Period
to 16 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Locust skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Locust over the 6 months to 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Locust
UK
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 868 909 -
Rank change year-on-year +41 - +1203
Permanent jobs citing Locust 18 9 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.009% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.10% 0.048% -
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 0
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 -
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 -
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

Locust is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17,828 18,852 28,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.81% 19.57% 19.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13,539 15,036 22,781
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Locust
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Locust as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Locust in the UK

Locust
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Locust.

Salary trend for Locust in the UK

Locust
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Locust over the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Locust in the UK

Locust
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Locust within the UK over the 6 months to 16 May 2021. 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 +57 18 £60,000 +9.09% 1
London - 10 £63,750 - 1
UK excluding London +19 8 £60,000 +9.09%
South East +44 4 £60,000 +9.09%
West Midlands - 4 - -
Midlands - 4 - -
Work from Home - 3 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, IT jobs citing Locust 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 Locust.

1 16 (88.89%) JMeter
2 12 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 12 (66.67%) Gatling
3 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
3 11 (61.11%) LoadRunner
4 9 (50.00%) Dynatrace
5 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (44.44%) RESTful
5 8 (44.44%) QA
6 7 (38.89%) Selenium
6 7 (38.89%) Software Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Python
6 7 (38.89%) PHP
7 6 (33.33%) C#
8 5 (27.78%) Java
8 5 (27.78%) MySQL
8 5 (27.78%) Linux
8 5 (27.78%) Ruby
8 5 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
8 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (27.78%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (27.78%) Terraform
8 5 (27.78%) Kubernetes
8 5 (27.78%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 5 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
8 5 (27.78%) Coaching
8 5 (27.78%) Xdebug
8 5 (27.78%) The Grinder

Locust
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 2 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (22.22%) Azure
2 4 (22.22%) SaaS
3 3 (16.67%) NuGet
4 2 (11.11%) AWS
4 2 (11.11%) Datadog
5 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.56%) SSH
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MySQL
2 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (88.89%) JMeter
2 12 (66.67%) Gatling
3 11 (61.11%) LoadRunner
4 7 (38.89%) Selenium
5 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
5 5 (27.78%) The Grinder
5 5 (27.78%) Xdebug
6 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
6 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
6 4 (22.22%) WebSurge
7 3 (16.67%) Moq
8 2 (11.11%) eggPlant
8 2 (11.11%) JIRA
9 1 (5.56%) Appium
9 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
9 1 (5.56%) GitLab
9 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
9 1 (5.56%) Postman
General
1 4 (22.22%) Influencing Skills
1 4 (22.22%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Developer in Test
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Test Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Video On Demand Tester
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (5.56%) PHP Architect
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Video On Demand Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) RESTful
2 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) .NET Core
2 4 (22.22%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) Software Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 5 (27.78%) Coaching
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
5 5 (27.78%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (22.22%) Active Listening
6 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 4 (22.22%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 4 (22.22%) DevOps
6 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (22.22%) SDET
6 4 (22.22%) Sprint Planning
6 4 (22.22%) Sprint Retrospective
6 4 (22.22%) Sprint Review
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PHP
1 7 (38.89%) Python
2 6 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) Ruby
4 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Kubernetes
1 5 (27.78%) Terraform
2 1 (5.56%) Grafana
2 1 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Dynatrace
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft