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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 160 189 186
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 3 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.090% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.34% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 19
Median daily rate £405 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £352 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.30 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year
+103.70% -
Load Testing
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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
2820 4645 4785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.84% 79.98% 80.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2312 3659 3593
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 38
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £59.70 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) IIS
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) Sitecore
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (10.00%) Node.js
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
5 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (10.00%) WebCenter
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (10.00%) SOAP
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) SSL

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 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic Portal
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Web Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Web Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle ADF
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (10.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Document Management
2 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) SOA
2 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) System Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) WorldPay