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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 651 708 644
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -64
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 217 167 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.19% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 173 125 203
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £55,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -13.75%

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
86105 85797 88471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 82.28% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 70901 68441 74950
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +62 208 £42,500 +6.25% 27
London -21 76 £47,500 -5.00% 10
South East +15 44 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Surrey +15 27 £50,000 +31.57% 4
North West +5 23 £33,000 +17.85% 4
East of England +3 23 £33,000 -5.71% 2
South West -1 20 £31,500 -10.00% 3
Manchester 0 16 £33,000 +20.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 13 £41,250 -2.94% 2
Milton Keynes +9 13 £41,250 -2.94% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 12 £33,000 -17.50% 2
Leatherhead - 12 £50,000 - 1
Cambridge +8 11 £33,000 -17.50%
East Midlands +20 10 £47,000 +64.91%
Yorkshire -17 10 £35,000 +2.94% 2
Gloucestershire - 10 £32,000 - 1
Leeds +13 9 £35,000 +2.94%
West Yorkshire -6 9 £35,000 -1.40%
Cheltenham - 9 £32,500 - 1
Bolton +10 8 £33,000 +26.92%
City of London +3 8 £50,750 -5.58% 2
Exeter +13 7 - - 1
Devon +3 7 - - 1
Guildford -3 7 £65,000 +71.05%
Sidcup - 7 £30,000 -
Northampton - 6 £49,750 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £28,000 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £49,750 -
Merseyside +18 5 £23,000 -38.66%
Liverpool +18 5 £23,000 -38.66%

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 251 (57.57%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (49.54%) SQL
3 172 (39.45%) QA
4 144 (33.03%) Java
5 139 (31.88%) Test Automation
6 112 (25.69%) SQL Server
7 108 (24.77%) Continuous Integration
8 107 (24.54%) C#
9 106 (24.31%) Selenium
10 104 (23.85%) JavaScript
11 100 (22.94%) JIRA
12 99 (22.71%) .NET
13 93 (21.33%) Test Scripting
14 90 (20.64%) Web Services
15 89 (20.41%) HTML
16 88 (20.18%) Microsoft
17 87 (19.95%) Software Testing
18 86 (19.72%) Automated Testing
19 80 (18.35%) User Acceptance Testing
20 79 (18.12%) Performance Testing
20 79 (18.12%) ISEB
21 78 (17.89%) Windows
21 78 (17.89%) WebDriver
22 76 (17.43%) JMeter
23 71 (16.28%) XML
23 71 (16.28%) ISTQB
24 69 (15.83%) Degree
25 66 (15.14%) Scrum
26 59 (13.53%) CSS
26 59 (13.53%) TDD

