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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 188 209 208
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 11 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.33% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 1
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£400 £400 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 -
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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
4478 5509 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.07% 76.51% 75.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3363 4079 4310
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 93
Average hourly rate £21.88 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 16 (51.61%) ISEB
2 13 (41.94%) Performance Testing
3 12 (38.71%) Stress Testing
3 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
3 12 (38.71%) Selenium
4 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (35.48%) Web Services
5 10 (32.26%) ISTQB
6 9 (29.03%) Degree
6 9 (29.03%) HP
6 9 (29.03%) LoadRunner
6 9 (29.03%) QA
6 9 (29.03%) Security Testing
6 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (29.03%) DevOps
7 8 (25.81%) Rational Performance Tester
7 8 (25.81%) Social Network
7 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
8 7 (22.58%) C#
8 7 (22.58%) Java
8 7 (22.58%) SQL
8 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
9 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
9 6 (19.35%) SoapUI
9 6 (19.35%) Web Testing
9 6 (19.35%) hybris
9 6 (19.35%) Retail
9 6 (19.35%) Quality Management
9 6 (19.35%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
2 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) LoadRunner
3 8 (25.81%) Rational Performance Tester
4 6 (19.35%) SoapUI
4 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
5 5 (16.13%) JMeter
6 3 (9.68%) Jasmine
6 3 (9.68%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
7 2 (6.45%) Mocha
7 2 (6.45%) NUnit
7 2 (6.45%) JUnit
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (3.23%) Subversion
8 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.23%) WATIR
8 1 (3.23%) Capybara
General
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 4 (12.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Tester
1 12 (38.71%) Performance Tester
2 9 (29.03%) Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Test Leader
4 3 (9.68%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Report Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports Developer
6 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) Hibernate
2 3 (9.68%) Spring
3 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) JSON
4 1 (3.23%) RESTful
4 1 (3.23%) WCF
4 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
2 8 (25.81%) Social Network
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Open Source
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Performance Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Stress Testing
3 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (29.03%) Security Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (29.03%) DevOps
5 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
6 6 (19.35%) Web Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Quality Management
6 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.45%) Build Automation
9 2 (6.45%) Web Application Development
9 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.45%) Code Coverage
9 2 (6.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) C#
1 7 (22.58%) Java
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) ISEB
2 10 (32.26%) ISTQB
3 9 (29.03%) Degree
4 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) HP
2 6 (19.35%) hybris
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat