
4 32 (7.02%) Clustering
5 22 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.63%) Replication
7 8 (1.75%) Online Games
7 8 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.54%) IVR
8 7 (1.54%) DTV
9 6 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.32%) Statistics
9 6 (1.32%) NHS
9 6 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.10%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.88%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.88%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (19.52%) Linux
2 47 (10.31%) Windows
3 34 (7.46%) Solaris
4 19 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.29%) UNIX
6 14 (3.07%) Debian
6 14 (3.07%) OpenBSD
7 13 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (2.63%) Android
9 8 (1.75%) CentOS
10 7 (1.54%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.88%) FreeBSD
12 3 (0.66%) SELinux
12 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (30.26%) Scrum
3 117 (25.66%) Automated Testing
4 96 (21.05%) Performance Testing
5 84 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (17.98%) TDD
7 79 (17.32%) Test Scripting
8 78 (17.11%) Test Automation
9 69 (15.13%) E-Commerce
10 58 (12.72%) Software Testing
11 56 (12.28%) Test Strategy
12 54 (11.84%) Integration Testing
13 49 (10.75%) Project Management
14 45 (9.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 45 (9.87%) System Testing
15 42 (9.21%) UML
16 40 (8.77%) Content Management
17 39 (8.55%) Manual Testing
18 38 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
19 37 (8.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (46.71%) SQL
2 147 (32.24%) Java
3 93 (20.39%) JavaScript
4 59 (12.94%) C#
5 56 (12.28%) PHP
6 53 (11.62%) Ruby
7 44 (9.65%) Python
8 31 (6.80%) T-SQL
9 27 (5.92%) C++
9 27 (5.92%) Perl
10 20 (4.39%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.19%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.75%) VB
13 6 (1.32%) C
14 5 (1.10%) Scala
15 3 (0.66%) AspectJ
16 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 127 (27.85%) Degree
2 87 (19.08%) ISEB
3 64 (14.04%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.32%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.88%) MCITP
8 4 (0.88%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.22%) CCEE
9 1 (0.22%) CCIA
9 1 (0.22%) MCSE
9 1 (0.22%) HND
9 1 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.22%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (43.86%) QA
2 5 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (2.19%) Varnish
2 7 (1.54%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.32%) Postfix
3 6 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.88%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.88%) NFS
5 2 (0.44%) Sendmail
5 2 (0.44%) XenApp
5 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.22%) KVM
6 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.22%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.22%) Kamailio
6 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (5.26%) Puppet
2 19 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.75%) Nagios
5 7 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (1.54%) Data Guard
5 7 (1.54%) Capistrano
6 6 (1.32%) Cacti
7 5 (1.10%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.88%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.66%) Salt
9 3 (0.66%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 74 (16.23%) Microsoft
2 58 (12.72%) Oracle
3 40 (8.77%) Cisco
4 32 (7.02%) EMC
4 32 (7.02%) F5
5 19 (4.17%) IBM
6 18 (3.95%) Red Hat
6 18 (3.95%) JBoss
7 15 (3.29%) HP
8 12 (2.63%) ATG
9 11 (2.41%) Citrix
10 10 (2.19%) Endeca
10 10 (2.19%) VMware
11 9 (1.97%) hybris
12 6 (1.32%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.32%) Rackspace
13 5 (1.10%) Twitter
14 3 (0.66%) Splunk
14 3 (0.66%) Lotus
14 3 (0.66%) Business Objects
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sidcup, Kent
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capital Group
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ealing, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Energon Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ealing, London
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago