Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 826 940 807
Rank change year-on-year +114 -133 +76
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 323 240 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 265 194 403
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £32,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 149,810 159,174 173,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.02% 91.57% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 119,232 125,620 144,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in the UK

Load Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Load Testing in the UK

Load Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Load Testing in the UK

Load Testing
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 15 October 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
England +97 306 £52,500 +10.53% 39
UK excluding London +99 226 £50,000 +11.11% 34
London +37 91 £65,000 +8.33% 7
North of England +70 72 £50,000 +33.33% 13
South East +7 46 £45,000 -2.70% 3
Midlands +49 45 £50,000 +61.29% 5
East of England +33 45 £52,500 - 4
North West +28 45 £50,000 +33.33% 8
West Midlands +53 37 £47,500 +53.23% 2
North East +4 14 £52,500 +150.00% 1
Yorkshire +43 13 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Scotland +4 9 £38,250 +29.66% 1
East Midlands 0 8 £53,750 +40.07% 3
South West -12 7 £44,750 +3.47% 7
Wales +6 2 £65,000 +44.44% 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 182 (56.35%) Test Automation
2 168 (52.01%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (41.49%) Java
4 115 (35.60%) QA
5 107 (33.13%) C#
6 105 (32.51%) SQL
7 104 (32.20%) Selenium
8 100 (30.96%) Amazon AWS
9 92 (28.48%) JavaScript
10 82 (25.39%) Software Engineering
11 76 (23.53%) .NET
11 76 (23.53%) DevOps
12 68 (21.05%) BDD
13 67 (20.74%) TDD
14 66 (20.43%) Python
15 65 (20.12%) JMeter
16 60 (18.58%) Microsoft Azure
17 57 (17.65%) Performance Testing
17 57 (17.65%) Scrum
18 56 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
19 55 (17.03%) Cucumber
19 55 (17.03%) NoSQL
20 52 (16.10%) Docker
21 51 (15.79%) Microsoft
22 49 (15.17%) Elasticsearch
22 49 (15.17%) Git (software)
23 48 (14.86%) Configuration Management
23 48 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
24 47 (14.55%) Ruby
24 47 (14.55%) Degree

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 49 (15.17%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (7.74%) Apache Solr
3 15 (4.64%) JBoss
4 11 (3.41%) Confluence
5 10 (3.10%) nginx
6 9 (2.79%) WildFly
7 8 (2.48%) Apache
8 6 (1.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (1.86%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.86%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.55%) CMS
9 5 (1.55%) IIS
10 3 (0.93%) Amazon Alexa
10 3 (0.93%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.93%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Snapchat
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 100 (30.96%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (18.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (13.00%) SaaS
4 18 (5.57%) GitHub
5 15 (4.64%) Serverless
6 13 (4.02%) BlazeMeter
7 8 (2.48%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.86%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (1.86%) Amazon Kinesis
9 6 (1.86%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.86%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.86%) BrowserStack
9 6 (1.86%) Sauce Labs
10 5 (1.55%) Akamai
10 5 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (1.55%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.05%) DNS
2 25 (7.74%) Internet
3 24 (7.43%) SSL
4 9 (2.79%) HTTP
5 8 (2.48%) Firewall
6 6 (1.86%) VPN
7 5 (1.55%) AMQP
8 4 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.24%) Network Security
9 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.31%) DSL
10 1 (0.31%) LAN
10 1 (0.31%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.31%) SAN
10 1 (0.31%) VLAN
10 1 (0.31%) Wireless
10 1 (0.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.03%) NoSQL
2 47 (14.55%) MongoDB
3 40 (12.38%) SQL Server
4 31 (9.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (6.50%) Big Data
5 21 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (6.19%) MySQL
6 20 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.72%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.41%) Amazon Redshift
8 11 (3.41%) Redis
8 11 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (2.48%) InfluxDB
10 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.55%) Amazon QuickSight
11 5 (1.55%) Data Lake
11 5 (1.55%) Hazelcast
11 5 (1.55%) Pentaho
12 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 104 (32.20%) Selenium
2 65 (20.12%) JMeter
3 55 (17.03%) Cucumber
4 49 (15.17%) Git (software)
5 46 (14.24%) Visual Studio
6 43 (13.31%) Jenkins
7 40 (12.38%) JIRA
7 40 (12.38%) SpecFlow
8 35 (10.84%) WebDriver
9 24 (7.43%) Ant
10 21 (6.50%) Gatling
10 21 (6.50%) JUnit
11 19 (5.88%) Maven
12 17 (5.26%) SoapUI
13 15 (4.64%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (4.33%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (4.02%) LoadRunner
15 13 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (4.02%) TeamCity
16 11 (3.41%) git-flow
General
1 35 (10.84%) Finance
2 11 (3.41%) Retail
3 7 (2.17%) Games
4 5 (1.55%) Marketing
5 4 (1.24%) Electronics
5 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.62%) Advertising
6 2 (0.62%) Back Office
6 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.31%) Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (16.10%) Software Engineer
2 50 (15.48%) Tester
3 39 (12.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 36 (11.15%) Analyst
5 33 (10.22%) Developer
6 31 (9.60%) AWS Engineer
6 31 (9.60%) Test Engineer
7 27 (8.36%) QA Engineer
8 26 (8.05%) Automation Tester
8 26 (8.05%) Test Analyst
8 26 (8.05%) Test Automation Engineer
9 23 (7.12%) AWS DevOps
9 23 (7.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 22 (6.81%) Linux Engineer
11 19 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 19 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 19 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
11 19 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 18 (5.57%) Automation Test Lead
12 18 (5.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (23.53%) .NET
2 41 (12.69%) Web Services
3 40 (12.38%) HTML
4 37 (11.46%) CSS
5 29 (8.98%) ASP.NET
6 24 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (7.12%) RESTful
8 22 (6.81%) Spring
9 21 (6.50%) XML
10 18 (5.57%) REST
11 15 (4.64%) Elastic Stack
11 15 (4.64%) J2EE
11 15 (4.64%) SOAP
12 13 (4.02%) Gherkin
12 13 (4.02%) jQuery
12 13 (4.02%) JSON
13 12 (3.72%) AngularJS
13 12 (3.72%) React
13 12 (3.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (2.79%) NSQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.29%) User Experience
2 24 (7.43%) Fintech
3 22 (6.81%) Computer Science
4 18 (5.57%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (4.95%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.79%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.79%) Public Cloud
9 7 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.24%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.93%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.62%) PKI
12 2 (0.62%) Social Network
12 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.31%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.31%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.69%) Linux
2 27 (8.36%) Windows
3 10 (3.10%) Android
3 10 (3.10%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.55%) Nucleus RTOS
5 5 (1.55%) Unix
5 5 (1.55%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.62%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.31%) CentOS
7 1 (0.31%) VMS
7 1 (0.31%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (56.35%) Test Automation
2 168 (52.01%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (25.39%) Software Engineering
4 76 (23.53%) DevOps
5 68 (21.05%) BDD
6 67 (20.74%) TDD
7 57 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 57 (17.65%) Scrum
8 56 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (14.86%) Configuration Management
9 48 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
10 46 (14.24%) Mentoring
11 45 (13.93%) Test Strategy
12 44 (13.62%) Waterfall
13 38 (11.76%) Functional Testing
13 38 (11.76%) Regression Testing
14 35 (10.84%) Non-Functional Testing
15 34 (10.53%) Benchmarking
15 34 (10.53%) Deployment Automation
16 32 (9.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 134 (41.49%) Java
2 107 (33.13%) C#
3 105 (32.51%) SQL
4 92 (28.48%) JavaScript
5 66 (20.43%) Python
6 47 (14.55%) Ruby
7 45 (13.93%) Bash Shell
8 28 (8.67%) Shell Script
9 14 (4.33%) T-SQL
10 13 (4.02%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.41%) C++
12 10 (3.10%) Perl
13 9 (2.79%) Scala
13 9 (2.79%) TypeScript
14 8 (2.48%) Java 8
15 7 (2.17%) Apple Swift
15 7 (2.17%) PHP
16 6 (1.86%) C
17 5 (1.55%) Clojure
17 5 (1.55%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 47 (14.55%) Degree
2 24 (7.43%) AWS Certification
3 13 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (3.72%) ISEB
5 8 (2.48%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (35.60%) QA
2 10 (3.10%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.48%) PMO
4 5 (1.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 52 (16.10%) Docker
2 25 (7.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (1.55%) Varnish
4 2 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.31%) HDFS
5 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.31%) Xen
5 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (13.93%) Opscode Chef
2 39 (12.07%) Puppet
3 32 (9.91%) Ansible
4 24 (7.43%) Cobbler
5 20 (6.19%) Kubernetes
6 10 (3.10%) ZABBIX
7 9 (2.79%) Grafana
7 9 (2.79%) Nagios
8 8 (2.48%) Capistrano
8 8 (2.48%) logstash
9 7 (2.17%) Terraform
10 3 (0.93%) Salt
11 1 (0.31%) Consul
11 1 (0.31%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.31%) Packer
11 1 (0.31%) Pingdom
11 1 (0.31%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.31%) Rancher
11 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 51 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.43%) Oracle
3 19 (5.88%) SAP
4 14 (4.33%) New Relic
4 14 (4.33%) TIBCO
5 12 (3.72%) Splunk
6 11 (3.41%) VMware
7 9 (2.79%) Google
8 6 (1.86%) Adobe
8 6 (1.86%) PagerDuty
9 5 (1.55%) Apple
9 5 (1.55%) Birst
10 4 (1.24%) AlienVault
10 4 (1.24%) LogRhythm
11 3 (0.93%) Facebook
11 3 (0.93%) HP
11 3 (0.93%) PureLoad
11 3 (0.93%) WorldPay
12 2 (0.62%) Samsung
12 2 (0.62%) Twitter