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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 110 97 105
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 5 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.24% 0.16% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.22% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
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£375 £305 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +47.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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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
1490 1346 1407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 72.19% 73.35% 73.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 801 764
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 83 101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £23.13 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 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
Basingstoke - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Load Testing
South East

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Knowledge Management
2 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Performance Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
2 9 (81.82%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (81.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (81.82%) Windows XP
2 9 (81.82%) HTTPS
2 9 (81.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 9 (81.82%) HP
2 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
2 9 (81.82%) JSP
2 9 (81.82%) UNIX
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 2000
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (81.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (81.82%) LoadRunner
2 9 (81.82%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (81.82%) ISTQB
3 8 (72.73%) HTTP
3 8 (72.73%) HTML
3 8 (72.73%) DNS
3 8 (72.73%) Test Strategy

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
1 9 (81.82%) HTTPS
2 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 8 (72.73%) HTTP
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (81.82%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) RSpec
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Test Specialist
2 4 (36.36%) Test Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Testing Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
1 9 (81.82%) JSP
2 8 (72.73%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
1 1 (9.09%) iPhone
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 2000
2 9 (81.82%) Windows XP
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (81.82%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Performance Testing
1 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
1 9 (81.82%) Knowledge Management
1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISTQB
1 9 (81.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) MCSE
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) vSphere
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (9.09%) VirtualBox
1 1 (9.09%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (9.09%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) HP
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Tripwire
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) CommVault
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat