The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 473 476 487
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 89 78 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 33
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£359 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.77% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £246 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £525 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36713 34180 37700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.42% 73.32% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23128 21211 22153
Average daily rate £405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 983 1363
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £13.47 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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
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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 +6 50 £375 -11.76% 12
South East -6 14 £363 +9.84% 6
West Midlands - 7 - - 2
North West -1 5 £275 - 2
Yorkshire -2 5 £325 +13.04%
East of England -32 2 £400 - 4
East Midlands -8 1 £338 +35.00%
South West -34 1 £325 - 3
North East - - - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 54 (31.03%) Web Services
2 48 (27.59%) Performance Testing
3 45 (25.86%) QA
4 41 (23.56%) Java
4 41 (23.56%) .NET
5 40 (22.99%) LoadRunner
6 39 (22.41%) C#
7 38 (21.84%) Test Scripting
8 35 (20.11%) Linux
8 35 (20.11%) Windows
9 33 (18.97%) ISEB
10 32 (18.39%) SQL Server
11 31 (17.82%) HTML
11 31 (17.82%) SQL
11 31 (17.82%) Selenium
12 30 (17.24%) Test Automation
12 30 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (16.67%) Oracle
14 28 (16.09%) HP
15 26 (14.94%) JavaScript
15 26 (14.94%) Stress Testing
16 25 (14.37%) Degree
16 25 (14.37%) Security Cleared
16 25 (14.37%) ISTQB
17 24 (13.79%) Test Strategy
17 24 (13.79%) DevOps
18 23 (13.22%) Security Testing
18 23 (13.22%) Software Testing
18 23 (13.22%) Finance
19 22 (12.64%) SC Cleared

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 16 (9.20%) WebLogic
2 14 (8.05%) IIS
3 10 (5.75%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (4.02%) WebSphere
5 7 (4.02%) CMS
6 6 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.45%) Apache
6 6 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.30%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.15%) Confluence
9 2 (1.15%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (1.15%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.57%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 3 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (8.05%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.34%) Internet
2 12 (6.90%) HTTP
2 12 (6.90%) DNS
3 11 (6.32%) HTTPS
3 11 (6.32%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.72%) LDAP
4 3 (1.72%) SSL
5 2 (1.15%) SAN
5 2 (1.15%) VPN
6 1 (0.57%) LAN
6 1 (0.57%) WAN
6 1 (0.57%) Intranet
6 1 (0.57%) Firewall
6 1 (0.57%) VLAN
6 1 (0.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.49%) Relational Database
3 19 (10.92%) MySQL
4 7 (4.02%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.30%) SAP BW
6 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.15%) DB2
9 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.57%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.57%) ProClarity
9 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.57%) HBase
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (22.99%) LoadRunner
2 31 (17.82%) Selenium
3 20 (11.49%) JMeter
4 19 (10.92%) Visual Studio
5 18 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (7.47%) SoapUI
7 12 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (6.90%) JUnit
8 11 (6.32%) NUnit
9 10 (5.75%) Git (software)
10 9 (5.17%) Jenkins
10 9 (5.17%) Cucumber
11 8 (4.60%) Rational Performance Tester
11 8 (4.60%) Rational Rose
12 7 (4.02%) TestComplete
13 6 (3.45%) JIRA
14 5 (2.87%) Capybara
15 4 (2.30%) Subversion
16 3 (1.72%) WATIR
16 3 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (13.22%) Finance
2 11 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.75%) Retail
4 8 (4.60%) Banking
5 3 (1.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Billing
6 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (25.86%) Tester
2 30 (17.24%) Analyst
3 26 (14.94%) Test Analyst
4 25 (14.37%) Developer
5 19 (10.92%) Performance Tester
6 16 (9.20%) Architect
7 13 (7.47%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (6.90%) Test Leader
9 10 (5.75%) .NET Developer
9 10 (5.75%) Performance Analyst
9 10 (5.75%) Performance Test Analyst
10 8 (4.60%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.02%) QA Tester
11 7 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (3.45%) Non-Functional Tester
12 6 (3.45%) QA Analyst
13 5 (2.87%) Software Test Analyst
13 5 (2.87%) Project Manager
13 5 (2.87%) Test Manager
13 5 (2.87%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (31.03%) Web Services
2 41 (23.56%) .NET
3 31 (17.82%) HTML
4 20 (11.49%) XML
5 19 (10.92%) JSP
6 16 (9.20%) ASP.NET
7 12 (6.90%) .NET Framework
8 11 (6.32%) J2EE
9 9 (5.17%) SOAP
9 9 (5.17%) WinForms
10 8 (4.60%) Spring
10 8 (4.60%) RESTful
11 7 (4.02%) Hibernate
11 7 (4.02%) XSLT
12 6 (3.45%) Struts
12 6 (3.45%) Servlets
12 6 (3.45%) JDBC
12 6 (3.45%) JMS
12 6 (3.45%) JMX
13 5 (2.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.20%) Mobile App
2 15 (8.62%) Open Source
3 12 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 10 (5.75%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.60%) Social Network
6 7 (4.02%) iPad
6 7 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.30%) NHS
8 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.57%) DTV
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.57%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
8 1 (0.57%) iPhone
8 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.11%) Windows
1 35 (20.11%) Linux
2 18 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (9.20%) UNIX
4 14 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (6.32%) Windows 2000
5 11 (6.32%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.30%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.15%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.15%) Android
8 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (27.59%) Performance Testing
2 38 (21.84%) Test Scripting
3 30 (17.24%) Test Automation
3 30 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (14.94%) Stress Testing
5 24 (13.79%) Test Strategy
5 24 (13.79%) DevOps
6 23 (13.22%) Security Testing
6 23 (13.22%) Software Testing
7 20 (11.49%) OO
7 20 (11.49%) E-Commerce
8 19 (10.92%) Automated Testing
9 16 (9.20%) Unit Testing
10 14 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (8.05%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (6.90%) Web Testing
12 11 (6.32%) UML
13 10 (5.75%) SOA
13 10 (5.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.56%) Java
2 39 (22.41%) C#
3 31 (17.82%) SQL
4 26 (14.94%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.02%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.45%) Ruby
7 4 (2.30%) VBScript
7 4 (2.30%) VB
7 4 (2.30%) RPG
8 3 (1.72%) PHP
9 2 (1.15%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.15%) ABAP
9 2 (1.15%) VB6
9 2 (1.15%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.57%) FQL
10 1 (0.57%) VBA
10 1 (0.57%) XPath
10 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (18.97%) ISEB
2 25 (14.37%) ISTQB
2 25 (14.37%) Degree
2 25 (14.37%) Security Cleared
3 22 (12.64%) SC Cleared
4 16 (9.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.72%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.15%) MCSE
8 1 (0.57%) CCNA
8 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.57%) CCEA
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.57%) CCEE
8 1 (0.57%) CCIA
8 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (25.86%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.30%) vSphere
3 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.57%) XenApp
3 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (12.64%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (9.77%) Puppet
3 14 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (8.05%) Salt
4 13 (7.47%) Ansible
5 11 (6.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (5.17%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.87%) OpenView
8 3 (1.72%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (16.67%) Oracle
2 28 (16.09%) HP
3 21 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.60%) hybris
5 6 (3.45%) Endeca
5 6 (3.45%) JBoss
5 6 (3.45%) ATG
6 5 (2.87%) VMware
6 5 (2.87%) SAP
7 3 (1.72%) SOASTA, Inc
7 3 (1.72%) KANA
7 3 (1.72%) Citrix
7 3 (1.72%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.15%) FatWire
8 2 (1.15%) Sybase
8 2 (1.15%) Adobe
8 2 (1.15%) Zend
9 1 (0.57%) Facebook
9 1 (0.57%) Twitter
9 1 (0.57%) Dell
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