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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 663 703 677
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -26
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 232 229 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 180 197 149
Average salary £44,750 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.71% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,950 £28,600 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +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
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 July 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 July 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 +12 213 £45,000 -5.26% 35
London +32 76 £52,500 +10.52% 15
South East -3 46 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire +14 41 £44,500 -25.83% 8
City of London +57 37 £52,500 +2.43% 4
Leeds +11 23 £47,500 -20.83% 2
West Yorkshire +4 23 £47,500 -20.83% 3
Surrey +11 19 £47,500 -5.00% 3
South Yorkshire - 17 £38,250 - 5
Sheffield - 17 £38,250 - 5
Hampshire +11 14 £57,500 +27.77%
West Midlands +1 13 £32,500 -
East of England +6 12 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Wales +7 11 £35,369 +15.71% 1
South Wales +1 11 £35,369 +15.71% 1
Berkshire +14 10 £35,000 +40.00%
Stoke-on-Trent - 9 £32,500 -
Staffordshire - 9 £32,500 -
Reading +14 8 £35,000 +40.00%
East Midlands +8 8 £41,500 +27.69% 1
South West -8 8 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North West -36 8 £37,500 -5.66% 2
Nottinghamshire +3 7 - -
Nottingham +2 7 - -
Leatherhead -1 7 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Gloucestershire -9 7 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Cheltenham - 7 £37,500 -
Guildford -2 6 £50,000 - 2
Bedfordshire -3 6 £60,000 +14.28%
Manchester -20 6 £37,500 -5.06% 1

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 258 (58.24%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (36.12%) Java
3 156 (35.21%) QA
4 151 (34.09%) Selenium
5 148 (33.41%) SQL
6 123 (27.77%) C#
7 108 (24.38%) Finance
8 103 (23.25%) JavaScript
8 103 (23.25%) Automated Testing
9 102 (23.02%) JMeter
10 101 (22.80%) Test Scripting
11 95 (21.44%) .NET
12 93 (20.99%) WebDriver
13 92 (20.77%) Software Testing
14 85 (19.19%) Test Automation
15 84 (18.96%) HTML
15 84 (18.96%) Web Services
16 83 (18.74%) SQL Server
17 82 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
18 80 (18.06%) Performance Testing
19 68 (15.35%) JIRA
20 65 (14.67%) Degree
21 63 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
22 62 (14.00%) Software Engineering
23 60 (13.54%) XML
23 60 (13.54%) ISEB
24 59 (13.32%) Jenkins
25 57 (12.87%) Test Strategy
25 57 (12.87%) Linux
26 54 (12.19%) Integration Testing

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 28 (6.32%) IIS
2 14 (3.16%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.71%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.58%) Node.js
5 7 (1.58%) CMS
5 7 (1.58%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.35%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.13%) JBoss
8 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.68%) SAS
10 2 (0.45%) Apache
10 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.23%) nginx
11 1 (0.23%) Confluence
11 1 (0.23%) Kentico
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.26%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.48%) Changepoint
2 4 (0.90%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.90%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.23%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.93%) SaaS
3 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.90%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.68%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.23%) GitHub
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.29%) Internet
2 9 (2.03%) Firewall
2 9 (2.03%) HTTP
3 8 (1.81%) DNS
4 5 (1.13%) SMTP
5 4 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.90%) VPN
5 4 (0.90%) LDAP
5 4 (0.90%) LAN
5 4 (0.90%) VoIP
5 4 (0.90%) WAN
5 4 (0.90%) Network Security
6 3 (0.68%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.68%) VLAN
6 3 (0.68%) DHCP
7 2 (0.45%) SSL
8 1 (0.23%) SAN
8 1 (0.23%) IPsec
8 1 (0.23%) MPLS
8 1 (0.23%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (18.74%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.03%) MySQL
3 19 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (3.84%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.48%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.48%) Big Data
8 11 (2.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 11 (2.48%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.03%) OLTP
9 9 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.81%) Siebel EIM
10 8 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (1.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 5 (1.13%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.13%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.90%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 151 (34.09%) Selenium
2 102 (23.02%) JMeter
3 93 (20.99%) WebDriver
4 68 (15.35%) JIRA
5 59 (13.32%) Jenkins
6 37 (8.35%) LoadRunner
7 30 (6.77%) HP UFT
7 30 (6.77%) FitNesse
7 30 (6.77%) Cucumber
8 28 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (5.64%) SoapUI
10 22 (4.97%) Subversion
10 22 (4.97%) Visual Studio
11 21 (4.74%) JUnit
12 19 (4.29%) NUnit
12 19 (4.29%) Git (software)
13 15 (3.39%) WinRunner
14 14 (3.16%) SpecFlow
15 12 (2.71%) Appium
16 10 (2.26%) TestNG
General
1 108 (24.38%) Finance
2 47 (10.61%) Retail
3 41 (9.26%) Banking
4 31 (7.00%) Telecoms
5 26 (5.87%) Pharmaceutical
6 20 (4.51%) Games
7 16 (3.61%) Marketing
8 13 (2.93%) Back Office
9 9 (2.03%) Financial Institution
9 9 (2.03%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.13%) Publishing
11 4 (0.90%) Front Office
12 3 (0.68%) Electronics
12 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.23%) Local Government
14 1 (0.23%) Advertising
14 1 (0.23%) Automotive
14 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 98 (22.12%) Analyst
2 76 (17.16%) Developer
3 70 (15.80%) Tester
4 68 (15.35%) Test Analyst
5 48 (10.84%) Software Engineer
6 32 (7.22%) Test Leader
7 31 (7.00%) QA Analyst
8 28 (6.32%) Senior Software Engineer
9 25 (5.64%) Test Engineer
10 23 (5.19%) Test Manager
11 18 (4.06%) Software Developer
12 17 (3.84%) Java Developer
12 17 (3.84%) QA Tester
12 17 (3.84%) Agile Test Analyst
13 16 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (3.39%) QA Manager
14 15 (3.39%) QA Engineer
15 12 (2.71%) Senior Developer
15 12 (2.71%) Technical Tester
15 12 (2.71%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (21.44%) .NET
2 84 (18.96%) Web Services
2 84 (18.96%) HTML
3 60 (13.54%) XML
4 44 (9.93%) ASP.NET
5 36 (8.13%) CSS
6 34 (7.67%) HTML5
7 31 (7.00%) LAMP
8 22 (4.97%) Apache Flex
8 22 (4.97%) REST
8 22 (4.97%) WPF
8 22 (4.97%) RESTful
9 19 (4.29%) .NET Framework
9 19 (4.29%) SOAP
10 16 (3.61%) jQuery
11 14 (3.16%) XSL
11 14 (3.16%) WSDL
11 14 (3.16%) XML Schema
12 13 (2.93%) XSLT
12 13 (2.93%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.67%) Computer Science
2 29 (6.55%) Mobile App
3 23 (5.19%) NHS
3 23 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.48%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.03%) Mobile Payment
6 8 (1.81%) iSeries
6 8 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.58%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.58%) Streaming Video
8 5 (1.13%) User Experience
9 4 (0.90%) Graphic Design
9 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.90%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.90%) Clustering
9 4 (0.90%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.68%) Bitcoin
10 3 (0.68%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 57 (12.87%) Linux
2 49 (11.06%) Windows
3 38 (8.58%) UNIX
4 12 (2.71%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.71%) Android
5 7 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.35%) CentOS
6 6 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.68%) webOS
8 3 (0.68%) Debian
8 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (58.24%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (23.25%) Automated Testing
3 101 (22.80%) Test Scripting
4 92 (20.77%) Software Testing
5 85 (19.19%) Test Automation
6 82 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (18.06%) Performance Testing
8 63 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 62 (14.00%) Software Engineering
10 57 (12.87%) Test Strategy
11 54 (12.19%) Integration Testing
12 49 (11.06%) Scrum
13 48 (10.84%) Test Management
14 47 (10.61%) Open Source
15 46 (10.38%) Mentoring
16 45 (10.16%) Automation Testing
16 45 (10.16%) E-Commerce
17 43 (9.71%) BDD
18 41 (9.26%) Regression Testing
18 41 (9.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 160 (36.12%) Java
2 148 (33.41%) SQL
3 123 (27.77%) C#
4 103 (23.25%) JavaScript
5 53 (11.96%) PHP
6 39 (8.80%) Ruby
7 33 (7.45%) Python
8 25 (5.64%) C++
9 13 (2.93%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.93%) C
9 13 (2.93%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.93%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.71%) Scala
10 12 (2.71%) VB
11 11 (2.48%) VB6
12 10 (2.26%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.03%) Groovy
14 8 (1.81%) Perl
15 3 (0.68%) Go
16 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (14.67%) Degree
2 60 (13.54%) ISEB
3 50 (11.29%) ISTQB
4 29 (6.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (5.64%) Security Cleared
6 22 (4.97%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.90%) MCSE
9 3 (0.68%) CCNP
9 3 (0.68%) CCNA
9 3 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.23%) PhD
11 1 (0.23%) CCIE
11 1 (0.23%) MCSD
11 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (35.21%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.23%) EMIR
3 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (1.13%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.90%) Firmware
3 3 (0.68%) vSphere
3 3 (0.68%) Varnish
3 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.68%) Docker
3 3 (0.68%) LXC
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 30 (6.77%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (4.29%) Puppet
3 5 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.90%) Ansible
5 3 (0.68%) SELinux
5 3 (0.68%) WSUS
5 3 (0.68%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.45%) SCOM
6 2 (0.45%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.45%) Nagios
7 1 (0.23%) SCCM
7 1 (0.23%) Munin
7 1 (0.23%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 51 (11.51%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.48%) Oracle
3 16 (3.61%) IBM
4 14 (3.16%) VMware
5 10 (2.26%) HP
6 8 (1.81%) Siebel
6 8 (1.81%) Google
6 8 (1.81%) New Relic
7 4 (0.90%) SimCorp
7 4 (0.90%) Cisco
7 4 (0.90%) Bloomberg
7 4 (0.90%) Charles River
8 3 (0.68%) CommVault
8 3 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.68%) SAP
8 3 (0.68%) Splunk
9 2 (0.45%) Dell
9 2 (0.45%) EMC
10 1 (0.23%) Temenos
10 1 (0.23%) CheckPoint
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Package/Bonus/Pension
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Energon People
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.0 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £45000 - £60000 Per Annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Casmaco Limited
Salary: Competitive depending on experience, knowledge and skills
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
The Developer Portal
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Pension, Bonus, Holidays
Posted: 21 days ago