The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Load Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 203 221
Rank change year-on-year +27 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 11 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.33% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.13% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 2
Median salary £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +21.05%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  

Load Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2810 3941 4428
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 84.66% 88.44% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2196 3119 3229
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Load Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Berkshire

Load Testing
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Load Testing in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Load Testing in Berkshire

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Load Testing in Berkshire

Load Testing
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 9 £50,000 -
Reading +16 1 £35,000 -39.13%
Load Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (70.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (65.00%) QA
4 11 (55.00%) C#
4 11 (55.00%) SQL
4 11 (55.00%) Windows
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (50.00%) Scrum
5 10 (50.00%) Finance
5 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 10 (50.00%) QA Automation
5 10 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
8 6 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
8 6 (30.00%) TeamCity
8 6 (30.00%) Selenium
8 6 (30.00%) .NET
9 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (20.00%) SDLC
10 3 (15.00%) LINQ

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) OLAP
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) QA Engineer
2 12 (60.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Developer
5 4 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
7 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
7 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (15.00%) Ajax
2 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.00%) CSS
2 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) LINQ
3 2 (10.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (10.00%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (10.00%) WCF
3 2 (10.00%) WPF
3 2 (10.00%) WSE
3 2 (10.00%) XHTML
3 2 (10.00%) XSD
3 2 (10.00%) XSLT
4 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (50.00%) QA Automation
4 10 (50.00%) Scrum
4 10 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (20.00%) SDLC
8 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (15.00%) MVC
9 3 (15.00%) OOP
9 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Stress Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C#
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) C++
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) XPath
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (65.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (10.00%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Sage
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com