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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 110 106 115
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.19% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
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£375 £428 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +67.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 -
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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
1508 1242 1519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 72.96% 71.46% 75.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 757 836
Average daily rate £375 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 68 105
Average hourly rate £32.50 £23.13 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 (81.82%) Windows
1 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Knowledge Management
2 8 (72.73%) Software Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (72.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 2000
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
2 8 (72.73%) JSP
2 8 (72.73%) UNIX
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
2 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
2 8 (72.73%) HTTPS
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (72.73%) HP
2 8 (72.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (72.73%) LoadRunner
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
3 7 (63.64%) DNS
3 7 (63.64%) HTTP
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 7 (63.64%) User Experience

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
1 8 (72.73%) HTTPS
2 7 (63.64%) DNS
2 7 (63.64%) HTTP
3 2 (18.18%) SSL
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (72.73%) LoadRunner
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) RSpec
2 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) Maven
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Test Specialist
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Test Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Specialist
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Testing Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
1 8 (72.73%) JSP
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) User Experience
2 2 (18.18%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 1 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (9.09%) iPhone
3 1 (9.09%) iPad
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
1 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 2000
2 8 (72.73%) UNIX
2 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) CentOS
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
1 8 (72.73%) Knowledge Management
1 8 (72.73%) Software Testing
1 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
1 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 7 (63.64%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) vCloud
1 2 (18.18%) VirtualBox
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Vagrant
2 2 (18.18%) Puppet
3 1 (9.09%) WSUS
3 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
1 8 (72.73%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Tripwire
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) CommVault
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) EMC