Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 338 325 330
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 26 34 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 24 31 22
North West median annual salary £51,250 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.13% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £43,750 £64,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -3.06% +8.89%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,563 11,056 10,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.46% 90.31% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 9,184 9,261 8,862
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in the North West

Load Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Load Testing in the North West

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Load Testing in the North West

Load Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Manchester +1 24 £51,250 +28.13% 5
Cheshire -39 2 £50,000 -25.93% 1
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 North West region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 20 (76.92%) Java
1 20 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (65.38%) C#
3 17 (65.38%) Selenium
4 15 (57.69%) Cucumber
5 12 (46.15%) Scenario Testing
6 11 (42.31%) BDD
6 11 (42.31%) Gherkin
6 11 (42.31%) Bash Shell
7 10 (38.46%) Release Management
7 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
7 10 (38.46%) HTTP
8 9 (34.62%) TDD
8 9 (34.62%) QA
9 8 (30.77%) Manual Testing
9 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (30.77%) Node.js
9 8 (30.77%) Visual Studio
9 8 (30.77%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
10 7 (26.92%) FogBugz
10 7 (26.92%) Big Data
10 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
10 7 (26.92%) OO
10 7 (26.92%) Machine Learning
10 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
11 6 (23.08%) Data Protection
11 6 (23.08%) JMeter
11 6 (23.08%) .NET

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (11.54%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) nginx
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) SAP ERP
1 3 (11.54%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Slack
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.85%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) HTTP
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) SSL
2 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) Big Data
2 4 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Selenium
2 15 (57.69%) Cucumber
3 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 8 (30.77%) Visual Studio
4 7 (26.92%) FogBugz
5 6 (23.08%) JMeter
6 5 (19.23%) JIRA
6 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
7 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
7 4 (15.38%) NUnit
7 4 (15.38%) SoapUI
8 3 (11.54%) Gatling
8 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
8 3 (11.54%) The Grinder
8 3 (11.54%) Travis CI
8 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (7.69%) Facilita Forecast
9 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
10 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
10 1 (3.85%) RSpec
General
1 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Tester
2 11 (42.31%) Automation Tester
3 7 (26.92%) C# Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Developer in Test
3 7 (26.92%) Java Automation Tester
3 7 (26.92%) Java Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Java Developer in Test
3 7 (26.92%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 7 (26.92%) Selenium Tester
3 7 (26.92%) Test Automation Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Tester
5 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Programmer
5 3 (11.54%) QA Tester
5 3 (11.54%) SAP Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) Gherkin
2 8 (30.77%) Node.js
3 6 (23.08%) .NET
4 5 (19.23%) XML
5 4 (15.38%) JSON
5 4 (15.38%) SOAP
6 3 (11.54%) CSS
6 3 (11.54%) HTML
6 3 (11.54%) HTML5
6 3 (11.54%) jQuery
6 3 (11.54%) WSGI
7 2 (7.69%) Servlets
7 2 (7.69%) Web Services
8 1 (3.85%) Ajax
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.85%) JSP
8 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) CentOS
2 1 (3.85%) Fedora
2 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (46.15%) Scenario Testing
4 11 (42.31%) BDD
5 10 (38.46%) Release Management
5 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
6 9 (34.62%) TDD
7 8 (30.77%) Manual Testing
8 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
8 7 (26.92%) Machine Learning
8 7 (26.92%) OO
8 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
9 6 (23.08%) Data Protection
10 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
10 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (15.38%) DevOps
11 4 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (15.38%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) Java
2 17 (65.38%) C#
3 11 (42.31%) Bash Shell
4 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 4 (15.38%) Python
4 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) ABAP
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) Scala
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
2 3 (11.54%) Salt
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) Kibana
3 1 (3.85%) logstash
3 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Capita
1 3 (11.54%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) Apple
2 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle