The first table below looks at the demand for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 130 111 134
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +23
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.035% 0.33% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.48% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate £438 £238 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% +97.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-17.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2045 1671 1976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.18% 68.18% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1058 673 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Load Testing
South East

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Testing across the Berkshire region.

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Berkshire region.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -10 1 £438 -7.89%
Load Testing
South East

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) System Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Siebel
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) IIS
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (14.29%) MSBuild
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) SilkTest
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
3 1 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (14.29%) SilkTest
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) MSBuild
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Games
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Release Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Performance Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XSL
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) System Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Process Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Game Development
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Code Coverage
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Siebel
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft