The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 111 115 99
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 7 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.37% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.51% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £300 £275 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +16.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £298
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +38.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75
Load Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1487 1568 1268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.18% 78.20% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 851 687
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 72 60
Average hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.51 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Fareham - 4 - -
Southampton +8 1 - -
Load Testing
South East

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Test Management
3 10 (62.50%) Selenium
3 10 (62.50%) Performance Testing
4 9 (56.25%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
6 7 (43.75%) Java
6 7 (43.75%) JUnit
7 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
7 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 6 (37.50%) WATIR
7 6 (37.50%) Functional Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
8 5 (31.25%) BDD
8 5 (31.25%) Earned Value Management
8 5 (31.25%) Appium
8 5 (31.25%) Zephyr
8 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
8 5 (31.25%) System Testing
8 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
8 5 (31.25%) TestComplete
8 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (31.25%) Telerik
8 5 (31.25%) SysML
8 5 (31.25%) Validation
8 5 (31.25%) Scrum
8 5 (31.25%) Project Management
8 5 (31.25%) HP

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 3 (18.75%) Umbraco
2 2 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
2 7 (43.75%) JUnit
3 6 (37.50%) WATIR
4 5 (31.25%) Appium
4 5 (31.25%) HP UFT
4 5 (31.25%) TestComplete
4 5 (31.25%) Zephyr
5 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (18.75%) Jasmine
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Moq
6 3 (18.75%) NUnit
7 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 2 (12.50%) JMeter
7 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Software Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Verification Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Traffic Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 2 (12.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Test Management
3 10 (62.50%) Performance Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
6 5 (31.25%) BDD
6 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (31.25%) Earned Value Management
6 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Project Management
6 5 (31.25%) Scrum
6 5 (31.25%) SysML
6 5 (31.25%) System Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
6 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
6 5 (31.25%) UML
6 5 (31.25%) Validation
7 3 (18.75%) OO
7 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
1 5 (31.25%) Telerik
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat