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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 371 351 370
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +19
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 51 59 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.32% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 28
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£413 £375 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £263 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - £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
18451 18365 18344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.75% 78.93% 78.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13136 13008 12664
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
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 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 228 281
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
City of London -4 17 £500 +21.21% 6
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 33 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.52%) Test Automation
3 28 (33.33%) Selenium
4 25 (29.76%) Java
5 23 (27.38%) .NET
6 22 (26.19%) QA
7 20 (23.81%) Automated Testing
7 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 20 (23.81%) Finance
8 19 (22.62%) Cucumber
9 17 (20.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (20.24%) Windows
9 17 (20.24%) SDLC
10 16 (19.05%) Regression Testing
10 16 (19.05%) JIRA
11 15 (17.86%) RESTful
11 15 (17.86%) C#
12 14 (16.67%) BDD
12 14 (16.67%) Test Scripting
12 14 (16.67%) Jenkins
13 13 (15.48%) Security Testing
13 13 (15.48%) Git (software)
13 13 (15.48%) WebDriver
13 13 (15.48%) Open Source
13 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
14 12 (14.29%) Linux
14 12 (14.29%) IIS
14 12 (14.29%) Web Services
14 12 (14.29%) TDD
14 12 (14.29%) DevOps

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 12 (14.29%) IIS
2 8 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (9.52%) Apache
2 8 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.76%) CMS
4 3 (3.57%) Node.js
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.38%) WordPress
5 2 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.38%) JBoss
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) RMDS
2 1 (1.19%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) HTTP
2 8 (9.52%) BIG-IP
3 6 (7.14%) Internet
4 3 (3.57%) DHCP
4 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.57%) DNS
4 3 (3.57%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.38%) Network Security
5 2 (2.38%) SAN
5 2 (2.38%) Firewall
6 1 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 28 (33.33%) Selenium
2 19 (22.62%) Cucumber
3 16 (19.05%) JIRA
4 14 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 13 (15.48%) WebDriver
5 13 (15.48%) Git (software)
6 11 (13.10%) JMeter
7 10 (11.90%) Jasmine
8 9 (10.71%) Capybara
8 9 (10.71%) SpecFlow
8 9 (10.71%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (10.71%) WATIR
9 8 (9.52%) Introscope
10 7 (8.33%) LoadRunner
11 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
12 4 (4.76%) Rational Rose
12 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (3.57%) MSTest
14 2 (2.38%) Hudson
14 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Multimedia
3 3 (3.57%) Publishing
4 2 (2.38%) Games
4 2 (2.38%) Advertising
4 2 (2.38%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (17.86%) Developer
2 8 (9.52%) Analyst
2 8 (9.52%) Support Engineer
2 8 (9.52%) Applications Support
2 8 (9.52%) Applications Support Engineer
3 7 (8.33%) Tester
4 6 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 6 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.95%) C# Developer
5 5 (5.95%) Test Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Web Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 4 (4.76%) C# Web Developer
6 4 (4.76%) .NET Applications Developer
7 3 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.38%) .NET
2 15 (17.86%) RESTful
3 12 (14.29%) Web Services
4 10 (11.90%) Middleware
5 9 (10.71%) HTML
6 8 (9.52%) Java EE
6 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET
7 7 (8.33%) CSS
7 7 (8.33%) HTML5
8 6 (7.14%) XML
9 5 (5.95%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (5.95%) CSS3
10 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (4.76%) WCF
10 4 (4.76%) WinForms
10 4 (4.76%) Ajax
11 3 (3.57%) jQuery
11 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 6 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.57%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.38%) Wiki
6 2 (2.38%) User Experience
6 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.38%) NHS
6 2 (2.38%) Handset
7 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.19%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Linked Data
7 1 (1.19%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Windows
2 12 (14.29%) Linux
3 10 (11.90%) UNIX
4 4 (4.76%) Android
4 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) webOS
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.52%) Test Automation
3 20 (23.81%) Automated Testing
4 17 (20.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (20.24%) SDLC
5 16 (19.05%) Regression Testing
6 14 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 14 (16.67%) BDD
7 13 (15.48%) Open Source
7 13 (15.48%) Security Testing
8 12 (14.29%) TDD
8 12 (14.29%) DevOps
9 11 (13.10%) Project Management
9 11 (13.10%) Performance Testing
9 11 (13.10%) Test Strategy
10 10 (11.90%) Software Engineering
11 9 (10.71%) E-Commerce
12 8 (9.52%) ITIL
12 8 (9.52%) Risk Management
12 8 (9.52%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.76%) Java
2 15 (17.86%) C#
3 11 (13.10%) SQL
4 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.76%) VB
5 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.57%) VBScript
6 3 (3.57%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.57%) Python
6 3 (3.57%) PHP
7 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Degree
2 5 (5.95%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.76%) ISEB
4 2 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.38%) CCEE
5 1 (1.19%) CCIA
5 1 (1.19%) MCSE
5 1 (1.19%) CCEA
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.19%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) GMP
3 1 (1.19%) GxP
3 1 (1.19%) GAMP
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.76%) XenApp
3 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.38%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.38%) vSphere
3 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.19%) XenServer
4 1 (1.19%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.19%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (3.57%) Ansible
2 3 (3.57%) Puppet
2 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.57%) EdgeSight
3 2 (2.38%) SCCM
3 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.19%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.19%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.19%) logstash
4 1 (1.19%) Salt
4 1 (1.19%) StatsD
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.90%) Oracle
3 8 (9.52%) F5
4 4 (4.76%) Citrix
5 3 (3.57%) IBM
6 2 (2.38%) HP
6 2 (2.38%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.38%) ForgeRock
6 2 (2.38%) VMware
6 2 (2.38%) Google
6 2 (2.38%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.19%) AppSense
7 1 (1.19%) Sophis
7 1 (1.19%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.19%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.19%) EMC
7 1 (1.19%) NetApp
7 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.19%) Wyse
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