Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 812 919 933
Rank change year-on-year +107 +14 -43
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 366 283 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 286 239 333
UK median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,050
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 153,965 161,029 179,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.10% 91.53% 90.83%
Number of salaries quoted 122,609 128,176 149,466
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.71%

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 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Load Testing in the UK

Load Testing
Top 14 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 20 August 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 +104 337 £52,500 +10.53% 54
UK excluding London +121 251 £50,000 +11.11% 41
London +30 109 £62,500 - 15
North of England +61 64 £45,000 +9.76% 16
South East +15 59 £50,000 - 6
East of England +49 51 £52,500 -4.55% 3
Midlands +60 48 £48,000 +47.69% 7
West Midlands +50 43 £47,500 +46.15% 4
North West +39 38 £50,000 +19.05% 13
Scotland +9 23 £36,250 +22.88% 2
Yorkshire +39 14 £35,500 -5.33% 2
North East - 12 £50,000 - 1
South West -28 6 £42,500 - 7
East Midlands -4 5 £55,000 +52.78% 3

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 203 (55.46%) Test Automation
2 189 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (49.18%) Java
4 136 (37.16%) QA
5 129 (35.25%) SQL
6 124 (33.88%) Selenium
7 114 (31.15%) Amazon AWS
8 108 (29.51%) JavaScript
9 102 (27.87%) Python
10 96 (26.23%) C#
10 96 (26.23%) Software Engineering
11 87 (23.77%) BDD
12 83 (22.68%) JMeter
13 78 (21.31%) TDD
14 73 (19.95%) DevOps
15 66 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
15 66 (18.03%) Scrum
16 65 (17.76%) Jenkins
16 65 (17.76%) NoSQL
17 63 (17.21%) Cucumber
17 63 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
18 61 (16.67%) Ruby
18 61 (16.67%) Docker
19 60 (16.39%) Performance Testing
20 58 (15.85%) Git (software)
21 56 (15.30%) Bash Shell
21 56 (15.30%) Elasticsearch
21 56 (15.30%) Opscode Chef
21 56 (15.30%) Configuration Management
21 56 (15.30%) .NET

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 56 (15.30%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (8.74%) Apache Solr
3 23 (6.28%) JBoss
4 14 (3.83%) Apache
4 14 (3.83%) Tomcat
5 13 (3.55%) WildFly
6 8 (2.19%) Confluence
6 8 (2.19%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (1.64%) CMS
7 6 (1.64%) nginx
8 4 (1.09%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.09%) IIS
8 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.82%) Amazon Alexa
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 114 (31.15%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (10.11%) SaaS
4 21 (5.74%) GitHub
5 20 (5.46%) BlazeMeter
5 20 (5.46%) Serverless
6 15 (4.10%) Amazon Kinesis
6 15 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (4.10%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (3.01%) Sauce Labs
8 8 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (2.19%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (2.19%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 6 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.37%) Akamai
10 5 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.37%) CloudFront
11 4 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.74%) DNS
2 31 (8.47%) Internet
3 29 (7.92%) SSL
4 14 (3.83%) HTTP
5 9 (2.46%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.91%) Firewall
7 6 (1.64%) AMQP
7 6 (1.64%) VPN
8 2 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.55%) Network Security
9 1 (0.27%) LAN
9 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.27%) SAN
9 1 (0.27%) VLAN
9 1 (0.27%) Wireless
9 1 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (17.76%) NoSQL
2 47 (12.84%) MongoDB
3 39 (10.66%) SQL Server
4 37 (10.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (7.38%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (5.74%) Big Data
7 17 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (4.64%) MySQL
8 16 (4.37%) InfluxDB
9 8 (2.19%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (2.19%) Redis
9 8 (2.19%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.64%) Amazon QuickSight
11 6 (1.64%) Hazelcast
11 6 (1.64%) Pentaho
12 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 124 (33.88%) Selenium
2 83 (22.68%) JMeter
3 65 (17.76%) Jenkins
4 63 (17.21%) Cucumber
5 58 (15.85%) Git (software)
6 55 (15.03%) WebDriver
7 41 (11.20%) Visual Studio
8 40 (10.93%) JUnit
9 39 (10.66%) JIRA
10 38 (10.38%) SpecFlow
11 31 (8.47%) Maven
12 28 (7.65%) Octopus Deploy
13 26 (7.10%) Ant
14 22 (6.01%) Gatling
15 20 (5.46%) LoadRunner
16 19 (5.19%) Fiddler
16 19 (5.19%) git-flow
17 18 (4.92%) SoapUI
17 18 (4.92%) TeamCity
18 17 (4.64%) Artifactory
General
1 34 (9.29%) Finance
2 13 (3.55%) Retail
3 12 (3.28%) Games
4 6 (1.64%) Marketing
5 5 (1.37%) Electronics
5 5 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.09%) Advertising
7 2 (0.55%) Back Office
7 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (16.94%) Tester
2 54 (14.75%) Software Engineer
3 47 (12.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 46 (12.57%) Developer
5 45 (12.30%) Analyst
6 43 (11.75%) Automation Tester
7 36 (9.84%) AWS Engineer
8 35 (9.56%) QA Engineer
9 33 (9.02%) Test Analyst
10 32 (8.74%) Test Engineer
11 29 (7.92%) Java Developer
12 26 (7.10%) Linux Engineer
12 26 (7.10%) Test Automation Engineer
13 25 (6.83%) AWS DevOps
13 25 (6.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 21 (5.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 21 (5.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 19 (5.19%) Senior QA Engineer
16 18 (4.92%) J2EE Developer
16 18 (4.92%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.30%) .NET
1 56 (15.30%) Web Services
2 40 (10.93%) RESTful
3 39 (10.66%) HTML
4 38 (10.38%) CSS
4 38 (10.38%) Spring
5 29 (7.92%) XML
6 28 (7.65%) ASP.NET
7 26 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (7.10%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (5.46%) J2EE
8 20 (5.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 18 (4.92%) AngularJS
10 15 (4.10%) Gherkin
10 15 (4.10%) jQuery
10 15 (4.10%) NumPy
10 15 (4.10%) Pandas
10 15 (4.10%) scikit-learn
10 15 (4.10%) SciPy
11 14 (3.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.84%) Fintech
2 31 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 26 (7.10%) User Experience
4 23 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (6.28%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (5.19%) Mobile App
6 17 (4.64%) Management Information System
6 17 (4.64%) Public Cloud
7 12 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.37%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.09%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.82%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.55%) Replication
13 1 (0.27%) Life Science
13 1 (0.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.93%) Linux
2 30 (8.20%) Windows
3 11 (3.01%) Android
3 11 (3.01%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.91%) Nucleus RTOS
4 7 (1.91%) Windows Phone
5 6 (1.64%) Unix
5 6 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.37%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
8 1 (0.27%) VMS
8 1 (0.27%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (55.46%) Test Automation
2 189 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (26.23%) Software Engineering
4 87 (23.77%) BDD
5 78 (21.31%) TDD
6 73 (19.95%) DevOps
7 66 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (18.03%) Scrum
8 63 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
9 60 (16.39%) Performance Testing
10 56 (15.30%) Configuration Management
11 47 (12.84%) Regression Testing
12 42 (11.48%) Mentoring
12 42 (11.48%) Waterfall
13 38 (10.38%) Test Strategy
14 37 (10.11%) Functional Testing
15 33 (9.02%) Capacity Planning
15 33 (9.02%) Non-Functional Testing
15 33 (9.02%) SDLC
16 32 (8.74%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 180 (49.18%) Java
2 129 (35.25%) SQL
3 108 (29.51%) JavaScript
4 102 (27.87%) Python
5 96 (26.23%) C#
6 61 (16.67%) Ruby
7 56 (15.30%) Bash Shell
8 26 (7.10%) Shell Script
9 22 (6.01%) PHP
10 20 (5.46%) PowerShell
11 14 (3.83%) C++
12 13 (3.55%) Clojure
12 13 (3.55%) Lisp
13 12 (3.28%) C
13 12 (3.28%) Groovy
13 12 (3.28%) Java 8
14 10 (2.73%) T-SQL
15 8 (2.19%) Perl
16 7 (1.91%) Apple Swift
17 6 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 51 (13.93%) Degree
2 24 (6.56%) AWS Certification
3 10 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.73%) ISEB
4 9 (2.46%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (37.16%) QA
2 18 (4.92%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.09%) PMO
5 2 (0.55%) GCP
5 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 61 (16.67%) Docker
2 32 (8.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (1.37%) Varnish
4 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.55%) HDFS
4 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.55%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.55%) Xen
5 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (15.30%) Opscode Chef
2 42 (11.48%) Puppet
3 41 (11.20%) Ansible
4 24 (6.56%) Cobbler
5 20 (5.46%) Kubernetes
6 19 (5.19%) ZABBIX
7 18 (4.92%) Nagios
8 17 (4.64%) Grafana
9 16 (4.37%) Capistrano
9 16 (4.37%) logstash
10 10 (2.73%) Salt
11 9 (2.46%) Terraform
12 5 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.82%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.82%) WebInspect
14 2 (0.55%) Consul
14 2 (0.55%) Packer
14 2 (0.55%) Rancher
15 1 (0.27%) Pingdom
15 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 37 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.38%) Oracle
3 23 (6.28%) New Relic
4 20 (5.46%) VMware
5 19 (5.19%) Splunk
6 18 (4.92%) SAP
7 15 (4.10%) Google
8 14 (3.83%) Capita
9 12 (3.28%) TIBCO
10 8 (2.19%) PagerDuty
11 6 (1.64%) Adobe
11 6 (1.64%) Birst
11 6 (1.64%) HP
12 5 (1.37%) PureLoad
13 4 (1.09%) Apple
13 4 (1.09%) RedGate
13 4 (1.09%) WorldPay
14 3 (0.82%) Facebook
15 2 (0.55%) Rackspace
15 2 (0.55%) Twitter