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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 495 462 484
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +22
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 88 95 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 57 39
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£355 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £500 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
38005 35893 37964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.58% 73.75% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23987 22503 22456
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1076 980 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +7 47 £363 -14.70% 10
South East +1 14 £369 +20.90% 6
West Midlands -13 9 - -
Yorkshire -5 6 £353 +41.00%
North West +3 4 £288 - 1
East of England -31 4 £400 - 2
South West -32 2 £303 - 4
East Midlands 0 1 £338 +35.00%
North East - - - - 1
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 58 (31.52%) Web Services
2 50 (27.17%) QA
3 48 (26.09%) Performance Testing
4 44 (23.91%) Java
4 44 (23.91%) .NET
5 41 (22.28%) C#
6 40 (21.74%) LoadRunner
7 39 (21.20%) Windows
8 37 (20.11%) Test Scripting
8 37 (20.11%) Selenium
9 36 (19.57%) Linux
10 35 (19.02%) Test Automation
11 33 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (17.93%) Oracle
11 33 (17.93%) SQL Server
11 33 (17.93%) ISEB
12 32 (17.39%) HTML
12 32 (17.39%) SQL
13 31 (16.85%) JavaScript
14 29 (15.76%) HP
15 26 (14.13%) ISTQB
15 26 (14.13%) Security Testing
15 26 (14.13%) Security Cleared
16 25 (13.59%) Stress Testing
16 25 (13.59%) Degree
16 25 (13.59%) Test Strategy
16 25 (13.59%) DevOps
16 25 (13.59%) Finance
17 24 (13.04%) Software Testing
17 24 (13.04%) Microsoft

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (9.78%) WebLogic
2 13 (7.07%) IIS
3 10 (5.43%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.43%) Apache
4 9 (4.89%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.89%) CMS
5 8 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.72%) Node.js
8 3 (1.63%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (1.09%) Confluence
9 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.54%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (8.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.09%) GitHub
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.87%) Internet
2 16 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.70%) DNS
3 15 (8.15%) HTTP
4 12 (6.52%) HTTPS
5 5 (2.72%) SAN
6 4 (2.17%) SSL
6 4 (2.17%) Firewall
6 4 (2.17%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.63%) Network Security
7 3 (1.63%) LDAP
7 3 (1.63%) DHCP
8 2 (1.09%) VPN
9 1 (0.54%) VLAN
9 1 (0.54%) Intranet
9 1 (0.54%) LAN
9 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.87%) Relational Database
3 16 (8.70%) MySQL
4 7 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.17%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.09%) DB2
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.54%) SimpleDB
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.54%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.54%) ProClarity
9 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.54%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (21.74%) LoadRunner
2 37 (20.11%) Selenium
3 21 (11.41%) JMeter
4 19 (10.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (8.70%) Visual Studio
6 14 (7.61%) SoapUI
7 12 (6.52%) JUnit
7 12 (6.52%) Git (software)
8 11 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (5.98%) Jenkins
8 11 (5.98%) NUnit
9 9 (4.89%) Cucumber
10 8 (4.35%) Rational Rose
10 8 (4.35%) TestComplete
10 8 (4.35%) Rational Performance Tester
11 7 (3.80%) JIRA
12 6 (3.26%) Subversion
12 6 (3.26%) Capybara
12 6 (3.26%) WebDriver
13 5 (2.72%) RSpec
General
1 25 (13.59%) Finance
2 11 (5.98%) Retail
2 11 (5.98%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.80%) Banking
4 2 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (0.54%) Billing
5 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Games
5 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (22.28%) Tester
2 34 (18.48%) Analyst
3 30 (16.30%) Developer
4 28 (15.22%) Test Analyst
5 19 (10.33%) Performance Tester
6 17 (9.24%) Architect
7 12 (6.52%) Performance Test Analyst
7 12 (6.52%) Performance Analyst
7 12 (6.52%) Test Leader
8 11 (5.98%) .NET Developer
9 10 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (3.80%) QA Analyst
11 7 (3.80%) QA Tester
12 5 (2.72%) Capacity Manager
12 5 (2.72%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (2.72%) Test Manager
12 5 (2.72%) Consultant
12 5 (2.72%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (31.52%) Web Services
2 44 (23.91%) .NET
3 32 (17.39%) HTML
4 24 (13.04%) XML
5 22 (11.96%) JSP
6 16 (8.70%) ASP.NET
7 13 (7.07%) J2EE
7 13 (7.07%) SOAP
8 12 (6.52%) Spring
8 12 (6.52%) .NET Framework
9 10 (5.43%) XSLT
9 10 (5.43%) Hibernate
10 9 (4.89%) WinForms
11 8 (4.35%) JMS
11 8 (4.35%) JMX
11 8 (4.35%) Struts
11 8 (4.35%) Servlets
11 8 (4.35%) JDBC
12 6 (3.26%) RESTful
13 5 (2.72%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.61%) Computer Science
1 14 (7.61%) Open Source
2 13 (7.07%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.52%) Client/Server
4 9 (4.89%) iPad
5 8 (4.35%) Social Network
6 7 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.17%) NHS
8 1 (0.54%) iPhone
8 1 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.54%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.54%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.54%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.20%) Windows
2 36 (19.57%) Linux
3 21 (11.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (9.78%) UNIX
5 12 (6.52%) Windows 2000
5 12 (6.52%) Windows XP
6 9 (4.89%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.63%) Android
8 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.54%) CentOS
10 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.09%) Performance Testing
2 37 (20.11%) Test Scripting
3 35 (19.02%) Test Automation
4 33 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (14.13%) Security Testing
6 25 (13.59%) Stress Testing
6 25 (13.59%) Test Strategy
6 25 (13.59%) DevOps
7 24 (13.04%) Software Testing
8 23 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 21 (11.41%) OO
10 20 (10.87%) Automated Testing
11 18 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (9.78%) Unit Testing
12 16 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (6.52%) Scrum
14 11 (5.98%) Content Management
14 11 (5.98%) TDD
14 11 (5.98%) UML
15 10 (5.43%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.91%) Java
2 41 (22.28%) C#
3 32 (17.39%) SQL
4 31 (16.85%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.43%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.80%) Ruby
6 7 (3.80%) VB.NET
6 7 (3.80%) VBScript
7 6 (3.26%) VB
8 4 (2.17%) RPG
9 3 (1.63%) PHP
10 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.09%) ABAP
10 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.09%) XPath
11 1 (0.54%) FQL
11 1 (0.54%) VB6
11 1 (0.54%) VBA
11 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (17.93%) ISEB
2 26 (14.13%) ISTQB
2 26 (14.13%) Security Cleared
3 25 (13.59%) Degree
4 22 (11.96%) SC Cleared
5 17 (9.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (2.17%) CCEA
6 4 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.63%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.09%) MCSE
9 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) CCEE
9 1 (0.54%) CCIA
9 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) CCNA
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (27.17%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.26%) vSphere
3 5 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.17%) Docker
4 4 (2.17%) XenApp
5 3 (1.63%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.63%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.54%) vCloud
6 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (7.07%) Puppet
3 12 (6.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (5.43%) Salt
5 9 (4.89%) Ansible
5 9 (4.89%) Vagrant
6 5 (2.72%) OpenView
7 3 (1.63%) SCCM
8 2 (1.09%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.54%) WSUS
9 1 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 33 (17.93%) Oracle
2 29 (15.76%) HP
3 24 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.35%) JBoss
4 8 (4.35%) ATG
4 8 (4.35%) VMware
4 8 (4.35%) Endeca
4 8 (4.35%) hybris
5 6 (3.26%) Citrix
6 5 (2.72%) SAP
7 4 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.63%) SOASTA, Inc
8 3 (1.63%) KANA
8 3 (1.63%) NetApp
8 3 (1.63%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.09%) Adobe
9 2 (1.09%) Sybase
9 2 (1.09%) FatWire
9 2 (1.09%) Zend
10 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
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