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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 563 518 503
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -15
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 57 100 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 55 62
Median daily rate £450 £355 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £285 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.90 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year
+103.70% -
Load Testing
UK

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
40710 39911 37758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 79.72% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27348 26219 24080
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 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1059 1123
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 23 £450 +63.63% 5
London -38 18 £434 +2.05% 11
South West +3 8 £400 +14.28% 1
North West -6 4 £530 - 2
Yorkshire +4 2 £300 -
East of England +2 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £475 -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 51 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.63%) Java
3 30 (26.55%) LoadRunner
4 29 (25.66%) SOAP
4 29 (25.66%) Selenium
5 27 (23.89%) SQL
5 27 (23.89%) Oracle
5 27 (23.89%) Non-Functional Testing
6 25 (22.12%) Performance Testing
7 24 (21.24%) HP Quality Center
7 24 (21.24%) HP
8 23 (20.35%) Unix
9 22 (19.47%) Finance
10 20 (17.70%) JMeter
10 20 (17.70%) Windows
10 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
10 20 (17.70%) Jenkins
11 19 (16.81%) Web Services
12 18 (15.93%) Test Automation
13 17 (15.04%) QA
13 17 (15.04%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (15.04%) BDD
14 16 (14.16%) Cucumber
14 16 (14.16%) Functional Testing
15 15 (13.27%) XML
15 15 (13.27%) Linux
15 15 (13.27%) .NET
15 15 (13.27%) Use Case
15 15 (13.27%) Test Scripting
16 14 (12.39%) Maven

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 12 (10.62%) JBoss
2 11 (9.73%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.96%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.31%) Apache
4 6 (5.31%) Apache Solr
5 5 (4.42%) IIS
6 4 (3.54%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.65%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.77%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.88%) CMS
9 1 (0.88%) Confluence
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.88%) SAS
9 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (3.54%) Amazon S3
1 4 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.85%) HTTP
2 9 (7.96%) SSL
3 8 (7.08%) VPN
4 7 (6.19%) LAN
4 7 (6.19%) WAN
5 4 (3.54%) HTTPS
5 4 (3.54%) SAN
5 4 (3.54%) SMTP
5 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.65%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.65%) Wireless
7 2 (1.77%) Firewall
7 2 (1.77%) FTP
7 2 (1.77%) PuTTY
7 2 (1.77%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.85%) MongoDB
2 10 (8.85%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (8.85%) VoltDB
3 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.65%) DB2
5 2 (1.77%) Apache Accumulo
5 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.77%) MS Access
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.88%) GIS
6 1 (0.88%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) OLAP
6 1 (0.88%) OLTP
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (26.55%) LoadRunner
2 29 (25.66%) Selenium
3 20 (17.70%) Jenkins
3 20 (17.70%) JMeter
4 16 (14.16%) Cucumber
5 14 (12.39%) Maven
6 13 (11.50%) HP UFT
7 11 (9.73%) JUnit
7 11 (9.73%) SoapUI
8 10 (8.85%) Eclipse
8 10 (8.85%) JBehave
8 10 (8.85%) Subversion
9 9 (7.96%) JIRA
10 7 (6.19%) IntelliJ
11 5 (4.42%) Visual Studio
12 4 (3.54%) TestNG
13 3 (2.65%) Hudson
13 3 (2.65%) WebDriver
13 3 (2.65%) WinRunner
14 2 (1.77%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (19.47%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.54%) Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Billing
4 3 (2.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (33.63%) Analyst
2 34 (30.09%) Test Analyst
3 24 (21.24%) Developer
4 15 (13.27%) Architect
5 13 (11.50%) Tester
6 12 (10.62%) Java Developer
7 11 (9.73%) Developer in Test
8 9 (7.96%) Performance Tester
8 9 (7.96%) Technical Architect
9 8 (7.08%) .NET Architect
9 8 (7.08%) .NET Technical Architect
9 8 (7.08%) Designer
9 8 (7.08%) Oracle Developer
10 7 (6.19%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 7 (6.19%) Performance Analyst
10 7 (6.19%) Performance Test Analyst
10 7 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (5.31%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
11 6 (5.31%) QA Analyst
11 6 (5.31%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.66%) SOAP
2 19 (16.81%) Web Services
3 15 (13.27%) .NET
3 15 (13.27%) XML
4 11 (9.73%) Java EE
4 11 (9.73%) JSON
5 10 (8.85%) J2EE
6 9 (7.96%) ASP.NET
6 9 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (7.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 9 (7.96%) Spring Boot
7 8 (7.08%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (5.31%) Node.js
9 5 (4.42%) REST
10 4 (3.54%) PostGIS
11 3 (2.65%) HTML
11 3 (2.65%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (1.77%) CSS
12 2 (1.77%) Middleware
12 2 (1.77%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) User Experience
2 9 (7.96%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.96%) N-Tier
3 8 (7.08%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.42%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.65%) IPTV
6 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.65%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.77%) NHS
8 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.88%) iPad
8 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Replication
8 1 (0.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.35%) Unix
2 20 (17.70%) Windows
3 15 (13.27%) Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.89%) Non-Functional Testing
3 25 (22.12%) Performance Testing
4 18 (15.93%) Test Automation
5 17 (15.04%) BDD
5 17 (15.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (14.16%) Functional Testing
7 15 (13.27%) Test Scripting
7 15 (13.27%) Use Case
8 14 (12.39%) Migration
9 13 (11.50%) SOA
10 12 (10.62%) Project Management
11 11 (9.73%) Automation Testing
11 11 (9.73%) Regression Testing
12 10 (8.85%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (8.85%) Process Improvement
13 9 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (7.96%) MVC
14 8 (7.08%) ETL
14 8 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.63%) Java
2 27 (23.89%) SQL
3 5 (4.42%) C#
3 5 (4.42%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.65%) Ruby
5 2 (1.77%) C
5 2 (1.77%) VB
6 1 (0.88%) Groovy
6 1 (0.88%) Jython
6 1 (0.88%) Korn
6 1 (0.88%) PHP
6 1 (0.88%) Scala
6 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.39%) ISEB
3 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.73%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.54%) CCNA
5 4 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.04%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (5.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) Docker
3 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (21.24%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (7.08%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (2.65%) yum
4 2 (1.77%) DameWare
4 2 (1.77%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (23.89%) Oracle
2 24 (21.24%) HP
3 14 (12.39%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.08%) Citrix
5 5 (4.42%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.65%) IBM
6 3 (2.65%) VMware
7 2 (1.77%) LexisNexis
8 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.88%) CA
8 1 (0.88%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.88%) Rally
8 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.88%) WorldPay
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