Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 817 785 968
Rank change year-on-year -32 +183 -37
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 368 394 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 283 311 291
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £33,850 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% -

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 156,453 154,494 180,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.82% 90.55% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 125,648 126,607 150,063
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -45 330 £52,500 +10.53% 50
UK excluding London -2 242 £47,000 +10.59% 39
London -30 122 £62,500 +4.17% 14
South East -27 61 £52,500 +26.51% 8
North of England +39 54 £45,000 +12.50% 10
East of England +17 41 £45,000 -14.29% 5
Midlands +39 39 £48,000 +9.71% 8
North West +16 38 £42,000 +5.00% 8
Scotland -15 33 £46,750 +16.88% 1
West Midlands +18 25 £37,500 -17.58% 4
East Midlands +2 14 £55,000 +29.41% 4
South West -69 13 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Yorkshire +34 10 £48,750 +30.00% 2
North East -19 6 £55,000 +66.67%
Wales +6 1 £44,000 +2.33% 2

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 239 (64.95%) Test Automation
2 222 (60.33%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (52.45%) Java
4 177 (48.10%) Selenium
5 154 (41.85%) QA
6 128 (34.78%) SQL
7 112 (30.43%) JavaScript
8 105 (28.53%) C#
9 103 (27.99%) Python
10 99 (26.90%) JMeter
11 95 (25.82%) Amazon AWS
12 84 (22.83%) BDD
13 83 (22.55%) Scrum
14 82 (22.28%) Git (software)
15 81 (22.01%) Cucumber
16 78 (21.20%) TDD
17 71 (19.29%) WebDriver
17 71 (19.29%) Jenkins
18 68 (18.48%) Performance Testing
19 67 (18.21%) Continuous Integration
19 67 (18.21%) Web Services
20 62 (16.85%) Software Engineering
21 61 (16.58%) JIRA
22 60 (16.30%) DevOps
23 59 (16.03%) NoSQL
24 58 (15.76%) Ruby
25 56 (15.22%) XML
25 56 (15.22%) Linux
26 55 (14.95%) Degree
26 55 (14.95%) Problem-Solving

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 31 (8.42%) JBoss
2 29 (7.88%) Apache
3 26 (7.07%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (5.16%) Apache Solr
5 18 (4.89%) WildFly
6 17 (4.62%) Tomcat
7 15 (4.08%) nginx
8 11 (2.99%) Confluence
9 5 (1.36%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.36%) CMS
9 5 (1.36%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon Alexa
12 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 95 (25.82%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (7.61%) BlazeMeter
3 24 (6.52%) AWS Lambda
3 24 (6.52%) Serverless
4 22 (5.98%) Amazon Kinesis
4 22 (5.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (5.98%) Sauce Labs
5 18 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (3.26%) GitHub
7 11 (2.99%) SaaS
8 8 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.09%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.54%) DigitalOcean
12 2 (0.54%) IaaS
12 2 (0.54%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.97%) HTTP
2 26 (7.07%) DNS
3 25 (6.79%) Internet
4 24 (6.52%) SSL
4 24 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.09%) Firewall
6 3 (0.82%) AMQP
6 3 (0.82%) VPN
7 1 (0.27%) LAN
7 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.27%) SAN
7 1 (0.27%) TETRA
7 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (16.03%) NoSQL
2 26 (7.07%) SQL Server
3 24 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 22 (5.98%) MongoDB
5 18 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (4.62%) Big Data
7 13 (3.53%) MySQL
8 8 (2.17%) InfluxDB
8 8 (2.17%) Redis
9 7 (1.90%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.36%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.82%) Amazon QuickSight
13 3 (0.82%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 177 (48.10%) Selenium
2 99 (26.90%) JMeter
3 82 (22.28%) Git (software)
4 81 (22.01%) Cucumber
5 71 (19.29%) Jenkins
5 71 (19.29%) WebDriver
6 61 (16.58%) JIRA
7 46 (12.50%) JUnit
8 45 (12.23%) SoapUI
8 45 (12.23%) SpecFlow
9 35 (9.51%) Maven
10 30 (8.15%) Octopus Deploy
11 28 (7.61%) TeamCity
12 25 (6.79%) Fiddler
13 23 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (5.98%) Visual Studio
15 21 (5.71%) NUnit
16 20 (5.43%) Gatling
16 20 (5.43%) LoadRunner
17 19 (5.16%) Subversion
General
1 36 (9.78%) Finance
2 12 (3.26%) Marketing
2 12 (3.26%) Retail
3 11 (2.99%) Games
4 6 (1.63%) Back Office
5 5 (1.36%) Advertising
6 3 (0.82%) Electronics
6 3 (0.82%) Legal
6 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (23.64%) Tester
2 66 (17.93%) Automation Tester
3 53 (14.40%) Developer
4 47 (12.77%) QA Engineer
5 40 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 39 (10.60%) Software Engineer
7 38 (10.33%) Analyst
8 33 (8.97%) Java Developer
9 27 (7.34%) AWS Engineer
10 26 (7.07%) Test Analyst
11 25 (6.79%) QA Tester
11 25 (6.79%) Test Engineer
12 23 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
13 21 (5.71%) J2EE Developer
13 21 (5.71%) Java Automation Tester
13 21 (5.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 21 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (5.43%) Automation Engineer
15 19 (5.16%) QA Automation Tester
15 19 (5.16%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (18.21%) Web Services
2 56 (15.22%) XML
3 54 (14.67%) HTML
4 53 (14.40%) CSS
5 44 (11.96%) Spring
6 41 (11.14%) .NET
7 35 (9.51%) RESTful
8 31 (8.42%) Gherkin
9 26 (7.07%) JSON
9 26 (7.07%) SOAP
9 26 (7.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 23 (6.25%) J2EE
11 22 (5.98%) NumPy
11 22 (5.98%) Pandas
11 22 (5.98%) scikit-learn
11 22 (5.98%) SciPy
12 20 (5.43%) jQuery
13 18 (4.89%) Apache Camel
14 15 (4.08%) AngularJS
14 15 (4.08%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.96%) Computer Science
2 30 (8.15%) Fintech
3 28 (7.61%) Mobile App
4 26 (7.07%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.80%) User Experience
7 10 (2.72%) Algorithms
8 9 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (2.45%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.17%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.09%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.82%) Life Science
13 3 (0.82%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.54%) Replication
15 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
15 1 (0.27%) GPGPU
15 1 (0.27%) Private Cloud
15 1 (0.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (15.22%) Linux
2 25 (6.79%) Windows
3 21 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 15 (4.08%) Android
5 8 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.90%) Unix
7 6 (1.63%) Nucleus RTOS
7 6 (1.63%) Windows Phone
8 5 (1.36%) CoreOS
9 4 (1.09%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.09%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.82%) CentOS
10 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.27%) VyOS
11 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (64.95%) Test Automation
2 222 (60.33%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (22.83%) BDD
4 83 (22.55%) Scrum
5 78 (21.20%) TDD
6 68 (18.48%) Performance Testing
7 67 (18.21%) Continuous Integration
8 62 (16.85%) Software Engineering
9 60 (16.30%) DevOps
10 55 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
11 54 (14.67%) Open Source
12 51 (13.86%) Regression Testing
13 43 (11.68%) Test Scripting
14 41 (11.14%) SDLC
15 40 (10.87%) Configuration Management
16 37 (10.05%) Data Analysis
16 37 (10.05%) OO
16 37 (10.05%) Unit Testing
17 35 (9.51%) Continuous Delivery
18 34 (9.24%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 193 (52.45%) Java
2 128 (34.78%) SQL
3 112 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 105 (28.53%) C#
5 103 (27.99%) Python
6 58 (15.76%) Ruby
7 31 (8.42%) Bash Shell
7 31 (8.42%) PHP
8 17 (4.62%) Clojure
8 17 (4.62%) Lisp
9 12 (3.26%) Apple Swift
9 12 (3.26%) C
9 12 (3.26%) Groovy
10 11 (2.99%) C++
11 10 (2.72%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.72%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.17%) Java 8
13 4 (1.09%) Perl
13 4 (1.09%) VBScript
14 3 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (14.95%) Degree
2 23 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 20 (5.43%) ISEB
4 15 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.17%) AWS Certification
6 8 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (41.85%) QA
2 9 (2.45%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.36%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.82%) GCP
5 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 32 (8.70%) Docker
2 16 (4.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.54%) HDFS
3 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.54%) Xen
4 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.27%) Varnish
4 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (11.14%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (9.51%) Puppet
3 25 (6.79%) Ansible
4 21 (5.71%) Salt
5 11 (2.99%) WebInspect
5 11 (2.99%) ZABBIX
6 10 (2.72%) Nagios
7 9 (2.45%) Grafana
7 9 (2.45%) Kubernetes
8 8 (2.17%) Capistrano
8 8 (2.17%) Cobbler
8 8 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (2.17%) logstash
9 6 (1.63%) Terraform
10 3 (0.82%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.54%) Ambari
11 2 (0.54%) Consul
11 2 (0.54%) Packer
11 2 (0.54%) Rancher
12 1 (0.27%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 23 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.16%) Oracle
3 15 (4.08%) Google
4 14 (3.80%) RedGate
5 11 (2.99%) HP
5 11 (2.99%) New Relic
5 11 (2.99%) VMware
6 10 (2.72%) Splunk
7 8 (2.17%) PureLoad
8 6 (1.63%) SAP
9 4 (1.09%) PagerDuty
9 4 (1.09%) WorldPay
10 3 (0.82%) Birst
10 3 (0.82%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.54%) Apple
11 2 (0.54%) Citrix
11 2 (0.54%) Dynatrace
11 2 (0.54%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.54%) SaltStack
12 1 (0.27%) Facebook