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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
UK / England
Rank 508 536 522
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -14
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 67 67 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 39
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £312 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £459 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £419
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
34320 39574 38070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.95% 82.84% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22958 26223 24388
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 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 850 1079 1034
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +37.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +18 32 £400 - 14
South West +14 13 £339 -9.66% 1
South East +10 9 £400 +6.66% 4
East Midlands - 7 £175 - 2
Yorkshire +20 3 £469 -
North West +8 3 £650 +100.00% 1
Load Testing
UK

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 59 (38.56%) Java
2 57 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (28.76%) QA
4 43 (28.10%) Selenium
5 42 (27.45%) Jenkins
6 38 (24.84%) Web Services
7 36 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (21.57%) Test Automation
9 28 (18.30%) Linux
10 27 (17.65%) BDD
11 26 (16.99%) Non-Functional Testing
11 26 (16.99%) C#
12 25 (16.34%) SOAP
12 25 (16.34%) Python
13 24 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
13 24 (15.69%) Test Scripting
14 23 (15.03%) TDD
15 22 (14.38%) Unix
15 22 (14.38%) JMeter
15 22 (14.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 20 (13.07%) Cucumber
17 19 (12.42%) Regression Testing
17 19 (12.42%) XML
17 19 (12.42%) Unit Testing
17 19 (12.42%) Performance Testing
18 18 (11.76%) Internet
18 18 (11.76%) SoapUI
18 18 (11.76%) DevOps
19 17 (11.11%) SQL
19 17 (11.11%) Information Security

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 15 (9.80%) Apache
2 13 (8.50%) JBoss
2 13 (8.50%) WebSphere
3 10 (6.54%) CMS
4 9 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (5.23%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.58%) nginx
7 5 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (3.27%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.61%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.31%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.65%) Confluence
10 1 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (8.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.92%) MS Office
3 3 (1.96%) MS Project
3 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.65%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.84%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (7.84%) Amazon ELB
2 12 (7.84%) Amazon EMR
2 12 (7.84%) Amazon Kinesis
2 12 (7.84%) Amazon S3
2 12 (7.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 12 (7.84%) Route 53
2 12 (7.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 8 (5.23%) GitHub
4 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.61%) SaaS
5 2 (1.31%) Office 365
6 1 (0.65%) Akamai
6 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.65%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.65%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.76%) Internet
2 12 (7.84%) HTTP
2 12 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (7.19%) Ethernet
3 11 (7.19%) LAN
3 11 (7.19%) Network Security
3 11 (7.19%) WAN
3 11 (7.19%) Wireless
4 9 (5.88%) SSL
5 8 (5.23%) DNS
5 8 (5.23%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.58%) BGP
7 4 (2.61%) IPv4
7 4 (2.61%) IPv6
8 3 (1.96%) Firewall
8 3 (1.96%) NAS
8 3 (1.96%) SAN
9 2 (1.31%) AMQP
9 2 (1.31%) FTP
10 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.50%) Big Data
2 10 (6.54%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.23%) Endeca
4 5 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.27%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.61%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.31%) Informix
7 2 (1.31%) MySQL
7 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.65%) DB2
8 1 (0.65%) OLTP
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (28.10%) Selenium
2 42 (27.45%) Jenkins
3 22 (14.38%) JMeter
4 20 (13.07%) Cucumber
5 18 (11.76%) SoapUI
6 14 (9.15%) Git (software)
7 13 (8.50%) JIRA
8 12 (7.84%) WebDriver
9 11 (7.19%) LoadRunner
10 10 (6.54%) Visual Studio
11 9 (5.88%) NUnit
11 9 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (5.88%) TeamCity
