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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 708 696 710
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 167 226 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 137 190 151
Average salary £43,500 £47,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.42% +13.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +18.42%

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
88868 97779 88218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.13% 82.70% 80.71%
Number of salaries quoted 72292 79425 72637
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 29 May 2015 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 29 May 2015. 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 -8 162 £42,500 -10.52% 28
London +9 56 £48,750 +2.63% 9
South East +17 43 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Surrey +44 33 £50,000 +2.56% 3
East of England +34 21 £42,500 -43.33% 2
Yorkshire -10 19 £35,000 -39.13% 1
Guildford +19 17 £40,000 -17.94%
Leatherhead +12 15 £50,000 -
South West +2 15 £34,750 -7.33% 2
Gloucestershire - 14 £34,750 -
City of London +33 13 £47,500 - 4
Cheltenham - 13 £32,000 -
Leeds -10 12 £42,500 -26.08%
West Yorkshire -17 12 £42,500 -26.08%
Norfolk - 11 £42,500 -
Norwich - 11 £42,500 -
Bedfordshire +20 5 £60,000 +14.28%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £37,500 - 2
East Midlands - 4 £41,500 - 2
North West -1 3 £36,500 -10.97% 5
South Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £17,500 -
Derbyshire - 3 £41,500 -
Sheffield - 3 £37,500 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £17,500 -
Scotland +10 2 £43,750 +50.86% 2
Berkshire +8 2 £47,500 -17.39%
Buckinghamshire -10 2 £38,500 -14.44%
Milton Keynes -17 2 £38,500 -21.02%

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 235 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (43.00%) SQL
3 148 (37.66%) Java
4 146 (37.15%) QA
5 115 (29.26%) Selenium
6 105 (26.72%) JavaScript
7 101 (25.70%) Test Automation
8 100 (25.45%) C#
9 95 (24.17%) .NET
10 89 (22.65%) Web Services
10 89 (22.65%) Test Scripting
11 88 (22.39%) Software Testing
12 87 (22.14%) SQL Server
13 84 (21.37%) Continuous Integration
14 82 (20.87%) JMeter
15 81 (20.61%) Automated Testing
16 79 (20.10%) WebDriver
17 76 (19.34%) Performance Testing
18 75 (19.08%) Degree
18 75 (19.08%) HTML
19 73 (18.58%) Finance
19 73 (18.58%) JIRA
20 67 (17.05%) User Acceptance Testing
21 63 (16.03%) PHP
22 62 (15.78%) Windows
23 60 (15.27%) ISTQB
24 59 (15.01%) ISEB
25 58 (14.76%) Jenkins
26 57 (14.50%) XML
27 54 (13.74%) Oracle

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 38 (9.67%) IIS
2 15 (3.82%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.04%) CMS
3 8 (2.04%) Apache
3 8 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.78%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.53%) Node.js
6 5 (1.27%) Apache ServiceMix
6 5 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.02%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.76%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.51%) JBoss
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.25%) Drupal
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.82%) Changepoint
2 4 (1.02%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.02%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.76%) Agresso
3 3 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.29%) SaaS
3 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.02%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.76%) CloudFront
5 3 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.76%) PaaS
6 2 (0.51%) Heroku
6 2 (0.51%) IaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.25%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.85%) Internet
2 12 (3.05%) HTTP
3 8 (2.04%) Firewall
3 8 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.53%) DNS
5 3 (0.76%) SSL
6 2 (0.51%) Network Security
6 2 (0.51%) VPN
6 2 (0.51%) SMTP
6 2 (0.51%) LAN
6 2 (0.51%) VoIP
6 2 (0.51%) WAN
7 1 (0.25%) HSRP
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.25%) LDAP
7 1 (0.25%) Broadband
7 1 (0.25%) DHCP
7 1 (0.25%) FTP
7 1 (0.25%) BGP
7 1 (0.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (22.14%) SQL Server
2 43 (10.94%) MySQL
3 20 (5.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (4.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (4.07%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.56%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (3.31%) Big Data
8 10 (2.54%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.54%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.54%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (2.04%) Siebel EIM
10 8 (2.04%) OLTP
10 8 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 7 (1.78%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 115 (29.26%) Selenium
2 82 (20.87%) JMeter
3 79 (20.10%) WebDriver
4 73 (18.58%) JIRA
5 58 (14.76%) Jenkins
6 28 (7.12%) FitNesse
7 25 (6.36%) JUnit
7 25 (6.36%) Subversion
8 24 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (6.11%) LoadRunner
9 23 (5.85%) NUnit
9 23 (5.85%) Cucumber
10 21 (5.34%) Visual Studio
11 18 (4.58%) SpecFlow
11 18 (4.58%) SoapUI
12 16 (4.07%) Git (software)
13 13 (3.31%) QuickTest Pro
14 10 (2.54%) TestNG
15 9 (2.29%) Hudson
15 9 (2.29%) TeamCity
General
1 73 (18.58%) Finance
2 46 (11.70%) Retail
3 30 (7.63%) Banking
4 24 (6.11%) Telecoms
5 20 (5.09%) Pharmaceutical
6 19 (4.83%) Back Office
7 12 (3.05%) Games
8 10 (2.54%) Financial Institution
9 9 (2.29%) Retail Banking
9 9 (2.29%) Marketing
10 8 (2.04%) Legal
11 7 (1.78%) Publishing
11 7 (1.78%) Aerospace
12 5 (1.27%) Multimedia
13 4 (1.02%) Front Office
14 3 (0.76%) Electronics
14 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.25%) Advertising
15 1 (0.25%) Automotive
15 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 99 (25.19%) Developer
2 77 (19.59%) Analyst
3 63 (16.03%) Tester
4 53 (13.49%) Test Analyst
5 52 (13.23%) Software Engineer
6 34 (8.65%) Test Engineer
7 30 (7.63%) Java Developer
8 24 (6.11%) QA Analyst
9 21 (5.34%) Senior Analyst
10 20 (5.09%) Senior Software Engineer
11 18 (4.58%) Test Manager
12 16 (4.07%) QA Manager
13 15 (3.82%) Senior Developer
14 14 (3.56%) AWS Developer
14 14 (3.56%) Software Tester
14 14 (3.56%) QA Tester
14 14 (3.56%) QA Engineer
15 13 (3.31%) Senior Test Analyst
15 13 (3.31%) Software Test Engineer
16 12 (3.05%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (24.17%) .NET
2 89 (22.65%) Web Services
3 75 (19.08%) HTML
4 57 (14.50%) XML
5 43 (10.94%) ASP.NET
6 40 (10.18%) LAMP
7 29 (7.38%) CSS
8 21 (5.34%) Spring
9 20 (5.09%) .NET Framework
9 20 (5.09%) HTML5
10 18 (4.58%) RESTful
10 18 (4.58%) XML Schema
10 18 (4.58%) WSDL
11 17 (4.33%) Hibernate
12 16 (4.07%) WPF
12 16 (4.07%) SOAP
13 14 (3.56%) LINQ
13 14 (3.56%) XHTML
13 14 (3.56%) XSL
13 14 (3.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.94%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.36%) Mobile App
3 21 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.80%) NHS
4 11 (2.80%) Streaming Video
5 10 (2.54%) Mobile Payment
6 9 (2.29%) Statistics
6 9 (2.29%) Graphic Design
7 8 (2.04%) iSeries
7 8 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.78%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.53%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.27%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.02%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.76%) User Experience
12 3 (0.76%) Bitcoin
12 3 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.78%) Windows
2 50 (12.72%) Linux
3 29 (7.38%) UNIX
4 21 (5.34%) Apple iOS
5 16 (4.07%) Android
6 4 (1.02%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.76%) CentOS
7 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.51%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (25.70%) Test Automation
3 89 (22.65%) Test Scripting
4 88 (22.39%) Software Testing
5 84 (21.37%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (20.61%) Automated Testing
7 76 (19.34%) Performance Testing
8 67 (17.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 46 (11.70%) Scrum
9 46 (11.70%) Open Source
9 46 (11.70%) Unit Testing
10 44 (11.20%) Mentoring
11 43 (10.94%) Software Engineering
12 42 (10.69%) Test Strategy
13 40 (10.18%) TDD
14 38 (9.67%) SDLC
15 35 (8.91%) E-Commerce
15 35 (8.91%) BDD
16 31 (7.89%) Regression Testing
17 29 (7.38%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 169 (43.00%) SQL
2 148 (37.66%) Java
3 105 (26.72%) JavaScript
4 100 (25.45%) C#
5 63 (16.03%) PHP
6 42 (10.69%) Ruby
7 36 (9.16%) Python
8 26 (6.62%) C++
9 22 (5.60%) C
10 18 (4.58%) VB
11 16 (4.07%) T-SQL
12 14 (3.56%) VB6
13 13 (3.31%) PowerShell
14 9 (2.29%) Scala
15 7 (1.78%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.78%) Perl
16 6 (1.53%) VB.NET
17 5 (1.27%) Groovy
17 5 (1.27%) Bash Shell
18 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (19.08%) Degree
2 60 (15.27%) ISTQB
3 59 (15.01%) ISEB
4 23 (5.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (5.09%) Security Cleared
6 16 (4.07%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.02%) MCSE
9 3 (0.76%) CCNA
9 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.51%) PhD
10 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.25%) MCSD
11 1 (0.25%) CCIE
11 1 (0.25%) CCNP
11 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (37.15%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) EMIR
3 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (3.05%) Hyper-V
2 6 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.53%) Firmware
3 4 (1.02%) vSphere
4 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.76%) Varnish
5 1 (0.25%) HDFS
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (4.58%) Puppet
3 3 (0.76%) SELinux
4 2 (0.51%) SCOM
4 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.25%) Oozie
5 1 (0.25%) Nagios
5 1 (0.25%) WSUS
5 1 (0.25%) SCCM
5 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.25%) Munin
Vendors
1 54 (13.74%) Oracle
2 52 (13.23%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.07%) VMware
4 15 (3.82%) IBM
5 13 (3.31%) HP
5 13 (3.31%) Google
6 8 (2.04%) Siebel
6 8 (2.04%) New Relic
7 5 (1.27%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.27%) Apple
8 4 (1.02%) SimCorp
8 4 (1.02%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.02%) Charles River
8 4 (1.02%) SAP
9 3 (0.76%) Splunk
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco
11 1 (0.25%) Twitter
11 1 (0.25%) Reuters
11 1 (0.25%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.25%) CommVault
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
East Sussex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Sussex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £44000 - £55000 per annum + 10% benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: £Competitive+package
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £Competitive+package
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £70000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough
Smart Recruit Online
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum with excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago