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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 556 536 550
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 61 101 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 72 45
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £389 £340
% change year-on-year
+25.40% +14.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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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
40831 42666 40917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.45% 81.24% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27254 28340 26063
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1188 1145
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +38.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
London -29 21 £388 -8.82% 11
North West +13 14 £619 +54.68% 2
South East +11 7 - - 5
Yorkshire +14 6 £488 +68.10%
East Midlands - 4 £351 - 1
East of England +12 3 £335 +21.81% 4
West Midlands -18 3 £500 +17.64%
South West +3 1 £305 -11.84%
North East - 1 £363 - 1
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (40.52%) Java
3 33 (28.45%) Selenium
4 28 (24.14%) Test Automation
5 26 (22.41%) SQL
6 25 (21.55%) SOAP
6 25 (21.55%) JMeter
7 24 (20.69%) LoadRunner
7 24 (20.69%) Web Services
7 24 (20.69%) Unix
8 23 (19.83%) Oracle
9 22 (18.97%) HP
9 22 (18.97%) XML
10 21 (18.10%) QA
10 21 (18.10%) Security Cleared
10 21 (18.10%) Jenkins
11 19 (16.38%) Performance Testing
11 19 (16.38%) Linux
11 19 (16.38%) Regression Testing
11 19 (16.38%) Finance
12 18 (15.52%) Windows
12 18 (15.52%) Cucumber
13 17 (14.66%) HP Quality Center
13 17 (14.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 17 (14.66%) .NET
13 17 (14.66%) JSON
14 15 (12.93%) C#
14 15 (12.93%) SoapUI
15 14 (12.07%) BDD
15 14 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery

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 10 (8.62%) JBoss
2 5 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.45%) Apache
3 4 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.59%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.72%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.72%) Confluence
5 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.86%) CMS
6 1 (0.86%) DNN
6 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS Project
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.59%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.86%) GitHub
4 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.21%) LAN
1 13 (11.21%) WAN
2 11 (9.48%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (8.62%) Ethernet
3 10 (8.62%) Wireless
4 9 (7.76%) Network Security
5 8 (6.90%) HTTP
6 6 (5.17%) SSL
7 5 (4.31%) VPN
8 4 (3.45%) Internet
9 3 (2.59%) FTP
9 3 (2.59%) HTTPS
9 3 (2.59%) SAN
10 2 (1.72%) Firewall
10 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.72%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) VoltDB
3 7 (6.03%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.31%) Big Data
5 4 (3.45%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.59%) Couchbase
6 3 (2.59%) Informix
6 3 (2.59%) MySQL
7 2 (1.72%) DB2
7 2 (1.72%) MS Access
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.86%) OLAP
8 1 (0.86%) OLTP
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (28.45%) Selenium
2 25 (21.55%) JMeter
3 24 (20.69%) LoadRunner
4 21 (18.10%) Jenkins
5 18 (15.52%) Cucumber
6 15 (12.93%) SoapUI
7 13 (11.21%) Maven
8 12 (10.34%) JUnit
9 10 (8.62%) Eclipse
9 10 (8.62%) HP UFT
9 10 (8.62%) JBehave
10 9 (7.76%) JIRA
10 9 (7.76%) Subversion
11 8 (6.90%) WebDriver
12 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
13 5 (4.31%) NUnit
13 5 (4.31%) SpecFlow
13 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (3.45%) MSTest
14 4 (3.45%) TestNG
General
1 19 (16.38%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Marketing
3 6 (5.17%) Banking
4 5 (4.31%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.59%) Legal
5 3 (2.59%) Retail
5 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.72%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.72%) Games
6 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.72%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Back Office
7 1 (0.86%) Billing
7 1 (0.86%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.86%) Electronics
7 1 (0.86%) French Language
7 1 (0.86%) Front Office
7 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (28.45%) Developer
2 24 (20.69%) Analyst
3 23 (19.83%) Architect
3 23 (19.83%) Test Analyst
4 16 (13.79%) Java Developer
4 16 (13.79%) Tester
5 11 (9.48%) Developer in Test
6 10 (8.62%) Performance Tester
6 10 (8.62%) Principal Architect
7 9 (7.76%) Domain Architect
8 8 (6.90%) Designer
8 8 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (6.03%) Lead Architect
9 7 (6.03%) Network Architect
10 6 (5.17%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 6 (5.17%) Security Architect
11 5 (4.31%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
11 5 (4.31%) LoadRunner Tester
11 5 (4.31%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (4.31%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.55%) SOAP
2 24 (20.69%) Web Services
3 22 (18.97%) XML
4 17 (14.66%) .NET
4 17 (14.66%) JSON
5 11 (9.48%) Java EE
6 9 (7.76%) J2EE
6 9 (7.76%) REST
7 8 (6.90%) AngularJS
7 8 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (6.03%) HTML
9 6 (5.17%) CSS
9 6 (5.17%) Node.js
10 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET
10 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (3.45%) Dropwizard
11 4 (3.45%) Spring Boot
12 3 (2.59%) Angular 2
12 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (2.59%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.03%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.31%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.45%) CESG
5 4 (3.45%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.45%) User Experience
6 3 (2.59%) Clustering
6 3 (2.59%) RIA
7 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.86%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.86%) iPad
8 1 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.86%) Replication
8 1 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.69%) Unix
2 19 (16.38%) Linux
3 18 (15.52%) Windows
4 1 (0.86%) Android
4 1 (0.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.14%) Test Automation
3 19 (16.38%) Performance Testing
3 19 (16.38%) Regression Testing
4 14 (12.07%) BDD
4 14 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (12.07%) Test Scripting
5 13 (11.21%) Functional Testing
6 12 (10.34%) Migration
6 12 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (9.48%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (9.48%) Service Management
8 9 (7.76%) Scrum
8 9 (7.76%) TDD
8 9 (7.76%) Use Case
9 8 (6.90%) Identity Access Management
9 8 (6.90%) SDLC
9 8 (6.90%) Unit Testing
10 7 (6.03%) Automation Testing
10 7 (6.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (40.52%) Java
2 26 (22.41%) SQL
3 15 (12.93%) C#
4 13 (11.21%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.03%) Ruby
6 4 (3.45%) C
7 3 (2.59%) Python
7 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.72%) PHP
8 2 (1.72%) Scala
8 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.86%) Groovy
9 1 (0.86%) Perl
9 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.86%) VB
9 1 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (18.10%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.34%) ISEB
2 12 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.48%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.03%) Degree
5 5 (4.31%) CISSP
5 5 (4.31%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.45%) CITP
6 4 (3.45%) IISP
6 4 (3.45%) MBCS
7 3 (2.59%) CCNA
8 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.86%) CCIE
9 1 (0.86%) CCNP
9 1 (0.86%) CISM
9 1 (0.86%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.10%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.86%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (14.66%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.90%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (3.45%) Oozie
4 2 (1.72%) DameWare
4 2 (1.72%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.72%) yum
5 1 (0.86%) Control-M
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (19.83%) Oracle
2 22 (18.97%) HP
3 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.17%) Google
5 5 (4.31%) Citrix
6 3 (2.59%) Cisco
6 3 (2.59%) F5
6 3 (2.59%) SAP
6 3 (2.59%) VMware
7 2 (1.72%) IBM
7 2 (1.72%) LexisNexis
7 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.86%) CA
8 1 (0.86%) CODA
8 1 (0.86%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.86%) Rally
8 1 (0.86%) Siebel
8 1 (0.86%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.86%) Twitter
8 1 (0.86%) WorldPay
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