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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 481 489 473
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 99 87 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 70 36
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£388 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -19.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
38718 38644 32529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.48% 75.21% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24517 24337 19918
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1127 1038
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.24 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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 -6 41 £400 -3.03% 10
South East -11 19 £350 -9.09% 6
South West +6 13 £350 +9.37% 2
North West -13 7 £400 +45.45% 1
Yorkshire -12 6 £350 - 6
East Midlands - 5 £400 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England +19 1 £375 +17.18% 1
North East 0 1 - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 55 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (26.58%) LoadRunner
3 39 (24.68%) Performance Testing
4 38 (24.05%) JMeter
5 36 (22.78%) Java
6 35 (22.15%) Selenium
7 32 (20.25%) ISEB
8 31 (19.62%) JIRA
9 29 (18.35%) Test Automation
10 28 (17.72%) Linux
11 27 (17.09%) SQL
11 27 (17.09%) .NET
11 27 (17.09%) SQL Server
12 25 (15.82%) Automated Testing
12 25 (15.82%) Scrum
12 25 (15.82%) Test Scripting
13 24 (15.19%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (15.19%) Windows
14 23 (14.56%) HP
15 22 (13.92%) Finance
16 21 (13.29%) Apache
16 21 (13.29%) Cucumber
17 19 (12.03%) Apple iOS
17 19 (12.03%) Security Cleared
17 19 (12.03%) Android
17 19 (12.03%) Microsoft
17 19 (12.03%) ISTQB
18 18 (11.39%) Regression Testing
18 18 (11.39%) SC Cleared
19 17 (10.76%) Oracle

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (13.29%) Apache
2 10 (6.33%) IIS
2 10 (6.33%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.06%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (3.80%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.80%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.53%) CMS
5 4 (2.53%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (2.53%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.90%) JBoss
7 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.06%) RMDS
2 7 (4.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.90%) Summit
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.63%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.23%) TCP/IP
2 12 (7.59%) DNS
3 8 (5.06%) DHCP
3 8 (5.06%) BIG-IP
4 7 (4.43%) NetScaler
5 6 (3.80%) HTTP
6 4 (2.53%) SMTP
6 4 (2.53%) Internet
6 4 (2.53%) FTP
6 4 (2.53%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.90%) Firewall
7 3 (1.90%) Network Security
8 2 (1.27%) AMQP
8 2 (1.27%) SSL
8 2 (1.27%) SAN
9 1 (0.63%) GPRS
9 1 (0.63%) GSM
9 1 (0.63%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.43%) MySQL
3 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.53%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (2.53%) OLAP
4 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 42 (26.58%) LoadRunner
2 38 (24.05%) JMeter
3 35 (22.15%) Selenium
4 31 (19.62%) JIRA
5 21 (13.29%) Cucumber
6 12 (7.59%) Visual Studio
7 11 (6.96%) Appium
8 10 (6.33%) Jenkins
8 10 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (5.06%) Introscope
9 8 (5.06%) IntelliJ
9 8 (5.06%) Xcode
9 8 (5.06%) Calabash
10 7 (4.43%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (4.43%) WebDriver
11 6 (3.80%) NeoLoad
12 5 (3.16%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.16%) SpecFlow
12 5 (3.16%) Fiddler
12 5 (3.16%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (13.92%) Finance
2 7 (4.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.80%) Retail
4 5 (3.16%) Games
5 4 (2.53%) Publishing
6 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (30.38%) Tester
2 31 (19.62%) Analyst
3 30 (18.99%) Test Analyst
4 18 (11.39%) Performance Tester
5 14 (8.86%) Developer
6 11 (6.96%) Automation Tester
7 10 (6.33%) Test Manager
8 9 (5.70%) Test Leader
9 8 (5.06%) Applications Support Engineer
9 8 (5.06%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.06%) Applications Support
10 7 (4.43%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) .NET Developer
12 5 (3.16%) Mobile Tester
13 4 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
13 4 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (2.53%) Java Developer
13 4 (2.53%) Consultant
13 4 (2.53%) Performance Test Leader
14 3 (1.90%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.09%) .NET
2 14 (8.86%) Web Services
3 9 (5.70%) ASP.NET
3 9 (5.70%) Middleware
4 8 (5.06%) Java EE
5 7 (4.43%) SOAP
5 7 (4.43%) REST
6 6 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (3.16%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.16%) Application Packaging
8 4 (2.53%) RESTful
8 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (2.53%) HTML
8 4 (2.53%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.90%) XSLT
9 3 (1.90%) XML
9 3 (1.90%) WCF
9 3 (1.90%) JSON
10 2 (1.27%) XMPP
10 2 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.33%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.80%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.16%) Robotics
5 4 (2.53%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.53%) Handset
5 4 (2.53%) Replication
5 4 (2.53%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.90%) Open Source
6 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.90%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.90%) New Media
6 3 (1.90%) User Experience
6 3 (1.90%) GIS
6 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.90%) Life Science
7 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.27%) NHS
7 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.72%) Linux
2 24 (15.19%) Windows
3 19 (12.03%) Android
3 19 (12.03%) Apple iOS
4 13 (8.23%) UNIX
5 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.53%) webOS
8 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (24.68%) Performance Testing
3 29 (18.35%) Test Automation
4 25 (15.82%) Test Scripting
4 25 (15.82%) Scrum
4 25 (15.82%) Automated Testing
5 24 (15.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (11.39%) Regression Testing
7 16 (10.13%) Software Testing
7 16 (10.13%) Migration
8 15 (9.49%) Project Management
9 14 (8.86%) E-Commerce
10 12 (7.59%) System Testing
11 11 (6.96%) BDD
12 10 (6.33%) Test Strategy
12 10 (6.33%) TDD
12 10 (6.33%) Capacity Management
13 9 (5.70%) Automation Testing
13 9 (5.70%) Load Balancing
13 9 (5.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.78%) Java
2 27 (17.09%) SQL
3 15 (9.49%) C#
4 8 (5.06%) VBScript
4 8 (5.06%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.80%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.80%) C
6 4 (2.53%) PHP
6 4 (2.53%) VB
7 3 (1.90%) Ruby
7 3 (1.90%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.27%) XPath
9 1 (0.63%) Korn
9 1 (0.63%) Jython
9 1 (0.63%) VB6
9 1 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (20.25%) ISEB
2 19 (12.03%) ISTQB
2 19 (12.03%) Security Cleared
3 18 (11.39%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.80%) CCEE
4 6 (3.80%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.16%) CCEA
5 5 (3.16%) MCSE
5 5 (3.16%) MCITP
5 5 (3.16%) CCIA
6 1 (0.63%) Degree
6 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.49%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.90%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.27%) GMP
4 1 (0.63%) GAMP
4 1 (0.63%) GxP
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.06%) XenApp
3 5 (3.16%) XenDesktop
3 5 (3.16%) Terminal Server
4 4 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.90%) vSphere
5 3 (1.90%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.27%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (5.70%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.06%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (2.53%) Puppet
3 4 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.53%) Nagios
4 3 (1.90%) SCCM
4 3 (1.90%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.63%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 23 (14.56%) HP
2 19 (12.03%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.76%) Oracle
4 9 (5.70%) VMware
5 8 (5.06%) Citrix
5 8 (5.06%) F5
6 5 (3.16%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.16%) AppSense
6 5 (3.16%) Wyse
7 4 (2.53%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.53%) IBM
7 4 (2.53%) hybris
8 3 (1.90%) ForgeRock
8 3 (1.90%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.27%) Cisco
9 2 (1.27%) SAP
9 2 (1.27%) NetApp
9 2 (1.27%) SOASTA, Inc
10 1 (0.63%) Apple
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