Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 313 338
Rank change year-on-year +50 +25 -46
Permanent jobs citing Load Testing 37 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.12% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 34 9 10
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £31,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.23% -34.74% +46.15%
10th Percentile £33,750 £26,600 £33,137
90th Percentile £66,250 £50,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -3.06% +8.89%

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 7,781 9,058 10,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.42% 91.40% 90.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5,955 7,421 8,363
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +34 19 £62,500 +56.25% 2
Sutton Coldfield -13 11 £47,500 +82.69%
Staffordshire +20 7 £37,500 +33.93%
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 33 (89.19%) Test Automation
2 26 (70.27%) C#
3 22 (59.46%) SQL
4 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (45.95%) Scrum
6 16 (43.24%) Selenium
7 15 (40.54%) TDD
7 15 (40.54%) Ruby
7 15 (40.54%) WebDriver
7 15 (40.54%) Waterfall
7 15 (40.54%) Cucumber
7 15 (40.54%) BDD
7 15 (40.54%) Java
7 15 (40.54%) Python
7 15 (40.54%) Visual Studio
7 15 (40.54%) SpecFlow
7 15 (40.54%) SDET
7 15 (40.54%) Fintech
7 15 (40.54%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
8 9 (24.32%) Regression Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
9 6 (16.22%) RESTful
9 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
9 6 (16.22%) Scenario Testing
10 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
10 4 (10.81%) QA
10 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (8.11%) JavaScript

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Selenium
2 15 (40.54%) Cucumber
2 15 (40.54%) SpecFlow
2 15 (40.54%) Visual Studio
2 15 (40.54%) WebDriver
3 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.41%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Automation Test Lead
1 10 (27.03%) Test Leader
2 9 (24.32%) Software Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Software Test Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Test Automation Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Test Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Automation Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Senior Automation Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Senior Technical Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Senior Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Technical Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Data Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) RESTful
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (89.19%) Test Automation
2 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (45.95%) Scrum
4 15 (40.54%) BDD
4 15 (40.54%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (40.54%) SDET
4 15 (40.54%) TDD
4 15 (40.54%) Waterfall
5 9 (24.32%) Regression Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
6 6 (16.22%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.11%) Web Design
8 2 (5.41%) Requirements Management
8 2 (5.41%) SOA
8 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.41%) System Testing
8 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) C#
2 22 (59.46%) SQL
3 15 (40.54%) Java
3 15 (40.54%) Python
3 15 (40.54%) Ruby
4 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) HP