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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 666 721 659
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -62
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 225 180 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 187 142 199
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +4.28%

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
92338 88528 90356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.00% 81.52% 78.97%
Number of salaries quoted 74520 72722 76092
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +53 209 £45,000 +12.50% 39
London +15 82 £47,500 -5.00% 12
South East +24 70 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Surrey +26 45 £50,000 +25.00% 7
North West -1 24 £40,000 +77.77% 4
Buckinghamshire +19 19 £41,500 +66.00% 3
Leatherhead +5 19 £50,000 +35.13% 2
City of London +21 15 £51,250 +2.50% 5
Lancashire - 13 £40,000 -
South West -2 12 £31,500 - 4
Milton Keynes +5 11 £40,000 +60.00% 2
Manchester -6 11 £41,000 +36.66% 3
East of England -23 9 £40,000 +9.58% 2
High Wycombe - 8 £42,000 - 1
Yorkshire -45 6 £37,000 +13.84% 5
Guildford - 6 £58,750 - 2
Somerset - 5 £31,000 - 2
Bolton +13 4 £27,500 +22.22%
Scotland -1 4 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands -2 4 £40,250 +34.16% 1
Edinburgh -3 4 £37,500 - 1
Cambridge -4 4 £45,000 +22.86% 2
Cambridgeshire -18 4 £45,000 +22.86% 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £51,250 - 2
Northamptonshire - 4 £40,250 - 1
Ealing - 4 £54,000 - 2
Wales - 3 £37,500 - 1
South Wales - 3 £37,500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £36,500 - 5
Gloucester - 3 £52,500 - 1

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 251 (57.18%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (46.24%) SQL
3 188 (42.82%) QA
4 158 (35.99%) Java
5 114 (25.97%) JavaScript
6 112 (25.51%) Selenium
7 107 (24.37%) Scrum
8 103 (23.46%) Test Scripting
9 101 (23.01%) Test Automation
10 99 (22.55%) SQL Server
11 97 (22.10%) XML
12 96 (21.87%) Continuous Integration
13 95 (21.64%) Automated Testing
14 92 (20.96%) Web Services
15 90 (20.50%) Microsoft
16 86 (19.59%) .NET
16 86 (19.59%) Performance Testing
17 84 (19.13%) Degree
18 79 (18.00%) C#
19 75 (17.08%) MySQL
20 72 (16.40%) JIRA
21 68 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
22 66 (15.03%) WebDriver
22 66 (15.03%) Open Source
22 66 (15.03%) JMeter
23 62 (14.12%) Linux
23 62 (14.12%) ISEB
24 60 (13.67%) Software Testing
25 59 (13.44%) PHP
26 58 (13.21%) TDD

