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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 370 372 376
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 54 44 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 35 39
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £282 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £31.75
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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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18940 19187 19819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.97% 79.17% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13551 13366 13861
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 220 235
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.62 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £53.00 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +13 14 £400 - 1
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 42 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (31.19%) Selenium
3 32 (29.36%) Java
3 32 (29.36%) Test Automation
4 28 (25.69%) QA
5 25 (22.94%) Cucumber
6 23 (21.10%) Open Source
6 23 (21.10%) Finance
6 23 (21.10%) HTTP
6 23 (21.10%) Internet
7 21 (19.27%) Automated Testing
7 21 (19.27%) Git (software)
8 19 (17.43%) SQL
8 19 (17.43%) Web Services
8 19 (17.43%) BDD
9 18 (16.51%) RESTful
9 18 (16.51%) Jenkins
9 18 (16.51%) DevOps
10 17 (15.60%) HTML
10 17 (15.60%) .NET
10 17 (15.60%) Linux
11 16 (14.68%) C#
11 16 (14.68%) DNS
11 16 (14.68%) JIRA
11 16 (14.68%) SDLC
11 16 (14.68%) WebDriver
12 15 (13.76%) Test Scripting
12 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
12 15 (13.76%) Software Engineering
12 15 (13.76%) Degree

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (9.17%) Apache
2 7 (6.42%) IIS
2 7 (6.42%) CMS
3 6 (5.50%) nginx
3 6 (5.50%) Node.js
3 6 (5.50%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.59%) WordPress
4 5 (4.59%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.59%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.67%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.67%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.75%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.83%) JBoss
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.92%) Jetty
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) RMDS
2 1 (0.92%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.10%) HTTP
1 23 (21.10%) Internet
2 16 (14.68%) DNS
3 15 (13.76%) TCP/IP
4 14 (12.84%) BGP
5 13 (11.93%) SSL
6 12 (11.01%) BIG-IP
7 11 (10.09%) Firewall
7 11 (10.09%) IPsec
7 11 (10.09%) VPN
8 10 (9.17%) LAN
8 10 (9.17%) WAN
8 10 (9.17%) MPLS
8 10 (9.17%) DHCP
9 9 (8.26%) Multicast
9 9 (8.26%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (8.26%) DMVPN
9 9 (8.26%) OSPF
9 9 (8.26%) EIGRP
9 9 (8.26%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.34%) MySQL
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.83%) Redis
6 1 (0.92%) Big Data
6 1 (0.92%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (31.19%) Selenium
2 25 (22.94%) Cucumber
3 21 (19.27%) Git (software)
4 18 (16.51%) Jenkins
5 16 (14.68%) JIRA
5 16 (14.68%) WebDriver
6 13 (11.93%) JMeter
7 11 (10.09%) Jasmine
8 10 (9.17%) Capybara
8 10 (9.17%) WATIR
8 10 (9.17%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (9.17%) SpecFlow
9 7 (6.42%) LoadRunner
10 6 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.67%) SoapUI
11 4 (3.67%) Rational Rose
12 3 (2.75%) JUnit
12 3 (2.75%) Visual Studio
12 3 (2.75%) Subversion
12 3 (2.75%) Introscope
General
1 23 (21.10%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Advertising
3 3 (2.75%) Publishing
3 3 (2.75%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Retail
4 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Games
5 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (18.35%) Developer
2 13 (11.93%) Analyst
3 9 (8.26%) Test Analyst
3 9 (8.26%) Test Engineer
4 8 (7.34%) Tester
5 7 (6.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Consultant
6 6 (5.50%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.59%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Design Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Test Manager
7 5 (4.59%) Architect
7 5 (4.59%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) C# Web Developer
8 4 (3.67%) .NET Applications Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.43%) Web Services
2 18 (16.51%) RESTful
3 17 (15.60%) HTML
3 17 (15.60%) .NET
4 12 (11.01%) XML
4 12 (11.01%) HTML5
5 9 (8.26%) CSS
6 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.42%) SOAP
6 7 (6.42%) Ajax
6 7 (6.42%) CSS3
7 6 (5.50%) .NET Framework
7 6 (5.50%) jQuery
7 6 (5.50%) Flash
7 6 (5.50%) Middleware
8 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (4.59%) React
8 5 (4.59%) Meteor
9 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (3.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.17%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.50%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.59%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.59%) MPEG
5 4 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.75%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.75%) Wiki
6 3 (2.75%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.83%) Clustering
7 2 (1.83%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.92%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.92%) Life Science
8 1 (0.92%) Handset
8 1 (0.92%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.92%) Social Network
8 1 (0.92%) RIA
8 1 (0.92%) iPad
8 1 (0.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.60%) Linux
2 14 (12.84%) UNIX
2 14 (12.84%) Windows
3 3 (2.75%) Android
3 3 (2.75%) CentOS
3 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.92%) Debian
5 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.92%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.36%) Test Automation
3 23 (21.10%) Open Source
4 21 (19.27%) Automated Testing
5 19 (17.43%) BDD
6 18 (16.51%) DevOps
7 16 (14.68%) SDLC
8 15 (13.76%) Test Scripting
8 15 (13.76%) Software Engineering
9 14 (12.84%) Regression Testing
10 13 (11.93%) Security Testing
10 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (11.93%) Test Strategy
11 12 (11.01%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (11.01%) TDD
11 12 (11.01%) Automation Testing
12 11 (10.09%) ITIL
13 10 (9.17%) SOA
13 10 (9.17%) Performance Testing
13 10 (9.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.36%) Java
2 19 (17.43%) SQL
3 16 (14.68%) C#
4 13 (11.93%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.09%) Python
6 5 (4.59%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.59%) PHP
7 3 (2.75%) C
7 3 (2.75%) Ruby
7 3 (2.75%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.83%) VB
8 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.92%) Perl
9 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (13.76%) Degree
2 9 (8.26%) CCIE
2 9 (8.26%) CCNP
2 9 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.50%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.59%) ISEB
5 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.92%) CCEA
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.92%) MCITP
5 1 (0.92%) MCSE
5 1 (0.92%) CCEE
5 1 (0.92%) CCIA
5 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (25.69%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) GMP
3 1 (0.92%) GxP
3 1 (0.92%) MiFID
3 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.92%) FATCA
3 1 (0.92%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.83%) XenApp
3 1 (0.92%) XenServer
3 1 (0.92%) NFS
3 1 (0.92%) Varnish
3 1 (0.92%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (0.92%) Docker
3 1 (0.92%) MetaFrame
3 1 (0.92%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) Puppet
1 8 (7.34%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (6.42%) Ansible
3 4 (3.67%) Salt
4 3 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.75%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.83%) logstash
6 1 (0.92%) StatsD
6 1 (0.92%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.92%) Nagios
6 1 (0.92%) Cacti
6 1 (0.92%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) F5
2 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.17%) Cisco
4 9 (8.26%) Juniper
4 9 (8.26%) CheckPoint
5 8 (7.34%) Oracle
6 5 (4.59%) Rackspace
6 5 (4.59%) Google
7 3 (2.75%) WorldPay
8 2 (1.83%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.83%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.83%) Citrix
8 2 (1.83%) HP
9 1 (0.92%) Dell
9 1 (0.92%) EMC
9 1 (0.92%) IBM
9 1 (0.92%) Sun
9 1 (0.92%) Wyse
9 1 (0.92%) ATG
9 1 (0.92%) AppSense
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