The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 65 68
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 1 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.22% 0.81% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.90% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 3
Median salary £31,000 £30,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -4.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +14.86% -16.85%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 391 445 496
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.93% 89.72% 87.32%
Number of salaries quoted 356 390 432
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,215 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Load Testing
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for Load Testing in Tyne and Wear

Load Testing
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 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
South Shields - 1 £31,000 -
Load Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Terminal Server
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (33.33%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
3 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) ERP Support
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Web Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Web Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Web Applications Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Terminal Server
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SmoothWall
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) VMware