The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 132 139 115
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -24
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.29% 0.066% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.088% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate
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£405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £400 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
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 East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2333 2278 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.39% 75.26% 71.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1441 1328 888
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 158 131
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Load Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Load Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - 6 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £318 - 1
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 7 (63.64%) Hadoop
5 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (54.55%) Data Mining
5 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
6 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
6 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
7 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (27.27%) JIRA
8 3 (27.27%) Selenium
8 3 (27.27%) Finance
8 3 (27.27%) .NET
8 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
8 3 (27.27%) Java
9 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
9 2 (18.18%) Windows
9 2 (18.18%) TDD
9 2 (18.18%) NUnit
9 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
9 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
9 2 (18.18%) Database Tuning
10 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
10 1 (9.09%) Apache Hive

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) Hadoop
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) Data Mining
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (9.09%) Apache Hive
5 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
4 2 (18.18%) NUnit
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 1 (9.09%) JUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Maven
5 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Data Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Hadoop Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Database Tuning
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) MapReduce
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft