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 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
UK / England
Rank 490 528 533
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +5
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 75 67 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 44 35
Median daily rate £423 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £470 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +300.00%
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34168 38153 36576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 82.03% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22805 25059 24007
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 850 1101 978
Median hourly rate £33.86 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.70% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 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
London +33 41 £425 +21.42% 13
South East +6 13 £400 +6.31% 6
East Midlands +8 7 £400 +23.07% 1
South West +15 6 £363 +15.07% 1
Yorkshire -3 4 £469 +56.25%
North West +22 2 £650 +67.74% 2
East of England +3 2 - - 2
Load Testing
UK

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 57 (37.75%) Java
2 54 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (26.49%) Selenium
3 40 (26.49%) Jenkins
4 38 (25.17%) QA
5 36 (23.84%) Web Services
5 36 (23.84%) Test Automation
6 32 (21.19%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (19.87%) Linux
8 27 (17.88%) Python
9 26 (17.22%) Non-Functional Testing
10 25 (16.56%) BDD
10 25 (16.56%) Test Scripting
10 25 (16.56%) C#
11 24 (15.89%) Unix
11 24 (15.89%) JMeter
12 23 (15.23%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (14.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 21 (13.91%) SOAP
15 20 (13.25%) SQL
16 19 (12.58%) .NET
16 19 (12.58%) Regression Testing
16 19 (12.58%) TDD
16 19 (12.58%) Unit Testing
16 19 (12.58%) Cucumber
16 19 (12.58%) SoapUI
17 18 (11.92%) Performance Testing
17 18 (11.92%) XML
18 17 (11.26%) REST
18 17 (11.26%) DevOps

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 (6.62%) Apache
2 8 (5.30%) JBoss
3 7 (4.64%) nginx
3 7 (4.64%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.97%) Apache Spark
4 6 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.97%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.31%) CMS
5 5 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.65%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.99%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.66%) Confluence
9 1 (0.66%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.65%) MS Office
3 3 (1.99%) MS Project
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.23%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.95%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (7.95%) Amazon ELB
2 12 (7.95%) Amazon EMR
2 12 (7.95%) Amazon Kinesis
2 12 (7.95%) Amazon S3
2 12 (7.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 12 (7.95%) Route 53
2 12 (7.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 8 (5.30%) GitHub
4 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.65%) SaaS
5 2 (1.32%) Office 365
6 1 (0.66%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.60%) Internet
2 14 (9.27%) HTTP
3 13 (8.61%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (7.95%) Ethernet
4 12 (7.95%) LAN
4 12 (7.95%) Network Security
4 12 (7.95%) WAN
4 12 (7.95%) Wireless
5 8 (5.30%) SSL
5 8 (5.30%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.64%) BGP
6 7 (4.64%) DNS
7 4 (2.65%) IPv4
7 4 (2.65%) IPv6
8 3 (1.99%) NAS
8 3 (1.99%) SAN
9 2 (1.32%) AMQP
9 2 (1.32%) Firewall
9 2 (1.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.93%) Big Data
2 13 (8.61%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.64%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.97%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.65%) Informix
6 4 (2.65%) MySQL
7 3 (1.99%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.99%) Endeca
7 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.32%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.66%) DB2
9 1 (0.66%) OLTP
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (26.49%) Jenkins
1 40 (26.49%) Selenium
2 24 (15.89%) JMeter
3 19 (12.58%) Cucumber
3 19 (12.58%) SoapUI
4 14 (9.27%) Git (software)
5 13 (8.61%) LoadRunner
6 11 (7.28%) JIRA
6 11 (7.28%) Visual Studio
6 11 (7.28%) WebDriver
7 10 (6.62%) NUnit
7 10 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (5.96%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.97%) SpecFlow
10 5 (3.31%) JUnit
11 4 (2.65%) Mocha
11 4 (2.65%) MSTest
11 4 (2.65%) Subversion
12 3 (1.99%) Appium
12 3 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (8.61%) Games
2 9 (5.96%) Finance
3 5 (3.31%) Marketing
3 5 (3.31%) Retail
4 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.99%) Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Publishing
7 1 (0.66%) Billing
7 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.66%) Electronics
7 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.66%) French Language
7 1 (0.66%) iGaming
7 1 (0.66%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (20.53%) Architect
2 23 (15.23%) Tester
3 18 (11.92%) Analyst
3 18 (11.92%) Developer
4 16 (10.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (10.60%) Test Analyst
4 16 (10.60%) Test Leader
5 12 (7.95%) Automation Test Lead
5 12 (7.95%) Domain Architect
5 12 (7.95%) Principal Architect
6 11 (7.28%) Automation Tester
7 10 (6.62%) AWS Engineer
7 10 (6.62%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.96%) AWS DevOps
8 9 (5.96%) Security Architect
9 8 (5.30%) QA Engineer
10 7 (4.64%) Network Architect
10 7 (4.64%) Performance Tester
10 7 (4.64%) Test Automation Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Principal Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (23.84%) Web Services
2 21 (13.91%) SOAP
3 19 (12.58%) .NET
4 18 (11.92%) XML
5 17 (11.26%) REST
6 9 (5.96%) HTML
7 7 (4.64%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (4.64%) J2EE
7 7 (4.64%) JSON
7 7 (4.64%) Node.js
8 6 (3.97%) CSS
8 6 (3.97%) POSIX
9 5 (3.31%) Angular 2
9 5 (3.31%) JMS
9 5 (3.31%) Spring
10 4 (2.65%) Dropwizard
10 4 (2.65%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.65%) Unity DI Container
10 4 (2.65%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.30%) Clustering
4 7 (4.64%) CESG
5 6 (3.97%) iPad
5 6 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.97%) PKI
6 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.65%) RIA
6 4 (2.65%) User Experience
7 3 (1.99%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.99%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.99%) Wiki
8 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.32%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.32%) MPEG
8 2 (1.32%) Statistics
9 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.87%) Linux
2 24 (15.89%) Unix
3 9 (5.96%) Windows
4 5 (3.31%) Android
5 4 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.99%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.66%) Debian
7 1 (0.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.84%) Test Automation
3 32 (21.19%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (17.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 25 (16.56%) BDD
5 25 (16.56%) Test Scripting
6 19 (12.58%) Regression Testing
6 19 (12.58%) TDD
6 19 (12.58%) Unit Testing
7 18 (11.92%) Performance Testing
8 17 (11.26%) DevOps
9 16 (10.60%) Automated Testing
9 16 (10.60%) Change Management
9 16 (10.60%) Information Security
10 14 (9.27%) Service Management
11 13 (8.61%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.95%) Open Source
13 11 (7.28%) Analytics
14 10 (6.62%) Defect Management
14 10 (6.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 57 (37.75%) Java
2 27 (17.88%) Python
3 25 (16.56%) C#
4 20 (13.25%) SQL
5 16 (10.60%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.95%) Scala
7 11 (7.28%) C
7 11 (7.28%) Go
8 10 (6.62%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.64%) PHP
10 4 (2.65%) C++
10 4 (2.65%) Groovy
10 4 (2.65%) Perl
11 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.99%) Ruby
12 2 (1.32%) Erlang
12 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.66%) VB
13 1 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (10.60%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.61%) ISEB
2 13 (8.61%) ISTQB
3 12 (7.95%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.30%) CISSP
4 8 (5.30%) Degree
5 7 (4.64%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (4.64%) CITP
5 7 (4.64%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.64%) IISP
5 7 (4.64%) MBCS
6 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.32%) CCIE
7 2 (1.32%) CCNP
7 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.32%) CISM
8 1 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (25.17%) QA
2 6 (3.97%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.99%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.32%) Docker
3 1 (0.66%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (9.93%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (7.95%) Ansible
3 9 (5.96%) Puppet
4 7 (4.64%) Graphite
5 6 (3.97%) Oozie
6 3 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (1.99%) WMI
7 2 (1.32%) Mesos
8 1 (0.66%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.96%) Oracle
3 8 (5.30%) HP
4 4 (2.65%) Guidewire
5 3 (1.99%) Apple
5 3 (1.99%) ATG
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco
6 2 (1.32%) F5
6 2 (1.32%) Google
6 2 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (0.66%) CODA
7 1 (0.66%) IBM
7 1 (0.66%) Mercator
7 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.66%) RedGate
7 1 (0.66%) Siebel
7 1 (0.66%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.66%) Twitter
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