Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 931 744 832
Rank change year-on-year -187 +88 +62
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 258 514 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 210 452 410
UK median annual salary £47,500 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.04% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,173 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,375 £78,625 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -3.61%

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 161023 169244 193941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.42% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127134 140580 159893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 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
England -190 250 £47,500 -5.00% 17
UK excluding London -100 149 £45,000 +12.50% 11
London -99 106 £57,500 -8.00% 6
South East +9 46 £45,000 +2.86% 3
East of England -10 31 £46,250 -11.90% 1
North of England -53 26 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North West -19 22 £37,500 -6.25% 3
South West -12 21 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Midlands +34 19 £42,500 - 3
West Midlands +21 11 £31,750 -33.16% 1
East Midlands +25 8 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Wales +6 3 £44,000 +20.55%
Scotland -16 3 £61,000 -
North East +6 2 £21,000 -40.00%
Yorkshire -18 2 £53,750 +39.61%

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 153 (59.30%) Test Automation
2 137 (53.10%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (50.00%) Java
4 114 (44.19%) Selenium
5 89 (34.50%) SQL
6 85 (32.95%) QA
7 78 (30.23%) Jenkins
8 73 (28.29%) C#
9 72 (27.91%) JMeter
10 64 (24.81%) JavaScript
11 62 (24.03%) Computer Science
11 62 (24.03%) Cucumber
12 59 (22.87%) Web Services
13 58 (22.48%) Test Scripting
14 57 (22.09%) BDD
14 57 (22.09%) Degree
15 56 (21.71%) SQL Server
16 54 (20.93%) OO
17 53 (20.54%) JIRA
17 53 (20.54%) Amazon AWS
18 48 (18.60%) Linux
19 46 (17.83%) Microsoft
20 44 (17.05%) HTML
20 44 (17.05%) .NET
21 43 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
22 42 (16.28%) TDD
23 41 (15.89%) Python
23 41 (15.89%) ISEB
23 41 (15.89%) Performance Testing
23 41 (15.89%) WebDriver

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 21 (8.14%) Confluence
2 20 (7.75%) JBoss
3 19 (7.36%) Apache
4 11 (4.26%) Apache Solr
5 8 (3.10%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.71%) nginx
7 6 (2.33%) WildFly
8 5 (1.94%) IIS
8 5 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.39%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.55%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) SAP ERP
1 3 (1.16%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 53 (20.54%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.71%) SaaS
5 6 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.33%) Rackspace Cloud
6 4 (1.55%) GitHub
6 4 (1.55%) Slack
7 3 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.78%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.78%) PaaS
8 2 (0.78%) Route 53
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.39%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.39%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.39%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.65%) HTTP
1 12 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.49%) Firewall
3 5 (1.94%) TETRA
4 3 (1.16%) DNS
4 3 (1.16%) VoIP
4 3 (1.16%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.78%) Internet
5 2 (0.78%) Intranet
5 2 (0.78%) LAN
5 2 (0.78%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.78%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (0.78%) SSL
5 2 (0.78%) WAN
5 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.39%) FTP
6 1 (0.39%) RTP
6 1 (0.39%) SMS
6 1 (0.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.30%) MySQL
3 19 (7.36%) Big Data
4 16 (6.20%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.65%) JasperReports
5 12 (4.65%) Redis
6 6 (2.33%) InterSystems Cache
7 5 (1.94%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.55%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.39%) DB2
11 1 (0.39%) GIS
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 114 (44.19%) Selenium
2 78 (30.23%) Jenkins
3 72 (27.91%) JMeter
4 62 (24.03%) Cucumber
5 53 (20.54%) JIRA
6 41 (15.89%) WebDriver
7 34 (13.18%) Visual Studio
8 31 (12.02%) JUnit
9 27 (10.47%) Subversion
10 25 (9.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (9.30%) Git (software)
12 23 (8.91%) Maven
13 19 (7.36%) SoapUI
14 16 (6.20%) SpecFlow
15 15 (5.81%) Octopus Deploy
16 14 (5.43%) Arquillian
16 14 (5.43%) Mockito
17 12 (4.65%) LoadRunner
18 11 (4.26%) FogBugz
18 11 (4.26%) HP UFT
General
1 30 (11.63%) Finance
2 20 (7.75%) Retail
3 5 (1.94%) Games
4 3 (1.16%) Automotive
4 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.16%) Publishing
5 2 (0.78%) Billing
5 2 (0.78%) Law
5 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.39%) Marketing
6 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 70 (27.13%) Developer
2 55 (21.32%) Tester
3 36 (13.95%) Java Developer
4 30 (11.63%) Automation Tester
5 27 (10.47%) QA Engineer
6 26 (10.08%) Test Engineer
7 22 (8.53%) Analyst
7 22 (8.53%) Selenium Tester
8 20 (7.75%) Automation Engineer
9 19 (7.36%) QA Automation Engineer
10 17 (6.59%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 15 (5.81%) Java Automation Tester
11 15 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
11 15 (5.81%) Performance Tester
12 14 (5.43%) AWS Engineer
12 14 (5.43%) C# Developer
12 14 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (5.04%) Senior Automation Engineer
13 13 (5.04%) Software Test Engineer
13 13 (5.04%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (22.87%) Web Services
2 44 (17.05%) .NET
2 44 (17.05%) HTML
3 40 (15.50%) CSS
4 36 (13.95%) Node.js
5 31 (12.02%) Gherkin
5 31 (12.02%) React
6 30 (11.63%) HTML5
6 30 (11.63%) XML
7 28 (10.85%) RESTful
8 27 (10.47%) AngularJS
8 27 (10.47%) SOAP
9 26 (10.08%) JSON
10 24 (9.30%) jQuery
11 23 (8.91%) Spring
12 22 (8.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (5.43%) GWT
13 14 (5.43%) LAMP
13 14 (5.43%) REST
14 13 (5.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 62 (24.03%) Computer Science
2 26 (10.08%) Algorithms
3 21 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (7.36%) User Experience
5 18 (6.98%) Data Structures
6 17 (6.59%) Management Information System
7 15 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (5.43%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (3.49%) Fintech
10 8 (3.10%) Mobile App
11 6 (2.33%) Blog
11 6 (2.33%) Digital Media
11 6 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (2.33%) N-Tier
12 5 (1.94%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.55%) Life Science
14 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.78%) iPad
14 2 (0.78%) Replication
15 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (18.60%) Linux
2 12 (4.65%) Windows
3 8 (3.10%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.10%) CentOS
4 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.94%) Android
5 5 (1.94%) Unix
5 5 (1.94%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.55%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.16%) Kali Linux
7 3 (1.16%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.78%) Fedora
8 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (59.30%) Test Automation
2 137 (53.10%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (22.48%) Test Scripting
4 57 (22.09%) BDD
5 54 (20.93%) OO
6 43 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (16.28%) TDD
8 41 (15.89%) Performance Testing
9 40 (15.50%) MVC
10 39 (15.12%) Scrum
11 38 (14.73%) E-Commerce
12 36 (13.95%) SDLC
12 36 (13.95%) Unit Testing
13 35 (13.57%) Software Testing
14 34 (13.18%) Functional Testing
15 33 (12.79%) Manual Testing
15 33 (12.79%) Scenario Testing
16 31 (12.02%) DevOps
17 30 (11.63%) Non-Functional Testing
17 30 (11.63%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 129 (50.00%) Java
2 89 (34.50%) SQL
3 73 (28.29%) C#
4 64 (24.81%) JavaScript
5 41 (15.89%) Python
6 28 (10.85%) Ruby
7 25 (9.69%) Bash Shell
8 22 (8.53%) PHP
9 18 (6.98%) T-SQL
10 8 (3.10%) Go
11 7 (2.71%) C
11 7 (2.71%) C++
11 7 (2.71%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.33%) Perl
12 6 (2.33%) VBScript
13 4 (1.55%) Groovy
13 4 (1.55%) Scala
13 4 (1.55%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.16%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.78%) Rust
Qualifications
1 57 (22.09%) Degree
2 41 (15.89%) ISEB
3 39 (15.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (11.24%) ISTQB
5 13 (5.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (3.49%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.16%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.16%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (32.95%) QA
2 3 (1.16%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (6.20%) Docker
2 6 (2.33%) Varnish
3 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (9.69%) Ansible
2 24 (9.30%) Puppet
3 15 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.49%) Salt
6 6 (2.33%) HAProxy
7 5 (1.94%) Terraform
8 2 (0.78%) Kibana
8 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.78%) logstash
9 1 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.39%) Grafana
9 1 (0.39%) Mesos
Vendors
1 46 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.43%) Oracle
3 8 (3.10%) HP
4 7 (2.71%) Rackspace
5 6 (2.33%) Google
5 6 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.94%) Capita
6 5 (1.94%) VMware
7 4 (1.55%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.55%) SAP
7 4 (1.55%) Telerik
8 3 (1.16%) IBM
8 3 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.16%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.78%) Citrix
10 1 (0.39%) LexisNexis
10 1 (0.39%) New Relic