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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 116 99 95
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.27% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.33% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £4.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +212.50%
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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
1624 1219 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 73.95% 72.30% 72.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 681 581
Average daily rate £360 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 47 94
Average hourly rate £22.00 £33.75 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.81% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 8 (80.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) JIRA
2 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Android
4 4 (40.00%) Xcode
4 4 (40.00%) IntelliJ
4 4 (40.00%) ISEB
4 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (40.00%) JMeter
4 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (40.00%) Calabash
4 4 (40.00%) Appium
5 3 (30.00%) Robotics
6 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) CentOS
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (20.00%) RSpec
6 2 (20.00%) Open Source

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JIRA
1 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Xcode
3 4 (40.00%) IntelliJ
3 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (40.00%) JMeter
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) Calabash
3 4 (40.00%) Appium
4 2 (20.00%) RSpec
4 2 (20.00%) Subversion
4 2 (20.00%) Maven
4 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile Tester
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Testing Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) JSP
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Robotics
2 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Android
1 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) CentOS
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Scrum
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (20.00%) VirtualBox
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
1 2 (20.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
1 2 (20.00%) Tripwire
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle