The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Hampshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 108 116 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.19% 0.059% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.081% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £175 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-17.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1448 1242 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 69.75% 72.80% 68.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 767 609
Average daily rate £363 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 76 117
Average hourly rate £44.25 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.14% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Load Testing
South East

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (70.00%) Performance Testing
3 7 (70.00%) LoadRunner
3 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (70.00%) .NET
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle
4 6 (60.00%) HTML
4 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (60.00%) HTTP
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) HTTPS
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (60.00%) HP
4 6 (60.00%) UNIX
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) Windows 2000
4 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (60.00%) JSP
4 6 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (60.00%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) HTTP
1 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
1 6 (60.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Test Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Test Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (60.00%) JSP
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 2000
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (70.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
1 6 (60.00%) HP