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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 653 674 627
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -47
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 243 200 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 198 149 247
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,900 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%

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
93443 86275 93127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 81.15% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 74604 70751 78836
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +20 231 £45,000 +5.26% 18
London -38 76 £50,750 +1.50% 7
South East +22 70 £50,000 +13.63% 5
North West +21 45 £40,000 +42.85% 1
Surrey +28 42 £50,000 +14.28% 5
Manchester +6 28 £43,000 +53.57% 1
Leatherhead 0 17 £57,500 +55.40% 1
Lancashire - 16 £40,000 -
City of London -6 15 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 13 £42,500 +70.00%
East of England -23 13 £40,000 +6.66% 2
South West -10 12 £37,500 +70.45% 3
Milton Keynes -2 9 £41,250 +65.00%
Yorkshire -65 9 £47,500 +39.70%
Guildford +17 8 £38,750 -18.42% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 7 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Cambridge -3 7 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Bolton - 7 £27,500 -
Oxfordshire +10 5 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire -56 5 £60,000 +76.47%
Oxford - 5 £45,000 -
West Midlands 0 4 £21,750 -27.50%
Scotland -13 4 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Somerset -15 4 £31,000 +40.90% 1
Leeds -58 4 £60,000 +76.47%
High Wycombe - 4 £43,750 -
Edinburgh - 4 £37,500 - 1
Kent - 4 £51,250 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire - 4 £45,000 -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 250 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (45.56%) SQL
3 186 (41.33%) QA
4 155 (34.44%) Java
5 123 (27.33%) Scrum
6 117 (26.00%) Degree
7 113 (25.11%) JavaScript
8 104 (23.11%) Selenium
9 101 (22.44%) Automated Testing
9 101 (22.44%) .NET
9 101 (22.44%) Web Services
10 98 (21.78%) XML
11 97 (21.56%) Test Scripting
12 96 (21.33%) SQL Server
13 92 (20.44%) Microsoft
14 90 (20.00%) Performance Testing
15 88 (19.56%) Continuous Integration
16 87 (19.33%) Test Automation
17 80 (17.78%) MySQL
18 77 (17.11%) C#
18 77 (17.11%) Open Source
19 76 (16.89%) Linux
20 75 (16.67%) ISEB
21 64 (14.22%) Software Testing
21 64 (14.22%) ISTQB
22 61 (13.56%) PHP
23 60 (13.33%) Internet
23 60 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
24 59 (13.11%) TDD
25 58 (12.89%) JIRA

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 53 (11.78%) Tomcat
2 51 (11.33%) Apache
3 50 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 42 (9.33%) WebLogic
5 32 (7.11%) WebLogic Portal
6 23 (5.11%) IIS
7 12 (2.67%) CMS
8 11 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (2.22%) nginx
10 8 (1.78%) Apache Solr
10 8 (1.78%) Confluence
11 7 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.33%) Drupal
13 5 (1.11%) CICS
13 5 (1.11%) WordPress
14 4 (0.89%) Lync
14 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.89%) Node.js
14 4 (0.89%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 30 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 46 (10.22%) SaaS
2 26 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.78%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.89%) Rackspace Cloud
4 4 (0.89%) Trello
5 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.44%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.44%) Route 53
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (13.33%) Internet
2 53 (11.78%) HTTP
3 34 (7.56%) AMQP
4 18 (4.00%) DNS
4 18 (4.00%) SMTP
5 16 (3.56%) Firewall
6 14 (3.11%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.33%) Network Security
8 4 (0.89%) SAN
8 4 (0.89%) ICMP
8 4 (0.89%) POP3
9 2 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.44%) RTP
10 1 (0.22%) SMS
10 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.22%) SSL
10 1 (0.22%) DHCP
10 1 (0.22%) FTP
10 1 (0.22%) LDAP
10 1 (0.22%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 80 (17.78%) MySQL
3 32 (7.11%) Relational Database
4 30 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (5.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (3.11%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.89%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.44%) DB2
8 11 (2.44%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.00%) MarkLogic
10 8 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.78%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.78%) SSDT
11 7 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.56%) Big Data
12 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.11%) OLTP
14 4 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 104 (23.11%) Selenium
2 58 (12.89%) JIRA
3 54 (12.00%) JMeter
4 51 (11.33%) Jenkins
5 49 (10.89%) Visual Studio
6 48 (10.67%) WebDriver
7 46 (10.22%) SoapUI
8 37 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (7.33%) LoadRunner
9 33 (7.33%) Subversion
10 27 (6.00%) Git (software)
11 25 (5.56%) TeamCity
12 24 (5.33%) FitNesse
13 19 (4.22%) JUnit
14 15 (3.33%) NUnit
14 15 (3.33%) Eclipse
15 13 (2.89%) QuickTest Pro
15 13 (2.89%) Hudson
16 10 (2.22%) Cucumber
17 8 (1.78%) TestComplete
General
1 52 (11.56%) Finance
2 38 (8.44%) Retail
3 21 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.11%) Marketing
4 14 (3.11%) Banking
5 10 (2.22%) Games
6 9 (2.00%) Back Office
7 8 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.33%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.11%) Legal
10 4 (0.89%) Advertising
11 3 (0.67%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 95 (21.11%) Developer
2 75 (16.67%) Analyst
3 62 (13.78%) Test Analyst
4 61 (13.56%) Tester
5 46 (10.22%) Architect
6 41 (9.11%) Test Engineer
7 39 (8.67%) QA Engineer
8 34 (7.56%) Test Manager
8 34 (7.56%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (7.11%) Software Engineer
10 30 (6.67%) Test Leader
11 25 (5.56%) Performance Tester
12 24 (5.33%) Administrator
13 22 (4.89%) Java Developer
14 21 (4.67%) Lead Developer
15 20 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
16 18 (4.00%) Software Developer
17 17 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
18 16 (3.56%) Linux Administrator
18 16 (3.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (22.44%) .NET
1 101 (22.44%) Web Services
2 98 (21.78%) XML
3 56 (12.44%) HTML
4 53 (11.78%) LAMP
4 53 (11.78%) J2EE
5 48 (10.67%) CSS
5 48 (10.67%) SOAP
6 36 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
6 36 (8.00%) ASP.NET
7 34 (7.56%) ActiveMQ
8 26 (5.78%) Spring
9 25 (5.56%) WCF
10 22 (4.89%) .NET Framework
11 21 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (4.44%) jQuery
13 18 (4.00%) Hibernate
14 17 (3.78%) REST
15 16 (3.56%) XSL
15 16 (3.56%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 77 (17.11%) Open Source
2 54 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 38 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (7.78%) RIA
5 32 (7.11%) Symmetrix
5 32 (7.11%) Clustering
6 27 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.89%) Replication
8 9 (2.00%) User Experience
9 6 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.11%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (1.11%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.11%) DTV
10 5 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.11%) Statistics
11 4 (0.89%) Online Games
11 4 (0.89%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.89%) NHS
11 4 (0.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.89%) Linux
2 48 (10.67%) Windows
3 34 (7.56%) Solaris
4 17 (3.78%) UNIX
5 14 (3.11%) Debian
5 14 (3.11%) OpenBSD
6 13 (2.89%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.00%) Android
8 5 (1.11%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.11%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.11%) FreeBSD
8 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.11%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.67%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.44%) CentOS
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (27.33%) Scrum
3 101 (22.44%) Automated Testing
4 97 (21.56%) Test Scripting
5 90 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 88 (19.56%) Continuous Integration
7 87 (19.33%) Test Automation
8 64 (14.22%) Software Testing
9 60 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 59 (13.11%) TDD
11 52 (11.56%) Project Management
11 52 (11.56%) Test Planning
12 51 (11.33%) Test Strategy
13 49 (10.89%) E-Commerce
14 40 (8.89%) Mentoring
15 38 (8.44%) UML
15 38 (8.44%) Manual Testing
16 36 (8.00%) High Availability
16 36 (8.00%) MVC
17 35 (7.78%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 205 (45.56%) SQL
2 155 (34.44%) Java
3 113 (25.11%) JavaScript
4 77 (17.11%) C#
5 61 (13.56%) PHP
6 56 (12.44%) Ruby
7 46 (10.22%) Python
7 46 (10.22%) T-SQL
8 33 (7.33%) C++
9 25 (5.56%) Perl
10 19 (4.22%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.44%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.44%) Scala
12 3 (0.67%) C
12 3 (0.67%) AspectJ
13 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.22%) VB
14 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 117 (26.00%) Degree
2 75 (16.67%) ISEB
3 64 (14.22%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.89%) MCITP
8 4 (0.89%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.22%) PMP
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (41.33%) QA
2 7 (1.56%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.56%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.11%) Varnish
3 3 (0.67%) Postfix
3 3 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.44%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.44%) Kamailio
4 2 (0.44%) Dovecot
4 2 (0.44%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.44%) Docker
5 1 (0.22%) KVM
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.22%) NFS
5 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.22%) XenApp
5 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.22%) vSphere
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (5.11%) Puppet
2 15 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.33%) ZABBIX
5 5 (1.11%) Nagios
5 5 (1.11%) Capistrano
6 4 (0.89%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.67%) Salt
8 2 (0.44%) Cacti
9 1 (0.22%) Check_MK
9 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 92 (20.44%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.33%) Oracle
2 42 (9.33%) Cisco
3 32 (7.11%) F5
3 32 (7.11%) EMC
4 19 (4.22%) IBM
5 16 (3.56%) HP
6 11 (2.44%) JBoss
7 7 (1.56%) VMware
7 7 (1.56%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.56%) Rackspace
7 7 (1.56%) hybris
8 6 (1.33%) ATG
9 4 (0.89%) Endeca
9 4 (0.89%) Lotus
9 4 (0.89%) Citrix
9 4 (0.89%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.67%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.67%) Canoo
11 2 (0.44%) Orchard
South Wales
CPS Group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days + share ops scheme + pensi
Posted: 7 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days holiday + more
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Creative Personnel
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
BEConsultancy
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 25 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 25 days ago