The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 463 479 484
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 90 67 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 32 34
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£355 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £545 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35674 33981 37500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.32% 70.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22568 21050 21971
Average daily rate £405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1046 994 1335
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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 +32 51 £369 -13.23% 7
South East -1 14 £363 +2.83% 4
North West -7 6 £275 -31.25% 2
West Midlands - 6 - - 1
Yorkshire -5 5 £325 +30.00% 2
East of England -26 2 £400 - 2
East Midlands -6 1 £338 +35.00%
South West -28 1 £325 - 3
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (30.17%) Web Services
2 49 (27.37%) Performance Testing
3 46 (25.70%) QA
4 42 (23.46%) LoadRunner
4 42 (23.46%) .NET
5 41 (22.91%) C#
6 40 (22.35%) Java
6 40 (22.35%) Test Scripting
7 36 (20.11%) Linux
7 36 (20.11%) ISEB
8 35 (19.55%) Windows
9 33 (18.44%) SQL Server
9 33 (18.44%) Selenium
10 32 (17.88%) Test Automation
10 32 (17.88%) SQL
11 31 (17.32%) HTML
12 30 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (16.20%) Oracle
13 29 (16.20%) HP
14 26 (14.53%) JavaScript
14 26 (14.53%) Test Strategy
14 26 (14.53%) Stress Testing
15 25 (13.97%) Degree
15 25 (13.97%) ISTQB
16 24 (13.41%) Security Cleared
16 24 (13.41%) DevOps
17 23 (12.85%) Security Testing
17 23 (12.85%) HP Quality Center
17 23 (12.85%) Software Testing
17 23 (12.85%) Finance

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (8.38%) WebLogic
2 14 (7.82%) IIS
3 10 (5.59%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.35%) Apache
5 6 (3.35%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (3.35%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.35%) CMS
6 5 (2.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.23%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.68%) Confluence
9 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.12%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.56%) WordPress
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.56%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.56%) Moodle
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (1.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (8.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.50%) Internet
2 12 (6.70%) HTTP
2 12 (6.70%) DNS
3 11 (6.15%) TCP/IP
3 11 (6.15%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.68%) SSL
4 3 (1.68%) LDAP
5 2 (1.12%) VPN
5 2 (1.12%) SAN
6 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.56%) Firewall
6 1 (0.56%) VLAN
6 1 (0.56%) Intranet
6 1 (0.56%) LAN
6 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.44%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.17%) Relational Database
2 20 (11.17%) MySQL
3 7 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.23%) SAP BW
5 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.12%) DB2
8 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.56%) HBase
8 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.56%) ProClarity
8 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 42 (23.46%) LoadRunner
2 33 (18.44%) Selenium
3 20 (11.17%) Visual Studio
3 20 (11.17%) JMeter
4 18 (10.06%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (7.26%) SoapUI
6 12 (6.70%) JUnit
7 11 (6.15%) NUnit
8 10 (5.59%) Git (software)
9 9 (5.03%) Cucumber
9 9 (5.03%) Jenkins
10 8 (4.47%) Rational Rose
10 8 (4.47%) Rational Performance Tester
11 7 (3.91%) TestComplete
12 6 (3.35%) JIRA
13 5 (2.79%) Capybara
14 4 (2.23%) Subversion
15 3 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (1.68%) WATIR
General
1 23 (12.85%) Finance
2 11 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.59%) Banking
3 10 (5.59%) Retail
4 3 (1.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (26.26%) Tester
2 32 (17.88%) Analyst
3 27 (15.08%) Test Analyst
4 25 (13.97%) Developer
5 19 (10.61%) Performance Tester
6 15 (8.38%) Architect
7 13 (7.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (6.70%) Test Leader
9 10 (5.59%) Performance Analyst
9 10 (5.59%) Performance Test Analyst
9 10 (5.59%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.47%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.91%) Non-Functional Tester
11 7 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (3.91%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.35%) QA Analyst
13 5 (2.79%) Consultant
13 5 (2.79%) Software Test Analyst
13 5 (2.79%) Project Manager
13 5 (2.79%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (30.17%) Web Services
2 42 (23.46%) .NET
3 31 (17.32%) HTML
4 19 (10.61%) XML
5 18 (10.06%) JSP
6 16 (8.94%) ASP.NET
7 13 (7.26%) .NET Framework
8 10 (5.59%) J2EE
9 9 (5.03%) WinForms
10 8 (4.47%) SOAP
10 8 (4.47%) RESTful
11 7 (3.91%) Spring
12 6 (3.35%) XSLT
12 6 (3.35%) Hibernate
13 5 (2.79%) WCF
13 5 (2.79%) JMX
13 5 (2.79%) JMS
13 5 (2.79%) Struts
13 5 (2.79%) Servlets
13 5 (2.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.94%) Open Source
1 16 (8.94%) Mobile App
2 12 (6.70%) Client/Server
3 10 (5.59%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.47%) Social Network
5 6 (3.35%) iPad
6 4 (2.23%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) iPhone
7 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.56%) Replication
7 1 (0.56%) VLE
7 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.11%) Linux
2 35 (19.55%) Windows
3 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (8.94%) UNIX
5 14 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (6.15%) Windows XP
6 11 (6.15%) Windows 2000
7 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.12%) Android
9 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (27.37%) Performance Testing
2 40 (22.35%) Test Scripting
3 32 (17.88%) Test Automation
4 30 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (14.53%) Test Strategy
5 26 (14.53%) Stress Testing
6 24 (13.41%) DevOps
7 23 (12.85%) Security Testing
7 23 (12.85%) Software Testing
8 20 (11.17%) OO
8 20 (11.17%) Automated Testing
9 19 (10.61%) E-Commerce
10 16 (8.94%) Unit Testing
11 15 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (7.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (7.26%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (6.70%) Web Testing
14 12 (6.70%) UML
14 12 (6.70%) Scrum
15 11 (6.15%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.91%) C#
2 40 (22.35%) Java
3 32 (17.88%) SQL
4 26 (14.53%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.91%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.35%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.35%) Ruby
7 4 (2.23%) RPG
7 4 (2.23%) VBScript
7 4 (2.23%) VB
8 3 (1.68%) PHP
9 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.12%) C
9 2 (1.12%) ABAP
9 2 (1.12%) VB6
9 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.56%) XPath
10 1 (0.56%) FQL
10 1 (0.56%) VBA
10 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (20.11%) ISEB
2 25 (13.97%) Degree
2 25 (13.97%) ISTQB
3 24 (13.41%) Security Cleared
4 21 (11.73%) SC Cleared
5 16 (8.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.68%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.12%) MCSE
8 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.56%) CCEE
9 1 (0.56%) CCIA
9 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.56%) CCNA
9 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.56%) CCEA
9 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (25.70%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.23%) vSphere
2 4 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.56%) XenApp
3 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (12.85%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (9.50%) Puppet
3 14 (7.82%) Salt
3 14 (7.82%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (7.26%) Ansible
5 11 (6.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (5.03%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.79%) OpenView
8 3 (1.68%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.56%) WSUS
9 1 (0.56%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 29 (16.20%) Oracle
1 29 (16.20%) HP
2 22 (12.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.47%) hybris
4 5 (2.79%) VMware
4 5 (2.79%) ATG
4 5 (2.79%) Endeca
4 5 (2.79%) SAP
4 5 (2.79%) JBoss
5 3 (1.68%) SOASTA, Inc
5 3 (1.68%) KANA
5 3 (1.68%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.68%) Citrix
6 2 (1.12%) Sybase
6 2 (1.12%) Adobe
6 2 (1.12%) FatWire
7 1 (0.56%) Zend
7 1 (0.56%) Facebook
7 1 (0.56%) Twitter
7 1 (0.56%) Kofax
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