Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 331 351
Rank change year-on-year -13 +20 -32
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 20 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 12
North West median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% +10.81% -6.33%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,725 £23,825
90th Percentile £53,750 £45,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -2.70%

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

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 11899 10203 11804
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.14% 88.40% 89.55%
Number of salaries quoted 9669 8535 9478
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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 -49 16 £40,000 -2.44% 1
Cheshire - 2 £51,000 -
Lancashire -3 1 £45,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £32,500 - 1
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 14 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (65.00%) C#
3 11 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (55.00%) Selenium
3 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (45.00%) Java
5 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (45.00%) Linux
6 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (40.00%) Windows
6 8 (40.00%) BDD
7 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
7 7 (35.00%) Performance Analysis
7 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (30.00%) HTTP
8 6 (30.00%) Internet
9 5 (25.00%) HTML
9 5 (25.00%) CSS
9 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
9 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
10 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
10 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (20.00%) Release Management
10 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
10 4 (20.00%) Node.js
10 4 (20.00%) vCloud
10 4 (20.00%) Capacity Management

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 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 11 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) HTTP
1 6 (30.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) SSL
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
2 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (20.00%) FogBugz
3 4 (20.00%) NUnit
3 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (15.00%) GoCD
4 3 (15.00%) Gradle
4 3 (15.00%) JMeter
4 3 (15.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
4 3 (15.00%) TestNG
4 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) Hudson
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) C# Developer
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
1 5 (25.00%) Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Linux Support
2 4 (20.00%) Linux Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Linux Support
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (20.00%) Node.js
3 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) DOM
3 3 (15.00%) Silverlight
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) jQuery
4 2 (10.00%) Servlets
4 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (10.00%) WCF
4 2 (10.00%) XML
4 2 (10.00%) XSL
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.00%) ADO
5 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET
5 1 (5.00%) Ajax
5 1 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (40.00%) BDD
4 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (35.00%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Capacity Management
7 4 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
7 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (20.00%) Machine Learning
7 4 (20.00%) Release Management
7 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Coaching
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (10.00%) Build Automation
9 2 (10.00%) DevOps
9 2 (10.00%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
5 2 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) MCAD
3 2 (10.00%) MCPD
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (20.00%) vCloud
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Ansible
1 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
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