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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 362 369 361
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 47 55 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.29% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 16
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£363 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £223 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £546 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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England

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
18703 19294 19476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.04% 76.55% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13024 13514 13082
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 235 362
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
City of London +21 12 £388 -8.82% 3
Ealing - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 3
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 37 (34.58%) Web Services
2 29 (27.10%) Java
2 29 (27.10%) C#
3 27 (25.23%) QA
4 26 (24.30%) Selenium
4 26 (24.30%) SQL Server
5 25 (23.36%) .NET
5 25 (23.36%) ISEB
5 25 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (22.43%) Degree
7 23 (21.50%) Performance Testing
7 23 (21.50%) DevOps
8 20 (18.69%) Security Testing
8 20 (18.69%) OO
9 19 (17.76%) Linux
10 18 (16.82%) Finance
11 17 (15.89%) HTML
11 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
11 17 (15.89%) LoadRunner
12 16 (14.95%) SQL
12 16 (14.95%) Unit Testing
12 16 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (14.02%) Test Scripting
13 15 (14.02%) Stress Testing
14 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
14 14 (13.08%) Automated Testing
15 13 (12.15%) Test Automation
15 13 (12.15%) XML
16 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
16 12 (11.21%) E-Commerce

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 9 (8.41%) IIS
2 8 (7.48%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.61%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.61%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.67%) Node.js
5 4 (3.74%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.87%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.41%) Internet
2 4 (3.74%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.80%) Network Security
3 3 (2.80%) Firewall
3 3 (2.80%) SAN
3 3 (2.80%) DHCP
3 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.80%) DNS
4 2 (1.87%) VPN
4 2 (1.87%) HTTP
5 1 (0.93%) VLAN
5 1 (0.93%) LAN
5 1 (0.93%) WAN
5 1 (0.93%) SSL
5 1 (0.93%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.21%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.35%) MySQL
4 4 (3.74%) SAP BW
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (24.30%) Selenium
2 17 (15.89%) LoadRunner
3 11 (10.28%) Git (software)
4 10 (9.35%) JUnit
4 10 (9.35%) Visual Studio
4 10 (9.35%) NUnit
4 10 (9.35%) Jenkins
4 10 (9.35%) SoapUI
5 9 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (8.41%) JMeter
6 8 (7.48%) Rational Rose
6 8 (7.48%) Rational Performance Tester
7 6 (5.61%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.67%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (4.67%) Capybara
9 4 (3.74%) Mocha
9 4 (3.74%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.80%) Calabash
10 3 (2.80%) RSpec
10 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (16.82%) Finance
2 9 (8.41%) Retail
2 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.61%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (25.23%) Tester
2 26 (24.30%) Developer
3 16 (14.95%) Performance Tester
4 12 (11.21%) Analyst
5 10 (9.35%) .NET Developer
5 10 (9.35%) Test Leader
6 9 (8.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) C# Developer
8 7 (6.54%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.54%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Consultant
11 3 (2.80%) QA Leader
11 3 (2.80%) SAP Tester
11 3 (2.80%) Test Engineer
11 3 (2.80%) QA Tester
11 3 (2.80%) Oracle Consultant
11 3 (2.80%) Quality Engineer
11 3 (2.80%) Test Manager
12 2 (1.87%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (34.58%) Web Services
2 25 (23.36%) .NET
3 17 (15.89%) HTML
4 13 (12.15%) XML
5 10 (9.35%) .NET Framework
6 9 (8.41%) WinForms
7 6 (5.61%) RESTful
8 5 (4.67%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.80%) Spring
9 3 (2.80%) JSON
9 3 (2.80%) SOAP
10 2 (1.87%) CSS
10 2 (1.87%) Middleware
10 2 (1.87%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.87%) WCF
10 2 (1.87%) HTML5
10 2 (1.87%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.87%) REST
11 1 (0.93%) PhoneGap
11 1 (0.93%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
2 12 (11.21%) Client/Server
2 12 (11.21%) Mobile App
3 11 (10.28%) Open Source
4 8 (7.48%) Social Network
5 6 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.80%) NHS
7 1 (0.93%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.76%) Linux
2 11 (10.28%) Windows
3 8 (7.48%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.87%) Android
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.50%) Performance Testing
2 23 (21.50%) DevOps
3 20 (18.69%) Security Testing
3 20 (18.69%) OO
4 16 (14.95%) Unit Testing
4 16 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (14.02%) Test Scripting
5 15 (14.02%) Stress Testing
6 14 (13.08%) Automated Testing
7 13 (12.15%) Test Automation
8 12 (11.21%) E-Commerce
9 10 (9.35%) UML
9 10 (9.35%) OOP
9 10 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (8.41%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (8.41%) Integration Testing
10 9 (8.41%) Web Testing
10 9 (8.41%) Quality Management
10 9 (8.41%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.10%) Java
1 29 (27.10%) C#
2 16 (14.95%) SQL
3 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.54%) VB.NET
5 5 (4.67%) Ruby
6 4 (3.74%) RPG
6 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.80%) PHP
7 3 (2.80%) VBScript
7 3 (2.80%) VB
8 2 (1.87%) ABAP
9 1 (0.93%) Python
9 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.93%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (23.36%) ISEB
2 24 (22.43%) Degree
3 11 (10.28%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.54%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.74%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (3.74%) CCEA
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CCEE
6 1 (0.93%) CCIA
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.93%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (25.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) XenApp
1 4 (3.74%) Docker
2 3 (2.80%) vSphere
2 3 (2.80%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.80%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (8.41%) Puppet
1 9 (8.41%) Salt
1 9 (8.41%) Ansible
1 9 (8.41%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.61%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.74%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.80%) SCCM
5 1 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.93%) OpenView
Vendors
1 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.35%) HP
3 8 (7.48%) hybris
4 5 (4.67%) Citrix
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle
5 4 (3.74%) SAP
5 4 (3.74%) VMware
6 3 (2.80%) SOASTA, Inc
6 3 (2.80%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.80%) NetApp
6 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.87%) Zend
8 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.93%) KANA
8 1 (0.93%) FatWire
8 1 (0.93%) Adobe
8 1 (0.93%) Juniper
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