The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
England / East Midlands
Rank 86 95 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.48% 0.066% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.085% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +300.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1162 1172 1064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 79.43% 77.67% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 717 616
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 44
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £43.75 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Testing across the East Midlands region.

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the East Midlands region.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -12 4 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £400 -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) JMeter
2 6 (60.00%) REST
3 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
4 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (40.00%) Groovy
4 4 (40.00%) NUnit
4 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (30.00%) QA
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) FTP
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) SAP
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) C++
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) PHP
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) BDD

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JMeter
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (50.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Test Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Development Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) V-Model
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Groovy
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft