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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 372 369 347
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -22
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 23 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 13
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£403 £343 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.51% -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £210 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £447 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+35.41% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
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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
16763 17241 15433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.81% 78.54% 76.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11902 11791 10831
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 239 249
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.56 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.98% +11.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £70.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 March 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 March 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
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 1 £425 +47.82% 8
Ealing - - - -
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England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) Java
3 16 (30.77%) Selenium
4 15 (28.85%) JMeter
5 13 (25.00%) Windows
5 13 (25.00%) LoadRunner
5 13 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 12 (23.08%) Linux
7 11 (21.15%) .NET
7 11 (21.15%) QA
8 10 (19.23%) Test Automation
8 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
9 9 (17.31%) SQL
10 8 (15.38%) TDD
10 8 (15.38%) Oracle
10 8 (15.38%) Web Services
11 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
11 7 (13.46%) E-Commerce
11 7 (13.46%) UNIX
11 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
11 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (13.46%) REST
12 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
12 6 (11.54%) Mobile App
12 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
12 6 (11.54%) Scrum
12 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
12 6 (11.54%) Middleware
12 6 (11.54%) Visual Studio
13 5 (9.62%) SOAP

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5 (9.62%) IIS
1 5 (9.62%) Apache
1 5 (9.62%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (9.62%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.77%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (5.77%) CMS
3 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.92%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) BIG-IP
2 4 (7.69%) Network Security
2 4 (7.69%) DHCP
2 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.69%) DNS
2 4 (7.69%) Firewall
3 3 (5.77%) NetScaler
3 3 (5.77%) SAN
4 2 (3.85%) AMQP
5 1 (1.92%) GPRS
5 1 (1.92%) GSM
5 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (30.77%) Selenium
2 15 (28.85%) JMeter
3 13 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 6 (11.54%) Visual Studio
5 5 (9.62%) Introscope
5 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 4 (7.69%) WebLOAD
6 4 (7.69%) JIRA
7 3 (5.77%) Subversion
7 3 (5.77%) MSI
7 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
7 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.77%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (3.85%) YouTrack
8 2 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
1 5 (9.62%) Games
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Tester
2 7 (13.46%) Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Test Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Applications Support
4 5 (9.62%) Applications Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.69%) QA Leader
5 4 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.77%) Performance Test Leader
6 3 (5.77%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Performance Tester
7 2 (3.85%) Manual Tester
7 2 (3.85%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) Web Services
3 7 (13.46%) REST
4 6 (11.54%) Middleware
5 5 (9.62%) SOAP
5 5 (9.62%) Java EE
6 3 (5.77%) WCF
7 2 (3.85%) JSON
7 2 (3.85%) XMPP
7 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.85%) Spring
7 2 (3.85%) XML
7 2 (3.85%) XSD
7 2 (3.85%) XSLT
7 2 (3.85%) J2ME
7 2 (3.85%) JMS
8 1 (1.92%) WAP
8 1 (1.92%) Ajax
8 1 (1.92%) J2EE
8 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.62%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Handset
4 3 (5.77%) User Experience
5 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.85%) Online Games
5 2 (3.85%) Video on Demand
5 2 (3.85%) NHS
6 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.92%) iPad
6 1 (1.92%) iPhone
6 1 (1.92%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) Linux
3 7 (13.46%) UNIX
4 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
5 5 (9.62%) Android
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.77%) webOS
8 1 (1.92%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 10 (19.23%) Test Automation
4 8 (15.38%) TDD
5 7 (13.46%) E-Commerce
5 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
5 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
6 6 (11.54%) Scrum
7 5 (9.62%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.62%) ITIL
7 5 (9.62%) Project Management
7 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
7 5 (9.62%) Security Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Release Management
7 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.62%) BDD
7 5 (9.62%) Capacity Management
7 5 (9.62%) User Stories
7 5 (9.62%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) Java
2 9 (17.31%) SQL
3 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.69%) VBScript
4 4 (7.69%) VB
4 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.77%) C#
6 2 (3.85%) XPath
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) ISEB
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) CCEE
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 4 (7.69%) XenApp
1 4 (7.69%) vSphere
2 3 (5.77%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) Docker
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (7.69%) EdgeSight
2 4 (7.69%) SCCM
3 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.92%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.92%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Oracle
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.62%) F5
4 4 (7.69%) VMware
4 4 (7.69%) Citrix
5 3 (5.77%) NetApp
5 3 (5.77%) HP
5 3 (5.77%) Sitecore
5 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.92%) Apple
7 1 (1.92%) Terracotta
7 1 (1.92%) SOASTA, Inc
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McGregor Boyall
Posted: 13 hours ago