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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 139 120 140
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
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£400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
2339 1713 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.23% 70.76% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 906 1073
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 114 221
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 20 August 2014. 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
Essex -5 1 £400 +52.38% 1
Cambridgeshire -8 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Ant
2 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) XPath
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) XSD
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) JMeter
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) CMS
4 1 (20.00%) Games
4 1 (20.00%) FatWire

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SimpleDB
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Ant
1 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSD
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) JSP
4 1 (20.00%) XHTML
4 1 (20.00%) Spring
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) WebCenter
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) B2C
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) XPath
3 1 (20.00%) FQL
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Vignette
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) FatWire
2 1 (20.00%) Facebook
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter