The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 580 542 529
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -13
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 48 92 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 62 57
Median daily rate £425 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+36.36% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41710 42817 39755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.12% 80.53% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27739 28398 25061
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 1151 1110
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England 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 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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -55 18 £411 +7.86% 10
South East +10 9 £406 +26.95% 3
Yorkshire +6 6 £488 +68.10% 3
North West +17 3 £700 +75.00% 3
East of England +17 3 £335 +21.81% 1
South West +14 3 £305 +1.66% 1
West Midlands -26 3 £500 +37.93%
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 England region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 51 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (36.27%) Java
3 25 (24.51%) LoadRunner
3 25 (24.51%) SQL
3 25 (24.51%) Selenium
4 24 (23.53%) SOAP
4 24 (23.53%) Unix
5 22 (21.57%) JMeter
5 22 (21.57%) HP
5 22 (21.57%) Oracle
6 21 (20.59%) Web Services
6 21 (20.59%) Test Automation
7 19 (18.63%) QA
8 18 (17.65%) Performance Testing
8 18 (17.65%) XML
8 18 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (16.67%) Windows
9 17 (16.67%) Linux
9 17 (16.67%) Finance
10 16 (15.69%) Regression Testing
10 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
10 16 (15.69%) .NET
10 16 (15.69%) Jenkins
11 15 (14.71%) BDD
11 15 (14.71%) Security Cleared
12 14 (13.73%) Maven
12 14 (13.73%) Use Case
12 14 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (13.73%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (12.75%) SoapUI

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 10 (9.80%) JBoss
1 10 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.90%) Apache
3 4 (3.92%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.94%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.96%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.96%) Confluence
5 2 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.98%) CMS
6 1 (0.98%) DNN
6 1 (0.98%) IIS
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.94%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) HTTP
2 7 (6.86%) LAN
2 7 (6.86%) SSL
2 7 (6.86%) WAN
3 5 (4.90%) VPN
4 4 (3.92%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.92%) Internet
4 4 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.92%) Wireless
5 3 (2.94%) HTTPS
5 3 (2.94%) Network Security
5 3 (2.94%) SAN
6 2 (1.96%) Firewall
6 2 (1.96%) FTP
6 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.96%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.98%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.80%) VoltDB
3 7 (6.86%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.94%) Big Data
5 3 (2.94%) Couchbase
5 3 (2.94%) Informix
5 3 (2.94%) MySQL
6 2 (1.96%) DB2
6 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.96%) MS Access
6 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.98%) OLAP
7 1 (0.98%) OLTP
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (24.51%) LoadRunner
1 25 (24.51%) Selenium
2 22 (21.57%) JMeter
3 16 (15.69%) Jenkins
4 14 (13.73%) Maven
5 13 (12.75%) Cucumber
5 13 (12.75%) SoapUI
6 10 (9.80%) Eclipse
6 10 (9.80%) HP UFT
6 10 (9.80%) JBehave
6 10 (9.80%) JUnit
7 9 (8.82%) Subversion
8 8 (7.84%) JIRA
9 4 (3.92%) IntelliJ
9 4 (3.92%) TestNG
9 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.94%) Hudson
11 2 (1.96%) LoadUI
11 2 (1.96%) QARun
11 2 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Marketing
3 5 (4.90%) Banking
3 5 (4.90%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.94%) Legal
5 2 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Games
5 2 (1.96%) Retail
5 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Billing
6 1 (0.98%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.98%) French Language
6 1 (0.98%) Front Office
6 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (27.45%) Developer
2 25 (24.51%) Analyst
3 23 (22.55%) Test Analyst
4 17 (16.67%) Architect
5 15 (14.71%) Java Developer
6 13 (12.75%) Tester
7 10 (9.80%) Developer in Test
7 10 (9.80%) Performance Tester
8 8 (7.84%) Designer
8 8 (7.84%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (6.86%) Technical Architect
10 6 (5.88%) .NET Architect
10 6 (5.88%) .NET Technical Architect
10 6 (5.88%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 6 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
10 6 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
11 5 (4.90%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
11 5 (4.90%) LoadRunner Tester
11 5 (4.90%) QA Analyst
11 5 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.53%) SOAP
2 21 (20.59%) Web Services
3 18 (17.65%) XML
4 16 (15.69%) .NET
5 12 (11.76%) JSON
6 11 (10.78%) Java EE
7 9 (8.82%) ASP.NET
7 9 (8.82%) J2EE
8 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (7.84%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (6.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (6.86%) REST
10 6 (5.88%) Node.js
11 5 (4.90%) AngularJS
12 4 (3.92%) HTML
12 4 (3.92%) Spring Boot
13 3 (2.94%) Dropwizard
13 3 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
14 2 (1.96%) CSS3
14 2 (1.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) User Experience
2 8 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.86%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.86%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.86%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.90%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.92%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.92%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.94%) Clustering
6 3 (2.94%) RIA
7 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.98%) iPad
7 1 (0.98%) IPTV
7 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Statistics
7 1 (0.98%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.53%) Unix
2 17 (16.67%) Linux
2 17 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (0.98%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.59%) Test Automation
3 18 (17.65%) Performance Testing
4 16 (15.69%) Regression Testing
5 15 (14.71%) BDD
6 14 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (13.73%) Non-Functional Testing
6 14 (13.73%) Use Case
7 13 (12.75%) Functional Testing
7 13 (12.75%) Test Scripting
8 12 (11.76%) Migration
9 11 (10.78%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (9.80%) SOA
11 9 (8.82%) MVC
11 9 (8.82%) TDD
12 8 (7.84%) Automation Testing
12 8 (7.84%) Identity Access Management
13 7 (6.86%) Scrum
13 7 (6.86%) SDLC
13 7 (6.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (36.27%) Java
2 25 (24.51%) SQL
3 12 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.78%) C#
5 7 (6.86%) Ruby
6 4 (3.92%) C
7 3 (2.94%) Python
7 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.96%) Scala
8 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.98%) Groovy
9 1 (0.98%) Perl
9 1 (0.98%) PHP
9 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.98%) VB
9 1 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.80%) ISEB
2 10 (9.80%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.86%) Degree
4 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.94%) CCNA
5 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.98%) HP ASE
7 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.63%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.98%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 18 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (7.84%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (2.94%) yum
4 2 (1.96%) DameWare
4 2 (1.96%) Oozie
4 2 (1.96%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.98%) Control-M
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (21.57%) HP
1 22 (21.57%) Oracle
2 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.90%) Citrix
4 4 (3.92%) Google
5 3 (2.94%) Cisco
5 3 (2.94%) F5
5 3 (2.94%) VMware
6 2 (1.96%) IBM
6 2 (1.96%) LexisNexis
6 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.96%) SAP
7 1 (0.98%) CA
7 1 (0.98%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.98%) Rally
7 1 (0.98%) Siebel
7 1 (0.98%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.98%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.98%) Twitter
7 1 (0.98%) WorldPay