Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 211 182
Rank change year-on-year +23 -29 +22
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 3 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.077% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 9
Birmingham median annual salary £41,250 £47,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.16% +46.15% +49.43%
10th Percentile £37,625 £33,137 £16,250
90th Percentile £45,875 £75,000 £33,750
West Midlands median annual salary £31,750 £47,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -33.16% +46.15% +49.43%

Load Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3504 4202 3421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.17% 89.01% 87.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2749 3074 2860
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,625 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Birmingham

Load Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Load Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) TestRail
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer in Test
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Tester
1 1 (33.33%) QA Leader
1 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA