Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 326 343 421
Rank change year-on-year +17 +78 -30
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 22 24 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.17% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 20
Thames Valley median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,100 £26,200
90th Percentile £63,100 £72,500 £42,500
South East median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +31.25% -11.11% -10.00%

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 10,932 11,478 15,986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 86.90% 87.43% 87.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8,786 9,016 12,965
Thames Valley median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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
Oxfordshire -14 11 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Berkshire +15 10 £47,500 +4.97%
Buckinghamshire +5 1 £40,000 -33.33%
Load Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Thames Valley region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 20 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 17 (77.27%) Computer Science
3 12 (54.55%) Mathematics
4 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (50.00%) QA
5 10 (45.45%) Degree
5 10 (45.45%) Analytics
6 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Java
7 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Security Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
8 7 (31.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (31.82%) Data Science
8 7 (31.82%) Life Science
8 7 (31.82%) Selenium
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
9 5 (22.73%) C#
9 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
9 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
10 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (18.18%) Software Architecture
10 4 (18.18%) HTML5
10 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (18.18%) Memory Management
10 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
10 4 (18.18%) Data Architecture

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 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Solr
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) InfoPath
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
3 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 4 (18.18%) Subversion
3 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.64%) Gradle
4 3 (13.64%) JMeter
4 3 (13.64%) Maven
4 3 (13.64%) Robot Framework
4 3 (13.64%) Vagrant
5 2 (9.09%) Fiddler
5 2 (9.09%) IntelliJ
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.55%) JIRA
6 1 (4.55%) Mocha
6 1 (4.55%) Protractor
General
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
1 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Test Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Automation Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) JIRA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Software QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
1 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
1 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 4 (18.18%) CSS
1 4 (18.18%) Entity Framework
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
1 4 (18.18%) HTML5
1 4 (18.18%) jQuery
1 4 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
1 4 (18.18%) LINQ
1 4 (18.18%) LINQ to SQL
1 4 (18.18%) Silverlight
1 4 (18.18%) WCF
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) PostGIS
2 2 (9.09%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (77.27%) Computer Science
2 7 (31.82%) Life Science
3 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
3 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 12 (54.55%) Mathematics
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (45.45%) Analytics
5 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Security Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 7 (31.82%) Data Science
8 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Data Architecture
9 4 (18.18%) Memory Management
9 4 (18.18%) MVC
9 4 (18.18%) Scrum
9 4 (18.18%) Software Architecture
9 4 (18.18%) TDD
9 4 (18.18%) UML
9 4 (18.18%) Use Case
9 4 (18.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 3 (13.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
2 7 (31.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (13.64%) ISEB
5 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
2 2 (9.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) DevExpress
2 4 (18.18%) Telerik