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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 505 466 471
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +5
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 58 73 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 15
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£325 £298 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -25.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £298 £380
% change year-on-year
+34.45% -21.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.75 £4.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% +168.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.75 £4.00
% change year-on-year
+39.53% +168.75%
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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
34808 33292 29402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.37% 74.79% 72.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22734 20665 17754
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1066 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 -20 20 £325 +8.33% 9
South East -25 18 £438 +47.05% 7
South West -11 10 £425 +36.00% 4
Yorkshire -3 8 £275 -8.33%
North West -3 1 £400 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 4
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 54 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (31.45%) Java
3 32 (25.81%) Selenium
4 28 (22.58%) Linux
5 26 (20.97%) ISEB
5 26 (20.97%) LoadRunner
5 26 (20.97%) Test Automation
6 25 (20.16%) JIRA
7 23 (18.55%) Scrum
8 22 (17.74%) JMeter
9 21 (16.94%) Performance Testing
10 20 (16.13%) QA
10 20 (16.13%) SQL
11 19 (15.32%) Web Services
11 19 (15.32%) Apple iOS
12 18 (14.52%) Microsoft
12 18 (14.52%) Test Scripting
13 15 (12.10%) Security Cleared
13 15 (12.10%) ISTQB
13 15 (12.10%) HP
13 15 (12.10%) JavaScript
14 14 (11.29%) SOAP
14 14 (11.29%) Android
14 14 (11.29%) Cucumber
15 13 (10.48%) SoapUI
15 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (10.48%) Oracle
15 13 (10.48%) Windows
16 12 (9.68%) SQL Server

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (6.45%) Apache
2 7 (5.65%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.84%) Node.js
4 5 (4.03%) CMS
5 4 (3.23%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.42%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.42%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.61%) JBoss
7 2 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (7.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.42%) Summit
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.26%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.45%) DNS
3 7 (5.65%) DHCP
3 7 (5.65%) NetScaler
4 6 (4.84%) Firewall
4 6 (4.84%) Network Security
4 6 (4.84%) SAN
5 3 (2.42%) Internet
5 3 (2.42%) HTTP
6 2 (1.61%) AMQP
6 2 (1.61%) SSL
7 1 (0.81%) GPRS
7 1 (0.81%) GSM
7 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.45%) MySQL
3 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.81%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 32 (25.81%) Selenium
2 26 (20.97%) LoadRunner
3 25 (20.16%) JIRA
4 22 (17.74%) JMeter
5 14 (11.29%) Cucumber
6 13 (10.48%) SoapUI
7 12 (9.68%) WebDriver
8 10 (8.06%) Subversion
8 10 (8.06%) Maven
9 9 (7.26%) Eclipse
10 8 (6.45%) IntelliJ
10 8 (6.45%) Xcode
10 8 (6.45%) Jenkins
10 8 (6.45%) Calabash
10 8 (6.45%) Appium
11 7 (5.65%) Karma Test Runner
11 7 (5.65%) Ant
11 7 (5.65%) Git (software)
12 6 (4.84%) MSI
13 5 (4.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (6.45%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Games
3 4 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (28.23%) Tester
2 24 (19.35%) Analyst
3 21 (16.94%) Test Analyst
4 15 (12.10%) Developer
5 14 (11.29%) Automation Tester
6 10 (8.06%) Performance Tester
7 6 (4.84%) Citrix Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) Capacity Manager
8 5 (4.03%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.03%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Consultant
9 4 (3.23%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.23%) Test Consultant
9 4 (3.23%) QA Leader
9 4 (3.23%) Mobile Tester
10 3 (2.42%) LoadRunner Tester
10 3 (2.42%) Test Leader
10 3 (2.42%) Performance Test Leader
10 3 (2.42%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (2.42%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.32%) Web Services
2 14 (11.29%) SOAP
3 11 (8.87%) REST
4 10 (8.06%) .NET
5 8 (6.45%) XML
6 7 (5.65%) XSLT
6 7 (5.65%) Spring
7 6 (4.84%) Hibernate
7 6 (4.84%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.03%) XSD
9 4 (3.23%) JMS
10 3 (2.42%) J2EE
10 3 (2.42%) JSP
10 3 (2.42%) WCF
11 2 (1.61%) RESTful
11 2 (1.61%) XMPP
11 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.61%) JSON
11 2 (1.61%) JMX
11 2 (1.61%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.65%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.03%) Robotics
2 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.03%) Open Source
3 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.42%) User Experience
4 3 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.42%) iPad
4 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.42%) Handset
4 3 (2.42%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.61%) Online Games
5 2 (1.61%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.81%) Xbox
6 1 (0.81%) iPhone
6 1 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.81%) Life Science
6 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.58%) Linux
2 19 (15.32%) Apple iOS
3 14 (11.29%) Android
4 13 (10.48%) Windows
5 8 (6.45%) UNIX
5 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.03%) CoreOS
8 3 (2.42%) webOS
9 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.61%) CentOS
10 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.81%) AIX
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.97%) Test Automation
3 23 (18.55%) Scrum
4 21 (16.94%) Performance Testing
5 18 (14.52%) Test Scripting
6 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (9.68%) Migration
7 12 (9.68%) Software Testing
8 11 (8.87%) Security Testing
8 11 (8.87%) User Stories
9 10 (8.06%) Test Strategy
9 10 (8.06%) TDD
10 9 (7.26%) Automated Testing
10 9 (7.26%) CRM
10 9 (7.26%) Regression Testing
11 8 (6.45%) DevOps
11 8 (6.45%) BDD
11 8 (6.45%) Manual Testing
11 8 (6.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.45%) Java
2 20 (16.13%) SQL
3 15 (12.10%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.26%) C#
5 7 (5.65%) VBScript
5 7 (5.65%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.84%) C
6 6 (4.84%) VB
7 5 (4.03%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.03%) XPath
8 4 (3.23%) Ruby
8 4 (3.23%) PHP
9 1 (0.81%) C++
9 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.81%) Python
9 1 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (20.97%) ISEB
2 15 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.10%) ISTQB
3 12 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.03%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (4.03%) CCEA
5 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.61%) MCSE
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.81%) MCITP
7 1 (0.81%) CCEE
7 1 (0.81%) CCIA
7 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.13%) QA
2 3 (2.42%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.42%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.65%) XenApp
2 6 (4.84%) Terminal Services
2 6 (4.84%) VMware ESX
2 6 (4.84%) vSphere
3 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.03%) Docker
4 2 (1.61%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.61%) vCloud
4 2 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.84%) EdgeSight
2 6 (4.84%) SCCM
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.61%) Puppet
3 2 (1.61%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.81%) Nagios
4 1 (0.81%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 18 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.10%) HP
3 13 (10.48%) Oracle
4 10 (8.06%) VMware
5 7 (5.65%) Citrix
6 6 (4.84%) NetApp
6 6 (4.84%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.42%) Cisco
7 3 (2.42%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.61%) ATG
8 2 (1.61%) IBM
8 2 (1.61%) SAP
8 2 (1.61%) Progress
8 2 (1.61%) Tripwire
8 2 (1.61%) Endeca
9 1 (0.81%) Zend
9 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.81%) Wyse
9 1 (0.81%) AppSense
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