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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 193 190 217
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +27
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 18 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 11
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£500 £369 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -13.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £32.50
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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
4649 4570 5553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.36% 77.68% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3696 3389 4146
Average daily rate £473 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 99
Average hourly rate £21.30 £22.69 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -42.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 2015.

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 2015, 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 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) QA
3 14 (53.85%) Git (software)
3 14 (53.85%) BDD
4 13 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 13 (50.00%) HTTP
5 12 (46.15%) Finance
5 12 (46.15%) RESTful
6 11 (42.31%) Jasmine
6 11 (42.31%) Jenkins
6 11 (42.31%) Selenium
6 11 (42.31%) Security Testing
6 11 (42.31%) TDD
6 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
6 11 (42.31%) C#
7 10 (38.46%) Software Engineering
7 10 (38.46%) WATIR
7 10 (38.46%) Capybara
7 10 (38.46%) SpecFlow
7 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
7 10 (38.46%) WebDriver
7 10 (38.46%) Open Source
7 10 (38.46%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (38.46%) DevOps
8 6 (23.08%) Internet
8 6 (23.08%) Windows
9 5 (19.23%) Migration
9 5 (19.23%) Degree
10 4 (15.38%) Time Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (15.38%) Node.js
2 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
2 3 (11.54%) CMS
2 3 (11.54%) WordPress
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (7.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) HTTP
2 6 (23.08%) Internet
3 3 (11.54%) SSL
4 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 13 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 11 (42.31%) Jasmine
3 11 (42.31%) Jenkins
3 11 (42.31%) Selenium
4 10 (38.46%) WebDriver
4 10 (38.46%) Karma Test Runner
4 10 (38.46%) Capybara
4 10 (38.46%) WATIR
4 10 (38.46%) SpecFlow
5 3 (11.54%) JIRA
6 2 (7.69%) JMeter
6 2 (7.69%) MSTest
7 1 (3.85%) Fiddler
7 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
7 1 (3.85%) Subversion
7 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.85%) Hudson
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Tester
5 1 (3.85%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) RESTful
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) jQuery
2 4 (15.38%) HTML5
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (11.54%) Ajax
3 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) J2EE
3 3 (11.54%) SOAP
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
3 3 (11.54%) Flash
3 3 (11.54%) React
3 3 (11.54%) Meteor
3 3 (11.54%) WebCenter
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.85%) XML Schema
4 1 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) BDD
3 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (42.31%) TDD
4 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
4 11 (42.31%) Security Testing
5 10 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 10 (38.46%) Open Source
5 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
5 10 (38.46%) DevOps
6 5 (19.23%) Migration
7 4 (15.38%) SOA
7 4 (15.38%) Time Management
8 3 (11.54%) Workflow
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (7.69%) Project Management
9 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 1 (3.85%) MVC
10 1 (3.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C#
2 4 (15.38%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) VBScript
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) CCEE
2 1 (3.85%) CCIA
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CCEA
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) MCITP
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (57.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) XenApp
1 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.85%) XenServer
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) MetaFrame
2 1 (3.85%) Terminal Server
2 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (3.85%) AppDNA
2 1 (3.85%) StatsD
2 1 (3.85%) logstash
2 1 (3.85%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) WorldPay
3 2 (7.69%) ForgeRock
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Wyse
4 1 (3.85%) AppSense
4 1 (3.85%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
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