The first table below looks at the demand for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 482 457 516
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +59
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 89 64 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.15% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 36 26
Average daily rate £375 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-16.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37851 31900 38847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.90% 72.96% 69.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23963 19486 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1111 983 1322
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Load Testing
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Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Load Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Load Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +2 57 £413 +3.12% 4
South East -21 10 £425 +13.33% 1
South West - 10 £323 -
North West -26 3 £275 -38.88%
Yorkshire -21 1 - -
East of England -40 1 £320 -8.57%
East Midlands - - - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 48 (29.81%) Test Scripting
2 42 (26.09%) Performance Testing
3 36 (22.36%) QA
3 36 (22.36%) SQL
4 34 (21.12%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (19.88%) LoadRunner
6 31 (19.25%) C#
7 29 (18.01%) Test Automation
8 28 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 28 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 28 (17.39%) ISEB
9 27 (16.77%) Selenium
9 27 (16.77%) Automated Testing
10 26 (16.15%) .NET
10 26 (16.15%) Web Services
11 25 (15.53%) Java
12 24 (14.91%) Linux
12 24 (14.91%) HP
12 24 (14.91%) ISTQB
13 23 (14.29%) Scrum
14 22 (13.66%) JavaScript
14 22 (13.66%) Visual Studio
15 21 (13.04%) Windows
15 21 (13.04%) Security Cleared
16 20 (12.42%) SC Cleared
16 20 (12.42%) E-Commerce
17 19 (11.80%) Stress Testing
18 18 (11.18%) Finance
18 18 (11.18%) Microsoft
18 18 (11.18%) JMeter

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (6.21%) Tomcat
1 10 (6.21%) IIS
2 9 (5.59%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.73%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.11%) CMS
4 5 (3.11%) Apache
5 4 (2.48%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.48%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.62%) Moodle
7 1 (0.62%) WordPress
7 1 (0.62%) Confluence
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.11%) MS Office
3 2 (1.24%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.97%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.32%) Internet
2 9 (5.59%) HTTP
3 7 (4.35%) DNS
4 6 (3.73%) HTTPS
4 6 (3.73%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.24%) VPN
6 1 (0.62%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.62%) VLAN
6 1 (0.62%) Intranet
6 1 (0.62%) LAN
6 1 (0.62%) WAN
6 1 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.70%) MySQL
3 9 (5.59%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.48%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.62%) Big Data
9 1 (0.62%) HBase
9 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.62%) ProClarity
9 1 (0.62%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.62%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (19.88%) LoadRunner
2 27 (16.77%) Selenium
3 22 (13.66%) Visual Studio
4 18 (11.18%) JMeter
5 16 (9.94%) SoapUI
6 12 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (6.83%) Rational Performance Tester
8 9 (5.59%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (4.97%) JIRA
9 8 (4.97%) WebDriver
10 7 (4.35%) Cucumber
11 6 (3.73%) Bugzilla
11 6 (3.73%) FitNesse
12 5 (3.11%) Fiddler
12 5 (3.11%) WebLOAD
13 4 (2.48%) Git (software)
13 4 (2.48%) Jenkins
13 4 (2.48%) LoadUI
14 3 (1.86%) Capybara
14 3 (1.86%) WATIR
General
1 18 (11.18%) Finance
2 14 (8.70%) Banking
3 12 (7.45%) Retail
3 12 (7.45%) Games
4 10 (6.21%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.11%) Marketing
6 3 (1.86%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.24%) French Language
8 1 (0.62%) German Language
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Billing
Job Titles
1 51 (31.68%) Tester
2 31 (19.25%) Analyst
3 27 (16.77%) Test Analyst
4 15 (9.32%) Test Leader
5 14 (8.70%) Performance Tester
6 13 (8.07%) Developer
7 12 (7.45%) Architect
8 11 (6.83%) Non-Functional Tester
9 9 (5.59%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.59%) Performance Test Analyst
9 9 (5.59%) Performance Analyst
9 9 (5.59%) Software Engineer
10 8 (4.97%) QA Tester
11 7 (4.35%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.11%) Design Engineer
12 5 (3.11%) Software Design Engineer
12 5 (3.11%) Test Manager
13 4 (2.48%) Technical Architect
14 3 (1.86%) Development Engineer
14 3 (1.86%) CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.15%) .NET
1 26 (16.15%) Web Services
2 16 (9.94%) HTML
3 12 (7.45%) ASP.NET
3 12 (7.45%) WCF
4 11 (6.83%) JSP
5 10 (6.21%) .NET Framework
6 9 (5.59%) REST
6 9 (5.59%) J2EE
6 9 (5.59%) XML
7 8 (4.97%) SOAP
7 8 (4.97%) RESTful
8 7 (4.35%) Spring
9 6 (3.73%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.11%) jQuery
10 5 (3.11%) JSON
10 5 (3.11%) JMX
10 5 (3.11%) Struts
10 5 (3.11%) Servlets
10 5 (3.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.07%) Open Source
2 9 (5.59%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.59%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.97%) Social Network
4 5 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.11%) IPTV
5 4 (2.48%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.86%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.24%) Xbox
8 1 (0.62%) New Media
8 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.62%) RIA
8 1 (0.62%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.62%) VLE
8 1 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.91%) Linux
2 21 (13.04%) Windows
3 13 (8.07%) UNIX
4 11 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.73%) Windows XP
6 6 (3.73%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.81%) Test Scripting
2 42 (26.09%) Performance Testing
3 34 (21.12%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (18.01%) Test Automation
5 28 (17.39%) Test Strategy
6 27 (16.77%) Automated Testing
7 23 (14.29%) Scrum
8 20 (12.42%) E-Commerce
9 19 (11.80%) Stress Testing
10 16 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (8.70%) Security Testing
11 14 (8.70%) Web Testing
12 12 (7.45%) SOA
12 12 (7.45%) Software Testing
12 12 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (6.83%) User Stories
14 10 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (5.59%) Quality Management
15 9 (5.59%) OO
16 8 (4.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.36%) SQL
2 31 (19.25%) C#
3 25 (15.53%) Java
4 22 (13.66%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.21%) C
6 7 (4.35%) Ruby
6 7 (4.35%) C++
7 6 (3.73%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.86%) Python
8 3 (1.86%) PHP
8 3 (1.86%) RPG
9 2 (1.24%) VBScript
9 2 (1.24%) VB
9 2 (1.24%) ABAP
9 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.24%) VB6
9 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.24%) Groovy
10 1 (0.62%) XPath
10 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (17.39%) ISEB
2 24 (14.91%) ISTQB
3 21 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 20 (12.42%) SC Cleared
5 17 (10.56%) Degree
6 1 (0.62%) CCEE
6 1 (0.62%) CCIA
6 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.62%) CCEA
6 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.62%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (22.36%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.86%) vSphere
4 1 (0.62%) XenApp
4 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (8.07%) Puppet
3 10 (6.21%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (5.59%) Ansible
5 8 (4.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (3.11%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.48%) OpenView
8 3 (1.86%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 24 (14.91%) HP
2 18 (11.18%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.94%) Oracle
4 8 (4.97%) hybris
5 6 (3.73%) SAP
6 5 (3.11%) JBoss
7 4 (2.48%) ATG
7 4 (2.48%) VMware
7 4 (2.48%) Endeca
8 3 (1.86%) SOASTA, Inc
8 3 (1.86%) Siebel
9 2 (1.24%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.24%) Citrix
9 2 (1.24%) Perforce
10 1 (0.62%) Zend
10 1 (0.62%) Juniper
10 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.62%) Cisco
10 1 (0.62%) Kofax
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