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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 142 194 194
Rank change year-on-year
+52 0
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 6 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.020% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.024% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 10
Average daily rate £388 £425 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +84.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £425 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £419 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +39.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75
Load Testing
London

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
2646 4114 4641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.21% 81.02% 79.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2092 3221 3335
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 52
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £26.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -10.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.95 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) IIS
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Billing
5 1 (10.00%) Subversion
5 1 (10.00%) Document Management
5 1 (10.00%) Network Design
5 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (10.00%) Maven
5 1 (10.00%) Fund Management
5 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
5 1 (10.00%) Drools
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (30.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) ADSL
1 1 (10.00%) BGP
1 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DMVPN
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) IPsec
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) MPLS
1 1 (10.00%) Multicast
1 1 (10.00%) OSPF
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Ant
2 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) Deployment Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Drools
1 1 (10.00%) JMS
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) EAI
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Fund Management
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) F5
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) Solace
City, London
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Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
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