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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 704 695 692
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 200 230 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 171 182 166
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +17.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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
91992 98335 88405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.29% 81.99% 80.14%
Number of salaries quoted 74417 79340 72665
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +16 196 £45,000 -5.26% 28
London -14 85 £46,250 -2.63% 11
South East +38 53 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Surrey +49 43 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Guildford +28 20 £41,500 -12.63%
City of London +31 19 £45,000 -7.69% 1
Leatherhead +12 18 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire -6 18 £36,500 - 3
East of England +25 17 £42,500 -43.33% 4
South West -3 13 £38,500 +18.46% 3
Gloucestershire - 13 £38,500 - 1
Norfolk - 11 £42,500 -
Norwich - 11 £42,500 -
Cheltenham - 10 £35,250 -
South Yorkshire - 9 £37,500 - 2
Sheffield - 8 £41,000 - 2
West Midlands - 7 £33,750 -
West Yorkshire -11 6 £42,500 +16.43%
Leeds -28 6 £42,500 +16.43%
East Midlands +10 4 £41,500 +50.90% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £41,750 -1.76%
Milton Keynes -13 4 £41,750 -7.22%
Birmingham - 4 £17,500 -
Leamington Spa - 3 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £37,500 - 2
Derbyshire - 3 £41,500 -
Warwickshire - 3 £50,000 -
Essex +2 2 £56,250 -25.00%
Berkshire -2 2 £47,500 -17.39%
North West -27 2 £36,500 -10.97% 1

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 260 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (46.35%) SQL
3 168 (39.53%) QA
4 155 (36.47%) Java
5 119 (28.00%) Test Automation
6 116 (27.29%) JavaScript
7 111 (26.12%) Selenium
8 105 (24.71%) Web Services
9 100 (23.53%) .NET
10 99 (23.29%) C#
11 98 (23.06%) SQL Server
12 97 (22.82%) Continuous Integration
13 95 (22.35%) JMeter
14 93 (21.88%) Automated Testing
15 91 (21.41%) Software Testing
16 89 (20.94%) JIRA
17 87 (20.47%) Test Scripting
18 84 (19.76%) Degree
19 83 (19.53%) ISEB
20 79 (18.59%) HTML
21 75 (17.65%) WebDriver
22 74 (17.41%) Performance Testing
23 72 (16.94%) User Acceptance Testing
24 71 (16.71%) Finance
24 71 (16.71%) Windows
25 70 (16.47%) ISTQB
26 65 (15.29%) Jenkins
27 63 (14.82%) PHP
28 62 (14.59%) Oracle
29 61 (14.35%) Microsoft

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 36 (8.47%) IIS
2 21 (4.94%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.59%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.12%) Apache
4 9 (2.12%) CMS
5 7 (1.65%) Apache Solr
6 6 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.41%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.41%) Apache ServiceMix
6 6 (1.41%) Node.js
7 5 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.94%) JBoss
9 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.24%) Drupal
10 1 (0.24%) Jetty
Applications
1 27 (6.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (2.82%) Changepoint
2 4 (0.94%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.94%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.71%) Agresso
4 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.06%) SaaS
3 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.94%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (0.71%) PaaS
5 3 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.71%) CloudFront
5 3 (0.71%) GitHub
6 2 (0.47%) IaaS
6 2 (0.47%) Heroku
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.06%) Internet
2 14 (3.29%) HTTP
3 8 (1.88%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.65%) Firewall
5 5 (1.18%) DNS
6 3 (0.71%) SSL
6 3 (0.71%) LDAP
6 3 (0.71%) LAN
6 3 (0.71%) WAN
7 2 (0.47%) SAN
7 2 (0.47%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.47%) Network Security
7 2 (0.47%) AMQP
8 1 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.24%) HSRP
8 1 (0.24%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.24%) NAS
8 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (23.06%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.18%) MySQL
3 25 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (5.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (4.47%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (3.06%) Big Data
8 11 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.59%) OLTP
8 11 (2.59%) SQL Server 2000
9 10 (2.35%) Siebel EIM
9 10 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.35%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (2.35%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.35%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 9 (2.12%) Redis
10 9 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 111 (26.12%) Selenium
2 95 (22.35%) JMeter
3 89 (20.94%) JIRA
4 75 (17.65%) WebDriver
5 65 (15.29%) Jenkins
6 34 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (8.00%) LoadRunner
7 30 (7.06%) NUnit
7 30 (7.06%) Subversion
8 28 (6.59%) JUnit
9 26 (6.12%) Git (software)
10 25 (5.88%) SoapUI
11 24 (5.65%) FitNesse
11 24 (5.65%) Visual Studio
12 20 (4.71%) Cucumber
13 18 (4.24%) SpecFlow
14 16 (3.76%) TeamCity
15 13 (3.06%) Hudson
16 12 (2.82%) Bugzilla
16 12 (2.82%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 71 (16.71%) Finance
2 50 (11.76%) Retail
3 31 (7.29%) Banking
4 23 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.94%) Back Office
6 17 (4.00%) Games
7 13 (3.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (2.35%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.35%) Marketing
9 9 (2.12%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.88%) Legal
11 7 (1.65%) Aerospace
11 7 (1.65%) Multimedia
11 7 (1.65%) Publishing
12 4 (0.94%) Front Office
13 3 (0.71%) Law
