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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 499 499 478
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 96 86 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 55 62
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£375 £355 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -7.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £31.75
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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
41497 39075 36704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.31% 76.38% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27575 24692 22997
Average daily rate £425 £413 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1093 1036
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.12 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.52% -19.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 September 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 3 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 54 £400 +10.34% 13
South East -13 12 £310 -15.93% 1
North West -28 7 £400 +33.33% 9
South West -4 6 £300 -0.82%
Yorkshire -25 6 £288 -18.43% 1
East of England +5 4 £275 -31.25% 1
West Midlands +2 4 £363 +57.60%
Midlands 0 2 £500 -
South Coast 0 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 84 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (34.78%) Selenium
3 59 (28.50%) Test Automation
4 47 (22.71%) Java
5 42 (20.29%) SQL
5 42 (20.29%) .NET
5 42 (20.29%) Finance
6 40 (19.32%) JMeter
6 40 (19.32%) Performance Testing
7 38 (18.36%) C#
8 37 (17.87%) QA
8 37 (17.87%) Cucumber
9 33 (15.94%) BDD
9 33 (15.94%) JIRA
9 33 (15.94%) Automated Testing
9 33 (15.94%) SQL Server
10 32 (15.46%) WebDriver
11 30 (14.49%) Windows
11 30 (14.49%) HTTP
12 29 (14.01%) Microsoft
12 29 (14.01%) Test Scripting
12 29 (14.01%) Git (software)
13 28 (13.53%) Software Testing
14 27 (13.04%) Web Services
14 27 (13.04%) Open Source
15 26 (12.56%) DNS
16 25 (12.08%) HTML
16 25 (12.08%) Test Strategy
16 25 (12.08%) SDLC
17 24 (11.59%) TCP/IP

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 19 (9.18%) Apache
2 12 (5.80%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.83%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.35%) CMS
4 9 (4.35%) nginx
4 9 (4.35%) IIS
5 6 (2.90%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.90%) WordPress
5 6 (2.90%) Node.js
6 5 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.42%) JBoss
6 5 (2.42%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.93%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.45%) Jetty
8 3 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.45%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.97%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.45%) MS Office
3 3 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.45%) RMDS
2 2 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.48%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.48%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.49%) HTTP
2 26 (12.56%) DNS
3 24 (11.59%) TCP/IP
3 24 (11.59%) Internet
4 17 (8.21%) SSL
5 14 (6.76%) DHCP
5 14 (6.76%) BGP
6 13 (6.28%) Firewall
6 13 (6.28%) IPsec
6 13 (6.28%) VPN
7 12 (5.80%) BIG-IP
8 10 (4.83%) MPLS
8 10 (4.83%) LAN
8 10 (4.83%) WAN
9 9 (4.35%) ADSL
9 9 (4.35%) OSPF
9 9 (4.35%) EIGRP
9 9 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (4.35%) DMVPN
9 9 (4.35%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.73%) MySQL
3 14 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (5.31%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.86%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.90%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.42%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.45%) Big Data
9 3 (1.45%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.97%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 2 (0.97%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.97%) Cognos Transformer
10 2 (0.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 72 (34.78%) Selenium
2 40 (19.32%) JMeter
3 37 (17.87%) Cucumber
4 33 (15.94%) JIRA
5 32 (15.46%) WebDriver
6 29 (14.01%) Git (software)
7 23 (11.11%) LoadRunner
8 21 (10.14%) Jenkins
9 12 (5.80%) NUnit
9 12 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (5.80%) SpecFlow
10 11 (5.31%) Jasmine
10 11 (5.31%) Visual Studio
11 10 (4.83%) WATIR
11 10 (4.83%) Karma Test Runner
11 10 (4.83%) Capybara
12 6 (2.90%) SoapUI
12 6 (2.90%) Appium
12 6 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (2.90%) Fiddler
General
1 42 (20.29%) Finance
2 14 (6.76%) Retail
3 8 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.42%) Advertising
5 4 (1.93%) Publishing
5 4 (1.93%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.45%) Games
6 3 (1.45%) Banking
6 3 (1.45%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (18.84%) Analyst
2 29 (14.01%) Developer
3 28 (13.53%) Test Analyst
4 19 (9.18%) Tester
5 12 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (4.83%) Consultant
6 10 (4.83%) Test Engineer
6 10 (4.83%) Performance Analyst
7 9 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 9 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 9 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 9 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
7 9 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
8 8 (3.86%) Test Leader
8 8 (3.86%) Architect
9 7 (3.38%) Test Manager
9 7 (3.38%) Performance Tester
10 6 (2.90%) Network Engineer
10 6 (2.90%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.29%) .NET
2 27 (13.04%) Web Services
3 25 (12.08%) HTML
4 19 (9.18%) XML
5 18 (8.70%) RESTful
6 15 (7.25%) HTML5
6 15 (7.25%) ASP.NET
7 14 (6.76%) CSS
8 10 (4.83%) SOAP
8 10 (4.83%) CSS3
9 9 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (4.35%) Ajax
10 8 (3.86%) .NET Framework
11 7 (3.38%) J2EE
11 7 (3.38%) REST
12 6 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (2.90%) jQuery
12 6 (2.90%) Flash
12 6 (2.90%) JMS
12 6 (2.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 16 (7.73%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.90%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.42%) MPEG
5 5 (2.42%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.42%) New Media
6 4 (1.93%) GIS
6 4 (1.93%) Replication
6 4 (1.93%) Clustering
7 3 (1.45%) Wiki
7 3 (1.45%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.97%) Life Science
8 2 (0.97%) User Experience
8 2 (0.97%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.48%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.48%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.49%) Windows
2 22 (10.63%) Linux
3 17 (8.21%) UNIX
4 7 (3.38%) Android
4 7 (3.38%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.42%) CentOS
7 3 (1.45%) Debian
7 3 (1.45%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.48%) webOS
9 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (28.50%) Test Automation
3 40 (19.32%) Performance Testing
4 33 (15.94%) Automated Testing
4 33 (15.94%) BDD
5 29 (14.01%) Test Scripting
6 28 (13.53%) Software Testing
7 27 (13.04%) Open Source
8 25 (12.08%) Test Strategy
8 25 (12.08%) SDLC
9 24 (11.59%) TDD
10 23 (11.11%) Automation Testing
10 23 (11.11%) DevOps
11 22 (10.63%) Regression Testing
12 21 (10.14%) E-Commerce
12 21 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (9.66%) Performance Tuning
14 18 (8.70%) Mentoring
14 18 (8.70%) Software Engineering
15 16 (7.73%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.71%) Java
2 42 (20.29%) SQL
3 38 (18.36%) C#
4 20 (9.66%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.28%) Python
6 9 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.38%) PHP
7 7 (3.38%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.90%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.42%) C
9 5 (2.42%) Ruby
9 5 (2.42%) VBScript
10 3 (1.45%) VB
10 3 (1.45%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.45%) Perl
11 1 (0.48%) C++
11 1 (0.48%) Korn
11 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.48%) Jython
Qualifications
1 19 (9.18%) ISEB
2 16 (7.73%) Degree
3 10 (4.83%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.35%) CCIE
4 9 (4.35%) CCNP
4 9 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.42%) MCSE
5 5 (2.42%) MCITP
5 5 (2.42%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (2.42%) CCEA
5 5 (2.42%) CCEE
5 5 (2.42%) CCIA
6 4 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (17.87%) QA
2 3 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.97%) GMP
4 1 (0.48%) GxP
4 1 (0.48%) MiFID
4 1 (0.48%) FATCA
4 1 (0.48%) GAMP
System Software
1 12 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.90%) XenApp
2 6 (2.90%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.42%) Terminal Server
4 4 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.45%) NFS
5 3 (1.45%) Varnish
5 3 (1.45%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (1.45%) Docker
6 1 (0.48%) HDFS
6 1 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.48%) XenServer
6 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.48%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (6.76%) Puppet
1 14 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (4.83%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (3.38%) Nagios
3 7 (3.38%) Ansible
4 4 (1.93%) logstash
4 4 (1.93%) Salt
5 3 (1.45%) Cacti
5 3 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (1.45%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.48%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.48%) StatsD
6 1 (0.48%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.48%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 29 (14.01%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.28%) Oracle
3 12 (5.80%) F5
4 10 (4.83%) VMware
4 10 (4.83%) Cisco
5 9 (4.35%) Juniper
5 9 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 7 (3.38%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.90%) Citrix
7 6 (2.90%) hybris
8 5 (2.42%) Rackspace
8 5 (2.42%) Google
8 5 (2.42%) AppSense
8 5 (2.42%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.42%) Wyse
8 5 (2.42%) HP
9 4 (1.93%) SAP
10 3 (1.45%) IBM
10 3 (1.45%) Dell
10 3 (1.45%) ForgeRock
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