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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 103 99 96
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.44% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.38% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£283 £236 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -40.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £305 £350
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -12.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
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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
1590 1313 1053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.79% 70.93% 74.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 735 592
Average daily rate £388 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 67 75
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 13 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 11 (84.62%) Scrum
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (76.92%) Apple iOS
3 10 (76.92%) Android
3 10 (76.92%) Appium
4 9 (69.23%) JIRA
4 9 (69.23%) Selenium
4 9 (69.23%) Java
5 8 (61.54%) IntelliJ
5 8 (61.54%) ISEB
5 8 (61.54%) Xcode
5 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
5 8 (61.54%) Calabash
6 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
7 5 (38.46%) Robotics
8 3 (23.08%) Ruby
8 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
9 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
9 2 (15.38%) BDD
9 2 (15.38%) Test Management
9 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (15.38%) GIS
9 2 (15.38%) JMeter
9 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
9 2 (15.38%) PHP
9 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
9 2 (15.38%) Zephyr
9 2 (15.38%) Android Development
9 2 (15.38%) iOS Development

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (76.92%) Appium
3 9 (69.23%) JIRA
3 9 (69.23%) Selenium
4 8 (61.54%) IntelliJ
4 8 (61.54%) Xcode
4 8 (61.54%) Calabash
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (15.38%) Zephyr
6 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
6 2 (15.38%) JMeter
7 1 (7.69%) RSpec
7 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Tester
1 8 (61.54%) Automation Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Robotics
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Android
1 10 (76.92%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Scrum
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Android Development
4 2 (15.38%) iOS Development
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle