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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 179 184 203
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 16 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.35% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.46% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 3
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£450 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +40.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -30.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - £32.50
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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
4241 4605 4987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.08% 77.15% 77.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3349 3480 3757
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 42 84
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

Load Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) BDD
3 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
3 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
3 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 9 (52.94%) HTTP
4 8 (47.06%) TDD
4 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
4 8 (47.06%) QA
4 8 (47.06%) Security Testing
4 8 (47.06%) RESTful
4 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
5 7 (41.18%) Capybara
5 7 (41.18%) Karma Test Runner
5 7 (41.18%) DevOps
5 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
5 7 (41.18%) Open Source
5 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
5 7 (41.18%) SpecFlow
5 7 (41.18%) Jasmine
5 7 (41.18%) WATIR
5 7 (41.18%) Selenium
5 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
5 7 (41.18%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) Internet
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.76%) Citrix
8 2 (11.76%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (11.76%) JBoss
1 2 (11.76%) CMS
1 2 (11.76%) WordPress
1 2 (11.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) HTTP
2 4 (23.53%) Internet
3 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
1 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
2 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
3 7 (41.18%) Karma Test Runner
3 7 (41.18%) SpecFlow
3 7 (41.18%) Jasmine
3 7 (41.18%) Capybara
3 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
3 7 (41.18%) WATIR
3 7 (41.18%) Selenium
4 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 2 (11.76%) MSTest
5 1 (5.88%) Hudson
5 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) DBA
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) RESTful
2 2 (11.76%) HTML5
2 2 (11.76%) React
2 2 (11.76%) Meteor
2 2 (11.76%) jQuery
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Flash
2 2 (11.76%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) BDD
3 8 (47.06%) Security Testing
3 8 (47.06%) TDD
3 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
4 7 (41.18%) Open Source
4 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
4 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
4 7 (41.18%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Server Building
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Time Management
6 1 (5.88%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) CCEE
2 1 (5.88%) CCIA
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCEA
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) XenApp
1 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.88%) XenServer
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) MetaFrame
2 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (5.88%) Data Guard
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.88%) AppDNA
1 1 (5.88%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) ForgeRock
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Wyse
3 1 (5.88%) AppSense
3 1 (5.88%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) EMC
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 7 days ago