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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 191 197 216
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +19
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 12 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 2
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£369 £425 £461
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £545 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4421 5420 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.57% 76.21% 74.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 4052 4349
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 96 81
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.99 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.02% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.70 £16.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 18 (51.43%) ISEB
2 15 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 14 (40.00%) Web Services
4 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
4 12 (34.29%) Stress Testing
4 12 (34.29%) Degree
5 11 (31.43%) QA
5 11 (31.43%) Selenium
5 11 (31.43%) Web Testing
6 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (28.57%) Computer Science
6 10 (28.57%) Security Testing
6 10 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 10 (28.57%) SQL
6 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
7 9 (25.71%) C#
7 9 (25.71%) HP
7 9 (25.71%) LoadRunner
7 9 (25.71%) Relational Database
8 8 (22.86%) DevOps
8 8 (22.86%) SoapUI
8 8 (22.86%) hybris
8 8 (22.86%) Rational Performance Tester
8 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
8 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (22.86%) Retail
8 8 (22.86%) Social Network
8 8 (22.86%) Internet
8 8 (22.86%) Quality Management
8 8 (22.86%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
2 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Selenium
2 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 9 (25.71%) LoadRunner
4 8 (22.86%) SoapUI
4 8 (22.86%) Rational Performance Tester
5 5 (14.29%) JMeter
6 2 (5.71%) NUnit
6 2 (5.71%) JUnit
7 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.86%) Subversion
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (2.86%) Rational Rose
7 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
1 8 (22.86%) Retail
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 4 (11.43%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Tester
2 12 (34.29%) Performance Tester
3 8 (22.86%) Test Leader
4 6 (17.14%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.86%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Software Design Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Report Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) C# Application Developer
6 1 (2.86%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (11.43%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.86%) WinForms
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) WCF
4 1 (2.86%) REST
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 8 (22.86%) Social Network
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 12 (34.29%) Stress Testing
3 11 (31.43%) Web Testing
4 10 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
5 8 (22.86%) Quality Management
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
5 8 (22.86%) DevOps
6 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.57%) OO
8 2 (5.71%) Code Coverage
8 2 (5.71%) OOP
8 2 (5.71%) Scrum
9 1 (2.86%) UML
9 1 (2.86%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) C#
3 5 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.86%) RPG
5 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) ISEB
2 12 (34.29%) Degree
3 10 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) HP
2 8 (22.86%) hybris
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat