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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 486 468 483
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 100 87 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 56 34
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£350 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £20.90 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 - £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.82 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - £32.50
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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
39339 36598 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.43% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25883 23216 20586
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1105 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 July 2015. 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 -15 53 £425 +6.25% 13
South East -8 15 £293 -19.31% 7
East of England +10 10 £405 +12.50% 1
South West -3 9 £350 +7.69% 1
Midlands -1 4 - -
East Midlands -3 4 £389 +15.18%
North West -15 4 - - 2
West Midlands -4 1 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 78 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (32.64%) Selenium
3 56 (29.02%) Test Automation
4 47 (24.35%) JMeter
5 45 (23.32%) .NET
6 41 (21.24%) SQL Server
7 40 (20.73%) Java
7 40 (20.73%) Finance
8 39 (20.21%) Automated Testing
8 39 (20.21%) Performance Testing
9 36 (18.65%) LoadRunner
9 36 (18.65%) C#
10 35 (18.13%) JIRA
11 34 (17.62%) SQL
12 33 (17.10%) Microsoft
12 33 (17.10%) Test Scripting
12 33 (17.10%) Cucumber
13 30 (15.54%) QA
14 29 (15.03%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (15.03%) BDD
14 29 (15.03%) WebDriver
15 28 (14.51%) Windows
16 27 (13.99%) ISEB
16 27 (13.99%) Regression Testing
17 26 (13.47%) Software Testing
17 26 (13.47%) Test Strategy
18 25 (12.95%) SDLC
19 24 (12.44%) TDD
20 23 (11.92%) Apache
21 22 (11.40%) Linux

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 23 (11.92%) Apache
2 14 (7.25%) IIS
3 11 (5.70%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (3.11%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.59%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.07%) CMS
7 4 (2.07%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.07%) JBoss
7 4 (2.07%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.55%) Node.js
8 3 (1.55%) WordPress
9 2 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.52%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.15%) RMDS
2 4 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.04%) Summit
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.52%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.33%) HTTP
2 11 (5.70%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.18%) DNS
4 8 (4.15%) BIG-IP
5 7 (3.63%) Internet
6 6 (3.11%) DHCP
6 6 (3.11%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.07%) SMTP
7 4 (2.07%) FTP
7 4 (2.07%) HTTPS
7 4 (2.07%) SSL
8 2 (1.04%) SAN
8 2 (1.04%) Firewall
8 2 (1.04%) Network Security
9 1 (0.52%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.66%) MySQL
3 9 (4.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (3.63%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.11%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.59%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (2.07%) OLAP
7 4 (2.07%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.52%) DB2
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 63 (32.64%) Selenium
2 47 (24.35%) JMeter
3 36 (18.65%) LoadRunner
4 35 (18.13%) JIRA
5 33 (17.10%) Cucumber
6 29 (15.03%) WebDriver
7 17 (8.81%) Git (software)
7 17 (8.81%) Jenkins
8 15 (7.77%) Visual Studio
9 12 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (5.70%) NUnit
11 10 (5.18%) Jasmine
11 10 (5.18%) SpecFlow
12 9 (4.66%) Capybara
12 9 (4.66%) WATIR
12 9 (4.66%) Karma Test Runner
13 8 (4.15%) Appium
13 8 (4.15%) Introscope
14 7 (3.63%) HP UFT
15 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 40 (20.73%) Finance
2 11 (5.70%) Retail
3 9 (4.66%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.07%) Games
4 4 (2.07%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.55%) Publishing
5 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.04%) Advertising
6 2 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.04%) Back Office
6 2 (1.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (20.73%) Tester
2 35 (18.13%) Analyst
3 27 (13.99%) Developer
4 25 (12.95%) Test Analyst
5 18 (9.33%) Performance Tester
6 13 (6.74%) .NET Developer
7 10 (5.18%) Test Manager
8 9 (4.66%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.66%) Test Team Leader
8 9 (4.66%) Team Leader
8 9 (4.66%) Test Leader
9 8 (4.15%) Applications Support Engineer
9 8 (4.15%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.15%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.59%) Data Analyst
11 5 (2.59%) Test Engineer
11 5 (2.59%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.59%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.32%) .NET
2 18 (9.33%) Web Services
3 16 (8.29%) HTML
3 16 (8.29%) RESTful
4 15 (7.77%) ASP.NET
5 12 (6.22%) CSS
5 12 (6.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (5.70%) .NET Framework
7 10 (5.18%) Middleware
7 10 (5.18%) HTML5
8 8 (4.15%) CSS3
8 8 (4.15%) Java EE
8 8 (4.15%) XML
9 6 (3.11%) Ajax
9 6 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 6 (3.11%) Entity Framework
10 5 (2.59%) SOAP
11 4 (2.07%) WinForms
11 4 (2.07%) Application Packaging
11 4 (2.07%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.22%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.15%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.59%) N-Tier
4 5 (2.59%) GIS
4 5 (2.59%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.59%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.59%) New Media
5 4 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.07%) Replication
6 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.55%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.55%) Life Science
6 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.55%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.55%) User Experience
7 2 (1.04%) Wiki
7 2 (1.04%) Handset
7 2 (1.04%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.51%) Windows
2 22 (11.40%) Linux
3 13 (6.74%) UNIX
4 11 (5.70%) Android
4 11 (5.70%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.04%) webOS
8 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (29.02%) Test Automation
3 39 (20.21%) Automated Testing
3 39 (20.21%) Performance Testing
4 33 (17.10%) Test Scripting
5 29 (15.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (15.03%) BDD
6 27 (13.99%) Regression Testing
7 26 (13.47%) Software Testing
7 26 (13.47%) Test Strategy
8 25 (12.95%) SDLC
9 24 (12.44%) TDD
10 21 (10.88%) Scrum
10 21 (10.88%) E-Commerce
11 18 (9.33%) Automation Testing
12 17 (8.81%) Mentoring
13 15 (7.77%) DevOps
13 15 (7.77%) Migration
13 15 (7.77%) Integration Testing
14 14 (7.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.73%) Java
2 36 (18.65%) C#
3 34 (17.62%) SQL
4 8 (4.15%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.63%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.63%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.11%) VBScript
6 6 (3.11%) PHP
7 5 (2.59%) C
7 5 (2.59%) VB
8 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.55%) Python
9 2 (1.04%) Ruby
10 1 (0.52%) Korn
10 1 (0.52%) C++
10 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.52%) Jython
10 1 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (13.99%) ISEB
2 15 (7.77%) ISTQB
3 14 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.25%) Security Cleared
4 12 (6.22%) Degree
5 5 (2.59%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (2.59%) CCEE
6 4 (2.07%) CCIA
6 4 (2.07%) CCEA
6 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.07%) MCSE
6 4 (2.07%) MCITP
7 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.54%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) GMP
2 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.04%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.52%) GAMP
3 1 (0.52%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (5.70%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.63%) XenApp
3 5 (2.59%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.07%) Terminal Server
4 4 (2.07%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.04%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.04%) vSphere
6 1 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.52%) XenServer
6 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.52%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.15%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (3.63%) Puppet
3 7 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.07%) Nagios
5 3 (1.55%) Ansible
5 3 (1.55%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.04%) SCCM
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.52%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.52%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.52%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.52%) logstash
7 1 (0.52%) Salt
7 1 (0.52%) StatsD
Vendors
1 33 (17.10%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.36%) Oracle
3 19 (9.84%) HP
4 8 (4.15%) VMware
4 8 (4.15%) F5
5 7 (3.63%) Citrix
6 5 (2.59%) TIBCO
6 5 (2.59%) hybris
6 5 (2.59%) IBM
7 4 (2.07%) Wyse
7 4 (2.07%) AppSense
7 4 (2.07%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.55%) ForgeRock
9 2 (1.04%) WorldPay
9 2 (1.04%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.04%) SAP
9 2 (1.04%) Google
9 2 (1.04%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.52%) Sophis
10 1 (0.52%) Telerik
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