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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 513 526 504
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 67 54 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 42
Average daily rate £375 £413 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +38.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £477 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £298
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +38.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75
Load Testing
UK

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
38364 35865 34140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.30% 77.81% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25447 23262 21094
Average daily rate £425 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 964 1067
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London +5 26 £394 +3.61% 20
South East +1 18 £363 -19.44% 9
Yorkshire -4 10 £325 +8.33% 3
North West -12 8 £358 -10.62% 2
South West -5 3 £315 -25.88%
North East - 1 £475 - 1
East of England - 1 £413 - 1
Load Testing
UK

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 76 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (30.23%) Selenium
3 46 (26.74%) ISEB
4 43 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 39 (22.67%) Test Scripting
6 37 (21.51%) Non-Functional Testing
6 37 (21.51%) Java
7 34 (19.77%) ISTQB
8 32 (18.60%) Functional Testing
8 32 (18.60%) Test Automation
9 30 (17.44%) DNS
10 29 (16.86%) SQL
10 29 (16.86%) .NET
11 28 (16.28%) TCP/IP
12 26 (15.12%) Test Management
13 25 (14.53%) LoadRunner
13 25 (14.53%) Web Services
13 25 (14.53%) Linux
14 24 (13.95%) Security Cleared
15 23 (13.37%) QA
15 23 (13.37%) HP
15 23 (13.37%) JMeter
16 22 (12.79%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (12.21%) SSL
17 21 (12.21%) BGP
17 21 (12.21%) SQL Server
18 20 (11.63%) Internet
18 20 (11.63%) Firewall
18 20 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
18 20 (11.63%) Cucumber

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (7.56%) Apache
2 11 (6.40%) nginx
3 8 (4.65%) JBoss
3 8 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 7 (4.07%) CMS
4 7 (4.07%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.49%) Umbraco
6 4 (2.33%) IIS
6 4 (2.33%) Jetty
7 3 (1.74%) Confluence
7 3 (1.74%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.16%) concrete5
8 2 (1.16%) Drupal
8 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.16%) ExpressionEngine
8 2 (1.16%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.16%) 3ds Max
2 2 (1.16%) Acrobat
2 2 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.16%) GIMP
2 2 (1.16%) Mingle
2 2 (1.16%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.58%) MS Project
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.16%) Magento
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.58%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.58%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.23%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.16%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.58%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 30 (17.44%) DNS
2 28 (16.28%) TCP/IP
3 21 (12.21%) BGP
3 21 (12.21%) SSL
4 20 (11.63%) Firewall
4 20 (11.63%) Internet
5 19 (11.05%) IPsec
5 19 (11.05%) VPN
6 18 (10.47%) DHCP
7 16 (9.30%) LAN
7 16 (9.30%) WAN
8 15 (8.72%) ADSL
8 15 (8.72%) BIG-IP
8 15 (8.72%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (8.72%) DMVPN
8 15 (8.72%) EIGRP
8 15 (8.72%) MPLS
8 15 (8.72%) Multicast
8 15 (8.72%) OSPF
9 14 (8.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.98%) MySQL
3 8 (4.65%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.49%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.33%) Big Data
5 4 (2.33%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.33%) DB2
5 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.74%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (1.74%) GIS
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.74%) VoltDB
7 2 (1.16%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 2 (1.16%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (1.16%) Cognos Transformer
7 2 (1.16%) Data Mart
7 2 (1.16%) MS Access
7 2 (1.16%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 52 (30.23%) Selenium
2 25 (14.53%) LoadRunner
3 23 (13.37%) JMeter
4 20 (11.63%) Cucumber
5 19 (11.05%) HP UFT
5 19 (11.05%) JIRA
6 17 (9.88%) Jenkins
7 14 (8.14%) JUnit
8 12 (6.98%) Git (software)
9 11 (6.40%) SpecFlow
10 8 (4.65%) Appium
10 8 (4.65%) Subversion
10 8 (4.65%) WATIR
11 7 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (4.07%) TestComplete
11 7 (4.07%) Visual Studio
12 6 (3.49%) Maven
12 6 (3.49%) Zephyr
13 5 (2.91%) Eclipse
13 5 (2.91%) NUnit
General
1 8 (4.65%) Finance
1 8 (4.65%) Retail
2 6 (3.49%) Publishing
3 4 (2.33%) Banking
3 4 (2.33%) Marketing
4 2 (1.16%) Billing
4 2 (1.16%) Games
4 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Back Office
5 1 (0.58%) Electronics
5 1 (0.58%) Front Office
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (25.58%) Analyst
2 43 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 15 (8.72%) Developer
3 15 (8.72%) Tester
4 13 (7.56%) Architect
5 12 (6.98%) Consultant
6 11 (6.40%) Test Leader
7 10 (5.81%) Network Engineer
7 10 (5.81%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.23%) Performance Tester
8 9 (5.23%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
9 8 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.65%) Performance Analyst
9 8 (4.65%) Performance Test Analyst
9 8 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.65%) Test Manager
10 7 (4.07%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (3.49%) Design Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.86%) .NET
2 25 (14.53%) Web Services
3 14 (8.14%) XML
4 13 (7.56%) HTML
4 13 (7.56%) SOAP
5 9 (5.23%) CSS
6 7 (4.07%) Java EE
7 6 (3.49%) ASP.NET
7 6 (3.49%) jQuery
7 6 (3.49%) JSON
7 6 (3.49%) LAMP
8 5 (2.91%) JMS
8 5 (2.91%) Spring
9 4 (2.33%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (2.33%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (2.33%) REST
9 4 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (1.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.88%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.72%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.23%) User Experience
5 8 (4.65%) N-Tier
6 6 (3.49%) MPEG
7 5 (2.91%) Clustering
7 5 (2.91%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.16%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.16%) IPTV
9 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.16%) NHS
9 2 (1.16%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.58%) iPad
10 1 (0.58%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.58%) RIA
10 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.53%) Linux
2 17 (9.88%) Unix
2 17 (9.88%) Windows
3 11 (6.40%) CentOS
4 9 (5.23%) Android
4 9 (5.23%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.33%) Debian
5 4 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.33%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 39 (22.67%) Test Scripting
4 37 (21.51%) Non-Functional Testing
5 32 (18.60%) Functional Testing
5 32 (18.60%) Test Automation
6 26 (15.12%) Test Management
7 22 (12.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (10.47%) BDD
10 17 (9.88%) Scrum
11 16 (9.30%) Software Testing
11 16 (9.30%) System Integration Testing
11 16 (9.30%) Test Strategy
12 15 (8.72%) SOA
13 13 (7.56%) Project Management
13 13 (7.56%) Regression Testing
13 13 (7.56%) Security Testing
14 12 (6.98%) Automated Testing
14 12 (6.98%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.51%) Java
2 29 (16.86%) SQL
3 14 (8.14%) C#
4 13 (7.56%) Python
5 12 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.81%) Ruby
7 9 (5.23%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.49%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.91%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.33%) C
10 4 (2.33%) PHP
10 4 (2.33%) VB
10 4 (2.33%) VBScript
11 3 (1.74%) Perl
12 2 (1.16%) ActionScript
12 2 (1.16%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.16%) C++
12 2 (1.16%) Jython
12 2 (1.16%) Korn
12 2 (1.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 46 (26.74%) ISEB
2 34 (19.77%) ISTQB
3 24 (13.95%) Security Cleared
4 19 (11.05%) SC Cleared
5 18 (10.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (8.72%) CCIE
6 15 (8.72%) CCNP
6 15 (8.72%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (5.23%) Degree
8 3 (1.74%) CCEA
8 3 (1.74%) CCEE
8 3 (1.74%) CCIA
8 3 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.74%) MCITP
8 3 (1.74%) MCSE
8 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.37%) QA
2 5 (2.91%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.16%) SDET
4 1 (0.58%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.33%) NFS
2 4 (2.33%) Varnish
3 3 (1.74%) Docker
3 3 (1.74%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (1.74%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.74%) XenApp
3 3 (1.74%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.16%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.58%) HDFS
5 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.23%) Puppet
3 6 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.33%) Ansible
5 3 (1.74%) Cacti
5 3 (1.74%) logstash
5 3 (1.74%) Nagios
5 3 (1.74%) Salt
6 2 (1.16%) DameWare
6 2 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.58%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.58%) yum
Vendors
1 23 (13.37%) HP
2 16 (9.30%) Cisco
3 15 (8.72%) CheckPoint
3 15 (8.72%) F5
3 15 (8.72%) Juniper
4 14 (8.14%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.40%) Oracle
6 7 (4.07%) IBM
7 6 (3.49%) SAP
8 5 (2.91%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.91%) Sitecore
8 5 (2.91%) Telerik
9 4 (2.33%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.74%) AppSense
10 3 (1.74%) Citrix
10 3 (1.74%) Dell
10 3 (1.74%) VMware
10 3 (1.74%) Wyse
10 3 (1.74%) Zend
11 2 (1.16%) Adobe
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago