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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 532 476 489
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +13
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 68 95 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 66 35
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£359 £358 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% +14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 -
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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
39260 35774 37216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.92% 74.53% 72.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25511 22670 22103
Average daily rate £424 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.34% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1033 1389
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -26 33 £375 -1.63% 11
East of England -18 9 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -10 8 £380 +16.92% 6
South East -28 8 £350 +14.75% 11
West Midlands -11 4 £230 -45.88%
East Midlands +2 2 - - 1
North West -14 2 £335 +52.27% 4
South West -35 2 £303 -28.82% 4
North East - - - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 54 (34.62%) Web Services
2 52 (33.33%) Java
3 48 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (28.21%) QA
5 37 (23.72%) Selenium
5 37 (23.72%) .NET
6 35 (22.44%) C#
7 34 (21.79%) Oracle
7 34 (21.79%) Test Automation
8 31 (19.87%) Windows
8 31 (19.87%) Linux
8 31 (19.87%) Performance Testing
9 30 (19.23%) JavaScript
10 26 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 25 (16.03%) LoadRunner
11 25 (16.03%) Microsoft
12 24 (15.38%) HTML
13 23 (14.74%) SQL Server
14 22 (14.10%) XML
15 21 (13.46%) Software Testing
16 20 (12.82%) Finance
16 20 (12.82%) SQL
17 19 (12.18%) JSP
17 19 (12.18%) OO
17 19 (12.18%) Security Testing
18 18 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
18 18 (11.54%) SOAP
19 17 (10.90%) E-Commerce
19 17 (10.90%) Test Strategy
20 16 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 14 (8.97%) WebLogic
2 11 (7.05%) Apache
2 11 (7.05%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.77%) CMS
4 8 (5.13%) IIS
4 8 (5.13%) JBoss
4 8 (5.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (4.49%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.85%) Node.js
7 4 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.28%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (1.28%) Confluence
9 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.62%) TCP/IP
2 14 (8.97%) DNS
3 12 (7.69%) HTTP
4 11 (7.05%) Internet
5 9 (5.77%) HTTPS
6 7 (4.49%) SAN
7 6 (3.85%) Firewall
8 5 (3.21%) Network Security
8 5 (3.21%) NetScaler
8 5 (3.21%) DHCP
9 4 (2.56%) SSL
10 3 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.97%) MySQL
3 11 (7.05%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.28%) DB2
7 2 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.64%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.64%) SimpleDB
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.64%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 37 (23.72%) Selenium
2 25 (16.03%) LoadRunner
3 15 (9.62%) JMeter
4 14 (8.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 12 (7.69%) JUnit
7 11 (7.05%) NUnit
7 11 (7.05%) WebDriver
8 10 (6.41%) SoapUI
8 10 (6.41%) JIRA
8 10 (6.41%) Git (software)
9 9 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (5.77%) Subversion
9 9 (5.77%) Jenkins
9 9 (5.77%) TestComplete
10 8 (5.13%) Maven
10 8 (5.13%) Eclipse
11 6 (3.85%) Rational Rose
11 6 (3.85%) Ant
11 6 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 20 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (2.56%) Games
2 4 (2.56%) Retail
3 2 (1.28%) Marketing
3 2 (1.28%) Banking
3 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.64%) Electronics
4 1 (0.64%) Legal
4 1 (0.64%) Advertising
4 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (21.15%) Tester
2 32 (20.51%) Developer
3 21 (13.46%) Analyst
4 17 (10.90%) Test Analyst
5 13 (8.33%) Architect
6 10 (6.41%) Performance Tester
7 9 (5.77%) .NET Developer
8 8 (5.13%) Capacity Manager
9 7 (4.49%) Performance Analyst
9 7 (4.49%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.49%) Performance Test Analyst
9 7 (4.49%) QA Leader
10 6 (3.85%) Automation Tester
10 6 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) QA Tester
