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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 495 482 500
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 78 89 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 61 38
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£363 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
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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
38820 35961 39230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.48% 74.48% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24656 22601 23180
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1012 1434
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +2 36 £363 -9.37% 7
South East -7 13 £375 +18.11% 5
West Midlands -11 10 £230 -45.88%
Yorkshire -11 6 £380 +32.17%
East of England -30 6 £370 +3.85% 2
North West +1 5 £300 +36.36% 1
South West - 1 £280 - 3
North East - - - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 56 (32.56%) Web Services
2 53 (30.81%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (29.07%) QA
4 47 (27.33%) Performance Testing
5 40 (23.26%) Java
5 40 (23.26%) Selenium
6 39 (22.67%) C#
7 38 (22.09%) LoadRunner
8 37 (21.51%) .NET
9 35 (20.35%) Windows
10 34 (19.77%) Test Automation
11 33 (19.19%) Oracle
11 33 (19.19%) ISEB
12 32 (18.60%) Linux
12 32 (18.60%) Test Scripting
13 31 (18.02%) SQL
14 29 (16.86%) SQL Server
15 27 (15.70%) JavaScript
15 27 (15.70%) HP
16 26 (15.12%) HTML
17 25 (14.53%) E-Commerce
17 25 (14.53%) ISTQB
17 25 (14.53%) Security Testing
18 24 (13.95%) Security Cleared
18 24 (13.95%) Software Testing
18 24 (13.95%) Finance
19 23 (13.37%) JMeter
19 23 (13.37%) Microsoft
19 23 (13.37%) Stress Testing
19 23 (13.37%) Test Strategy

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 18 (10.47%) WebLogic
2 11 (6.40%) Apache
3 9 (5.23%) IIS
3 9 (5.23%) CMS
3 9 (5.23%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (3.49%) Node.js
5 6 (3.49%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.16%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (1.16%) Confluence
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (1.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (8.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.16%) GitHub
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.05%) Internet
2 16 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 16 (9.30%) DNS
3 14 (8.14%) HTTP
4 11 (6.40%) HTTPS
5 6 (3.49%) SAN
6 5 (2.91%) Firewall
7 4 (2.33%) Network Security
7 4 (2.33%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.33%) DHCP
7 4 (2.33%) SSL
8 3 (1.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.63%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.98%) MySQL
4 7 (4.07%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.33%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.16%) DB2
9 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.58%) ProClarity
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.58%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.58%) SimpleDB
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 40 (23.26%) Selenium
2 38 (22.09%) LoadRunner
3 23 (13.37%) JMeter
4 18 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (8.72%) SoapUI
6 14 (8.14%) Visual Studio
7 12 (6.98%) JUnit
8 11 (6.40%) NUnit
9 10 (5.81%) Git (software)
10 9 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (5.23%) TestComplete
10 9 (5.23%) Jenkins
11 8 (4.65%) Rational Performance Tester
11 8 (4.65%) Cucumber
12 7 (4.07%) Subversion
12 7 (4.07%) JIRA
13 6 (3.49%) Rational Rose
13 6 (3.49%) RSpec
13 6 (3.49%) WebDriver
13 6 (3.49%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 24 (13.95%) Finance
2 10 (5.81%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.81%) Retail
3 6 (3.49%) Banking
4 2 (1.16%) Games
4 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.16%) Marketing
5 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Advertising
5 1 (0.58%) Electronics
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (23.84%) Tester
2 30 (17.44%) Developer
3 27 (15.70%) Analyst
4 23 (13.37%) Test Analyst
5 18 (10.47%) Performance Tester
6 13 (7.56%) Architect
7 11 (6.40%) Performance Analyst
7 11 (6.40%) Performance Test Analyst
7 11 (6.40%) Test Leader
8 9 (5.23%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.07%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.07%) QA Tester
9 7 (4.07%) QA Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Capacity Manager
10 6 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) Automation Tester
11 5 (2.91%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (2.91%) Software Developer
11 5 (2.91%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (32.56%) Web Services
2 37 (21.51%) .NET
3 26 (15.12%) HTML
4 21 (12.21%) JSP
4 21 (12.21%) XML
5 14 (8.14%) SOAP
6 13 (7.56%) J2EE
6 13 (7.56%) ASP.NET
7 12 (6.98%) Spring
8 11 (6.40%) Hibernate
9 10 (5.81%) XSLT
10 8 (4.65%) Struts
10 8 (4.65%) Servlets
10 8 (4.65%) JMS
10 8 (4.65%) JMX
10 8 (4.65%) .NET Framework
10 8 (4.65%) JDBC
11 7 (4.07%) WinForms
12 6 (3.49%) AngularJS
13 4 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.72%) Computer Science
1 15 (8.72%) User Experience
2 10 (5.81%) Open Source
3 9 (5.23%) iPad
3 9 (5.23%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.23%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.65%) Social Network
5 6 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.33%) NHS
7 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.58%) DTV
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.58%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.58%) iPhone
7 1 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.58%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.35%) Windows
2 32 (18.60%) Linux
3 17 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (8.72%) UNIX
6 11 (6.40%) Windows 2000
6 11 (6.40%) Windows XP
7 10 (5.81%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.74%) Android
10 2 (1.16%) CentOS
11 1 (0.58%) Solaris
11 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (30.81%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (27.33%) Performance Testing
3 34 (19.77%) Test Automation
4 32 (18.60%) Test Scripting
5 25 (14.53%) E-Commerce
5 25 (14.53%) Security Testing
6 24 (13.95%) Software Testing
7 23 (13.37%) Stress Testing
7 23 (13.37%) Test Strategy
8 22 (12.79%) DevOps
9 21 (12.21%) Automated Testing
10 19 (11.05%) OO
11 18 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (10.47%) Unit Testing
12 15 (8.72%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (7.56%) Scrum
14 11 (6.40%) Content Management
15 10 (5.81%) TDD
15 10 (5.81%) Service Delivery
15 10 (5.81%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.26%) Java
2 39 (22.67%) C#
3 31 (18.02%) SQL
4 27 (15.70%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.40%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.07%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.49%) VBScript
7 6 (3.49%) VB
7 6 (3.49%) Ruby
8 3 (1.74%) PHP
9 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.16%) C++
9 2 (1.16%) XPath
9 2 (1.16%) ABAP
9 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.58%) C
10 1 (0.58%) FQL
10 1 (0.58%) VBA
10 1 (0.58%) Python
10 1 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (19.19%) ISEB
2 25 (14.53%) ISTQB
3 24 (13.95%) Security Cleared
4 20 (11.63%) Degree
5 19 (11.05%) SC Cleared
6 16 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.33%) CCEA
7 4 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.16%) MCSE
10 1 (0.58%) CCNA
10 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.58%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (29.07%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.91%) vSphere
2 5 (2.91%) Docker
3 4 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.33%) XenApp
3 4 (2.33%) Terminal Services
3 4 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.16%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.16%) vCloud
5 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (12.21%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (6.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (4.65%) Puppet
4 7 (4.07%) Vagrant
5 5 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.91%) Salt
5 5 (2.91%) OpenView
6 4 (2.33%) SCCM
6 4 (2.33%) Ansible
7 1 (0.58%) Nagios
7 1 (0.58%) WSUS
7 1 (0.58%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (19.19%) Oracle
2 27 (15.70%) HP
3 23 (13.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.65%) JBoss
4 8 (4.65%) ATG
4 8 (4.65%) VMware
4 8 (4.65%) Endeca
4 8 (4.65%) hybris
5 5 (2.91%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.91%) Citrix
5 5 (2.91%) SAP
6 4 (2.33%) NetApp
6 4 (2.33%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.74%) KANA
8 2 (1.16%) Tripwire
8 2 (1.16%) FatWire
8 2 (1.16%) Cisco
8 2 (1.16%) Sybase
8 2 (1.16%) Adobe
9 1 (0.58%) Dell
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