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 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 510 479 478
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -1
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 88 90 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 58 35
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£360 £359 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £28.30 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 - £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.66 - £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £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
40274 37756 35067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.92% 76.45% 75.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23794 21732
Average daily rate £422 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -0.60%
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 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1065 1106 1034
Average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £46.34 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 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 30 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 30 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 -5 46 £425 +13.33% 17
South East -13 14 £320 -11.72% 4
East of England +10 10 £405 +1.25% 1
South West +3 7 £350 +7.69% 3
Midlands -2 4 £475 -
West Midlands -3 3 £300 -
North West -21 3 £475 +72.72% 2
East Midlands -6 2 - - 1
South Coast +2 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 79 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (35.11%) Selenium
3 57 (30.32%) Test Automation
4 44 (23.40%) JMeter
4 44 (23.40%) .NET
5 43 (22.87%) Finance
6 41 (21.81%) Java
7 40 (21.28%) Performance Testing
8 38 (20.21%) SQL
8 38 (20.21%) SQL Server
9 37 (19.68%) C#
9 37 (19.68%) Automated Testing
10 36 (19.15%) Cucumber
11 34 (18.09%) QA
12 33 (17.55%) BDD
13 32 (17.02%) Windows
14 31 (16.49%) WebDriver
15 30 (15.96%) Test Scripting
15 30 (15.96%) Microsoft
16 29 (15.43%) JIRA
17 28 (14.89%) Software Testing
18 27 (14.36%) LoadRunner
19 25 (13.30%) SDLC
20 24 (12.77%) Test Strategy
20 24 (12.77%) TDD
21 23 (12.23%) Regression Testing
21 23 (12.23%) HTTP
21 23 (12.23%) E-Commerce
21 23 (12.23%) User Acceptance Testing
22 22 (11.70%) Git (software)

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 20 (10.64%) Apache
2 14 (7.45%) IIS
3 13 (6.91%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (4.26%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.19%) CMS
6 5 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.66%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.66%) JBoss
6 5 (2.66%) WordPress
6 5 (2.66%) Node.js
7 4 (2.13%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.60%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.06%) nginx
10 1 (0.53%) Jetty
10 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 13 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.26%) RMDS
2 1 (0.53%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) GitHub
2 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.23%) HTTP
2 11 (5.85%) DNS
2 11 (5.85%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.79%) Internet
4 8 (4.26%) BIG-IP
5 6 (3.19%) HTTPS
5 6 (3.19%) SSL
5 6 (3.19%) DHCP
5 6 (3.19%) NetScaler
6 5 (2.66%) SMTP
7 4 (2.13%) FTP
8 3 (1.60%) Firewall
9 2 (1.06%) SAN
9 2 (1.06%) Network Security
10 1 (0.53%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.53%) SNMP
10 1 (0.53%) IPsec
10 1 (0.53%) IMAP
10 1 (0.53%) Telnet
10 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.21%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.85%) MySQL
4 8 (4.26%) Hadoop
4 8 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (3.19%) Data Mining
5 6 (3.19%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.66%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.60%) OLAP
8 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.53%) Redis
9 1 (0.53%) Big Data
9 1 (0.53%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 66 (35.11%) Selenium
2 44 (23.40%) JMeter
3 36 (19.15%) Cucumber
4 31 (16.49%) WebDriver
5 29 (15.43%) JIRA
6 27 (14.36%) LoadRunner
7 22 (11.70%) Git (software)
8 18 (9.57%) Jenkins
9 15 (7.98%) Visual Studio
10 13 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (6.38%) SpecFlow
12 11 (5.85%) Jasmine
12 11 (5.85%) NUnit
13 10 (5.32%) WATIR
13 10 (5.32%) Capybara
13 10 (5.32%) Karma Test Runner
14 8 (4.26%) Introscope
15 6 (3.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 6 (3.19%) Appium
16 5 (2.66%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (22.87%) Finance
2 13 (6.91%) Retail
3 9 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.13%) Advertising
4 4 (2.13%) Publishing
5 3 (1.60%) Games
5 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.60%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.06%) Back Office
6 2 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (18.09%) Analyst
2 30 (15.96%) Developer
3 29 (15.43%) Tester
4 23 (12.23%) Test Analyst
5 12 (6.38%) Performance Tester
5 12 (6.38%) .NET Developer
6 9 (4.79%) C# Developer
6 9 (4.79%) Test Engineer
6 9 (4.79%) Test Team Leader
6 9 (4.79%) Team Leader
7 8 (4.26%) Applications Support Engineer
7 8 (4.26%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.26%) Applications Support
8 7 (3.72%) Test Manager
8 7 (3.72%) Test Leader
8 7 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (2.66%) Applications Developer
10 5 (2.66%) Web Developer
10 5 (2.66%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.40%) .NET
2 22 (11.70%) Web Services
3 21 (11.17%) HTML
4 17 (9.04%) RESTful
5 14 (7.45%) ASP.NET
6 13 (6.91%) CSS
6 13 (6.91%) HTML5
7 12 (6.38%) XML
8 11 (5.85%) .NET Framework
8 11 (5.85%) Middleware
8 11 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (4.79%) CSS3
9 9 (4.79%) Java EE
10 8 (4.26%) Ajax
10 8 (4.26%) SOAP
11 6 (3.19%) J2EE
11 6 (3.19%) REST
11 6 (3.19%) Entity Framework
11 6 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 5 (2.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.98%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.72%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.19%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.19%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.66%) New Media
5 5 (2.66%) GIS
6 4 (2.13%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.13%) Replication
7 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.60%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.60%) User Experience
8 2 (1.06%) NHS
8 2 (1.06%) Life Science
8 2 (1.06%) Wiki
9 1 (0.53%) Social Network
9 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.53%) DataPower
9 1 (0.53%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 32 (17.02%) Windows
2 20 (10.64%) Linux
3 15 (7.98%) UNIX
4 8 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.26%) Android
5 7 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.53%) Debian
9 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.53%) webOS
9 1 (0.53%) CentOS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.32%) Test Automation
3 40 (21.28%) Performance Testing
4 37 (19.68%) Automated Testing
5 33 (17.55%) BDD
6 30 (15.96%) Test Scripting
7 28 (14.89%) Software Testing
8 25 (13.30%) SDLC
9 24 (12.77%) Test Strategy
9 24 (12.77%) TDD
10 23 (12.23%) E-Commerce
10 23 (12.23%) Regression Testing
10 23 (12.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (10.64%) Automation Testing
12 18 (9.57%) DevOps
12 18 (9.57%) Open Source
12 18 (9.57%) Scrum
13 16 (8.51%) Integration Testing
14 15 (7.98%) Security Testing
14 15 (7.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.81%) Java
2 38 (20.21%) SQL
3 37 (19.68%) C#
4 14 (7.45%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.72%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.19%) PHP
6 6 (3.19%) VBScript
7 5 (2.66%) VB
7 5 (2.66%) Python
8 4 (2.13%) Ruby
8 4 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.60%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.06%) C
11 1 (0.53%) Perl
11 1 (0.53%) C++
11 1 (0.53%) Korn
11 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.53%) Jython
11 1 (0.53%) VB6
11 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (10.11%) ISEB
2 15 (7.98%) Degree
3 11 (5.85%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.66%) CCEE
4 5 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (2.13%) CCEA
5 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.13%) MCSE
5 4 (2.13%) MCITP
5 4 (2.13%) CCIA
6 3 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (18.09%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) GMP
3 1 (0.53%) GxP
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) FATCA
3 1 (0.53%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.72%) XenApp
3 5 (2.66%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.13%) Terminal Server
4 4 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.06%) vSphere
6 1 (0.53%) Varnish
6 1 (0.53%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.53%) Docker
6 1 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.53%) XenServer
6 1 (0.53%) NFS
6 1 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.53%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.79%) Puppet
2 9 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.26%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (2.66%) Nagios
5 4 (2.13%) Ansible
6 3 (1.60%) EdgeSight
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (1.06%) SCCM
7 2 (1.06%) logstash
7 2 (1.06%) Salt
8 1 (0.53%) StatsD
8 1 (0.53%) Cacti
8 1 (0.53%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.53%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.53%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 30 (15.96%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.17%) Oracle
3 9 (4.79%) HP
4 8 (4.26%) VMware
4 8 (4.26%) F5
5 7 (3.72%) Citrix
6 6 (3.19%) hybris
7 5 (2.66%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.66%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.13%) Wyse
8 4 (2.13%) AppSense
8 4 (2.13%) IBM
9 3 (1.60%) WorldPay
9 3 (1.60%) ForgeRock
9 3 (1.60%) Google
9 3 (1.60%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.06%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.06%) SAP
11 1 (0.53%) Siebel
11 1 (0.53%) NetApp
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
ABRS
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago