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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 366 423 431
Rank change year-on-year +57 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 30 19 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.12% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 25 13 37
Median salary £50,000 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.85% -26.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £27,900 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  

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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12557 16019 18460
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.81% 86.69% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 10374 13429 14775
Median salary £47,500 £46,796 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.50% +3.99%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
Berkshire +38 11 £50,000 -13.04%
East Sussex - 8 £45,000 -
Surrey +28 5 £48,750 +39.28% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 4 £48,000 +43.28%
West Sussex +7 1 £42,500 +21.42%
Hampshire - 1 £47,500 - 1
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 49 (69.01%) Test Automation
2 32 (45.07%) SQL
2 32 (45.07%) SQL Server
2 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (42.25%) Test Scripting
4 26 (36.62%) C#
5 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
5 25 (35.21%) Non-Functional Testing
6 22 (30.99%) Regression Testing
7 21 (29.58%) .NET
8 20 (28.17%) Scrum
8 20 (28.17%) Software Testing
8 20 (28.17%) Selenium
9 18 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (23.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (23.94%) MVC
11 15 (21.13%) Visual Studio
11 15 (21.13%) QA
12 14 (19.72%) Web Development
12 14 (19.72%) Windows
12 14 (19.72%) T-SQL
12 14 (19.72%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (18.31%) Finance
13 13 (18.31%) HTML
13 13 (18.31%) Test Strategy
14 12 (16.90%) JIRA
14 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET
14 12 (16.90%) CSS
15 11 (15.49%) Computer Science
15 11 (15.49%) .NET Framework

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 9 (12.68%) CMS
2 6 (8.45%) Confluence
3 5 (7.04%) IIS
4 4 (5.63%) WordPress
5 1 (1.41%) JBoss
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.82%) Google App Engine
3 2 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) HTTP
2 2 (2.82%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (45.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.23%) MySQL
4 2 (2.82%) Big Data
4 2 (2.82%) BigQuery
4 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.82%) OLAP
4 2 (2.82%) SSDT
5 1 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 20 (28.17%) Selenium
2 17 (23.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (21.13%) Visual Studio
4 12 (16.90%) JIRA
5 7 (9.86%) Git (software)
5 7 (9.86%) SpecFlow
6 6 (8.45%) Firebug
6 6 (8.45%) Jenkins
6 6 (8.45%) TeamCity
6 6 (8.45%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.23%) HP UFT
7 3 (4.23%) JUnit
7 3 (4.23%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (4.23%) TestRail
8 2 (2.82%) Bower
8 2 (2.82%) Grunt
8 2 (2.82%) JMeter
8 2 (2.82%) Robot Framework
8 2 (2.82%) WATIR
General
1 13 (18.31%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Marketing
3 5 (7.04%) Back Office
4 4 (5.63%) Games
4 4 (5.63%) Legal
5 2 (2.82%) Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.82%) Publishing
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.41%) Automotive
6 1 (1.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Developer
2 15 (21.13%) Test Engineer
3 14 (19.72%) QA Engineer
4 12 (16.90%) QA Automation Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) C# Developer
6 10 (14.08%) .NET Developer
6 10 (14.08%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (14.08%) Software Test Engineer
7 9 (12.68%) Analyst
7 9 (12.68%) Test Analyst
8 8 (11.27%) Automation Engineer
8 8 (11.27%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (9.86%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (9.86%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (9.86%) Tester
10 5 (7.04%) Senior Developer
10 5 (7.04%) Software Tester
11 4 (5.63%) Administrator
11 4 (5.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 4 (5.63%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.58%) .NET
2 13 (18.31%) HTML
3 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET
3 12 (16.90%) CSS
4 11 (15.49%) .NET Framework
5 8 (11.27%) Entity Framework
5 8 (11.27%) Web Services
6 5 (7.04%) Ajax
6 5 (7.04%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.23%) HTML5
7 3 (4.23%) LINQ
7 3 (4.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (4.23%) XML
8 2 (2.82%) CSS3
8 2 (2.82%) REST
8 2 (2.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (2.82%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (2.82%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (2.82%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.27%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (8.45%) Life Science
3 6 (8.45%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.63%) Xbox
6 2 (2.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (69.01%) Test Automation
2 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (42.25%) Test Scripting
4 25 (35.21%) Non-Functional Testing
5 22 (30.99%) Regression Testing
6 20 (28.17%) Scrum
6 20 (28.17%) Software Testing
7 18 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (23.94%) MVC
9 14 (19.72%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (19.72%) Web Development
10 13 (18.31%) Test Strategy
11 11 (15.49%) BDD
11 11 (15.49%) Performance Testing
12 10 (14.08%) QA Automation
12 10 (14.08%) TDD
13 9 (12.68%) Security Testing
14 8 (11.27%) Manual Testing
14 8 (11.27%) Mathematics
14 8 (11.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.07%) SQL
2 26 (36.62%) C#
3 14 (19.72%) T-SQL
4 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.45%) Java
6 5 (7.04%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.04%) C++
7 4 (5.63%) PHP
7 4 (5.63%) Python
8 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.82%) XPath
10 1 (1.41%) C
10 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) ISTQB
2 10 (14.08%) Degree
3 7 (9.86%) ISEB
4 5 (7.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Ansible
1 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.23%) Puppet
2 2 (2.82%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.82%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Perforce
3 3 (4.23%) LexisNexis
3 3 (4.23%) VMware
4 2 (2.82%) Google
4 2 (2.82%) HP
4 2 (2.82%) Tableau
4 2 (2.82%) Telerik
5 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.41%) Sage
5 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary, great benefits and bonus.
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago