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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 108 102 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 6 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.29% 0.23% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.32% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
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£363 £375 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +76.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £375 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £375 £259
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1507 1246 1117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 73.95% 71.77% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 702 557
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 91 105
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.80 £12.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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
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 22 July 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
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Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Load Testing
South East

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) LoadRunner
1 9 (90.00%) Performance Testing
1 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
1 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (80.00%) Knowledge Management
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (80.00%) JSP
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 2000
2 8 (80.00%) Windows XP
2 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (80.00%) HTTPS
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (80.00%) HP
3 7 (70.00%) DNS
3 7 (70.00%) HTML
3 7 (70.00%) HTTP
3 7 (70.00%) Test Strategy

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (80.00%) HTTPS
2 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 7 (70.00%) HTTP
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) LoadRunner
2 8 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Test Specialist
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Specialist
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Testing Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Testing Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (80.00%) JSP
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) JPA
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) iPhone
1 1 (10.00%) iPad
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 2000
2 8 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Performance Testing
1 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Knowledge Management
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
1 8 (80.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) CommVault
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft