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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 665 679 684
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 230 228 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 197 174 184
Average salary £45,000 £44,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.55% +5.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,050
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+27.14% -7.89%

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
91159 94353 87863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.17% 82.31% 80.10%
Number of salaries quoted 73885 75668 72432
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -7 223 £45,000 +1.12% 29
London -18 98 £46,250 -2.63% 9
South East +36 55 £50,000 +17.64% 13
Surrey +29 40 £50,000 +24.22% 6
City of London +6 23 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Leatherhead +21 21 £50,000 - 1
East of England +23 20 £42,500 -27.65%
South West +2 16 £35,500 -2.06% 1
Guildford +18 12 £41,500 +3.10% 1
Milton Keynes +1 12 £45,000 +5.88%
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire -22 11 £40,500 +15.71% 4
Gloucestershire - 11 £35,500 -
North West 0 9 £27,750 -7.50%
South Yorkshire - 8 £44,500 - 3
Cheltenham - 8 £34,000 -
Essex +9 7 £80,000 +6.66%
East Midlands +7 7 £28,500 - 2
West Midlands -11 7 £33,750 -4.25%
Cambridgeshire - 7 £35,250 -
Sheffield - 7 £44,500 - 3
Merseyside +12 6 £23,000 -42.50%
Liverpool +11 6 £23,000 -42.50%
Norwich +9 6 £42,500 +13.33%
Norfolk +4 6 £42,500 +13.33%
Devon - 5 - -
Cambridge - 5 £33,000 -
Exeter - 5 - -
Leicester +22 4 £27,500 -1.78%
Leicestershire +21 4 £27,500 -1.78%

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 273 (60.80%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (46.77%) SQL
3 187 (41.65%) QA
4 166 (36.97%) Java
5 138 (30.73%) Test Automation
6 124 (27.62%) JavaScript
7 120 (26.73%) Selenium
8 110 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
9 103 (22.94%) Web Services
10 102 (22.72%) JIRA
11 101 (22.49%) JMeter
12 98 (21.83%) C#
13 96 (21.38%) .NET
13 96 (21.38%) Automated Testing
14 94 (20.94%) SQL Server
15 89 (19.82%) WebDriver
16 88 (19.60%) Software Testing
17 86 (19.15%) Test Scripting
18 81 (18.04%) Windows
19 80 (17.82%) HTML
20 79 (17.59%) Degree
21 77 (17.15%) User Acceptance Testing
21 77 (17.15%) ISEB
22 74 (16.48%) Jenkins
23 72 (16.04%) Performance Testing
24 66 (14.70%) PHP
24 66 (14.70%) Oracle
24 66 (14.70%) ISTQB
25 65 (14.48%) Scrum
25 65 (14.48%) Finance

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 35 (7.80%) IIS
2 24 (5.35%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.67%) CMS
3 12 (2.67%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.45%) Apache
5 9 (2.00%) JBoss
6 8 (1.78%) Apache Solr
7 7 (1.56%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.56%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.34%) Confluence
8 6 (1.34%) Node.js
8 6 (1.34%) Apache ServiceMix
9 5 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.22%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.22%) Jetty
Applications
1 24 (5.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (1.78%) Changepoint
2 3 (0.67%) Agresso
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.67%) SaaS
2 9 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.89%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (0.89%) CloudFront
4 3 (0.67%) PaaS
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.67%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.45%) GitHub
5 2 (0.45%) IaaS
5 2 (0.45%) Heroku
6 1 (0.22%) Route 53
6 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.90%) Internet
2 15 (3.34%) HTTP
3 8 (1.78%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.56%) Firewall
5 6 (1.34%) DNS
6 4 (0.89%) SSL
6 4 (0.89%) LDAP
7 3 (0.67%) LAN
7 3 (0.67%) WAN
7 3 (0.67%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.67%) Network Security
8 2 (0.45%) AMQP
8 2 (0.45%) FTP
8 2 (0.45%) SMTP
8 2 (0.45%) SAN
9 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.22%) MPLS
9 1 (0.22%) BGP
9 1 (0.22%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.22%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (20.94%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.13%) MySQL
3 28 (6.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (5.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (4.45%) MongoDB
6 16 (3.56%) Oracle Database
7 14 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (2.90%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.67%) Big Data
9 12 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 12 (2.67%) OLTP
10 11 (2.45%) Siebel EIM
10 11 (2.45%) Oracle BI EE
10 11 (2.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 9 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (2.00%) Redis
11 9 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 120 (26.73%) Selenium
2 102 (22.72%) JIRA
3 101 (22.49%) JMeter
4 89 (19.82%) WebDriver
5 74 (16.48%) Jenkins
6 39 (8.69%) SoapUI
7 38 (8.46%) LoadRunner
8 32 (7.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (6.90%) FitNesse
9 31 (6.90%) NUnit
9 31 (6.90%) JUnit
10 30 (6.68%) Visual Studio
11 29 (6.46%) Git (software)
12 28 (6.24%) Subversion
13 26 (5.79%) Cucumber
14 22 (4.90%) SpecFlow
14 22 (4.90%) TeamCity
15 18 (4.01%) QuickTest Pro
16 15 (3.34%) Hudson
17 12 (2.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 65 (14.48%) Finance
2 55 (12.25%) Retail
3 31 (6.90%) Banking
4 22 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.23%) Back Office
6 17 (3.79%) Games
7 11 (2.45%) Marketing
8 9 (2.00%) Retail Banking
8 9 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.78%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.78%) Legal
9 8 (1.78%) Multimedia
9 8 (1.78%) Publishing
10 7 (1.56%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.89%) Law
12 2 (0.45%) Advertising
13 1 (0.22%) International Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 123 (27.39%) Developer
2 74 (16.48%) Analyst
3 71 (15.81%) Test Engineer
4 60 (13.36%) Tester
5 57 (12.69%) Software Engineer
5 57 (12.69%) Test Analyst
6 35 (7.80%) Java Developer
7 30 (6.68%) Software Test Engineer
8 25 (5.57%) QA Engineer
8 25 (5.57%) Senior Analyst
9 24 (5.35%) Test Manager
10 20 (4.45%) C# Developer
11 18 (4.01%) Senior Test Analyst
11 18 (4.01%) QA Tester
12 17 (3.79%) .NET Developer
12 17 (3.79%) QA Manager
12 17 (3.79%) Automation Engineer
13 16 (3.56%) AWS Developer
13 16 (3.56%) QA Analyst
14 15 (3.34%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (22.94%) Web Services
2 96 (21.38%) .NET
3 80 (17.82%) HTML
4 53 (11.80%) XML
5 49 (10.91%) LAMP
6 47 (10.47%) CSS
7 41 (9.13%) SOAP
8 35 (7.80%) ASP.NET
9 27 (6.01%) Spring
10 25 (5.57%) .NET Framework
10 25 (5.57%) jQuery
11 23 (5.12%) WCF
12 19 (4.23%) Hibernate
12 19 (4.23%) J2EE
13 18 (4.01%) Java EE
13 18 (4.01%) JSON
14 17 (3.79%) REST
15 16 (3.56%) RESTful
15 16 (3.56%) MSMQ
16 14 (3.12%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.92%) Open Source
2 48 (10.69%) Computer Science
3 38 (8.46%) Mobile App
3 38 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.90%) Data Structures
5 11 (2.45%) Streaming Video
6 10 (2.23%) Statistics
6 10 (2.23%) Mobile Payment
6 10 (2.23%) Online Games
7 9 (2.00%) Graphic Design
8 8 (1.78%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.78%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.56%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.56%) User Experience
10 6 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.11%) EPoS
11 5 (1.11%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.89%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 81 (18.04%) Windows
2 60 (13.36%) Linux
3 24 (5.35%) Apple iOS
4 20 (4.45%) UNIX
5 19 (4.23%) Android
6 6 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.11%) CentOS
7 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.67%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.45%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.45%) Solaris
11 1 (0.22%) SUSE
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (60.80%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (30.73%) Test Automation
3 110 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
4 96 (21.38%) Automated Testing
5 88 (19.60%) Software Testing
6 86 (19.15%) Test Scripting
7 77 (17.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 72 (16.04%) Performance Testing
9 65 (14.48%) Scrum
10 61 (13.59%) TDD
11 55 (12.25%) Unit Testing
12 51 (11.36%) Mentoring
13 49 (10.91%) Test Strategy
14 46 (10.24%) E-Commerce
15 42 (9.35%) Security Testing
16 41 (9.13%) Manual Testing
17 36 (8.02%) Software Engineering
18 35 (7.80%) Workflow
19 34 (7.57%) MVC
19 34 (7.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 210 (46.77%) SQL
2 166 (36.97%) Java
3 124 (27.62%) JavaScript
4 98 (21.83%) C#
5 66 (14.70%) PHP
6 47 (10.47%) Python
7 45 (10.02%) Ruby
8 21 (4.68%) C
9 20 (4.45%) C++
10 16 (3.56%) T-SQL
11 13 (2.90%) Scala
12 11 (2.45%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.45%) VB
13 7 (1.56%) Perl
13 7 (1.56%) VB6
14 5 (1.11%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.67%) XPath
16 3 (0.67%) XQuery
17 2 (0.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 79 (17.59%) Degree
2 77 (17.15%) ISEB
3 66 (14.70%) ISTQB
4 20 (4.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (4.23%) Security Cleared
6 14 (3.12%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.89%) MCSE
9 3 (0.67%) CCNA
9 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.22%) MCTS
11 1 (0.22%) MCITP
11 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.22%) MCSA
11 1 (0.22%) PhD
11 1 (0.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (41.65%) QA
2 4 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.67%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (2.67%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.34%) vSphere
4 5 (1.11%) Firmware
5 4 (0.89%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.67%) Varnish
7 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (3.79%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (3.34%) Puppet
3 3 (0.67%) SELinux
3 3 (0.67%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.67%) Nagios
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.45%) SCOM
4 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.22%) SCCM
5 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.22%) Munin
5 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 66 (14.70%) Oracle
2 60 (13.36%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.90%) IBM
3 22 (4.90%) VMware
4 16 (3.56%) Google
4 16 (3.56%) HP
5 12 (2.67%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.45%) Siebel
7 6 (1.34%) Cisco
7 6 (1.34%) F5
8 5 (1.11%) Apple
9 4 (0.89%) Splunk
9 4 (0.89%) New Relic
10 3 (0.67%) NetApp
11 2 (0.45%) SAP
11 2 (0.45%) EMC
11 2 (0.45%) Citrix
11 2 (0.45%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.22%) Veeam
12 1 (0.22%) Rackspace
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £25000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum upto £50k plus bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Quindell Resourcing Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Salary: £0 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
People Source
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago