Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 262 263 307
Rank change year-on-year +1 +44 +42
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 13 43 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.45% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.50% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13 40 12
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +4.97% -4.74%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,375 £27,200
90th Percentile £48,750 £57,250 £47,325
England median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% -5.00%

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 7,294 8,644 9,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.04% 91.09% 91.80%
Number of salaries quoted 5,643 6,627 7,695
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 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
Staffordshire +7 11 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Birmingham +19 1 £28,258 -46.18%
Solihull -7 1 £39,000 +4.00% 1
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (92.31%) SQL
3 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (69.23%) .NET
5 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
6 7 (53.85%) C#
6 7 (53.85%) System Testing
7 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (46.15%) SOA
7 6 (46.15%) Scrum
7 6 (46.15%) Ranorex
8 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
8 5 (38.46%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (38.46%) RESTful
9 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (30.77%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
11 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
11 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
11 2 (15.38%) QA
11 2 (15.38%) WinForms
11 2 (15.38%) Windows
11 2 (15.38%) Line Management
11 2 (15.38%) SDLC
12 1 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
12 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
12 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
12 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
12 1 (7.69%) ERP

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Ranorex
1 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.69%) JMeter
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Test Leader
3 4 (30.77%) Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Lead Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) RESTful
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (15.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) System Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 6 (46.15%) SOA
5 5 (38.46%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Line Management
7 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
7 2 (15.38%) SDLC
7 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
8 1 (7.69%) ERP
8 1 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
8 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
8 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle