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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 165 178 202
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +24
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 7 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 7
Median daily rate £388 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £389 £340
% change year-on-year
+25.40% +14.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
2990 3883 4731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.45% 84.25% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2390 3087 3561
Median daily rate £475 £474 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.21% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 52
Median hourly rate £19.92 £21.25 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
3 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (44.44%) Node.js
3 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
3 4 (44.44%) Ruby
3 4 (44.44%) Google
3 4 (44.44%) Marketing
3 4 (44.44%) Project Planning
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
3 4 (44.44%) Public Cloud
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) SOLID
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) NUnit
4 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 3 (33.33%) MSTest
4 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (33.33%) WebDriver

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 1 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (33.33%) MSTest
1 3 (33.33%) NUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (44.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Designer
4 1 (11.11%) HTML Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (11.11%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
1 4 (44.44%) Node.js
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) JSON
2 3 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 4 (44.44%) Public Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 4 (44.44%) Project Planning
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) SOLID
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) Ruby
3 3 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) WorldPay