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 34 (7.80%) IIS
2 22 (5.05%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.98%) Confluence
4 12 (2.75%) WebSphere
5 11 (2.52%) CMS
5 11 (2.52%) Apache
6 9 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.06%) Apache Solr
6 9 (2.06%) JBoss
7 7 (1.61%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.38%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.15%) Apache ServiceMix
9 5 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.46%) nginx
11 2 (0.46%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.23%) Node.js
12 1 (0.23%) Drupal
12 1 (0.23%) Jetty
Applications
1 35 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.83%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.46%) Agresso
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.13%) SaaS
2 7 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.46%) PaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.46%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Route 53
5 1 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.23%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.34%) Internet
2 26 (5.96%) HTTP
3 10 (2.29%) Firewall
4 8 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.83%) DNS
5 7 (1.61%) SMTP
6 5 (1.15%) LDAP
7 3 (0.69%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.69%) Network Security
7 3 (0.69%) SSL
8 2 (0.46%) LAN
8 2 (0.46%) WAN
8 2 (0.46%) FTP
8 2 (0.46%) AMQP
9 1 (0.23%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.23%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.23%) NAS
9 1 (0.23%) ICMP
9 1 (0.23%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (25.69%) SQL Server
2 47 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (9.40%) MySQL
4 24 (5.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (5.05%) NoSQL
6 21 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (3.90%) MongoDB
8 15 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (3.21%) MarkLogic
9 14 (3.21%) Oracle Database
10 13 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (2.75%) SSDT
11 12 (2.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.83%) Redis
13 7 (1.61%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 106 (24.31%) Selenium
2 100 (22.94%) JIRA
3 78 (17.89%) WebDriver
4 76 (17.43%) JMeter
5 59 (13.53%) Jenkins
6 53 (12.16%) SoapUI
7 47 (10.78%) Visual Studio
8 40 (9.17%) Git (software)
9 37 (8.49%) TeamCity
10 35 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 34 (7.80%) LoadRunner
12 26 (5.96%) NUnit
13 24 (5.50%) Cucumber
14 23 (5.28%) FitNesse
14 23 (5.28%) SpecFlow
15 22 (5.05%) Subversion
16 18 (4.13%) JUnit
17 13 (2.98%) QuickTest Pro
17 13 (2.98%) Bugzilla
17 13 (2.98%) Hudson
General
1 53 (12.16%) Finance
2 45 (10.32%) Retail
3 24 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.36%) Banking
5 15 (3.44%) Back Office
6 14 (3.21%) Games
6 14 (3.21%) Marketing
7 9 (2.06%) Legal
7 9 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.83%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.83%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.61%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.92%) Law
11 3 (0.69%) Advertising
11 3 (0.69%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.23%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (25.46%) Developer
2 82 (18.81%) Test Engineer
3 71 (16.28%) Analyst
4 56 (12.84%) Software Engineer
5 55 (12.61%) Tester
5 55 (12.61%) Test Analyst
6 35 (8.03%) QA Engineer
7 33 (7.57%) Senior Analyst
7 33 (7.57%) Software Test Engineer
8 28 (6.42%) Test Manager
9 27 (6.19%) Java Developer
10 23 (5.28%) Automation Engineer
10 23 (5.28%) Senior Test Analyst
11 17 (3.90%) Agile Test Analyst
11 17 (3.90%) C# Developer
11 17 (3.90%) Software Developer
12 15 (3.44%) Test Leader
13 14 (3.21%) Performance Tester
13 14 (3.21%) SQL Developer
13 14 (3.21%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (22.71%) .NET
2 90 (20.64%) Web Services
3 89 (20.41%) HTML
4 71 (16.28%) XML
5 59 (13.53%) CSS
6 52 (11.93%) SOAP
7 46 (10.55%) ASP.NET
8 41 (9.40%) LAMP
9 35 (8.03%) WCF
10 34 (7.80%) .NET Framework
11 33 (7.57%) jQuery
12 31 (7.11%) Spring
12 31 (7.11%) REST
13 29 (6.65%) J2EE
14 24 (5.50%) RESTful
15 22 (5.05%) Hibernate
16 19 (4.36%) JSON
16 19 (4.36%) ADO.NET
16 19 (4.36%) XSL
17 17 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.72%) Open Source
3 36 (8.26%) Computer Science
4 30 (6.88%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.67%) Statistics
6 13 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.75%) Data Structures
7 12 (2.75%) Mathematics
8 11 (2.52%) Online Games
9 8 (1.83%) Smartphone
9 8 (1.83%) User Experience
10 7 (1.61%) Streaming Video
10 7 (1.61%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.38%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (1.15%) Graphic Design
12 5 (1.15%) EPoS
13 3 (0.69%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.69%) Spread Betting
13 3 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 78 (17.89%) Windows
2 48 (11.01%) Linux
3 21 (4.82%) UNIX
4 20 (4.59%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.44%) Android
6 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.46%) Solaris
9 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.46%) CentOS
9 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.23%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.23%) SUSE
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (57.57%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (31.88%) Test Automation
3 108 (24.77%) Continuous Integration
4 93 (21.33%) Test Scripting
5 87 (19.95%) Software Testing
6 86 (19.72%) Automated Testing
7 80 (18.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 79 (18.12%) Performance Testing
9 66 (15.14%) Scrum
10 59 (13.53%) TDD
11 56 (12.84%) Mentoring
12 50 (11.47%) Security Testing
13 49 (11.24%) MVC
14 46 (10.55%) Test Strategy
15 45 (10.32%) Unit Testing
16 43 (9.86%) E-Commerce
17 35 (8.03%) Software Engineering
17 35 (8.03%) Manual Testing
18 33 (7.57%) Regression Testing
19 32 (7.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 216 (49.54%) SQL
2 144 (33.03%) Java
3 107 (24.54%) C#
4 104 (23.85%) JavaScript
5 51 (11.70%) PHP
6 37 (8.49%) T-SQL
7 30 (6.88%) Python
8 26 (5.96%) Ruby
9 22 (5.05%) C++
10 16 (3.67%) C
11 12 (2.75%) Scala
12 10 (2.29%) VB
13 8 (1.83%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.61%) VB6
15 6 (1.38%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.38%) Perl
16 4 (0.92%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.69%) XPath
17 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (18.12%) ISEB
2 71 (16.28%) ISTQB
3 69 (15.83%) Degree
4 20 (4.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (4.13%) Security Cleared
6 15 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (3.21%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.69%) MCSE
10 2 (0.46%) CCNA
10 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.23%) MCITP
11 1 (0.23%) MCTS
11 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.23%) PMP
11 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.23%) MCP
11 1 (0.23%) HND
11 1 (0.23%) MCSA
11 1 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (39.45%) QA
2 6 (1.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.52%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.38%) vSphere
4 4 (0.92%) Firmware
4 4 (0.92%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.46%) Docker
7 1 (0.23%) Varnish
7 1 (0.23%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.23%) Kamailio
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.83%) Puppet
3 4 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.69%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.69%) Nagios
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.23%) Ansible
5 1 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.23%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 88 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 52 (11.93%) Oracle
3 20 (4.59%) VMware
4 17 (3.90%) IBM
5 14 (3.21%) HP
6 9 (2.06%) Google
6 9 (2.06%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.38%) Cisco
8 5 (1.15%) F5
8 5 (1.15%) Apple
9 3 (0.69%) Citrix
9 3 (0.69%) NetApp
9 3 (0.69%) Siebel
10 2 (0.46%) Temenos
10 2 (0.46%) EMC
10 2 (0.46%) Canoo
10 2 (0.46%) Orchard
10 2 (0.46%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.46%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.23%) Green Hat
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum Strong Modern Benefit Support
Posted: Yesterday
Ealing, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com
Salary: Excellent Salary Package + Full Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £37,000 to £46,000 per annum Strong package for the right individ
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Salary: £0 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Annapurna
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
TRG
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire, Manchester
D4 Digital
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
360 Resourcing
Salary: £29,935 - 42,626 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Ealing
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary Package + Full Company Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Central London / West End
Broadmargins
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago