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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 566 498 509
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +11
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 61 100 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 55 65
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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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
41826 40039 38764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.98% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27962 25351 24614
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1169 1134
Average hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -31 23 £400 -3.08% 6
South East -20 17 £463 +51.14% 3
South West +10 9 £388 +10.71% 1
North West -5 8 £360 -10.00% 4
North East -31 2 £413 -
East of England +4 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -4 1 - - 2
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 59 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (27.78%) Selenium
3 34 (26.98%) Java
4 30 (23.81%) LoadRunner
4 30 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
5 29 (23.02%) Performance Testing
6 27 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 27 (21.43%) SQL
7 24 (19.05%) HP
7 24 (19.05%) ISEB
8 23 (18.25%) Test Automation
8 23 (18.25%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (17.46%) Security Cleared
10 20 (15.87%) BDD
10 20 (15.87%) .NET
11 19 (15.08%) Oracle
11 19 (15.08%) Web Services
11 19 (15.08%) QA
11 19 (15.08%) Jenkins
12 18 (14.29%) ISTQB
12 18 (14.29%) HP UFT
13 17 (13.49%) Project Management
13 17 (13.49%) Functional Testing
13 17 (13.49%) SC Cleared
14 16 (12.70%) Cucumber
14 16 (12.70%) SOAP
14 16 (12.70%) SOA
15 15 (11.90%) Linux
15 15 (11.90%) JMeter
15 15 (11.90%) Finance

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 10 (7.94%) JBoss
1 10 (7.94%) SharePoint
1 10 (7.94%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.56%) Apache Solr
3 6 (4.76%) Apache
3 6 (4.76%) Node.js
3 6 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.97%) IIS
5 4 (3.17%) CMS
6 3 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.59%) concrete5
7 2 (1.59%) Drupal
7 2 (1.59%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (1.59%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.59%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.59%) WordPress
8 1 (0.79%) Confluence
8 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.59%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.59%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.59%) GIMP
3 2 (1.59%) Mingle
3 2 (1.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.59%) Magento
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.35%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.17%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.59%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.73%) HTTP
2 9 (7.14%) SSL
3 8 (6.35%) VPN
4 5 (3.97%) LAN
4 5 (3.97%) PuTTY
4 5 (3.97%) SMTP
4 5 (3.97%) WAN
5 4 (3.17%) HTTPS
5 4 (3.17%) SAN
5 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.38%) WinSCP
7 2 (1.59%) FTP
8 1 (0.79%) DNS
8 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.79%) Firewall
8 1 (0.79%) Network Security
8 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.79%) Wireless
8 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.73%) MongoDB
1 11 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.97%) DB2
3 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.97%) VoltDB
4 4 (3.17%) Apache Accumulo
4 4 (3.17%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.17%) MySQL
5 3 (2.38%) GIS
5 3 (2.38%) MS Access
6 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (27.78%) Selenium
2 30 (23.81%) LoadRunner
3 19 (15.08%) Jenkins
4 18 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 16 (12.70%) Cucumber
6 15 (11.90%) JMeter
7 12 (9.52%) JUnit
8 11 (8.73%) JIRA
9 10 (7.94%) Maven
10 8 (6.35%) IntelliJ
11 7 (5.56%) Appium
11 7 (5.56%) Eclipse
11 7 (5.56%) Visual Studio
12 6 (4.76%) SoapUI
12 6 (4.76%) WATIR
12 6 (4.76%) Zephyr
13 5 (3.97%) JBehave
14 4 (3.17%) Hudson
14 4 (3.17%) TestComplete
14 4 (3.17%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (11.90%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Publishing
3 4 (3.17%) Banking
3 4 (3.17%) Retail
4 2 (1.59%) Billing
4 2 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Front Office
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (34.13%) Analyst
2 39 (30.95%) Test Analyst
3 15 (11.90%) Developer
4 14 (11.11%) Architect
4 14 (11.11%) Tester
5 10 (7.94%) Technical Architect
6 9 (7.14%) .NET Architect
6 9 (7.14%) .NET Technical Architect
6 9 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
6 9 (7.14%) Performance Tester
6 9 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Developer in Test
7 7 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Test Leader
8 6 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) QA Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.87%) .NET
2 19 (15.08%) Web Services
3 16 (12.70%) SOAP
4 11 (8.73%) XML
5 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 9 (7.14%) Spring Boot
6 6 (4.76%) HTML
6 6 (4.76%) Java EE
6 6 (4.76%) JSON
7 5 (3.97%) CSS
7 5 (3.97%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (3.17%) PostGIS
8 4 (3.17%) REST
8 4 (3.17%) Swing
9 3 (2.38%) CSS3
10 2 (1.59%) Backbone.js
10 2 (1.59%) Laravel
10 2 (1.59%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.32%) N-Tier
2 12 (9.52%) User Experience
3 10 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.38%) IPTV
6 3 (2.38%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.38%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.59%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.79%) CESG
8 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.90%) Linux
2 12 (9.52%) Windows
3 10 (7.94%) Unix
4 7 (5.56%) Android
4 7 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.38%) CentOS
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
3 29 (23.02%) Performance Testing
4 27 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 23 (18.25%) Test Automation
6 20 (15.87%) BDD
7 17 (13.49%) Functional Testing
7 17 (13.49%) Project Management
8 16 (12.70%) SOA
9 15 (11.90%) Test Management
10 13 (10.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (9.52%) Test Planning
11 12 (9.52%) Test Strategy
12 11 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (8.73%) Regression Testing
12 11 (8.73%) Scrum
12 11 (8.73%) TDD
13 10 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (7.94%) MVC
13 10 (7.94%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.98%) Java
2 27 (21.43%) SQL
3 6 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.76%) Ruby
4 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.17%) C#
5 4 (3.17%) PHP
5 4 (3.17%) VB
6 2 (1.59%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.59%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.59%) C++
6 2 (1.59%) Jython
6 2 (1.59%) Korn
6 2 (1.59%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.59%) Python
7 1 (0.79%) C
7 1 (0.79%) Groovy
7 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (19.05%) ISEB
2 22 (17.46%) Security Cleared
3 18 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 17 (13.49%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.56%) Degree
6 6 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.17%) CCNA
7 4 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.79%) CISSP
8 1 (0.79%) CITP
8 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) IISP
8 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.79%) MBCS
8 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.08%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.59%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (18.25%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.38%) DameWare
2 3 (2.38%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (2.38%) yum
3 1 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (19.05%) HP
2 19 (15.08%) Oracle
3 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.35%) Citrix
5 7 (5.56%) Sitecore
6 6 (4.76%) IBM
7 4 (3.17%) Telerik
8 3 (2.38%) LexisNexis
8 3 (2.38%) Zend
9 2 (1.59%) Adobe
9 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.59%) SAP
10 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.79%) CA
10 1 (0.79%) Rally
10 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.79%) Solace
10 1 (0.79%) VMware
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Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago