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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
England / North West
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 229 258
Rank change year-on-year -18 +29  
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 11 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.035% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.040% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 3
Median salary £42,000 £41,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.43% +12.32%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £41,000 £43,300
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £39,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% -8.23%  

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 5827 4979 5777
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.62% 87.94% 89.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4814 4194 4584
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 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
Manchester -19 9 £40,000 -2.43% 3
Cheshire - 1 £42,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 17 (73.91%) Linux
2 14 (60.87%) Internet
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (56.52%) Performance Analysis
3 13 (56.52%) Mentoring
4 11 (47.83%) Customer Requirements
4 11 (47.83%) VMware
4 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
4 11 (47.83%) Capacity Management
4 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (47.83%) Hyper-V
5 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
5 9 (39.13%) Python
5 9 (39.13%) Web Services
6 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (30.43%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (30.43%) Amazon S3
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (30.43%) Perl
7 7 (30.43%) WAN
7 7 (30.43%) Firewall
7 7 (30.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (26.09%) C#
8 6 (26.09%) Java
8 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
9 4 (17.39%) HTML
9 4 (17.39%) CSS
9 4 (17.39%) Configuration 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 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) nginx
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 14 (60.87%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (30.43%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (30.43%) Amazon S3
2 7 (30.43%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) Internet
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 3 (13.04%) SSL
4 2 (8.70%) DNS
4 2 (8.70%) HTTP
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) GoCD
2 2 (8.70%) Gradle
2 2 (8.70%) JMeter
2 2 (8.70%) NUnit
2 2 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
2 2 (8.70%) TestNG
2 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Linux Engineer
1 13 (56.52%) Support Engineer
2 11 (47.83%) Linux Support
2 11 (47.83%) Linux Support Engineer
2 11 (47.83%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 11 (47.83%) Senior Linux Support
2 11 (47.83%) Senior Support Engineer
2 11 (47.83%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Engineer
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) CSS
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) DOM
4 2 (8.70%) jQuery
4 2 (8.70%) Servlets
4 2 (8.70%) Silverlight
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) WCF
4 2 (8.70%) WSGI
4 2 (8.70%) XML
4 2 (8.70%) XSL
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.35%) ADO
5 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET
5 1 (4.35%) Ajax
5 1 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Linux
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Mentoring
1 13 (56.52%) Performance Analysis
2 11 (47.83%) Capacity Management
2 11 (47.83%) Customer Requirements
3 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
5 4 (17.39%) DevOps
5 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
6 3 (13.04%) BDD
7 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Coaching
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Parallel Computing
7 2 (8.70%) Software Architecture
7 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
1 9 (39.13%) Python
2 7 (30.43%) Perl
3 6 (26.09%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) MCAD
2 2 (8.70%) MCPD
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
1 11 (47.83%) Hyper-V
1 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Ansible
2 2 (8.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) VMware
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
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