Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 492 457 554
Rank change year-on-year -35 +97 -30
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 53 106 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.38% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 42 59 81
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,861 £35,000
90th Percentile £67,625 £57,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 26,935 27,791 35,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.42% 87.51% 87.17%
Number of salaries quoted 22,173 22,787 29,643
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
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 South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in the South East

Load Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Load Testing in the South East

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Load Testing in the South East

Load Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 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
Surrey +2 24 £52,500 +10.53% 3
Thames Valley +16 17 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Berkshire +31 10 £47,500 -32.14%
Hampshire -33 8 £37,500 +5.63% 1
Oxfordshire -11 6 £36,250 - 2
West Sussex -1 4 £72,500 +145.76%
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 50 (94.34%) Test Automation
2 36 (67.92%) Selenium
3 29 (54.72%) Java
4 27 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (43.40%) Web Services
6 22 (41.51%) Jenkins
7 21 (39.62%) JIRA
8 20 (37.74%) QA
9 19 (35.85%) JMeter
9 19 (35.85%) Confluence
10 18 (33.96%) MVC
10 18 (33.96%) SQL Server
11 17 (32.08%) SQL
11 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
11 17 (32.08%) Degree
11 17 (32.08%) TDD
12 16 (30.19%) Subversion
12 16 (30.19%) OO
12 16 (30.19%) OOD
13 15 (28.30%) JUnit
13 15 (28.30%) Maven
14 14 (26.42%) Computer Science
15 13 (24.53%) AngularJS
15 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
15 13 (24.53%) PHP
15 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (24.53%) Security Testing
15 13 (24.53%) Test Scripting
16 12 (22.64%) GWT
16 12 (22.64%) Spring

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (35.85%) Confluence
2 12 (22.64%) JBoss
3 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (7.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.77%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.89%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) InfoPath
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
1 1 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (22.64%) JasperReports
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.89%) HPCC
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.89%) OLAP
3 1 (1.89%) OLTP
3 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (67.92%) Selenium
2 22 (41.51%) Jenkins
3 21 (39.62%) JIRA
4 19 (35.85%) JMeter
5 16 (30.19%) Subversion
6 15 (28.30%) JUnit
6 15 (28.30%) Maven
7 12 (22.64%) Arquillian
7 12 (22.64%) Mockito
7 12 (22.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (18.87%) Cucumber
9 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
10 7 (13.21%) Appium
10 7 (13.21%) Protractor
11 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
11 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (7.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (5.66%) Robot Framework
12 3 (5.66%) TestNG
12 3 (5.66%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (13.21%) Marketing
2 6 (11.32%) Retail
3 4 (7.55%) Finance
4 2 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.89%) Automotive
5 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Developer
2 14 (26.42%) Automation Tester
2 14 (26.42%) Tester
3 12 (22.64%) Java Developer
4 11 (20.75%) QA Engineer
5 9 (16.98%) Test Engineer
6 8 (15.09%) Software Test Engineer
7 7 (13.21%) Applications Engineer
8 6 (11.32%) Java Automation Tester
8 6 (11.32%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 6 (11.32%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (9.43%) .NET Developer
10 4 (7.55%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (7.55%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (7.55%) Senior Automation Tester
10 4 (7.55%) Senior Tester
10 4 (7.55%) SharePoint Developer
11 3 (5.66%) Performance Tester
11 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
11 3 (5.66%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (43.40%) Web Services
2 13 (24.53%) AngularJS
3 12 (22.64%) GWT
3 12 (22.64%) React
3 12 (22.64%) RESTful
3 12 (22.64%) Spring
3 12 (22.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 8 (15.09%) .NET
4 8 (15.09%) Java EE
5 6 (11.32%) LAMP
6 5 (9.43%) .NET Framework
6 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
6 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (9.43%) CSS
6 5 (9.43%) HTML
6 5 (9.43%) HTML5
7 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 4 (7.55%) Entity Framework
7 4 (7.55%) jQuery
7 4 (7.55%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Computer Science
2 7 (13.21%) Mobile App
3 5 (9.43%) N-Tier
4 4 (7.55%) Algorithms
4 4 (7.55%) Life Science
5 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Linux
2 7 (13.21%) Android
2 7 (13.21%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.66%) Unix
4 2 (3.77%) Windows
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.89%) CentOS
5 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (94.34%) Test Automation
2 27 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.96%) MVC
4 17 (32.08%) TDD
5 16 (30.19%) OO
5 16 (30.19%) OOD
6 13 (24.53%) Security Testing
6 13 (24.53%) Test Scripting
6 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (20.75%) Functional Testing
8 10 (18.87%) Manual Testing
8 10 (18.87%) Mathematics
9 8 (15.09%) SDLC
10 7 (13.21%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (13.21%) API Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (13.21%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (13.21%) QA Automation
10 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) Java
2 17 (32.08%) SQL
3 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
3 13 (24.53%) PHP
4 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
5 7 (13.21%) C#
6 6 (11.32%) Python
6 6 (11.32%) Ruby
7 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.55%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Degree
2 8 (15.09%) ISTQB
3 7 (13.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (13.21%) ISEB
4 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (37.74%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) DevExpress
2 4 (7.55%) Telerik
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle