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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 110 92 86
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.40% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.49% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £236 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £298 £400
% change year-on-year
+36.55% -25.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.75 £4.00
% change year-on-year
+39.53% +168.75%
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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 Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1525 1227 996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 76.33% 70.97% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 646 483
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 61 98
Average hourly rate £34.00 £38.75 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +13.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £14.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £125.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 2015, 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 (76.92%) Scrum
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) JIRA
1 10 (76.92%) Cucumber
2 9 (69.23%) Java
3 8 (61.54%) IntelliJ
3 8 (61.54%) Xcode
3 8 (61.54%) Apple iOS
3 8 (61.54%) Android
3 8 (61.54%) Calabash
3 8 (61.54%) Appium
4 7 (53.85%) Selenium
5 6 (46.15%) ISEB
5 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
6 5 (38.46%) Robotics
7 4 (30.77%) JMeter
7 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
8 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
9 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
9 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (15.38%) VMware
9 2 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (15.38%) SSL
9 2 (15.38%) Apache
9 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
9 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
9 2 (15.38%) Linux
9 2 (15.38%) PHP
9 2 (15.38%) CentOS

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) JIRA
1 10 (76.92%) Cucumber
2 8 (61.54%) IntelliJ
2 8 (61.54%) Xcode
2 8 (61.54%) Calabash
2 8 (61.54%) Appium
3 7 (53.85%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) JMeter
4 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
6 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
6 2 (15.38%) RSpec
6 2 (15.38%) Subversion
6 2 (15.38%) Maven
7 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Automation Tester
1 7 (53.85%) Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Mobile Tester
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) JSP
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Robotics
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Apple iOS
1 8 (61.54%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) CentOS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Scrum
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) PHP
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (15.38%) VirtualBox
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (15.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) Vagrant
2 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
1 2 (15.38%) VMware
1 2 (15.38%) Tripwire
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) HP