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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 388 382 365
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 29 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 14
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.75 £4.00
% change year-on-year
-34.06% +468.75%
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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
18116 19252 17120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.33% 77.66% 75.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13360 13477 11722
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 243 308
Average hourly rate £22.25 £22.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £57.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 8 £400 +8.47% 1
Ealing - 1 £250 -
Croydon - - - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (37.84%) Java
3 23 (31.08%) Selenium
4 22 (29.73%) Web Services
5 19 (25.68%) C#
5 19 (25.68%) QA
6 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
7 16 (21.62%) Linux
8 15 (20.27%) Test Automation
9 14 (18.92%) Windows
9 14 (18.92%) .NET
10 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
10 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
11 12 (16.22%) LoadRunner
11 12 (16.22%) Visual Studio
11 12 (16.22%) Performance Testing
12 11 (14.86%) Apple iOS
12 11 (14.86%) SQL
13 10 (13.51%) Finance
14 9 (12.16%) JMeter
14 9 (12.16%) HTML
14 9 (12.16%) Security Testing
14 9 (12.16%) Unit Testing
14 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (12.16%) DevOps
15 8 (10.81%) Test Scripting
15 8 (10.81%) REST
15 8 (10.81%) Mobile App
15 8 (10.81%) Git (software)
15 8 (10.81%) SOAP

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 6 (8.11%) Node.js
2 5 (6.76%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.70%) IIS
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.35%) CMS
5 1 (1.35%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Network Security
1 6 (8.11%) NetScaler
1 6 (8.11%) SAN
1 6 (8.11%) Firewall
1 6 (8.11%) DHCP
1 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
1 6 (8.11%) DNS
2 2 (2.70%) HTTP
3 1 (1.35%) LDAP
3 1 (1.35%) GPRS
3 1 (1.35%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL
4 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (31.08%) Selenium
2 12 (16.22%) LoadRunner
2 12 (16.22%) Visual Studio
3 9 (12.16%) JMeter
4 8 (10.81%) Git (software)
5 7 (9.46%) NUnit
5 7 (9.46%) WebDriver
5 7 (9.46%) Jenkins
5 7 (9.46%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (8.11%) MSI
7 5 (6.76%) JUnit
7 5 (6.76%) Mocha
7 5 (6.76%) SoapUI
7 5 (6.76%) JIRA
8 4 (5.41%) Subversion
8 4 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
9 3 (4.05%) Jasmine
9 3 (4.05%) SpecFlow
9 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Games
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Developer
2 13 (17.57%) Tester
3 7 (9.46%) Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Performance Tester
5 5 (6.76%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) QA Leader
6 4 (5.41%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.05%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.05%) Performance Test Leader
7 3 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.73%) Web Services
2 14 (18.92%) .NET
3 9 (12.16%) HTML
4 8 (10.81%) REST
4 8 (10.81%) SOAP
5 7 (9.46%) XML
6 6 (8.11%) AngularJS
7 5 (6.76%) Hibernate
7 5 (6.76%) WCF
7 5 (6.76%) Spring
8 3 (4.05%) JSON
8 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.70%) HTML5
9 2 (2.70%) Middleware
9 2 (2.70%) WinForms
9 2 (2.70%) CSS
9 2 (2.70%) XSD
9 2 (2.70%) XSLT
10 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Mobile App
2 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.76%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.76%) User Experience
4 4 (5.41%) Open Source
5 3 (4.05%) NHS
5 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.70%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.35%) Handset
7 1 (1.35%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.35%) iPad
7 1 (1.35%) iPhone
7 1 (1.35%) Xbox
7 1 (1.35%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.62%) Linux
2 14 (18.92%) Windows
3 11 (14.86%) Apple iOS
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.76%) Android
6 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.70%) UNIX
7 1 (1.35%) AIX
7 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.35%) webOS
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.27%) Test Automation
3 12 (16.22%) Performance Testing
4 9 (12.16%) Security Testing
4 9 (12.16%) Unit Testing
4 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (12.16%) DevOps
5 8 (10.81%) Test Scripting
5 8 (10.81%) OO
6 7 (9.46%) TDD
6 7 (9.46%) Automation Testing
7 6 (8.11%) Test Strategy
7 6 (8.11%) Scrum
8 5 (6.76%) OOP
8 5 (6.76%) Migration
8 5 (6.76%) Code Coverage
8 5 (6.76%) Web Application Development
8 5 (6.76%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.41%) Software Testing
9 4 (5.41%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) Java
2 19 (25.68%) C#
3 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.86%) SQL
5 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
5 6 (8.11%) VBScript
5 6 (8.11%) VB
6 4 (5.41%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.70%) Ruby
7 2 (2.70%) XPath
7 2 (2.70%) C++
8 1 (1.35%) PHP
8 1 (1.35%) C
8 1 (1.35%) Python
8 1 (1.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) ISEB
2 6 (8.11%) Degree
3 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (5.41%) CCEA
4 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.68%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) XenApp
1 6 (8.11%) vSphere
1 6 (8.11%) Terminal Services
1 6 (8.11%) VMware ESX
1 6 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.76%) Docker
3 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) EdgeSight
1 6 (8.11%) SCCM
2 5 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (4.05%) Puppet
3 3 (4.05%) Vagrant
3 3 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.05%) Ansible
3 3 (4.05%) Salt
4 1 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) CheckPoint
2 6 (8.11%) VMware
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle
2 6 (8.11%) Citrix
2 6 (8.11%) NetApp
3 3 (4.05%) HP
4 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.35%) Apple
5 1 (1.35%) Adobe
5 1 (1.35%) KANA
5 1 (1.35%) FatWire
5 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.35%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.35%) Zend
5 1 (1.35%) SOASTA, Inc
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Spencer Rose
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