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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
England / London
Rank 361 394 393
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -1
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 39 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.087% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 18
Median daily rate £425 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £444 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +300.00%

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
16462 17382 17138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.46% 84.19% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11897 12350 12358
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 211 191
Median hourly rate £32.25 £24.23 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Load Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 5 £275 -26.66% 2
Croydon -8 3 £383 -0.64% 1
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 30 (42.86%) Java
2 28 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 25 (35.71%) Python
4 23 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (32.86%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (31.43%) Unix
6 20 (28.57%) Linux
6 20 (28.57%) QA
7 19 (27.14%) Web Services
8 16 (22.86%) SQL
8 16 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (22.86%) DevOps
9 15 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (21.43%) Change Management
10 14 (20.00%) C#
10 14 (20.00%) Selenium
10 14 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 13 (18.57%) SOAP
12 12 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (17.14%) Amazon S3
12 12 (17.14%) Amazon EMR
12 12 (17.14%) Amazon ELB
12 12 (17.14%) Route 53
12 12 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (17.14%) Ansible
12 12 (17.14%) Amazon Kinesis
12 12 (17.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (17.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 11 (15.71%) Go
13 11 (15.71%) Scala

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.00%) nginx
2 5 (7.14%) Apache
2 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.86%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (17.14%) Amazon ELB
2 12 (17.14%) Amazon EMR
2 12 (17.14%) Amazon Kinesis
2 12 (17.14%) Amazon S3
2 12 (17.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 12 (17.14%) Route 53
2 12 (17.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (10.00%) GitHub
4 3 (4.29%) SaaS
5 1 (1.43%) iTunes
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) HTTP
1 9 (12.86%) Internet
2 7 (10.00%) BGP
2 7 (10.00%) DNS
2 7 (10.00%) SSL
2 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.71%) IPv4
3 4 (5.71%) IPv6
4 3 (4.29%) NAS
4 3 (4.29%) SAN
5 2 (2.86%) Firewall
5 2 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) NoSQL
2 8 (11.43%) Big Data
3 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.29%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.43%) OLTP
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 14 (20.00%) Selenium
3 11 (15.71%) Git (software)
4 10 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 9 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (12.86%) TeamCity
6 8 (11.43%) Cucumber
6 8 (11.43%) JMeter
7 7 (10.00%) WebDriver
8 6 (8.57%) SoapUI
9 5 (7.14%) LoadRunner
9 5 (7.14%) SpecFlow
10 4 (5.71%) Mocha
10 4 (5.71%) MSTest
10 4 (5.71%) NUnit
11 3 (4.29%) JUnit
11 3 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (2.86%) Android Studio
12 2 (2.86%) Toad
12 2 (2.86%) Xcode
General
1 10 (14.29%) Games
2 3 (4.29%) Retail
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Finance
4 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (21.43%) Tester
3 10 (14.29%) Analyst
3 10 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) Automation Tester
4 9 (12.86%) AWS DevOps
5 8 (11.43%) Software Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Test Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) QA Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Data Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Big Data Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Designer
9 3 (4.29%) Java Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Python Software Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.14%) Web Services
2 13 (18.57%) SOAP
3 10 (14.29%) .NET
4 9 (12.86%) XML
5 8 (11.43%) HTML
6 7 (10.00%) JSON
6 7 (10.00%) REST
7 6 (8.57%) Node.js
7 6 (8.57%) POSIX
8 5 (7.14%) CSS
9 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (4.29%) J2EE
9 3 (4.29%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.86%) Dropwizard
10 2 (2.86%) Gherkin
10 2 (2.86%) HTML5
10 2 (2.86%) JMS
11 1 (1.43%) Chai
11 1 (1.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) PKI
2 4 (5.71%) Clustering
2 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.29%) User Experience
3 3 (4.29%) Wiki
4 2 (2.86%) CESG
4 2 (2.86%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.86%) iPad
4 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) MPEG
4 2 (2.86%) Statistics
5 1 (1.43%) Fintech
5 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 22 (31.43%) Unix
2 20 (28.57%) Linux
3 6 (8.57%) Windows
4 3 (4.29%) Android
4 3 (4.29%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (32.86%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (22.86%) DevOps
3 15 (21.43%) Change Management
4 14 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (15.71%) Information Security
6 11 (15.71%) Open Source
6 11 (15.71%) Regression Testing
7 10 (14.29%) Analytics
7 10 (14.29%) BDD
7 10 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 9 (12.86%) ETL
8 9 (12.86%) Microservices
8 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
9 8 (11.43%) Scrum
9 8 (11.43%) Test Scripting
10 7 (10.00%) OO
11 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.86%) Java
2 25 (35.71%) Python
3 16 (22.86%) SQL
4 14 (20.00%) C#
5 11 (15.71%) Go
5 11 (15.71%) Scala
6 8 (11.43%) C
6 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
6 8 (11.43%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.29%) Perl
7 3 (4.29%) PHP
7 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.86%) Erlang
8 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.43%) Ruby
9 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.29%) ISEB
5 2 (2.86%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.86%) CISSP
5 2 (2.86%) CITP
5 2 (2.86%) Degree
5 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) IISP
5 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.86%) MBCS
6 1 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (17.14%) Ansible
3 9 (12.86%) Puppet
4 7 (10.00%) Graphite
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (4.29%) WMI
6 2 (2.86%) Mesos
7 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle
3 3 (4.29%) Apple
3 3 (4.29%) Guidewire
4 2 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (1.43%) Google
5 1 (1.43%) RedGate
5 1 (1.43%) SOASTA, Inc