12 6 (3.92%) SpecFlow
13 5 (3.27%) JUnit
14 4 (2.61%) Mocha
14 4 (2.61%) MSTest
14 4 (2.61%) Subversion
15 3 (1.96%) Appium
15 3 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (7.84%) Games
2 10 (6.54%) Finance
3 7 (4.58%) Retail
4 5 (3.27%) Banking
5 3 (1.96%) Marketing
5 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.31%) Publishing
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) iGaming
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (22.22%) Architect
2 21 (13.73%) Tester
3 17 (11.11%) Analyst
3 17 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 16 (10.46%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (9.80%) Test Analyst
6 13 (8.50%) Developer
7 12 (7.84%) Automation Test Lead
7 12 (7.84%) Domain Architect
7 12 (7.84%) Principal Architect
7 12 (7.84%) Software Engineer
8 11 (7.19%) Automation Tester
9 10 (6.54%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
10 9 (5.88%) Security Architect
11 7 (4.58%) QA Engineer
12 6 (3.92%) Network Architect
12 6 (3.92%) Principal Security Architect
12 6 (3.92%) QA Leader
12 6 (3.92%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (24.84%) Web Services
2 25 (16.34%) SOAP
3 19 (12.42%) XML
4 15 (9.80%) .NET
5 14 (9.15%) REST
6 12 (7.84%) J2EE
7 11 (7.19%) Spring
8 10 (6.54%) JMS
9 9 (5.88%) Hibernate
9 9 (5.88%) HTML
10 8 (5.23%) JDBC
10 8 (5.23%) JMX
10 8 (5.23%) JSP
10 8 (5.23%) Servlets
10 8 (5.23%) Struts
10 8 (5.23%) XSLT
11 7 (4.58%) CSS
11 7 (4.58%) Node.js
11 7 (4.58%) Unreal Engine
12 6 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 11 (7.19%) iPad
3 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.23%) CESG
4 8 (5.23%) Virtual Team
5 6 (3.92%) Clustering
5 6 (3.92%) PKI
6 5 (3.27%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.61%) User Experience
8 3 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.96%) Wiki
9 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.31%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.31%) MPEG
9 2 (1.31%) RIA
10 1 (0.65%) Fintech
10 1 (0.65%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.30%) Linux
2 22 (14.38%) Unix
3 10 (6.54%) Windows
4 5 (3.27%) Android
5 4 (2.61%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.96%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (21.57%) Test Automation
4 27 (17.65%) BDD
5 26 (16.99%) Non-Functional Testing
6 24 (15.69%) Test Scripting
7 23 (15.03%) TDD
8 19 (12.42%) Performance Testing
8 19 (12.42%) Regression Testing
8 19 (12.42%) Unit Testing
9 18 (11.76%) DevOps
10 17 (11.11%) Information Security
11 16 (10.46%) Change Management
11 16 (10.46%) Software Engineering
12 15 (9.80%) Automated Testing
12 15 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (9.15%) E-Commerce
13 14 (9.15%) Functional Testing
14 13 (8.50%) Service Management
15 12 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 59 (38.56%) Java
2 26 (16.99%) C#
3 25 (16.34%) Python
4 17 (11.11%) SQL
5 11 (7.19%) Go
5 11 (7.19%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.19%) Scala
6 9 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.23%) C
8 7 (4.58%) C++
8 7 (4.58%) PHP
9 4 (2.61%) Groovy
10 3 (1.96%) Perl
10 3 (1.96%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.31%) Erlang
11 2 (1.31%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.65%) Jython
12 1 (0.65%) Korn
12 1 (0.65%) Ruby
12 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.54%) ISEB
3 10 (6.54%) ISTQB
4 9 (5.88%) CISSP
5 8 (5.23%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (5.23%) CITP
5 8 (5.23%) Degree
5 8 (5.23%) IISP
5 8 (5.23%) MBCS
6 7 (4.58%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.31%) CCIE
8 2 (1.31%) CCNP
8 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.31%) CISM
9 1 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (28.76%) QA
2 6 (3.92%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.61%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.96%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (7.84%) Ansible
3 9 (5.88%) Puppet
4 7 (4.58%) Graphite
5 5 (3.27%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (2.61%) Oozie
7 3 (1.96%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (1.96%) WMI
8 2 (1.31%) Mesos
Vendors
1 14 (9.15%) Oracle
2 13 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.23%) ATG
4 7 (4.58%) HP
5 4 (2.61%) Guidewire
6 3 (1.96%) Apple
7 2 (1.31%) Google
7 2 (1.31%) IBM
7 2 (1.31%) SAP
8 1 (0.65%) CODA
8 1 (0.65%) Mercator
8 1 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.65%) RedGate
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