10 6 (3.85%) QA Analyst
11 5 (3.21%) Performance Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.21%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (34.62%) Web Services
2 37 (23.72%) .NET
3 24 (15.38%) HTML
4 22 (14.10%) XML
5 19 (12.18%) JSP
6 18 (11.54%) SOAP
7 13 (8.33%) Spring
8 12 (7.69%) Hibernate
9 11 (7.05%) XSLT
9 11 (7.05%) ASP.NET
10 10 (6.41%) J2EE
11 9 (5.77%) .NET Framework
11 9 (5.77%) REST
12 8 (5.13%) JDBC
12 8 (5.13%) WinForms
12 8 (5.13%) JMX
12 8 (5.13%) Servlets
12 8 (5.13%) JMS
12 8 (5.13%) Struts
13 6 (3.85%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) User Experience
2 10 (6.41%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.77%) iPad
3 9 (5.77%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.49%) Open Source
4 7 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.56%) NHS
7 2 (1.28%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.64%) Xbox
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.64%) DTV
8 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.64%) Replication
8 1 (0.64%) Clustering
8 1 (0.64%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.64%) Online Games
8 1 (0.64%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.87%) Windows
1 31 (19.87%) Linux
2 16 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (10.26%) UNIX
3 15 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.77%) Windows 2000
4 9 (5.77%) Windows XP
4 9 (5.77%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.92%) Android
7 2 (1.28%) CentOS
7 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.64%) AIX
8 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.79%) Test Automation
3 31 (19.87%) Performance Testing
4 26 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 21 (13.46%) Software Testing
6 19 (12.18%) Security Testing
6 19 (12.18%) OO
7 17 (10.90%) E-Commerce
7 17 (10.90%) Test Strategy
8 16 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (10.26%) Unit Testing
9 13 (8.33%) Scrum
9 13 (8.33%) DevOps
10 12 (7.69%) Service Delivery
11 11 (7.05%) TDD
11 11 (7.05%) Content Management
11 11 (7.05%) Stress Testing
11 11 (7.05%) Automation Testing
12 10 (6.41%) Automated Testing
12 10 (6.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (33.33%) Java
2 35 (22.44%) C#
3 30 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 20 (12.82%) SQL
5 7 (4.49%) VBScript
5 7 (4.49%) VB
5 7 (4.49%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.56%) Ruby
8 3 (1.92%) XPath
8 3 (1.92%) PHP
9 2 (1.28%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.28%) C++
10 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.64%) RPG
10 1 (0.64%) FQL
10 1 (0.64%) ABAP
10 1 (0.64%) Python
10 1 (0.64%) XAML
10 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (9.62%) ISEB
1 15 (9.62%) ISTQB
2 13 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (7.69%) Degree
4 8 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (2.56%) CCEA
5 4 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.64%) CCNA
8 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (28.21%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.85%) vSphere
3 5 (3.21%) XenApp
3 5 (3.21%) Terminal Services
3 5 (3.21%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.21%) Docker
4 4 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.28%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.28%) vCloud
6 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (4.49%) Puppet
3 7 (4.49%) Vagrant
4 5 (3.21%) SCCM
5 4 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.56%) Ansible
5 4 (2.56%) Salt
6 1 (0.64%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.64%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.64%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.64%) OpenView
6 1 (0.64%) Nagios
6 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (21.79%) Oracle
2 25 (16.03%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.33%) HP
4 9 (5.77%) VMware
5 8 (5.13%) ATG
5 8 (5.13%) Endeca
6 6 (3.85%) Citrix
7 5 (3.21%) NetApp
7 5 (3.21%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.21%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.56%) SAP
9 3 (1.92%) KANA
9 3 (1.92%) IBM
10 2 (1.28%) Tripwire
10 2 (1.28%) FatWire
10 2 (1.28%) Progress
10 2 (1.28%) Cisco
10 2 (1.28%) Sybase
10 2 (1.28%) Adobe
11 1 (0.64%) Dell
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