The first table below looks at the demand for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Essex 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 53 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.21% 0.65% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
366 321 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.09% 69.63% 66.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 160 156
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 47 58
Average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Load Testing
East of England

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Testing across the Essex region.

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Essex region.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Brentwood - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Load Testing
East of England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) Vignette
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) XHTML
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) B2C
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) FatWire
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XHTML
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) WebCenter
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) B2C
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Black-Box Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Android Development
1 1 (100.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) FQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Vignette
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe
1 1 (100.00%) FatWire
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter