Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 269 262
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 +7
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 33 24 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.45% 0.32% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 28 23 11
Manchester median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -13.04% +39.39%
10th Percentile £32,275 £35,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £43,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +16.67%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,818 6,945 6,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 92.37% 91.67% 90.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5,650 5,946 5,212
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.00% +11.84%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Manchester

Load Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Load Testing in Manchester

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Load Testing in Manchester

Load Testing
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 4 £37,500 - 3
Load Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 27 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (66.67%) Selenium
4 20 (60.61%) Java
5 17 (51.52%) C#
6 16 (48.48%) Cucumber
7 14 (42.42%) TDD
8 13 (39.39%) QA
8 13 (39.39%) Scenario Testing
9 12 (36.36%) Gherkin
10 11 (33.33%) BDD
10 11 (33.33%) Bash Shell
11 10 (30.30%) JIRA
11 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
11 10 (30.30%) HTTP
12 9 (27.27%) Regression Testing
12 9 (27.27%) Release Management
12 9 (27.27%) WebDriver
12 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
13 8 (24.24%) Node.js
13 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
13 8 (24.24%) Exploratory Testing
13 8 (24.24%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (24.24%) SDLC
13 8 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (24.24%) Manual Testing
13 8 (24.24%) Performance Testing
13 8 (24.24%) OO
13 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (6.06%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP ERP
1 2 (6.06%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) Slack
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.03%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) HTTP
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) SSL
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Big Data
2 4 (12.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (66.67%) Selenium
2 16 (48.48%) Cucumber
3 10 (30.30%) JIRA
4 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 9 (27.27%) WebDriver
5 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
6 7 (21.21%) FogBugz
7 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
8 5 (15.15%) JMeter
8 5 (15.15%) NUnit
8 5 (15.15%) SoapUI
9 3 (9.09%) Gatling
9 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
9 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (9.09%) The Grinder
9 3 (9.09%) Travis CI
10 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
11 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
11 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (6.06%) Legal
1 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Tester
2 14 (42.42%) Automation Tester
3 7 (21.21%) C# Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Developer in Test
3 7 (21.21%) Java Automation Tester
3 7 (21.21%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Java Developer in Test
3 7 (21.21%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 7 (21.21%) Selenium Tester
3 7 (21.21%) Test Automation Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Tester
4 5 (15.15%) Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Tester
6 3 (9.09%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.06%) SAP Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) Gherkin
2 8 (24.24%) Node.js
3 6 (18.18%) XML
4 5 (15.15%) .NET
4 5 (15.15%) JSON
4 5 (15.15%) SOAP
5 3 (9.09%) WSGI
6 2 (6.06%) CSS
6 2 (6.06%) HTML
6 2 (6.06%) HTML5
6 2 (6.06%) jQuery
6 2 (6.06%) Servlets
6 2 (6.06%) Web Services
7 1 (3.03%) Ajax
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.03%) JSP
7 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) CentOS
2 1 (3.03%) Fedora
2 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (42.42%) TDD
4 13 (39.39%) Scenario Testing
5 11 (33.33%) BDD
6 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
7 9 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 9 (27.27%) Release Management
8 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (24.24%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (24.24%) Manual Testing
8 8 (24.24%) OO
8 8 (24.24%) Performance Testing
8 8 (24.24%) SDLC
8 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
9 7 (21.21%) E-Commerce
9 7 (21.21%) Machine Learning
10 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
10 6 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
10 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) Java
2 17 (51.52%) C#
3 11 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 4 (12.12%) Python
4 4 (12.12%) SQL
5 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) ABAP
6 1 (3.03%) PHP
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
6 1 (3.03%) Scala
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) ISEB
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) Salt
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) Kibana
3 1 (3.03%) logstash
3 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Capita
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle