The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 356 356 349
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 49 55 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 24
Average daily rate
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£413 £413 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +10.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.55% -21.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17516 18221 16711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.35% 78.23% 77.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12265 12963 11608
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% -3.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 230 235
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -25.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.50 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Load Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Load Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the London region.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
City of London +4 9 £450 +20.00% 2
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.82%) .NET
3 18 (27.27%) Selenium
4 17 (25.76%) Test Automation
4 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
4 17 (25.76%) Java
5 15 (22.73%) Windows
5 15 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (21.21%) Performance Testing
7 13 (19.70%) QA
8 12 (18.18%) Finance
9 11 (16.67%) Project Management
9 11 (16.67%) Middleware
9 11 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 11 (16.67%) JMeter
9 11 (16.67%) Linux
9 11 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 10 (15.15%) SQL
10 10 (15.15%) IIS
11 9 (13.64%) Oracle
11 9 (13.64%) UNIX
11 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 9 (13.64%) TDD
11 9 (13.64%) JIRA
11 9 (13.64%) Load Balancing
11 9 (13.64%) Security Testing
11 9 (13.64%) Test Scripting
11 9 (13.64%) Cucumber
12 8 (12.12%) BDD
12 8 (12.12%) F5

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 10 (15.15%) IIS
2 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
2 8 (12.12%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (12.12%) Apache
3 4 (6.06%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (6.06%) CMS
4 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.03%) JBoss
5 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 8 (12.12%) RMDS
2 1 (1.52%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) BIG-IP
2 4 (6.06%) DHCP
2 4 (6.06%) HTTP
2 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.06%) DNS
3 3 (4.55%) Firewall
3 3 (4.55%) Internet
3 3 (4.55%) Network Security
3 3 (4.55%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.03%) AMQP
4 2 (3.03%) SAN
5 1 (1.52%) GPRS
5 1 (1.52%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (27.27%) Selenium
2 11 (16.67%) JMeter
3 9 (13.64%) JIRA
3 9 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 8 (12.12%) Introscope
4 8 (12.12%) LoadRunner
5 7 (10.61%) SpecFlow
5 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
6 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
7 5 (7.58%) WATIR
7 5 (7.58%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.58%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (6.06%) Jasmine
8 4 (6.06%) Capybara
9 3 (4.55%) MSTest
10 2 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (3.03%) YouTrack
10 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Publishing
3 3 (4.55%) Games
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (13.64%) Tester
2 8 (12.12%) Support Engineer
2 8 (12.12%) Applications Support
2 8 (12.12%) Developer
2 8 (12.12%) Analyst
2 8 (12.12%) Applications Support Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Test Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Test Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Test Leader
5 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 3 (4.55%) C# Web Developer
6 3 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Performance Test Leader
7 2 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Web Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) .NET Applications Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.82%) .NET
2 11 (16.67%) Middleware
3 8 (12.12%) Java EE
4 6 (9.09%) RESTful
4 6 (9.09%) Web Services
4 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.55%) HTML
5 3 (4.55%) CSS
5 3 (4.55%) HTML5
5 3 (4.55%) CSS3
5 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.03%) XMPP
6 2 (3.03%) JSON
6 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.03%) WCF
6 2 (3.03%) WinForms
6 2 (3.03%) XML
6 2 (3.03%) JMS
6 2 (3.03%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Client/Server
2 5 (7.58%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.06%) Open Source
3 4 (6.06%) Handset
4 3 (4.55%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.03%) User Experience
5 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.03%) NHS
5 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.52%) Online Games
6 1 (1.52%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.52%) Life Science
6 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.52%) iPad
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Windows
2 11 (16.67%) Linux
3 9 (13.64%) UNIX
4 6 (9.09%) Android
4 6 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.06%) webOS
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.76%) Test Automation
3 15 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (21.21%) Performance Testing
5 11 (16.67%) Project Management
5 11 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 11 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 9 (13.64%) TDD
6 9 (13.64%) Load Balancing
6 9 (13.64%) Security Testing
6 9 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 8 (12.12%) BDD
7 8 (12.12%) Capacity Management
7 8 (12.12%) Problem Management
7 8 (12.12%) Release Management
7 8 (12.12%) Risk Management
7 8 (12.12%) ITIL
7 8 (12.12%) E-Commerce
8 7 (10.61%) Scrum
9 6 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.76%) Java
2 10 (15.15%) SQL
3 8 (12.12%) C#
4 4 (6.06%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.06%) VBScript
4 4 (6.06%) VB
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.55%) ISEB
4 2 (3.03%) CCEE
4 2 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.52%) CCEA
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.52%) MCSE
5 1 (1.52%) MCITP
5 1 (1.52%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) GMP
3 1 (1.52%) GxP
3 1 (1.52%) GAMP
3 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) XenApp
3 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.55%) vSphere
4 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.03%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.52%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (4.55%) SCCM
2 3 (4.55%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.52%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.52%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Oracle
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.12%) F5
3 4 (6.06%) Sitecore
3 4 (6.06%) Citrix
4 3 (4.55%) VMware
5 2 (3.03%) ForgeRock
5 2 (3.03%) IBM
5 2 (3.03%) NetApp
5 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.52%) Apple
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) Wyse
6 1 (1.52%) AppSense
6 1 (1.52%) Terracotta
6 1 (1.52%) SOASTA, Inc
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