The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 City of London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 186 195 218
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +23
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 24 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.032% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.043% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 3
Average daily rate £375 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-17.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Load Testing
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 (39.02%) SQL
1 16 (39.02%) SQL Server
1 16 (39.02%) ISEB
2 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Automated Testing
2 14 (34.15%) Performance Testing
3 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (31.71%) C#
4 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
4 11 (26.83%) Web Testing
4 11 (26.83%) QA
4 11 (26.83%) Degree
5 10 (24.39%) ISTQB
5 10 (24.39%) Web Services
6 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
6 9 (21.95%) SoapUI
6 9 (21.95%) Relational Database
6 9 (21.95%) Games
6 9 (21.95%) LoadRunner
6 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
6 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
6 9 (21.95%) Selenium
7 8 (19.51%) Retail
7 8 (19.51%) Social Network
7 8 (19.51%) Stress Testing
7 8 (19.51%) Security Testing
7 8 (19.51%) Rational Performance Tester
7 8 (19.51%) HP
7 8 (19.51%) Internet
7 8 (19.51%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (9.76%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (12.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
2 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (39.02%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.95%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) Essbase
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
2 9 (21.95%) SoapUI
2 9 (21.95%) LoadRunner
2 9 (21.95%) Selenium
3 8 (19.51%) Rational Performance Tester
4 5 (12.20%) JMeter
5 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.44%) LoadUI
6 1 (2.44%) JIRA
6 1 (2.44%) NUnit
6 1 (2.44%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.44%) WebLOAD
6 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.44%) Rational Rose
6 1 (2.44%) JUnit
General
1 9 (21.95%) Games
2 8 (19.51%) Retail
2 8 (19.51%) Telecoms
3 7 (17.07%) Finance
4 6 (14.63%) Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Tester
2 10 (24.39%) Test Leader
3 9 (21.95%) Performance Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Software Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Design Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Software Design Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Architect
8 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) CRM Architect
9 1 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Software Testing Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Performance Test Leader
9 1 (2.44%) Development Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Testing Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) CRM Developer
9 1 (2.44%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) Web Services
2 5 (12.20%) REST
2 5 (12.20%) WCF
2 5 (12.20%) .NET
3 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.32%) HTML
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.88%) WPF
4 2 (4.88%) Silverlight
4 2 (4.88%) jQuery
4 2 (4.88%) JSON
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.44%) Ajax
5 1 (2.44%) WinForms
5 1 (2.44%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
2 8 (19.51%) Social Network
3 1 (2.44%) New Media
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Xbox
3 1 (2.44%) Contract for Difference
3 1 (2.44%) Spread Betting
3 1 (2.44%) IPTV
3 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (34.15%) Automated Testing
1 14 (34.15%) Performance Testing
2 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (26.83%) Web Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
4 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
5 8 (19.51%) Stress Testing
5 8 (19.51%) Security Testing
5 8 (19.51%) Scrum
5 8 (19.51%) Quality Management
6 6 (14.63%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.20%) TDD
8 4 (9.76%) OO
8 4 (9.76%) DNA
8 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
9 3 (7.32%) OOD
10 2 (4.88%) SOA
10 2 (4.88%) ETL
10 2 (4.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) SQL
2 13 (31.71%) C#
3 5 (12.20%) C
4 4 (9.76%) C++
5 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.88%) Java
7 1 (2.44%) Ruby
7 1 (2.44%) Groovy
7 1 (2.44%) RPG
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) ISEB
2 11 (26.83%) Degree
3 10 (24.39%) ISTQB
4 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) HP
1 8 (19.51%) hybris
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) NetApp
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com