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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 381 368 368
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 34 51 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 17
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£375 £381 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.75 -
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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
19127 19366 18283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.42% 77.63% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13869 13562 12477
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 230 314
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.63 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.73% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +14 9 £450 +10.42% 4
Ealing - 1 £250 - 2
Sidcup - - - -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 36 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (38.82%) Java
3 30 (35.29%) C#
3 30 (35.29%) Web Services
4 27 (31.76%) Selenium
5 24 (28.24%) QA
5 24 (28.24%) .NET
6 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
6 18 (21.18%) OO
7 17 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 16 (18.82%) Linux
9 15 (17.65%) Finance
9 15 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 14 (16.47%) Security Testing
10 14 (16.47%) Unit Testing
10 14 (16.47%) HTML
10 14 (16.47%) LoadRunner
11 13 (15.29%) Windows
11 13 (15.29%) Performance Testing
12 12 (14.12%) Degree
12 12 (14.12%) Visual Studio
12 12 (14.12%) SQL
12 12 (14.12%) NUnit
13 11 (12.94%) DevOps
14 10 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
14 10 (11.76%) JUnit
14 10 (11.76%) XML
14 10 (11.76%) OOP

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 7 (8.24%) IIS
2 6 (7.06%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (7.06%) Node.js
3 4 (4.71%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.18%) Confluence
4 1 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 5 (5.88%) DNS
1 5 (5.88%) SAN
1 5 (5.88%) Firewall
1 5 (5.88%) Network Security
1 5 (5.88%) NetScaler
1 5 (5.88%) DHCP
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
3 1 (1.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) MySQL
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (31.76%) Selenium
2 14 (16.47%) LoadRunner
3 12 (14.12%) Visual Studio
3 12 (14.12%) NUnit
4 10 (11.76%) JUnit
4 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 9 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (10.59%) JMeter
6 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
7 6 (7.06%) Rational Rose
7 6 (7.06%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (5.88%) MSI
8 5 (5.88%) JIRA
8 5 (5.88%) TestComplete
8 5 (5.88%) WebDriver
8 5 (5.88%) Mocha
9 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (3.53%) Jasmine
9 3 (3.53%) Capybara
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Games
3 2 (2.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (31.76%) Developer
2 15 (17.65%) Tester
3 8 (9.41%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.24%) C# Developer
4 7 (8.24%) Analyst
4 7 (8.24%) Performance Tester
4 7 (8.24%) QA Leader
5 6 (7.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.53%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (35.29%) Web Services
2 24 (28.24%) .NET
3 14 (16.47%) HTML
4 10 (11.76%) XML
5 8 (9.41%) .NET Framework
6 7 (8.24%) WinForms
7 6 (7.06%) SOAP
7 6 (7.06%) REST
7 6 (7.06%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.88%) WCF
9 4 (4.71%) Spring
9 4 (4.71%) Hibernate
10 3 (3.53%) JSON
11 2 (2.35%) HTML5
11 2 (2.35%) CSS
11 2 (2.35%) Middleware
12 1 (1.18%) Oracle ADF
12 1 (1.18%) DHTML
12 1 (1.18%) J2EE
12 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Client/Server
1 9 (10.59%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.06%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.88%) User Experience
4 5 (5.88%) Open Source
5 3 (3.53%) NHS
6 2 (2.35%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.18%) Online Games
7 1 (1.18%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.18%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Linux
2 13 (15.29%) Windows
3 8 (9.41%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.35%) Android
7 1 (1.18%) AIX
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.18%) OO
3 15 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 14 (16.47%) Security Testing
4 14 (16.47%) Unit Testing
5 13 (15.29%) Performance Testing
6 11 (12.94%) DevOps
7 10 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (11.76%) OOP
8 9 (10.59%) Code Coverage
9 8 (9.41%) Stress Testing
9 8 (9.41%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.24%) Test Strategy
10 7 (8.24%) Integration Testing
10 7 (8.24%) Software Testing
10 7 (8.24%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (8.24%) UML
10 7 (8.24%) OOD
10 7 (8.24%) Scrum
11 6 (7.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.82%) Java
2 30 (35.29%) C#
3 17 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (14.12%) SQL
5 7 (8.24%) VB.NET
6 6 (7.06%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.88%) VBScript
7 5 (5.88%) VB
8 3 (3.53%) Ruby
9 2 (2.35%) C++
9 2 (2.35%) PHP
10 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.18%) RPG
10 1 (1.18%) C
10 1 (1.18%) Python
10 1 (1.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (14.12%) Degree
2 9 (10.59%) ISEB
3 4 (4.71%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (4.71%) CCEA
3 4 (4.71%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.24%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.88%) Terminal Services
1 5 (5.88%) VMware ESX
1 5 (5.88%) XenApp
1 5 (5.88%) vSphere
1 5 (5.88%) Docker
2 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.88%) SCCM
3 4 (4.71%) Puppet
3 4 (4.71%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.71%) Ansible
3 4 (4.71%) Salt
4 1 (1.18%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.06%) Citrix
3 5 (5.88%) NetApp
3 5 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 5 (5.88%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) VMware
4 4 (4.71%) HP
5 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.18%) FatWire
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe
6 1 (1.18%) KANA
6 1 (1.18%) Zend
6 1 (1.18%) Atlassian
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