Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 318 308 341
Rank change year-on-year -10 +33 -17
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 21 39 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.20% 0.36% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.40% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 21 25 16
South West median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,100 £31,875
90th Percentile £66,250 £51,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9197 9695 10518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.52% 88.86% 88.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7565 8071 8839
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,000
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 South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in the South West

Load Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Load Testing in the South West

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Load Testing in the South West

Load Testing
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Somerset -21 7 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Gloucestershire +36 4 £45,000 -
Bristol -21 4 £62,500 +38.89%
Devon +15 3 £47,500 +8.57%
Wiltshire +3 3 £32,500 -38.10%
Load Testing
England

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

1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
2 10 (47.62%) ISTQB
2 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) ISEB
4 7 (33.33%) C#
4 7 (33.33%) Web Services
4 7 (33.33%) Degree
4 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 7 (33.33%) SDLC
4 7 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (28.57%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) QA
6 5 (23.81%) Selenium
7 4 (19.05%) Puppet
7 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
7 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (19.05%) Open Source
7 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
7 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
7 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (19.05%) Presales

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (19.05%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) MySQL
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
2 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
2 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Release Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Site Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) DBA
4 3 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Software QA Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) SQL DBA
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) LAMP
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 7 (33.33%) SDLC
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
5 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
5 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
5 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Open Source
5 4 (19.05%) Presales
5 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
5 4 (19.05%) Product Management
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Release Management
5 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
5 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Test Management
5 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) Python
3 4 (19.05%) Ruby
4 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 3 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISTQB
2 7 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 7 (33.33%) ISEB
3 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (19.05%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 3 (14.29%) ISO 14001
2 3 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Ansible
1 4 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (19.05%) Puppet
1 4 (19.05%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft