Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 789 897 714
Rank change year-on-year +108 -183 +185
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 338 286 520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.18% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 293 248 423
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -10.11%

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 139,215 159,254 159,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.81% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 109,757 128,326 131,789
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,850 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +125 325 £51,500 -1.90% 59
UK excluding London +120 231 £45,000 - 40
London +30 103 £70,000 +12.00% 24
North of England +101 92 £47,500 -5.00% 14
Midlands +76 54 £42,500 -19.05% 9
South East +42 48 £43,750 -2.78% 6
North West +51 46 £52,500 +5.00% 9
Yorkshire +52 35 £38,750 -50.00% 5
West Midlands +68 33 £45,000 +20.00% 7
East Midlands +29 21 £42,500 -22.73% 2
East of England +25 21 £52,500 +21.39% 1
North East +22 13 £56,250 +167.86%
South West +20 8 £42,500 +7.59% 5
Scotland +7 7 £38,750 -36.48% 5
Wales +9 2 £65,000 +47.73%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 211 (62.43%) Test Automation
2 196 (57.99%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (40.53%) QA
4 125 (36.98%) Java
5 102 (30.18%) C#
6 94 (27.81%) SQL
6 94 (27.81%) Selenium
7 93 (27.51%) Performance Testing
8 88 (26.04%) DevOps
9 86 (25.44%) Amazon AWS
10 70 (20.71%) JavaScript
11 69 (20.41%) .NET
12 64 (18.93%) Microsoft Azure
13 62 (18.34%) Continuous Integration
14 60 (17.75%) Software Engineering
14 60 (17.75%) NoSQL
15 59 (17.46%) Regression Testing
16 58 (17.16%) Microsoft
16 58 (17.16%) JIRA
17 55 (16.27%) Jenkins
18 51 (15.09%) Linux
19 50 (14.79%) Scrum
20 49 (14.50%) JMeter
20 49 (14.50%) Test Strategy
21 48 (14.20%) Git (software)
22 47 (13.91%) Cucumber
22 47 (13.91%) Docker
22 47 (13.91%) Python
22 47 (13.91%) Test Scripting
23 46 (13.61%) Functional Testing

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 23 (6.80%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (5.03%) Apache Solr
3 16 (4.73%) Confluence
4 11 (3.25%) nginx
5 8 (2.37%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.18%) Apache
6 4 (1.18%) IIS
7 3 (0.89%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.59%) JBoss
9 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 86 (25.44%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (18.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (10.65%) SaaS
4 24 (7.10%) Serverless
5 22 (6.51%) GitHub
6 16 (4.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (4.14%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (3.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 11 (3.25%) Amazon SQS
9 10 (2.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 10 (2.96%) Amazon Kinesis
9 10 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (2.66%) Office 365
11 8 (2.37%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (2.07%) BrowserStack
13 5 (1.48%) BlazeMeter
14 4 (1.18%) G Suite
14 4 (1.18%) Sauce Labs
15 3 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.51%) Internet
2 21 (6.21%) DNS
3 19 (5.62%) SSL
4 11 (3.25%) HTTP
5 4 (1.18%) Firewall
5 4 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.18%) Network Security
5 4 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.18%) VPN
6 3 (0.89%) LAN
6 3 (0.89%) WAN
7 2 (0.59%) DSL
7 2 (0.59%) NAS
7 2 (0.59%) SAN
8 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.75%) NoSQL
2 37 (10.95%) MongoDB
3 33 (9.76%) SQL Server
4 20 (5.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (5.03%) Big Data
6 15 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (3.55%) Amazon Redshift
8 12 (3.55%) MySQL
9 11 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (3.25%) Redis
10 10 (2.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 10 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.48%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.59%) HBase
14 2 (0.59%) InfluxDB
14 2 (0.59%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 94 (27.81%) Selenium
2 58 (17.16%) JIRA
3 55 (16.27%) Jenkins
4 49 (14.50%) JMeter
5 48 (14.20%) Git (software)
6 47 (13.91%) Cucumber
7 43 (12.72%) WebDriver
8 39 (11.54%) Visual Studio
9 33 (9.76%) SoapUI
10 24 (7.10%) SpecFlow
11 20 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (5.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (5.03%) LoadRunner
13 15 (4.44%) Appium
14 13 (3.85%) NeoLoad
15 12 (3.55%) Protractor
16 11 (3.25%) Ant
17 10 (2.96%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 9 (2.66%) Gatling
18 9 (2.66%) Ranorex
General
1 36 (10.65%) Finance
2 9 (2.66%) Banking
3 5 (1.48%) Advertising
4 4 (1.18%) Marketing
4 4 (1.18%) Retail
5 2 (0.59%) Back Office
5 2 (0.59%) Games
6 1 (0.30%) Publishing
6 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (24.85%) Tester
2 35 (10.36%) Automation Tester
3 34 (10.06%) Software Engineer
3 34 (10.06%) Test Engineer
4 32 (9.47%) Test Manager
5 29 (8.58%) Analyst
6 27 (7.99%) AWS Engineer
7 26 (7.69%) QA Engineer
8 24 (7.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 24 (7.10%) Test Analyst
9 22 (6.51%) Software Test Engineer
10 20 (5.92%) Architect
11 19 (5.62%) Linux Engineer
12 18 (5.33%) Software Tester
13 17 (5.03%) C# Software Engineer
13 17 (5.03%) Performance Tester
13 17 (5.03%) Test Leader
14 16 (4.73%) QA Tester
14 16 (4.73%) Senior Software Engineer
15 15 (4.44%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (20.41%) .NET
2 36 (10.65%) JSON
3 35 (10.36%) HTML
4 28 (8.28%) React
5 25 (7.40%) RESTful
6 22 (6.51%) CSS
7 21 (6.21%) Web Services
8 20 (5.92%) Spring
9 19 (5.62%) REST
10 18 (5.33%) ASP.NET
10 18 (5.33%) SOAP
11 17 (5.03%) Node.js
12 15 (4.44%) .NET Framework
12 15 (4.44%) HTML5
13 14 (4.14%) Vue.js
14 11 (3.25%) AngularJS
14 11 (3.25%) XML
15 10 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (2.96%) NancyFx
15 10 (2.96%) NSQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (7.10%) User Experience
3 12 (3.55%) Life Science
4 10 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.37%) Fintech
6 8 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.37%) Over-the-Top Content
6 8 (2.37%) Video on Demand
7 7 (2.07%) e-Learning
7 7 (2.07%) N-Tier
7 7 (2.07%) Social Network
8 6 (1.78%) Learning Management System
9 5 (1.48%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.18%) PKI
10 4 (1.18%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.89%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.89%) IPTV
11 3 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 51 (15.09%) Linux
2 45 (13.31%) Windows
3 10 (2.96%) Android
3 10 (2.96%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.48%) Unix
4 5 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.89%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (62.43%) Test Automation
2 196 (57.99%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (27.51%) Performance Testing
4 88 (26.04%) DevOps
5 62 (18.34%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (17.75%) Software Engineering
7 59 (17.46%) Regression Testing
8 50 (14.79%) Scrum
9 49 (14.50%) Test Strategy
10 47 (13.91%) Test Scripting
11 46 (13.61%) Functional Testing
12 45 (13.31%) BDD
12 45 (13.31%) Computer Science
12 45 (13.31%) Security Testing
13 43 (12.72%) Software Testing
13 43 (12.72%) TDD
14 42 (12.43%) Non-Functional Testing
15 38 (11.24%) Configuration Management
16 34 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (9.47%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (36.98%) Java
2 102 (30.18%) C#
3 94 (27.81%) SQL
4 70 (20.71%) JavaScript
5 47 (13.91%) Python
6 31 (9.17%) Bash Shell
7 30 (8.88%) Ruby
8 16 (4.73%) Shell Script
9 15 (4.44%) T-SQL
10 14 (4.14%) Scala
11 10 (2.96%) Perl
11 10 (2.96%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.66%) PHP
13 8 (2.37%) PowerShell
14 7 (2.07%) Apple Swift
14 7 (2.07%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.78%) C
16 5 (1.48%) Go
17 3 (0.89%) C++
17 3 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (10.65%) Degree
2 23 (6.80%) ISTQB
3 19 (5.62%) AWS Certification
4 18 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (4.14%) ISEB
7 6 (1.78%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.48%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.59%) MCSE
9 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (40.53%) QA
2 8 (2.37%) PMO
3 4 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) GDPR
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (13.91%) Docker
2 14 (4.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.59%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 38 (11.24%) Puppet
2 35 (10.36%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (5.62%) Ansible
4 14 (4.14%) Cobbler
4 14 (4.14%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (2.37%) Terraform
7 7 (2.07%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.59%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.59%) Grafana
8 2 (0.59%) logstash
8 2 (0.59%) Nagios
8 2 (0.59%) Salt
8 2 (0.59%) Scalr
8 2 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 58 (17.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.96%) Google
2 10 (2.96%) SAP
3 9 (2.66%) New Relic
4 8 (2.37%) Oracle
5 7 (2.07%) HP
6 6 (1.78%) Splunk
7 5 (1.48%) Peoplefluent
7 5 (1.48%) PureLoad
7 5 (1.48%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.18%) AppDynamics
9 3 (0.89%) AlienVault
9 3 (0.89%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.89%) LogRhythm
9 3 (0.89%) Remedy
9 3 (0.89%) VMware
9 3 (0.89%) Zend
10 2 (0.59%) Adobe
10 2 (0.59%) Alibaba
10 2 (0.59%) Cognizant