14 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.47%) Electronics
15 1 (0.24%) Advertising
15 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 115 (27.06%) Developer
2 78 (18.35%) Analyst
3 62 (14.59%) Test Engineer
4 58 (13.65%) Tester
5 56 (13.18%) Software Engineer
5 56 (13.18%) Test Analyst
6 34 (8.00%) Java Developer
7 25 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
8 23 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
9 21 (4.94%) Test Manager
9 21 (4.94%) QA Analyst
10 16 (3.76%) .NET Developer
10 16 (3.76%) QA Engineer
11 15 (3.53%) C# Developer
11 15 (3.53%) Senior Test Analyst
11 15 (3.53%) QA Manager
11 15 (3.53%) Senior Developer
11 15 (3.53%) AWS Developer
12 14 (3.29%) Software Tester
12 14 (3.29%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (24.71%) Web Services
2 100 (23.53%) .NET
3 79 (18.59%) HTML
4 56 (13.18%) XML
5 43 (10.12%) LAMP
6 41 (9.65%) CSS
7 40 (9.41%) ASP.NET
8 32 (7.53%) SOAP
9 25 (5.88%) Spring
9 25 (5.88%) .NET Framework
10 21 (4.94%) jQuery
11 19 (4.47%) WCF
11 19 (4.47%) Hibernate
11 19 (4.47%) J2EE
12 18 (4.24%) RESTful
13 17 (4.00%) WSDL
14 16 (3.76%) Java EE
14 16 (3.76%) JSON
14 16 (3.76%) HTML5
15 15 (3.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.71%) Open Source
2 49 (11.53%) Computer Science
3 37 (8.71%) Mobile App
4 31 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.59%) Streaming Video
6 10 (2.35%) Online Games
6 10 (2.35%) Mobile Payment
7 9 (2.12%) Statistics
7 9 (2.12%) Graphic Design
8 8 (1.88%) iSeries
8 8 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.88%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.65%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.65%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.65%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.18%) User Experience
11 5 (1.18%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 71 (16.71%) Windows
2 57 (13.41%) Linux
3 25 (5.88%) UNIX
4 22 (5.18%) Apple iOS
5 17 (4.00%) Android
6 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.94%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.71%) CentOS
8 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.71%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.47%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.47%) Solaris
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 97 (22.82%) Continuous Integration
4 93 (21.88%) Automated Testing
5 91 (21.41%) Software Testing
6 87 (20.47%) Test Scripting
7 74 (17.41%) Performance Testing
8 72 (16.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 55 (12.94%) Scrum
10 54 (12.71%) Unit Testing
11 53 (12.47%) Mentoring
12 47 (11.06%) TDD
13 44 (10.35%) Test Strategy
14 42 (9.88%) E-Commerce
15 40 (9.41%) Security Testing
16 39 (9.18%) Software Engineering
17 36 (8.47%) Manual Testing
18 32 (7.53%) MVC
18 32 (7.53%) Regression Testing
19 30 (7.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 197 (46.35%) SQL
2 155 (36.47%) Java
3 116 (27.29%) JavaScript
4 99 (23.29%) C#
5 63 (14.82%) PHP
6 41 (9.65%) Python
6 41 (9.65%) Ruby
7 22 (5.18%) C
7 22 (5.18%) C++
8 18 (4.24%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.53%) VB
10 13 (3.06%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.82%) Scala
12 11 (2.59%) VB6
13 6 (1.41%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.18%) Perl
15 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.71%) XPath
16 3 (0.71%) XQuery
17 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (19.76%) Degree
2 83 (19.53%) ISEB
3 70 (16.47%) ISTQB
4 24 (5.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (4.47%) Security Cleared
6 15 (3.53%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.94%) MCSE
9 3 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.71%) CCNA
9 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.47%) PhD
11 1 (0.24%) CCIE
11 1 (0.24%) CCNP
11 1 (0.24%) MCSA
11 1 (0.24%) MCP
11 1 (0.24%) MCSD
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (39.53%) QA
2 3 (0.71%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) EMIR
4 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 12 (2.82%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.41%) vSphere
4 5 (1.18%) Firmware
5 4 (0.94%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.71%) Varnish
7 2 (0.47%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (4.47%) Puppet
2 18 (4.24%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.71%) SELinux
4 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.47%) Nagios
4 2 (0.47%) SCOM
5 1 (0.24%) Munin
5 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.24%) SCCM
5 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.24%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.24%) Oozie
Vendors
1 62 (14.59%) Oracle
2 61 (14.35%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.41%) VMware
4 21 (4.94%) IBM
5 16 (3.76%) Google
6 14 (3.29%) HP
7 10 (2.35%) Siebel
8 8 (1.88%) New Relic
9 7 (1.65%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.18%) Apple
10 5 (1.18%) Cisco
10 5 (1.18%) F5
11 4 (0.94%) SimCorp
11 4 (0.94%) Charles River
11 4 (0.94%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.71%) SAP
12 3 (0.71%) Splunk
13 2 (0.47%) EMC
13 2 (0.47%) Citrix
14 1 (0.24%) Temenos
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Salary: Compelling salary + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Tessella Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £Competitive+package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Extremely competitive salary plus excellent bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Extremely competitive salary plus excellent bens
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Taunton
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Cirencester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Sheffield
EMIS
Salary: Up to £24,000 depending on level of experience
Posted: 19 days ago