The first table below looks at the demand for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Buckinghamshire 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 81 76 70
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.24% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
943 710 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.55% 72.01% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 375 304
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £258 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Load Testing
South East

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +3 3 - - 1
Load Testing
South East

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) VBScript
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) ITSM
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Intranet
3 1 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Web Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Web Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) ITSM
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP