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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 565 507 482
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -25
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 56 105 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 54 62
Median daily rate £450 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £311 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £316
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year
+103.70% -
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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
40513 39097 37433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.14% 79.31% 78.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27151 25186 24001
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 905 1113 1137
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.69 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -0.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
South East +1 22 £463 +86.86% 5
London -42 17 £401 -5.76% 8
South West -11 8 £400 +14.28% 4
North West -22 5 £360 -10.00% 3
North East -46 2 £413 -
East of England +5 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 1
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 56 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (31.71%) Java
3 33 (26.83%) Selenium
4 30 (24.39%) SQL
5 29 (23.58%) HP
5 29 (23.58%) LoadRunner
6 28 (22.76%) HP Quality Center
7 27 (21.95%) Non-Functional Testing
8 26 (21.14%) Security Cleared
8 26 (21.14%) Oracle
9 25 (20.33%) SOAP
10 24 (19.51%) QA
10 24 (19.51%) Performance Testing
10 24 (19.51%) Test Automation
11 23 (18.70%) Jenkins
11 23 (18.70%) Functional Testing
11 23 (18.70%) Web Services
12 20 (16.26%) Linux
12 20 (16.26%) Finance
12 20 (16.26%) Test Scripting
13 19 (15.45%) Cucumber
13 19 (15.45%) JMeter
13 19 (15.45%) Unix
14 18 (14.63%) HP UFT
14 18 (14.63%) BDD
14 18 (14.63%) SC Cleared
15 17 (13.82%) .NET
16 16 (13.01%) JUnit
16 16 (13.01%) XML
16 16 (13.01%) Project Management

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 13 (10.57%) JBoss
2 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.13%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.69%) Apache Solr
4 7 (5.69%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.88%) Apache
5 6 (4.88%) Node.js
6 5 (4.07%) IIS
7 4 (3.25%) CMS
7 4 (3.25%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.63%) concrete5
8 2 (1.63%) Drupal
8 2 (1.63%) ExpressionEngine
8 2 (1.63%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.63%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.63%) WordPress
9 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.63%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.63%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.63%) GIMP
3 2 (1.63%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.81%) Mingle
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.63%) Magento
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.25%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.63%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.76%) HTTP
2 10 (8.13%) SSL
3 8 (6.50%) VPN
4 6 (4.88%) LAN
4 6 (4.88%) WAN
5 5 (4.07%) SMTP
5 5 (4.07%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.25%) HTTPS
6 4 (3.25%) SAN
6 4 (3.25%) WinSCP
7 3 (2.44%) FTP
7 3 (2.44%) PuTTY
8 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.63%) Firewall
8 2 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.63%) Wireless
9 1 (0.81%) DNS
9 1 (0.81%) Network Security
9 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.94%) MongoDB
1 11 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.13%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (8.13%) VoltDB
3 6 (4.88%) DB2
4 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.25%) MS Access
5 4 (3.25%) MySQL
6 2 (1.63%) Apache Accumulo
6 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.63%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.81%) GIS
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (26.83%) Selenium
2 29 (23.58%) LoadRunner
3 23 (18.70%) Jenkins
4 19 (15.45%) Cucumber
4 19 (15.45%) JMeter
5 18 (14.63%) HP UFT
6 16 (13.01%) JUnit
7 15 (12.20%) Maven
8 13 (10.57%) JIRA
9 12 (9.76%) Eclipse
10 11 (8.94%) SoapUI
11 10 (8.13%) JBehave
12 8 (6.50%) IntelliJ
12 8 (6.50%) Subversion
13 7 (5.69%) Visual Studio
14 5 (4.07%) TestNG
14 5 (4.07%) Toad
15 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
15 4 (3.25%) Hudson
15 4 (3.25%) WinRunner
General
1 20 (16.26%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) Retail
4 2 (1.63%) Billing
4 2 (1.63%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Front Office
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (30.89%) Analyst
2 34 (27.64%) Test Analyst
3 23 (18.70%) Developer
4 15 (12.20%) Architect
5 14 (11.38%) Tester
6 13 (10.57%) Java Developer
7 12 (9.76%) Developer in Test
8 10 (8.13%) Technical Architect
9 8 (6.50%) .NET Architect
9 8 (6.50%) .NET Technical Architect
9 8 (6.50%) Performance Tester
10 7 (5.69%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) Test Leader
11 6 (4.88%) Agile Developer
11 6 (4.88%) Agile Java Developer
11 6 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (4.88%) QA Analyst
11 6 (4.88%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (4.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.33%) SOAP
2 23 (18.70%) Web Services
3 17 (13.82%) .NET
4 16 (13.01%) XML
5 12 (9.76%) JSON
6 11 (8.94%) Java EE
7 9 (7.32%) ASP.NET
7 9 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 9 (7.32%) Spring Boot
8 6 (4.88%) HTML
8 6 (4.88%) J2EE
8 6 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (4.07%) CSS
9 5 (4.07%) REST
10 4 (3.25%) PostGIS
11 3 (2.44%) CSS3
11 3 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (1.63%) HTML5
12 2 (1.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.38%) User Experience
2 10 (8.13%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (7.32%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.07%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.25%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.44%) IPTV
7 3 (2.44%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.63%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.63%) NHS
9 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.81%) CESG
9 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.26%) Linux
2 19 (15.45%) Unix
3 13 (10.57%) Windows
4 3 (2.44%) CentOS
5 2 (1.63%) Android
5 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.95%) Non-Functional Testing
3 24 (19.51%) Performance Testing
3 24 (19.51%) Test Automation
4 23 (18.70%) Functional Testing
5 20 (16.26%) Test Scripting
6 18 (14.63%) BDD
7 16 (13.01%) Project Management
8 14 (11.38%) Regression Testing
8 14 (11.38%) SOA
9 13 (10.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (10.57%) Use Case
9 13 (10.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (8.94%) Test Management
11 10 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (8.13%) ETL
11 10 (8.13%) MVC
11 10 (8.13%) Process Improvement
11 10 (8.13%) Test Planning
11 10 (8.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.71%) Java
2 30 (24.39%) SQL
3 6 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.88%) Ruby
4 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.25%) C#
5 4 (3.25%) PHP
5 4 (3.25%) VB
6 2 (1.63%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.63%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.63%) C++
6 2 (1.63%) Jython
6 2 (1.63%) Korn
6 2 (1.63%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.63%) Python
7 1 (0.81%) C
7 1 (0.81%) Groovy
7 1 (0.81%) Scala
7 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (21.14%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.20%) ISEB
4 13 (10.57%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.25%) CCNA
5 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.25%) Degree
6 1 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.81%) CISSP
6 1 (0.81%) CITP
6 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) IISP
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.81%) MBCS
6 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.51%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.63%) ISA Server
2 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (22.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.25%) DameWare
2 4 (3.25%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (2.44%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (2.44%) yum
4 1 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (23.58%) HP
2 26 (21.14%) Oracle
3 13 (10.57%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.50%) Citrix
5 7 (5.69%) Sitecore
6 6 (4.88%) IBM
7 4 (3.25%) LexisNexis
8 3 (2.44%) Telerik
8 3 (2.44%) Zend
9 2 (1.63%) Adobe
9 2 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.63%) VMware
10 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.81%) CA
10 1 (0.81%) Rally
10 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.81%) SAP
10 1 (0.81%) Solace
10 1 (0.81%) WorldPay
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