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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 571 528 496
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -32
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 52 91 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 51 57
Median daily rate £450 £360 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.30 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year
-5.98% -
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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
41405 41278 38388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.00% 79.99% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27604 27297 24281
Median daily rate £450 £420 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
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 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 950 1073 1105
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.31 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -30 23 £418 -1.76% 10
South East +1 14 £450 +40.62% 9
North West +9 4 £530 +11.57% 3
South West -7 4 £378 +7.85%
Yorkshire - 4 £575 - 1
East of England +12 2 - - 2
East Midlands -4 1 - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 56 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (32.76%) Java
3 29 (25.00%) SQL
4 28 (24.14%) LoadRunner
4 28 (24.14%) Selenium
5 27 (23.28%) SOAP
6 26 (22.41%) Oracle
7 24 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 23 (19.83%) Performance Testing
9 22 (18.97%) JMeter
9 22 (18.97%) Unix
10 21 (18.10%) HP
10 21 (18.10%) QA
10 21 (18.10%) Security Cleared
10 21 (18.10%) Jenkins
11 20 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
11 20 (17.24%) Web Services
12 19 (16.38%) Finance
13 18 (15.52%) Windows
14 17 (14.66%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (14.66%) Test Automation
15 16 (13.79%) Use Case
15 16 (13.79%) Regression Testing
15 16 (13.79%) Migration
15 16 (13.79%) XML
15 16 (13.79%) BDD
15 16 (13.79%) Functional Testing
16 15 (12.93%) Linux
16 15 (12.93%) .NET
16 15 (12.93%) Microsoft

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 11 (9.48%) JBoss
1 11 (9.48%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.76%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.03%) Apache
4 6 (5.17%) Apache Solr
5 4 (3.45%) IIS
5 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.72%) Confluence
7 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.86%) CMS
8 1 (0.86%) DNN
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.45%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.21%) HTTP
2 10 (8.62%) SSL
3 8 (6.90%) VPN
4 7 (6.03%) LAN
4 7 (6.03%) WAN
5 4 (3.45%) HTTPS
5 4 (3.45%) SAN
5 4 (3.45%) SMTP
6 3 (2.59%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.59%) Wireless
7 2 (1.72%) Firewall
7 2 (1.72%) FTP
7 2 (1.72%) Internet
7 2 (1.72%) Network Security
7 2 (1.72%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.86%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.48%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (8.62%) VoltDB
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.59%) DB2
6 2 (1.72%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.72%) Informix
6 2 (1.72%) MS Access
6 2 (1.72%) MySQL
6 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.86%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.86%) Big Data
7 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.86%) OLAP
7 1 (0.86%) OLTP
7 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (24.14%) LoadRunner
1 28 (24.14%) Selenium
2 22 (18.97%) JMeter
3 21 (18.10%) Jenkins
4 15 (12.93%) Maven
5 14 (12.07%) Cucumber
6 12 (10.34%) SoapUI
7 11 (9.48%) HP UFT
7 11 (9.48%) JUnit
8 10 (8.62%) Eclipse
8 10 (8.62%) JBehave
8 10 (8.62%) Subversion
9 9 (7.76%) JIRA
10 7 (6.03%) IntelliJ
11 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
12 4 (3.45%) Hudson
12 4 (3.45%) TestNG
13 2 (1.72%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.72%) QARun
13 2 (1.72%) Toad
General
1 19 (16.38%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Marketing
3 5 (4.31%) Banking
3 5 (4.31%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.59%) Legal
4 3 (2.59%) Retail
5 2 (1.72%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Games
6 1 (0.86%) Back Office
6 1 (0.86%) Billing
6 1 (0.86%) Front Office
6 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (30.17%) Analyst
2 31 (26.72%) Test Analyst
3 26 (22.41%) Developer
4 17 (14.66%) Architect
5 15 (12.93%) Java Developer
6 12 (10.34%) Tester
7 11 (9.48%) Developer in Test
8 9 (7.76%) Performance Tester
8 9 (7.76%) Technical Architect
9 8 (6.90%) .NET Architect
9 8 (6.90%) .NET Technical Architect
9 8 (6.90%) Designer
9 8 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (6.03%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 7 (6.03%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 7 (6.03%) Performance Analyst
10 7 (6.03%) Performance Test Analyst
11 6 (5.17%) QA Analyst
11 6 (5.17%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.28%) SOAP
2 20 (17.24%) Web Services
3 16 (13.79%) XML
4 15 (12.93%) .NET
5 11 (9.48%) Java EE
5 11 (9.48%) JSON
6 10 (8.62%) ASP.NET
6 10 (8.62%) J2EE
6 10 (8.62%) Node.js
7 9 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (7.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 9 (7.76%) Spring Boot
8 8 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (5.17%) REST
10 4 (3.45%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.45%) PostGIS
11 3 (2.59%) HTML
11 3 (2.59%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (1.72%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.76%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.76%) N-Tier
2 9 (7.76%) User Experience
3 8 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.31%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.45%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.59%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.72%) Clustering
7 2 (1.72%) IPTV
7 2 (1.72%) NHS
7 2 (1.72%) RIA
7 2 (1.72%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.86%) iPad
8 1 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.97%) Unix
2 18 (15.52%) Windows
3 15 (12.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
3 23 (19.83%) Performance Testing
4 17 (14.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (14.66%) Test Automation
5 16 (13.79%) BDD
5 16 (13.79%) Functional Testing
5 16 (13.79%) Migration
5 16 (13.79%) Regression Testing
5 16 (13.79%) Use Case
6 13 (11.21%) SOA
7 12 (10.34%) Project Management
7 12 (10.34%) Test Scripting
8 10 (8.62%) MVC
8 10 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (8.62%) Process Improvement
8 10 (8.62%) TDD
9 9 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (7.76%) Test Strategy
10 8 (6.90%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (32.76%) Java
2 29 (25.00%) SQL
3 10 (8.62%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.90%) C#
5 6 (5.17%) Ruby
6 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.86%) C
8 1 (0.86%) Groovy
8 1 (0.86%) Jython
8 1 (0.86%) Korn
8 1 (0.86%) PHP
8 1 (0.86%) Python
8 1 (0.86%) Scala
8 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (18.10%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.62%) ISEB
4 8 (6.90%) ISTQB
5 7 (6.03%) Degree
6 4 (3.45%) CCNA
6 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.10%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.86%) Docker
3 1 (0.86%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.86%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.90%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (3.45%) yum
4 2 (1.72%) DameWare
4 2 (1.72%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (22.41%) Oracle
2 21 (18.10%) HP
3 15 (12.93%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.90%) Citrix
5 4 (3.45%) Google
5 4 (3.45%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.59%) IBM
6 3 (2.59%) VMware
7 2 (1.72%) Cisco
7 2 (1.72%) F5
7 2 (1.72%) LexisNexis
7 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.86%) CA
8 1 (0.86%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.86%) Rally
8 1 (0.86%) SAP
8 1 (0.86%) WorldPay