Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 340 378 421
Rank change year-on-year +38 +43 -31
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 17 11 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.14% 0.077% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.087% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 24
Thames Valley median annual salary £40,000 £60,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +71.43% -16.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £39,500 £31,625
90th Percentile £57,500 £72,500 £42,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £46,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.70% -2.63% -3.55%

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 Thames Valley with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10722 12601 16070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 86.41% 87.64% 86.75%
Number of salaries quoted 8496 9918 12853
Thames Valley median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in the Thames Valley

Load Testing
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Salary trend for Load Testing in the Thames Valley

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Load Testing in the Thames Valley

Load Testing
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Berkshire +55 10 £47,500 -32.14%
Oxfordshire -10 6 £36,250 +20.83% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Load Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (76.47%) Computer Science
3 10 (58.82%) Mathematics
4 9 (52.94%) Degree
4 9 (52.94%) QA
5 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
6 7 (41.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
7 6 (35.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Analytics
7 6 (35.29%) Security Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Java
8 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
8 5 (29.41%) C#
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
9 4 (23.53%) DevExpress
9 4 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (23.53%) Memory Management
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (23.53%) Software Architecture
9 4 (23.53%) HTML5
9 4 (23.53%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (23.53%) Entity Framework
9 4 (23.53%) LINQ to SQL
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 4 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) InfoPath
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
1 4 (23.53%) Subversion
1 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (23.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) Gradle
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Maven
2 3 (17.65%) Robot Framework
2 3 (17.65%) Vagrant
2 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Jasmine
4 1 (5.88%) JMeter
4 1 (5.88%) Mocha
4 1 (5.88%) Protractor
General
1 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Test Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Automation Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Tester
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Automation Tester
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Tester
4 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) JIRA Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Tester
6 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Security Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
1 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
1 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 4 (23.53%) CSS
1 4 (23.53%) Entity Framework
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
1 4 (23.53%) HTML5
1 4 (23.53%) jQuery
1 4 (23.53%) KnockoutJS
1 4 (23.53%) LINQ
1 4 (23.53%) LINQ to SQL
1 4 (23.53%) Silverlight
1 4 (23.53%) WCF
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) Computer Science
2 4 (23.53%) Algorithms
2 4 (23.53%) Life Science
2 4 (23.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (58.82%) Mathematics
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Analytics
5 6 (35.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Security Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
7 4 (23.53%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) OO
7 4 (23.53%) OOD
7 4 (23.53%) OOP
7 4 (23.53%) SOA
7 4 (23.53%) Software Architecture
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 4 (23.53%) UML
7 4 (23.53%) Use Case
7 4 (23.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
4 3 (17.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Degree
2 7 (41.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (17.65%) ISEB
5 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) DevExpress
2 4 (23.53%) Telerik