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 1 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 349 353 366
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 52 59 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.34% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 20
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£425 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £263 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -30.55%
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
17301 17602 17062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.55% 78.17% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12225 12631 11743
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
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 245 226 262
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £50.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%

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 1 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 1 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
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 -3 14 £450 +16.12% 4
Uxbridge - 1 - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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 31 (40.79%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (30.26%) Selenium
2 23 (30.26%) Java
3 22 (28.95%) .NET
3 22 (28.95%) Test Automation
4 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
5 17 (22.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (22.37%) SDLC
6 16 (21.05%) Automated Testing
7 15 (19.74%) QA
7 15 (19.74%) Windows
7 15 (19.74%) Finance
8 14 (18.42%) Regression Testing
8 14 (18.42%) Cucumber
9 13 (17.11%) Linux
10 12 (15.79%) IIS
10 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 12 (15.79%) BDD
10 12 (15.79%) Performance Testing
10 12 (15.79%) Test Scripting
10 12 (15.79%) JIRA
10 12 (15.79%) TDD
11 11 (14.47%) Security Testing
11 11 (14.47%) RESTful
11 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
11 11 (14.47%) JMeter
11 11 (14.47%) Middleware
11 11 (14.47%) Project Management
12 10 (13.16%) C#
12 10 (13.16%) SQL

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (15.79%) IIS
2 8 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (10.53%) Apache
3 4 (5.26%) CMS
3 4 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.95%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.63%) JBoss
5 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.32%) WordPress
6 1 (1.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (10.53%) RMDS
2 1 (1.32%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) BIG-IP
2 7 (9.21%) HTTP
3 4 (5.26%) Internet
4 3 (3.95%) NetScaler
4 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.95%) DNS
4 3 (3.95%) DHCP
5 2 (2.63%) AMQP
5 2 (2.63%) Network Security
5 2 (2.63%) Firewall
5 2 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (30.26%) Selenium
2 14 (18.42%) Cucumber
3 12 (15.79%) JIRA
4 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
4 11 (14.47%) JMeter
5 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
6 8 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 8 (10.53%) Introscope
6 8 (10.53%) SpecFlow
7 6 (7.89%) WATIR
7 6 (7.89%) LoadRunner
7 6 (7.89%) Jasmine
7 6 (7.89%) Capybara
7 6 (7.89%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (5.26%) Rational Rose
8 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.95%) MSTest
10 2 (2.63%) Hudson
10 2 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Publishing
2 3 (3.95%) Games
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Advertising
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (14.47%) Developer
2 8 (10.53%) Applications Support Engineer
2 8 (10.53%) Tester
2 8 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 8 (10.53%) Applications Support
3 7 (9.21%) Analyst
4 6 (7.89%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Test Manager
5 5 (6.58%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.58%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) .NET Applications Developer
6 4 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Applications Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.95%) C# Web Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Web Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) QA Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) .NET
2 11 (14.47%) RESTful
2 11 (14.47%) Middleware
3 10 (13.16%) Web Services
4 8 (10.53%) Java EE
5 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET
6 5 (6.58%) XML
6 5 (6.58%) HTML
7 4 (5.26%) HTML5
7 4 (5.26%) WCF
7 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.26%) WinForms
7 4 (5.26%) CSS
8 3 (3.95%) CSS3
8 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.63%) Ajax
9 2 (2.63%) XMPP
9 2 (2.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Client/Server
2 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.95%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.95%) Handset
4 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) NHS
5 2 (2.63%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.63%) User Experience
5 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Linked Data
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.32%) Wiki
6 1 (1.32%) Life Science
6 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.32%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 13 (17.11%) Linux
3 9 (11.84%) UNIX
4 5 (6.58%) Android
4 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.95%) webOS
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.95%) Test Automation
3 17 (22.37%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (22.37%) SDLC
4 16 (21.05%) Automated Testing
5 14 (18.42%) Regression Testing
6 12 (15.79%) BDD
6 12 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 12 (15.79%) TDD
7 11 (14.47%) Security Testing
7 11 (14.47%) Project Management
8 9 (11.84%) DevOps
8 9 (11.84%) Scrum
8 9 (11.84%) Open Source
8 9 (11.84%) Load Balancing
9 8 (10.53%) Problem Management
9 8 (10.53%) Release Management
9 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 8 (10.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.26%) Java
2 10 (13.16%) C#
2 10 (13.16%) SQL
3 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.26%) VB
4 3 (3.95%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.95%) VBScript
4 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (1.32%) PHP
6 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.26%) ISEB
4 2 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.63%) CCEE
5 1 (1.32%) CCIA
5 1 (1.32%) MCSE
5 1 (1.32%) CCEA
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.74%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) GMP
3 1 (1.32%) GxP
3 1 (1.32%) GAMP
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) XenApp
3 2 (2.63%) vSphere
3 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.63%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.32%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (3.95%) Ansible
2 3 (3.95%) EdgeSight
2 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.95%) Puppet
3 2 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (1.32%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.32%) Salt
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.32%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.32%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.84%) Oracle
3 8 (10.53%) F5
4 4 (5.26%) Citrix
5 3 (3.95%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.63%) Google
6 2 (2.63%) VMware
6 2 (2.63%) IBM
6 2 (2.63%) HP
6 2 (2.63%) ForgeRock
6 2 (2.63%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.32%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.32%) NetApp
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.32%) EMC
7 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.32%) Wyse
7 1 (1.32%) AppSense
7 1 (1.32%) Terracotta
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