The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 183 187 190
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.019% 0.22% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.29% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 2
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£425 £288 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -26.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+39.58% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4056 4502 4355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.97% 77.61% 76.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 3197 3336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 65
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.04 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -36.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.33 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
3 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) Spring
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (11.11%) QA
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Mocha
4 1 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (11.11%) Node.js
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
4 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) WebLOAD
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Mocha
2 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
2 1 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Games
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
1 2 (22.22%) Spring
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) WCF
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
1 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 1 (11.11%) Online Games
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) CoreOS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
3 1 (11.11%) Android
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Kanban
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
1 1 (11.11%) SOASTA, Inc