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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 224 234
Rank change year-on-year +19 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 26 17 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.37% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 26 10 15
Median salary £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £32,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,150 £38,500
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4780 4623 5225
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.24% 88.26% 86.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3941 3880 4372
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 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
Somerset -3 10 £35,000 +7.69%
Devon - 8 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire -2 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Bristol - 3 £42,500 - 1
Wiltshire +1 2 £32,500 -25.71%
Load Testing
England

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

1 40 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 36 (60.00%) Scrum
3 34 (56.67%) ISTQB
4 31 (51.67%) ISEB
5 30 (50.00%) SQL
5 30 (50.00%) C#
5 30 (50.00%) Performance Testing
6 28 (46.67%) Software Testing
6 28 (46.67%) Cucumber
6 28 (46.67%) BDD
7 27 (45.00%) Security Testing
7 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
8 22 (36.67%) Test Management
8 22 (36.67%) Waterfall
8 22 (36.67%) SpecFlow
8 22 (36.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 22 (36.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (36.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 21 (35.00%) User Stories
9 21 (35.00%) Java
10 20 (33.33%) SQL Server
11 17 (28.33%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (28.33%) QA
12 16 (26.67%) T-SQL
12 16 (26.67%) High Availability
12 16 (26.67%) Test Strategy
12 16 (26.67%) SaaS
13 15 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (25.00%) Selenium

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 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.00%) MySQL
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (46.67%) Cucumber
2 22 (36.67%) SpecFlow
2 22 (36.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (25.00%) Selenium
4 10 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 7 (11.67%) Eclipse
5 7 (11.67%) IntelliJ
5 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
6 6 (10.00%) Appium
6 6 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (10.00%) Calabash
6 6 (10.00%) Gatling
6 6 (10.00%) NUnit
6 6 (10.00%) The Grinder
7 3 (5.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Advertising
2 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Test Automation Engineer
1 19 (31.67%) Test Engineer
2 17 (28.33%) DBA
2 17 (28.33%) SQL DBA
3 16 (26.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 15 (25.00%) Administrator
5 7 (11.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Senior Test Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) QA Leader
6 6 (10.00%) QA Manager
6 6 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
6 6 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 6 (10.00%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Applications Manager
8 3 (5.00%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.00%) Release Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Tester
8 3 (5.00%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) LAMP
1 3 (5.00%) SOAP
1 3 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 36 (60.00%) Scrum
3 30 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 28 (46.67%) BDD
4 28 (46.67%) Software Testing
5 27 (45.00%) Security Testing
6 22 (36.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 22 (36.67%) Test Management
6 22 (36.67%) Waterfall
7 21 (35.00%) User Stories
8 17 (28.33%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (26.67%) High Availability
9 16 (26.67%) Test Strategy
10 15 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (23.33%) Project Planning
12 13 (21.67%) Exploratory Testing
13 12 (20.00%) Regression Testing
14 9 (15.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.00%) C#
1 30 (50.00%) SQL
2 21 (35.00%) Java
3 16 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 7 (11.67%) C
5 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.00%) VBScript
6 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (56.67%) ISTQB
2 31 (51.67%) ISEB
3 22 (36.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.33%) QA
2 15 (25.00%) ISO 14001
2 15 (25.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) RedGate
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