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 41 (9.34%) WebSphere
2 39 (8.88%) Tomcat
3 38 (8.66%) Apache
4 32 (7.29%) WebLogic
5 23 (5.24%) WebLogic Portal
6 15 (3.42%) IIS
7 14 (3.19%) JBoss
8 13 (2.96%) CMS
9 12 (2.73%) Confluence
10 9 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (2.05%) nginx
11 6 (1.37%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.14%) CICS
13 4 (0.91%) Node.js
13 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.91%) Lync
13 4 (0.91%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.91%) WordPress
13 4 (0.91%) Drupal
13 4 (0.91%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 32 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.69%) SaaS
2 24 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.91%) Rackspace Cloud
4 4 (0.91%) Trello
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Route 53
7 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.48%) Internet
2 43 (9.79%) HTTP
3 25 (5.69%) AMQP
4 20 (4.56%) SMTP
5 18 (4.10%) DNS
6 17 (3.87%) Firewall
7 15 (3.42%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.59%) Network Security
9 4 (0.91%) POP3
9 4 (0.91%) SAN
9 4 (0.91%) ICMP
10 2 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.46%) DHCP
10 2 (0.46%) FTP
10 2 (0.46%) SSL
10 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.46%) RTP
10 2 (0.46%) LDAP
11 1 (0.23%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (22.55%) SQL Server
2 75 (17.08%) MySQL
3 37 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (5.92%) Relational Database
5 25 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (4.56%) Oracle Database
7 15 (3.42%) NoSQL
8 14 (3.19%) MarkLogic
9 12 (2.73%) SSDT
10 11 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (2.05%) DB2
11 9 (2.05%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.82%) Big Data
12 8 (1.82%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.37%) OLTP
14 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 112 (25.51%) Selenium
2 72 (16.40%) JIRA
3 66 (15.03%) WebDriver
3 66 (15.03%) JMeter
4 55 (12.53%) SoapUI
5 53 (12.07%) Visual Studio
5 53 (12.07%) Jenkins
6 34 (7.74%) TeamCity
7 31 (7.06%) LoadRunner
8 28 (6.38%) Subversion
9 27 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (5.92%) FitNesse
11 25 (5.69%) Git (software)
12 18 (4.10%) JUnit
13 17 (3.87%) QuickTest Pro
14 16 (3.64%) NUnit
15 14 (3.19%) Cucumber
15 14 (3.19%) Eclipse
16 10 (2.28%) Maven
17 9 (2.05%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 50 (11.39%) Finance
2 36 (8.20%) Retail
3 20 (4.56%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.87%) Banking
5 14 (3.19%) Marketing
6 10 (2.28%) Back Office
7 7 (1.59%) Games
8 6 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.14%) Legal
9 5 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.68%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.23%) International Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 92 (20.96%) Developer
2 71 (16.17%) Analyst
3 66 (15.03%) Tester
4 59 (13.44%) Test Analyst
5 48 (10.93%) Test Engineer
6 46 (10.48%) QA Engineer
7 35 (7.97%) Software Engineer
8 33 (7.52%) Architect
9 30 (6.83%) Test Leader
10 29 (6.61%) Test Manager
11 26 (5.92%) Performance Tester
12 25 (5.69%) Solutions Architect
13 21 (4.78%) Software Developer
14 20 (4.56%) DBA
14 20 (4.56%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (3.87%) Senior QA Engineer
15 17 (3.87%) Agile Test Analyst
16 16 (3.64%) SQL DBA
16 16 (3.64%) Administrator
17 15 (3.42%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (22.10%) XML
2 92 (20.96%) Web Services
3 86 (19.59%) .NET
4 57 (12.98%) HTML
5 52 (11.85%) LAMP
6 50 (11.39%) SOAP
7 49 (11.16%) CSS
8 45 (10.25%) J2EE
9 30 (6.83%) ASP.NET
10 27 (6.15%) RabbitMQ
11 25 (5.69%) WCF
11 25 (5.69%) ActiveMQ
12 24 (5.47%) jQuery
13 23 (5.24%) .NET Framework
14 22 (5.01%) REST
15 21 (4.78%) Spring
16 20 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (4.10%) Hibernate
18 17 (3.87%) ADO.NET
18 17 (3.87%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.03%) Open Source
2 41 (9.34%) Computer Science
3 36 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.92%) RIA
5 24 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (5.24%) Clustering
6 23 (5.24%) Symmetrix
7 13 (2.96%) Replication
8 12 (2.73%) User Experience
9 8 (1.82%) Statistics
10 7 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.59%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (1.14%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
13 4 (0.91%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.91%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 62 (14.12%) Linux
2 44 (10.02%) Windows
3 25 (5.69%) Solaris
4 15 (3.42%) UNIX
5 8 (1.82%) Debian
5 8 (1.82%) OpenBSD
6 7 (1.59%) Android
6 7 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.14%) FreeBSD
8 5 (1.14%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.91%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.68%) CentOS
11 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.23%) SUSE
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (57.18%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (24.37%) Scrum
3 103 (23.46%) Test Scripting
4 101 (23.01%) Test Automation
5 96 (21.87%) Continuous Integration
6 95 (21.64%) Automated Testing
7 86 (19.59%) Performance Testing
8 68 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 60 (13.67%) Software Testing
10 58 (13.21%) TDD
11 53 (12.07%) Test Strategy
12 45 (10.25%) E-Commerce
12 45 (10.25%) Test Planning
13 43 (9.79%) Project Management
14 42 (9.57%) Manual Testing
15 41 (9.34%) Integration Testing
15 41 (9.34%) Regression Testing
16 39 (8.88%) MVC
16 39 (8.88%) Mentoring
17 35 (7.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 203 (46.24%) SQL
2 158 (35.99%) Java
3 114 (25.97%) JavaScript
4 79 (18.00%) C#
5 59 (13.44%) PHP
6 49 (11.16%) Ruby
7 42 (9.57%) T-SQL
8 41 (9.34%) Python
9 33 (7.52%) C++
10 22 (5.01%) Perl
11 13 (2.96%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.73%) Scala
13 11 (2.51%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.68%) C
14 3 (0.68%) AspectJ
15 2 (0.46%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 84 (19.13%) Degree
2 62 (14.12%) ISEB
3 53 (12.07%) ISTQB
4 15 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.96%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.28%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.91%) MCITP
8 4 (0.91%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.23%) HND
9 1 (0.23%) PMP
9 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (42.82%) QA
2 8 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.59%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.91%) Varnish
2 4 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.46%) Kamailio
4 2 (0.46%) Dovecot
4 2 (0.46%) Docker
5 1 (0.23%) KVM
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (3.42%) Puppet
2 11 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.91%) Capistrano
4 4 (0.91%) ZABBIX
4 4 (0.91%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.91%) Nagios
4 4 (0.91%) HAProxy
5 3 (0.68%) Salt
6 1 (0.23%) Ansible
6 1 (0.23%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 90 (20.50%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.34%) Oracle
3 33 (7.52%) Cisco
4 23 (5.24%) F5
4 23 (5.24%) IBM
4 23 (5.24%) EMC
5 17 (3.87%) HP
6 9 (2.05%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.59%) VMware
7 7 (1.59%) Rackspace
8 4 (0.91%) NetApp
8 4 (0.91%) Lotus
9 3 (0.68%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.68%) Citrix
9 3 (0.68%) Canoo
9 3 (0.68%) hybris
10 2 (0.46%) Facebook
10 2 (0.46%) Twitter
10 2 (0.46%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.46%) Orchard
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £45000 per annum + parking ,pension, health, life
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Ealing, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com
Salary: Excellent Salary Package + Full Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TRG
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £260 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £260.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Salary: £36000 - £57000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £48,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 6 days ago