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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 463 470 467
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 108 89 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 58 28
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£368 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £256 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -30.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.90 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - £32.50
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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
37641 35942 31002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.30% 75.56% 75.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24443 23021 18987
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1071 1101 961
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 June 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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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 -1 53 £413 +3.18% 9
South East -8 12 £248 -37.14% 7
South West +7 11 £350 +16.66% 2
East of England +14 10 £413 +28.90% 3
East Midlands - 7 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -17 6 £350 +12.00% 3
Midlands - 6 - -
North West -16 4 £400 - 5
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 75 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (30.90%) Selenium
3 46 (25.84%) Test Automation
4 41 (23.03%) JMeter
4 41 (23.03%) Performance Testing
5 39 (21.91%) Java
6 37 (20.79%) .NET
6 37 (20.79%) SQL Server
7 36 (20.22%) JIRA
8 35 (19.66%) Automated Testing
9 34 (19.10%) Finance
10 33 (18.54%) LoadRunner
10 33 (18.54%) Cucumber
11 31 (17.42%) SQL
12 30 (16.85%) Test Scripting
13 29 (16.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 29 (16.29%) ISEB
14 27 (15.17%) Microsoft
14 27 (15.17%) Scrum
15 26 (14.61%) C#
16 25 (14.04%) Regression Testing
17 24 (13.48%) SDLC
18 23 (12.92%) Linux
19 22 (12.36%) Apache
19 22 (12.36%) Windows
19 22 (12.36%) Software Testing
19 22 (12.36%) BDD
20 20 (11.24%) QA
20 20 (11.24%) TDD
21 19 (10.67%) HP

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 22 (12.36%) Apache
2 14 (7.87%) IIS
3 10 (5.62%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.49%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (3.37%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.81%) CMS
6 5 (2.81%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.25%) Apache Solr
7 4 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.69%) JBoss
8 3 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.12%) WordPress
9 2 (1.12%) Node.js
9 2 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.49%) RMDS
2 4 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.12%) Summit
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.43%) HTTP
2 11 (6.18%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.62%) DNS
4 8 (4.49%) BIG-IP
5 6 (3.37%) NetScaler
5 6 (3.37%) DHCP
5 6 (3.37%) Internet
6 4 (2.25%) FTP
6 4 (2.25%) SMTP
6 4 (2.25%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.12%) AMQP
7 2 (1.12%) Network Security
7 2 (1.12%) SSL
7 2 (1.12%) SAN
7 2 (1.12%) Firewall
8 1 (0.56%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (3.93%) MySQL
4 7 (3.93%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.37%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.81%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.25%) OLAP
7 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 55 (30.90%) Selenium
2 41 (23.03%) JMeter
3 36 (20.22%) JIRA
4 33 (18.54%) LoadRunner
4 33 (18.54%) Cucumber
5 18 (10.11%) WebDriver
6 15 (8.43%) Git (software)
7 13 (7.30%) Jenkins
8 12 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (6.18%) Visual Studio
9 11 (6.18%) Appium
10 9 (5.06%) SpecFlow
11 8 (4.49%) Calabash
11 8 (4.49%) IntelliJ
11 8 (4.49%) Introscope
11 8 (4.49%) Xcode
12 7 (3.93%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (3.37%) Jasmine
13 6 (3.37%) Capybara
13 6 (3.37%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 34 (19.10%) Finance
2 10 (5.62%) Retail
3 9 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.81%) Games
5 3 (1.69%) Publishing
5 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.12%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.12%) Advertising
6 2 (1.12%) Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (24.16%) Tester
2 33 (18.54%) Analyst
3 25 (14.04%) Test Analyst
4 20 (11.24%) Developer
5 18 (10.11%) Performance Tester
6 12 (6.74%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.06%) Test Manager
7 9 (5.06%) Test Leader
8 8 (4.49%) Automation Tester
8 8 (4.49%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.49%) Applications Support
8 8 (4.49%) Applications Support Engineer
9 7 (3.93%) C# Developer
10 5 (2.81%) Test Engineer
10 5 (2.81%) Test Team Leader
10 5 (2.81%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.81%) Team Leader
10 5 (2.81%) Consultant
10 5 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.81%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.79%) .NET
2 16 (8.99%) Web Services
3 12 (6.74%) RESTful
3 12 (6.74%) ASP.NET
4 11 (6.18%) HTML
4 11 (6.18%) Middleware
5 9 (5.06%) .NET Framework
5 9 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (4.49%) Java EE
7 7 (3.93%) CSS
7 7 (3.93%) XML
7 7 (3.93%) HTML5
8 5 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (2.81%) CSS3
9 4 (2.25%) WCF
9 4 (2.25%) Entity Framework
9 4 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 4 (2.25%) WinForms
9 4 (2.25%) Ajax
9 4 (2.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.62%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.06%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.81%) Robotics
4 5 (2.81%) N-Tier
4 5 (2.81%) New Media
5 4 (2.25%) Replication
5 4 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.69%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.69%) Life Science
6 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.69%) GIS
6 3 (1.69%) Handset
6 3 (1.69%) User Experience
6 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.69%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.12%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.92%) Linux
2 22 (12.36%) Windows
3 16 (8.99%) Apple iOS
3 16 (8.99%) Android
4 11 (6.18%) UNIX
5 7 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.69%) webOS
8 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (25.84%) Test Automation
3 41 (23.03%) Performance Testing
4 35 (19.66%) Automated Testing
5 30 (16.85%) Test Scripting
6 29 (16.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (15.17%) Scrum
8 25 (14.04%) Regression Testing
9 24 (13.48%) SDLC
10 22 (12.36%) Software Testing
10 22 (12.36%) BDD
11 20 (11.24%) TDD
12 19 (10.67%) E-Commerce
13 18 (10.11%) Test Strategy
14 16 (8.99%) Automation Testing
15 14 (7.87%) Integration Testing
15 14 (7.87%) Project Management
16 13 (7.30%) Migration
16 13 (7.30%) System Testing
17 12 (6.74%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 39 (21.91%) Java
2 31 (17.42%) SQL
3 26 (14.61%) C#
4 7 (3.93%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.37%) VBScript
5 6 (3.37%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.81%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.81%) C
6 5 (2.81%) VB
7 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.69%) PHP
8 2 (1.12%) Python
9 1 (0.56%) Korn
9 1 (0.56%) Ruby
9 1 (0.56%) Jython
9 1 (0.56%) VB6
9 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (16.29%) ISEB
2 15 (8.43%) ISTQB
3 14 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.87%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.06%) Degree
5 5 (2.81%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (2.81%) CCEE
6 4 (2.25%) CCIA
6 4 (2.25%) MCSE
6 4 (2.25%) CCEA
6 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.25%) MCITP
7 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.24%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) GMP
2 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.12%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.56%) GxP
3 1 (0.56%) GAMP
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (6.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.93%) XenApp
3 5 (2.81%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.25%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.12%) vSphere
5 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.56%) Firmware
6 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.56%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.56%) XenServer
6 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (6.18%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.49%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.93%) Puppet
4 4 (2.25%) Nagios
5 3 (1.69%) Ansible
5 3 (1.69%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.12%) SCCM
7 1 (0.56%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.56%) Salt
7 1 (0.56%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.56%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 27 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.67%) HP
3 18 (10.11%) Oracle
4 8 (4.49%) F5
4 8 (4.49%) VMware
5 7 (3.93%) Citrix
6 5 (2.81%) TIBCO
6 5 (2.81%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.25%) hybris
7 4 (2.25%) IBM
7 4 (2.25%) AppSense
7 4 (2.25%) Wyse
8 3 (1.69%) ForgeRock
8 3 (1.69%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.12%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.12%) SAP
9 2 (1.12%) Google
10 1 (0.56%) Telerik
10 1 (0.56%) NetApp
10 1 (0.56%) EMC
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