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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 487 488 449
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -39
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 69 61 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 48 24
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£425 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £231 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+35.41% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
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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
36399 34842 30332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.25% 75.38% 73.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23271 21346 18415
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 1089 1114
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £50.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -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 3 March 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 3 March 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
South East -6 26 £450 +51.26% 7
London -3 23 £403 +17.51% 19
South West -13 7 £425 +31.78% 3
North West -14 6 £400 +45.45% 6
Yorkshire -5 4 £300 - 7
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 51 (39.84%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (28.91%) Java
3 35 (27.34%) LoadRunner
3 35 (27.34%) JMeter
4 32 (25.00%) ISEB
5 30 (23.44%) Selenium
5 30 (23.44%) Performance Testing
6 26 (20.31%) Linux
7 25 (19.53%) JIRA
8 24 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 24 (18.75%) Scrum
9 21 (16.41%) SQL Server
9 21 (16.41%) HP
10 20 (15.63%) Security Cleared
11 19 (14.84%) Test Scripting
11 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
11 19 (14.84%) SQL
12 18 (14.06%) SC Cleared
12 18 (14.06%) ISTQB
13 17 (13.28%) Automated Testing
13 17 (13.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (13.28%) .NET
13 17 (13.28%) Web Services
14 16 (12.50%) Oracle
14 16 (12.50%) Windows
14 16 (12.50%) Apple iOS
15 15 (11.72%) Cucumber
15 15 (11.72%) Apache
15 15 (11.72%) QA
15 15 (11.72%) Android

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 15 (11.72%) Apache
2 7 (5.47%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.91%) IIS
3 5 (3.91%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.34%) CMS
4 3 (2.34%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.91%) RMDS
3 3 (2.34%) Summit
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) DHCP
1 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
1 6 (4.69%) DNS
2 5 (3.91%) BIG-IP
2 5 (3.91%) NetScaler
3 4 (3.13%) Firewall
3 4 (3.13%) Network Security
4 3 (2.34%) SAN
5 2 (1.56%) Internet
5 2 (1.56%) AMQP
6 1 (0.78%) GPRS
6 1 (0.78%) GSM
6 1 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.69%) MySQL
3 4 (3.13%) OLAP
3 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (27.34%) LoadRunner
1 35 (27.34%) JMeter
2 30 (23.44%) Selenium
3 25 (19.53%) JIRA
4 15 (11.72%) Cucumber
5 12 (9.38%) SoapUI
6 10 (7.81%) WebDriver
6 10 (7.81%) Visual Studio
6 10 (7.81%) Appium
7 9 (7.03%) Jenkins
8 8 (6.25%) Calabash
8 8 (6.25%) IntelliJ
8 8 (6.25%) Subversion
8 8 (6.25%) Xcode
9 7 (5.47%) Maven
9 7 (5.47%) Eclipse
9 7 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (4.69%) Ant
11 5 (3.91%) Introscope
11 5 (3.91%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (6.25%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Games
3 3 (2.34%) Retail
4 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (35.94%) Tester
2 24 (18.75%) Analyst
3 23 (17.97%) Test Analyst
4 17 (13.28%) Performance Tester
5 14 (10.94%) Automation Tester
6 12 (9.38%) Developer
7 6 (4.69%) Test Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Applications Support
8 5 (3.91%) Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Test Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Applications Support Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.13%) Performance Test Leader
9 4 (3.13%) Test Consultant
9 4 (3.13%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.13%) QA Leader
9 4 (3.13%) Mobile Tester
9 4 (3.13%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.34%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.28%) .NET
1 17 (13.28%) Web Services
2 11 (8.59%) REST
3 10 (7.81%) SOAP
4 6 (4.69%) Middleware
5 5 (3.91%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.91%) Java EE
5 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.13%) XML
6 4 (3.13%) XSD
6 4 (3.13%) XSLT
6 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.34%) WCF
7 3 (2.34%) JSON
8 2 (1.56%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.56%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.56%) Spring
8 2 (1.56%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.91%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.91%) Robotics
4 4 (3.13%) User Experience
5 3 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.34%) Open Source
5 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.34%) Handset
6 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.56%) GIS
6 2 (1.56%) NHS
6 2 (1.56%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.56%) Online Games
7 1 (0.78%) iPhone
7 1 (0.78%) iPad
7 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.31%) Linux
2 16 (12.50%) Windows
2 16 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 15 (11.72%) Android
4 12 (9.38%) UNIX
5 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.34%) webOS
8 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.78%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.78%) CentOS
9 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.78%) AIX
9 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.44%) Performance Testing
3 24 (18.75%) Scrum
3 24 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 19 (14.84%) Test Scripting
5 17 (13.28%) Automated Testing
5 17 (13.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (10.16%) Regression Testing
7 12 (9.38%) User Stories
8 11 (8.59%) Functional Testing
8 11 (8.59%) Software Testing
8 11 (8.59%) Migration
9 10 (7.81%) Capacity Management
10 9 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (7.03%) CRM
10 9 (7.03%) TDD
11 8 (6.25%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.25%) Security Testing
11 8 (6.25%) System Testing
11 8 (6.25%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.91%) Java
2 19 (14.84%) SQL
3 11 (8.59%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.81%) C#
5 6 (4.69%) VBScript
5 6 (4.69%) C
5 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.91%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.13%) VB
7 4 (3.13%) XPath
8 3 (2.34%) Ruby
8 3 (2.34%) PHP
9 1 (0.78%) C++
9 1 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (25.00%) ISEB
2 20 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 18 (14.06%) ISTQB
3 18 (14.06%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.34%) CCEE
5 2 (1.56%) CCIA
5 2 (1.56%) MCSE
5 2 (1.56%) MCITP
5 2 (1.56%) CCEA
6 1 (0.78%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.72%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.34%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (4.69%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.69%) XenApp
2 4 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.13%) VMware ESX
2 4 (3.13%) vSphere
3 3 (2.34%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.56%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.78%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.78%) vCloud
5 1 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.91%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (3.13%) EdgeSight
3 4 (3.13%) SCCM
4 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.78%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.78%) Puppet
4 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (16.41%) HP
2 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
3 16 (12.50%) Oracle
4 6 (4.69%) Citrix
4 6 (4.69%) VMware
5 5 (3.91%) F5
6 4 (3.13%) IBM
7 3 (2.34%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.34%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.34%) NetApp
8 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.56%) SAP
8 2 (1.56%) Progress
8 2 (1.56%) Cisco
8 2 (1.56%) AppSense
8 2 (1.56%) Wyse
9 1 (0.78%) Tripwire
9 1 (0.78%) Terracotta
9 1 (0.78%) Apple
9 1 (0.78%) SOASTA, Inc
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