Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 308 330
Rank change year-on-year +56 +22 -45
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 41 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.12% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.13% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 38 10 8
West Midlands median annual salary £45,250 £35,000 £34,715
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.29% +0.82% +6.82%
10th Percentile £33,375 £29,000 £33,137
90th Percentile £66,250 £49,625 £59,250
England median annual salary £51,500 £52,500 £49,500
% change year-on-year -1.90% +6.06% +4.21%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,369 9,136 10,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.03% 91.23% 91.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5,586 7,337 8,005
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in the West Midlands

Load Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Load Testing in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Load Testing in the West Midlands

Load Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Load Testing in the West Midlands

Load Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 December 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
Birmingham +22 16 £62,500 +51.52% 1
Worcestershire - 11 £40,000 -
Staffordshire - 7 £40,000 - 4
Sutton Coldfield - 6 £42,500 -
Solihull +5 1 £45,500 +21.33%
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 36 (87.80%) Test Automation
2 29 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (53.66%) Scrum
4 20 (48.78%) C#
5 16 (39.02%) SQL
5 16 (39.02%) Regression Testing
6 14 (34.15%) TDD
7 13 (31.71%) Selenium
8 12 (29.27%) Java
8 12 (29.27%) Cucumber
9 11 (26.83%) WebDriver
9 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
10 10 (24.39%) Python
10 10 (24.39%) Ruby
10 10 (24.39%) Waterfall
10 10 (24.39%) BDD
10 10 (24.39%) SpecFlow
10 10 (24.39%) SDET
10 10 (24.39%) Fintech
11 9 (21.95%) API Testing
11 9 (21.95%) SoapUI
11 9 (21.95%) Test Strategy
11 9 (21.95%) JIRA
11 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
12 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
13 7 (17.07%) Scenario Testing
13 7 (17.07%) JSON
13 7 (17.07%) SOAP
13 7 (17.07%) XML
13 7 (17.07%) .NET

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) MySQL
2 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Selenium
2 12 (29.27%) Cucumber
3 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
3 11 (26.83%) WebDriver
4 10 (24.39%) SpecFlow
5 9 (21.95%) JIRA
5 9 (21.95%) SoapUI
6 6 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (12.20%) Ranorex
8 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
9 2 (4.88%) JMeter
10 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Test Manager
2 10 (24.39%) Test Leader
3 9 (21.95%) Tester
4 8 (19.51%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (9.76%) Lead Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Software Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Data Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Functional Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Automation Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Technical Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
1 7 (17.07%) JSON
1 7 (17.07%) SOAP
1 7 (17.07%) XML
2 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.76%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (9.76%) WinForms
3 3 (7.32%) RESTful
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Fintech
2 5 (12.20%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (87.80%) Test Automation
2 29 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (53.66%) Scrum
4 16 (39.02%) Regression Testing
5 14 (34.15%) TDD
6 10 (24.39%) BDD
6 10 (24.39%) SDET
6 10 (24.39%) Waterfall
7 9 (21.95%) API Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Test Strategy
8 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
9 7 (17.07%) Scenario Testing
10 6 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (12.20%) SOA
11 5 (12.20%) System Testing
12 4 (9.76%) Line Management
12 4 (9.76%) Project Planning
12 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
12 4 (9.76%) User Stories
13 3 (7.32%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) C#
2 16 (39.02%) SQL
3 12 (29.27%) Java
4 10 (24.39%) Python
4 10 (24.39%) Ruby
5 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft