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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 664 678 653
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -25
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 239 191 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 200 148 218
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,850 £28,178
10% offered a salary of more than £59,600 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +4.28%

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
93462 86186 90741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.99% 81.33% 79.09%
Number of salaries quoted 74810 70720 76392
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +27 225 £45,000 +12.50% 20
London -33 75 £47,500 -5.00% 4
South East +38 70 £50,000 +24.22% 9
North West +16 41 £40,000 +77.77% 1
Surrey +11 41 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Manchester +10 25 £45,000 +100.00%
Buckinghamshire +19 19 £42,000 +68.00% 1
Leatherhead 0 16 £53,750 +45.27% 1
Lancashire - 16 £40,000 -
City of London +6 15 £51,250 +2.50% 1
South West +2 15 £37,500 +70.45% 5
Milton Keynes +4 11 £41,250 +65.00%
East of England -12 11 £40,000 +7.74% 1
Yorkshire -69 8 £47,500 +39.70%
High Wycombe - 8 £42,000 - 1
Bolton +9 7 £27,500 +22.22%
Guildford - 7 £52,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £40,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +10 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £42,500 +11.84%
Somerset -9 5 £31,000 +40.90% 1
Cambridge -12 5 £42,500 +11.84%
Oxford - 5 £45,000 -
Kent -7 4 £51,250 -14.58%
Scotland -10 4 £37,500 - 1
Edinburgh -10 4 £37,500 - 1
West Midlands -13 4 £21,750 -27.50%
West Yorkshire -60 4 £60,000 +76.47%
Taunton +1 3 £31,000 +40.90% 1
Leeds -57 3 £60,000 +76.47%

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 244 (57.55%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (45.75%) SQL
3 181 (42.69%) QA
4 148 (34.91%) Java
5 117 (27.59%) Scrum
6 107 (25.24%) JavaScript
7 103 (24.29%) Selenium
8 98 (23.11%) XML
9 96 (22.64%) Test Scripting
9 96 (22.64%) Automated Testing
9 96 (22.64%) Degree
10 94 (22.17%) SQL Server
11 89 (20.99%) .NET
11 89 (20.99%) Web Services
12 88 (20.75%) Microsoft
13 87 (20.52%) Test Automation
14 86 (20.28%) Continuous Integration
14 86 (20.28%) Performance Testing
15 77 (18.16%) MySQL
16 75 (17.69%) C#
17 72 (16.98%) Open Source
18 64 (15.09%) Linux
19 63 (14.86%) ISEB
20 62 (14.62%) Software Testing
21 61 (14.39%) JIRA
21 61 (14.39%) User Acceptance Testing
22 58 (13.68%) PHP
23 57 (13.44%) JMeter
23 57 (13.44%) TDD
24 55 (12.97%) WebDriver

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 45 (10.61%) Tomcat
1 45 (10.61%) WebSphere
2 42 (9.91%) Apache
3 37 (8.73%) WebLogic
4 29 (6.84%) WebLogic Portal
5 17 (4.01%) IIS
6 11 (2.59%) CMS
7 10 (2.36%) Confluence
8 9 (2.12%) nginx
8 9 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.18%) CICS
9 5 (1.18%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.94%) WordPress
10 4 (0.94%) Lync
10 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.94%) Node.js
10 4 (0.94%) Drupal
10 4 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.55%) SaaS
2 23 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.94%) Rackspace Cloud
4 4 (0.94%) Trello
5 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (12.03%) Internet
2 48 (11.32%) HTTP
3 31 (7.31%) AMQP
4 19 (4.48%) SMTP
5 17 (4.01%) DNS
5 17 (4.01%) Firewall
6 15 (3.54%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.42%) Network Security
8 4 (0.94%) ICMP
8 4 (0.94%) POP3
8 4 (0.94%) SAN
9 2 (0.47%) RTP
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.47%) DHCP
10 1 (0.24%) FTP
10 1 (0.24%) LDAP
10 1 (0.24%) SMS
10 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (22.17%) SQL Server
2 77 (18.16%) MySQL
3 32 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (6.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (5.90%) Relational Database
6 16 (3.77%) Oracle Database
7 14 (3.30%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.83%) MarkLogic
9 10 (2.36%) SSDT
9 10 (2.36%) DB2
10 9 (2.12%) MongoDB
10 9 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.65%) Big Data
13 6 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.18%) OLTP
15 2 (0.47%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 103 (24.29%) Selenium
2 61 (14.39%) JIRA
3 57 (13.44%) JMeter
4 55 (12.97%) WebDriver
5 50 (11.79%) Visual Studio
6 48 (11.32%) SoapUI
7 46 (10.85%) Jenkins
8 31 (7.31%) LoadRunner
9 30 (7.08%) Subversion
10 29 (6.84%) TeamCity
11 28 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
12 25 (5.90%) FitNesse
13 22 (5.19%) Git (software)
14 16 (3.77%) NUnit
14 16 (3.77%) JUnit
15 15 (3.54%) Eclipse
16 14 (3.30%) QuickTest Pro
17 11 (2.59%) Hudson
18 10 (2.36%) Cucumber
19 9 (2.12%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 49 (11.56%) Finance
2 34 (8.02%) Retail
3 19 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.77%) Banking
5 13 (3.07%) Marketing
6 9 (2.12%) Games
6 9 (2.12%) Back Office
7 6 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.18%) Legal
9 3 (0.71%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 91 (21.46%) Developer
2 72 (16.98%) Analyst
3 65 (15.33%) Tester
4 59 (13.92%) Test Analyst
5 42 (9.91%) Test Engineer
6 41 (9.67%) QA Engineer
7 40 (9.43%) Architect
8 31 (7.31%) Solutions Architect
9 30 (7.08%) Software Engineer
9 30 (7.08%) Test Leader
10 28 (6.60%) Test Manager
11 27 (6.37%) Performance Tester
12 20 (4.72%) Software Developer
13 19 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
14 18 (4.25%) Lead Developer
15 17 (4.01%) Administrator
15 17 (4.01%) Java Developer
15 17 (4.01%) Agile Test Analyst
16 16 (3.77%) DBA
16 16 (3.77%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (23.11%) XML
2 89 (20.99%) .NET
2 89 (20.99%) Web Services
3 52 (12.26%) HTML
4 51 (12.03%) J2EE
4 51 (12.03%) LAMP
5 48 (11.32%) SOAP
6 46 (10.85%) CSS
7 33 (7.78%) RabbitMQ
8 31 (7.31%) ASP.NET
8 31 (7.31%) ActiveMQ
9 24 (5.66%) WCF
10 23 (5.42%) Spring
11 21 (4.95%) .NET Framework
11 21 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (4.72%) jQuery
12 20 (4.72%) REST
12 20 (4.72%) Hibernate
13 18 (4.25%) JSP
14 17 (4.01%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 72 (16.98%) Open Source
2 47 (11.08%) Computer Science
3 34 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (7.55%) RIA
5 29 (6.84%) Symmetrix
5 29 (6.84%) Clustering
6 27 (6.37%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (3.07%) Replication
8 10 (2.36%) User Experience
9 8 (1.89%) Statistics
10 6 (1.42%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.18%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (0.94%) DTV
13 3 (0.71%) NHS
13 3 (0.71%) Web 2.0
13 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.09%) Linux
2 42 (9.91%) Windows
3 31 (7.31%) Solaris
4 15 (3.54%) UNIX
5 11 (2.59%) Debian
5 11 (2.59%) OpenBSD
6 8 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.65%) Android
8 5 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.18%) FreeBSD
9 4 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.94%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (57.55%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (27.59%) Scrum
3 96 (22.64%) Automated Testing
3 96 (22.64%) Test Scripting
4 87 (20.52%) Test Automation
5 86 (20.28%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (20.28%) Performance Testing
6 62 (14.62%) Software Testing
7 61 (14.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 57 (13.44%) TDD
9 49 (11.56%) Test Strategy
10 48 (11.32%) Project Management
11 47 (11.08%) Test Planning
12 44 (10.38%) E-Commerce
13 41 (9.67%) Manual Testing
14 40 (9.43%) Mentoring
15 38 (8.96%) Regression Testing
16 37 (8.73%) MVC
17 36 (8.49%) Integration Testing
18 34 (8.02%) UML
Programming Languages
1 194 (45.75%) SQL
2 148 (34.91%) Java
3 107 (25.24%) JavaScript
4 75 (17.69%) C#
5 58 (13.68%) PHP
6 52 (12.26%) Ruby
7 44 (10.38%) T-SQL
8 40 (9.43%) Python
9 30 (7.08%) C++
10 23 (5.42%) Perl
11 15 (3.54%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.59%) Scala
12 11 (2.59%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.71%) C
13 3 (0.71%) AspectJ
14 2 (0.47%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 96 (22.64%) Degree
2 63 (14.86%) ISEB
3 54 (12.74%) ISTQB
4 13 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.59%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.94%) MCITP
9 4 (0.94%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.24%) HND
10 1 (0.24%) PMP
10 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (42.69%) QA
2 7 (1.65%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (1.65%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.94%) Varnish
3 3 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.47%) Docker
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.47%) Dovecot
4 2 (0.47%) Kamailio
5 1 (0.24%) KVM
5 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (4.01%) Puppet
2 11 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.94%) HAProxy
4 4 (0.94%) Capistrano
4 4 (0.94%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.71%) Salt
5 3 (0.71%) Nagios
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.47%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.24%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 88 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.20%) Cisco
3 37 (8.73%) Oracle
4 29 (6.84%) EMC
4 29 (6.84%) F5
5 20 (4.72%) IBM
6 17 (4.01%) HP
7 10 (2.36%) JBoss
8 7 (1.65%) VMware
8 7 (1.65%) Rackspace
9 6 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.94%) Lotus
11 3 (0.71%) Canoo
11 3 (0.71%) hybris
11 3 (0.71%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.71%) Citrix
11 3 (0.71%) Business Objects
12 2 (0.47%) SAP
12 2 (0.47%) NetApp
12 2 (0.47%) ATG
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
SBC Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits ( Dep on Exp )
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
AppSense
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 12 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days + share ops scheme + pensi
Posted: 23 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago