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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
London / City of London
Rank 145 138 192
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +54
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.22% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.25% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Median daily rate £338 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -2.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £419
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
2467 2793 4255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.01% 87.04% 82.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1962 2213 3309
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 32
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Load Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) QA
3 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
4 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (35.71%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) SOAP
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Python
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Logistics
6 3 (21.43%) JSON
6 3 (21.43%) NUnit
6 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
6 3 (21.43%) Selenium
6 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 3 (21.43%) SaaS
6 3 (21.43%) MSTest
6 3 (21.43%) OO
6 3 (21.43%) XML
6 3 (21.43%) Unix

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (7.14%) GitHub
2 1 (7.14%) Route 53
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
2 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
4 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (21.43%) Mocha
4 3 (21.43%) MSTest
4 3 (21.43%) NUnit
4 3 (21.43%) Selenium
4 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
4 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.14%) Android Studio
5 1 (7.14%) Xcode
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
1 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Automation Tester
1 5 (35.71%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Games Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (7.14%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) JSON
2 3 (21.43%) REST
2 3 (21.43%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
4 1 (7.14%) J2EE
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (7.14%) Spring
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) API Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Logistics
3 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (21.43%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) SOLID
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) AOP
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Perl
4 3 (21.43%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) Go
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
5 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Apple
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle