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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
England / South West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 236 231
Rank change year-on-year +40 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 35 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.69% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.36% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 32 19 12
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £26,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £51,100
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £39,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% -12.35%  

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 4541 5210 5315
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.15% 88.74% 87.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3743 4261 4424
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 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 0 16 £32,500 +22.64% 2
Devon +6 9 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Bristol +6 6 £42,500 +6.25%
Wiltshire +14 4 £60,000 +84.61%
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 47 (77.05%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (72.13%) ISTQB
2 44 (72.13%) ISEB
3 43 (70.49%) Cucumber
3 43 (70.49%) BDD
4 31 (50.82%) Test Automation
4 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
4 31 (50.82%) Software Testing
5 30 (49.18%) Test Management
5 30 (49.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (49.18%) Waterfall
5 30 (49.18%) SpecFlow
5 30 (49.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 30 (49.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (45.90%) Performance Testing
6 28 (45.90%) Security Testing
7 27 (44.26%) Scrum
8 26 (42.62%) SQL
9 23 (37.70%) C#
10 20 (32.79%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (31.15%) User Stories
11 19 (31.15%) Java
12 17 (27.87%) QA
12 17 (27.87%) Selenium
12 17 (27.87%) Exploratory Testing
13 16 (26.23%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (26.23%) Regression Testing
14 14 (22.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (22.95%) Jenkins
15 13 (21.31%) Appium

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 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) SaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 43 (70.49%) Cucumber
2 30 (49.18%) SpecFlow
2 30 (49.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (27.87%) Selenium
4 14 (22.95%) Jenkins
5 13 (21.31%) Appium
5 13 (21.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (21.31%) Calabash
5 13 (21.31%) Gatling
5 13 (21.31%) The Grinder
6 7 (11.48%) Eclipse
6 7 (11.48%) Visual Studio
7 6 (9.84%) IntelliJ
8 3 (4.92%) NUnit
9 2 (3.28%) JIRA
9 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Advertising
2 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Test Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Test Automation Engineer
3 13 (21.31%) DBA
3 13 (21.31%) SQL DBA
3 13 (21.31%) Test Manager
4 12 (19.67%) Analyst
5 11 (18.03%) Test Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) SQL Server DBA
7 8 (13.11%) Administrator
8 6 (9.84%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (9.84%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Applications Manager
10 3 (4.92%) QA Leader
10 3 (4.92%) QA Manager
10 3 (4.92%) QA Test Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Senior DBA
10 3 (4.92%) Senior SQL DBA
10 3 (4.92%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.64%) RESTful
1 1 (1.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (77.05%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (70.49%) BDD
3 31 (50.82%) Software Testing
3 31 (50.82%) Test Automation
4 30 (49.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 30 (49.18%) Test Management
4 30 (49.18%) Waterfall
5 28 (45.90%) Performance Testing
5 28 (45.90%) Security Testing
6 27 (44.26%) Scrum
7 20 (32.79%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (31.15%) User Stories
9 17 (27.87%) Exploratory Testing
10 16 (26.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (26.23%) Regression Testing
11 14 (22.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (21.31%) High Availability
12 13 (21.31%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (21.31%) Project Planning
13 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (42.62%) SQL
2 23 (37.70%) C#
3 19 (31.15%) Java
4 10 (16.39%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.20%) C
6 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.64%) Perl
7 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (72.13%) ISEB
1 44 (72.13%) ISTQB
2 30 (49.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
4 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) QA
2 9 (14.75%) ISO 9001
3 8 (13.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.28%) RedGate
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