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 24 September 2016 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 415 382 408
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +26
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 22 55 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.097% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 40 26
Median daily rate £388 £425 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +16.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Load Testing
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
19471 19452 19895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 86.07% 83.14% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13941 13986 14064
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 219 250
Median hourly rate £24.44 £22.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% +1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.28 £52.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 7 £388 +19.23% 4
Westminster - 2 £315 -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 22 (55.00%) Java
2 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (27.50%) SOAP
4 10 (25.00%) QA
4 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (22.50%) Selenium
5 9 (22.50%) Unix
5 9 (22.50%) Windows
5 9 (22.50%) Oracle
5 9 (22.50%) Migration
5 9 (22.50%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 8 (20.00%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 8 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
6 8 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (20.00%) J2EE
6 8 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (17.50%) XML
7 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Finance
7 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
8 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
8 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (15.00%) Scrum
8 6 (15.00%) LoadRunner
8 6 (15.00%) HTML
8 6 (15.00%) TDD
8 6 (15.00%) Ruby
8 6 (15.00%) JSON

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 3 (7.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) GitHub
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
1 3 (7.50%) SSL
2 2 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
1 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Selenium
2 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
4 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (15.00%) LoadRunner
5 5 (12.50%) JMeter
6 4 (10.00%) MSTest
6 4 (10.00%) NUnit
6 4 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (10.00%) TeamCity
6 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (7.50%) JIRA
8 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.00%) Hudson
8 2 (5.00%) JUnit
8 2 (5.00%) Maven
8 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.50%) Artifactory
9 1 (2.50%) LoadUI
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 5 (12.50%) Marketing
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Legal
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
5 1 (2.50%) Front Office
5 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Developer
2 11 (27.50%) Tester
3 8 (20.00%) Designer
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Performance Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Domain Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) SOAP
2 8 (20.00%) J2EE
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (17.50%) XML
4 6 (15.00%) HTML
4 6 (15.00%) JSON
5 5 (12.50%) .NET
5 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 4 (10.00%) CSS
6 4 (10.00%) Node.js
7 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (7.50%) Web Services
8 2 (5.00%) REST
9 1 (2.50%) Android SDK
9 1 (2.50%) Dropwizard
9 1 (2.50%) HTML5
9 1 (2.50%) JMS
9 1 (2.50%) Pyramid
9 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
9 1 (2.50%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.50%) Hedge funds
3 4 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) CESG
4 2 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.50%) Fintech
5 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Unix
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Android
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (22.50%) Migration
3 9 (22.50%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (15.00%) Scrum
6 6 (15.00%) TDD
7 5 (12.50%) AOP
7 5 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 5 (12.50%) SDLC
7 5 (12.50%) Stress Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.00%) BDD
8 4 (10.00%) OO
8 4 (10.00%) Project Planning
8 4 (10.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) Java
2 6 (15.00%) Ruby
3 5 (12.50%) C#
3 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.50%) SQL
5 2 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (5.00%) CISSP
3 2 (5.00%) CITP
3 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) IISP
3 2 (5.00%) MBCS
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (5.00%) yum
3 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) Google
3 3 (7.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.50%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (2.50%) WorldPay