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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 369 374 358
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 44 55 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 14
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£355 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £227 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £544 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.75 -
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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
18791 19557 19479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.57% 77.01% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13104 13695 13102
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 236 364
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +27 14 £400 -5.88% 4
Ealing - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (34.95%) Web Services
2 28 (27.18%) C#
3 27 (26.21%) Java
3 27 (26.21%) QA
3 27 (26.21%) Selenium
4 26 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (25.24%) SQL Server
5 25 (24.27%) ISEB
6 23 (22.33%) .NET
6 23 (22.33%) Performance Testing
7 22 (21.36%) Degree
8 21 (20.39%) DevOps
9 20 (19.42%) Security Testing
10 19 (18.45%) OO
11 18 (17.48%) Finance
12 17 (16.50%) LoadRunner
12 17 (16.50%) SQL
12 17 (16.50%) Linux
12 17 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (15.53%) Unit Testing
13 16 (15.53%) HTML
13 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
14 15 (14.56%) Test Scripting
14 15 (14.56%) Stress Testing
14 15 (14.56%) Computer Science
15 14 (13.59%) Automated Testing
16 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
16 13 (12.62%) Test Automation
17 12 (11.65%) Relational Database
17 12 (11.65%) XML

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (7.77%) IIS
2 6 (5.83%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (5.83%) Node.js
2 6 (5.83%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.88%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.94%) GitHub
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.74%) Internet
2 4 (3.88%) Firewall
2 4 (3.88%) Network Security
2 4 (3.88%) NetScaler
2 4 (3.88%) DHCP
2 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.88%) DNS
2 4 (3.88%) SAN
3 2 (1.94%) HTTP
4 1 (0.97%) VPN
4 1 (0.97%) LDAP
4 1 (0.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.65%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.80%) MySQL
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.88%) SAP BW
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (26.21%) Selenium
2 17 (16.50%) LoadRunner
3 10 (9.71%) NUnit
3 10 (9.71%) JUnit
3 10 (9.71%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.71%) SoapUI
4 9 (8.74%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.74%) Visual Studio
4 9 (8.74%) JMeter
5 8 (7.77%) Rational Performance Tester
5 8 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (6.80%) Rational Rose
7 6 (5.83%) Cucumber
7 6 (5.83%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (4.85%) Capybara
8 5 (4.85%) Mocha
9 4 (3.88%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.88%) MSI
10 3 (2.91%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (17.48%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Retail
2 9 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Billing
4 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (26.21%) Developer
2 26 (25.24%) Tester
3 16 (15.53%) Performance Tester
4 10 (9.71%) Analyst
4 10 (9.71%) Test Leader
5 9 (8.74%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.77%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.80%) Test Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Consultant
11 3 (2.91%) Quality Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Test Manager
11 3 (2.91%) Test Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.91%) QA Tester
11 3 (2.91%) SAP Tester
11 3 (2.91%) QA Leader
11 3 (2.91%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (34.95%) Web Services
2 23 (22.33%) .NET
3 16 (15.53%) HTML
4 12 (11.65%) XML
5 9 (8.74%) .NET Framework
6 8 (7.77%) WinForms
7 6 (5.83%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.88%) Spring
9 3 (2.91%) JSON
9 3 (2.91%) SOAP
9 3 (2.91%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.91%) RESTful
10 2 (1.94%) HTML5
10 2 (1.94%) REST
10 2 (1.94%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.94%) CSS
10 2 (1.94%) WCF
10 2 (1.94%) Middleware
11 1 (0.97%) Oracle ADF
11 1 (0.97%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.56%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.71%) Client/Server
3 9 (8.74%) Mobile App
4 8 (7.77%) Social Network
4 8 (7.77%) Open Source
5 6 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.91%) NHS
7 1 (0.97%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.50%) Linux
2 11 (10.68%) Windows
3 9 (8.74%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.94%) Android
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.33%) Performance Testing
3 21 (20.39%) DevOps
4 20 (19.42%) Security Testing
5 19 (18.45%) OO
6 17 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (15.53%) Unit Testing
8 15 (14.56%) Stress Testing
8 15 (14.56%) Test Scripting
9 14 (13.59%) Automated Testing
10 13 (12.62%) Test Automation
11 12 (11.65%) E-Commerce
12 10 (9.71%) OOP
13 9 (8.74%) Code Coverage
13 9 (8.74%) Quality Management
13 9 (8.74%) Test Planning
14 8 (7.77%) UML
14 8 (7.77%) OOD
14 8 (7.77%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (7.77%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.18%) C#
2 27 (26.21%) Java
3 17 (16.50%) SQL
4 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.80%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.85%) Ruby
6 5 (4.85%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.88%) VBScript
7 4 (3.88%) VB
8 3 (2.91%) PHP
9 2 (1.94%) ABAP
9 2 (1.94%) RPG
10 1 (0.97%) Python
10 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.97%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (24.27%) ISEB
2 22 (21.36%) Degree
3 11 (10.68%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.88%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (3.88%) CCEA
6 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (26.21%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.85%) Docker
2 4 (3.88%) XenApp
2 4 (3.88%) vSphere
2 4 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.88%) Terminal Services
2 4 (3.88%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Puppet
1 6 (5.83%) Vagrant
1 6 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (5.83%) Ansible
1 6 (5.83%) Salt
2 4 (3.88%) SCCM
2 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.97%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.97%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.71%) HP
3 8 (7.77%) hybris
4 5 (4.85%) Citrix
4 5 (4.85%) Oracle
5 4 (3.88%) SAP
5 4 (3.88%) NetApp
5 4 (3.88%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.88%) VMware
6 3 (2.91%) SOASTA, Inc
6 3 (2.91%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.94%) Zend
8 1 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.97%) KANA
8 1 (0.97%) FatWire
8 1 (0.97%) Adobe
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago