The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 64 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.55% 0.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £230 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.75 £4.00
% change year-on-year
-34.06% +468.75%
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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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
541 393 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.11% 68.23% 67.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 195 344
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 36
Average hourly rate £22.00 £34.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.23% +40.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £46.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Testing across the Hertfordshire region.

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Load Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Ant
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 5 (100.00%) Subversion
1 5 (100.00%) Maven
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 5 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 5 (100.00%) REST
1 5 (100.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) XPath
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) JMeter
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XSD
2 3 (60.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) Progress

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Ant
1 5 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 5 (100.00%) Subversion
1 5 (100.00%) Maven
1 5 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 5 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XSD
2 3 (60.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Progress