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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 519 531 570
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +39
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 89 84 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 65 41
Median daily rate £438 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £472 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £57.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +283.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +283.33%
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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
39017 40753 39816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.86% 81.41% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26180 26815 26337
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1222 1137
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.90 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +28.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Load Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 43 £438 +4.47% 7
North West +18 19 £675 +68.75% 3
South East +12 13 £400 +6.66% 7
East Midlands +1 5 £375 +15.46% 1
Yorkshire -12 3 £445 +36.92% 1
East of England +8 2 - - 1
South West -1 2 £363 -7.05%
West Midlands -27 1 £320 -24.70%
North East -38 1 £363 -23.68% 1
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 59 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (36.50%) Java
3 38 (27.74%) Selenium
4 32 (23.36%) QA
4 32 (23.36%) Web Services
4 32 (23.36%) Jenkins
5 26 (18.98%) JMeter
5 26 (18.98%) Test Automation
6 24 (17.52%) Unix
6 24 (17.52%) Linux
7 23 (16.79%) SQL
7 23 (16.79%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (16.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 22 (16.06%) C#
8 22 (16.06%) SOAP
8 22 (16.06%) Python
8 22 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (15.33%) Performance Testing
9 21 (15.33%) LoadRunner
10 20 (14.60%) Regression Testing
10 20 (14.60%) .NET
10 20 (14.60%) BDD
11 19 (13.87%) Cucumber
12 18 (13.14%) Non-Functional Testing
12 18 (13.14%) Unit Testing
12 18 (13.14%) TDD
13 17 (12.41%) JavaScript
13 17 (12.41%) XML
13 17 (12.41%) SoapUI
14 16 (11.68%) Automated Testing

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.38%) JBoss
2 5 (3.65%) Apache
3 4 (2.92%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.92%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.19%) nginx
5 2 (1.46%) CMS
5 2 (1.46%) Confluence
5 2 (1.46%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.73%) DNN
6 1 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.73%) MS Project
2 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.73%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.79%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.30%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (7.30%) Amazon ELB
2 10 (7.30%) Amazon EMR
2 10 (7.30%) Amazon Kinesis
2 10 (7.30%) Amazon S3
2 10 (7.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 10 (7.30%) Route 53
2 10 (7.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (2.92%) GitHub
3 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.22%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (9.49%) Ethernet
2 13 (9.49%) LAN
2 13 (9.49%) WAN
2 13 (9.49%) Wireless
3 12 (8.76%) Network Security
4 10 (7.30%) HTTP
5 8 (5.84%) Internet
6 5 (3.65%) SSL
7 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.19%) BGP
8 3 (2.19%) DNS
9 2 (1.46%) Firewall
9 2 (1.46%) FTP
10 1 (0.73%) AMQP
10 1 (0.73%) IPv4
10 1 (0.73%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.76%) Big Data
2 11 (8.03%) NoSQL
2 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.92%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.92%) Informix
3 4 (2.92%) MySQL
3 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.19%) Couchbase
4 3 (2.19%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.73%) DB2
6 1 (0.73%) OLAP
6 1 (0.73%) OLTP
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (27.74%) Selenium
2 32 (23.36%) Jenkins
3 26 (18.98%) JMeter
4 21 (15.33%) LoadRunner
5 19 (13.87%) Cucumber
6 17 (12.41%) SoapUI
7 12 (8.76%) JIRA
8 11 (8.03%) Git (software)
8 11 (8.03%) WebDriver
9 7 (5.11%) Subversion
10 6 (4.38%) NUnit
10 6 (4.38%) TeamCity
10 6 (4.38%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.65%) HP UFT
11 5 (3.65%) JUnit
11 5 (3.65%) SpecFlow
11 5 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.92%) Mocha
12 4 (2.92%) MSTest
13 3 (2.19%) Appium
General
1 12 (8.76%) Games
2 11 (8.03%) Marketing
3 10 (7.30%) Finance
4 5 (3.65%) Retail
5 4 (2.92%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.19%) Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Billing
7 2 (1.46%) Legal
7 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.46%) Publishing
7 2 (1.46%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.73%) Back Office
8 1 (0.73%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.73%) Electronics
8 1 (0.73%) French Language
8 1 (0.73%) Front Office
8 1 (0.73%) iGaming
8 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.73%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 29 (21.17%) Architect
2 23 (16.79%) Developer
3 22 (16.06%) Tester
4 18 (13.14%) Analyst
5 16 (11.68%) Test Analyst
6 14 (10.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (9.49%) Principal Architect
7 13 (9.49%) Test Leader
8 12 (8.76%) Domain Architect
9 10 (7.30%) Automation Tester
9 10 (7.30%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (6.57%) Automation Test Lead
10 9 (6.57%) Performance Tester
10 9 (6.57%) Security Architect
11 8 (5.84%) AWS DevOps
11 8 (5.84%) Network Architect
12 7 (5.11%) Designer
12 7 (5.11%) Oracle Developer
12 7 (5.11%) Performance Analyst
12 7 (5.11%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.36%) Web Services
2 22 (16.06%) SOAP
3 20 (14.60%) .NET
4 17 (12.41%) XML
5 14 (10.22%) REST
6 9 (6.57%) AngularJS
6 9 (6.57%) HTML
7 8 (5.84%) J2EE
7 8 (5.84%) JSON
7 8 (5.84%) Node.js
8 7 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (5.11%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (4.38%) CSS
10 5 (3.65%) Dropwizard
11 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET
11 4 (2.92%) WCF
12 3 (2.19%) .NET Framework
12 3 (2.19%) Angular 2
12 3 (2.19%) HTML5
12 3 (2.19%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.11%) CESG
2 7 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.65%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.65%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.92%) Clustering
4 4 (2.92%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.92%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.92%) RIA
5 3 (2.19%) iPad
6 2 (1.46%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.46%) PKI
7 1 (0.73%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.73%) MPEG
7 1 (0.73%) Replication
7 1 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.52%) Linux
1 24 (17.52%) Unix
2 13 (9.49%) Windows
3 5 (3.65%) Android
4 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.19%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.73%) Debian
6 1 (0.73%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.98%) Test Automation
3 22 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (15.33%) Performance Testing
5 20 (14.60%) BDD
5 20 (14.60%) Regression Testing
6 18 (13.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 18 (13.14%) TDD
6 18 (13.14%) Unit Testing
7 16 (11.68%) Automated Testing
8 15 (10.95%) Change Management
8 15 (10.95%) Scrum
8 15 (10.95%) Test Scripting
9 14 (10.22%) DevOps
9 14 (10.22%) Information Security
9 14 (10.22%) Service Management
10 12 (8.76%) Migration
10 12 (8.76%) SDLC
11 11 (8.03%) Analytics
12 10 (7.30%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 50 (36.50%) Java
2 23 (16.79%) SQL
3 22 (16.06%) C#
3 22 (16.06%) Python
4 17 (12.41%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.03%) Scala
6 10 (7.30%) Go
7 7 (5.11%) C
7 7 (5.11%) PHP
7 7 (5.11%) Ruby
8 6 (4.38%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.92%) Perl
9 4 (2.92%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.46%) Erlang
10 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.73%) C++
11 1 (0.73%) Groovy
11 1 (0.73%) Jython
11 1 (0.73%) Korn
11 1 (0.73%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.03%) ISEB
2 11 (8.03%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.57%) Degree
3 9 (6.57%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.84%) CISSP
5 7 (5.11%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (5.11%) CITP
5 7 (5.11%) DV Cleared
5 7 (5.11%) IISP
5 7 (5.11%) MBCS
6 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.46%) CCIE
6 2 (1.46%) CCNP
6 2 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.46%) CISM
6 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.73%) HP ASE
7 1 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (23.36%) QA
2 6 (4.38%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.46%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.73%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.73%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (9.49%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (8.03%) Ansible
3 7 (5.11%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (3.65%) Puppet
5 4 (2.92%) Oozie
6 3 (2.19%) Graphite
7 2 (1.46%) Mesos
8 1 (0.73%) Control-M
8 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.73%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (8.03%) HP
1 11 (8.03%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.30%) Oracle
3 6 (4.38%) Google
4 4 (2.92%) Guidewire
5 3 (2.19%) Cisco
5 3 (2.19%) F5
5 3 (2.19%) SAP
6 2 (1.46%) Apple
6 2 (1.46%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.73%) CODA
7 1 (0.73%) IBM
7 1 (0.73%) Mercator
7 1 (0.73%) Siebel
7 1 (0.73%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.73%) Twitter
7 1 (0.73%) VMware
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