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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 374 356 381
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +25
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 46 50 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 23
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£425 £369 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £278 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £32.50
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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
18570 18537 19054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.20% 78.82% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13198 12938 13200
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 225 259
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £53.50 £51.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 August 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 August 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 19 £438 +18.64% 4
Load Testing
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 37 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (33.68%) Selenium
3 31 (32.63%) Test Automation
4 28 (29.47%) QA
5 27 (28.42%) Java
6 24 (25.26%) Finance
7 23 (24.21%) Cucumber
8 22 (23.16%) .NET
9 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 20 (21.05%) Windows
9 20 (21.05%) Automated Testing
10 18 (18.95%) SQL
10 18 (18.95%) BDD
11 17 (17.89%) Git (software)
12 16 (16.84%) RESTful
12 16 (16.84%) Open Source
12 16 (16.84%) Test Scripting
12 16 (16.84%) JIRA
12 16 (16.84%) C#
12 16 (16.84%) HTTP
12 16 (16.84%) SDLC
13 15 (15.79%) Jenkins
13 15 (15.79%) JMeter
13 15 (15.79%) Regression Testing
13 15 (15.79%) Performance Testing
13 15 (15.79%) WebDriver
14 14 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (14.74%) Degree
14 14 (14.74%) HTML
14 14 (14.74%) Web Services

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 11 (11.58%) IIS
2 7 (7.37%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (7.37%) Apache
2 7 (7.37%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.32%) CMS
4 5 (5.26%) Node.js
4 5 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.21%) WordPress
6 3 (3.16%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.16%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.11%) JBoss
7 2 (2.11%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.37%) RMDS
2 1 (1.05%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.84%) HTTP
2 7 (7.37%) Internet
2 7 (7.37%) BIG-IP
3 3 (3.16%) DHCP
3 3 (3.16%) NetScaler
3 3 (3.16%) SSL
3 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.16%) DNS
4 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.11%) SAN
4 2 (2.11%) Firewall
4 2 (2.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.21%) MySQL
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 32 (33.68%) Selenium
2 23 (24.21%) Cucumber
3 17 (17.89%) Git (software)
4 16 (16.84%) JIRA
5 15 (15.79%) JMeter
5 15 (15.79%) WebDriver
5 15 (15.79%) Jenkins
6 11 (11.58%) Jasmine
7 10 (10.53%) Capybara
7 10 (10.53%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (10.53%) SpecFlow
7 10 (10.53%) WATIR
8 9 (9.47%) LoadRunner
9 7 (7.37%) Introscope
10 5 (5.26%) Visual Studio
10 5 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (4.21%) Rational Rose
12 3 (3.16%) MSTest
12 3 (3.16%) SoapUI
13 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (25.26%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Advertising
3 3 (3.16%) Publishing
3 3 (3.16%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Developer
2 11 (11.58%) Analyst
3 10 (10.53%) Tester
4 9 (9.47%) Test Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Applications Support Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Applications Support
6 6 (6.32%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Applications Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.21%) C# Web Developer
8 4 (4.21%) .NET Applications Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Technical Developer
9 3 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.16%) .NET
2 16 (16.84%) RESTful
3 14 (14.74%) Web Services
3 14 (14.74%) HTML
4 10 (10.53%) Middleware
4 10 (10.53%) XML
4 10 (10.53%) HTML5
5 8 (8.42%) ASP.NET
5 8 (8.42%) CSS
6 7 (7.37%) Java EE
7 6 (6.32%) CSS3
7 6 (6.32%) Ajax
7 6 (6.32%) .NET Framework
8 5 (5.26%) jQuery
8 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (5.26%) SOAP
9 4 (4.21%) Flash
9 4 (4.21%) WinForms
9 4 (4.21%) WCF
9 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.37%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.16%) Digital Media
5 3 (3.16%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.11%) NHS
6 2 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.11%) Wiki
6 2 (2.11%) User Experience
7 1 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Social Network
7 1 (1.05%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.05%) Linked Data
7 1 (1.05%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.05%) Life Science
7 1 (1.05%) Handset
7 1 (1.05%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.05%) Windows
2 13 (13.68%) Linux
3 11 (11.58%) UNIX
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.16%) Android
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.05%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.63%) Test Automation
3 20 (21.05%) Automated Testing
4 18 (18.95%) BDD
5 16 (16.84%) Open Source
5 16 (16.84%) Test Scripting
5 16 (16.84%) SDLC
6 15 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 15 (15.79%) Regression Testing
7 14 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (14.74%) DevOps
8 13 (13.68%) Security Testing
9 12 (12.63%) Test Strategy
9 12 (12.63%) TDD
10 11 (11.58%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.53%) E-Commerce
11 10 (10.53%) Project Management
11 10 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (10.53%) Automation Testing
12 9 (9.47%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.42%) Java
2 18 (18.95%) SQL
3 16 (16.84%) C#
4 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.21%) PHP
5 4 (4.21%) VB
5 4 (4.21%) Python
5 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.16%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.16%) VBScript
7 2 (2.11%) Ruby
8 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.21%) ISEB
4 2 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.11%) CCEE
5 1 (1.05%) CCIA
5 1 (1.05%) MCSE
5 1 (1.05%) CCEA
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.05%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (29.47%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) GMP
3 1 (1.05%) GxP
3 1 (1.05%) FATCA
3 1 (1.05%) GAMP
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) XenApp
3 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.11%) vSphere
3 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.05%) XenServer
4 1 (1.05%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.05%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.21%) Puppet
2 4 (4.21%) Ansible
3 3 (3.16%) EdgeSight
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.11%) SCCM
4 2 (2.11%) Salt
5 1 (1.05%) logstash
5 1 (1.05%) StatsD
5 1 (1.05%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.05%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 13 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.58%) Oracle
3 7 (7.37%) F5
4 4 (4.21%) Citrix
5 3 (3.16%) Rackspace
5 3 (3.16%) WorldPay
5 3 (3.16%) Google
6 2 (2.11%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.11%) VMware
6 2 (2.11%) ForgeRock
6 2 (2.11%) IBM
6 2 (2.11%) HP
7 1 (1.05%) EMC
7 1 (1.05%) NetApp
7 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.05%) Wyse
7 1 (1.05%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.05%) AppSense
7 1 (1.05%) Sophis
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