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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 655 663 687
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +24
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 239 238 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 205 201 143
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +11.33%

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
92751 95703 87661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.16% 82.77% 81.82%
Number of salaries quoted 76646 76390 71838
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +11 216 £45,000 - 25
London +6 69 £52,500 +5.00% 13
South East -1 55 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire +43 42 £44,500 -25.83% 1
City of London +47 33 £52,500 -8.69% 1
South Yorkshire - 26 £32,000 - 1
Sheffield - 26 £32,000 - 1
Hampshire +41 21 £57,500 +27.77%
West Midlands +26 21 £32,500 +49.42%
Surrey -2 17 £42,500 -15.00% 1
West Yorkshire +12 16 £47,500 -20.83%
Staffordshire - 16 £31,250 -
Leeds +25 15 £47,500 -20.83%
Stoke-on-Trent - 15 £30,000 -
Wales +6 14 £40,000 +30.86% 5
South Wales -4 14 £40,000 +30.86% 4
Southampton +20 12 £57,500 +21.05%
Berkshire +24 11 £35,000 +40.00%
Reading +19 8 £35,000 +40.00%
South West -10 8 £37,500 -3.22%
North West -39 8 £41,250 +3.12% 9
East of England +2 7 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands +17 6 £47,500 +46.15%
Cardiff -10 6 £33,173 +8.53% 1
Leatherhead -18 6 £50,000 -13.04%
Liverpool +20 5 £45,000 +55.17% 4
Merseyside +19 5 £45,000 +55.17% 4
Birmingham +12 5 £32,500 +49.42%
Nottingham -2 5 £47,500 +46.15%
Nottinghamshire -9 5 £47,500 +46.15%

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 243 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (34.54%) SQL
3 139 (33.57%) QA
4 137 (33.09%) Java
5 131 (31.64%) Selenium
6 127 (30.68%) C#
7 102 (24.64%) Finance
8 99 (23.91%) .NET
9 98 (23.67%) Test Scripting
10 95 (22.95%) SQL Server
10 95 (22.95%) Software Testing
11 89 (21.50%) Performance Testing
12 87 (21.01%) Automated Testing
12 87 (21.01%) JMeter
13 86 (20.77%) HTML
13 86 (20.77%) JavaScript
14 78 (18.84%) Test Automation
15 76 (18.36%) Web Services
16 72 (17.39%) Software Engineering
17 68 (16.43%) Microsoft
17 68 (16.43%) User Acceptance Testing
18 67 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
18 67 (16.18%) WebDriver
19 66 (15.94%) ISEB
20 60 (14.49%) XML
21 59 (14.25%) ISTQB
21 59 (14.25%) Degree
22 57 (13.77%) JIRA
23 56 (13.53%) Linux
23 56 (13.53%) Test Management

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (6.76%) IIS
2 15 (3.62%) Tomcat
2 15 (3.62%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.42%) WebLogic
3 10 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (1.21%) JBoss
4 5 (1.21%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.21%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.72%) Node.js
6 3 (0.72%) SAS
6 3 (0.72%) Apache
6 3 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.72%) CMS
7 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.24%) nginx
8 1 (0.24%) Kentico
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 25 (6.04%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.42%) MS Office
3 6 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.66%) Changepoint
2 4 (0.97%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.97%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (3.14%) SaaS
4 9 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.62%) Internet
2 10 (2.42%) HTTP
3 8 (1.93%) Firewall
4 5 (1.21%) DNS
4 5 (1.21%) SMTP
5 4 (0.97%) LDAP
5 4 (0.97%) Network Security
6 3 (0.72%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.72%) VLAN
6 3 (0.72%) LAN
6 3 (0.72%) VoIP
6 3 (0.72%) WAN
6 3 (0.72%) DHCP
6 3 (0.72%) VPN
7 2 (0.48%) SSL
8 1 (0.24%) SAN
8 1 (0.24%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.24%) AMQP
8 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.70%) MySQL
3 20 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (3.86%) Relational Database
5 16 (3.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.66%) SQL Server 2000
8 10 (2.42%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.42%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.42%) Big Data
9 8 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.21%) OLTP
13 4 (0.97%) Siebel EIM
13 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 131 (31.64%) Selenium
2 87 (21.01%) JMeter
3 67 (16.18%) WebDriver
4 57 (13.77%) JIRA
5 46 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 44 (10.63%) HP UFT
7 43 (10.39%) LoadRunner
8 39 (9.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (7.25%) Cucumber
9 30 (7.25%) Visual Studio
10 24 (5.80%) FitNesse
10 24 (5.80%) SoapUI
11 22 (5.31%) NUnit
11 22 (5.31%) Subversion
12 20 (4.83%) Git (software)
13 15 (3.62%) WinRunner
14 14 (3.38%) SpecFlow
15 13 (3.14%) Ranorex
16 12 (2.90%) Moq
17 11 (2.66%) WATIR
General
1 102 (24.64%) Finance
2 47 (11.35%) Retail
3 34 (8.21%) Banking
4 27 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 26 (6.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 16 (3.86%) Games
7 13 (3.14%) Marketing
8 8 (1.93%) Back Office
9 6 (1.45%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.21%) Front Office
11 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.97%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.72%) Electronics
12 3 (0.72%) Automotive
13 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.24%) Local Government
14 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.24%) Advertising
14 1 (0.24%) Publishing
14 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 83 (20.05%) Analyst
2 68 (16.43%) Tester
3 55 (13.29%) Test Analyst
4 51 (12.32%) Software Engineer
5 49 (11.84%) Developer
6 35 (8.45%) Test Leader
7 33 (7.97%) Senior Software Engineer
8 30 (7.25%) Test Engineer
9 24 (5.80%) Test Manager
9 24 (5.80%) QA Analyst
10 18 (4.35%) Software Developer
11 15 (3.62%) Consultant
11 15 (3.62%) QA Engineer
12 13 (3.14%) Systems Tester
12 13 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.90%) Technical Tester
14 11 (2.66%) Agile Test Analyst
15 9 (2.17%) QA Tester
15 9 (2.17%) Senior Tester
15 9 (2.17%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (23.91%) .NET
2 86 (20.77%) HTML
3 76 (18.36%) Web Services
4 60 (14.49%) XML
5 49 (11.84%) ASP.NET
6 42 (10.14%) CSS
7 31 (7.49%) HTML5
8 24 (5.80%) RESTful
9 23 (5.56%) Apache Flex
10 22 (5.31%) WPF
10 22 (5.31%) REST
10 22 (5.31%) LAMP
11 19 (4.59%) .NET Framework
11 19 (4.59%) jQuery
12 15 (3.62%) J2EE
13 14 (3.38%) XSL
13 14 (3.38%) WSDL
13 14 (3.38%) XML Schema
14 13 (3.14%) XSLT
14 13 (3.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.25%) Computer Science
2 24 (5.80%) Mobile App
3 23 (5.56%) NHS
4 22 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.42%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.93%) User Experience
7 8 (1.93%) iSeries
8 6 (1.45%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.21%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.97%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.97%) Clustering
10 4 (0.97%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.72%) DTV
11 3 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.72%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.72%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.72%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 56 (13.53%) Linux
2 45 (10.87%) Windows
3 43 (10.39%) UNIX
4 8 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.21%) Android
5 5 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.97%) CentOS
6 4 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.97%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.97%) Debian
6 4 (0.97%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.72%) webOS
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (23.67%) Test Scripting
3 95 (22.95%) Software Testing
4 89 (21.50%) Performance Testing
5 87 (21.01%) Automated Testing
6 78 (18.84%) Test Automation
7 72 (17.39%) Software Engineering
8 68 (16.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 67 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (13.53%) Test Management
11 55 (13.29%) Test Strategy
12 49 (11.84%) Automation Testing
12 49 (11.84%) Integration Testing
13 44 (10.63%) E-Commerce
13 44 (10.63%) Scrum
14 43 (10.39%) Mentoring
15 37 (8.94%) System Testing
16 36 (8.70%) BDD
17 35 (8.45%) TDD
18 34 (8.21%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 143 (34.54%) SQL
2 137 (33.09%) Java
3 127 (30.68%) C#
4 86 (20.77%) JavaScript
5 40 (9.66%) PHP
6 27 (6.52%) C++
7 23 (5.56%) Ruby
8 21 (5.07%) Python
9 15 (3.62%) PL/SQL
10 13 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 13 (3.14%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.14%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.66%) VB
11 11 (2.66%) C
11 11 (2.66%) VB6
12 8 (1.93%) Groovy
13 7 (1.69%) Scala
14 6 (1.45%) Perl
15 5 (1.21%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 66 (15.94%) ISEB
2 59 (14.25%) ISTQB
2 59 (14.25%) Degree
3 31 (7.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (6.04%) Security Cleared
5 23 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.97%) HP ASE
7 4 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.72%) MCSE
9 2 (0.48%) CCNP
9 2 (0.48%) CCNA
9 2 (0.48%) SAP Certification
9 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (33.57%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) EMIR
4 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.72%) Firmware
3 3 (0.72%) vSphere
3 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.72%) Docker
3 3 (0.72%) LXC
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 35 (8.45%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (4.83%) Puppet
3 6 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.97%) Ansible
4 4 (0.97%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.72%) WSUS
6 2 (0.48%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.48%) Nagios
7 1 (0.24%) Munin
7 1 (0.24%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.24%) SCOM
7 1 (0.24%) Oozie
Vendors
1 68 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.39%) Oracle
3 17 (4.11%) HP
4 14 (3.38%) IBM
5 13 (3.14%) VMware
6 8 (1.93%) New Relic
7 5 (1.21%) SAP
7 5 (1.21%) Siebel
8 4 (0.97%) Cisco
8 4 (0.97%) Bloomberg
8 4 (0.97%) Charles River
8 4 (0.97%) SimCorp
9 3 (0.72%) Google
9 3 (0.72%) CommVault
10 2 (0.48%) Telerik
10 2 (0.48%) Dell
10 2 (0.48%) EMC
10 2 (0.48%) F5
11 1 (0.24%) Twitter
11 1 (0.24%) SOASTA, Inc
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Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
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Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
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Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
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Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum
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